Engines — Elizabeth
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2004 Engines Preview
|Diesel Gensets: Caterpillar|
Caterpillar’s latest release is a two-part marine genset series. The introduction of this line, says Cat, will provide its customers with a more comprehensive power offering, enabling them to enjoy the benefit of dealing with one supplier for both propulsion and auxiliary power.
The Cat C2.2 is the first in the new range. It features a naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine and produces 21.5 kW at 1800 rpm (18 kW at 1500 rpm), yet burns roughly 1.6 gph at that speed. Sound levels are said to be 62 dB-A at 1500 rpm with a hushbox and 78.3 dB-A without (65 is normal conversation).
The second in the line, the C1.5, features a naturally aspirated three-cylinder engine, generates 13.5 kW at 1800 rpm (11 kW at 1500 rpm), and consumes 1.2 gph at 1800 rpm.
Both are available with or without sound enclosures and feature 12-volt electric starting, an air cleaner, water-cooled exhaust, and antivibration mounts. They meet EPA Tier II emissions requirements and come with Cat’s two-year or 2,000-hour parts and labor warranty.
Caterpillar Phone: (309) 578-6298. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This article originally appeared in the December 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.