Cat Introduces New Family Of High-Speed Diesels- Product Bulletin Available
Caterpillar Engine Division announces a new family of highspeed, heavy-duty diesel engines in the 800-1,600 bhp (600-1,200 kw) class. Designated the 3500 series, the engine family provides optimum value for a wide variety of high-horsepower applications. The family will ultimately consist of V8, V12, and V16 models.
The V12 (3512) is currently produced for limited distribution in the United States and Canada, with continuous and intermittent ratings of 1,055 bhp and 1,200 bhp (787 kw and 895 kw), respectively. Worldwide 3512 availability is anticipated during third quarter of 1981. Limited geographical distribution of the V8 (3508) is planned for fourth quarter 1981. The V16 (3516) is similarly planned for 1982.
A 1.1-million-square-foot (102,- 000-square-meter) production facility is under construction in Lafayette, Ind., to manufacture the engine family. This facility will enter volume production over the next several years. During the interim, the 3500 Series engines will be manufactured at Caterpillar's Engine Complex, Mossville, 111.
The 3500 Series is an additive to the current 300 Series engine. The latter will remain in the Caterpillar Engine product line to serve all customers and the company's own product needs.
The 3500 Series will be available in marine propulsion and large marine auxiliary configurations. Typical 3512 applications include workboats, fishboats, prime and standby power installations, oil well fracturing, dredges, and cranes.
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