3516C Standard Equipment

Air Inlet System
  • Air to Air Aftercooled (ATAAC)
  • Four turbochargers, center mounted

Control System
  • ADEM A4 ECM Electronic Engine Control, RH (10 amp DC power required)

Cooling System
  • Thermostats and housing
  • Gear driven centrifugal jacket water pump
  • Connections for radiator cooling

Exhaust System
  • Exhaust manifold, dry
  • Four 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
  • Front sump oil pan, 500-hour change interval

Mounting System
  • Trunnion front support

Power Take Off
  • Front housing, two-sided

Protection System
  • ADEM A4 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, LH, unwired

  • Paint: Caterpillar yellow
  • Vibration damper
  • Lifting eyes


The Cat® 3516C is offered at 1506 bkW (2100 bhp) @ 1750 rpm. This engine is available using EPA (U.S.) Flex provisions and for other global regulated and non-regulated areas. The 3516C offers unsurpassed performance and durability in a multitiude of industries and applications, including Bore and Drill Rigs, Chippers, Grinders, and Shredders, Cranes, Dredgers, Forestry, Material Handling, Mining and Pumps.

Power Rating

Minimum Power 2100.0 BHP 1506.0 bkW Less
Maximum Power 2100.0 BHP 1506.0 bkW Less
Rated Speed 1750 rpm 1750 rpm Less

Emission Standards

Emissions U.S. EPA Tier 2 Nonroad Equivalent Emission Standards (Not Currently EPA Certified) U.S. EPA Tier 2 Nonroad Equivalent Emission Standards (Not Currently EPA Certified) Less


Engine Configuration V-16, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel V-16, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel Less
Bore 170 mm (6.7 in) 170 mm (6.7 in) Less
Stroke 215 mm (8.5 in) 215 mm (8.5 in) Less
Aspiration Turbocharged Aftercooled Turbocharged Aftercooled Less
Displacement 78 L (4760 in³) 78 L (4760 in³) Less
Compression Ratio 14.7:1 14.7:1 Less
Rotation from Flywheel End Counterclockwise Counterclockwise Less
Lube System - Refill 807 L (852 qt) 807 L (852 qt) Less

Engine Dimensions - Approximate

Height 2062 mm (81.2 in) 2062 mm (81.2 in) Less
Length 3278 mm (129.1 in) 3278 mm (129.1 in) Less
Weight - Net Dry - Basic Operating Engine Without Optional Attachments 7840 kg (17284 lb) 7840 kg (17284 lb) Less
Width 1530 mm (60.2 in) 1530 mm (60.2 in) Less


U.S. EPA Tier 2 Nonroad Equivalent Emission Standards (Not Currently EPA Certified). Available using EPA (U.S.) Flex provisions and for other global regulated and unregulated 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.

Fuel Efficiency

Fuel consumption optimized to match operating cycles of a wide range of equipment and applications while maintaining low operating costs.


Every Cat engine is manufactured to stringent quality standards in order to assure customer satisfaction.

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

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