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Caterpillar

has introduced three new B-Series Tandem

Vibratory Rollers - the CB64B, CB66B, and CB68B model

that will almost certainly have their European launch at

Bauma 2016

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

levels.

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-

phalt mat.

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

rolling pattern.

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

spray performance.

An LCD display and push-button controls simplify

operation for an all-around comfortable operating

environment.

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

challenging mixes.

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What’s New at Bauma 2016 Preview - 1

Caterpillar New B-Series

Tandem Rollers Range

Contractors World International Vol 7 No 1

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