C13D Diesel Engine

The Cat® C13D is a rugged and power-dense engine made for machines that continuously tackle tough jobs in a number of industries including mining, construction, materials handling, aircraft ground support and more. With a variable turbocharged, common rail direct injection industrial engine that meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V and other equivalent emissions standards, you get the power you need while also helping you save valuable time and costs on the job.

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Standard Equipment

Air Inlet System
  • Variable turbocharger
  • Air-to-Air Aftercooled
  • Front or rear exhaust configurations available
Control System
  • Advanced controls - 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
  • Fluids module, which includes: water pump, oil cooler, top-service cartridge oil filter (optional), dual coolant thermostats, and single oil thermostat
  • Centrifugal water pump
  • Guidance on cooling system design available through your dealer to ensure equipment reliability
  • Remote oil filter variant of the fluids module available
Flywheels and Flywheel Housing
  • Multiple Flywheel Housing configurations, featuring a basic, standard and heavy duty PTO setup
  • Standard SAE No. 1 flywheel housing with SAE No. 14 or 140 flywheels
Fuel System
  • Common rail direct injection fuel system with zero-static leak injectors
  • Fuel module, which includes: primary and secondary cartridge filters, and a manual or electric priming pump
  • Remote fuel module available
  • Fuel manifold which allows for outboard or rearward fuel return-to-tank plumbing, as well as coolant supply
  • Oil-lubricated high pressure fuel and mechanical fuel transfer pump combination
Lube System
  • No-service-needed passive open crankcase ventilation filtration system built into the valve cover (required for EU Stage V certification engines)
  • No-mess service oil filter drainback feature built into fluids module
  • Oil filler
  • Oil level sensor
  • Oil dipstick
  • Gear-driven oil pump
  • Choice of front, rear or center sumps
  • Open crankcase ventilation system with fumes disposal (OCV filter system required for EU Stage V certification engines)
Power Take Off (PTO)
  • Up to 5 additional power take-offs: 2 rear facing (SAE B, C, or D), 2 forward-facing (SAE A or SAE B), and an additional low-mount forward-facing (SAE B)
  • Caterpillar yellow paint, with optional colors available on request
  • Vibration damper
  • Lifting eyes

Additional information

Offering Type

Power Rating - Maximum Power

515 kW ( 690 HP )

Power Rating - Maximum Torque

3200 Nm @ 1300 rpm ( 2360 lb-ft @ 1300 rpm )

Power Rating - Rated Speed

1800-2100 rpm

Power Rating - Minimum Power

340 kW ( 456 HP )

Emission Standards - Emissions

EU Stage V, U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, Korea Stage V, Japan 2014, China NRIV

General - Engine Configuration

In-Line 6

General - Bore

130 mm ( 5.1 in )

General - Stroke

162 mm ( 6.4 in )

General - Displacement

12.9 l ( 787.2 in³ )

General - Compression Ratio


General - Aspiration

Turbocharged-Aftercooled (TA)

General - Combustion System

Direct Injection

General - Rotation from Flywheel End


General - Aftertreatment


Engine Dimensions - Approximate - Length

1381 mm ( 54 in )

Engine Dimensions - Approximate - Width

969 mm ( 38 in )

Engine Dimensions - Approximate - Height

1273 mm ( 50 in )

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

1154 kg ( 2544 lb )

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