Learn More About the Industries Caterpillar Engines Are Used In

Diesel Engine Company

If you have ever worked with our family owned company, you know that we have been in business for over 65 years. This is something that we pride on and as the years go on we still continue to grow with the changes in the industry. With our knowledge and experience, we help guide our customers in choosing the right diesel engine for their needs and an engine that will provide the most benefits.

We offer Diesel Engines to customers all over the US and nationally as well. With our company, you work directly with the staff at Young and Sons. We are your one stop shop for diesel engines, diesel engine parts and we also have a machine shop onsite.

One of our most popular brands that we sell is Caterpillar Diesel Engines. Caterpillar Engines can be used in a variety of vehicles and equipment.


  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Demolition and Scrap Recycling
  • Electric Power Generation
  • Forestry
  • Government and Defense
  • Government/Local and State
  • Industrial Power
  • Landscaping

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  • Marine
  • Material Handling
  • Mining
  • OEM solutions
  • Oil and Gas
  • Quarry, Aggregates and Cement
  • Railway Power
  • Technology and Solutions
  • Waste


Caterpillar Engine Industries

With all of the industries, we are sure to have a diesel engine to fit your needs. Here are some key highlights for each industry.

Agriculture – CAT engines helps agriculture producers such as farmers and ranchers improve their productivity. They provide more efficient ways to assist in their day-to-day operations.

Construction – Offering a variety of heavy equipment engines, these engine types lower your over head cost, expands your working capacity, increase efficiencies, while shortening cycle times.

Demolition and Scrap Recycling   These types of equipment are dedicated to increase productivity and provide safety on the job sites. Multi-processors, shears and hammers, tractors, loaders and trucks, speed up clean up time and lower operating costs.

Electric Power Generation – You will never be left without power with these generators and power supplies.

Forestry – A variety of forestry equipment is offered by CAT. Whether you are looking for equipment to build roads, manage, care and maintain the forests, CAT offers the products to get your job done.

Governmental and Defense – It is important that these types of equipment are effective and efficient with minimal downtime. Our military and government need equipment to protect soldiers and people all around the world.

Government/Local and State – Heavy equipment to maintain roads and city buildings.

Industrial Power – These engines reliability, durability, fuel efficiency and lower costs.

Landscaping – Landscape, irrigation, tree installation, nurseries, soil preparation and a variety of other tasks are accomplished faster with these engines.

Marine – Leader in the marine industry’s medium and high-speed marine diesel engines.

Material Handling – Forklifts and lift trucks deliver innovative solutions for the toughest applications.

Mining – Wide range of the broadest line of mining equipment.

OEM solutions – Caterpillar creates unique equipment to solve problems and meet the needs of all industries.

Oil and Gas – Caterpillar are the primary supplier for drilling, pumping and well servicing.

Paving – Caterpillar offers a complete line of equipment for the paving industry and keeping them running efficiently.

Pipeline – Providing extensive and exclusive purpose-built pipeline equipment globally, Caterpillar are experts in providing equipment for this industry.

Power Plants – Leading developer of high efficient power plant generators.

Quarry, Aggregates and Cement – CAT offers wheel loaders, trucks, excavators, engines/generator sets, front shovels and more.

Technology and Solutions – CAT offers new and innovators techniques to improve and grow your business.

Waste – CAT offers a wide range of waste solutions offering a variety of machinery, to focus on job safety, machine versatility, high efficient products and low costs.

Shop Our Diesel Engines

With such a variety of engines and industries that Caterpillar offers engines for, let Young and Sons provide you with your next diesel engine. We offer a large selection of Caterpillar Diesel Engines and many other diesel engines to choose from. Contact us today to learn more.

Do Diesel Engines Last Longer Than Gasoline Engines?

Cummins-4bt-3.9L-bk-768x576Our Diesel Engine company has been in the business for over 65 years. As many of you may know, we are a family owned and operated company that started in an Indianapolis garage. Our diesel company was started by John Young and now his sons keep the company running smoothly and effectively. With the extensive background that our diesel company has, both nationally and internationally, we have worked with all types of industries and people to satisfy their needs. Our experienced diesel mechanics have worked on all types of engines from CAT, Cummins, Detroit, Ford, International, Isuzu, John Deere, Mack, Perkins to Volvo.

Many of our customers come to us for answers to their questions about diesel engines. One question that we have heard multiple times is “Can Diesel Engines last hundred of thousands of miles?” This is a valid question and as a consumer you of course want to get the most for your money.

While no engine lasts forever, a diesel can last 20 plus years if maintained properly. There are many advantages to purchasing diesel engines. When purchasing an engine, it is dependent on what your needs for the engine are, budget and your driving habits. With diesel engine prices at an average cost across the country, is this the better purchase?

A diesel engine will last longer than a gasoline engine, that is why they are very popular in Europe and other international countries. Diesel is a light oil, which when burned lubricates valves, rings and the pistons. Gasoline washes the oil from the engine parts. They are also a better choice for the environment in terms of fuel economy. They are built to be more robust due to higher compression ratio in the combustion chamber. They do operate at lower speeds, which causes certain parts to rub together less.

They are however are not the best type of engine to have in sub-zero temperatures. They will require care and possibly starting fluid to get running. It is best to store the vehicle in a garage. Keep it out of freezing temperatures if possible to avoid the possibility of it starting up easily.

The Diesel Engines does last longer than gasoline engines, they however cost more and the parts are more expensive, depending on what you need. But since they last longer, it is a tradeoff and you have a longer life span, which in the long run saves you money. But in a long term investment, they offer a higher resale value than gasoline cars and trucks if you eventually sell or trade in your vehicle.

While many people are not familiar with the care of a diesel engine, our staff can provide you with tips to ensure your diesel engine lasts for many, many years. With proper care, lubrication, basic maintenance, a diesel engine can definitely last far longer than gasoline engines. Let our experienced company help you make the right diesel engine purchase, while supplying you with the proper knowledge you need to maintain your engine. Contact us today!