Caterpillar announces Tier 4 Equipment Protection Plan
Plan adds value to Cat® equipment
So confident is Caterpillar about its Tier 4 technology that the company now provides a no-cost, three-year/5,000-hour powertrain protection plan for nearly 40 machine models equipped with Cat® emissions-control systems. The new Equipment Protection Plan (EPP) allows Cat machine owners to reduce risk, control costs and, ultimately, to ensure long-term value for their equipment. The protection plan adds value to Cat machines and permits owners to “work confidently—all day, every day” with assurance of premium protection for premium products.
The EPP covers parts and labor for powertrain-component failures caused by defects in materials or workmanship. The plan includes a broad range of components:
- Basic engine; transmission; torque converter/divider; drive line; differentials; drive axles; final drives
- Hydraulic drive pumps and motors used in hydraulic excavators and in machines with hydrostatic drive or differential steering
- Brake components providing steering for track-type tractors and track-type loaders
- Service-brake components internal to covered powertrain components.
Coverage extends to all applicable machines sold and operated in the United States and Canada, and coverage is transferable to subsequent owners, subject to provisions available from Cat dealers. Although Caterpillar has chosen select models for EPP coverage beginning January 2012, the company reserves the right to add models to the program during 2012. Details are available at www.cat.com/tier4epp.
About the Author
Sharon Holling is the Marketing Administrator for Caterpillar, Inc.