Caterpillar will offer its dynamic gas blending retrofit kit for the Cat 785C Mining Truck. Cat Dynamic Gas Blending (DGB) technology allows engines to run on both diesel and LNG, while lowering fuel costs and maintaining power and performance.
“We’ve recently completed validation of the retrofit kit on the 785C Mining Truck with excellent results,” said Steve Igoe, commercial manager for Caterpillar’s Gas Engine Business. “The kit will allow customers to reduce fuel costs significantly by using LNG. Natural gas and LNG offer both economic and environmental benefits to the mining industry.”
The 785C Retrofit Kit is the first DGB system Caterpillar has offered for mining machines, and it will be available for purchase in January 2018 from the global Cat dealer network. Caterpillar will offer additional DGB systems in the future.
Caterpillar experts shared the innovative technology at the High Horsepower Summit November 6 – 9 in Jacksonville, Florida.