has introduced three new B-Series Tandem
Vibratory Rollers - the CB64B, CB66B, and CB68B model
that will almost certainly have their European launch at
These machines are 12 to 14 metric ton compactors
that feature wider drum widths, high-flow water spray
system, increased operator comfort, and enhanced tech-
nology to help operators and machines perform at higher
Many of the technological enhancements are offered
through Cat Compaction Control. They include Auto-
Adjustable Compaction (AAC), Pass-Count and
Temperature Mapping, Machine to Machine
Communication, and Compaction Meter Value (CMV).
Pass-Count & Temperature Mapping
Pass-Count and Temperature Mapping systems provide
real-time visual references of the passes made and as-
phalt mat temperatures present. Distractions, fatigue,
multi-tasking, and nighttime operation can affect how
well an operator executes the rolling pattern on an as-
Machine talks to Machine
This system helps keep rolling patterns in sync by sharing
coverage and pass-count maps between the operating
displays of multiple machines.
By viewing the colour display, operators can monitor
areas of coverage and the number of passes made.
If a trailing operator sees an area of missed coverage,
they can easily pick it up to ensure the entire rolling
pattern gets the attention that is needed. This system is
extremely helpful when performing echelon compaction
when multiple machines are executing five or seven pass
Efficient Power and Eco-Mode
The Cat C4.4 ACERT engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final
and EU Stage IV emissions and provides 106 kW (142
hp) of power. Automatic Eco-mode operates at a variable
engine speed to deliver excellent fuel economy and
lower sound levels.
Visibility and comfort are enhanced by the standard
180º seating and optional 360º positioning. New hand-
wheel steering technology eliminates the front steering
console, enabling the operator to easily monitor water
An LCD display and push-button controls simplify
operation for an all-around comfortable operating
These models feature a newly designed centre-ar-
ticulating hitch with 6 degrees of oscillation that ensures
mat contact and a smoother ride over uneven surfaces.
An offset hitch option extends coverage up to 170 mm
(6”) and simplifies control next to obstacles.
The CB64B is equipped with 2.0 m (79”) drums, while
the CB66B and CB68B utilize 2.1 m (84”) drums.
Versatile Vibratory Systems
The new tandem rollers offer a variety of vibratory op-
tions including dual amplitude, dual frequency, Versa
Vibe, and five amplitude systems.
The Versa Vibe system creates a 2-in-1 machine with
four amplitudes and two frequencies. This versatile
system provides two settings for lighter hitting and higher
working speeds on thin lifts; and two settings for heavier
hitting, and slower speeds, on thick lifts or those with
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