New series of Cat soil compactors bring more weight, low operating costs
By On-Site StaffEquipment
The new GC Series of single drum vibratory soil compactors from Cat deliver more weight at the drum for superior compaction, simple operation and a low cost of ownership with long service intervals.
Caterpillar introduced the new line, which consists of the 10-tonne CS10 GC; 11-tonne CS11 GC and CP11 GC; and 12-tonne CS12 GC and CP12 GC; last month.
“With both smooth (CS) and padfoot (CP) drum models available for compaction of granular and cohesive soils, the new models deliver reliable performance for road building, site preparation, large residential construction, large earth fill and agriculture applications,” the equipment maker said in a release.
The series is powered by the 120.7 horsepower Cat C3.6 diesel engine, which reduces engine speed to 2,000 RPM to deliver up to 10 per cent fuel savings over operation at high idle when in Standard Eco-Mode operation. Cat notes the engine’s long oil and filter change interval help to lower service time and costs.
Among other features, simplified controls are designed to make it easier for inexperienced operators to get up to speed on the the new line of compactors. Angled steps improve access to the cab, while the machine has been designed with improved visibility to give operators a better view around the compactor.