Cat engines offered for glider kit trucks
Sep 12, 2012 11:09 AM
A factory remanufactured Caterpillar engine allows those with older trucks the option of new truck engine warranty rather than limited overhaul warranty coverage.
A glider kit truck allows a pre-emission engine to be installed in a current production chassis. Caterpillar 1999 EPA certified C-15 and C-16 Cat engines donít require DPF or SCR integration unless the vehicle is operated in geographical areas that have mandated all trucks meet certain EPA standards. The benefit of the 1999 EPA Caterpillar OEM re-man engine is that the operator can typically count on fuel economy, performance, and reliability as well as some less tangible benefits. Since the glider kit truck is covered under new truck warranty from the respective manufacturer, it only makes sense to install an engine that has similar engine warranty.
All Caterpillar factory re-man engines qualify for a new truck engine warranty that covers the engine from flywheel to front cover. Depending on the specific CAT engine, the standard base warranty can range from 24 to 36 months or 100,000 to unlimited miles. All Caterpillar factory re-man engines have the option to add an ESC Plus warranty that can extend that coverage out to 60 months or 500,000 miles to include the turbo, water pump, and injectors. The base warranty typically covers parts and labor as well as towing to the nearest authorized repair facility, while the Cat ESC warranties cover parts and Labor.
In addition to offering the OEM re-man engine assembly, Kustom Truck offers various engine upfit kits (ie, chassis installation brackets, fan hubs, ECM programming, and harnessing options) that can be specified with the purchase of the engine. This ensures that the customer receives an engine assembly that is ready to drop into the chassis for correct fitment as well as being electronically compatible with the chassis that the engine is installed in.
Kustom Truck also can provide the electronic interface between the engine and chassis. Paccar glider kit trucks (Peterbilt and Kenworth) typically do not provide engine control packages for current production engines with the glider kit. Kustom Truck has designed and offers an OEM engine control harness that connects the firewall connector to OEM connector on the Cat engine for any 99 - 2007 EPA Caterpillar engine with Adam 3 or Adam 4 electronics including feeds for the a/c high pressure switch, fan solenoid, vehicle speed sensor, main power and ground to starter, clutch switch and low coolant level sensor.
For more information, visit www.kustomtruck.com/ or call 888-564-8890.
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