The Differences Between Caterpillar and Cummins Diesel Engines

Diesel Engine Features

Our diesel engine company rebuilds and distributes several types of diesel engines to all parts of the world, but the two most popular types of engines we sell are Caterpillar and Cummins diesel engines. At Young & Sons, we always make sure each customer receive only the best service and exact engine they are looking for. There are a number of variables in the process of searching for your perfect engine, these variables can include:

  • Type of industry
  • Power and Torque
  • Engine Weight and Dimensions
  • Number of Cylinders

There are several specifications and each type of engine is a little different. Whether it be the terrain you drive on, the horsepower capability you need, or the size of your vehicle, you need to know exactly which engine is the right fit for you.

Caterpillar Vs. Cummins

When it comes to choosing the right engine, Caterpillar and Cummins are two of the most respected and recognized companies in the diesel engine industry. Our engine company not only offers a selection of engine models of both makes, but also distributes Detroit, Ford, International, Isuzu, John Deer, Mack, Mercedes, Perkins, and Volvo diesel engines.

Caterpillar (CAT) Diesel EnginesCaterpillar 3204T overhauld (3)

Known for their vibrant yellow trucks, CAT has been a staple name in the construction business. Another product they are known for manufacturing are diesel engines. You will almost always see a Caterpillar truck and engine in the construction industry, but also in agriculture, recreational, industrial, and forestry. These engines are versatile as they are economically sound, with already two lines of ACERT (Advanced Combustion Emissions Reduction Technology) engines introduced by Caterpillar over the last 15 years. If you are looking for a more energy-efficient way to operate a vehicle, one of these engines may be the right choice for you.

Cummins Diesel Engines

An often unique design and powerful yet efficient capabilities, Cummins engines have been used in nearly every type of vehicle, whether it be trucks, semis, construction equipment, or marine ships. These engines are versatile and unique in their shape and size, offering various options for customers. The usual industries you will see a Cummins engine working in are construction, forestry, and marine. They have been one of the most established names in the marine engine industry since 1919. Cummins engines are powerful as they are versatile.

Cummins ISC 8.3 sn 46319394 (3)Which Diesel Engine is Right For You?

When choosing between a Caterpillar or Cummins engine, the final decision relies solely on the customer and their personal preferences. With each company being an established name in the diesel engine industry for decades, they both go head-to-head in the features each has to offer. Just like all of our makes and models of engines, we only rebuild and distribute high caliber products that will keep your vehicle running safely and efficiently. Both Cummins and Caterpillar are the gold standard of diesel engines and Young & Sons can provide you with the best fit.

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If you think either of these types of engines is the right fit for you or if you would like to know more about our diesel engine company and what we can do for you, please feel free to contact us.