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The Engine Specifications for a Caterpillar

by Andrew Cohen

Caterpillar is a large North American company that was founded in 1925, and produces heavy machinery and engines. Caterpillar makes a variety of engines for various different uses. The C7 engine is made for on-highway use.

Engine Specifications

The Caterpillar C7 is an in-line, six cylinder diesel engine. The C7's cylinder bore has a diameter of 4.3 inches and a stroke piston length of 5 inches. This engine's compression ratio is 16.5:1.

More Engine Specifications

The C7 is turbocharged and its belt drive rotates counterclockwise. This engine can achieve between 210 and 230 horsepower when operating at 2,500 revolutions per minute, and between 230 and 300 horsepower when operating at 2,400 revolutions per minute.


The Caterpillar C7 engine is 42.9 inches long, 38.8 inches deep and stands 38.2 inches tall. This engine's dry weight is 1,425 pounds. The dry weight reflects the weight of the engine with no diesel and none of the necessary fluids.

About the Author

Andrew Cohen is an aspiring writer from New Jersey who focuses on international relations and political theory. He has been writing seriously for over five years. His bachelor's degree is in political science with a minor in history.

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