Caterpillar launches simple utility compactors


Caterpillar has announced the launch of two utility compactors, designed with simplicity in mind. The new CB1.7 and CB1.8 paving products have a weight-based nomenclature signifying their standard operating weight in metric tons.

Providing high versatility in the 1.7 and 1.8 metric ton class respectively, the models are suitable for bike paths, courtyards, patchwork, parking lots, driveways, town centers and shoulder work.

Simple operating features include toggle-type switches for quick and easy activations of machine functions.

A Caterpillar spokesperson said, “Moving to a new job-site has never been easier. The single-point lifting option and durable hitch design make hoisting these machines onto transports quick and easy. The foldable ROPS option provides a short height and enables the machine to move under and around low structures when performing compaction procedures.”

The high amplitude vibratory system combined with large diameter drums and the weight design delivers excellent compaction performance.

These new models are designed to easily fit in the rental fleet. With Caterpillar’s Product Link capability, they enable close monitoring to keep owners informed of machine location and service needs.

The simple control panel and spacious platform offer comfort to suit a variety of operators. Durable components and the fuel-efficient engine maximize uptime and lower lifetime operating costs.

March 9, 2018

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