C280-12 (60 HZ) | 3300-4000 kW Diesel Generator

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Maximum Rating4000 ekW
Minimum Rating3300 ekW
Emissions/Fuel StrategyIMO - Tier 2
Frequency60 Hz
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Maximum Rating4000 ekW
Minimum Rating3300 ekW
Emissions/Fuel StrategyIMO - Tier 2
Frequency60 Hz
Speed720 & 900 rpm
Duty CyclePrime, Continuous
Engine Model3612 V-12,4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
Bore11 in (280 mm)
Stroke11.8 in (300 mm)
Displacement13524 in³ (222 l)
Compression Ratio13:01
Fuel SystemDirect unit injection
Governor TypeGenerator Set Monitoring System (GMS)
Length - Maximum404 in (10261.7 mm)
Width - Maximum99.62 in (2530.3 mm)
Height - Maximum156.6 in (3977.7 mm)
Dry Weight - Genset (maximum)112690 lb (51230 kg)

Benefits and Features

Cat Diesel Engine

  • Reliable, rugged, durable design
  • Field-proven in thousands of applications worldwide
  • Four-stroke-cycle diesel engine combines consistent performance and excellent fuel economy with minimum weight


  • Matched to the performance and output characteristics of Cat engines
  • Industry leading mechanical and electrical design
  • Industry leading motor starting capabilities
  • High Efficiency

World Wide Product Support

  • Cat dealers provide extensive post-sale support including maintenance and repair agreements.
  • Cat dealers have over 1,800 dealer branch stores operating in 200 countries. The Caterpillar S•O•S℠ program cost effectively detects internal engine component condition, even the presence of unwanted fluids and combustion by-products

Full Range of Attachments

  • Wide range of bolt-on system expansion attachments, factory designed and tested Flexible packaging options for easy and cost effective installation

Standard Equipment

  • Air cleaner
  • Air inlet shutoff
  • Breather, crankcase, top-mounted
  • Turbocharger, watercooled, engine oil lubricated
  • Aftercooler, fresh water, corrosion resistant coated (air side)
  • Front mounted turbos
  • Jacket water thermostats
  • Water temperature regulator
  • Engine coolant water drains
  • Three-bundle oil cooler
  • 457 mm (18 in) Cat bolt pattern
  • Dry, gas tight, exhaust manifold
  • Includes adapter, flexible exhaust fitting
  • Simplex or duplex
  • Custom generator per generator data sheet completed by Dealer
  • UG Actuator
  • Oil filler and dipstick
  • Centrifugal oil filters with single shutoff
  • Crankcase explosion relief valves
  • Oil pressure regulating valve
  • Wet oil sump. Includes engine-driven main lubrication and oil pumps, oil lines and oil pan
  • Service side engine mounted on cylinder block inspection covers
  • Engine and generator mounting
  • Damper, torsional vibration
  • Vane type air starter
  • Two motors, engine mounted at rear, on left side
  • Line group for single point custom connection
  • Air silencer
  • Gear driven pumps: Fuel/oil/jacket water/aftercooler/Oil cooler water
  • Paint, Caterpillar yellow

Optional Equipment

  • Boost control valve
  • Soot filter
  • Heavy duty air cleaner
  • Air cleaner louver assembly
  • Vertical support bracket
  • Air inlet adapter
  • Expansion tank
  • Heating aids
  • Cooling system aids
  • Heat exchanger for single circuit
  • Auxiliary water pump
  • Weld flange and related hardware
  • Flexible exhaust fittings
  • Fuel priming pump
  • Fuel system connections
  • Duplex primary fuel strainer
  • Anti-condensation space heaters
  • Winding temperature detectors
  • Busbar connections
  • Class F insulation
  • 3 Phase, six leads, WYE
  • Battery backup/power supply
  • Electronic/actuators
  • 723 Plus
  • 230 UA
  • EGB actuator
  • Digital programmers
  • Lube ANSI adapter (Emergency connection)
  • Oil pan drain valve
  • Spring type vibration isolators
  • Non-vertically restrained
  • Isolator
  • Vertically restrained
  • Compressed air flex hose
  • Turbine type air starters
  • Redundant air starters
  • Pressure reducing valve
  • Custom paint colors