New | Cat® C2.8 Industrial Diesel Engine

The Cat® C2.8 Industrial Diesel Engines offer the perfect balance of compact size, reliability, and performance. This engine is offered in ratings ranging up to 55 bkW (74 bhp) @ 2500 rpm. The C2.8 is designed to meet the needs of many industries and applications, including agricultural tractors, aerial lifts, aircraft ground support, bore/drill rigs, chippers/grinders, compactors/rollers, compressors, forestry, irrigation equipment, material handling, mining, earthmoving equipment, paving equipment, pumps, fruit harvesters equipment, turf and underground mining equipment.

Power Rating
Minimum Power74 BHP
Maximum Power74 BHP
Rated Speed2200-2500 rpm
Emission Standards
EmissionsU.S. EPA Tier 3 Nonroad Equivalent Emission Standards (Not Currently EPA Certified). EU Stage IIIA Nonroad Equivalent Emission Standards (Non-Current for EU)
Engine ConfigurationInline 4, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel
Bore90 mm (3.5 in)
Stroke110 mm (4.3 in)
AspirationTurbocharged (T) and Turbocharged Aftercooled (TA)
Displacement2.8 L (171 in³)
Compression Ratio17.0:1
Combustion SystemDirect Injection
Rotation from Flywheel EndCounterclockwise
Lube System - Refill4 L (1.06 qt)
Engine Dimensions - Approximate
Height766 mm (30.2 in)
Length - Rear of Flywheel Housing to Front of Fan Pulley635 mm (25 in)
Weight - Net Dry - Basic Operating Engine Without Optional Attachments245 kg (450 lb)
Width561 mm (22.1 in)

World-class Manufacturing Capability And Processes Coupled With Proven Technologies And Extensive Field Validation Assure Reliability And Durability In Tough Nonroad Applications.

Leading Edge Fuel Systems And Turbocharging Provide High Torque Even At Lower Engine Speeds.

Fuel Consumption Optimized To Match The Measured Operating Cycles Of A Wide Range Of Equipment Types.

Industry-leading Range Of Factory Configurable Ratings And Options For Agricultural, Material Handling, Construction, Mining, Aircraft Ground Support, And Other Industrial Applications.

Worldwide Service Delivers Ease Of Maintenance And Simplifies The Servicing Routine. Capable Of Optimal Oil Change Intervals Of 500 Hours. The S•o•s℠ Program Is Available From Your Cat Dealer To Determine Oil Change Intervals And Provide Optimal Performance.

Every Cat Engine Is Manufactured To Stringent Quality Standards In Order To Assure Customer Satisfaction.

  • scheduled Maintenance, Including Sos℠ Sample
  • customer Support Agreements (csa)
  • caterpillar Extended Service Coverage (esc)
  • superior Dealer Service Network
  • extended Dealer Service Network Through The Cat Industrial Service Distributor (isd) Program

Standard Equipment

Air Inlet System
  • Induction manifolds
  • Exhaust manifolds
Control System
  • Starter motor (12V or 24V)
  • Alternator (12V or 24V)
  • Electronic Control Unit (chassis mounted)
  • Engine control sensors and robust wiring harness
  • Data interface via CANbus J1939
Flywheels and Flywheel Housing
  • Flywheel housings – SAE 3 or SAE 4
  • Choice of flywheel to match industry common hydraulic pumps and transmissions
  • Side PTO with SAE A or SAE B interface
Fuel System
  • Fuel filter – preconnected but chassis mounted
  • With water sensor
Lube System
  • Lubricating oil filters
  • High incline oil pan – 35° continuous in all directions
  • Cold start capability to -20° C (-4° F) with standard equipment
  • Paint: Caterpillar yellow, with optional colors available at request



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