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Find out how to get the most from your machine, whether you’re working on dropped curbs, road laying, clearing debris or patch repairs.
Watch the broom and cold planer in action. See how to use the joystick and controls to adjust different features and attachments to suit your needs.
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This film applies to the following Cat models:
Cat® Compact Track Loaders feature a steel embedded track and steel undercarriage components for maximum life in applications where maintenance, operator technique and underfoot conditions may not be ideally suited for a Multi Terrain Loader or Skid Steer Loader.Learn More
Built for tough work, the Caterpillar® Skid Steer Loaders deliver Cat reliability, durability, and efficient operation.Learn More
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Cat® Pickup Brooms collect dirt and debris from a variety of surfaces.Learn More
Cat® Utility Brooms sweep and collect light debris on smooth surfaces in forward or reverse travel.Learn More
For connecting different attachment interface types with different machine interface types.Learn More
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Cat® Bale Grabs safely grab and carry square or round baled material.Learn More
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Cat® Blades efficiently doze, plow and move material. Specialized designs mean the perfect match for every job.Learn More
Cat® Hydraulic Brooms are available in a variety of configurations to match any ground-clearing job.Learn More
Brushcutters are used to clear land and overgrowth.Learn More
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Compact Wheel Loader buckets have been integrally designed with the Cat® Compact Wheel Loader to ensure the total system provides superior performance and value on every job.Learn More
Cat® Loaders can meet and exceed the requirements of any job when equipped with the right bucket.Learn More
Cat® provides a comprehensive line of machine-matched buckets for Cat Skid Steer Loaders and Compact Track Loaders.Learn More
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Compactors are specifically designed for all compaction operations.Learn More
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Quick Coupler systems enhance the productivity and flexibility of Cat® Loaders.Learn More
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Cat® forks are the ideal choice for a wide variety of applications.Learn More
Cat® EMCP 4 Control Panels provide all of the controls and system indicators in one easy to access interface.Learn More
Extremely rugged, factory installed enclosures designed to work with the respective generator set ensuring optimal performance, security and operator safety.Learn More
Factory installed tanks connected to engine fuel system, embedded within the generator set base frame.Learn More
Cat® Grapples are the ideal material handling option for Cat Hydraulic Excavators.Learn More
Cat® hydraulic hammers make short work of your demolition, construction, quarry and production breaking needs.
Cat Hammers are high performance breakers, designed to help you get the most from your Cat equipment. With hammer sizes to fit skid steers, backhoes, and all sizes of excavators, you will find the breaker to fill your demolition, construction, quarry and production breaking needs.Learn More
Material handling attachments provide Skid Steer Loader, Backhoe Loader, Telehandler, and Wheel Loader machines with a utility tool useful in road construction, pipe laying and other contracting jobs.Learn More
Mulchers are ideal for efficient cutting and mulching of vegetation and overgrowth.Learn More
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Attachments for safe and efficient management of trees and plants in landscaping or nursery applications.Learn More
Pulverizers for Cat Excavators are highly effective work tools for processing concrete in a single step.Learn More
Rakes are versatile work tools for land clearing, brush piling and site preparation.Learn More
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Cat rotors for milling and reclamation allow you to customize your cold planers and road reclaimers for urban, utility and high-production projects. Choose from a variety of styles and spacings to match your application needs.Learn More
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Cat® Scrap and Demolition Shears are designed to make you money. An innovative, robust design and fast cycle times provide the production and reliability you need to be profitable. Cat shears are efficient and can handle everything from structural steel to mixed scrap. Cat shears are designed to get the job done.Learn More
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Hello there, I’m Simon Hill, Product Demonstrator at the Leicester Customer and Training Centre based at Desford. Today we're going to be talking about the versatility of skid steer loaders, and compact track loaders for road maintenance and repair.
So I have the 289 over here, D3, with the PC 306 cold planer. So the 289 is equipped with a 55-kilowatt Caterpillar C3.3 engine, with a 4,850-kilo operating weight. It can do 13 kilometres an hour or eight miles per hour with a two-speed option.
The 226 D3 we have over here, this has a 50-kilowatt engine. And this has a 2,650-kilo operating weight.
Some new features of the PC 306 planer: we've got the Max Pro pressure gauge in here. So, this will indicate as I’m operating the machine the optimum speed I can go forward. So when this is in the green zone, I'm working at the optimal speed, so I'm getting the maximum performance and work rate out of it. If it starts going into red, that's encouraging me to back off, so not too push too hard with the machine. Once I'm in the cab and hopefully I’ll be able to show you this later, I can press my creeper function in there and I can control my forward speed independently using the control panel on the - inside the cab. So that makes, takes all the guesswork out of it, set my forward speed nice and easy on the joystick. Using the gauge there I can make sure I'm working to the optimal of the machine.
Other the features we've got now on this is an integrated water tank here. So you’ve now got the water tank behind the work tool. You can get the optional roof magic water tank for the other planers we have. So, if you had the PC 205 mated to the 226 D3 you'd have a roof-mounted water tank on that one. This has the water tank at the back here. All the controls are done from the cab on this. So my gauges for the depth of my cut, I can press the buttons on the joystick and independently use the left and right to get my cut. And then once I've done my first cut, I'll bring this foot up to zero, place the other foot – place this in the cut and place that on the fresh tarmac. And then currently cutting at 30ml on the gauge, that'll give me another 30ml cut.
On here, there's a valve round then the side here that I can pull. This will change the turn buckle at the back here so I can have it in flow so it’ll follow the contours of the road or I can put it in power mode and what that will do then, I can put a camber so if I'm doing a drop curve, I can curve the drum over using the controls and I can mill then at an angle.
You can also side-shift this using the controls on the joystick as well. So if you have the side-shift fully over, use it in the middle. So if I’m working up against the curb, side-shift the drum over to the side.
Whenever I do a patch planing application, I always take a broom with me, so over here I have a BU118 broom, so that's a utility broom. A utility broom is ideal because you can put pressure on with the bristles under this mat here, that allow me to sweep out all the planings that the planers put in the trench, all the way out and I can carry them away.
You don't want the pickup broom for that because the pickup broom has a wheel bolted on the front and you cannot put the downward pressure on. So the pickup broom (which is over the other side, I'll show you that later), that's designed for sweeping litter, trash off the highway, concrete yards, it's handy for recycling and waste applications where they're going around following the trucks in the yard and sweeping it up. You get less bristle wear with that, with that having the wheel on the front, it’s because you control the pressure that the bristles are placed on the floor easier than this one. This is designed, so, by adjusting the bolts at the side here I can adjust how much bristle is in contact with the floor in comparison to the cutting edge on the bucket at the back. So for cold planning application, cleaning those planings up which are quite heavy, I need to put a lot of pressure on with the broom to sweep them in and this is ideal for that and I should be able to show you an example of that later.
A great example for what you would use the 226 D3 is, is for again, cleaning up the highway, cleaning trash up, working on a job site, waste transfer centre, scrap yard, going around sweeping up nails and debris that could cause damage to tyres.
So this one, standard flow, so it’s not got – it’s a one series tool, the VP118C so it's your standard flow. You've got the wheel on the front which then you can adjust the pressure using this linkage on the side for your bristles. Drop your wheel down, drive away, drive forward, sweeps all the material into the pan at the back. Now the difference with this one, this comes with chains. I’ve not fitted those for today as we’re not going to use it. These chains go through eyelets on the loader arm. What that does then, you lift the loader up and tilt forward, the chains hold the cover of the brush up and it’s a bit like a dustpan and brush basically, the bucket will tip down and all the material will go clear of the broom because the chains are holding the broom in the air. So that's what the chains are for on this particular work tool.
Well I hope today’s video has been informative regarding CTLs and skid steer loaders for road maintenance and repair. And I look forward to seeing you for the next one.