Compact Construction Technologies


Achieve Consistent, High-Quality Results Faster and Easier.

Compaction is one of the most critical steps in the construction and road building process. successful projects rely on achieving target compaction to stringent design specifications to ensure structural stability of the finished product.

Cat® Connect compact technologies combine advanced compaction measurement, in-cab guidance and reporting capabilities to help you consistently meet compaction targets faster, more uniformly, and in fewer passes—reducing rework and material costs in both soil and asphalt applications. whether you need to know when asphalt is at the proper working temperature, or when soils have reached optimum stiffness, compact technologies enable you to work more efficiently and get more done—in less time and at a lower cost—than ever before.

Maximize Quality for a Smooth Finish Down the Road
Compact technologies for asphalt compactors displays mat temperature in the cab, indicating when and where operators need to work to quickly achieve consistent quality results. The system measures mat temperatures in real time, indicating the approach of tender zones and where the operator can work productively.

Meet Soil Compaction Specs in Fewer Passes
Compact technologies for soil compaction gives operators the information and instant feedback they need to achieve uniform results with maximum efficiency. Plus, it helps to identify hidden soil problems that can affect compaction quality.

Two measurement technology options are available to meet your job needs:

Compaction Meter Value (CMV) is an accelerometer-based system that displays a compaction value that indicates compaction quality. CMV is for smooth drum machines only and works well in granular applications and thick lifts.  For more detailed information on CMV, please click on this link.

Machine Drive Power (MDP) is a Cat-exclusive technology that measures rolling resistance—with the vibratory system on or off—and correlates it with soil stiffness. MDP is for smooth and padfoot drums and works well in both cohesive and granular soils.  For more detailed information on MDP, please click on this link.