C280-8 Tier 4

C280-8 Tier 4 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
  • Oil filler and dipstick
  • Valve, oil pressure regulating
  • Valves, crankcase explosion relief


  • Paint, Caterpillar yellow
  • Pumps, gear driven: fuel, oil, jacket water, aftercooler/oil cooler water

C280-8 Tier 4 Optional Equipment

Engine Application/Design Control

  • Crankshaft Deflection Marks
  • Extra Mounting Feet

Engine Package Description

  • Auxiliary Drive
  • Stub Shaft Certification

Air Inlet System

  • Air Cleaners

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
  • Lube Connections
  • Lube Oil Heater

Marine Society Requirements

  • Spray Shielding

Protection System

  • Monitoring System
  • ECP Relay System Options
  • ECP Mechanical Gauge Instrument Panel
  • Turbocharger Speed Sensor
  • Cylinder Pressure Relief Valve
  • Oil Mist Detector
  • Protection System Components
  • Wiring
  • Magnetic Pickup

Spare Parts Kits

  • Intake and Air System
  • Basic Engine
  • Cylinder Head
  • Fuel System
  • Cooling System
  • Instrumentation
  • Cylinder Valve Kits

Starting System

  • Boost Control Valve, Pressure Reducing Valve

Engine Testing

  • Basic System Testing
  • Special Witness Test
  • Customer Selected Test Points
  • Marine Limit Line Test
  • Propeller Demand Curve Test

Service Tools/Ship Protection/Factor Support

  • Commissioning
  • Service Tools
  • Shipping Protection - Export Boxing
  • AID Emblem
  • Storage Preservation

Select Units


Building on the durability and reliability of the C280 engine platform, Caterpillar is pleased to offer the EPA Tier 2 compliant C280 engine line.

Power Rating

  • Power Range 3299-3634 bhp (2460-2530 bkW) 3299-3634 bhp (2460-2530 bkW)

Engine Specifications

  • Speed Range 1000 rpm 1000 rpm
  • Emissions EPA Tier 4, IMO III EPA Tier 4, IMO III
  • Aspiration TA TA
  • Bore 11.0 in 280.0 mm
  • Stroke 11.8 in 300.0 mm
  • Displacement 9031.0 in³ 148.0 l
  • Rotation from Flywheel End Counterclockwise or clockwise Counterclockwise or clockwise
  • Configuration In-line 8, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel In-line 8, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel

Dimensions & Weights

  • Minimum Dry Weight 41800.0 lb 19000.0 kg
  • Minimum Length 195.0 in 4953.0 mm
  • Maximum Length 195.0 in 49536.0 mm
  • Minimum Height 104.0 in 2642.0 mm
  • Maximum Height 104.0 in 2642.0 mm
  • Minimum Width 71.0 in 1803.0 mm
  • Maximum Width 71.0 in 1803.0 mm


• CAN J1939 data link • Waterproof connectors • Maintenance-free • Backup ECU for redundant governing

Electronic Advantages:

• Load feedback • Programmable droop • Adjustable gain • Adjustable fuel/air ratio control • Histograms of engine operation • Cat Messenger display presents diagnostics and other engine parameters

Data Advantages through J1939 Link:

• Engine speed • Boost pressure • Throttle position • Fuel consumption rate • Inlet manifold temperature • Diagnostic codes and events • Configuration • Desired engine speed • Battery voltage • Engine load • Lifetime totals — engine hours, fuel burned, idle fuel, idle hours • Trip totals — average fuel rate, idle fuel, idle hours, engine hours, fuel burned, trip reset

Customer Interface Panel

• Interfaces with standard Cat® Marine Monitoring System (PLC in Price List) • Provides visual indication of ECU functionality • Accepts 4 — 20 mA or PWM remote throttle speed input • Marine alarm and protection

Electronic Unit Injectors

• “Drop-in” installation • No threaded fuel connections • High pressure inside injector only • Does not require double wall fuel lines or leak collection device • Injector synchronization not required

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