Construction companies that are into building roads see a good profit margin in that particular genre of work. They believe that with limited heavy equipment they can complete the work in the stipulated time frame. All they have to do is ensure that the materials used for road construction are of ace quality and the rest can be easily managed. The one heavy equipment that plays a crucial role when it comes to road construction is a compactor roller. You just can’t get a smooth road without a compactor roller and you got to make sure that you have the best rollers to get the desired results. Not any roller can be used to smoothen the road. Different rollers are used for different types of roads but the compactor roller is being largely used in construction of roads.
Talking about the Caterpillar CB10 Asphalt Compactor Roller, it is known for its versatile vibratory systems, phenomenal visibility and control and for its smooth operating powertrain. The CB10 compactor roller is fitted with Auto Adjustable Compaction, Oscillation, 5 amplitude and VERSA-Vibe systems. There are a lot of options available to match the varying paving speeds. The hand-wheel steering technology gives it an edge over all other similar types of compactor rollers. In addition, it has touch-pad functions that make things simpler for the operator. We live in the age where we are used to devices with touch-pads and therefore it becomes a must to have one inside the machine.
Paving requirements can be different and the operator has to decide the kind of drums it needs to put in place. The CB10 roller has both split and solid drum designs which will give the operator the liberty to choose the design as per the paving requirements and also ensures that it delivers superior math quality while making turns. The Cat Compaction Control is a device that updates the operator for higher efficiency and performance. It is very important for the operator to understand when the optimal temperature has been attained. The infrared temperature sensors are just meant for that purpose. It will inform the operator about the existence of the optimal temperature and at the same time when compaction has taken place. The temperature mapping helps to record vital data for future scrutiny and the Pass-Count Mapping simply informs the operator of mat coverage and the number of passes made.
Moving to the specification of the machine, the total operating weight of the split and solid drum on a standard machine is 10670kg and 9710 kg respectively. While the weight of the drum increases slightly on a maximum machine with the split drum weighing 12070kg and the solid drum weighing 10510 kg. The weight of the drums changes with ROPS/FOPS or with a canopy. The capacity of the fuel tank is 208 liters while the capacity of the cooling system, engine oil, hydraulic tank and water tank is 22L, 9L, 36L and 837L respectively. It has been installed with one of the best engines which is a CAT C4.4 with ACERT technology. The total number of cylinders it has is 4 with a rated speed of 2200 rpm. The gross power of the machine is 131 hp with a high speed of 7.5 miles per hour.