Cat to Provide Extended Service Coverage For '07 Truck Engines

Posted on November 22, 2006

Caterpillar said it will offer a special coverage program on all 2007-model Cat engines with its ACERT technology delivered to end-users in the U.S. or Canada during the first half of 2007 for commercial on-highway service.

“Many fleets have told us that they're concerned about the technology changes that all the engine manufacturers are making in their 2007 engines,” said George Taylor, director and general manager of Caterpillar On-Highway Engine Business. “Cat has nearly 12 million test miles on our 2007 pre-production engines. We want to share that confidence with users who are undecided on their engine purchases. So we are offering free extended service coverage and our on-time promise on every 2007-model Cat engine.”

The new program, called Caterpillar Pure Confidence, includes extended service coverage (ESC) and the Cat On-Time Promise. ESC offers full parts and labor coverage on covered engine and emission components for three years/300,000 miles on all C9, C13 and C15 engines and three years/150,000 miles on all C7 engines. To receive this coverage, these engines must be purchased and delivered between January 1, 2007 and June 30, 2007. Additionally, Cat said if a 2007-model Cat engine requires repairs that will keep it sidelined for more than 24 hours during 2007, Cat will reimburse the user for a rental vehicle to get the load to the destination on time.