CAT 836K Landfill Compactor

The new 562 gross horsepower (419 kW) Cat® 836K landfill compactor delivers on more than 20 years of durable reliability and ease of service by ensuring the operator’s health, productivity and safety are all standard features.

The 836K advances the solid engineering of its predecessors with new wheel and tip configurations and enhanced safety and serviceability. The 836K comes equipped with one of three new wheel and tip con gurations available to meet the operator’s desired application.

A standard rear-view camera enhances overall visibility for the operator while a new instrument pod features membrane switch panels and automatic temperature control – improving operator comfort. Interior and bystander sound levels are reduced, with optional sound-suppression packages available. To protect key components and systems from damage, the 836K uses specialised guarding, including hydraulically actuated engine and power-train shields and front-frame guards to prevent trash build-up inside the frame. Axle-seal guarding stops material from binding around the axles.

The 836K’s Auto-Blade feature automatically raises the blade when the machine reverses and lowers the blade to a pre-set height when it moves forward. The STICTM steering controller uses a single lever for steering and transmission control, allowing the operator to sit comfortably back in the seat, reducing fatigue.

For optimum efficiency, the 836K can be fitted with the Cat Compaction Technology. Using a Global Navigation Satellite System 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.

A new generation of aerial surveying solutions

Landair Surveys (Wantirna, VIC) is about to introduce a new generation of aerial surveying solutions for their clients.

The company reports its newly-purchased Leica RCD30 airborne camera has improved turnaround time by up to 67 per cent.

Designed for photogrammetric and remote sensing applications, Landair says the brand new Leica equipment will be fitted to Landair’s aircraft.

Erik Birzulis, managing director of Landair Surveys, says that after rigorous testing and commissioning of the unit, the company will offer new benefits through the product.

These include a faster turnaround time – full integration with software workflow resulting in urgent products being completed on the same or next day, reduced impact for the client’s operation team and reduced risk associated with site access issues. An improved camera sensor means surveying can be done in less favourable lighting conditions, while a shorter processing time is achieved by integrating cloud-based IT solutions.

“For example, instead of shipping a hard drive to the head office by overnight courier, the data will be uploaded to Landair’s servers within minutes,” Eric says.

“Additional surveying services will be offered, for example, 3D point clouds for easier visualisation, or thanks to the new NIR (near-infrared) feature, vegetation health analysis.”

Sennebogen 818 E-series

The Sennebogen 818 E-series builds on more than 60 years of experience in the design and construction of purpose-built materials handling machines.

To maximise performance, the 818 E-series has improved fuel efficiency, operating comfort, maintenance and service and a range of other areas. The diesel engine features an automatic idle reduction, shut down and performance optimisation aimed at reducing fuel consumption. Eco Mode intends to increase fuel savings by up to 20 per cent during operation. The operating comfort of the 818 E-series has been improved through a hydraulically elevated cabin, offering an operator eye level of approximately 5600mm. Meanwhile joystick steering control offers maximum visibility and a clutter-free cabin. The safety of the materials handler has been bolstered through a sliding door for cabin entry, an emergency cabin lowering function accessible at both ground level and inside the cabin and two 115° cameras to the right and rear of the machine. Maintenance and service has also been maximised through all daily service checks easily accessed from ground level on the machine, a straight forward and clearly labelled electrical system and a low percentage of proprietary parts.

Sennebogen National Business Development Manager Neil Adlam says the 818 E-series offers an uncompromised high performance in all critical areas of material handling excellence.

“The total Sennebogen package is supported locally by the dedicated team at Pacific Materials Handling, with national branches and local technicians to support any requirements.”