CHICAGO – Caterpillar Inc.’s first heavy-duty diesel engine with its advanced ACERT combustion and emissions control technology will be a new, mid-range C-9 8.8L model to be in production this coming January, Ward's is told. The C-9 is aimed primarily at construction-equipment (off-highway) use. By spring, production rampup of ACERT-technology heavy truck diesels is planned for the 10.3L to 14.6L range, with 100% ACERT production by October 2003. The new engine technology has been ...

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