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Cat® 3512C Industrial Diesel Engine

For your largest power needs in any environment, Cat® 3512C 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 and applications powered by 3512C engines include Bore/Drill Rigs, Chippers/Grinders, Construction, Cranes, Dredgers, Forestry, General Industrial, Material Handling, Mining, Mobile Earthmoving Equipment, Pumps, Shovels/Draglines, Surface Hauling Equipment and Trenchers. The 3512C engine, with a rating of 1120 bkW (1500 bhp) @ 1800 rpm, is U.S. EPA Tier 2 equivalent. It is available using U.S. EPA Flexibility, and for other regulated and non-regulated areas.

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    • Emission Standards
      U.S. EPA Tier 2 Equivalent
    • Engine Dimensions - Approximate
      71.1 in
      120.8 in
      Weight - Net Dry - Basic Operating Engine Without Optional Attachments
      13400 lb
      70.3 in
    • General
      Turbocharged Aftercooled
      6.7 in
      3158 in³
      Engine Configuration
      V-12, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel
      Rotation from Flywheel End
      7.5 in
    • Power Rating
      Maximum Power
      1500 HP
      Maximum Torque
      5259 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
      Minimum Power
      1500 HP
      Rated Speed
      1800 rpm
    Air Inlet System
    • Air to Air Aftercooled (ATAAC)
    • Two turbochargers, rear mounted
    Control System
    • Electronic Engine Control, RH
    Cooling System
    • Thermostats and housing
    • Gear driven centrifugal jacket water pump
    • Connections for radiator cooling
    Exhaust System
    • Exhaust manifold, dry
    • Two turbochargers with watercooled bearings
    • Two exhaust outlets, 203 mm (8 in) round flange
    Flywheels and Flywheel Housing
    • SAE No. 00 flywheel (183 teeth)
    • SAE No. 00 flywheel housing
    Fuel System
    • Fuel filter, LH spin-on type
    • Fuel transfer pump
    • Electronically controlled unit injectors
    • No standard instrument or gauge panel
    Lube System
    • Crankcase breather, top mounted
    • Oil cooler
    • Oil filler and dipstick, LH
    • Oil pump
    • Oil filter, LH, spin-on type
    • Oil pan
    Mounting System
    • Trunnion front support
    Power Take Off
    • Front housing, two sided
    Protection System
    • ECM monitoring system to provide customer programmable engine
    • Deration strategies to protect against adverse operating conditions
    • Emergency stop logic inputs provided at 40 pin customer interface connection
    Starting System
    • Dual 24V electric starting motor
    • Vibration damper
    • Lifting eyes
    • Paint: Caterpillar yellow