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Overview

The Cat® C15 ACERT™ Industrial Diesel Engine is offered in ratings ranging from 354-433 bkW (475-580 bhp) @ 1800-2100 rpm. These ratings meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage IV 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 475.0 bhp 354.0 bkW Less
Maximum Power 580.0 bhp 433.0 bkW Less
Rated Speed 1800-2100 rpm 1800-2100 rpm Less

Emission Standards

Emissions U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage IV U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage IV Less

General

Engine Configuration In-Line 6, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel In-Line 6, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel Less
Bore 137 mm (5.4 in) 137 mm (5.4 in) Less
Stroke 171 mm (6.73 in) 171 mm (6.73 in) Less
Displacement 15.2 L (927.6 in³) 15.2 L (927.6 in³) Less
Aspiration Turbocharged-Aftercooled (TA) Turbocharged-Aftercooled (TA) Less
Compression Ratio 17.0:1 17.0:1 Less
Combustion System Direct Injection Direct Injection Less
Rotation (from flywheel end) Counterclockwise Counterclockwise Less
Cooling System Capacity 26.9 L (28.4 qt) 26.9 L (28.4 qt) Less
Lube System (refill) 38-72 L (40-76 qt) 38-72 L (40-76 qt) Less

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

Length 1438 mm (56.6 in) 1438 mm (56.6 in) Less
Width 943-969 mm (37.1-38.1 in) 943-969 mm (37.1-38.1 in) Less
Height 1239-1248 mm (48.8-49.1 in) 1239-1248 mm (48.8-49.1 in) Less
Weight - Net Dry (Basic Operating Engine Without Optional Attachments) 1542-1666 kg (3395.5-3673 lb) 1542-1666 kg (3395.5-3673 lb) Less

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

Length 1053-1153 mm (41.5-45.4 in) 1053-1153 mm (41.5-45.4 in) Less
Width 779.8-1112 mm (30.7-43.8 in) 779.8-1112 mm (30.7-43.8 in) Less
Height 451.3-654 mm (17.8-25.7) 451.3-654 mm (17.8-25.7) Less
Weight 258-272 kg (569-600 lb) 258-272 kg (569-600 lb) Less
Diameter 330.2-355.6 mm (13-14 in) 330.2-355.6 mm (13-14 in) Less

PETU Dimensions (Tier 4 Final, Stage IV Only)

Length 854 mm (33.6 in) 854 mm (33.6 in) Less
Width 287 mm (11.3 in) 287 mm (11.3 in) Less
Volume Capacity 48.4 L (51.1 qt) 48.4 L (51.1 qt) Less
Weight 19.42 kg (42.8 lb) 19.42 kg (42.8 lb) Less
Height 551 mm (21.7 in) 551 mm (21.7 in) Less

Emissions

Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage IV emission standards. U.S. EPA Tier 4 Interim, EU Stage IIIB configurations are also available using EPA or EU Flexibility Process.

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.

High Performance

Simple and efficient turbocharger with balance valve provides optimal air management and improved fuel efficiency.

Fuel Efficiency

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

Fuel & Oil

Tier 4 Interim or Tier 4 Final, Stage IIIB or Stage IV engines require Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuel containing a maximum of 15 ppm sulfur, and new oil formulations to support the new technology. Cat® engines are designed to accommodate B20 biofuel. Your Cat dealer can provide more information regarding fuel and oil.

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.

Low Cost Maintenance

Worldwide service delivers ease of maintenance and simplifies the servicing routine. If applicable, minimum 5000-hour diesel particulate filter (DPF) ash service interval enables low-cost maintenance. Capable of optimal oil change intervals of up to 500-hours, depending on rating, application, operating conditions, and maintenance practices. Engine B10 life up to 10000 hours for Tier 4 Final, Stage IV. The S·O·SSM program is available from your Cat dealer to determine oil change intervals and provide optimal performance.

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
  • Mid-mount turbocharged system with front and rear exhaust configurations (Tier 4 Final, Stage IV)

Control System
  • Electronic control system
  • Over-foam wiring harness
  • Automatic altitude compensation
  • Power compensated for fuel temperature
  • Configurable software features
  • Engine monitoring system SAE J1939 broadcast and control
  • Integrated Electronic Control Unit (ECU)
  • Remote fan control

Cooling System
  • Thermostats and housing, vertical outlet
  • Centrifugal water pump
  • Guidance on cooling system design available through your dealer to ensure equipment reliability

Flywheels and Flywheel Housing
  • Choice of SAE No. 0 or SAE No. 1 flywheel housing
  • Available SAE No. 1 power take off with optional SAE A, SAE B or SAE C power take off drives. Engine power can also be taken from the front of the engine with optional attachments. (Tier 4 Final, Stage IV).

Fuel System
  • MEUI injection
  • Primary fuel filter
  • Secondary fuel filters
  • Fuel transfer pump
  • Electronic fuel priming

Lube System
  • Open crankcase ventilation system
  • Oil cooler
  • Oil filler
  • Lube oil filter
  • Oil dipstick
  • Gear driven oil pump
  • Choice of front, rear or center sumps
  • Open crankcase ventilation system with fumes disposal (optional OCV filter system) (Tier 4 Final, Stage IV)

Power Take Off (PTO)
  • SAE A, SAE B or SAE C power take off (PTO) drives. Engine power can also be taken from the front of the engine on some applications.

General
  • Paint: Cat yellow, with optional colors available at request

U.S. EPA Tier 4 Interim, EU Stage IIIB Aftertreatment / Clean Emissions Control Equipment
  • Cat Regeneration System
  • Clean Emissions Module (CEM), consisting of Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC)
  • NOx Reduction System (NRS)
  • Flex pipe connection kit with 90° rotatable elbows to attach to Cat Regeneration System Inlet
  • Available in 12 volt or 24 volt systems

U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage IV Aftertreatment/ Clean Emissions Control Equipment
  • Cat Regeneration System
  • Clean Emissions Module (CEM), consisting of Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC)
  • Aftertreatment Electronic Control Unit (ECU)
  • NOx Reduction System (NRS)
  • Pump Electronic Control Unit (PETU)
  • Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR)
  • Available in 12V or 24V systems

Power Profile Vermeer

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