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Caterpillar has leveraged its decades of experience to maximise the performance and reliability of the new 836 Landfill Compactor, even in the harshest of environments

Cat 836 landfill compactorFive wheel and tip configurations are available for the new 836. (Image source: Cat)

Upgrades to the axles and transmission of the new landfill compactor help to increase durability of the heavy-duty main structures that support multiple life cycles and new standard technologies increase machine efficiency by allowing the operator to meet compaction targets in fewer passes to save on fuel.

The Cat torque converter with lock-up clutch eliminates torque converter losses while lowering system heat and transfers more power to the ground for improved traction. Its advanced productivity electronic control system (APECS) transmission control helps the compactor to achieve greater momentum on grades and delivers fuel savings by carrying momentum through shift points.

Two configuration options for the Cat C18 engine powering the 836 allow the compactor to meet local emissions regulation requirements around the world. Improved radiator air inlet door sealing and carry over pressure hood enclosure help to reduce the need for engine compartment cleanout. Helping to facilitate maintenance planning, data captured alerts key personnel to the remaining useful life of the engine air filter.

Cat Compact technologies ensure compaction targets are met quickly, uniformly and in fewer passes to save on fuel. The system includes a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receiver on top of the 836 and mapping display inside the cab.

Standard Cat Compact with Pass Mapping delivers high-accuracy pass counting, allowing operators to monitor areas of coverage and number of passes. Optional Compact Elevation Mapping combines both pass counting and elevation monitoring of slopes to plan, control layer thicknesses and achieve better density.

VisionLink brings improvements to fleet management while standard Cat Link technology provides access to machine location, hours, fuel consumption, idle time, events and diagnostic codes. Operators are kept informed about machine operating conditions through a 3G touchscreen with user-friendly interface for viewing the vital information management systems (VIMS) data to optimise machine uptime.

The new Cat 836 also features larger diameter shafts and Cat locker differentials for enhanced drive system longevity, improved direction shift speed and increased traction in the waste stream. Updates to the final drive gear set reduce stress and enhance pitting life of the gear. 

The company has paid particular attention to safety with major components accessed from ground level or on the machine’s platform. In addition, the operator benefits from better forward visibility to the blade and wheels via the lowered glass design and the standard rear-view camera increases awareness around the machine’s rear. 

Five wheel and tip configurations are available for the new 836. The lighter paddle tip design delivers high performance and traction with less fuel burn, while the plus tip traditional design increases stability on side slopes. The combination tip wheel incorporates both the paddle and plus tips to provide the best compromise of performance and fuel economy with side slope stability. 

The new Cat 836 Landfill Compactor has scheduled availability in August 2023.