Cat® C2.8 Diesel Engine

The Cat® C2.8 Industrial Diesel Engines offer the perfect balance of compact size, reliability, and performance. This engine is offered in ratings ranging up to 55 bkW (74 bhp) @ 2500 rpm. The C2.8 is designed to meet the needs of many industries and applications, including agricultural tractors, aerial lifts, aircraft ground support, bore/drill rigs, chippers/grinders, compactors/rollers, compressors, forestry, irrigation equipment, material handling, mining, earthmoving equipment, paving equipment, pumps, fruit harvesters equipment, turf and underground mining equipment.

Reliable, Quiet and Durable Power

World-class manufacturing capability and processes coupled with proven technologies and extensive field validation assure reliability and durability in tough nonroad applications.

High Performance

Leading edge fuel systems and turbocharging provide high torque even at lower engine speeds.

Fuel Efficiency

Fuel consumption optimized to match the measured operating cycles of a wide range of equipment types.

Fuel & Oil

U.S. EPA Tier 4 Interim or Tier 4 Final, EU Stage IIIB, Stage IV or proposed Stage V engines require Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuel containing a maximum of 10 ppm sulfur (EU) and 15 ppm sulfur (U.S.), and new oil formulations to support the new technology. Your Cat dealer can provide more information regarding fuel and oil.

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.

Standard Equipment

Air Inlet System
  • Induction manifolds
  • Exhaust manifolds
  • Engine-mounted aftertreatment
Control System
  • Starter motor (12V)
  • Alternator (12V)
  • Electronic Control Unit (chassis mounted)
  • Engine control sensors and robust wiring harness
  • Data interface via CANbus J1939
Flywheels and Flywheel Housing
  • Flywheel housings – SAE 3 or SAE 4
  • Choice of flywheel to match industry common hydraulic pumps and transmissions
  • Side PTO with SAE A or SAE B interface
Fuel System
  • Fuel filter – preconnected but chassis mounted
  • With water sensor
Lube System
  • Lubricating oil filters
  • High incline oil pan – 35° continuous in all directions
General
  • Cold start capability to -20° C (-4° F) with standard equipment
  • Paint: Caterpillar yellow, with optional colors available at request
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, proposed EU Stage V Aftertreatment/ Clean Emissions Control Equipment
  • Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) (Tier 4 Final and Stage V)
  • Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) (Stage V)

Additional information

Offering Type

Power Rating - Maximum Power

55 kW ( 74 HP )

Power Rating - Maximum Torque

380 Nm @ 1360 rpm ( 280 lb-ft @ 1360 rpm )

Power Rating - Rated Speed

2200 – 2400 rpm

Power Rating - Minimum Power

50 kW ( 67 HP )

Emission Standards - Emissions

U.S. EPA & CARB Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V

General - Engine Configuration

In-Line 4

General - Bore

90 mm ( 3.5 in )

General - Stroke

110 mm ( 4.3 in )

General - Displacement

2.8 l ( 171 in³ )

General - Compression Ratio

17.0:1

General - Aspiration

Turbocharged (T) and Turbocharged-Aftercooled (TA)

General - Combustion System

Direct Injection

General - Rotation from Flywheel End

Counterclockwise

General - Aftertreatment

DOC+DPF

Engine Dimensions - Approximate - Length

633 mm ( 24.9 in )

Engine Dimensions - Approximate - Width

543 mm ( 22.4 in )

Engine Dimensions - Approximate - Height

786 mm ( 30.9 in )

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

340 kg ( 750 lb )

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