The Cat 826K Landfill Compactor was designed for maximum safety and comfort, easy serviceability and a variety of applications.
The new compactor boasts numerous production improvements, including three new wheel and tip configurations available to meet a particular application. This comprises a paddle tip for high performance and less fuel burn with more traction and weight, a plus tip for increased side slop stability and a combination tip of paddle and plus to maximise performance and fuel economy with side slope stability. An automatic engine and electrical system shutdown works to conserve more fuel, in addition to a lock-up torque converter.
In terms of reliability, the compactor uses the fuel-efficient Cat C15 engine with ACERT Technology which works to offer a consistent performance, long life and low emissions. Engine regeneration for Tier4 Final is automatic and does not interrupt the machine’s work cycle.
To maximise operator safety, a throttle lock maintains the engine speed which aims to reduce fatigue. Visibility has also been enhanced with an optional rearview camera, in addition to the VIMS 3G machine monitoring system, which helps to keep operators informed on machine conditions and operations.
The compactor’s serviceability is supported by an electronics bay located inside the cab, which offers easy access in a controlled environment.