Caterpillar Updates Its Mid-Sized Asphalt Compactor Range

Caterpillar Updates Its Mid-Sized Asphalt Compactor Range

Caterpillar has updated its mid-sized asphalt compactor line. The Cat CB7, CB8, and CB10 Asphalt Compactors continue to build upon the proven performance of their predecessors with new features.

Cat asphalt compactor (Source: Caterpillar)

Comfort and Performance

Features like AM/FM Bluetooth Radio and the heated seat combined with spacious seating and legroom, unobstructed sight lines, and climate control functions 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.

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 allows operators to 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.

Deliver Quality While Making Turns

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 desktop or mobile devices. The system provides maintenance needs, machine hours, location, fuel usage, idle time, diagnostic codes, and other machine data.

(Source: Caterpillar)