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3606 (60 Hz) Standard Equipment

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

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

Exhaust System
  • 457 mm (18 in) Cat bolt pattern
  • Includes adapter, Flexible exhaust fitting
  • 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
  • Centrifugal oil filters with single shutoff
  • Oil pressure regulating valve
  • Service side engine mounted on cylinder block inspection covers
  • Oil filler and dipstick
  • Crankcase explosion relief valves
  • Wet oil sump. Includes engine-driven main lubrication & oil pumps, Oil Lines and Oil Pan

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

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

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

3606 (60 Hz) Optional Equipment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Custom paint colors


Producing reliable power from 1650 to 2000 ekW at 60 Hz, our 3606 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 1650 ekW 1650 ekW Less
Maximum Rating 2000 ekW 2000 ekW Less
Emissions/Fuel Strategy Low Fuel Consumption Low Fuel Consumption Less
Frequency 60 Hz 60 Hz Less
Speed 900 rpm 900 rpm Less
Duty Cycle Standby, Prime, Continuous Standby, Prime, Continuous Less

Engine Specifications

Engine Model 3606 I-6,4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel 3606 I-6,4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel Less
Bore 11.0 in 280.0 mm Less
Stroke 11.8 in 300.0 mm Less
Displacement 111.0 in³ 6762.0 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) 74970.0 lb 34070.0 kg Less

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