Cat® 3606 Industrial Diesel Engine

For your largest power needs in any environment, Cat® 3606 Industrial Diesel Engines offer the unsurpassed performance and durability your customers need to keep their industrial applications and operations running. They deliver high power output, proven reliability and excellent fuel efficiency. These engines maintain low operating costs to keep your customers profitable for years to come. Industries powered by 3606 engines include Construction, Forestry, General Industrial, Material Handling and Mining. These 3606 engines, with ratings: 1490-1850 bkW (1998-2481 bhp) @ 750-1000 rpm, are non-certified and available for global non-regulated areas.

Fuel Efficiency

Fuel consumption optimized to match operating cycles of a wide range of equipment and applications while maintaining low operating costs.

Reliable, Quiet and Durable Power

World-class manufacturing capability and processes coupled with proven core engine designs assure reliability, quiet operation, and many hours of productive life.

Reliable, Quiet and Durable Power

World-class manufacturing capability and processes coupled with proven core engine designs assure reliability, quiet operation, and many hours of productive life.

World-class Product Support Offered Through Global Cat Dealer Network

  • Scheduled maintenance, including SOSSM 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

World-class Product Support Offered Through Global Cat Dealer Network

  • Scheduled maintenance, including SOSSM 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
  • Aftercooler core, corrosion resistant coated (air side)
  • Air cleaner. Regular duty, dry, panel type with service indicators, turbocharger, jacket water aftercooled.
  • Turbocharger, rear mounted
  • Jacket water aftercooled
Control System
  • Governor, RH, 3161 with self contained synthetic oil sump
  • Air-fuel ratio control
  • Mechanical speed control, without torque control
  • Governor control
  • Positive locking
Cooling System
  • Thermostats and housing
  • Jacket water pump, centrifugal
Exhaust System
  • Exhaust manifold, dry
Flywheels and Flywheel Housing
  • SAE No. 00 flywheel
  • 183 flywheel teeth
  • SAE No. 00 flywheel housing
Fuel System
  • Fuel filter, with service indicators, cartridge type with RH service
  • Fuel transfer pump
Instrumentation
  • Instrument Panel, RH
  • Engine oil pressure gauge
  • Fuel pressure gauge
  • Oil filter differential gauge
  • Jacket water temperature gauge
  • Service meter, electric
  • Tachometer
Lube System
  • Crankcase breather, top mounted
  • Oil cooler
  • Oil filler
  • Oil dipstick
  • Oil pump
  • Oil filter, cartridge type with RH service
  • Shallow oil pan
Mounting System
  • Rails, mounting, engine length, 254 mm (10 in), industrial-type, C-channel.
Power Take Off
  • Accessory drive, upper RH
  • Front housing, single sided
Protection System
  • Junction box
  • Manual shutoff, RH
  • Safety shutoff protection, energized to shutdown
  • Low oil pressure, low idle 69 kPa (10 psi); high idle 207 kPa (30 psi)
  • Water temperature
  • Overspeed
  • 3161 governor solenoid energized to shutdown
Starting System
  • Starting switch
General
  • Vibration damper
  • Lifting eyes
  • Paint: Caterpillar yellow, with optional colors available at request

Additional information

Offering Type

Power Rating - Maximum Power

1850 kW ( 2481 HP )

Power Rating - Maximum Torque

18200 Nm @ 820 rpm ( 13424 lb-ft @ 820 rpm )

Power Rating - Rated Speed

750-1000 rpm

Power Rating - Minimum Power

1490 kW ( 1998 HP )

Emission Standards - Emissions

Non-Certified

General - Engine Configuration

Inline 6, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel

General - Bore

280 mm ( 11 in )

General - Stroke

300 mm ( 11.8 in )

General - Displacement

110.8 l ( 6764 in³ )

General - Compression Ratio

13:01

General - Aspiration

Turbocharged Aftercooled

General - Rotation from Flywheel End

Counterclockwise

General - Aftertreatment

Engine Dimensions - Approximate - Length

3988 mm ( 157 in )

Engine Dimensions - Approximate - Width

1748 mm ( 69 in )

Engine Dimensions - Approximate - Height

2626 mm ( 103 in )

Engine Dimensions - Approximate - Weight - Net Dry - Basic Operating Engine Without Optional Attachments

15680 kg ( 34500 lb )

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