INDUSTRY INSIDER | April 11, 2024

Caterpillar Updates Mid-Sized Asphalt Compactors For 2024

Original Source: FocusOn Mining Aggregates & Construction

Mid-sized asphalt compactors

Caterpillar Inc. announces updates to the mid-sized asphalt compactor line. The Cat® CB7, CB8, and CB10 Asphalt Compactors continue to build upon the proven performance of their predecessors with edge-management options, optional cab, optional split drums, and a new mapping display.

Comfort and Performance
Asphalt compaction can make or break a project and meeting the required density and smoothness specifications can be essential to maximizing profitability. In doing so, having operators that can stay alert for longer periods of time to perform effective rolling patterns that cover the entire surface can be a key to success. Features like AM/FM Bluetooth Radio and the heated seat combine with spacious seating and legroom, unobstructed sight lines, and climate control functions that can help operators perform at their best.

Edge Management Options
Proper management of unconfined edges can help optimize density and lead to better road quality. The vertical edge created by the cut-off wheel helps provide a stable vertical face for joint matching on the next paving pass. The bevel edge options provide sloped profiles for smoother transitions on and off the paved surface. Three versions are available to help contractors meet job site requirements.

Compaction Control Mapping Display
The new mapping display provides an enhanced on-screen visual for easier recognition and touchscreen capability for simplified setup. Cat® Compact helps operators visualize the coverage area while recording pass-count and temperature data. The system utilizes infrared temperature sensors and GPS mapping to keep the operator informed of current mat temperatures, machine position, pass-count and pass coverage. This intuitive system enhances nighttime performance, while also capturing data for future process analysis and quality control documentation. When combined with drum edge and drum surface lighting, Cat Compact helps extend the workday and increase daily production.

Deliver Quality While Making Turns
Making tight turns on hot asphalt can result in mat tearing that can lead to quality issues. The dual split-drum option on the front drum can help eliminate tears when maneuvering around obstacles or when compacting tight turns by reducing the speed of the inner drum half. The split drum option can be a great solution for parking lots, driveway approaches, and other applications that require frequent turning.

Vision Link®
VisionLink® is a cloud-based software application that provides data to your desktop or mobile device, taking the guesswork out of fleet management with key insights to maximize performance – regardless of fleet size or equipment manufacturer. The system provides maintenance needs, machine hours, location, fuel usage, idle time, diagnostic codes, and other machine data to your mobile device, desktop or through an API to other software applications.

More information can be found by contacting a Cat dealer or visiting cat.com.