C15 Tier 4 Diesel Engine

Industrial Diesel Engines C15

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Key Specs

Maximum Power
580 HP
433 kW
Maximum Torque
1958 lb-ft @ 1400 rpm
2655 Nm @ 1400 rpm
Emissions
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final

Overview

The Cat® C15 Industrial Diesel Engine is offered in ratings ranging from 354-433 bkW (475-580 bhp) @ 1800-2100 rpm. Industries and applications powered by C15 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.

Product Specifications for C15

Maximum Power 580 HP 433 kW
Maximum Torque 1958 lb-ft @ 1400 rpm 2655 Nm @ 1400 rpm
Rated Speed 1800-2100 rpm 1800-2100 rpm
Minimum Power 475 HP 354 kW
Emissions U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final
Engine Configuration In-Line 6 In-Line 6
Bore 5.4 in 137 mm
Stroke 6.7 in 171 mm
Displacement 927.6 in³ 15.2 l
Compression Ratio 17.0:1 17.0:1
Aspiration Turbocharged-Aftercooled (TA) Turbocharged-Aftercooled (TA)
Combustion System Direct Injection Direct Injection
Rotation from Flywheel End Counterclockwise Counterclockwise
Aftertreatment DOC+DPF+SCR DOC+DPF+SCR
Length 56.6 in 1438 mm
Width 38.1 in 969 mm
Height 49.1 in 1248 mm
Weight - Net Dry - Basic Operating Engine Without Optional Attachments 3673 lb 1666 kg
Length 45.4 in 1153 mm
Width 43.8 in 1112 mm
Height 25.7 in 654 mm
Weight 600 lb 272 kg
Diameter 14 in 356 mm
Length 33.6 in 854 mm
Width 11.3 in 287 mm
Height 21.7 in 551 mm
Weight 42.8 lb 19.4 kg
Volume Capacity 51.1 qt (US) 48.4 l

C15 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: Caterpillar 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

  • 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

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