Known worldwide simply as Cat, Caterpillar is a global player in many segments of the heavy mobility market. With 2021 sales and revenue of $51.0 billion, Caterpillar Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, non-urban diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives.

In addition to easily recognizable construction equipment, particularly bulldozers and loaders, Caterpillar is known for its long list of off-road, mining and infrastructure equipment. Perhaps less well known is the engine division, providing power for heavy equipment, trucks, buses and even yachts from many other companies.

Cat is working quickly to provide environmentally positive energy sources, supplying a wide range of low carbon equipment:

  • Caterpillar offers a full range of diesel engines from 11 hp (8.2 kW) up to 2100 hp (1,566 kW) that meet EU Stage V and US EPA Tier 4 Final emissions standards while delivering superior performance and low operating costs.
  • Cat diesel engines can run on renewable liquid fuels and have been compliant with the use of biodiesel and hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) for over a decade. In June, Caterpillar announced that the Cat C-Series engines used to drive Sandvik mobile crushers and screening machines can run on renewable and alternative fuels, including HVO, certified to EN15940 or ASTM D975*.
  • Caterpillar offers an integrated suite of connected solutions which provide exceptional visibility and actionable intelligence to optimize engine performance.
  • Cat’s global dealer network provides a full range of proactive fleet support and services backed by Genuine Cat Parts to maximize efficiency and durability throughout the equipment’s life cycle.

Cat dealers offer a full range of remanufacturing and remanufacturing options that return end-of-life components to as-new condition, reducing waste and minimizing the need for raw materials, energy and water to produce new parts.

Batteries beyond cats

Caterpillar uses proven expertise in a wide range of market segments, applications and new energy technologies—including electric and hydrogen prototypes—to recommend the ideal low-carbon energy solution for equipment owners.

The battery development program showcases Caterpillar’s versatile technology portfolio and application expertise to help OEMs and third-party equipment owners meet low carbon goals. As part of the company’s corporate strategy to support customers during the energy transition to a lower-carbon future, Caterpillar has developed a range of 48-volt, 300-volt and 600-volt batteries for the off-highway industry. The program initially focused on battery solutions for equipment used primarily in industrial applications.

The battery range uses lithium-ion technology and features modular design to optimize performance and packaging. Furthermore, they are designed with sustainability in mind throughout their life cycle, with the potential for end-of-life reuse and recycling. And the program is not limited to batteries. The development program also includes inverters, motors, electronic controls, digital services and other critical technologies to deliver the performance, reliability, durability, maintainability and long-term value needed by equipment buyers operating in harsh work environments.

Caterpillar has committed that 100% of its new products by 2030 will be more sustainable than the previous generation, which is reflected in Caterpillar’s range of industrial energy solutions and integrated services fine-tuned for owners of third-party powered equipment of engines Cat.

*Fuels must meet the specifications and characteristics described on to be used in Cat engines and reduce the risk of downtime.

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