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Caterpillar 826C Compactor

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Caterpillar 826C
Caterpillar 826C (used for landfill applications)
Caterpillar 826C interior
The Caterpillar 826C compactor was introduced in 1978 as the replacement for the Caterpillar 826B. It was manufactured in the USA only.

[edit] Features

The 826C has a 3406 direct injection turbocharged, six-cylinder engine producing 310 flywheel horsepower (FWHP). It comes standard with four-wheel oil disc brakes, a hinged crankcase guard, rollover protection system, and a sound suppressed cab.

The 826C was given an 87X serial number prefix.

[edit] Modifications

In 1980 Caterpillar added four front floodlights, beginning with 87X00197.

In 1982 brake guards were made standard, beginning with 87X00298.

In 1984 Cat added a 50-amp alternator, beginning with 87X00373. Horsepower was increased to 315 FWHP and a folded core radiator was added, beginning with 87X00435.

In 1986 the air conditioner condenser was moved to the roof, beginning with 87X00587. Cat changed the perforations hood, beginning with 87X00607.

In 1992 Caterpillar added a sliding ladder to the operator compartment, flip-up steps for the rear bumper, a stronger sloping front belly pan, an internal brake line with brake components mounted in the rear axle only, new suspension seat with retractable seat belts, striker bars in front of the rear wheels, and an after-cooler to the engine, beginning with 87X01446.

In 1993 striker bars became standard and new slide-up ladders were added, beginning with 87X01500. A steering valve was released to reduce hydraulic heat loads in landfill applications, beginning with 87X01603. Weld-on tips with ARM were added, beginning with 87X01643. Longer mounting studs and spacers were used to modify the exhaust manifolds, beginning with 87X01656. A new Delco alternator was released for landfill applications, beginning with 87X01675.

In 1994 Cat added a more trash-resistant alternator, beginning with 87X01690. Freon based R-12 refrigerant was replaced by R-143A refrigerant, beginning with 87X01700. The sliding ladder to the cab was replaced, beginning with 87X01722.

Caterpillar offered a certified rebuild program with this model. Units beginning with the following serial number run were certified rebuilds: 87X75000.

Production of 826C ended in 1995; it was replaced by the Caterpillar 826G.

Based on data from the sales database of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, it is estimated that more than 1,900 Caterpillar 826C compactors have been produced.

Highest Serial #
87X 01916
Total = 1,916