Caterpillar 3116TA Diesel Engine
The Caterpillar 3116TA diesel engine is a high-tech six cylinder diesel engine designed to provide quiet performance, high reliability, easy servicing and excellent fuel economy.
Turbocharged for Top Performance and EfficiencyThe Caterpillar 3116TA diesel engine is turbocharged for top performance and efficiency especially at high altitudes.
Transverse Engine MountingTransverse engine mounting provides better cooling performance and greater accessibility for service.
Low Sound EmissionLow sound emission achieves compliance with major regulatory rules according to Caterpillar sound pad test results.
Heavy Duty Unit-type Fuel InjectionThe heavy duty unit-type fuel injection and low pressure fuel lines minimize opportunity for fuel leaks.
Intake Manifold HeaterThe intake manifold heater preheats incoming air for quick cold weather starting.
EPA/CARBThe Caterpillar 3116TA diesel engine meets EPA/CARB emissions engine regulations.
Hydrostatic Drive System
Efficient hydraulic drive system eliminates chains and other mechanical linkages between diesel engine and final drive components.
Closed-loop Hydrostatic Propel SystemThe closed-loop hydrostatic propel system provides efficient, low-maintenance operation.
Speed Control SystemThe speed control system maintains preset paving speeds throughout a job.
Propulsion ControllerThe propulsion controller provides accurate control of steering and propulsion systems.
Decel PedalThe decel pedal provides foot control of propel speed freeing the operator to control other paving functions.
Dual Path Steering SystemThe dual path steering system utilizes steering wheel for simplified operation.
Single operator's station designed for comfort and optimum efficiency.
Single Operator's Station Slides from Side to SideThe single operator's station slides from side to side and includes fully equipped instrument console and steering wheel with lockable cover.
Dual-slide FeatureThe dual-slide feature allows the seat to be slide from side to side and front to back on the pedestal frame, enhancing visibility.
Operator's SeatThe operator's seat pivots 152 mm (6") to the left or right to further enhance operator visibility.
Low-mounted EngineThe low-mounted engine provides unobstructed forward visibility.
Full instrumentation package keeps operator informed of all major systems status.
International Symbols and Functional Word DescriptionsThe control console has international symbols and functional word descriptions for all controls.
Gauges are Analog TypeThe gauges on the control console are analog type for quick interpretation.
Warning Lights and Horn AlertWarning lights illuminate and horn alert operator to: 1) High hydraulic oil temperature; 2) Low hydraulic oil level; 3) Low engine oil pressure; or 4) High engine coolant temperature.
Electrical WiringThe electrical wiring is protected by an articulated vinyl enclosure.
Speed ControlSpeed control allows the operator to dial a maximum paving speed. Once set, the paver returns to the preset speed when the propel lever is in full forward position.
Feeder/Auger Control System
The feeder/auger control system gives precise mix delivery through the most advanced material handling system.
Feeders and AugersLeft and right feeders and left and right augers are all controlled independently, eliminating the need for feeder gates.
Feeder SpeedsOnce the feeder speeds are set, the ratio of feeder speed to the maximum auger speed is automatically maintained by the material handling controller, regardless of propel rate or paving widths.
Controlled Mix DeliveryTo control mix delivery, the operator sets a speed rate for each feeder and will maintain the desired mix level in the left and right auger chambers.
Component Wear ReducedComponent wear is reduced because full feeders run at slower speeds.
Potential for Mix Segregation MinimizedThe potential for mix segregation is minimized because the head of material remains constant.
Slower running feeders reduce wear and segregation.
Gateless Feeders Always Run FullThe gateless feeders always run full of mix regardless of the speed required to fill the auger chamber.
Changes in Feeder SpeedWhen changes in feeder speed are needed, delivery of mix to the augers is immediate.
Drag PansThe drag pans are constructed with abrasion resistant, heat treated steel.
Feeder Flight BarsThe feeder flight bars are forged steel and pinned to two strands of roller bushed chain.
Potential for Segregation ReducedThe potential for segregation is reduced with slower running feeders, especially when working with large stone mixes.
The adjustable height auger assembly promotes mat consistency and minimizes segregation.
Hydraulically AdjustedThe auger assembly can be hydraulically adjusted 142 mm (5.6")
Minimizes SegregationWhen working with larger stone mixes, segregation can often be eliminated or minimized by raising the augers to allow mix to flow unrestricted under the auger assembly.
TransportingThe ability to raise the auger assembly simplifies loading and unloading from a transport vehicle.
Dual Lift CylindersThe dual lift cylinders provide a stable position for the augers, enhancing mat quality.
Feeder Design Improves Mix Flow
The feeder design improves mix flow using a tunnel construction that helps minimize segregation.
Distance Between Feeders ReducedThe distance between the two feeders is significantly reduced because the auger drive assembly is not part of the tractor.
Narrow Distance Between FeedersThe narrow distance between feeders allows flow from both feeders to blend together easily as they discharge into the auger cavity. This design helps minimize segregation.
Auger CaseSince the auger case is not attached to the tractor, voids under the chain case are eliminated.
The track system of the AP-1050B is designed for superior ride quality.
Track RollerThe computer determined track roller placement and special quad roller rear bogies achieve a smoother ride.
Cat D3 Track RailsThe Cat D3 track rails include sealed tracks with split mater link for dependable, low maintenance performance.
Track Tensioning SystemThe AP-1050B undercarriage has an automatic track tensioning system for lower maintenance and fewer adjustments.
Increased Tractive EffortThe standard rubber track pads provide increased tractive effort. A two bolt attachment system provides easy pad replacement.
Simplified service means more paving and less maintenance time.
Doors and PanelsLarge swing-open doors and panels provide access to all service areas.
Engine MountingTransverse engine mounting provides ground-level access to hydraulic pumps and engine cooling system.
Wiring SystemColor coded and numbered wiring system simplifies troubleshooting electrical systems.
LubricationLubrication fittings are clustered for quick service.
Propulsion and Material ControllersPropulsion and material controllers provide diagnostic capability for trouble shooting hydraulic and electrical systems.