Caterpillar 816 Landfill Compactor

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Landfill Compactors

A landfill compactor compacts trash

The Cat 816 landfill compactor features improved guarding and structure engineering, a new grouping of service points, and an updated cab design.

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.

The Cat 816 landfill compactor also features improved airflow technology to reduce cleaning and maintenance. A radial air filter lasts four times longer than the previous filter, Caterpillar says, 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.

Sight gauges for the coolant, transmission oil, and hydraulic system provide quick inspection with reduced contamination risk. Grouped hydraulic oil, cooler, fuel cooler, and condenser service points, along with centralized grease points, help to further minimize maintenance time, according to the company. Access to the emergency shutdown, battery disconnect, and jump start are accessed from ground level. The heavy-duty main structures of the Cat 816 landfill compactor are built to be rebuilt, offering multiple lifecycles.

The compactor’s cab has been updated for greater comfort and easier machine control. Machine controls include membrane switch panels, keyed ignition, and an electro-hydraulic parking brake control switch. Updates to the single Cat STIC system allow for shorter, faster cycles. The STIC system combines steering, gear selection, and other functions into a single lever.

Cat 816 Landfill Compactor Specifications

  • Engine: Cat C7.1
  • Net horsepower: 249
  • Weight: 57,345 pounds
  • Max speed f/r:  7.5 / 8.5 mph