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Auxiliary Engines

Industry-leading technology allows Caterpillar to create the most reliable commercial engines for a variety of applications. From tugs and container vessels to yachts and sport fishers, Cat and MaK engines have demonstrated their efficiency countless times. With remarkable reliability and durability, these engines will exceed your expectations for decades.

Cat C280 Marine Auxiliary Engines

  • Specification Summary

  • Minimum Rating 1730 bkW
  • Maximum Rating 5420 bkW
  • Aspiration TA
  • Bore 280 mm
  • Specification Sheet


Product Details

Power Rating

Minimum Rating 1730 bkW
Maximum Rating 5420 bkW

Engine Specifications

Aspiration TA
Bore 280 mm
Configuration In-Line 6, Vee 8, Vee 12, Vee 16, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel
Stroke 300 mm

Dimensions & Weights

Maximum Dry Weight 28500 kg
Maximum Height 3550 mm
Maximum Length 5007 mm
Maximum Width 1741 mm
Minimum Dry Weight 15680 kg
Minimum Height 2733 mm
Minimum Length 3691 mm
Minimum Width 1704 mm
    •  R INLET SYSTEM Aftercooler, fresh water, corrosion resistant coated (air side) Air inlet shutoff Breather, crankcase, top-mounted Turbocharger, rear-mounted, engine oil lubricated
  • R INLET SYSTEM Aftercooler, fresh water, corrosion resistant coated (air side) Air inlet shutoff Breather, crankcase, top-mounted Turbocharger, rear-mounted, engine oil lubricated
      •  Single 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)
      •  Engine coolant water drains
      •  Dry, gas tight, exhaust manifold
    • Dry, gas tight, exhaust manifold
        •  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
        •  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
      • GENERAL
        •  Paint, Caterpillar yellow Pumps, gear driven: fuel, oil, jacket water, aftercooler/oil cooler water
        •  Service literature. Included standard with each engine are two (2) complete sets of service literature listed below: 1. Custom parts book CD (serial number specific) 2. Service manual, which includes: Operation & Maintenance, Specifications, Systems Op
          •  Air Cleaners
          •  Jacket Water Heaters
          •  Heat Recovery System
          •  Heat Recovery Thermostats
          •  Cooling System Connection Groups
          •  De-Aerator
        • Jacket Water Heaters
          • Heat Recovery System
            • Heat Recovery Thermostats
              • Cooling System Connection Groups
                • De-Aerator
                  • CONTROL SYSTEM
                    •  Load Sharing module
                    •  Direct Rack Module
                  • EXHAUST SYSTEM
                    •  Outlet Expander
                    •  Flexible Exhaust Fittings
                    •  Weld Flange - Optional
                  • FUEL SYSTEM
                    •  Fuel Priming Pump
                    •  Duplex Primary Fuel Strainer
                    •  Fuel System Connections
                  • Fuel Priming Pump
                    • Duplex Primary Fuel Strainer
                      • Fuel System Connections
                        • LUBE SYSTEM
                          •  Oil Pan Drain Valve
                          •  Prelubrication Connections
                          •  Lube Oil Heater
                        • MOUNTING SYSTEM
                          •  Vibration Isolators
                        • Vibration Isolators
                          • MARINE SOCIETY REQUIREMENTS
                            •  Spray shielding
                          • Spray shielding
                            • PROTECTION SYSTEM
                              •  PLC Monitoring System Options
                              •  ECP Relay System Options
                              •  ECP Mechanical Gauge Instrument Panel
                              •  Turbocharger Speed Sensor
                              •  Cylinder Pressure Relief Valve
                              •  Oil Mist Detector
                              •  Protection System Components
                              •  Magnetic Pickup
                            • SPARE PART KITS
                              •  Intake and Air System
                              •  Basic Engine
                              •  Cylinder Head
                              •  Fuel System
                              •  Cooling System
                              •  Instrumentation
                              •  Cylinder Valve Kits
                            • STARTING SYSTEM
                              • ENGINE TESTING
                                •  Basic System Testing
                                •  Special Witness Test
                                •  Torsional Vibration Analysis
                              • Basic System Testing
                                • Special Witness Test
                                  • Torsional Vibration Analysis
                                    • SERVICE TOOLS / SHIPPING PROTECTION / FACTORY SUPPORT
                                      •  Commissioning
                                      •  Service Tools
                                      •  Factory Packaging
                                      •  Shipping Protection-Shrink Wrap or Tarp
                                      •  Shipping Protection-Export Boxing
                                      •  AID Emblem
                                      •  Storage Preservation

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