C18 ACERT™

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Overview

The Cat® C18 ACERT™ Industrial Power Unit is offered in ratings ranging from 429-470 bkW (575-630 bhp) @ 1800-2100 rpm. These ratings meet China Stage II, U.S. EPA Tier 3 equivalent and EU Stage IIIA equivalent or Non-certified emission standards. Conveniently pre-configured for a wide range of applications, the Cat® Industrial Power Unit is a complete power package containing a radiator, flywheel, alternator and alternator wiring completely pre-assembled for fast, straightforward installation in a number of OEM, customer and packager applications. These fuel efficient units are ready made for irrigation, industrial, mining and other pump applications.

Power Rating

Units:
Minimum Rating 575.0 bhp 429.0 bkW Less
Maximum Rating 630.0 bhp 470.0 bkW Less
Rated Speed 1800-2100 1800-2100 Less

Emission Standards

Emissions China Stage II, U.S. EPA Tier 3 Equivalent, EU Stage IIIA Equivalent or Non-Certified China Stage II, U.S. EPA Tier 3 Equivalent, EU Stage IIIA Equivalent or Non-Certified Less

General

Engine Configuration Inline 6, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel Inline 6, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel Less
Bore 145 mm (5.71 in) 145 mm (5.71 in) Less
Stroke 183 mm (7.2 in) 183 mm (7.2 in) Less
Displacement 18.1 L (1104.53 in³) 18.1 L (1104.53 in³) Less
Aspiration Turbocharged Aftercooled (TA) Turbocharged Aftercooled (TA) Less
Compression Ratio 16.3:1 16.3:1 Less
Rotation (from flywheel end) Counterclockwise Counterclockwise Less

Power Unit Dimensions (Approximate. Final dimensions dependent on selected options)

Length 1388 mm (54.6 in) 1388 mm (54.6 in) Less
Width 921 mm (36.3 in) 921 mm (36.3 in) Less
Height 1243 mm (48.9 in) 1243 mm (48.9 in) Less
Weight - Net Dry (Standard configuration without oil, cooling, clutch, compressor, A/C) 2197.1 kg (4843.7 lb) 2197.1 kg (4843.7 lb) Less

Emissions

Meets China Stage II, U.S. EPA Tier 3 equivalent, EU Stage IIIA equivalent or Non-Certified emission standards. Ratings below 560 bkW (751 bhp) are available using EPA (U.S.) Flexibility and EU Flexibility, and for other global 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. Ideal for equipment with narrow engine compartments.

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

C18 ACERT™ Standard Equipment

Air Inlet System
  • Turbocharged Aftercooled (429-470 bkW, 575-630 bhp)
  • Twin Turbocharged Aftercooled (522-597 bkW, 700-800 bhp)
  • Air-to-Air Aftercooled

Charging System
  • Charging alternator 24 volt, 50 amp

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)
  • 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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