816K Landfill Compactor
816K Landfill Compactor
816K Landfill Compactor
816K Landfill Compactor

Purpose-built for landfill operation, the Cat 816K delivers features, performance and efficiency that come from over 45-plus years of industry leadership. Field-proven protection and integrated technologies provide peak availability and optimized landfill performance.

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Gross Power 284 HP
Net Power 248 HP
Engine Model Cat® C7.1: configured for two emissions options
Bore 4.1 in
Stroke 5.3 in
Displacement 427.8 in³
High Idle Speed 2270 r/min
Rated Power (SAE J1349) - Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent 249 HP
Maximum Net Torque - 1,400 rpm - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV 899 lb/ft
Rated Power (Net ISO 9249) - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV 248 HP
Rated Power (Net ISO 9249) - Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent 249 HP
Gross Power - ISO 14396 - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV 274 HP
Gross Power - SAE J1995 - Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent 286 HP
Rated Power (SAE J1349) - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV 248 HP
Gross Power - SAE J1995 - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV 284 HP
Low Idle Speed 800 r/min
Emissions Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV emission standards or meets U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA equivalent emission standards
Torque Rise 52 %
Maximum Net Torque - 1,400 rpm - Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent 749 lb/ft
Maximum Altitude - Without Derating 9842.52 ft
Gross Power - ISO 14396 - Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent 275 HP
Travel Speeds - Forward - Second 6.8 mile/h
Travel Speeds - Reverse - First 4.3 mile/h
Transmission Type Planetengetriebe – Lastschaltgetriebe – ECPC (Electronic Clutch Pressure Control, Elektronische Kupplungsdrucksteuerung)
Travel Speeds - Forward - First 3.8 mile/h
Travel Speeds - Reverse - Second 7.8 mile/h
Pump Flow at 2,111 rpm 23.5 gal/min
Maximum Supply Pressure 2930 psi
Cylinders, Double Acting - Lift, Bore and Stroke 120 mm × 915 mm (4.7 in × 36.0 in)
Main Relief Pressure 3190 psi
Front Planetary – Fixed
Rear Planetary – Oscillating
Oscillation Angle ±6°
Parking Brake Drum and Shoe, Spring Applied, Hydraulic Released
Diesel Exhaust Fluid Tank (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV Only) 4.2 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Rear 11.4 gal (US)
Engine Crankcase 5.28 gal (US)
Fuel Tank 132.1 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Front 11.4 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank Only 19.8 gal (US)
Transmission 14.8 gal (US)
Cooling System - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV 21.4 gal (US)
Cooling System - Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent 19.3 gal (US)
Note All non-road Tier 4 Final and Stage IV diesel engines are required to use: – Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuels containing 15 ppm for the EPA, 10 ppm for the EU (mg/kg) sulfur or less. Biodiesel blends up to B20 are acceptable when blended with 15 ppm (mg/kg) sulfur or less ULSD and when the biodiesel feedstock meets ASTM D7467 specifications. – Cat DEO-ULS™ or oils that meet the Cat ECF-3, API CJ-4, and ACEA E9 specifications are required. – Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) that meets all requirements defined in ISO 22241-1.
Operating Weight 56899 lb
Machine Sound Level (ISO 6395) Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent 112 dB(A)
Machine Sound Level (ISO 6395) Tier 4 Final/Stage IV 111 dB(A)
Operator Sound Level - ISO 6396 71 dB(A)
Operator Sound Level - ISO 6396 70 dB(A)
Machine Sound Level (ISO 6395) Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent 110 dB(A)
Machine Sound Level (ISO 6395) Tier 4 Final/Stage IV 109 dB(A)
Maximum Operating Weight (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV) 56899 lb
Maximum Operating Weight (Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent) 56308 lb
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 11.5 ft
Height - Top of Hood 8.9 ft
Ground Clearance - Bumper 2.7 ft
Hitch to Centerline of Front Axle 5.5 ft
Wheel Base 11 ft
Width - Over Wheels 131.4 ft
Overall Length - Maximum 26.4 ft
Outside Turning Radius - Blade 21.2 ft
Height - Cab Roof 12.7 ft
Height - Top of Beacon 14.3 ft
Inside Turn Radius - Wheels 8.9 ft
Inside Turn Radius - Blade 9.5 ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Bumper 6.5 ft
Ground Clearance 1.7 ft
Bore 4 in
Steering Pressure Limited 4003 psi
Vehicle Articulation Angle 84 °
Stroke 23.5 in
Steering System - Pump Piston – Variable Displacement
Steering System - Circuit Closed Center Load Sensing
Maximum System Flow 147 L/min @ 2,111 rpm (38.8 gal/min @ 2,111 rpm)
Paddle Tips - Tip Height 6.25 in
Paddle Tips - Drum Diameter 55.1 in
Paddle Tips - Width over Drums 131.4 in
Paddle Tips - Outside Diameter 67.6 in
Plus Tips - Outside Diameter 67.6 in
Plus Tips - Drum Width 40 in
Combo Wheels - Replaceable Welded
Plus Tips - Tips per Row 5
Plus Tips - Drum Diameter 55.1 in
Combo Wheels - Weight (Group) 13554 lb
Combo Wheels - Outside Diameter 67.6 in
Paddle Tips - Weight (Group) 13126 lb
Paddle Tips - Tips per Row 5
Combo Wheels - Tips per Wheel 20
Plus Tips - Replaceable Welded
Combo Wheels - Drum Diameter 55.1 in
Paddle Tips - Drum Width 40 in
Plus Tips - Width over Drums 131.4 in
Plus Tips - Tip Height 6.25 in
Combo Wheels - Drum Width 40 in
Combo Wheels - Tip Height 6.25 in
Plus Tips - Weight (Group) 13982 lb
Paddle Tips - Tips per Wheel 20
Plus Tips - Tips per Wheel 20
Combo Wheels - Width over Drums 131.4 in
Combo Wheels - Tips per Row 5
Paddle Tips - Replaceable Welded
Width - Moldboard Length 11.75 ft
Maximum Lift Above Ground 3.7 ft
Height - Including Cutting Edge and Screen 6.4 ft
Width - Over End Bits 12 ft
Maximum Depth of Cut 1.2 ft

  • Advanced Productivity Electronic Control System (APECS) delivers improved transmission shifting performance and a higher level of comfort for operators.
  • Decelerator pedal acts as a brake, transmission neutralizer and an engine decelerator to override the engine speed selected by the throttle lock. Allows the operator to slow speeds when the throttle lock is engaged and to return to throttle lock without pressing a resume or set button.
  • Electro hydraulic controls increase productivity with responsive implements feature. Operate comfortably with easy-to-use soft-detent controls.
  • Steering System provides confident machine operation and precise control enabled by the 815K's load sensing hydraulic steering system.
  • Increased efficiency with variable displacement piston pumps that give operators precise positioning for easy maneuvering in tight areas with 42 degree articulation in each direction.
  • Steering and Transmission Integrated Control System (STIC™) enhances operator comfort by integrating steering and transmission control functions in a single lever. Includes finger-controlled gear selection.

  • Designed and made with purpose-built structures to remain safe and durable for the long run.
  • Long-life-designs, materials and robotic welding ensure multiple life cycles and ability to withstand the toughest conditions.
  • Full box-section rear frame resists torsional shock and twisting forces.
  • Heavy-duty steering-cylinder mounts efficiently conduct steering loads into the frame.

  • Advanced Productivity Electronic Control System (APECS) delivers consistent, smooth shifting and efficiency through integrated electronic controls.
  • Strategic use of metallurgy and heat treating ensures long-life gears.
  • The Cat C7.1 engine is designed for maximum fuel efficiency and increased power density.
  • Two engine options are available to meet Tier 4 Final/Stage IV or Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent emission standards. (depending upon market).
  • Engine features innovative Cat electronics, fuel injection process, air-management systems, aftertreatment solution with Cat selective catalytic reduction.
  • Integrated systems intelligently lower working engine speeds and reduce overall system heat loads resulting in improved performance and fuel efficiency.
  • Next generation fuel injection systems control fuel metering through a series of carefully timed microbursts providing cleaner combustion and the most efficient fuel burn.

  • New long-life Paddle and Plus design tip options.
  • Up to 40% longer life.
  • Purpose designed for Cat Landfill Compactors.
  • Improved machine performance.
  • Improved traction.
  • Select Paddle Tip for traction and fuel economy.
  • Select Plus Tip for increased side-slope stability.
  • Select combination of both to optimize performance in your conditions.

  • Pressurized cab sits on isolation mounts improving comfort and reducing sound.
  • Cab features a convenient floor storage tray/lunch box.
  • Cat Comfort Series III Seat includes mid-back design, thick, contoured cushions, air suspension, six-way adjustments, and a seat-mounted implement pod and STIC steer that moves with the seat for optimal control.
  • Control Panel gives operators the information and controls for safer and time-saving settings.
  • STIC control simplicity provides maximum responsiveness and control with STIC that combines directional selection, gear selection and steering into a single lever.

  • Cat Compaction Control system uses Machine Drive Power (MDP) technology to measure rolling resistance and correlates it with landfill compaction. 3D mapping indicates where to work and when layers are at optimum density. The system eliminates voids, optimizes cell space and documents results.
  • VisionLink 3D Project Monitoring provides managers with detailed compaction analysis to more effectively monitor and manage operations.
  • DETECT technologies help keep people and equipment safe by keeping operator aware of the work area and by monitoring and reporting unsafe conditions like avoidance zones.
  • COMPACT technologies combine advanced compaction measurement, in-cab guidance and reporting capabilities to help you consistently meet compaction targets fast, uniformly, and with fewer passes.
  • Product Link is deeply integrated into your machine, giving you access to information like machine location, hours, fuel usage, idle time and event codes via the online VisionLink user interface. Helps effectively manage fleet and lower operating costs.

  • Railings, ladders and non-slip surfaces enhance technician and operator safety.
  • Rearview camera with in-cab monitor increases operator awareness around the machine.
  • Reduced vibrations to the operator with isolated cab mounts and seat mounted implement and steering controls.
  • Low interior sound levels.
  • Pressurized cab with filtered air.
  • Engine and power train guards prevent trash build-up and shield components.
  • Front frame guards prevent trash build-up inside the frame and protects components and hydraulic lines.
  • Axle wrapping and seal guarding prevents material from wrapping and binding around the axles and assists when cleaning is needed.
  • Transmission oil tube is guarded to resist damage from debris.
  • The fuel tank is positioned away from the debris in the front frame and is easily accessed.
  • High radiator air inlet with screen helps prevent trash from entering the radiator area, maintaining proper airflow and aiding debris to fall off.
  • Striker bars and optional cleaner fingers are located in front and behind the rear wheels and behind the front wheels. Striker bars help to keep wheels free of debris to assist the wheel tips in maintaining good compaction.
  • In cohesive material or severe packing conditions, optional cleaner fingers are available to further assist in keeping the wheel tips clean.
  • Roof extends past the cab doors and windows to minimize debris build up.
  • Suction fan allows ambient air to cool, enhancing cooling capacity. It also pressurizes the engine compartment, preventing trash build up.

  • Engine Idle Shutdown saves fuel by avoiding unnecessary idling.
  • Reduce waste to the environment with maintenance-free batteries.
  • To assist with maximizing machine life, the Cat 816K is built for multiple lives and is one of our most rebuilt products. To get the most value from your investment, Caterpillar offers sustainable options including Cat Reman and Certified Rebuild programs. With these programs, remanufactured components deliver cost savings of 40 to 70 percent, lowering operating costs while also reducing waste and minimizing the need for raw materials.

  • Safe and convenient service via ground level or platform access to daily service points.
  • Swing-out doors on both sides of engine compartment provide easy access to daily service checks.
  • Ecology drains for ease of service and prevention of spills.
  • Reduce downtime with VIMS™ system notifications so operators and technicians can resolve problems before failure.
  • Sight gauges mean quick visual inspection and minimize fluid contamination.
  • Hydraulic oil cooler, air conditioner condenser, and fuel cooler grouped for easy access.
  • Side access doors allow convenient cleanout of cooling package.
  • New ground level service area includes a Master Disconnect Switch with integrated lock-out/tag-out, DEF purge lamp (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV machines only), circuit breakers, emergency fuel shutoff switch and the jump start receptacle.
  • Centralized grease points speed maintenance.
  • Cat dealers keep you running with preventive maintenance programs, maintenance contracts, best-in-class parts availability and operator training support.