With this new Soil Compactor, GPS mapping is provided, so fewer passes means less fuel and more...

With this new Soil Compactor, GPS mapping is provided, so fewer passes means less fuel and more productivity. 

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The new Cat 815 Soil Compactor features technology upgrades to help increase productivity and efficiency, so more area is compacted in less time on large earthworks projects. New machine designs and revised service groupings combine to cut maintenance costs up to 9%. With all components relocated from the cab roof to lower overall transport height, the redesigned operator’s cab upgrades the steering and climate controls to elevate comfort.

The Cat 815 is built for high-speed, high quality soil compaction with its four 39-inch wide steel drums. Drum design boasts a chevron pattern to the tamping tips, delivering high ground pressure and compaction, better traction, and smooth ride. A symmetrical tip pattern offers equal compaction effort in both forward and reverse, and the special tamper design reduces material fluffing. Adjustable cleaner bars eliminate material carryover regardless of rolling direction to maximize compaction efficiency.

With the new 815 Soil Compactor, Cat Compact GPS mapping is now offered from the factory to provide visibility to compacted areas as well as cut and fill data. These new technologies allow companies to meet compaction targets quickly, uniformly, and in fewer passes, saving on fuel and the costs associated with rework.

The new 815 soil compactor features improved airflow technology to reduce cleaning and maintenance. A new radial air filter delivers three times the life of the previous design, and operators are alerted to airflow blockages by an electronic air inlet restriction indicator.

The compactor’s electronics bay is located inside the updated cab to improve servicing ease in a climate-controlled environment. Sight gauges for the coolant, transmission oil, and hydraulic system provide quick inspection with reduced contamination risk. Grouped hydraulic oil, fuel cooler, and condenser service points, along with centralized grease points, help to further minimize maintenance time. Access to the emergency shutdown, battery disconnect, and jump start are quickly and conveniently accessed from ground level.

Heavy-duty main structures are built to be rebuilt, offering multiple life cycles to lower total cost of ownership for the new 815. Heat-treated and direct-hardened, the adjustable cleaner bar tips deliver increased wear life with lower operating costs. The durable tamping tips deliver a long life and are replaceable.

The new Cat 815 Soil Compactor is powered by the field-proven Cat C7.1 engine designed for maximum fuel economy, reliable performance, 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. Automatic engine and electric system shutdown controls reduce unnecessary idling to lower fuel consumption.