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Caterpillar 816B Compactor

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Caterpillar 816B
Caterpillar 816B
The Caterpillar 816B compactor was introduced in 1981 as the replacement for the Caterpillar 816. It was manufactured in the USA only.

[edit] Features

The 816B has a 3306 direct injection turbocharged, six-cylinder engine producing 210 flywheel horsepower (FWHP). It has a powershift transmission. It comes standard with landfill chopper drums and a blade.

The 816B was given a 15Z serial number prefix.

[edit] Modifications

In 1988 Caterpillar increased horsepower to 216 FWHP, beginning with 15Z00816.

In 1993 a new no-spin attachment was added to improve the final drive gears, beginning with 15Z01339. Cat also added new weld-on plus tips with ARM, beginning with 15Z01378.

In 1994 R-12 freon-based refrigerant was changed to R143, which is more environmentally safe, beginning with 15Z01413.

Caterpillar offered a certified rebuild program with this model. Units beginning with the following serial number run were certified rebuilds: 15Z75000.

Production of 816B ended in 1995; it was replaced by the Caterpillar 816F.

Based on data from the sales database of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, it is estimated that more than 1,500 Caterpillar 816B compactors have been produced.

Highest Serial #
15Z 01557
Total = 1,557