The landfill compactor is powered by the Cat C7.1 engine designed for maximum fuel economy and increased power density. - Photo: Caterpillar

The landfill compactor is powered by the Cat C7.1 engine designed for maximum fuel economy and increased power density.

Photo: Caterpillar

The Cat 816 landfill compactors feature improved guarding and structure engineering to optimize uptime availability. New grouping of service points reduces time spent on maintenance, while the compactor’s updated cab design increases operator comfort and productivity.

Alleviating potential damage, new frame deflectors divert trash away from the frame and hood enclosure. A new captive hinge on the service doors prevents them from opening unintentionally to protect interior components from contamination. These new deflectors and doors ensure fewer failures resulting from the severe nature of landfill applications.

The landfill compactor is powered by the Cat C7.1 engine designed for maximum fuel economy and increased power density. Two engine package options are available — U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V and Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent — for meeting local market emission standard requirements. Its advanced productivity electronic control system (APECS) transmission control delivers improved shifting performance, achieves greater momentum on grades, and saves on fuel by carrying that momentum through shift points.

The 816 compactor features improved airflow technology to reduce cleaning and maintenance. A new radial air filter lasts four times longer than the previous filter, and operators are alerted to airflow blockages by an electronic air inlet restriction indicator. A screened air inlet deflects trash from entering the radiator area to help maintain proper airflow, while an auto-reversing fan with manual activation capability purges debris buildup.

The heavy-duty main structures of the new 816 are built to be rebuilt, offering multiple life cycles. Reusing and rebuilding machine components offers significant savings compared to the cost of buying new and helps to lower total cost of ownership.