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Cat® C32 Diesel Engine

The Cat® C32 Industrial Diesel Engine is offered in ratings ranging from 746-895 bkW (1000-1200 bhp) @ 1800 rpm. These ratings meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards. Applications powered by C32 engines include: Bore/Drill Rigs, Chippers/Grinders, Construction, Cranes, Dredgers, Forestry, Hydraulic Power Units, General Industrial, Irrigation Equipment, Material Handling, Mobile Earthmoving Equipment, Paving Equipment, Pumps, Shovels/Draglines, Surface Hauling Equipment and Trenchers.

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  • Engine Configuration V-12, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel
  • Cooling System Capacity 67.9 L (71.7 qt)
  • Lube System (refill) 68 L (71.9 qt)
  • Length 1874 mm (73.78 in)

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  • Engine Configuration
    V-12, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel
  • Cooling System Capacity
    67.9 L (71.7 qt)
  • Lube System (refill)
    68 L (71.9 qt)
  • Bore
    5.7 in
  • Stroke
    6.4 in
  • Displacement
    1958.9 in³
  • Aspiration
    Twin Turbocharged Aftercooled (TTA)
  • Compression Ratio
  • Combustion System
    Direct Injection
  • Rotation from Flywheel End
  • Engine Configuration
  • Bore
    145 mm (5.71 in)
  • Stroke
    162 mm (6.38 in)
  • Displacement
    32.1 L (1958.9 in³)
  • Cooling System - Capacity
    67.9 L (71.7 qt)
  • Lube System - Refill
    68 L (71.9 qt)

Engine Dimensions (Approximate. Final dimensions dependent on selected options)

  • Length
    1874 mm (73.78 in)
  • Width
    1600 mm (63 in)
  • Height
    1370 mm (53.9 in)
  • Weight - Net Dry (Basic Operating Engine Without Optional Attachments)
    3004 kg (6625 lb)

Power Rating

  • Minimum Power
    1000 HP
  • Maximum Power
    1200 HP
  • Rated Speed
    1800 rpm
  • Maximum Torque
    4056 lb-ft @ 1200 rpm

Emission Standards

  • Emissions
    U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final

Engine Dimensions - Approximate

  • Height
    1370 mm (53.9 in)
  • Length
    1874 mm (73.78 in)
  • Weight - Net Dry - Basic Operating Engine Without Optional Attachments
    3004 kg (6625 lb)
  • Width
    1600 mm (63 in)
  • Length
    73.8 in
  • Weight - Net Dry - Basic Operating Engine Without Optional Attachments
    6625 lb
  • Height
    53.9 in
  • Width
    63 in


When it comes to making the engine installation process smoother, look to the Cat C32. Using innovative technology solutions, the C32 was created to eliminate the need for thermal management and DEF, reducing the size of the overall engine package. And thanks to flexible aftertreatment mounting options, installing such a large engine just got a lot less complicated.

Advanced Features

The key to success for any machine is avoiding downtime as much as possible. Thanks to the DEF-free, the dual-can DOC Cat C32 with transparent regeneration, operators can stay focused on being productive for the long haul.

Ideal Applications

Industrial and construction applications such as: Dredges • Chippers • Grinders • Emergency water pumps • Rock drills

Total Cost of Ownership

Optimized to meet some of the most demanding operating cycles of just about any machine, the DEF-free Cat C32 can help owners and operators save on parts costs while also remaining maintenance-free for the engine's lifetime.

Cat Dealer Product Support

Bigger is better and that’s because the Cat C32 comes standard with a five-year warranty, world-class global dealer network support and simplified service routines.


Built to meet Caterpillar's strict safety standards and customers' most demanding work sites throughout the world, the Cat C32 is tried and tested to be safe and secure no matter where the job site is.

Standard Equipment:

  • Air Inlet System
    • Turbocharged
    • Air-to-Air Aftercooled
  • Control System
    • Electronic control system
    • Over-foam wiring harness
    • Automatic altitude compensation
    • Power compensated for fuel temperature
    • Configurable software features
    • Engine monitoring system SAE J1939 broadcast and control
  • Cooling System
    • Thermostats and housing, vertical outlet
    • Jacket water pump, centrifugal
    • Water pump, inlet
  • Exhaust System
    • Exhaust manifold, dry
    • Optional exhaust outlet
  • Flywheels And Flywheel Housing
    • Choice of SAE No. 0 or SAE No. 1 flywheel housing
  • Fuel System
    • MEUI injection
    • Fuel filter, secondary (2 micron)
    • Electronic fuel priming
  • Lube System
    • Open crankcase ventilation system
    • Oil cooler
    • Oil filler
    • Lube oil filter
    • Rear sump oil pan
    • Oil dipstick
    • Gear driven oil pump
  • General
    • Paint: Caterpillar yellow, with optional colors available at request

Optional Equipment:

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