The C15 engine provides a gross power (SAE J1995) of 407 kW (546 hp). The combination of large displacement and high torque allow the RM500B to propel through the toughest materials. The engine meets US EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage IV emission standards.
Every Tier 4 Final / Stage IV Cat engine with ACERT technology is equipped with a combination of proven electronic, fuel, air and aftertreatment components. Applying proven technologies systematically lets us meet our customer's high expectations for productivity, fuel efficiency, reliability and service life.
The cooling fan is reversible and automatically performs periodic cycles in reverse to clean the heat exchanger by expelling accumulated dust. This allows the system to cool more efficiently, ensuring optimal engine performance.
Iso-mounted cab reduces vibration and is pressurized to maximize comfort by keeping noise, dust and the elements out.
Items Included With Cab
The following features further enhance operator comfort: 1) Heating/air conditioning controls. 2) Left and right access doors. 3) Rotating heated cloth seat with integrated controls. 4) Sound absorbing headliner. 5) Tinted glass. 6) Windshield wipers. 7) Cushioned floor mat. 8) Dual front mounted speakers. 9) Radio-ready mount. 10) Heavy-duty isolation mounts.
Additional Operator Comforts
Additional operator comforts include two cup holders and a 12-volt power receptacle. The cab is also radio-ready and includes a power converter, antenna with cable, two speakers and a headliner location for mounting radio.
Cab Provides Exceptional Visibility
The cab provides exceptional visibility to the front tire edge, mixing chamber and to the rear wheels.
Cab slides left and right and can be positioned to maximize visibility.
Comfortable and durable seat has an integrated mini handwheel steering control and a control console with LCD touchscreen display and propel joystick. Seat and side control console rotates 180 degrees to enhance operator comfort. Seat is heated to provide greater comfort in cold operating conditions. A seatbelt is standard.
The control console is integrated with the operator's seat and offers fingertip access to controls regardless of how the seat is positioned. An integrated touchscreen LCD display provides machine operational data, diagnostics and can alert the operator to potential problems. A backlit keypad provides well-defined controls even in poor light conditions. The propel lever houses convenient rotor control buttons so the operator can focus on work rather than look for the proper button to push.
Remote Camera System
Remote cameras on the front and rear of the machine provide live video to a display unit mounted to the dashboard. The video enhances visibility for the operator to the front and rear of the machine. An optional third camera is available to provide views to the rear of the mixing chamber.
Touchscreen LCD Display
The touchscreen LCD Display provides clear instrumentation and basic diagnostics, alerting the operator to potential performance issues. The screens are easy to understand and intuitive to navigate.
Mini Handwheel Steering
The RM500B is steered with a mini handwheel control integrated with the left armrest of the operator's seat. The control is comfortable to grip and offers effortless, precise control of the machine.
Propel Lever with Thumb Control Buttons
The propel lever is located on the control console integrated with the right arm rest of the operator's seat. Easing the propel lever forward from the neutral position increases speed in the forward direction; moving rearward from neutral increases speed in the reverse direction. The lever has six thumb control buttons that provide convenient control of rotor functions.
A Cat powershift transmission drives the rotor and is sized to handle tough cutting and deep mixing.
Heavy-duty Gear Reducers
Heavy-duty gear reducers with four planetary carriers provide excellent rotor drive reliability.
Rugged Drive Chains
Rugged drive chains provide efficient, continuous power to the rotor. Single strand heavy-duty chain resists breakage.
Three Rotor Speeds
Three rotor speeds for maximum performance in a variety of materials and cutting depths. First speed is used primarily for pulverizing the material. Second and third rotor speeds can be used as blending or mixing passes.
High capacity rotor driveshafts and maintenance-free universal joints.
Heavy-duty Shear Disc or Optional Torque Limiter
Heavy-duty shear disc or optional torque limiter protects rotor drive components from torsional stress and shocks loads.
Designed to produce maximum breakout force, the Universal Rotor 41 cm (16") performs well in severe asphalt cuts. It also cuts existing soil cement.
Universal Rotor 46 cm (18") for Soil
The Universal Rotor 46 cm (18") is designed to provide maximum mixing depth and has lower breakout force compared to the Universal Rotor 41 cm (16"). This rotor meets European 45 cm mixing depth requirements while providing the highest level of material pulverization and gradation.
Hydraulic rotor hood tilt rotates hood forward for convenient access to rotor for inspection and tool maintenance.
Hinged Service Doors
Hinged service doors open wide on sides of engine, rotor hood and on top deck for access to power train and rotor drive components.
Self-lubricating Rotor Drive Chains
Self-lubricating rotor drive chains in sealed chain cases partially filled with oil.
Electronic Control Module (ECM)
Electronic Control Module (ECM) monitors machine systems and provides self-diagnostics for operator or service personnel.
Three warning levels alert operator to conditions on the machine that require attention. Encourages repair before major failure.
Level One - a flashing gauge indicator and a flashing alert indicator light.
Level Two - level one warning plus the warning action lamp flashing.
Level Three - level two warning plus the warning action horn sounds.
Visual indicators allow easy check of engine coolant, hydraulic oil level, rotor bearing reservoir and air restriction indicator.
Quick-connect Hydraulic Test Ports
Quick-connect hydraulic test ports simplify system diagnostics.
Ecology drains provide an environmental method to drain fluids. They are included on the radiator, engine oil pan, hydraulic and fuel tank.
S•O•S ports allow for simple fluid collection of engine oil, engine coolant and hydraulic oil.
Secure Hose Routing
Secure hose routing with polyethylene routing blocks to reduce rubbing and increase service life.
Nylon Braided Wrap and All-weather Connectors
Nylon braided wrap and all-weather connectors ensure electrical system integrity. Electrical wiring is color-coded, numbered and labeled with component identifiers to simplify troubleshooting.
Maintenance-free Cat Batteries
Maintenance-free Cat batteries are mounted on the side of the machine and are accessible from ground level. Cat batteries are specifically designed for maximum cranking power and protection against vibration.
Machine is Product Link Wire-ready
Machine is Product Link wire-ready. The Cat Product Link System (PLS) ensures maximum uptime and minimum repair costs by simplifying tracking of equipment fleets. Provides automatic machine location and hour updates. Can be obtained through your local Cat dealer.