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Cat targets rental companies with new compactor series

15 Nov 13 Caterpillar’s new B-series line of utility compactors is designed specifically for the rental market.

Cat says that the control panel is intuitive for use by any operators, while the Product Link capability enables remote monitoring to keep owners informed of machine location and service needs.

The new CB22B, CB24B, CB24B XT, CB32B, CB34B, CB34B XW, CC24B and CC34B models compete in the 1.8-tonne to 5-tonne size class. Typical applications include streets, bike paths, courtyards, patchwork, parking lots, driveways, town centres, and shoulder work.

Efficient compaction performance is achieved through better visibility, increased drum diameters, multiple frequency vibratory systems and optional ballast additions on some models, the manufacturer says. The water spray system provides up to 12 hours of operation without refilling. The engines are powerful enough to cope with hills but also have an Eco-mode for reduced fuel consumption and quitter operation.

The vibratory system has a variety of frequencies and single amplitude that provide lower sound levels and job site versatility. The increased drum diameters offer smooth and efficient compaction, while smooth rear tyres on the CC24B and CC34B (below) provide a kneading action for a tight mat finish. A 50mm drum offset feature enhances control near curbs and obstacles while providing more coverage, Caterpillar says. Ballast options increase flexibility and compaction performance, it adds.

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