Introducing the new Cat® C13D industrial engine.
Introducing the new Cat® C13D industrial engine.

Introducing the Cat® C13D industrial engine

It’s here. It’s now. It’s the all-new Cat® C13D engine. Versatile enough to power nearly every application and industry, this anticipated addition is a well-rounded powerhouse. Longer service intervals make doing more easier—along with impressive, unmatched power density. This conveniently compact engine was designed for easy installation. Sound too good to be true? Think again.

Up To 25% More Low-Speed Torque*

More torque equals more productivity, and that’s exactly what you’ll get with the new C13D engine. You’ll see a 20% increase in overall power with the C13D, making it an easy choice for the most demanding jobsites. With its reliable, transient response, increased payload capabilities and unmatched power density compared to other 13-litre engines, the C13D sits comfortably at the top of its class—with no sign of going anywhere.

*compared to the previous generation of Cat engines in this power range

Lasting Reliable Power
Lasting Reliable Power

Optimise Your Chassis Space

The ultra-light, ultra-compact C13D is built for easy installation. Smaller and lighter than its predecessors, the power-to-weight denseness of the engine packs more power in a smaller package, making machine integration easier. With a compact engine package, industry-leading 41kW/L power density, engine-mounted aftertreatments and full cooling packs, the C13D optimises your chassis space like never before.*

*compared to the previous generation of Cat engines in this power range

Size Down Power Up
Size Down Power Up

Power Through The Harshest Conditions

Dominate extreme conditions with the new C13D engine. This durable, dependable workhorse performs in the toughest environments, delivering 690 hp at high temperatures, cold temperatures and even high altitudes. Operate easily in every setting with an engine that’s built to be more climate capable,* so you can control the harshest jobsites.

*compared to the previous generation of Cat engines in this power range

Designed For The Toughest
Designed For The Toughest
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Get more done with extended service intervals and an overall longer engine life.

1,000-Hour
Service Intervals

The C13D engine performs with increased machine capacity, more power than ever and at peak performance for longer.* Extended service intervals and less upkeep don’t only allow you to get more done; they make equipment ownership easier than ever. Operate for up to 1,000 hours between service visits with the new Cat C13D.

*compared to the previous generation of Cat engines in this power range

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Save costs without sacrificing power or productivity.

Cost-Conscious
Fuel Efficiency

With huge operating cost savings alongside unprecedented engine performance, the C13D does more with less. Sound too good to be true? Think again. With up to 10% less fluid consumption,* the C13D engine was designed to save costs without sacrificing power or productivity—making it easier to manage operations while getting more done.

*compared to the previous generation of Cat engines in this power range

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Aftertreatment with no active thermal management.

Zero Thermal-Management Downtime

When there’s work to be done, uptime is a must. And, when it comes to the C13D engine, downtime never stood a chance. With an aftertreatment that requires no active thermal management and extended operating time between overhauls, this powerhouse demands a job well done. Engineered to run longer with more bang for your bottom line, the C13D outlasts like no other.*

*compared to the previous generation of Cat engines in this power range

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The C13D wins OEM Off-Highway’s Top Product of the Year Award.

Read about it here

The Hydrogen-Hybrid Power Solution for Off-Highway Vehicles

Starting in early 2024, the advanced hydrogen-hybrid project will leverage the versatile new Cat C13D engine platform.

Starting in the first quarter of 2024, we’re developing a transient-capable system for off-highway applications. The project will demonstrate how state-of-the-art control systems and electric-hybrid components can help hydrogen-fueled engines meet or exceed the power density and transient performance of traditional diesel engines.

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Future Fuel Ready

With research commencing in 2024, the project is supported and partially funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). It is included among 45 projects across 18 states and Washington, D.C., receiving funding to advance research, development, demonstration and deployment in several areas critical to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the transportation sector.

The hydrogen-hybrid power demonstration project is the latest in a series of initiatives that builds upon our 35 years of enterprise experience in hydrogen fuels.

“Every off-highway application has its own unique duty cycles, lifecycle demands and performance expectations, and this complexity is driving the development of a wide range of power solutions for the energy transition,” said Steve Ferguson, Senior Vice President at Caterpillar Industrial Power Systems. “One size does not fit all, which is why we’ve engineered flexibility into the C13D engine to serve as our platform of the future.”

This hydrogen-hybrid demonstration project leverages the performance, packaging and fuel flexibility engineered into the new 13-litre Cat C13D engine platform.

Unveiled at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023 construction exhibition in March, diesel-powered versions of the Cat C13D engine offer eight power ratings from 456 to 690 hp (340 to 515 kW), with up to 3,200 Nm of peak torque. It provides up to a 20% increase in power and up to 25% more low-speed torque over the previous generation of Cat diesel engines in its power class.

The inline, six-cylinder Cat C13D enables the use of renewable liquid fuels, such as 100% HVO, B100 Distilled Biodiesel, and even up to B100 Standard Biodiesel, by working with the local Cat dealer.* In addition to using hydrogen, its core architecture is designed for the future development of spark-ignited, natural-gas capabilities.

Available for early OEM pilots in 2025 and scheduled for production in 2026, the Cat C13D engine is targeted for a wide range of off-highway equipment, including rock crushers, screeners and grinders; trenchers; agriculture tractors, harvesters, self-propelled sprayers and woodchippers; material-handling equipment; and large industrial pumps.

For more details on our comprehensive range of solutions supporting a lower carbon future, visit the Industrial Power Sustainability area.

*To preserve the performance and integrity of the engine while reducing the risk of downtime or failure, fuels must meet the specifications and characteristics described in Caterpillar’s official fluids guideline documents found on cat.com.

Raising expectations with the new Cat C13D engine

 

See for yourself. Witness what unmatched power density, lasting durability and fuel savings can do for your operation.

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Endless applications. Limitless possibilities.

Meet the engine that puts other versatility claims to rest. No matter your industry or application, the Cat C13D engine was made to simplify your design and assembly needs. Designed to work in multiple industries, the C13D engine runs strong on any jobsite. When it comes to optimising engineering time, it doesn’t get much more efficient than this.

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