High capacity compaction
25 March 2008
Dynapac's new 26 tonne class twin drum tamping compactor, the CT364, incorporates a total of 144 pad feet each covering an area of 200 cm, each with a height of 180 mm. This, says the company, gives it increased production on cohesive and semi-cohesive soils, and the large compaction capacity makes it suitable for the large earthworks involved in motorway, dam and airport construction projects.
The compactor is powered by a 179 kW Cummins QSC8.3 diesel engine. Power is transmitted to the drums through a hydrostatic drive from dual hydraulic pumps feeding hydraulic motors. A 1 m high x 3.6 m wide 2-way tiltable dozer blade is fitted as standard with a 4-way tiltable blade optionally available.
The operators' cab offers clear all-round visibility including above the blade and the working areas in front and behind the machine. In addition, the roller produces very low vibration levels in the operators' station, achieved through the rubber suspension of the operators' platform, cab and diesel engine.
An electronic control system monitors all the machine's functions which can be altered or adjusted through an LCD panel in the cab. The steering console uses two joysticks for both speed/direction and steering/dozer blade movement.