Cat® Propulsion

Cat® Propulsion

Cat® Propulsion optimizes performance through dialogue with our customers and we go the extra mile, even studying the vessel’s design, the waters it travels, the job at hand, and everything that effects that effects the hydrodynamics. Using all our technical expertise, we’re not finished until our customers are completely satisfied and our solution is as optimized and reliable as possible.

A propulsion system is only as strong and reliable as its weakest link. That’s why Louisiana Cat delivers everything from control systems to propellers and thrusters, ensuring an unbroken chain of performance and up time.

In keeping with our full commitment to Cat Propulsion equipment, Louisiana Cat has opened a dedicated parts and service dock-side facility on the Intracoastal Waterway in Houma, Louisiana.  We also have thousands of parts in stock for ex-Berg propellers and thrusters as well as ZF propellers.

Unique demands? We’ll deliver your best solution.

The goal of the Cat Hybrid Thruster System is to minimize operational cost for the vessels main operating modes, while still meeting the contractual requirements such as bollard pull and/or vessel speed.  This hybrid system is suitable for all vessels with large differences in operation modes such as:

  • Tugs
  • DP vessels
  • Ferries
  • Research vessels
  • Fishing vessels

Want to learn more about the Cat Hybrid Thruster system? Click Here for helpful graphic arrangement layouts and more detailed information.

Louisiana Cat’s engineering staff are experienced experts in their field providing our customers with technical advice and customized computer generated drawings.  Whether providing complete development services or support for a project, we have engineering capabilities to meet your needs.  Often that means starting from the engine output all the way to the complete propellers. Plus thrusters, gearboxes, shaft alternators and any other items your customized system needs.  Introducing the all-in-one solution for any marine vessel.  We’ve added industry standard propellers, thrusters, and control systems to our full line of Cat® medium- and high-speed engines. Cat propulsion systems give you an optimized engine, generator, and propulsion package with every part covered and supported by Louisiana Cat.

Benefits include:

  • Maximum efficiency
  • Increased operating hours
  • Reduced operating costs

Rugged and Reliable Cat Propulsion Products!  

Click on each product below to learn more about it:

Azimuth Thrusters   TransverseThrusters   Control Systems

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We are one of Caterpillar’s largest and most experienced large bore marine engine dealers. Our highly trained commissioning and field service technicians have significant offshore experience with passports, TWIC cards and safety certifications enabling our customers to receive highly skilled product support services anytime, anywhere you need us to be. Our service facilities and operations are DNV Platinum certified, providing our customers with the highest level of service excellence in the Caterpillar family.

Louisiana Cat is committed to providing products and services of the highest quality utilizing the most dependable and advanced technology to our Customers. Read more on our Quality Policy Here.

As our customer you can reach us locally, or wherever you are.  You can depend on us to be there for you.