Cat C18 ACERT Propulsion Engine (Tier 3)

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The C18 ACERT marine propulsion engine has commercial application ratings of 475-725 mhp (469-715 bhp) at 1800-2100 rpm that meet U.S. EPA Tier 3, IMO II, and EU IW emissions regulations. In addition to meeting the stricter EPA Tier 3 emissions, this engine now offers a fresh water aftercooled option for the commercial propulsion and auxiliary engines and genset packages. From fishing to offshore and everything in between, you can be confident that we have the solution to fit your needs.

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Standard Equipment:

  • Air Inlet System
    • Separate circuit after-cooled (SCAC)
    • Open Crankcase Ventilation (OCV) system
    • Turbocharger, jacket water cooled
    • Turbocharger inlet, 152 mm (6 in) OD straight connection
  • Cooling System
    • Separate Circuit After-Cooling (SCAC) for both HEX and Keel cooled engines
    • Engine JW and SCAC Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers for HEX cooled engines
    • SCAC pump, gear driven, for HEX cooled engines only
    • Jacket water pump, gear driven
    • Sea water pump, bronze impeller, gear driven
    • SCAC and JW shunt tanks for maintaining proper pump inlet pressures
  • Exhaust System
    • Water-cooled exhaust manifold & turbocharger
    • 152 mm (6 in) round flanged outlet
  • Flywheels & Flywheel Housings
    • Flywheel Housing, SAE No. 0
    • Flywheel, 18 inch, 136 teeth
    • SAE standard rotation
    • SAE No. 1, Flywheel: 14 inch, 113 teeth
  • Fuel System
    • Front service simplex fuel system
    • Fuel transfer pump, gear driven
    • Manual fuel priming pump
    • Hybrid fuel line design
  • Lube System
    • Front service simplex oil system
    • Center sump oil pan:
    • Front and top service oil filler locations
    • Front service dipstick
    • Oil pump, gear driven
  • Mounting System
    • Front support - adjustable
  • Power Take-offs
    • Poly-V groove for alternator drive
    • NOTE: There are no standard power take-offs available
  • General
    • Front damper guard
    • Front service engine
    • Common electrical bonding point
    • Engine does not ship with zinc components
    • Engine is certified to D2/E2 emissions cycles
    • CERTIFIED TO EU STAGE IIIA AND CCNR STAGE II (E3 CYCLE) EMISSIONS STANDARDS.
  • Control System
    • Programmable low idle
    • WOSR (Wide Operating Speed Range) available for EPA Tier 3 - B and C Ratings
    • Adjustable High Idle (TEL) - EPA Tier 3 WOSR Ratings Only
    • Electronic diagnostics and fault logging
    • Engine and transmission monitoring (speed, temperature, pressure)
    • Electronic fuel/air ratio contro
    • Engine Protection Mode for extended ambient conditions - EPA Tier 3 Ratings Only
    • Torque Limiting functionality for WOSR ratings only
    • 70-pin customer connector
    • Three types of throttle inputs (primary/ secondary PWM, 0-5V, 4-20mA +/-

Optional Equipment:

  • Exhaust System
    • Dry Elbows
    • Water-Cooled Elbows
    • Flexible Fitting
    • Flange
    • Muffler
    • Muffler Spark Arresting
  • Air Inlet System
    • Air Inlet Adapter
  • Charging System
    • Battery Chargers
    • Charging Alternators
    • Alternator Mounting Group
    • Ammeter
  • Control System
    • MECP I
    • CATERPILLAR ALARM AND PROTECTION
  • Cooling System
    • AUX EXPANSION TANK FLANGE KIT
  • Fuel System
    • Duplex Fuel Filters
    • Flexible Fuel Lines
    • Fuel Cooler
    • Primary Fuel Filters
  • Instrumentation
    • Instrument Panels
    • OEM Wiring Harness
    • Engine to Engine Harness
    • Gauges
    • Transmission Sensors
    • Oil Level Sensor
  • Lube System
    • Duplex Oil Filters
    • Transmission Oil Cooler
    • Sump Pump
  • Mounting System
    • Vibration Isolators
    • Front Support
    • Rear Support
  • Power Take-offs
    • NOTE: PTO OPTIONS REQUIRE TORSIONAL VIBRATION ANALYSIS
    • Crankshaft Pulleys
    • Front Stub Shaft
    • Hydraulic Pump Drive Adapter
    • Front Enclosed Clutch
  • Protection System
    • Marine Classification Society and SOLAS
    • Marine Classification Society and Fire Resistance
  • Starting System
    • STARTING SYSTEM Electric Starting Motors - Single 24 Volt
    • Air Starting Motor
    • Air Start Accessories
    • Starting Aids - JW Heaters
    • Battery Sets - 24 Volt - Dry
  • Packing
    • Engine Protective Cover
    • Storage Preservation
    • Export Packing
Renee HerndonRenee Herndon
21:55 29 Feb 24
Dalton was very helpful, The road construction, however, was not! 😂I would rather have to sand paper an alligators @$$ in a phone booth that to get in that mess again.
Michael BirrenMichael Birren
14:58 24 Feb 24
I purchased a used C-15 from a customer of Greg Pool was a running take out. I picked up the engine from the Greg Pool Cat near Nags Head NC. They started they had done all service on this engine stated the hours and all items replaced during the life of engine under their care. I just recently put the engine in my boat after 2 years of building the vessel I find that everything they said about the engine was a LIE!!! Turbo was Bad, After cooler was not updated to the newer version for the C-15 it was missing a terminal Resistor that was clearly stolen off the engine which created a major issue with start up upon installation. Greg Pool Caterpillar stated the hours at 3300 we find out there were 5700 hours. I didn’t do a start up or test run which I regret because i was dealing with a Caterpillar dealer i thought i could trust them. Clearly not Buyers Be Ware if your dealing with Greg Pool Caterpillar in NC. I have 3 of the C-15 engines in my Work boats here in Tampa Fl and my Cat dealership here is Ring power who have done an amazing job to get me going with this Engine. I am very Disappointed in The Caterpillar company for allowing such A dealership to exist.
David LawrenceDavid Lawrence
13:04 22 Feb 24
Brandon PierceBrandon Pierce
22:00 18 Feb 24
Darin NoeDarin Noe
01:17 16 Feb 24
Jose SotoJose Soto
15:26 23 Sep 23
Hunter ElliottHunter Elliott
16:17 07 Sep 23
Rick Kelly-CrapseRick Kelly-Crapse
21:06 25 Aug 23
They had all my parts for my 3208 Cat.Friendly folks at parts counter.
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