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Land Mechanical Engines

Oil and gas producers have relied on Caterpillar since the industry's earliest days. For 60 years, we've powered the petroleum business on land. Now we go with it onto the ocean, hundred of miles out, thousands of feet down.

C18 ACERT Land Mechanical Drilling Engine

Cat C18 ACERT engines are the ideal solution for your demanding operations in the oilfield. Decades of field operation and intense research and development allow Cat C18 ACERT engines to deliver excellent performance with low operating costs and emissions.This is an ideal engine for land mechanical drilling applications such as mud pump drives.Cat C18 ACERT™ Industrial Diesel Engine. Ratings: 429-522 bkW (575-700 bhp) @ 1800-2100 rpm meet China Stage II, U.S. EPA Tier 3 equivalent, EU Stage IIIA equivalent emission standards. Ratings: 570-597 bkW (765-800 bhp) @ 1800-2100 rpm meet U.S. EPA Tier 2 equivalent emission standards.

Product Details

Engine Specifications

Minimum Rating 429 bkW
Maximum Rating 597 bkW
Emissions EPA and CARB Non-Road Mobile Tier 3, EU Stage IIIA
Rated Speed 2100 RPM
Bore 145 mm
Stroke 183 mm
Displacement 18 L
Aspiration Turbocharged-Aftercooled
Governor and Protection ADEM A3
Engine Weight, net dry 1273 kg
Oil Change Interval 250
Rotation (from flywheel end) Counterclockwise
Flywheel and Flywheel Housing SAE No. 0 or SAE No. 1
Flywheel Teeth 136 (SAE 0), 113 (SAE 1)

Capacity for Liquids

Minimum Cooling System (engine only) 50 L

Dimensions

Length 1389 mm
Width 919 mm
Height 1227 mm
  • Air Inlet System
    •  Single turbocharger, mid-mounted, inlet 152.4 mm (6 in), hoseconnection
    •  Dual turbocharger, front and rear inlet 127.0 mm (5 in.), hoseconnection
  • Control System
    •  Electronic governing, PTO speed control
    •  Programmable ratings
    •  Cold mode start strategy
    •  Automatic altitude compensation
    •  Power compensation for fuel temperature
    •  Programmable low and high idle and TEL
    •  Electronic diagnostics and fault logging
    •  Engine monitoring and protection system (speed, temperature,pressure)
    •  J1939 Broadcast (diagnostic, engine status, and control)
  • Cooling System
    •  Thermostats and housing — outlet vertical
    •  Jacket water pump — gear-driven, centrifuga
    •  RH front water pump inlet
    •  All plugs/fittings are STOR for lines gp water
  • Thermostats and housing — outlet vertical
    • Jacket water pump — gear-driven, centrifuga
      • RH front water pump inlet
        • All plugs/fittings are STOR for lines gp water
          • Exhaust System
            •  Exhaust manifold — dry
            •  Single turbo — front-facing turbo exhaust, full marmonconnection, maximum load 10 kg for direct connection to turbo
            •  Dual turbo — exhaust elbow, dry 203 mm (8 in)
          • Flywheels and Flywheel Housings
            •  See Mandatory Options
          • Fuel System
            •  Electronic unit injector
            •  Fuel filter, secondary, mid-mount (LH 2 micron high performance)
            •  Fuel transfer pump, LH front
            •  Fuel priming pump, LH mid-mount
            •  Fuel sample valve, mounted on fuel filter base.
          • Electronic unit injector
            • Fuel filter, secondary, mid-mount (LH 2 micron high performance)
              • Fuel transfer pump, LH front
                • Fuel priming pump, LH mid-mount
                  • Fuel sample valve, mounted on fuel filter base.
                    • Lube System
                      •  Crankcase breather — rear valve cover
                      •  Oil cooler — RH (dual)
                      •  Oil filter — RH, LH
                      •  Oil pan — front sump
                      •  Oil dipstick — LH front
                      •  Oil pump
                    • Mounting System
                      •  Front support (shipping only)
                    • Power Take-Offs
                      •  Crankshaft pulley, 203.2 mm (8 in), 3 grooves 292.1 mm(11.5 in) 1 groove, all 15.9 mm (.63 in) width
                      •  Hydraulic pump drive, SAE A, 11-tooth
                    • General
                      •  Vibration damper
                      •  Paint — Cat yellow
                      •  Lifting eyes
                      •  Automatic variable timing, electronic
                      •  Electronic installation kit 70-pin connector (connectors, pins,sockets)
                    • Mandatory Options
                      •  Throttle position sensor
                      •  Single turbo only — exhaust system (front or rear)
                      •  Flywheel housing or rear PTO
                      •  Primary filter/water separator
                    • Throttle position sensor
                      • Single turbo only — exhaust system (front or rear)
                        • Flywheel housing or rear PTO
                          • Primary filter/water separator
                            • Air Compressor
                              •  Air compressor governor
                              •  Expansion chambers
                            • Air Inlet System
                              •  Air cleaners
                              •  Air lines
                            • Air cleaners
                              • Air lines
                                • Charging System
                                  •  Charging alternators
                                  •  Alternator mountings
                                  •  Alternator wiring
                                  •  Circuit breakers and mountings
                                  •  Alternator belt guard
                                • Cooling System
                                  •  Radiator
                                  •  Fan drive with radiator packages
                                  •  Fan height instructions
                                  •  Vee belts
                                  •  Aftercooler lines with Caterpillar installed radiator
                                  •  Single turbo configuration rear-facing exhaust
                                  •  Single turbo configuration rear-facing exhaust
                                  •  Aftercoooler lines
                                  •  Suction fan adapters
                                  •  Blower fan adapter
                                  •  Blower fan
                                  •  Suction fan
                                  •  Fan belt
                                  •  Coolant level sensor
                                  •  Dry charge coolant conditioners
                                • Exhaust System
                                  •  Turbo exhaust connection
                                  •  Flexible fittings
                                  •  Elbows, flange, clamp, pipes
                                  •  Exhaust adapters
                                  •  Manifold
                                  •  Mufflers
                                • Fuel Systems
                                  •  Flexible fuel lines
                                  •  Fuel filter location
                                  •  Fuel cooler
                                  •  Water separator
                                • Instrumentation
                                  •  Gauges and instrument panels
                                • Lube System
                                  •  Oil pans
                                  •  Drain and cover
                                  •  Oil level gauge
                                  •  Remote oil filters
                                  •  Oil filters
                                  •  Lubricating oils
                                • Mounting System
                                  •  Structural steel base
                                  •  Front and rear engine support
                                • Power Take-Offs
                                  •  Rear enclosed clutches
                                  •  Hydraulic pump drives
                                  •  Hydraulics gear pumps
                                  •  Clutch supports
                                  •  Crankshaft pulleys
                                • Protection System
                                  •  Air shutoff
                                • Air shutoff
                                  • Starting System
                                    •  Air starting motors
                                    •  Air pressure regulator
                                    •  Air silencer
                                    •  Start switch
                                    •  Electric starting motors — 12V, 24V
                                    •  Battery sets – 24V
                                    •  Battery cable and rack
                                    •  Starting aids
                                  • Transmission Arrangement
                                    •  Transmission water lines
                                  • Transmission water lines
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