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turfguy87
12-23-2008, 09:35 PM
Is it true that Chevy made or still does make a pickup with an optional CAT engine?

Lakewlc
12-23-2008, 10:21 PM
i heard somthing about that before but i thought it was just the 4500's and bigger but i could be wrong

P.Services
12-23-2008, 10:30 PM
6500's and bigger.

Jerry Lee
12-23-2008, 10:53 PM
its called the kodiac

Jim_Coleman
12-24-2008, 02:26 AM
Sad news for Cat fans...

"Caterpillar officials also announced their company would not supply EPA 2010-compliant engines"

They plan to offer a "Cat branded engine" built by Navistar (International Trucks)

turfguy87
12-24-2008, 10:16 AM
I thought I remembered seeing a Chevy 2500 or a 3500 with a CAT engine.

I remembered hearing that CAT has put their name on other manufacturers' engines in the past. Maybe that's what it was.

Junior M
12-24-2008, 10:31 AM
I thought I remembered seeing a Chevy 2500 or a 3500 with a CAT engine.

I remembered hearing that CAT has put their name on other manufacturers' engines in the past. Maybe that's what it was.
I heard CAT was suppose to put a motor in the Toyota 2500 and 3500's..`

Lawnworks
12-24-2008, 11:21 AM
Sad news for Cat fans...

"Caterpillar officials also announced their company would not supply EPA 2010-compliant engines"

They plan to offer a "Cat branded engine" built by Navistar (International Trucks)

The whole "save the earth" crowd has struck again!

CrystalCreek
12-24-2008, 11:30 AM
I still cant believe the best legendary Diesel engine builder is packing it in. D*mn Tree hugging environmentalist. They F%^KED UP DIESELS so bad that they now burn more fuel then gas counterparts. Yeah, that's good for mother earth. I will say that my buddy has a Peterbuit 397, with an ACERT 15, or 18? I cant remember. But when that engine starts, it gives me a special little feeling. I know, I'm in therapy for OCD. " Obsessive Caterpillar Disorder";)

Junior M
12-24-2008, 11:37 AM
I still cant believe the best legendary Diesel engine builder is packing it in. D*mn Tree hugging environmentalist. They F%^KED UP DIESELS so bad that they now burn more fuel then gas counterparts. Yeah, that's good for mother earth. I will say that my buddy has a Peterbuit 397, with an ACERT 15, or 18? I cant remember. But when that engine starts, it gives me a special little feeling. I know, I'm in therapy for OCD. " Obsessive Caterpillar Disorder";)
:laugh: :laugh: You got that last part from Ronnie! :laugh:

They really did ruin the diesel. The old 5.9 cummins used to get 20mpg, now your lucky to get 14 out of the new 6.7 cummins.

stuvecorp
12-24-2008, 03:10 PM
[QUOTE=CrystalCreek;2658755]I still cant believe the best legendary Diesel engine builder is packing it in.QUOTE]

I wouldn't agree with that.

nosparkplugs
12-24-2008, 04:53 PM
Caterpillar is far from "packing it in" their simply not going to continue to build on-road diesel engines, For the north american market starting in 2010, most likely it's going to be a very smart move for Cat, but sad for the consumer; their very particular about protecting the Caterpillar name, and meeting the 2010 EPA Teir IV on road diesel requirements is very costly for any diesel engine manufacture even Caterpillar. Any "hick-up's" in their 210 on road diesel engines would surely not be good for business.

Detroit Diesel has invested billions on the R & D for their new DD15, and they have several patents on this engine. Caterpillar has chosen not to invest in On-road diesel engine improvement.


http://www.detroitdiesel.com/

Lawnworks
12-24-2008, 05:10 PM
Yup... this is getting down right ridiculous with these damn wackos. I mean what can we do??? we just keep getting shafted again and again. Maybe I will just piss all over the door handle of the next prius w/ a "save the trees" sticker... and leave them a post-it note... but no worries... it is 100% natural!

CrystalCreek
12-24-2008, 05:36 PM
Caterpillar is far from "packing it in" their simply not going to continue to build on-road diesel engines, For the north american market starting in 2010, most likely it's going to be a very smart move for Cat, but sad for the consumer; their very particular about protecting the Caterpillar name, and meeting the 2010 EPA Teir IV on road diesel requirements is very costly for any diesel engine manufacture even Caterpillar. Any "hick-up's" in their 210 on road diesel engines would surely not be good for business.

Detroit Diesel has invested billions on the R & D for their new DD15, and they have several patents on this engine. Caterpillar has chosen not to invest in On-road diesel engine improvement.


http://www.detroitdiesel.com/

Intresting Article. I was aware that Cat wasnt totally packing it in. They are only closing the doors on the on-road division. I really will miss them. When I was working for the power company, all our bucket trucks were cat powered. The thundery crackly of diesels in the morning was deafining. Smoke so thick you could cut it with a knife. Kind of explains why I'm so screwed up.;) I LOVE THE SMELL OF DIESEL IN THE MORNING, SMELLS LIKE VICTORY!!

nosparkplugs
12-24-2008, 05:45 PM
Caterpillar purchased the Ownership shares in Perkins Diesel, their already 2010 EPA compliant. Caterpillar will be making a profit on Perkins on-road & off-road diesels.
Perk-A-Pillers. "If you can't beat them buy them"

Jerry Lee
12-24-2008, 08:31 PM
I thought I remembered seeing a Chevy 2500 or a 3500 with a CAT engine.

I remembered hearing that CAT has put their name on other manufacturers' engines in the past. Maybe that's what it was.
CAT makes a C7 7.2L motor that i suppose could fit in the 2500 or 3500 if u do enough modifications:laugh:.

turfguy87
12-24-2008, 08:33 PM
I'm talking factory options. Could it have been a Perkins labeled as a CAT?

Jerry Lee
12-24-2008, 08:46 PM
I'm talking factory options. Could it have been a Perkins labeled as a CAT?

ive never personally heard that. so i dont know.

IA_James
12-24-2008, 09:22 PM
More likely somebody just sticking a Cat badge on a 6.2 truck.

Jerry Lee
12-24-2008, 09:31 PM
More likely somebody just sticking a Cat badge on a 6.2 truck.

haha:laugh: all show:cool2:, and no go

Junior M
12-24-2008, 09:35 PM
haha:laugh: all show:cool2:, and no go
:laugh:, like every other duramax! :laugh: :laugh:

Jerry Lee
12-24-2008, 10:11 PM
:laugh:, like every other duramax! :laugh: :laugh:

i guess. but a Duramax is a 6.6

Junior M
12-24-2008, 10:19 PM
i guess. but a Duramax is a 6.6
I was being sarcastic...

Jerry Lee
12-24-2008, 10:50 PM
I was being sarcastic...

oh, ok lol, u had me goin there

FIRESCOOBY
12-24-2008, 11:52 PM
I'm talking factory options. Could it have been a Perkins labeled as a CAT?

Never been a Caterpillar engine in any 3/4 or 1 ton truck from factory.

BIGBEN2004
12-25-2008, 08:36 AM
Not from factory but I have seen a detroit and a cat in different trucks but they were custom done by the owner. I know the Cat dealer said they might use Detroit for the engines in their large track loaders like the 953,963,973 lineup. But if you live west of the Mississippi then you wouldn't care since track loaders are not very common west of the east coast.

IA_James
12-25-2008, 10:26 AM
I've seen Detroit conversions, the 4-53 makes a pretty good lite truck engine. The Cat is generally too heavy I think.

stroker51
12-25-2008, 08:03 PM
Not from factory but I have seen a detroit and a cat in different trucks but they were custom done by the owner. I know the Cat dealer said they might use Detroit for the engines in their large track loaders like the 953,963,973 lineup. But if you live west of the Mississippi then you wouldn't care since track loaders are not very common west of the east coast.

Um, not so sure about that. Every excavating company around here (northeast kansas) has at least one of the machines you mentioned. Those units are everywhere.

Junior M
12-25-2008, 08:37 PM
Um, not so sure about that. Every excavating company around here (northeast kansas) has at least one of the machines you mentioned. Those units are everywhere.
Keywords in what Ben posted, "Not very common" So they are there, just not as common as here on the east coast...

Jerry Lee
12-25-2008, 08:55 PM
Not from factory but I have seen a detroit and a cat in different trucks but they were custom done by the owner. I know the Cat dealer said they might use Detroit for the engines in their large track loaders like the 953,963,973 lineup. But if you live west of the Mississippi then you wouldn't care since track loaders are not very common west of the east coast.

i havent noticed that.. so why would there be more tracked skid steers east of the mississippi?

stroker51
12-26-2008, 02:41 PM
Unless I missed something, we're talking large track loaders, like basement diggers, not skid steers. They must be everywhere on the east coast then, the guys here have them so they have a one for almost all machine. Dig basements, ponds, clear brush, load trucks, whatever.