C280-8 Tier 4

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Building on the durability and reliability of the C280 engine platform, Caterpillar is pleased to offer the EPA Tier 2 compliant C280 engine line. The core components are the same as the existing C280, including the latest in EUI fuel system capabilities and state-of-the-art ADEM™ A3 Electronic Control Unit (ECU) features. Caterpillar® products continue to deliver more available power while delivering outstanding fuel efficiency. You can also count on long maintenance intervals and worldwide Caterpillar parts and service availability.
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Building on the durability and reliability of the C280 engine platform, Caterpillar is pleased to offer the EPA Tier 2 compliant C280 engine line.

Power Rating

Power Range 3299-3634 bhp (2460-2530 bkW) 3299-3634 bhp (2460-2530 bkW) Less

Engine Specifications

Speed Range 1000 rpm 1000 rpm Less
Emissions EPA Tier 4, IMO III EPA Tier 4, IMO III Less
Aspiration TA TA Less
Bore 11.0 in 280.0 mm Less
Stroke 11.8 in 300.0 mm Less
Displacement 9031.0 in³ 148.0 l Less
Rotation from Flywheel End Counterclockwise or clockwise Counterclockwise or clockwise Less
Configuration In-line 8, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel In-line 8, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel Less

Dimensions & Weights

Minimum Dry Weight 41800.0 lb 19000.0 kg Less
Minimum Length 195.0 in 4953.0 mm Less
Maximum Length 195.0 in 49536.0 mm Less
Minimum Height 104.0 in 2642.0 mm Less
Maximum Height 104.0 in 2642.0 mm Less
Minimum Width 71.0 in 1803.0 mm Less
Maximum Width 71.0 in 1803.0 mm Less


• CAN J1939 data link • Waterproof connectors • Maintenance-free • Backup ECU for redundant governing

Electronic Advantages:

• Load feedback • Programmable droop • Adjustable gain • Adjustable fuel/air ratio control • Histograms of engine operation • Cat Messenger display presents diagnostics and other engine parameters

Data Advantages through J1939 Link:

• Engine speed • Boost pressure • Throttle position • Fuel consumption rate • Inlet manifold temperature • Diagnostic codes and events • Configuration • Desired engine speed • Battery voltage • Engine load • Lifetime totals — engine hours, fuel burned, idle fuel, idle hours • Trip totals — average fuel rate, idle fuel, idle hours, engine hours, fuel burned, trip reset

Customer Interface Panel

• Interfaces with standard Cat® Marine Monitoring System (PLC in Price List) • Provides visual indication of ECU functionality • Accepts 4 — 20 mA or PWM remote throttle speed input • Marine alarm and protection

Electronic Unit Injectors

• “Drop-in” installation • No threaded fuel connections • High pressure inside injector only • Does not require double wall fuel lines or leak collection device • Injector synchronization not required