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Cat Diesel Engine


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3608 (60 Hz) Standard Equipment

Air Inlet System
  • Aftercooler, fresh water, corrosion resistant coated (air side)
  • Air inlet shutoff
  • Turbocharger, watercooled (720 rpm and HFO), engine oil lubricated
  • Breather, crankcase, top-mounted

Cooling System
  • Engine coolant water drains
  • Water temperature regulator
  • Jacket water thermostats

Exhaust System
  • Includes adapter, Flexible exhaust fitting
  • 457 mm (18 in) Cat bolt pattern
  • Dry, gas tight, exhaust manifold

Fuel System
  • Simplex or Duplex

Generator System
  • Custom generator per generator data sheet completed by dealer

Governor System
  • UG Actuator

Lube System
  • Oil filler and dipstick
  • Service side engine mounted on cylinder block inspection covers
  • Wet oil sump. Includes engine-driven main lubrication & oil pumps, Oil Lines and Oil Pan
  • Centrifugal oil filters with single shutoff
  • Oil pressure regulating valve
  • Crankcase explosion relief valves

Mounting System
  • Engine and generator mounting
  • Damper, torsional vibration

Starting / Charging System
  • Air silencer
  • One motor, engine mounted at rear, on left side
  • Vane type air starter
  • Line group for single point custom connection

  • Gear driven pumps: Fuel, Oil, Jacket water, Aftercooler / Oil cooler water
  • Paint, Caterpillar yellow

3608 (60 Hz) Optional Equipment

Air Inlet System
  • Heavy duty air cleaner
  • Air inlet adapter
  • Boost control valve
  • Air cleaner louver assembly
  • Vertical support bracket
  • Soot filter

Cooling System
  • Auxiliary water pump
  • Heating aids
  • Cooling system aids
  • Expansion tank

Exhaust System
  • Weld flange and related hardware
  • Flexible exhaust fittings

Fuel System
  • Fuel priming pump
  • Duplex primary fuel strainer
  • Fuel system connections

Generator System
  • Class F insulation
  • Anti-condensation space heaters
  • 3 Phase, six Leads, WYE
  • Winding temperature detectors
  • Busbar connections

Governor System
  • Battery backup / Power supply
  • 2301 A load share
  • Electronic / actuators
  • Digital programmers
  • EGB actuator
  • 723 Plus

Lube System
  • Lube ANSI adapter (Emergency connection)
  • Oil pan drain valve

Mounting System
  • Spring type vibration isolator
  • Non-vertically restrained
  • Vertically restrained
  • Isolator

Starting / Charging System
  • Pressure reducing valve
  • Compressed air flex hose

  • Custom paint colors


Producing reliable power from 1830 to 2660 ekW at 60 Hz, our 3608 diesel generator sets are made to meet your mission critical, continuous, standby and prime applications. We've designed each to ISO 8528-5 transient response requirements and to accept 100 per cent rated load in one step. The generator set is certified for low fuel consumption.

Generator Set Specifications

Minimum Rating 1830 ekW 1830 ekW Less
Maximum Rating 2660 ekW 2660 ekW Less
Emissions/Fuel Strategy Low Fuel Consumption Low Fuel Consumption Less
Frequency 60 Hz 60 Hz Less
Speed 720 & 900 rpm 720 & 900 rpm Less
Duty Cycle Standby, Prime, Continuous Standby, Prime, Continuous Less

Engine Specifications

Engine Model 3608 I-8,4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel 3608 I-8,4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel Less
Bore 11.0 in 280.0 mm Less
Stroke 11.8 in 300.0 mm Less
Displacement 9064.0 in³ 148.0 l Less
Compression Ratio 13:01 13:01 Less
Aspiration TA TA Less
Fuel System Direct unit injection Direct unit injection Less
Governor Type Generator Set Monitoring System (GMS) Generator Set Monitoring System (GMS) Less

Generator Set Dimensions

Length - Maximum 404.0 in 10261.7 mm Less
Width - Maximum 99.62 in 2530.3 mm Less
Height - Maximum 156.6 in 3977.7 mm Less
Dry Weight - Genset (maximum) 91050.0 lb 41390.0 kg Less

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