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Caterpillar put the first 826 landfill compactor to work in 1978. Since then, customers like you have helped us improve the safety, reliability and productivity of this very popular machine. Our H Series model has enhanced visibility and comfort from a new ergonomic cab. Operators have greater line of sight to areas around the machine, and with CAES installed, the 826H has the ability to be more efficient, lowering your operating costs.


Gross Power 401.0 hp 299.0 kW Less
Net Power 354.0 hp 264.0 kW Less
Engine Model Cat® C15 ACERT™ Cat® C15 ACERT™ Less
Flywheel Power 354.0 hp 264.0 kW Less
Torque Rise 19.0 % 19.0 % Less
Bore 5.4 in 137.0 mm Less
Stroke 6.7 in 171.0 mm Less
Displacement 927.56 in3 15.2 L Less
Peak Torque - Gross 1387.0 ft-lb 1881.0 N·m Less


Forward 1 3.6 mph 5.8 km/h Less
Forward 2 6.03 mph 9.7 km/h Less
Reverse 1 4.1 mph 6.6 km/h Less
Reverse 2 6.59 mph 10.6 km/h Less

Hydraulic System

Vane Pump Output @ 2,000 rpm and 6900 kPa (1,000 psi) 93.0 gal/min 93.0 L/min Less
Relief Valve Setting 3506.29 psi 24175.0 kPa Less
Lift Cylinder Bore x Stroke 120.65 mm × 915 mm (4.74 in × 36.02 in) 120.65 mm × 915 mm (4.74 in × 36.02 in) Less


Front Planetary - Fixed Planetary - Fixed Less
Oscillating Rear ±5° ±5° Less


Standards Meet OSHA, SAE J1473 DEC84, ISO 3450:1985 standards Meet OSHA, SAE J1473 DEC84, ISO 3450:1985 standards Less

Wheels - Chevron-Pattern, Chopper Blades

Drum Width 3.94 ft 1200.0 mm Less
Drum Diameter 5.03 ft 1532.0 mm Less
Diameter with Blades 6.07 ft 1850.0 mm Less
Blades per Wheel 24 24 Less

Straight Blade

Capacity 17.0 yd3 13.0 m3 Less
Width Over End Bits 14.77 ft 4502.0 mm Less
Moldboard Length 14.14 ft 4311.0 mm Less
Height 6.23 ft 1898.0 mm Less


Capacity 21.84 yd3 16.7 m3 Less
Height 6.81 ft 2075.0 mm Less
Moldboard Straight Length 6.81 ft 2075.0 mm Less
Moldboard U-Length 4.09 ft 1248.0 mm Less
U-Angle 25° 25° Less
Width Over End Bits 14.43 ft 4398.0 mm Less

Semi U-Blade

Capacity 18.97 yd3 14.5 m3 Less
Height 6.43 ft 1960.0 mm Less
Moldboard Semi U-Length 1.51 ft 461.0 mm Less
Moldboard Straight Length 11.92 ft 3634.0 mm Less
Semi U-Angle 25° 25° Less
Width Over End Bits 14.73 ft 4490.0 mm Less

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank 177.52 gal 672.0 L Less
Cooling System 21.66 gal 82.0 L Less
Crankcase 8.98 gal 34.0 L Less
Transmission 16.38 gal 62.0 L Less
Differentials and Final Drives - Front 23.78 gal 90.0 L Less
Differentials and Final Drives - Rear 23.78 gal 90.0 L Less
Hydraulic Tank 23.25 gal 88.0 L Less


Operating Weight 81498.0 lb 36967.0 kg Less


ROPS/FOPS Meets SAE and ISO standards Meets SAE and ISO standards Less

Sound Performance

Standards Meet ANSI/SAE and ISO standards Meet ANSI/SAE and ISO standards Less

Dimensions (Approximate)

Center Line of Rear Axle to Hitch 7.46 ft 2275.0 mm Less
Width over Wheels 12.5 ft 3800.0 mm Less
Width over Endbits (Blade) 14.77 ft 4502.0 mm Less
Turning Radius - Inside 10.57 ft 3221.0 mm Less
Turning Radius - Outside 24.06 ft 7333.0 mm Less

Hydraulic Steering System

Piston Pump Output @ 2,000 rpm and 7000 kPa (1,015 psi) 49.0 gal/min 186.0 L/min Less
Relief Valve Setting 3499.0 psi 24125.0 kPa Less
Steering Angle ±42° ±42° Less
Steering Cylinder Bore × Stroke 114.3 mm × 576 mm (4.49 in × 22.68 in) 114.3 mm × 576 mm (4.49 in × 22.68 in) Less


Diameter with Tips 6.19 ft 1888.0 mm Less
Tips per Wheel 30 30 Less


Second only to safety

Power Train - Engine

Unbeatable performance from proven designs

Drive Train

Integrated design for long life and uptime

Cooling Systems

Purpose built for the harshest application on the planet

826H Cab

Ergonomically designed for comfort and focus

Machine Guarding

Safeguarding machine uptime

Cat Wheels and Tips

Options to maximize performance and compaction


Options to meet spreading requirements


Safety is always our first priority

Service Convenience

Designed with you in mind


826H Standard Equipment

  • Alarm, back-up
  • Alternator (95-amp)
  • Batteries, maintenance-free (4, 1,000 CCA)
  • Diagnostic connector
  • Electrical system (24-volt)
  • Lighting system, halogen (front and rear)
  • Lockable master disconnect switch
  • Starter, electric (heavy-duty)
  • Starting receptacle for emergency starts

  • Axle guards (front and rear)
  • Guards, powered (crankcase and power train)

Operator Environment
  • Air conditioner, roof mounted
  • Blade control lock system
  • Cab, pressurized and sound suppressed
  • Cigar lighter (12-volt, 15-amp) and ashtray
  • Coat hook
  • Command control steering
  • Electro-hydraulic blade controls
  • Gear selection display
  • Heater and defroster
  • Horn, electric
  • Hour meter display
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Light, dome (two in cab)
  • Lunchbox and beverage holders
  • Mirrors, rearview (externally mounted)
  • Monitoring system
  • Seat (cloth) Comfort Series, suspension
  • Seatbelt, retractable, 76 mm (3 in) wide
  • Wet-arm wipers/washer (front and rear)

Power Train
  • Brakes, fully hydraulic, enclosed, wet multiple disc
  • Cat axles (outboard final drives and No‑SPIN differentials [rear] standard)
  • Engine, Cat® C15 with ACERT™ Technology, ATAAC, ADEM™‑IV controller
  • Fan, radiator, hydraulically-driven (automatically reversible)
  • Fuel priming aid
  • Heat shield, turbo and exhaust manifold
  • Muffler, sound-suppressed
  • Precleaner, engine air intake
  • Radiator, Next Generation Modular (NGMR) - six fins per inch cores
  • Separated cooling system
  • Starting aid (ether)
  • Switch, transmission neutralizer lockout
  • Throttle lock
  • Torque converter
  • Transmission, planetary with 2F/2R electronic clutch pressure control

Other Standard Equipment
  • Automatic Blade Positioning (ABP)
  • Bumper, extended full width for radiator protection
  • Cat O-ring face seals, couplings and XT™ hoses
  • Coolers
  • Doors, service access (locking)
  • Grouped Electronic Clutch Pressure Control remote mounted pressure taps
  • Hitch, drawbar with pin
  • Hood, metallic with lockable service doors
  • Oil sampling valves
  • Rear egress, left and right sides
  • Striker bars, full coverage
  • Wheels, 1219 mm (48 in) with long-life, weld-on Plus Stepped Tips with rim extensions

  • Bulldozer blade, hydraulics and linkage are not included in standard equipment

  • Premixed with 50 percent concentration of Extended Life Coolant with freeze protection to -34° C (-29° F)

826H Optional Equipment

AM/FM/WB (Weather Band) cassette CD radio

  • Straight blade
  • Semi U-blade
  • U-blade

Cat® Product Link

Cleaner fingers for Plus Tip wheels

Computer Aided Earthmoving System (CAES) attachment ready option (ARO)

Differentials, No-SPIN, front

Fast fill system
  • Fuel
  • Oil

Front window guard

Heater, engine coolant

Mirrors, interior mounted

Rear fan and grill guard

Rubber mounted glass cab

Sound suppression

STIC Steering

Swing-out stairways

Turbine precleaner

Warning rotating beacon light

Warning strobe light

Wheels (four combined)
  • Various wheels, see Price List

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