The Caterpillar C175-16 genset rated at 3250 kW and the Cat C175-20 genset rated at 3500 kW are the first power solutions engineered by Caterpillar for specific nodes such as 60 Hz standby and mission-critical applications. They are ideal for data centers, hospitals, wastewater treatment plants, municipalities and other large facilities.

Offered through the Cat dealer network for 60-Hz applications in North America and around the world, the 3500 kW power node is now available, while the 3250 kW unit will be launched in the second quarter of 2021.

Caterpillar meets market genset demand

«As mission-critical facilities grow in size and complexity, our customers are seeking reliable standby solutions that allow them to minimize their costs by selecting a solution that precisely meets the power need», said Bart Myers, general manager in Caterpillar’s Electric Power Division. «By expanding our portfolio of large power solutions, Caterpillar is in a stronger position to address market demand with four power nodes between 3000 kW and 4000 kW on a field-proven engine platform».

The emissions standards

The new Cat C175 diesel generator sets provide certification to U.S. EPA Tier 2 emission standards, and engine emissions consistent with Tier 4 Final levels are achieved by upgrading with Caterpillar’s advanced aftertreatment technologies. They can operate in high ambient environments and provide full power up to 131 degrees Fahrenheit (55 degrees Celsius) without derating.  


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