The construction market is a key driver to a region’s economy; and road construction is an integral part of that market. Considering road making and maintenance, one of the primary jobs includes ‘compaction’. Compacting to precise specifications is critical for soil and asphalt paving applications, and robust machines ensure the job done right. One of the basic machines in any road construction project is a Compactor, and hence this specific category of equipment, is essential to Al-Bahar’s road construction segment. Cat Compactors are specifically designed for all compaction operations.
Al-Bahar as Caterpillar’s local dealer in Bahrain, Kuwait, UAE and Oman, offers an extensive range of Cat Compactors. Their range consists of different types of compactors including Pneumatic Rollers, Tandem Vibratory Rollers, and Vibratory Soil Compactors. Road construction industry (which handles highways, city streets, airport runways, etc.) is the ideal industry for compaction application in the Al-Bahar territory.
Some of the most common compactors offered by Al-Bahar are CS533E for Vibratory Soil Compactors, CB10 for Tandem Vibratory Rollers, CB2.5 for Utility Compactors and CW34 for Pneumatic Rollers.
However, our product line covers a wide range of solutions with varying sizes in each product family.Talking about new models in compaction, we have a new updated range of Tandem Vibratory Rollers – CB7, CB8, CB10 (7 to 10 ton size class), CB13, CB15, CB16 (12 to 15 ton size class). Moreover, we have a new updated range of Utility Compactors – CB1.7, CB1.8 (1.7 and 1.8 ton size class), CB2.5, CB2.7, CB2.9 (2.3 to 3.0 ton size class) in addition to CC2.6 Combination Roller.
Major feature updates in the new range of Tandem Vibratory Rollers include easier service access and simplified operations with enhancements in operator station. New options are available on some models; oscillatory vibration system, hardened drum shell, additional lighting options, and more. When it comes to feature additions to the new Utility Compactors, they have new structure updates, engine updates, and robust 3-points hitch. They have simplified trouble-shooting & service, operator console design, machine functions, indicators and more. New options are available; single point lifting option, battery disconnect switch option, and different lighting options.
The new CB10 is a 10 metric ton size class Asphalt Compactor equipped with 1.7mt drum width. It can be equipped with a combination of oscillatory and vibratory drums. Talking about the highlights of CB10 – the Oscillatory Vibration System (available now as an option), builds upon the proven durability and performance offered by existing Cat Asphalt Compactors and delivers the solutions that helps contractors become more versatile, productive, and profitable. (Refer to a brief video for more details on Oscillatory Vibration System) Versatility is essential for contractors to make the most of their equipment. The Cat CB10 with vibration and oscillation offers a wide range of applications from large expressway projects to smaller, yet critical, urban-type work. The versatile vibratory system selection and durable pod-style vibration system, visibility, comfort and convenience of the operator station, different options of Cat Compaction Control systems, industry-leading water spray system and smooth operation powertrain, are among the other highlights of this new equipment.
Considering the updates in the new CB10 – the optional Oscillatory Vibration System, provides delicate messaging motion for superior compaction results on thinner lifts. The front drum utilizes vertical vibration that delivers the amplitudes and frequency options for thicker lifts and tough mix designs, while the oscillation system on the rear drum performs effectively on thin lifts and near sensitive structures such as buildings, bridge decks, and over underground utilities like fiber optics, electric, water, and gas lines 1 . The new CB10 assures lowered sound levels and reduced fuel consumption with Eco-mode feature, and higher uptime with the reliable water spray system.
Cat compactors offer an outstanding lifetime value with features like durable pod-style vibration system, long service intervals for engine, hydraulics and vibratory system, and more. Commenting on usage of compactors in the region, Mr. Ali Abu Hirra – Paving & Material Handling, Segment Manager – Al-Bahar, concluded, “Our customers choose us over competition, due to the proven durability and superior performance of Cat compactors. Additionally, choosing Cat Compactors guarantees outstanding support offered by Al-Bahar. Our customers who use Cat compactors are satisfied with the reliability and performance of those machines.” For more information on Cat Compaction solutions, Click Here.