Caterpillar releases rental-friendly utility compactor range

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Caterpillar has launched of a range of utility compactors designed for the rental market that will be available worldwide, apart from North America.

The new CB2.5, CB2.7, CB2.9 and CC2.6 models utilize a weight-based nomenclature that signifies its standard operating weight in metric tonnes, making it simpler for customers to choose the machine most suitable to them.

Simple operating features include toggle-type switches for quick and easy activation of machine functions. The straight forward analog display provides fuel level, engine temperature, and machine hours for quick reference, while glow-plug technology makes starting easier.

The single point lifting option and durable hitch design makes hoisting the machine onto transport vehicles hassle-free. The foldable ROPS option provides a short transport height and enables the machine to move under and around low structures when performing compaction procedures.

Simple diagnostics and accessible service checks are key to optimizing machine production. These new utility compactors are equipped with fuses and relays that enable service personnel to quickly troubleshoot root causes without utilizing specialized equipment. Visual indicators for airflow, fuel/water separator, cooling, hydraulic and water spray systems help optimize routine service checks and keep machines working.

These new models are designed to easily fit in the rental fleet. Product Link capability enables 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.

These new Utility Compactors are equipped with a C1.5 engine that meets emissions equivalent to US EPA Tier 4 Interim, EU Stage IIIA, and China Stage III emission standards. It delivers 22.3kW (30.3hp) of power and performs effectively in the toughest conditions.

November 10, 2017

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