Caterpillar 815 Soil Compactor

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The 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, the company says.

New machine designs and revised service groupings combine to cut maintenance costs up to 9 percent. With all Cat 815 compactor 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 Caterpillar 815 compactor is built for high-speed soil compaction with its four 39-inch-wide steel drums. Drum design features a chevron pattern to the tamping tips, designed to deliver high ground pressure and compaction, 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 Cat 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.

Operators are kept informed of compaction progress with Cat Compaction Control with Machine Drive Power (MDP). This energy-based measurement system correlates compaction with rolling resistance to indicate soil stiffness, improving compaction efficiency. Real-time machine performance and operating data captured by the Vital Information Management System (VIMS) are monitored on the large, in-cab 3G touchscreen display.

Cat 815 Soil Compactor Specifications

  • Engine: Cat C7.1
  • Net power: 249 hp
  • Operating weight: 49,652 pounds
  • Max speed forward/reverse: 11.3 / 11.4 mph