Caterpillar introduces 10 new tandem and combination utility compactors

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Caterpillar has introduced 10 new tandem and combination utility compactors in the 2-tonne to 5-tonne range.

The new line includes weight-based model nomenclature changes with the new Cat CB2.5/CB2.5 GC, CB2.7/CB2.7 GC, CC2.7/CC2.7 GC, CB2.9, CB4.0, CC4.0 and the CB4.4. The rollers tackle a range of soil and asphalt applications, including parking lots, driveways, urban streets, landscaping and small construction sites.

The new Cat CB2.5, CB2.7, CC2.7, CC 2.9, CB4.0, CC4.0 and CB4.4 models are built for production. The Cat C1.7T engine meets Tier 4 Final emission standards, and the auto idle shutdown feature helps to conserve fuel and hours.

Advanced hydraulics and exclusive power management software deliver improved performance on grades.

Designed for rental and low- to medium-duty applications, the GC series deliver low cost of ownership and simplified maintenance. Powered by a turbocharged Cat C1.7T engine rated at 24.6 hp, the CB2.5 GC, CB2.7 GC and CC2.7 models meet Tier 4 Final emission standards without an aftertreatment system.

The reengineered operator controls feature simple rocker switches and an easy-to-read display. A switch efficiently controls low/high vibration frequencies, while auto vibration control ceases vibration when the travel lever is in neutral to prevent marking of the asphalt mat.

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Offering compaction widths from 1 metre to 1.4 metres, the compactors feature large drum diameters for a smooth mat finish and thick drum shells for added durability. The rollers’ 50-mm drum offset improves compaction efficiency when rolling next to curbs. 

A narrow frame design allows for improved visibility to the job surface and drum edge. 

Both the standard and GC series models incorporate a water tank gauge for continuous monitoring from the operator’s station, so the tank does not run dry. 

Better positioned nozzles on the spray bars improves water coverage on the drum to prevent material pick-up. As well, the new spray test mode on the water system facilitates testing and adjusting nozzle angle to ensure proper drum coverage