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New Cat 836K landfill compactor

  • 03 December 2013 - 14:25

    Latest Caterpillar compactor designed with operator comfort and safety, durability and serviceability in mind

    BUILDING upon the solid engineering of its predecessors, the new 562hp (419kW) Cat 836K landfill compactor features a redesigned cab, an engine that meets US EPA Tier 4 Final (EU Stage IV) emissions regulations, new wheel and tip configurations, and enhanced safety and serviceability features.

    The newly designed operator’s station features improved ingress/egress and a standard rear-view camera for significantly enhanced overall visibility, while automatic temperature control adds to the overall comfort of the cabin. Interior and bystander sound levels have been reduced, and optional sound-suppression packages are available. Also available are a heated seat and radio options, including Bluetooth, MPS, or satellite.

    For optimum efficiency, the 836K can be fitted with the Cat Computer Aided Earthmoving System. Using Global Navigation Satellite System technology and digital terrain files, the system delivers real-time information via an in-cab display to assist the operator in determining the appropriate number of passes for the level of compaction required.

    Additional convenience and productivity is provided by the 836K’s Auto-Blade feature, which automatically raises the blade when the machine reverses and lowers the blade to a pre-set height when it moves forward.

    The 836K’s Cat C18 ACERT engine uses selective catalytic reduction to control nitrogen-oxide emissions, and the Cat Clean Emissions Module (diesel particulate filter (DPF), diesel oxidation catalyst and Cat Regeneration System) to control particulate emissions.

    The Cat mechanical drive train in the 836K is purpose-built for harsh waste-handling environments and ensures positive power transmission, productivity and efficiency, compared with alternative drive-train technologies.

    Caterpillar’s exclusive Impeller Clutch Torque Converter works with a throttle-lock feature to allow modulation of rimpull in order to slow the machine without reducing engine speed. This capability allows full hydraulic power for blade and steering functions at all ground speeds, while providing hydrostatic drive-like performance. A direct-drive/converter-drive powershift transmission and rugged planetary axles complete the 836K’s drive train.

    The 836K comes equipped with one of three new application-specific wheel and tip configurations – the new Paddle tip offers high performance and reduced fuel burn with more traction and less weight; the Plus tip has a traditional design for increased side-slope stability; and the Combination Tip merges both Paddle and Plus tips to give high performance with side-slope stability.

    To protect key components and systems from damage, the 836K uses specialized guarding, including hydraulically actuated engine and powertrain shields, front frame guards to prevent trash build-up inside the frame and to protect hydraulic lines, and axle seal guarding to stop material from binding around the axles. In addition, sight gauges and fill tubes are protected.

    Meanwhile, striker bars forward and behind the rear wheels and behind the front wheels help keep the wheels free of debris and assist in maintaining required compaction, while in cohesive material or severe packing conditions, optional cleaner fingers are available to further assist wheel-tip cleaning.