C280-16 (60 HZ) | 3350-5320 kW Diesel Generator

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Maximum Rating5320 ekW
Minimum Rating3350 ekW
Emissions/Fuel StrategyIMO - Tier 2
Frequency60 Hz
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Maximum Rating5320 ekW
Minimum Rating3350 ekW
Emissions/Fuel StrategyIMO - Tier 2
Frequency60 Hz
Speed720 & 900 rpm
Duty CyclePrime, Continuous
Engine Model3616 V-16,4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
Bore11 in (280 mm)
Stroke11.8 in (300 mm)
Displacement18032 in³ (296 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)141840 lb (64470 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 inlet shutoff
  • Turbocharger, watercooled, engine oil lubricated
  • Breather, crankcase, top-mounted
  • Aftercooler, fresh water, corrosion resistant coated (air side)
  • Air Cleaner
  • Three-bundle oil cooler
  • Jacket Water Thermostats
  • Front Mounted Turbos
  • Engine coolant water drains
  • Water Temperature Regulator
  • Dry, Gas Tight, Exhaust Manifold
  • 457 mm (18 in) Cat bolt pattern
  • Includes Adapter, Flexible Exhaust Fitting
  • Simplex or Duplex
  • Custom Generator per Generator Data Sheet completed by Dealer
  • UG Actuator
  • Wet Oil Sump. Includes engine-driven main Lubrication & Oil pumps, Oil Lines and Oil Pan
  • Centrifugal Oil Filters with Single Shutoff
  • Oil Filler and Dipstick
  • Service Side Engine mounted on Cylinder Block Inspection Covers
  • Crankcase Explosion Relief Valves
  • Oil Pressure Regulating Valve
  • Damper, Torsional Vibration
  • Engine and Generator Mounting
  • Line Group for Single Point Custom Connection
  • Two Motors, engine mounted at rear, on left side
  • Vane Type Air Starter
  • Air Silencer
  • Gear driven Pumps: Fuel, Oil, Jacket Water, Aftercooler / Oil Cooler Water
  • Paint, Caterpillar Yellow

Optional Equipment

  • Air Inlet Adapter
  • Vertical Support Bracket
  • Air cleaner Louver Assembly
  • Boost Control Valve
  • Soot Filter
  • Heavy Duty Air Cleaner
  • Auxiliary Water Pump
  • Heat Exchanger for Single Circuit
  • Expansion Tank
  • Cooling System Aids
  • Heating Aids
  • Flexible Exhaust Fittings
  • Weld Flange and Related Hardware
  • Duplex Primary Fuel Strainer
  • Fuel System Connections
  • Fuel Priming Pump
  • Winding Temperature Detectors
  • Anti-condensation Space Heaters
  • 3 Phase, Six Leads, WYE
  • Class F Insulation
  • Bus Bar Connections
  • Electronic / Actuators
  • EGB Actuator
  • Digital Programmers
  • Battery Backup / Power Supply
  • 230 UA
  • 723 Plus
  • Oil Pan Drain Valve
  • Lube ANSI Adapter (Emergency connection)
  • Spring Type Vibration Isolator
  • Vertically Restrained
  • Non-vertically Restrained
  • Isolator
  • Compressed Air Flex Hose
  • Turbine Type Air Starters
  • Pressure Reducing Valve
  • Redundant Air Starters
  • Custom Paint Colors