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The durable and reliable CS56 Vibratory Soil Compactors offer high compaction performance, speed and gradeability to maximize productivity.


Operating Weight with Cab 27571.0 lb 12506.0 kg Less
Operating Weight with ROPS/FOPS 26850.0 lb 12179.0 kg Less
Weight at Drum with Cab 14775.0 lb 6702.0 kg Less
Weight at Drum with ROPS/FOPS 14586.0 lb 6616.0 kg Less

Operating Specifications

Compaction Width 84.0 in 2134.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance 21.1 in 537.0 mm Less
Static Linear Load, with Cab 175.9 lb/in 31.4 kg/cm Less
Static Linear Load, with ROPS/FOPS 173.6 lb/in 31.0 kg/cm Less
Travel Speed - Maximum 6.9 mph 11.1 km/h Less
Turning Radius Inside Drum Edge 12.08 ft 3.68 m Less


Gross Power 156.0 hp 116.0 kW Less
Engine Model Cat C6.6 Cat C6.6 Less


Drum Diameter 60.0 in 1524.0 mm Less
Drum Width 84.0 in 2134.0 mm Less
Height with ROPS/FOPS or Cab 10.08 ft 3.07 m Less
Optional Blade Height 27.0 in 680.0 mm Less
Overall Length 19.25 ft 5.86 m Less
Overall Length with Blade Option 21.0 ft 6.39 m Less
Overall Width 7.5 ft 2.3 m Less
Overall Width with Blade Option 8.25 ft 2.5 m Less
Wheelbase 9.5 ft 2.9 m Less

Vibratory System

Centrifugal Force - Maximum 63300.0 lb 282.0 kN Less
Centrifugal Force - Minimum 31600.0 lb 141.0 kN Less
Nominal Amplitude - High 0.07 in 1.8 mm Less
Nominal Amplitude - Low 0.035 in 0.9 mm Less
Variable Frequency Option Range 23.3-31.9 Hz (1,400-1,914 vpm) 23.3-31.9 Hz (1,400-1,914 vpm) Less
Vibratory Frequency - Standard 1914.0 vpm 31.9 Hz Less


Tires 23.1 × 26 8-ply flotation 23.1 × 26 8-ply flotation Less

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity 91.0 gal 345.0 L Less

Vibratory System

The pod-style vibratory system, proven reliable on previous soil compactors, delivers superior compactive force while offering serviceability advantages.

Proprietary Eccentric Weights

Reliable dual amplitude selection and innovative design ensure precise performance.

Cat® C6.6 Electronic Diesel Engine with ACERT Technology

Industry-proven Caterpillar technology designed to provide unmatched performance and reliability with ample power for the most demanding jobs.

Dual Pump Propel System

Superior tractive effort and gradeability for outstanding productivity in demanding applications.

Gradeability and Machine Control

The exclusive dual pump propel system provides proven superior performance, machine control, and exceptional grade climbing capability.

Rear Visibility

The one-piece sloped fiberglass hood design provides exceptional operator visibility and excellent service access.


Ergonomic design promotes maximum operator productivity while offering excellent visibility and unmatched comfort.


Optional cab can increase machine utilization and provides greater year-round comfort in extreme environment conditions.

Optimized Cooling Air Flow

Improved air flow design minimizes dust clouds and eliminates hot air discharge on operator.

Leveling Blade Option

Optional leveling blade increases machine versatility and utilization, plus greatly enhances productivity.

Padfoot Shell Kit Option

Optional padfoot shell kit enhances machine versatility and productivity, allowing it to work in either cohesive or semi-cohesive material.

AccuGrade Compaction for Soil Compactors Option

Optional AccuGrade Compaction GPS Mapping and Measurement for Soil Compactors turns your operator into a soil compaction expert.

Reliability and Serviceability

CS56 Soil Compactors continue to provide the exceptional reliability and serviceability that you’ve come to expect from Caterpillar.

Cat Product Link System

Simplifies the tracking of equipment fleets to ensure maximum uptime and minimum repair costs.

Your Cat Dealer

Caterpillar backs your machine purchase with the best support system and personnel in the industry.

CS56 Optional Equipment


Leveling Blade

Padfoot Shell Kit

Transmission Guard

Steel Drum Scraper

AccuGrade Compaction GPS Mapping and Measurement

Flexible Drum Scrapers

Variable Vibration Frequency

VPM Gauge

Operator Platform Lift Cylinder

Rotating Beacon

12-Ply Tires

Rotating Seat

Bio Hydraulic Oil Ready

12-Volt Outlet