C8.3 for Agriculture (Tier 2)

Overview

C8.3 for Agriculture (Tier 2)The C8.3 is one of the most versatile engines in every kind of agriculture equipment. It's also one of the most successful, with millions of C Series engines in use around the globe. Reliable performance with reduced maintenance helps explain its popularity.

Today's C8.3 is available in a wide range of ratings, from 185-260 hp. Heavy-duty standard features like the Holset HX40 turbocharger and pistons with Ni-Resist inserts make every C8.3 last longer, while customized options make every C8.3 work better in every kind of equipment and every kind of climate.

Getting the right combination to match your equipment, operating environment and workloads has never been easier. Cummins Advisor is ready to provide expert assistance with your installation process.

Every C8.3 engine is covered by Cummins three-step warranty, one of the most comprehensive and simplest plans in the industry.

Specifications

Cummins C8.3 has quietly improved, every year. Dual Ni-Resist piston inserts reduce friction, increase piston life and decrease oil consumption. The combustion chamber bowl, crank angle and helical gear have all been modified to help reduce noise. An in-line fuel pump delivers fuel at higher injection pressures for cleaner combustion, more power and lower emissions. The result is higher torque output from less fuel. And, because you can run a C8.3 on every kind of fuel from Jet-A to kerosene to diesel, it's right at home in the most remote locations.

Specifications.
Advertised Horsepower 185-260 hp 138-194 kW
Peak Torque 631-889 lb-ft 856-1205 N•m
Cylinders 6
Oil System
Capacity
21 qt 19.9 liters
Length 44.4 in 1128 mm
Width 29.5 in 749 mm
Height 43.2 in 1096 mm
Weight (wet) 1,360 lb 617 kg

Engine Finder Specifications

Markets
Certification Level Tier 2 / Stage II
Power 185 - 260 hp / 138 - 194 kW
Torque 631 - 889 lb-ft / 856 - 1205 N•m

Ratings

Engine Model Advertised hp (kW) @ rpm Peak hp (kW) @ rpm Peak Torque lb-ft (N•m) @ rpm
C8.3-260 260 (194) @ 2200 275 (205) @ 2000 889 (1205) @ 1500
C8.3-250 250 (186) @ 2200 265 (198) @ 2000 853 (1157) @ 1500
C8.3-240 240 (179) @ 2200 257 (192) @ 2000 824 (1117) @ 1500
C8.3-230 230 (172) @ 2200 249 (186) @ 2000 804 (1090) @ 1500
C8.3-215 215 (160) @ 2200 225 (168) @ 2000 719 (975) @ 1500
C8.3-205* 205 (153) @ 2200 216 (161) @ 2000 715 (970) @ 1500
C8.3-190* 190 (142) @ 2000 194 (145) @ 1800 638 (865) @ 1500
C8.3-185* 185 (138) @ 2200 193 (144) @ 2000 631 (856) @ 1500

Additional ratings may be available. Check with your Cummins distributor or dealer.

*Continuous rating.

Features

The C8.3 is built to last, with a cast-iron unitized block with fewer parts than traditional diesel designs, fewer joints and simplified maintenance. This block has been structurally reinforced to resist bending and torsion, eliminating 1 dBA of noise output. Even the gaskets have a special edge-molded design to eliminate possible leakage and reduce oil consumption. Heavy-duty features include:

  • Heavy-duty pistons with Ni-Resist inserts for longer life
  • Mid-stop cylinder liners that reduce cavitation and improve rebuildability
  • Plateau honing on the cylinder liners for near-perfect cylinder geometry, virtually eliminating oil consumption
  • A robust Holset HX40 wastegated turbo with excellent low-end torque
  • An in-line fuel pump that delivers higher injection pressures for cleaner combustion, more power and flexible fueling
  • A helical gear train that operates smoother and quieter
  • A proven design with millions of C Series engines in service everywhere around the world

Maintenance

Maintenance Intervals

The C8.3 is designed to run up to 500 hours between oil changes with the optional high-capacity oil pan, with little or no top-off needed. Plateau-honed cylinder liners, an innovative ring pack design and edge-molded gaskets all help to reduce oil consumption.

For complete maintenance information, please consult your Owner's Manual or Operations and Maintenance Manual.

Brochures Available

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Cummins Agriculture Brochure - Growing Together (English) - A4 Format 4087328 Request View  Download
Cummins Agriculture Brochure - Growing Together (German) - A4 Format 4087329 View  Download
National Overhaul Warranty For MidRange Engines Flyer 4021552 Request View  Download