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Industrial Diesel Engines - Lesser Regulated & Non-Regulated

Cat® industrial engines are ready for your application. These engines deliver the unsurpassed reliability, durability, fuel efficiency, and low cost of ownership you have come to expect from Caterpillar. And our world-class product support will never let you down. All this adds up to a powerful advantage for you. Every Cat industrial diesel and gas engine comes with 75 years of engine experience. Our world-class product line of high-speed and medium-speed industrial engines in a wide range of applications offer power solutions for the most demanding installations and the harshest environments. With power options from 8.2 to 6,100 bkW (11 to 8,180 bhp), Cat industrial diesel and gas engines offer the widest power range in the industry.

Cat® 3608 Industrial Diesel Engine

The Cat® 3608 Industrial Diesel Engine is offered in ratings ranging from 2080-2460 bkW (2787-3300 bhp) @ 800-1000 rpm. These ratings are non-certified rating and are available for global non-regulated areas. Industries powered by 3608 engines include Construction, Forestry, General Industrial, Material Handling and Mining.

Product Details

Power Rating

Minimum Power 2080.0 bkW
Maximum Power 2460.0 bkW
Frequency 800-1000 rpm

Emission Standards

Emissions Non-certified


Engine Configuration Inline 8, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel
Bore 280 mm (11 in)
Stroke 300 mm (11.8 in)
Displacement 147.8 L (9018 in³)
Aspiration Turbocharged Aftercooled
Rotation (from flywheel end) Counterclockwise

Engine Dimensions (Approximate. Final dimensions dependent on selected options)

Length 4828 mm (190 in)
Width 1748 mm (69 in)
Height 2626 mm (103 in)
Weight, Net Dry (Basic Operating Engine Without Optional Attachments) 19,000 kg (41,800 lb)
  • Air Inlet System
    •  Aftercooler core, corrosion resistant coated (air side)
    •  Air cleaner. Regular duty, dry, panel type with service indicators, turbocharger, jacket water aftercooled.
    •  Turbocharger, rear mounted
    •  Jacket water aftercooled
  • Control System
    •  Governor, RH, 3161 with self contained synthetic oil sump
    •  Air-fuel ratio control
    •  Mechanical speed control, without torque control
    •  Governor control
    •  Positive locking
  • Governor, RH, 3161 with self contained synthetic oil sump
    • Air-fuel ratio control
      • Mechanical speed control, without torque control
        • Governor control
          • Positive locking
            • Cooling System
              •  Thermostats and housing
              •  Jacket water pump, centrifugal
            • Exhaust System
              •  Exhaust manifold, dry
            • Exhaust manifold, dry
              • Flywheels and Flywheel Housing
                •  SAE No. 00 flywheel
                •  183 flywheel teeth
                •  SAE No. 00 flywheel housing
              • Fuel System
                •  Fuel filter, with service indicators, cartridge type with RH service
                •  Fuel transfer pump
              • Instrumentation
                •  Instrument Panel, RH
                •  Engine oil pressure gauge
                •  Fuel pressure gauge
                •  Oil filter differential gauge
                •  Jacket water temperature gauge
                •  Service meter, electric
                •  Tachometer
              • Instrument Panel, RH
                • Engine oil pressure gauge
                  • Fuel pressure gauge
                    • Oil filter differential gauge
                      • Jacket water temperature gauge
                        • Service meter, electric
                          • Tachometer
                            • Lube System
                              •  Crankcase breather, top mounted
                              •  Oil cooler
                              •  Oil filler
                              •  Oil dipstick
                              •  Oil pump
                              •  Oil filter, cartridge type with RH service
                              •  Shallow oil pan
                            • Mounting System
                              •  Rails, mounting, engine length, 254 mm (10 in), industrial-type, C-channel.
                            • Power Take Off
                              •  Accessory drive, upper RH
                              •  Front housing, single sided
                            • Accessory drive, upper RH
                              • Front housing, single sided
                                • Protection System
                                  •  Junction box
                                  •  Manual shutoff, RH
                                  •  Safety shutoff protection, energized to shutdown
                                  •  Low oil pressure, low idle 69 kPa (10 psi); high idle 207 kPa (30 psi)
                                  •  Water temperature
                                  •  Overspeed
                                  •  3161 governor solenoid energized to shutdown
                                • Starting System
                                  •  Starting switch
                                • General
                                  •  Vibration damper
                                  •  Lifting eyes
                                  •  Paint: Caterpillar yellow, with optional colors available at request
                                • Vibration damper
                                  • Lifting eyes
                                    • Paint: Caterpillar yellow, with optional colors available at request
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