Caterpillar has developed a full line of EU Stage V industrial engines designed to meet emissions standards while keeping performance high and cost of ownership low. From 2-cylinder 0.5-liter and 8 hp (6 kW) engines to 16-cylinder 78-liter and 2100 hp (1566 kW) offerings — all fully supported by Cat® dealers — the Cat lineup is built around customers’ needs.
“With more than a billion hours of real-world, off-highway experience across our industrial core engine and diesel particulate filter (DPF) technologies, our Stage V focus has not been merely on emission compliance,” said Swapnil Padate, Product Marketing Manager of 9- to 13-liter engines. “We’ve also used this opportunity to upgrade our product lineup in a number of cases – with a focus on delivering value by increasing performance and driving down installation and operating costs.”
The Stage V lineup includes new platforms such as the C2.8 and C3.6 engines — a pair of new, modular 4-cylinder offerings designed to deliver quiet power in a compact, flexible package that reduces installation complexity. Caterpillar also completed a number of platform upgrades to increase power density, such as the C7.1, C9.3B and C13B. The C9.3B engine delivers up to 19% more power and 21% more torque while reducing system weight by 12%.
In other cases, as with the C15 and C18 engines, the technology at Stage IV (U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final) has been directly carried over via recertification to Stage V without any required changes to impact performance or installation. This completely eliminates changeover concerns.
“Beyond addressing performance and package size, we have also turned our attention to lowering operating costs. In each product across our range, we have selected technologies that are focused on minimizing fuel and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) consumption – two key elements that directly contribute to our customers’ bottom line,” Padate said.
“When we talk about productivity, we’re also talking about maximizing uptime, and we deliver that in a number of ways,” Padate stated. Caterpillar Stage V platforms are global and modular, serving lesser-regulated markets with common core engines and controls architecture. This allows global customers to align products, parts, training and service regardless of where the engine is operating. Caterpillar diesel particulate filter (DPF) technologies necessary to meet Stage V are fit for life in products 7 liters and below, and up to 5,000 hours for products between 9 and 18 liters. Beyond that, the new emissions standards are met with a maintenance-free diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) solution.
Lastly, whatever Cat engines they use, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and their customers can rely on the Cat dealer network to provide product support needed out in the field. “There’s nothing more critical than keeping our customers’ machines running, and we’re coming at it from all angles,” Padate added.