PEORIA, IL - Caterpillar (Cat) is proud to announce the introduction of Precious Metals In-frame Overhaul Kits for on-highway engines -- for cost-effective, simple-to-order pre-packaged engine overhaul options that are backed with Cat warranties, no matter who does the work. The in-frame overhaul kits are initially available for 3406E, C-15, and C-16 engine models; with development work of in-frame overhaul kits for additional sales models already underway.

Precious Metals In-frame Overhaul Kits are engineered to deliver a reliable and high-quality rebuild that meets Caterpillar's recommended overhaul practices. They include all parts necessary for a variety of repair options, from a basic repair to a complete in-frame overhaul. Kits can be purchased over-the-counter at any authorized Cat dealer location and come with a factory-backed, one-year parts warranty, covering Cat parts needed to correct the failure -- including Cat parts damaged by the failure -- and labor needed to correct the failure at an authorized Cat dealer. In addition to the standard one-year warranty, Extended Service Coverage for these kits is also available for up to four years, with no mileage or hour limitations-so customers in all vocations and applications can benefit.

According to George Taylor, general manager of Caterpillar Global On-Highway, "This offering is significant in that it's really going to help our customers extend the life of their Cat engine in the way that meets their needs and application. Previously, technicians or parts personnel would have to list and order each individual part for an overhaul. For convenience, we've packaged it, and we've improved the pricing. It's a great value for our customers. It also demonstrates Caterpillar's commitment to support on-highway engine customers into the future."

In addition to being engineered to deliver a reliable and high-quality rebuild, these self-contained kits offer:

  • Improved pricing
  • Pre-packaged genuine Cat parts for customer convenience
  • Ease of ordering and handling
  • Minimized selection errors

Precious Metals In-frame Overhaul Kits come in four levels: bronze, silver, gold and platinum. Every level includes the added value that customers have come to expect from Caterpillar, such as:

  • High-efficiency Cat oil and fuel filters
  • Exhaust manifold sleeves
  • Exhaust manifold studs
  • Thermostats
  • New hold-down bolts and O-ring seals for fuel injectors
  • All necessary upper- and lower-level seals and gaskets

Cat engine components work together as a complete system -- every component is engineered to exacting Cat specifications and manufactured with the latest engineering upgrades, quality materials and controlled manufacturing processes. And because every component meets Caterpillar quality standards, they're covered with a full Cat parts warranty. All kits cover specific on-highway, heavy-duty Cat engines.

For more than 80 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making progress possible and driving positive and sustainable change on every continent. With 2008 sales and revenues of $51.324 billion, Caterpillar is the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, and industrial gas turbines. The company also is a leading services provider through Caterpillar Financial Services, Caterpillar Remanufacturing Services, Caterpillar Logistics Services and Progress Rail Services. More information is available at