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  • EU Stage IIIA Emissions Compliant
  • Durable 3500 Series Caterpillar engine for years of reliable services
  • Advanced controls system for improved performance and improved diagnostics
  • Includes Auto-Engine Start/Stop System (AESS) for increased fuel savings
  • Optional telematics and remote monitoring system available
  • High capacity D43BTR traction motors for narrow gauge application
  • HIgh levels of crew comfort
  • Cab compliant with Australian standards
  • 15.75 and 18 metric tonne axle load configurations
  • Operating temperature range between -30°C to 45°C with no derate


Caterpillar 3500C-HD Engine Series

Over 100,000 3500-series engines in service in a wide range of applications

Built in Lafayette, Indiana, USA

184 Day Maintenance Cycle at EU Stage IIIA


Caterpillar 3500C-HD Engine Series

Narrow, standard and broad gauge configurations

3,000 BHP (Cat 3516) and 2,200 BHP (Cat 3512) options

Single and dual cab carbody design


Technical Details 

Engine Model     Caterpillar 3512C-HD

Emission Standards     EU Stage IIIA Compliant

Gross Power     2,200 BHP

Axle Arrangement     C - C

Traction Motors     D43 or D87 optional

Air Brake     26L or CCB26 optional

Dynamic Braking Effort     180 kN (258 kN for optional D87 traction motors)

Stall Tractive Effort (nominal)     350 kN (434 kN for optional D87 traction motors)

Continuous Tractive Effort (nominal)     296 kN (370 kN for optional D87 traction motors)

Axke Load Range     15.75 to 18 metric tonnes

Nominal Weight     94.5 t0 108 metric tonnes

Nominal Clearance     Queensland narrow gauge