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Overview

The Cat® C15 ACERT™ Industrial Diesel Engine is offered in ratings ranging from 328-444 bkW (440-595 bhp) @ 1800-2100 rpm. These ratings meet China Stage II, U.S. EPA Tier 3 equivalent, and EU Stage IIIA equivalent emission standards. Industries and applications powered by C15 ACERT engines include Agriculture, Ag Tractors, Aircraft Ground Support, Bore/Drill Rigs, Chippers/Grinders, Combines/Harvesters, Compactors/Rollers, Compressors, Construction, Cranes, Crushers, Dredgers, Forestry, General Industrial, Hydraulic Power Units, Irrigation Equipment, Loaders/Forwarders, Material Handling, Mining, Mobile Earthmoving Equipment, Paving Equipment, Pumps, Shovels/Draglines, Surface Hauling Equipment and Trenchers.

Power Rating

Units:
Minimum Power 440.0 bhp 328.0 bkW Less
Maximum Power 595.0 bhp 444.0 bkW Less
Frequency 1800-2100 rpm 1800-2100 rpm Less

Emission Standards

Emissions China Stage II, U.S. EPA Tier 3 Equivalent, EU Stage IIIA Equivalent China Stage II, U.S. EPA Tier 3 Equivalent, EU Stage IIIA Equivalent Less

General

Engine Configuration Inline 6, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel Inline 6, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel Less
Bore 137.2 mm (5.4 in) 137.2 mm (5.4 in) Less
Stroke 171.4 mm (6.75 in) 171.4 mm (6.75 in) Less
Displacement 15.2 L (927.56 in³) 15.2 L (927.56 in³) Less
Aspiration Turbocharged Aftercooled (TA) Turbocharged Aftercooled (TA) Less
Compression Ratio 18.0:1 18.0:1 Less
Combustion System Direct Injection Direct Injection Less
Rotation (from flywheel end) Counterclockwise Counterclockwise Less

Engine Dimensions (Approximate. Final dimensions dependent on selected options)

Length - Approximate 54.2 in 1377.0 mm Less
Width - Approximate 36.2 in 918.6 mm Less
Height - Approximate 48.3 in 1226.0 mm Less
Length 1377 mm (54.2 in) 1377 mm (54.2 in) Less
Width 926 mm (36.5 in) 926 mm (36.5 in) Less
Height 1226 mm (48.3 in) 1226 mm (48.3 in) Less
Weight, Net Dry (Basic Operating Engine Without Optional Attachments) 1469 kg (3239 lb) 1469 kg (3239 lb) Less

Emissions

Meets China Stage II, U.S. EPA Tier 3 equivalent, EU Stage IIIA equivalent emission standards. Available using EPA (U.S.) Flexibility and EU Flexibility, and for other regulated and non-regulated areas.

Reliable, Quiet and Durable Power

World-class manufacturing capability and processes coupled with proven core engine designs assure reliability, quiet operation, and many hours of productive life.

Broad Application Range

Industry leading range of factory configurable ratings and options for agricultural, material handling, construction, mining, aircraft ground support, and other industrial applications.

Package Size

Exceptional power density enables standardization across numerous applications. Multiple installation options minimize total package size.

Quality

Every Cat engine is manufactured to stringent quality standards in order to assure customer satisfaction.

World-class Product Support Offered Through Global Cat Dealer Network

  • Scheduled maintenance, including S•O•SSM sample
  • Customer Support Agreements (CSA)
  • Caterpillar Extended Service Coverage (ESC)
  • Superior dealer service network
  • Extended dealer service network through the Cat Industrial Service Distributor (ISD) program

C15 ACERT™ Standard Equipment

Air Inlet System
  • Turbocharged
  • Air-to-Air Aftercooled

Control System
  • Electronic governing, PTO speed control
  • Programmable ratings
  • Automatic altitude compensation
  • Power compensation for fuel temperature
  • Programmable low and high idle and total engine limit
  • Electronic diagnostics and fault logging
  • Engine monitoring system SAE J1939 broadcast and control
  • ADEM™ A4 Electronic Control Unit (ECU)

Cooling System
  • Thermostats and housing, vertical outlet
  • Jacket water pump, centrifugal
  • Water pump, inlet

Exhaust System
  • Exhaust manifold, dry
  • Optional exhaust outlet

Flywheels and Flywheel Housing
  • SAE No. 1 flywheel housing

Fuel System
  • MEUI injection
  • Fuel filter, secondary (2 micron)
  • Fuel filter, tertiary (2 micron)
  • ACERT™ Technology
  • Fuel transfer pump
  • Fuel priming pump

Lube System
  • Crankcase breather
  • Oil cooler
  • Oil filler
  • Lube oil filter
  • Front sump oil pan
  • Oil dipstick
  • Gear driven oil pump

General
  • Vibration damper
  • Lifting eyes
  • Cold start capability to -20° C (-4° F)
  • Paint: Cat yellow, with optional colors available at request

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