Three million miles on one Cat-engine


3+ million miles!? That’s the impressive mileage that long time Cat® customer Mike Adrian has logged on his 3406B Cat truck engine since purchasing his Peterbilt truck in 1990! The Cat Million Miler Club is a way for Caterpillar to thank loyal customers, recognize and reward those who have dedicated themselves to a life on the road.

Caterpillar’s On-Highway Truck team and Altorfer representatives held a recognition lunch for Mike in December to celebrate his very exciting milestone! During this special event, Mike was rewarded with a scale model Cat engine and Million Miler program gear for his extensive customer loyalty. He shared stories from his career in the trucking industry, that date back to the 1970s.

It was my first Cat engine, and I guess it’s my last! It has never broken down or left me stranded on the road.” Mike came to the celebration prepared with an impressive servicing log, complete with dates and mileage for any maintenance performed on the engine since purchasing in 1990.  Mike’s truck has been nicknamed the “money-maker”, having averaged over 100,000 miles per year (roughly 2,000 miles a week!) with 3 overhauls performed over the lifespan of the engine. The six cylinder engine has a 14,6 litre displacement and performs at 425 hp.