C18 ACERT Land Mechanical Drilling Engine

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 ...
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Engine Specifications

Maximum Rating
EPA and CARB Non-Road Mobile Tier 3, EU Stage IIIA
Minimum Rating
Rated Speed
Governor and Protection
Engine Weight - Net Dry
Rotation from Flywheel End
Oil Change Interval
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
13.2gal (US)



Engine Design

- Proven reliability and durability- Robust diesel strength design prolongs life and lowersowning and operating costs- Broad operating speed range- High power density — lightweight engine for weightsensitive applications- PTO drive options provide flexible access to auxiliarypower for pumps and other needs

Advanced Digital Engine Management

ADEM A3 control system providing integrated ignition,speed governing, protection, and controls, includingdetonation-sensitive variable ignition timing. ADEM A3has improved: user interface, display system, shutdowncontrols, and system diagnostics.

Optional Attachments

- Engine-Mounted Transmission Oil Cooler — integration with engine cooling system allows ease ofinstallation and a tighter overall engine package- Engine Brakes — braking capabilities for mobileapplications

Custom Packaging

For any petroleum application, trust Caterpillar to meetyour exact needs with a factory custom package. Cat®engines, generators, enclosures, controls, radiators,transmissions — anything your project requires — can becustom designed and matched to create a one-of-a kindsolution. Custom packages are globally supported andare covered by a one-year warranty after startup.


Caterpillar has a full line of engine-transmission packagesthat can be fully integrated with your axle, hydraulics, andoperator interface. Cat transmissions deliver continuousoperation under full load, smooth shifting at any speed,and maximum up time, with unmatched durability andeasy maintenance.

Full Range of Attachments

Large variety of factory-installed engine attachmentsreduces packaging time


Every engine is full-load tested to ensure proper engineperformance.

Product Support Offered Through Global Cat Dealer

- More than 2,200 dealer outlets- Cat factory-trained dealer technicians service everyaspect of your petroleum engine- Cat parts and labor warranty- Preventive maintenance agreements available for repairbefore-failure options- S•O•SSM program matches your oil and coolant samplesagainst Caterpillar set standards

Over 80 Years of Engine Manufacturing Experience

Ownership of these manufacturing processes enablesCaterpillar to produce high quality, dependable products.- Cast engine blocks, heads, cylinder liners, and flywheelhousings- Machine critical components- Assemble complete engine

Web Site

For all your petroleum power requirements, visit www.catoilandgasinfo.com

Standard Equipment:

Optional Equipment:

    Air Compressor
    • Air compressor governor
    • Expansion chambers
    Air Inlet System
    • 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
    • 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
    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