The 815F Series 2 delivers top performance, durability and reliability.
Cat® C9 ACERT EngineDelivers, at a rated speed of 2,100 rpm, net power of 173 kW (232 hp) and meets the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tier 3 emissions regulations and Stage IIIA EU Emissions Directive 97/68/EC. With high horsepower and low displacement, this innovative engine provides excellent fuel economy and durability which can significantly reduce operating costs.
Torque RiseIs increased as a result of the electronically controlled, computer-actuated unit injection fuel system that provides high injection pressure and more precisely controlled fuel delivery as the engine lugs back from rated speed.
ADEM™ IV Fuel SystemIs a Caterpillar electronic control module which provides improved engine response, performance, fuel efficiency, troubleshooting diagnostics and reduced emissions. It allows integration with the electronic transmission control for maximum power train efficiency.
TurbochargerPacks more dense air into the cylinders for more complete combustion and lower emissions, improving performance and engine efficiency. These benefits are especially useful at high altitudes.
Air-to-Air AftercoolerReduces smoke and emissions by providing cooler inlet air for more efficient combustion. This also extends the life of the piston rings and bore.
Dual Cooling JetsIn the block spray oil on the piston skirt and cylinder bores keep ring temperatures low for long ring and liner life with excellent oil control.
PistonsAre two piece articulated-type with forged steel crowns for excellent strength and aluminum skirts for reduced weight. The pistons are oil cooled for increased heat dissipation and longer life.
ValvesFour per cylinder allow for good air flow, enhancing fuel efficiency and heat rejection. Valves and unit injection system are camshaft-actuated for precise timing.
CrankshaftIs steel-forged, carburized and induction-hardened for long-term durability. It is dynamically balanced for smooth operation. The crankshaft is completely regrindable, and the connecting rods can be removed through the tops of the cylinders for easy servicing.
Cat Engine OilIs formulated to optimize engine life and performance and is strongly recommended for use in Cat diesel engines. Engine oil change interval is 500 hours.
Cat Remanufactured PartsAre available, along with dealer proposed repair options, which increase machine availability and reduce total repair costs.
Cat Planetary Powershift TransmissionFeatures heavy-duty components to handle tough jobs. The 345.4 mm (13.6 in) planet drives operate in all gears, forward and reverse. The addition of Electronic Clutch Pressure Control (ECPC) contributes to improved shift quality, reduced torque spikes and overall transmission durability.
Heavy-Duty Axles and BrakesAre designed to last in all kinds of operating conditions. Two front axle disc brakes provide improved braking capability and better heat dissipation. Planetary final drives use free-floating, bronze sleeve bearings in the planet gears.• Oil disc brakes are adjustment-free and fully enclosed to lock out contaminants.
Front AxleIs rigidly mounted to the frame to support the weight of the compactor, internal torque loads and external loads applied during compacting and dozing operations.
Rear AxleIncludes a trunnion, two trunnion supports and associated bearings, allowing it to oscillate plus or minus 12 degrees.
Four Piece AxleContains two axle shaft housings - the center housing and the intermediate housing. Features and benefits of this design include:• Inboard brakes on the front axle only are positioned immediately adjacent to the differential and operate on the low torque side of the final drive, requiring less braking to stop the machine.
Enhanced design and materials provide superior strength to the purpose built structures of the 815F Series 2.
Structure ConstructionCombines the use of robotic welding on up to 90 percent of the 815F Series 2 with castings in several areas to increase strength by helping spread the loads and reduce the number of parts. This provides highly consistent welds with deep plate penetration and excellent plate fusion. The benefits are increased durability and fatigue strength. The computer controlled machining ensures the alignment of pin bore, axle pad, cab mount and transmission/engine components.
Box Section Engine FrameDesigned to resist twisting and torsional forces, the box section engine end frame provides a solid foundation for the axles, engine and transmission.
Front FrameWith two plates provides maximum structural strength during compaction and dozing applications.
Spread Hitch DesignImproves load distribution by reducing loads to the hitch bearings. The large center hitch design improves hydraulic line routing and makes service access easier.
Upper and Lower Hitch PinsPivot on double-tapered roller bearings. Box-style sections in the hitch pins and crossmember assembly improve frame structure strength. Increased diameter lower hitch pins add to the robust design.
Engine and Transmission MountsWith rubber isolation mount design reduces noise and vibration.
Operator Station and Controls
Comfort and control....with a top quality operator's station productivity is maximized.
1 Exceptional All-Around Viewing AreaReduces strain and fatigue, making operators more productive.
2 Caterpillar® Monitoring SystemWith electronic analog gauges is a highly effective and reliable warning and diagnostic system.As a warning system, it constantly checks machine functions and tells the operator when there is a problem. Easy-to-read gauges display fuel level, temperatures for engine coolant, transmission and hydraulic oil, engine rpm and gear range. Hour meter, odometer and analog tachometer readings are also displayed.As a diagnostic system, it identifies conditions, shows current readings and plays back maximum or highest readings registered during recent operations.The right side panel contains a three level warning system, providing full-time monitoring of key functions. The system alerts the operator of immediate or impending problems with air inlet temperature, brake oil pressure, electrical system, low voltage, engine oil pressure, engine over-speed, fuel filter status, parking brake status, steering oil pressure and transmission filter status.
3 Quick Gear Kick Up/Down ButtonAllows the operator easily downshift or upshift to a different gear. It is a convenient way to shift that saves time and effort.
4 Ignition Key Start/Stop SwitchIs positioned for easy machine starting and stopping.
5 12-Volt Power Supply and Electronic Technician (Cat ET) DiagnosticsIs provided inside the cab for powering radios, telephones or a laptop computer. This is particularly useful for powering a laptop running Cat ET to access the enhanced engine and transmission control system diagnostics.
6 Steering ColumnAdjusts to multiple positions. The leather-like steering wheel and transmission control provide a sure grip and comfortable feel. The horn is conveniently located in the center of the steering wheel.
7 Pilot-Operated Blade ControlsAre conveniently located and allow for precise blade movement.
8 Operator SeatIs designed for comfort and support. Seat cushions reduce pressure on the lower back and thighs while allowing unrestricted arm and leg movement.• A fully adjustable air suspension seat with self-contained compressor is available as an option.
9 Built-In Storage SpaceIs designed to hold cups, lunch box, insulated bottle and personal items.
10 Repositioned VentsThroughout the cab keep fresh air flowing while improving the cab's heating, cooling, defrost and defog capability.
11 Throttle LockAllows an operator to set the engine speed and remove his foot from the governor (accelerator) pedal much like cruise control on an automobile. Using this feature increases productivity, fuel efficiency and improves operator comfort.
12 Decelerator PedalOn the left acts as both an engine decelerator and a brake that overrides the engine speed selected by the throttle lock. This enables the operator to slow down when throttle lock is engaged and to return to throttle lock without pressing a button. It aids in maneuvering around scrapers, haul trucks, tractors or any other obstacle.
13 Windshield Washers/WipersWith in-the-blade washer delivery system are standard features on front and rear windows. The front wiper has intermittent speed capability.
14 Rear Vision Camera MonitorConnected to a camera mounted on the radiator guard, this monitor allows the operator to see the area behind the machine.
Tamping Wheels and Tips
The heart of any compaction system.
Wheel DesignGives the operator four-wheel width coverage in just two passes with front and rear wheel tracking that eliminates gaps and overlaps.
Chevron Tamping Wheel Tip DesignIs used for equal compaction in forward or reverse. Tips are full perimeter and are replaceable. The tip is welded to a base assembly, which is then welded directly to the drum. There are 12 tips per row and 60 tips per wheel for excellent compaction.
Symmetrical Tamping Wheel Tip PatternHas a modified chevron tamping wheel tip design to provide greater ground pressure, more compaction, a smooth ride and excellent traction. Tip height is 190 mm (7.5 in) and width is 168 mm (6.6 in).
Cleaner BarsHelp keep the drums free of carry-over dirt regardless of rolling direction. A pass-through bolt design allows for easier serviceability.
Adjustable Cleaner Bar TipAre constructed from cutting edge steel that is heat treated and direct hardened, which increases the wear life and translates into lower operating costs.
CompactionIs achieved from the bottom of the lift to the top. The tapered pads walk out of the lift without "fluffing" the soil. The top of the lift is compacted and the surface is relatively smooth and sealed so hauling units are able to maintain a high speed when traveling over the fill. 815F Series 2 travel speed allows for four forces of compaction: pressure, manipulation, impact and vibration. Since it can also spread fill, the number of spreader tractors may be able to be reduced.
Multiple box-section construction with heat-treated moldboard and DH-2 steel cutting edges and end bits contribute to long blade life.
Blade PackageConsists of the blade, push-arms, trunnion mounting, dozer-length skid plate with replaceable wear plates, reversible cutting edges, self-sharpening end bits, hydraulic lines guard and hydraulic lift cylinders.
Operator ControlsThe tilt cylinder is an option that gives the 815F Series 2 more versatility when dozing. The controls are seat-mounted and located in a convenient location to the right of the operator.
Outside Mounted Straight BladeWith multiple box section construction includes a heat treated moldboard and DH-2™ steel cutting edges and end bits for long life. The outside mounting is a stronger design because stresses are put on the frame rather than the blade so blade flexing is reduced. It also allows for higher lift and a wider blade can be used than with an inside mounted design.
ApplicationsThe 815F Series 2 excels at compacting, spreading fill, backfilling and boosting scrapers. With the ability to work at higher speeds over other types of soil compactors, the 815F Series 2 can keep up with a fast-moving scraper fleet or an articulated truck hauling operation. When speed and dozing capability are required job duties for a soil compactor, the 815F Series 2 has no equal.
Available options augment the 815F Series 2 to meet your needs.
Rear Vision CameraUses a camera mounted on the radiator guard and a monitor in the cab to allow the operator to see the area directly behind the machine.
Air Suspension SeatProvides added comfort for the operator so productivity stays high.
Air ConditionerUses blended air and R134a refrigerant for immediate temperature changes.
RadiosSeveral radio options are available factory installed: AM/FM CD or AM/FM CD with satellite radio (a service contract is required from a satellite radio provider).
Product LinkAllows the customer and/or dealer to monitor the machine from a remote location.
Rear No-SPIN DifferentialReplaces the rear standard differential. It delivers maximum traction in low traction or inconsistent ground conditions.
Fast Fill AdapterUsed during peak periods when high production is needed and little down time can be afforded for fueling. Fuel is pumped into the tank through a filling nozzle at rates up to 378.5 liters (100 gallons) per minute. As fuel enters the tank, air is forced out through an open vent. When the tank is full, the vent closes and the filling nozzle automatically shuts off.
High Speed Oil ChangeUses an evacuation system to speed up the engine oil change which helps to reduce the service time.
Turbine Pre-Cleaner GroupReplaces the standard stratatube air cleaner with a turbine-style air intake cleaner which is useful in dry, dusty work conditions.
Heavy Duty Cleaner Bar TipsThe shape of these tips enables them to penetrate the wheel more efficiently than the standard cleaner bar tips, thereby reducing wheel drag and improving machine performance. Constructed from cutting edge steel used for blades and buckets, this high alloy steel is heat treated and direct hardened, which increases tip wear life by up to 240 percent over other designs in sticky, abrasive soil applications.
High Intensity Discharge (HID) LightsAdds four lights on the cab and two on the radiator guard to brighten up the work area. HID lights are two times brighter than the standard halogen lights.Note: These lights will be available mid-2007.
If maintenance is simple and accessible, it gets done and that's how it is on the 815F Series 2.
Engine AccessAll metal engine enclosure and hinged access doors allow for easy daily maintenance and inspection.
Left Side Service AccessProvides convenient entry to the engine oil filter, grease points (lower), air filter (front), power train oil dipstick (top), coolant sight gauge (top), power train oil fill (below cab), power train oil filter and high speed engine oil fill.
Right Side Service AccessPuts the the fuel filter and water separator, fuel primer and engine oil dipstick within easy reach.
500 Hour Oil Change IntervalIncreases uptime and production by doubling the time between oil and filter changes without requiring increased oil sump capacity.
Hinged Hydraulic Oil CoolerCan be swung open without special tools.
Hinged Air Conditioning CondenserSwings open and coupled with the swing out oil cooler allows the cooling system to be cleaned quickly and easily.
Operator StationCan be removed or replaced in about 45 minutes without having to disconnect hydraulic lines. Quick disconnect couplings allow fast disconnect of the air conditioning unit without releasing refrigerant.
Engine Shutdown SwitchIs located inside the left engine enclosure panel for simple access and extended switch life.
Battery BoxIs located in the right side bumper for convenient access to the maintenance-free batteries.
Tool BoxIs located in the left side bumper for additional protection against harsh work environments.
In-Cab Blade-Style FusesAre new to the 815F Series 2 to improve fuse serviceability and reliability.
Complete Customer Support
Caterpillar® dealers are the equipment experts to help you with all your equipment needs.
Machine SelectionMake detailed comparisons of the machines under consideration before purchase. Cat dealers can estimate component life, preventative maintenance cost and the true cost of lost production.
PurchaseLook past initial price. Consider the financing options available as well as day-to-day operating costs. Look at dealer services that can be included in the cost of the machine to yield lower equipment owning and operating costs over the long run.
Customer Support AgreementsCat dealers offer a variety of product support agreements and work with customers to develop a plan that best meets specific needs. These plans can cover the entire machine, including attachments, to help protect the customer's investment.
Product SupportYou will find nearly all parts at our dealer parts counter. Cat dealers use a worldwide computer network to find in-stock parts to minimize downtime.You can save money with genuine Cat Reman parts and receive the same warranty and reliability as new products at cost savings of 40 to 70 percent.
OperationImproving operating techniques can boost your profits. Your Cat dealer has training video tapes, literature, application and equipment training courses, along with many other ideas to help you increase productivity.
Maintenance ServicesMore equipment buyers are planning for effective maintenance before buying equipment. Choose from your dealer's wide range of maintenance services at the time you purchase your machine. Repair option programs guarantee the cost of repairs up front. Diagnostic programs such as S·O·SSM and Coolant Sampling and Technical Analysis help you avoid unscheduled repairs.
ReplacementRepair, rebuild or replace? Your Cat dealer can help you evaluate the cost involved so you can make the right choice.