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Overview

For your largest power needs in any environment, Cat® 3608 Industrial Diesel Engines offer the unsurpassed performance and durability your customers need to keep their industrial applications and operations running. They deliver high power output, proven reliability and excellent fuel efficiency. These engines maintain low operating costs to keep your customers profitable for years to come. Industries powered by 3608 engines include Construction, Forestry, General Industrial, Material Handling and Mining. These 3608 engines, with ratings: 2080-2460 bkW (2787-3300 bhp) @ 800-1000 rpm, are non-certified and are available for global non-regulated areas. The Cat® 3608 Industrial Diesel Engine is offered in ratings ranging from 2080-2460 bkW (2787-3300 bhp) @ 800-1000 rpm. These ratings are non-certified rating and are available for global non-regulated areas.

Power Rating

Units:
Minimum Power 2787.0 bhp 2080.0 bkW Less
Maximum Power 3300.0 bhp 2460.0 bkW Less
Rated Speed 800-1000 rpm 800-1000 rpm Less

Emission Standards

Emissions Non-certified Non-certified Less

General

Engine Configuration Inline 8, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel Inline 8, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel Less
Bore 280 mm (11 in) 280 mm (11 in) Less
Stroke 300 mm (11.8 in) 300 mm (11.8 in) Less
Displacement 147.8 L (9018 in³) 147.8 L (9018 in³) Less
Aspiration Turbocharged Aftercooled Turbocharged Aftercooled Less
Rotation (from flywheel end) Counterclockwise Counterclockwise Less

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

Length 4828 mm (190 in) 4828 mm (190 in) Less
Width 1748 mm (69 in) 1748 mm (69 in) Less
Height 2626 mm (103 in) 2626 mm (103 in) Less
Weight, Net Dry (Basic Operating Engine Without Optional Attachments) 19,000 kg (41,800 lb) 19,000 kg (41,800 lb) Less

Emissions

Non-certified rating. Available for global 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.

Fuel Efficiency

Fuel consumption optimized to match operating cycles of a wide range of equipment and applications while maintaining low operating costs.

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

3608 Standard Equipment

Air Inlet System
  • Aftercooler core, corrosion resistant coated (air side)
  • Air cleaner. Regular duty, dry, panel type with service indicators, turbocharger, jacket water aftercooled.
  • Turbocharger, rear mounted
  • Jacket water aftercooled

Control System
  • Governor, RH, 3161 with self contained synthetic oil sump
  • Air-fuel ratio control
  • Mechanical speed control, without torque control
  • Governor control
  • Positive locking

Cooling System
  • Thermostats and housing
  • Jacket water pump, centrifugal

Exhaust System
  • Exhaust manifold, dry

Flywheels and Flywheel Housing
  • SAE No. 00 flywheel
  • 183 flywheel teeth
  • SAE No. 00 flywheel housing

Fuel System
  • Fuel filter, with service indicators, cartridge type with RH service
  • Fuel transfer pump

Instrumentation
  • Instrument Panel, RH
  • Engine oil pressure gauge
  • Fuel pressure gauge
  • Oil filter differential gauge
  • Jacket water temperature gauge
  • Service meter, electric
  • Tachometer

Lube System
  • Crankcase breather, top mounted
  • Oil cooler
  • Oil filler
  • Oil dipstick
  • Oil pump
  • Oil filter, cartridge type with RH service
  • Shallow oil pan

Mounting System
  • Rails, mounting, engine length, 254 mm (10 in), industrial-type, C-channel.

Power Take Off
  • Accessory drive, upper RH
  • Front housing, single sided

Protection System
  • Junction box
  • Manual shutoff, RH
  • Safety shutoff protection, energized to shutdown
  • Low oil pressure, low idle 69 kPa (10 psi); high idle 207 kPa (30 psi)
  • Water temperature
  • Overspeed
  • 3161 governor solenoid energized to shutdown

Starting System
  • Starting switch

General
  • Vibration damper
  • Lifting eyes
  • Paint: Cat yellow, with optional colors available at request

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