Caterpillar Launches New Range of Diesel Generator Sets Backed by Comprehensive Global Support

Four years of Extended Service Coverage offered on diesel generator sets in the 6.8 to 220 kVA range

PEORIA, IL – Launching its largest range of electric power products ever, Caterpillar Inc. today announced the introduction of the Cat® 6.8-220kVA Generators, a new series of Cat diesel generator sets for customers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, South America, and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).  Available in 32 model configurations in single-phase and three-phase, this new line of diesel generator sets greatly expands the Caterpillar range of products, providing reliable energy solutions for every kind of business including the telecommunications, commercial and agriculture industries.

The Cat 6.8-220 kVA Generator series offers four years of Extended Service Coverage (ESC) as a standard benefit for standby applications and as an option in prime-powered applications. ESC provides additional protection throughout and beyond the standard warranty period, and it is fully extendable and flexible to meet customers’ ongoing needs for a lifetime of support.

“The new Cat 6.8-220 kVA Generators provide true value to our customers by offering peace of mind with services that support customer up-time.  Additionally, our four-year Extended Service Coverage is flexible to suit customer needs and is also fully extendable, so that the Cat generator set you rely on today can be the same one you trust 20 years from now,” said Neil McDougall, global sales manager for Cat Retail.  “Complemented by expert advice and support from Caterpillar’s worldwide dealer network—from Cat parts through Cat financing solutions—Cat 6.8-220 kVA Generators offer the best value in the marketplace.”

The 6.8-220 kVA generator sets are available in both 50 Hz and 60 Hz-rated models, providing customers with a wide choice of configurations and a variety of options.  A modular design enables owners to easily upgrade to better meet specific needs or local requirements, and a smaller, more compact installation footprint targets lower kVA/ekW nodes, resulting in lower installation costs and less required space.

Powered by market-leading Cat diesel engines, Cat 6.8-220 kVA diesel generator sets deliver excellent fuel efficiency, product life and optimized running time from fuel tanks that provide a minimum of eight hours of performance at 100 percent of the rated load in prime applications.  This allows operations to continue uninterrupted for an entire work shift or for the duration of most utility outages without power loss.

Caterpillar offers a selection of weather-protective and sound-attenuated enclosures for the Cat 6.8-220kVA series, all delivering superior durability, security and convenience.  Engineered, validated and tested in one of Europe’s largest anechoic chambers at Caterpillar’s Larne Engineering Centre of Excellence in Northern Ireland, the enclosures are manufactured with corrosion-resistant galvanized steel components and finished with scratch- and rust-resistant powder-coated paint, along with high-grade thermoplastic components.  Weather resistant and UV stable, these components use innovative materials to provide additional robustness and durability.

Suitable for office and commercial applications, noise absorbent materials assist in making the sound-attenuated generator set enclosures among the quietest on the market. Smart design minimizes noise breakout for sound levels that are typically less than 70 dBA at seven meters.

Caterpillar is a leader in the power generation marketplace with power systems engineered to deliver unmatched durability, reliability and value. The company offers worldwide product support, with parts and service available globally through the Cat authorized service and dealer network. In addition, dealer service technicians are trained to service every aspect of Cat equipment.

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