Investment by Caterpillar pushes higher powered engines towards cleaner emissions
Caterpillar is introducing the Cat 3516E – the latest and largest of its dual-certified EU Stage V / U.S. EPA and CARB Tier 4 Final engines, a rare accreditation among large, high-horsepower industrial engines.
The 3516E is a 78-litre V16 industrial engine with a single continuous rating that produces 2,100 hp (1,566 kW) at 1650 rpm and 8275 lb-ft. torque (11,220 Nm) at 1200 rpm and is capable of being operated at maximum power and speed without interruption or load cycling thanks to its robust design and selection of heavy-duty componentry.
The 3516E uses a dual-SCR-only aftertreatment to meet EU Stage V, U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, and California Air Regulations Board (CARB) requirements. While the SCR-only aftertreatment does require diesel exhaust fluid, owners will enjoy a lower total cost of ownership that's 1.3% less than its predecessor, the 3516C, due to advanced engine technology designed to improve overall fluid consumption.
"We designed the C3516E to meet the needs of customers who require high horsepower engines in North America and the EU. These customers work with some of the most demanding applications and need clean, continuous power to drive their business as emissions regulations become more stringent," said Jason Kern, Marketing Director for Caterpillar's Industrial Power Systems Division.
Based on the core 3516 series engine and backed by more than 725 million hours of infield service, the 3516E is designed to be reliable in a range of harsh conditions and rough jobsites, making it the perfect engine for a wide array of demanding applications including shredders, chippers, grinders, and bore and drill rigs.
The 3516E is backed by the Cat Dealer Network that is focused on providing world-class service and support for its customers. With 168 dealers, more than 2,150 locations and 157,000 dealer employees, the strength of the Cat Dealer Network is unparalleled in the industry.
"Cat dealers are truly dedicated to understanding the tough challenges and decisions our customers face each and every day," said Brian Tomsovic, Global Dealer Operations Manager. "With the C3516E, our dealers will be able to provide an engine solution that will fit the needs of many OEMs."