Metric automotive engineering launches IPD crankshafts for Caterpillar®

Caterpillar C9, C13, and C15 crankshafts are certified by Lloyds of London

Caterpillar C9, C13, and C15 crankshafts are certified by Lloyds of London

Metric Automotive Engineering has released Caterpillar® C9, C13 and C15 crankshafts from IPD into the local aftermarket. This follows on from IDP’s successful crankshafts for older generation Cat® engines such as the 3306, 3406 and 3408. The crankshafts are all fully certified by Lloyds of London and double-checked by Metric Automotive Engineering.

Metric Automotive Engineering represents IPD in the local market, an aftermarket provider of engine components for heavy-duty diesel and natural gas powered engines based in the United States. IPD has been synonymous with quality, innovation and service since 1955. Caterpillar® replacement parts are manufactured in a Lloyds accredited ISO 9001:2000 quality controlled environment.

The significance of the new-generation Cat crankshafts from IPD is that the older-generation engines are 30+ years old, with the new-generation engines coming up on their first service life. However, there are not a lot of good core components available for the newer engines. Therefore Metric Automotive Engineering is focusing more on the next generation engines.

Metric Automotive Engineering is South Africa’s most comprehensively equipped heavy diesel engine and component re-manufacturer.

Metric Automotive Engineering can refurbish large diesel engine components and offers services such as cylinder head remanufacture, cylinder block line boring, milling, honing and boring, camshaft grinding, crankshaft grinding, engine assembly and dynamometer testing. Subsidiary Reef Fuel Injection Services offers Bosch, Delphi and Denso approved fuel injection services and is acknowledged as the specialist in CAT fuel systems.


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