July 3, 2018 by Jillian Morgan
From Cat, the CW16 pneumatic rubber-tire roller is available as a standard nine-wheel model with a 69-in. compaction width or as an optional 11-wheel model with an 84-in. compaction width. Operating weight varies from 11,464 lbs. for the nine-wheel to 32,850 lbs. for the 11-wheel. The rollers feature oscillating front wheels and a 1.25 in. tire overlap. Each wheel is equipped with self-adjusting scrapers and a water-spray system. CW16’s two-speed hydrostatic propel system is electronically controlled. It can reach speeds up to 19 km/hr. Tire choices include a 12-ply 7.5 x 15 radial or a 14-ply 7.5 x 15 bias-ply.