New | Cat® C13 ACERT™ Diesel Engine

The Cat® C13 ACERT™ Industrial Diesel Engine is offered in ratings ranging from 287-388 bkW (385-520 bhp) @ 1800-2100 rpm. Industries and applications powered by C13 ACERT 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, Specialty Ag Equipment, Surface Hauling Equipment, Trenchers and Underground Mining Equipment.

Power Rating
Minimum Power385.0 bhp
Maximum Power520.0 bhp
Rated Speed1800-2100 rpm
Emission Standards
EmissionsU.S. EPA Tier 4 Final Nonroad, EU Stage IV Nonroad, U.S. EPA Tier 4 Interim Nonroad Equivalent (Not Currently EPA Certified) and EU Stage IIIB Nonroad Equivalent (Non-Current for EU) Emission Standards. Designed to meet proposed EU Stage V Nonroad Emission Standards
Engine ConfigurationIn-Line 6, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel
Bore130 mm (5.1 in)
Stroke157 mm (6.2 in)
Displacement12.5 L (762.8 in³)
AspirationTurbocharged-Aftercooled (TA)
Compression Ratio17.0:1
Combustion SystemDirect Injection
Rotation (from flywheel end)Counterclockwise
Cooling System Capacity18.7 L (19.8 qt)
Lube System (refill)34 L (35.9 qt)
Engine Dimensions (Approximate. Final dimensions dependent on selected options)
Length1203-1272 mm (47.2-50.1 in)
Width933-996 mm (36.74-39.2 in)
Height1132-1186 mm (44.6-46.7 in)
Weight - Net Dry (Basic Operating Engine Without Optional Attachments)1143-1350 kg (2520-2976 lb)
Cat Regeneration System Aftertreatment Dimensions (Approximate. Final dimensions dependent on selected options)
Length1053-1077 mm (41.5-42.4 in)
Width779.8-1069 mm (30.7-42.1 in)
Height451.3-654 mm (17.8-25.7 in)
Weight248-259 kg (547-571 lb)
Diameter330.2 mm (13 in)
Passive Regeneration System Aftertreatment Dimensions (Approximate. Final dimensions dependent on selected options)
Length974.8 mm (38.4 in)
Width958.3 mm (37.7 in)
Height547.2 mm (21.5 in)
Weight140 kg (308.6 lb)
PETU Dimensions (Tier 4 Final, Stage IV Only)
Length854 mm (33.6 in)
Width287 mm (11.3 in)
Volume Capacity48.4 L (51.1 qt)
Weight19.42 kg (42.8 lb)
Height551 mm (21.7 in)

Meets U.s. Epa Tier 4 Final, Eu Stage Iv Emission Standards. Designed To Meet Proposed Eu Stage V Emission Standards (as Of Publishing Date, Stage V Regulations Have Not Been Finalized). U.s. Epa Tier 4 Interim, Eu Stage Iiib Configurations Are Also Available Using Epa Or Eu Flex Provisions.

World-class Manufacturing Capability And Processes Coupled With Proven Core Engine Designs Assure Reliability, Quiet Operation, And Many Hours Of Productive Life.

Simple And Efficient Turbocharger With Balance Valve Provides Optimal Air Management And Improved Fuel Efficiency.

Fuel Consumption Optimized To Match Operating Cycles Of A Wide Range Of Equipment And Applications While Maintaining Low Operating Costs.

Tier 4 Interim Or Tier 4 Final, Stage Iiib Or Stage Iv Engines Require Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ulsd) Fuel Containing A Maximum Of 10 Ppm Sulfur (eu) And 15 Ppm Sulfur (u.s.), And New Oil Formulations To Support The New Technology. Cat® Engines Are Designed To Accommodate B20 Biofuel. Your Cat Dealer Can Provide More Information Regarding Fuel And Oil.

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

Exceptional Power Density Enables Standardization Across Numerous Applications. Multiple Installation Options Minimize Total Package Size. Ideal For Equipment With Narrow Engine Compartments.

Worldwide Service Delivers Ease Of Maintenance And Simplifies The Servicing Routine. If Applicable, Minimum 5000-hour Diesel Particulate Filter (dpf) Ash Service Interval Enables Low-cost Maintenance. Capable Of Optimal Oil Change Intervals Of Up To 500-hours, Depending On Rating, Application, Operating Conditions, And Maintenance Practices. Engine B10 Life Up To 10000 Hours For Tier 4 Final, Stage Iv. The S·o·ssm 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 S•o•ssm 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

regeneration. Cat Regeneration System Maximizes Fuel Efficiency During Regeneration. Flexible Regeneration Options Maximize Uptime.

mounting. remote Installation Options Provide Oem Flexibility For Many Applications, Including Horizontal And Vertical Mounting, With And Without Muffler.
service. minimum 5000 Hour Dpf Ash Service Interval.

regeneration. Cat Regeneration System Maximizes Fuel Efficiency During Regeneration. Transparent Regeneration Maximizes Uptime. Aftertreatment Life Is Twice As Long As Engine Rebuild. Option Available Utilizing Passive Regeneration Not Requiring Cat Regeneration System - Please Speak With Your Dealer To Determine Which Option Is Most Suitable For Your Application.

mounting. industrial Power Units Have Standard Horizontal Mounting.
service. minimum 5000-hour Diesel Particulate Filter Ash Service Interval. Petu Filter Service Is 5000 Hours.

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
  • Vertical or RH thermostat outlet
  • Centrifugal water pump
  • Guidance on cooling system design available through your dealer to ensure equipment reliability
Flywheels and Flywheel Housing
  • 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.
  • 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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