New | C280-12 Marine Propulsion Engine (EPA Tier 4)

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.

Power Rating
Power Range4962-5444 bhp (3700-4060 bkW)
Engine Specifications
Speed Range1000 rpm
EmissionsEPA Tier 4, IMO II
Bore11 in
Stroke11.8 in
Displacement13546 in³
Rotation from Flywheel EndCounterclockwise or clockwise
ConfigurationVee 12, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel
Dimensions & Weights
Minimum Dry Weight57276 lb
Minimum Length182 in
Maximum Length182 in
Minimum Height134 in
Maximum Height134 in
Minimum Width80 in
Maximum Width80 in

• 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

Standard Equipment

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

Optional Equipment

Engine Application/Design Control
  • Crankshaft Deflection Marks
  • Extra Mounting Feet
Engine Package Description
  • Front Auxiliary Drive
  • Stub Shaft Certification
Air Inlet System
  • Air Cleaners
  • Air Cleaner options
Cooling System
  • Auxiliary Water Pump
  • Jacket Water Heaters
  • Heat Recovery System
  • Heat Recovery Thermostats
  • De-Aerator
  • Connections for Driven Equipment
  • Cooling System Connection Groups
Exhaust System
  • Outlet Expander
  • Flexible Exhaust Fittings
  • Weld Flange
Fuel System
  • Fuel Priming Pump
  • Duplex Primary Fuel Strainer
  • Fuel Systems Connections
Lube System
  • Oil Pan Drain Valve
  • Lube Connections
  • Lube Oil Heater
Marine Society Requirements
  • Spray Shielding
Protection System
  • Monitoring System
  • Turbocharger Speed Sensor
  • Cylinder Pressure Relief Valve
  • Oil Mist Detector
Spare Parts Kits
  • Intake and Air System
  • Basic Engine
  • Cylinder Head
  • Fuel System
  • Cooling System
  • Instrumentation
  • Cylinder Valve Kits
Starting System
  • Boost Control Valve, Pressure Reducing Valve
Engine Testing
  • Basic System Testing
  • Special Witness Test
  • Customer Selected Test Points
  • Marine Limit Line Test
  • Propeller Demand Curve Test
Service Tools/Ship Protection/Factor Support
  • Commissioning
  • Service Tools
  • Shipping Protection - Export Boxing
  • AID Emblem
  • Storage Preservation



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