Selwood selects Caterpillar as preferred supplier of engines for pumps

The UK’s 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 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 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.

The 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.

“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,” said Dan Whitehouse, Production and Engineering Director at Selwood.

“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 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 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.