Caterpillar introduces two new utility compactors

To enhance efficiency, Caterpillar designed its two new utility compactors with easy operation, transportation and service in mind.

The new CB1.7 and CB1.8, with operating weights of 1.7 and 1.8 tonnes, feature toggle-type switches for quick and easy activation of machine functions. The mechanical propel lever provides quick reaction for precise control, while LED lights on the console simplify operation in low light conditions.

The single point lifting option and durable hitch design makes hoisting the utility compactors onto transports quick and easy. The foldable ROPS option provides a short height and enables the machine to move under and around low structures when performing compaction procedures.

The high amplitude vibratory system combined with large diameter drums and the exclusive, eccentric weight design delivers ideal compaction performance. With automatic activation and front or both drum vibratory capabilities, the machines provide the results that job sites require.

Typical applications for the compactors include bike paths, courtyards, patchwork, parking lots, driveways, town centres and shoulder work.

These new models are designed to fit into a rental fleet. Product Link capability enables close monitoring to keep owners informed of machine location and service needs. The control panel and spacious platform offer comfort to suit a variety of operators. Durable components and the fuel-efficient engine maximize uptime and lower lifetime operating costs.

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Full access to remote drains, sampling ports and filters makes service fast and easy, according to Caterpillar. Long service intervals for the engine oil and vibratory drums keeps the machine on the job site longer.

The CB1.7 and CB1.8 are equipped with a Cat C1.1 engine that delivers 24.7 hp. It meets regional engine emissions standards and has a pre-heat starting system.

The cooling system with integrated water and oil cooler uses an aluminum radiator that provides corrosion resistance. A large space between cores provide efficient cooling and easy cleaning. The system is effective in high-ambient temperatures up to 50 C.

The standard 30 litre tank maximizes time between refills. Eight intermittent spray settings optimize usage, while four nozzles at the rear and front of each drum evenly distributes water coverage.