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Caterpillar Introduces New XQ45 and XQ60 Rental Diesel Generator Sets with ACERT(R) Technology

Monday, December 29, 2008

PEORIA, IL — Caterpillar Inc. introduces two new mobile diesel rental generator sets, the XQ45 and XQ60, which both feature ACERT® Technology to meet new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions requirements without sacrificing performance. These generator sets are ideal for small business owners and other customers who need prime or standby power support in a complete package.

“The XQ45 and XQ60 are designed with the performance, features and flexibility required to fully meet the needs of the rental market,” said Scott Heppner, Rental Marketing Manager, Caterpillar Electric Power. “Caterpillar is pleased to be the first to offer these sizes of rental packages so that customers can receive world-class service and support, no matter how small the power need.”

Combining maximum performance and ease of use, the XQ45 and XQ60 generator set packages are designed specifically for the rental market. They feature NEMA 1 steel, sound-attenuated, weatherproof enclosures that feature an internally mounted exhaust silencer and corrosion-resistant, rugged construction, including Class H insulation with coastal insulation protection. Security is built in, with lockable access doors to the safety glass control panel viewing window, fuel fill and Cat maintenance-free battery.

Located on a single side, the large doors and access panels to controls also ease usability for renters. The XQ45 and XQ60 feature an analog control panel, providing a simple-to-operate interface with full function instrumentation and safety features. The control panel centralizes gauges for oil pressure, engine temperature, voltage, amperage, frequency, fuel level and battery voltage. Indicators alert customers to low coolant level, low fuel level or fuel leak, low oil pressure, overspeed and emergency shutdown. Safety is further enhanced by three-pole UL/CSA-listed molded case circuit breakers.

Through advanced fuel delivery strategies, air management and highly developed electronic systems, the generator sets’ turbocharged Cat® C4.4 engines with ACERT Technology meet EPA Tier 3 non-road mobile applications emissions regulations without compromising fuel consumption or increasing the weight of the unit. Both the XQ45 and XQ60 feature an ADEMTM A4 engine control module.

The XQ45 is rated at 45 kW (standby)/41 kW (prime) at 60 Hz, while the XQ60 is rated at 60 kW (standby)/53 kW (prime) at 60 Hz. Both generator sets offer switchable voltage output: 480/277 V and 208/120 V at three-phase and 240/120 V at one-phase. The generator sets are Permanent Magnet Excited and feature an R438 voltage regulator.

The XQ45 and XQ60 are both packaged with an integrated single-wall fuel tank and allow for an optional UL-listed double-walled fuel tank base. The tanks hold a minimum of 24 hours’ worth of fuel. These generator sets are soft-mounted to a heavy-duty steel base with lifting points that can be placed on an optional tandem axle trailer.

Caterpillar is helping to lead the power generation marketplace with power systems engineered to deliver unmatched flexibility, expandability, reliability and cost-effectiveness. The company offers worldwide product support, with parts and service available globally through the Caterpillar® service and dealer network. In addition, dealer service technicians are trained to service every aspect of Cat equipment.

For more than 80 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making progress possible and driving positive and sustainable change on every continent. With 2007 sales and revenues of $44.958 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, and industrial gas turbines.

For spec sheets and technical information concerning the XQ45 and XQ60 rental packages, visit or email

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