Cat® 3512C Industrial Diesel Engine

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The Cat® 3512C Industrial Diesel Engine is offered in the following rating: 1120 bkW (1500 bhp) @ 1800 rpm. This rating is U.S. EPA Tier 2 equivalent. 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.

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Maximum Power 1500HP
Maximum Torque 5259lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
Minimum Power 1500HP
Rated Speed 1800 rpm
Emissions U.S. EPA Tier 2 Equivalent
Height 71.1in
Length 120.8in
Weight - Net Dry - Basic Operating Engine Without Optional Attachments 13400lb
Width 70.3in
Aftertreatment -
Aspiration Turbocharged Aftercooled
Bore 6.7in
Displacement 3158in³
Engine Configuration V-12, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel
Rotation from Flywheel End Counterclockwise
Stroke 7.5in

Standard Equipment:

  • 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
  • Instrumentation
    • 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
  • General
    • Vibration damper
    • Lifting eyes
    • Paint: Caterpillar yellow

Optional Equipment: