4/13/2012 - Caterpillar Adds New CB14B Utility Roller to the Paving Products Machine Family

Press Release from Caterpillar:  March 2012
Release Number: 117PR12

Caterpillar Adds New CB14B Utility Roller to the Paving Products Machine Family
Caterpillar Inc. announces the addition of the CB14B Utility Roller to the Paving Products machine family. The new CB14B is designed for compaction of asphalt and other granular materials. The CB14B is a 1.5-ton utility roller available with 900 mm (35”) or 1000 mm (39") tandem vibratory drums. It offers excellent comfort, simple operation, good traction, and a reliable water spray system. Their size and weight make them highly mobile and easy to transport. Typical applications include bike paths, courtyards, patchwork, parking lots, driveways, town centers, trenches, and shoulder work.

Dual Drum-Drive and Vibratory System
The CB14B features dual driving drums available at widths of 900 mm (35") or 1000 mm (39"). The dual drum-drive powertrain provides continuous full-drum traction on soft base materials, uneven surfaces, and steeper grades. Each drum is fitted with front and rear scrapers that are spring-loaded, retractable and self-adjusting, no tools required.

Operator Comfort
The operating environment is designed for comfort and efficiency. Rubber mounts minimize vibration to the platform, seat and steering wheel, while the extensive legroom, sloped hood, adjustable seating, and ergonomic propel lever enhance performance and control.

Pressurized Water Spray System
The water spray system features a standard 100 L (26.4 gal) water tank, corrosion-proof materials, extended-life water pump, and dual-filtering system. The pressurized system is equipped with four spray nozzles mounted over each drum for even coverage and an eight-position timer that allows the operator to adjust water flow and match jobsite conditions.

Self-adjusting, retractable scrapers keep the drums clean for reliable performance in all types of applications. Thelarge fill port makes refills fast and easy, while grouped drain ports simplify drainage from a single location.Hand removal of water filters, spray nozzles, and spray bars make the system easy to clean and maintain.

Easy Transport, Highly Maneuverable
Articulated steering provides smooth, accurate control in confined areas, while the short machine length, retractable ROPS, and high ground clearance, simplify transport on a variety of trucks and trailers. The CB14B’sminimal side clearance also provides optimal visibility and maneuverability next to curbs and obstacles, while the low center of gravity delivers stability when operating in open areas or tight locations.

Simple Service
The operating platform and front engine hood both tilt up for easy access to components and routine service checks. Grouped fluid drains are easily accessible and remotely mounted to facilitate ecological draining.

Engine and Cooling System
The CB14B is equipped with the Kohler KDW 1003 3-cylinder liquid cooled engine that delivers 16.8 kW (22.5 hp) of power @2850 rpm and meets U.S. Tier 4 Final emissions standards. The low engine speed promotes fuel efficiency and lower sound levels. The large cooling system providesefficient performance in normal and high ambient temperatures. An aluminum radiator offers corrosion resistance and reliability, while a large space between the cores provides efficient cooling and easy cleaning.

Protection against vandalism
The lockable fuel fill and engine compartment protect vital fluids, while a lockable, self-storing cover safeguards the instrument panel.


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