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Category Archives: Caterpillar Engines

10 Common Problems With Diesel Engines

By Featured Writer Mike McGlothlin   For the most part, diesel long-blocks are pretty solid, with rigid components like forged-steel crankshafts and connecting rods, mammoth-sized wrist pins, rod bearings, and main bearings, gear-driven accessories, and densely-cast gray-iron blocks proving nearly unbreakable. Sure there are freak instances of dropped valves, bent rods, and cracked blocks, but…
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Top 7 Skid Steers Ever Produced

Skid steers can be seen everywhere, from construction sites to farms and everything in between. Mostly these compact loaders are used for digging, pushing dirt, moving dirt, and much more. The bucket you would usually see attached to one of these can be replaced with a whole range of attachments, most of which will be…
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Top 5 Marine Diesel Engines

1) Cummins 6BT 5.9 The Cummins 6BT 5.9 is a straight-up, solid, reliable engine. With 25 years’ service in commercial marine applications, it is a popular choice for many, for a variety of reasons. The 6BT can be set up with Keel cooling, Heat Exchanged cooling, dry exhaust, wet exhaust, and an array of PTO…
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Top 10 Caterpillar Engines

Everyone has heard of Caterpillar (CAT) engines, whether you’re an engine enthusiast or just an average joe. If you haven’t heard of them, you’ll likely recognize their logo at the very least. Cat or Caterpillar Inc. is a renowned engine manufacturer that has been around since 1925. Cat and their founding fathers have a remarkable…
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