Electro-Motive Diesel Announces New Distribution Channels for its 710 Marine Engine

October 17, 2014 – LaGrange, Illinois – Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. (EMD), a subsidiary of Progress Rail Services Corporation, a Caterpillar company, is proud to announce MaK dealers will add the EMD 710 two-cycle engine to their marine sales portfolio. This expands the MaK dealer engine offerings, while providing EMD customers in South America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East with a local support channel.

“EMD Power Products is excited to announce 11 MaK dealers will now offer sales and support for the EMD 710 marine engine,” said Brian Grinter, director of EMD’s Power Products sales business. “The MaK dealer network has an outstanding reputation for sales and service in the marine industry and is known for its global reach. These 11 dealers will provide service and support for this engine, while making a two-cycle engine readily available for Caterpillar Marine’s already extensive product offerings.”

The EMD 710 engine, a proven legacy with an exciting future

The architecture of the 710 two-cycle engine dates back almost 75 years to the first Series 567 two-cycle engines that powered the U.S. Navy’s fleet of Landing Ship Tank (LST) vessels in World War II. Since World War II, the engine has undergone comprehensive improvements for enhanced performance, reliability, serviceability and cost of ownership.  

“Together with its Series 567 and Series 645 predecessors, the Series 710 engine is built on a legacy of more than 72,000 engines delivered worldwide,” Ginter said. “EMD’s engine model provides the lowest life cycle cost in the 1.4 to 4.0 Kw range,” Grinter continued. “Staying true to the continuous improvement mindset, EMD’s Series 710 two-cycle engine not only meets emissions standards, but also does so with further improvements to fuel and lube oil consumption without consequence to its performance.”

EMD is actively developing products to meet future emissions regulations with a dual-fuel natural gas option in 2014. 

About Electro-Motive Diesel

Founded in 1922, Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc., a subsidiary of Progress Rail Services Corporation, a Caterpillar company, is an original equipment manufacturer of diesel-electric locomotives. With administrative offices in LaGrange, Illinois, and additional manufacturing facilities and business offices around the world, EMD designs, manufactures and sells diesel-electric locomotives for all commercial railroad applications and has sold its products in more than 70 countries worldwide. EMD is the only diesel-electric locomotive manufacturer to have produced more than 72,500 engines and has the largest installed base in both North America and worldwide. In addition to its manufacturing activities, EMD has an extensive aftermarket business offering customers replacement parts, maintenance solutions and a range of value-added services. EMD is also a global provider of diesel engines for marine propulsion, offshore and land-based oil well drilling rigs, and stationary power generation. Additional information may be found at http://progressrail.com/powerproducts.

About Caterpillar

For nearly 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2013 sales and revenues of $55.656 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments - Resource Industries, Construction Industries and Power Systems - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. For more information, visit caterpillar.com. To connect on social media, visit caterpillar.com/social-media.

Contact Information:

Amy Everett

9301 West 55th Street, LaGrange, IL, USA, 60525

1-256-505-6749

aeverett@progressrail.com     

www.progressrail/powerproducts.com