Cat updates chilly planers with energy enhance, new options to enhance operation

Cat’s new PM313 chilly planer. Picture by Don McLoud

Caterpillar has given its chilly planer fashions a lift in energy, in addition to added new options to make life simpler for the operator.

The upgraded planers had been unveiled September 12 throughout a press occasion at Cat Paving’s headquarters in Minneapolis.


PM300 Collection updates

The PM310, PM312 and PM313 chilly planers are actually accessible with Cat’s 334-horsepower Tier 4 Remaining C9.3 engine, for a 3 p.c enhance in energy.

Cat designed the planers for small to mid-sized jobs the place maneuverability and excessive manufacturing are wanted. They arrive in wheeled or tracked variations.

The chilly planers characteristic operator stations that slide out eight.5 inches past the body for improved visibility down the aspect. The seat additionally now has a right-side armrest for consolation.

A digital camera that mounts above the cutter field is an accessible possibility to assist enhance sight when making cuts beside obstacles. Operators see the digital camera view on LCD show. And an optionally available auxiliary energy connector close to the again of the planer can settle for balloon lighting for working at evening.

Cat PM312 chilly planer

The Cat System Ok milling rotors can be found with spacings of eight, 15 and 18 millimeters for quite a lot of milling functions. Cat gives optionally available diamond bits which are designed to final 80 occasions longer than standard carbide bits. As a result of they’re sharper than carbide bits, they will reduce sooner, in addition to cut back drag for higher gas economic system on powerful jobs, Cat says.

The milling rotors additionally characteristic a twin taper retention design that holds the software holders within the blocks with out the necessity for a retaining pin or bolt, and reversible paddles and high-strength alloys prolong rotor life, in accordance with the corporate.

Cat additionally made it simpler to take away and change bits with a hydraulically managed turning system that controls the rotor place with a two-button pendant.


Half-lane chilly planers upgraded

Cat PM620

Cat’s half-lane chilly planers additionally can be found with the identical optionally available Cat System Ok milling rotors and Cat Diamond Bits because the PM300-Collection.

The upgraded half-lane fashions – PM620, PM622, PM820, PM822 and PM825 – are designed for top manufacturing and maneuverability. They provide full-depth eradicating of asphalt and concrete pavements in a single cross, Cat says. They can be outfitted with built-in Cat Grade Management, amongst different choices.

Cat PM822 Chilly Planer

The PM800-Collection fashions include an 800-gross-horsepower Cat C18 turbocharged engine. The 6-cylinder engine meets Tier 4 Remaining emissions requirements and makes use of multipiece, cartridge-style filters designed to scale back waste and substitute prices.

For operator consolation, the half-lane planers now have pivoting handrails on the appropriate aspect. When nearing an impediment, the rails might be stowed flush with the planer, after which prolonged after passing the impediment. Cat additionally says it made it simpler for the operator to “impediment soar” with new visible indicators on the highest fringe of the aspect plates. They point out the place the rotor is positioned and correlate with the markings on the aspect plate, the corporate says.

Cat designed the monitor pin in a decrease place to extend tractive effort and power on the undercarriage when milling in deep or arduous situations. New hardened-steel, bolt-on put on skis run the total size of aspect plates and a put on shoe on the anti-slab meeting cut back put on and upkeep, Cat says.

Cat PM620

Cat PM620