New | Cat C280-8 Propulsion Engine

Building on the durability and reliability of the C280 engine platform, Caterpillar is pleased to offer the IMO II 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.

Power Rating
Power Range3084-3393 bhp (2300-2530 bkW)
Engine Specifications
Speed Range900 rpm
ConfigurationIn-line 8, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel
Bore11.0 in
Stroke11.8 in
Displacement9031.0 in3
Rotation (from flywheel end)Counterclockwise or clockwise
EmissionsIMO II
Dimensions & Weights
Length195.0 in
Width71.0 in
Height104.0 in
Dry Weight41800.0 lb

• Can J1939 Data Link • Waterproof Connectors • Maintenance-free • Backup Ecu For Redundant Governing

• Load Feedback • Programmable Droop • Adjustable Gain • Adjustable Fuel/air Ratio Control • Histograms Of Engine Operation • Cat Messenger Display Presents Diagnostics And Other Engine Parameters

• 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

• 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

• “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

Air Inlet System
  • Aftercooler, fresh water, corrosion resistant coated (air side)
  • Air inlet shutoff
  • Breather, crankcase, top-mounted
  • Turbocharger, engine oil lubricated
Control System
  • Dual Caterpillar A-III Electronic Engine Control Modules with Electronic Unit Injector Fuel System
  • Rigid Wiring Harness (10 amp 24volt power required to drive Electronic Engine Control Modules)
Cooling System
  • Engine coolant water drains
Exhaust System
  • Dry, gas tight, exhaust manifold
Fuel System
  • Distillate fuel (requires viscosity ranging from 1.4 cSt to 20 cSt at 38 degrees C)
  • Fuel transfer pump (mounted on left hand side)
  • Duplex fuel filters
  • Electronically Controlled Unit Injectors
Lube Systems
  • Centrifugal oil filters with single shutoff. Service side engine mounted on cylinder block inspection covers. Includes installed oil lines and single shutoff valve. Filters centrifuge bypass oil from the main lubricating oil pump. Can be serviced with the engine running.
  • Oil filler and dipstick
  • Valve, oil pressure regulating
  • Valves, crankcase explosion relief
  • Paint, Caterpillar yellow
  • Pumps, gear driven: fuel, oil, jacket water, aftercooler/oil cooler water



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