INTERMAT launch for Cat CD44B compactor
CD44B is an all-new model in Cat's asphalt compactor range
CAT has revised its asphalt compactor range with Stage IIIb engines, revised drum options and a new cab layout.
The changes also bring an all-new model – the CD44B – in the seven/eight tonne class, taking the model count to four.
A revised cab now gives better sightlines to the drum edges and while the lateral side-shift for the operator’s seat has been retained, the previous 180-degree rotation is now extended to 360-degree rotation, giving the operator more freedom.
All instrumentation and controls are now integrated into both armrests, which move with the operator when the seating position is moved. Cat has also engineered full auto-correction of controls as the seat is spun, so steering and travel functions correspond to the way the operator’s seat is facing.
The asphalt compactor range can also be equipped with Cat’s optional Compaction Control, and using infra-red sensors on both ends of the machine, this allows mat temperature and number of passes to be relayed to the operator via an in-cab screen.