CAT engines

Selwood has entered into a new preferred supplier partnership with Finning CAT which will see greener, more cost-efficient and easier to maintain engines used across its market-leading pump range.

Pumps manufactured at Selwood headquarters in Chandlers Ford, Hampshire, for international sale and use across its UK-wide rental fleet, will now be fitted with Cat® engines, including its C1.7 and C2.2 models in Selwood’s popular 4” and 6” pumps.

Cat engines were chosen by Selwood for their impressive performance, lower engine lifecycle and service costs, fuel efficiency, and ability to run for long periods without requiring maintenance. This reduces the total life cost of pump ownership for customers, cuts emissions, and simplifies maintenance.

Cat engines meet EU Stage 5 and EPA Tier 4 Final requirements, supporting Selwood customers to meet environmental standards in Europe, the UK, and the USA.

Dan Whitehouse, Production and Engineering Director at Selwood, said: “As part of an ongoing product development and manufacturing improvement programme, we wanted to simplify our manufacturing process and make it easier and more cost-effective for our customers to own and maintain our pumps.

“For every engine supplier there is a different control system, spares, servicing regimes, monitoring system and diagnostic tools. Our customers often manage several pumps with different engines. Having Caterpillar as our preferred supplier means this ongoing servicing regime will be simplified across our customer’s fleet of Selwood pumps.

“Caterpillar’s global presence, its engines’ lower lifecycle costs and complete product range from 18kW are just some of the reasons why we chose them as our preferred partner. Its engines are also well recognised for their tough construction applications and use in rugged environments, which is essential for our pumps.

“Additionally, Caterpillar’s long-term vision to make its products more sustainable aligns with our own commitment to reducing the impact of our operations on the environment.”

Caterpillar has a global presence in over 190 countries and a comprehensive network of authorised parts and service centres, to deliver localised support to Selwood pump customers.

The quality and durability of Caterpillars engine range, combined with extensive warranty coverage, help to protect Selwood customers from unplanned repair costs. Selwood customers can also benefit from Caterpillars extended service coverage options, which provides parts and labour support beyond the standard engine warranty period.

The engines come with Caterpillar’s VisionLink® Telematics as standard, which provides insights into operating run times, fuel levels, equipment health and more, to help customers manage their Selwood pumps.