Caterpillar 816K Landfill Compactor

June 28, 2016

The 816K landfill compactor is purpose-built upon a full box-section rear frame with heavy-duty steering mounts that transmit steering loads to the frame. Three configurations are available: Paddle Tip, which reduces weight; Plus Tip for side-slope stability; and Combination Tip.

Specialized guarding protects components from damage, debris accumulation, chemicals, and premature wear, including axle guarding that prevents material from wrapping and binding around the axles. The transmission oil tube is guarded, and the fuel tank is positioned away from debris in the front frame. A screened air inlet for the radiator is placed high at the rear of the machine to prevent debris from blocking airflow, and the grille’s design allows trash to fall away. Striker bars are designed to keep wheels free of debris, and optional cleaner fingers are available for use in material that packs between tips.

The 248-horsepower Tier 4-Final C7.1 ACERT engine is paired with a planetary power-shift transmission that has the company’s Advanced Productivity Electronic Control System.

The Cat STIC Steering and Transmission Integrated Control combines steering and transmission control into a single lever. Filtered air pressurizes the cab, and temperature is maintained with an automatic climate-control system. The cab is isolation-mounted.

Routine service points are grouped and reached from ground level via swing-out doors or from non-slip platforms. A ground-level service panel includes a master disconnect switch with integrated lock-out/tag-out, DEF purge lamp, circuit breakers, fuel-shutoff switch, and jump-start receptacle. Ecology drains help prevent spills, and side doors facilitate cleaning of the cooling system.

Cat 816K Specifications

  • Engine: Cat C7.1 ACERT
  • Rated power: 248 horsepower
  • Operating weight: 56,899 pounds


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