Cat® C15 Industrial Diesel Engine

On construction sites and mining operations, in agriculture and forestry, and in a wide range of industries, Cat® C15 Industrial Diesel Engines deliver the power, performance and durability to take on the biggest challenges. More importantly, they’re backed by the world-class Cat dealer network ready to service and support every Cat® industrial engine. Industries and applications powered by C15 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, Surface Hauling Equipment and Trenchers. C15 engines, with ratings: 328-444 bkW (440-595 bhp) @ 1800-2100 rpm, meet China Stage II, U.S. EPA Tier 3 equivalent, EU Stage IIIA equivalent emission standards. They are available using U.S. EPA and EU Flexibility, and for other regulated and non-regulated areas.

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.

Broad Application Range

Industry leading range of factory configurable ratings and options for agricultural, material handling, construction, mining, aircraft ground support, and other industrial applications.

Package Size

Exceptional power density enables standardization across numerous applications. Multiple installation options minimize total package size. Ideal for equipment with narrow engine compartments.

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
  • Turbocharged
  • Air-to-Air Aftercooled
Control System
  • Electronic governing, PTO speed control
  • Programmable ratings
  • Automatic altitude compensation
  • Power compensation for fuel temperature
  • Programmable low and high idle and total engine limit
  • Electronic diagnostics and fault logging
  • Engine monitoring system SAE J1939 broadcast and control
  • ADEM™ A4 Electronic Control Unit (ECU)
Cooling System
  • Thermostats and housing, vertical outlet
  • Jacket water pump, centrifugal
  • Water pump, inlet
Exhaust System
  • Exhaust manifold, dry
  • Optional exhaust outlet
Flywheels and Flywheel Housing
  • SAE No. 1 flywheel housing
Fuel System
  • MEUI injection
  • Fuel filter, secondary (2 micron)
  • Fuel filter, tertiary (2 micron)
  • ACERT™ Technology
  • Fuel transfer pump
  • Fuel priming pump
Lube System
  • Crankcase breather
  • Oil cooler
  • Oil filler
  • Lube oil filter
  • Front sump oil pan
  • Oil dipstick
  • Gear driven oil pump
General
  • Vibration damper
  • Lifting eyes
  • Cold start capability to -20° C (-4° F)
  • Paint: Caterpillar yellow, with optional colors available at request

Additional information

Offering Type

Power Rating - Maximum Power

444 kW ( 595 HP )

Power Rating - Maximum Torque

2717 Nm @ 1400 rpm ( 2004 lb-ft @ 1400 rpm )

Power Rating - Rated Speed

1800-2100 rpm

Power Rating - Minimum Power

328 kW ( 440 HP )

Emission Standards - Emissions

China Nonroad III, U.S. EPA Tier 3 Equivalent, EU Stage IIIA Equivalent

General - Engine Configuration

Inline 6, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel

General - Bore

137 mm ( 5.4 in )

General - Stroke

171 mm ( 6.8 in )

General - Displacement

15.2 l ( 927.6 in³ )

General - Compression Ratio

18.0:1

General - Aspiration

Turbocharged Aftercooled (TA)

General - Combustion System

Direct Injection

General - Rotation from Flywheel End

Counterclockwise

General - Aftertreatment

Engine Dimensions - Approximate - Length

1377 mm ( 54.2 in )

Engine Dimensions - Approximate - Width

919 mm ( 36.2 in )

Engine Dimensions - Approximate - Height

1226 mm ( 48.3 in )

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

1469 kg ( 3239 lb )

Select Up To 3 Models To Compare