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Powered by the 75 kW (100 hp) Caterpillar 3054T engine, the CS-433E provides exceptional performance on flat or aggressive terrain. The turbocharged engine maintains power in high altitudes. This machine meets the needs of the majority of applications from site preparation to compacting sub-bases for parking lots or roadways and is ideal for water and sewer trench work. Maximize productivity by tailoring the CS-433E to fit your needs with a variety of attachments including a leveling blade.

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  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Standard & Optional Equipment
  • Vibratory System

    The pod-style vibratory system delivers superior compactive force while offering serviceability advantages.

    Pod-style Weight Housing

    The pod-style weight housing is assembled and sealed at the factory to ensure cleanliness, longer bearing life and easier field exchange or service.

    Dual Amplitude

    The dual amplitude works efficiently in a wider range of applications. Selection is controlled from the operator's station.

    Vibratory Frequency

    The CS-433E has a vibratory frequence of 31.9 Hz (1914 vpm) for maximum compaction results. An optional variable frequency control allows frequency to be better matched to varying job conditions.

    Large Heavy-duty Bearings

    Large heavy-duty bearings for the eccentric weight shaft allow higher frequency for greater force.

    3 year/3000 hour

    The 3 year/3000 hour vibratory bearing lube service interval reduces maintenance.

    Isolation Mounts

    The heavy-duty isolation mounts on the CS-433E allow more force to be transmitted to the ground and less vibration to the drum yoke.

    Proprietary Eccentric Weights

    Reliable dual amplitude selection and innovative design of the proprietary eccentric weights ensures precise performance.

    Positive Amplitude Selection

    Positive amplitude selection is accomplished when the spherical steel shot is repositioned inside the hollow eccentric weight. Direction of weight shaft rotation determines amplitude level.

    Simplified Control

    Control is simplified from the operator’s station with a selection switch on the operator’s console.


    The proprietary eccentric weights offer high reliability since there is no chance of the high-strength spherical steel shot welding together. System reliability is superior to swinging mechanical weights and is also quieter during starts and stops.

    Service Life

    The proprietary eccentric weights offer long service life. There are no heavy weights to slam together and no metal fragments to contaminate the bearing lubrication system.

    Caterpillar 3054C Series Diesel Engine

    The high-tech four cylinder Caterpillar 3054C engine provides outstanding durability, performance, reliability and operating economy.

    Fuel Filter and Water Separator

    The combination fuel filter and water separator offers superior protection for the fuel injection system.

    Engine is Turbocharged

    The Caterpillar 3054C is turbocharged for top performance and efficiency even at high altitudes with no derating required up to 3000 m (9840 ft).

    Adjustment-free Direct Injection Fuel System

    The adjustment-free direct injection fuel system provides individually metered high-pressure, direct injection of fuel for maximum efficiency.

    Engine Oil Cooler

    The large engine oil cooler reduces oil deterioration and varnishing of internal components. Allows for 500 hour engine oil change intervals.

    Low-mounted Oil Pump

    The low-mounted oil pump allows for quicker start-up lubrication.

    Engine Meets Emissions Standards

    The engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 2 and European EU Stage II emissions control standards worldwide.

    Dual Pump Propel System

    The dual pump propel system offers high tractive effort and gradeability for outstanding productivity and machine control in demanding environments.

    Dual Propel Pumps

    The dual propel pumps provide separate, balanced flow to the rear wheel axle and the drum drive motors. Provides high gradeability and increases tractive effort in loose or poor underfoot conditions.

    Limited Slip Differential

    The limited slip differential provides balanced tractive effort and smooth torque transfer to both rear wheels.

    Two Speed Ranges

    The dual pump propel system offers two speed ranges for versatile operation. Low speed range for vibratory operation and maximum torque when climbing grades. High speed range moves the machine quickly over longer distances.

    Flushing Valves

    Flushing valves in each propel circuit help keep hydraulic oil cool and clean for maximum system efficiency.

    Gradeability and Machine Control

    The exclusive dual pump propel system provides superior performance, machine control and excellent grade climbing capability.

    Two Propel Pump System

    The two propel pump system has dedicated pumps to drive the heavy-duty, high-torque rear wheel and drum motors independently. Should the drum or wheels begin to spin, there is always hydraulic flow to the non-spinning motor, allowing continuous tractive effort. This is especially useful in loose underfoot conditions.


    Controllability is another feature of dual propel pumps. The operator is able to stop, maintain machine position and change directions while on a grade.


    The CS-433E provides high productivity when working on more demanding grades. These machines are more effective in trench applications.

    Sloped Hood Design

    The sloped fiberglass hood design provides good service access and exceptional operator visibility.

    Lockable Engine Hood

    The lockable engine hood opens quickly and easily with the use of gas struts to provide good access to the engine, cooling system and all service points.

    Sound Levels

    Low sound levels for the operator and the ground crew due to the engine hood and cooling air flow through the rear mounted radiator.


    Visibility to the tire edges and rear of machine is exceptional. The sloped hood allows the operator to see obstacles measuring 1 meter (3' 3") high located 1 meter (3' 3") to the rear of the machine. Excellent visibility in all directions increases productivity when working near obstructions or maneuvering around the job site.

    Open Platform with ROPS/FOPS Canopy

    The platform of the CS-433E is equipped with a ROPS/FOPS canopy and is enclosed by handrails and features foot rests for sure footing and support when working on a grade.

    Working Environment

    The open platform of the CS-433E offers a spacious and comfortable working environment with all controls, levers, switches and gauges positioned to maximize productivity.


    The open platform offers unrestricted visibility to the drum and tire edge and to the side and rear of the machine.

    Handrails and Foot Rests

    The platform is enclosed by handrails and features foot rests for sure footing and support when working on a grade.

    Standard Equipment

    Standard equipment includes two front-facing and two rear-facing working lights, handrails with footrests, a lockable vandalism guard and a rear view mirror.

    Operator’s Station

    The operator's station is ergonomically designed for maximum operator productivity while offering excellent visibility and unmatched comfort.

    Steering Console and Operational Gauges

    The steering console and operational gauges are infinitely adjustable within the tilt range to the desired position of the operator. Entire console tilts for simple entrance and exit.

    Single Lever Control

    Single lever control for propel and vibratory On/Off provides simple and low effort operation. A padded adjustable wrist rest helps reduce operator fatigue.


    The comfortable and durable seat has adjustable fore/aft position, bottom cushion height, suspension stiffness and flip-up arm rests.

    Isolated Operator’s Station

    The operator's station is isolated with heavy-duty rubber mounts reducing machine vibration transmitted to the operator.

    Rubber Floor Mat

    A rubber floor mat helps further isolate the operator from machine vibration and noise.

    ROPS/FOPS Cab (Optional)

    The optional ROPS/FOPS cab can increase machine utilization and provides greater year-round comfort in extreme environment conditions.

    Cab Environment

    The cab is a spacious and comfortable work environment that includes large windows, more interior room with storage areas, a cup holder, better ergonomics and low noise levels.

    Full-length Glass Windshield

    The full-length glass windshield provides exceptional visibility to the drum and optional leveling blade.

    Mirrors and Lights

    Included with the cab are two exterior rear view mirrors, front and rear working lights and cab lift cylinder.

    Windshield Wipers

    Windshield wipers on the front and rear windows allow good vision in adverse conditions.

    Side Windows

    Side windows slide open for cross ventilation.

    Climate Control

    The cab is climate controlled with standard heater and defroster for maximum operator comfort. Optional air conditioning helps keep the cab cool and comfortable.

    Padfoot Shell Kit (Optional)

    An optional padfoot shell kit expands the application range of the CS-433E to work in either cohesive or semi-cohesive material.

    Expands Machine Versatility

    The padfoot shell kit expands the machines versatility and utilization while providing a simple and cost-effective solution for jobs that may require both padfoot and smooth drum compaction.

    Dual-purpose Bumper

    A dual-purpose bumper is also included with the shell kit and does not need to be removed once installed.


    The bumper also provides adjustable scraper teeth for use with the padfoot shell kit and adjustable scraper plates for use with the standard smooth drum. When the scraper plates are not being used, they can be bolted onto the front of the bumper for convenient storage.

    Two-piece Shell Kit

    The padfoot shell halves can be quickly and easily installed or removed in about an hour with the use of an approved lifting device. The two-piece shell kit features a total of 92 pads with a pad height of 90 mm (3.5").

    Leveling Blade (Optional)

    The leveling blade option for the CS-433E increases machine versatility and utilization, plus greatly enhances productivity.

    Expands Versatility and Utilization

    The leveling blade expands the machines versatility and utilization for use in material knockdown, site leveling, trench backfilling and light dozing.

    Blade Control

    Leveling blade control is controlled by the operator’s right foot to provide simple, one-handed operation of machine propel, steering and blade functions simultaneously.

    Power and Tractive Efforct

    The dual propel pumps provide plenty of power and tractive effort for effective blade use without drum spin.


    No special permits are required for transporting with a blade width of 2.10 m (6' 11"). Blade cutting depth is 76 mm (3").

    Cutting Edges

    Two-piece reversible and replaceable cutting edges increase edge service life and reduce replacement costs.

    High Mounting Point

    The high mounting point provides superior curb and obstruction clearance.


    The CS-433E Soil Compactor provides exceptional reliability and serviceability that you've come to expect from Caterpillar.

    Visual Indicators

    Visual indicators allows easy check of radiator coolant, hydraulic oil tank level and air restriction indicator.

    Operator’s Station Tilts Forward

    The operator's station tilts forward to allow convenient access to the hydraulic pumps.

    Rear Mounted Cooling System

    The rear mounted cooling system provides easy access for cleaning. The hydraulic oil cooler tilts rearward for additional access to the radiator.

    Sealed-for-life Bearings

    Sealed-for-life bearings in the articulation hitch never need to be greased.

    Lube Service

    A 3 year/3000 hour vibratory bearing lube service interval reduces maintenance.

    Quick Connect Hydraulic Test Ports

    Quick connect hydraulic test ports simplify system diagnostics.

    Ecology Drains

    Ecology drains provide an environmental method to drain fluids. They are included on the radiator, engine oil pan, hydraulic and fuel tank.

    S•O•S (Scheduled Oil Sampling) ports

    S•O•S ports allow for simple fluid collection of engine oil, engine coolant and hydraulic oil.

    Secure Hose Routing

    Hose routing is secured with polyethylene routing blocks to reduce rubbing and increase service life.

    Electrical System Integrity

    Nylon braided wrap and all-weather connectors ensure electrical system integrity. Electrical wiring is color-coded, numbered and labeled with component identifiers to simplify troubleshooting.

    Maintenance-free Caterpillar Batteries

    Maintenance-free Caterpillar batteries are mounted in the rear of the machine and are protected by the engine hood. Caterpillar batteries are specifically designed for maximum cranking power and protection against vibration.

    Product Link Wire-ready

    The CS-433E is Product Link wire-ready. The Caterpillar Product Link System (CPLS) ensures maximum uptime and minimum repair costs by simplifying tracking of equipment fleets. The system provides automatic machine location and hour updates. The system can be obtained through your local Caterpillar dealer.

    500 hour engine oil change interval.

  • Blade height 22 in
    Drum Diameter – Over Drum 48 in
    Height w/ROPS/FOPS 115.35 in.
    Overall Length 195.28 in
    Overall Length w/Blade 210.24 in
    Overall Width 70.87 in
    Wheelbase 102.36 in
    Width with Blade 82.68 in
    Operating Weight with ROPS/FOPS 14875 lb
    Operating Weight without ROPS/FOPS 14370 lb
    Shipping weight w/ROPS/FOPS 14700 lb
    Weight at Drum with ROPS/FOPS 7515 lb
    Weight at Drum without ROPS/FOPS 7405 lb
    Blade Cutting Depth 3 in
    Curb Clearance 14.8 in
    Drum Width 66.93 in
    Ground Clearance 15.9 in
    Travel Speed – Maximum 7.1 mph
    Turning Radius Inside Drum Edge 120.08 in
    Turning Radius Outside Drum Edge 186.22 in
    Gross Power 100 hp
    Bore 4.13 in
    Engine Model Cat® 3054C
    Net Power – EEC 80/1269 96 hp
    Net Power – ISO 9249 96 hp
    Net Power – SAEJ1349 96 hp
    Stroke 5 in
    Tires 378 mm (14.9") x 610 mm (24") 6-ply floatation
    Fuel Tank Capacity 40 gal
    Centrifugal Force – Maximum 30000 lb
    Centrifugal Force – Minimum 15000 lb
    Nominal Amplitude – High 0.066 in
    Nominal Amplitude – Low 0.033 in
    Vibratory Frequency 1914 vpm
    Drum Width 66.93 in
    Drum Diameter - Over Drum 48 in
    Centrifugal Force - Maximum 30000 lb
    Vibration Frequency 1914 V/m
    Centrifugal Force - Minimum 15000 lb
  • Standard Equipment

    Optional Equipment

    • ROPS/FOPS Cab (air conditioning optional)
    • Sun Visor
    • Vibratory Gauge
    • Polyurethane Drum Scrapers
    • Smooth Drum Rear Steel Scraper
    • Cab Internal Rear View Mirrors
    • Variable Frequency
    • Padfoot Shell Kit
    • Operator Platform Lift Cylinder
    • Roll-Down Sun Screen for ROPS/FOPS Cab
    • Rotating Amber Beacon
    • Leveling Blade


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