C280-12 Marine Propulsion Engine (EPA Tier 4)

Building on the durability and reliability of the C280 engine platform, Caterpillar is pleased to offer the EPA Tier 2 compliant C280 engine line. The core components are the same as the existing C280, including the latest in EUI fuel system capabilities and state-of-the-art ADEM™ A3 Electronic Control Unit (ECU) features. Caterpillar® products continue to deliver more available power while delivering outstanding fuel efficiency. You can also count on long maintenance intervals and worldwide Caterpillar parts and service availability.

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Power Range
4962-5444 bhp (3700-4060 bkW)
Speed Range
1000 rpm
Emissions
EPA Tier 4, IMO II
Aspiration
TTA

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Product Specs

Power Rating

Power Range
4962-5444 bhp (3700-4060 bkW)

Engine Specifications

Speed Range
1000 rpm
Emissions
EPA Tier 4, IMO II
Aspiration
TTA
Bore
11.0in
Stroke
11.8in
Displacement
13546.0in3
Rotation (from flywheel end)
Counterclockwise or clockwise
Configuration
Vee 12, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel

Dimensions & Weights

Minimum Dry Weight
57276.0lb
Minimum Length
182.0in
Maximum Length
182.0in
Minimum Height
134.0in
Maximum Height
134.0in
Minimum Width
80.0in
Maximum Width
80.0in

Standard/Optional Features

Standard Equipment:

  • Air Inlet System
    • Aftercooler, fresh water, corrosion resistant coated (air side)
    • Air inlet shutoff
    • Breather, crankcase, top-mounted
    • Turbocharger, engine oil lubricated
  • Control System
    • Dual Caterpillar A-III Electronic Engine Control Modules with Electronic Unit Injector Fuel System
    • Rigid Wiring Harness (10 amp 24volt power required to drive Electronic Engine Control Modules)
  • Cooling System
    • Engine coolant water drains
  • Exhaust System
    • Dry, gas tight, exhaust manifold
  • Fuel System
    • Distillate fuel (requires viscosity ranging from 1.4 cSt to 20 cSt at 38 degrees C)
    • Fuel transfer pump (mounted on left hand side)
    • Duplex fuel filters
    • Electronically Controlled Unit Injectors
  • Lube Systems
    • Centrifugal oil filters with single shutoff. Service side engine mounted on cylinder block inspection covers. Includes installed oil lines and single shutoff valve. Filters centrifuge bypass oil from the main lubricating oil pump. Can be serviced with the engine running.
    • Oil filler and dipstick
    • Valve, oil pressure regulating
    • Valves, crankcase explosion relief
  • General
    • Paint, Caterpillar yellow
    • Pumps, gear driven: fuel, oil, jacket water, aftercooler/oil cooler water

Optional Equipment:

  • Engine Application/design Control
    • Crankshaft Deflection Marks
    • Extra Mounting Feet
  • Engine Package Description
    • Front Auxiliary Drive
    • Stub Shaft Certification
  • Air Inlet System
    • Air Cleaners
    • Array
  • Control System
  • Cooling System
    • Auxiliary Water Pump
    • Jacket Water Heaters
    • Heat Recovery System
    • Heat Recovery Thermostats
    • De-Aerator
    • Connections for Driven Equipment
    • Cooling System Connection Groups
  • Exhaust System
    • Outlet Expander
    • Flexible Exhaust Fittings
    • Weld Flange
  • Fuel System
    • Fuel Priming Pump
    • Duplex Primary Fuel Strainer
    • Fuel Systems Connections
  • Lube System
    • Oil Pan Drain Valve
    • Array
    • Lube Oil Heater
  • Marine Society Requirements
    • Spray Shielding
  • Protection System
    • Array
    • Turbocharger Speed Sensor
    • Cylinder Pressure Relief Valve
    • Oil Mist Detector
  • Spare Parts Kits
    • Array
    • Array
    • Array
    • Fuel System
    • Cooling System
    • Instrumentation
    • Cylinder Valve Kits
  • Starting System
    • Boost Control Valve, Pressure Reducing Valve
  • Engine Testing
    • Array
    • Special Witness Test
    • Customer Selected Test Points
    • Marine Limit Line Test
    • Propeller Demand Curve Test
  • Service Tools/ship Protection/factor Support
    • Commissioning
    • Array
    • Shipping Protection - Export Boxing
    • AID Emblem
    • Storage Preservation
  • Project Specific Installation Drawings