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Landfill Compactors

Compacting to specifications is critical for soil, landfill, and paving applications. Cat compactors are specifically designed for all compaction operations.

836H Landfill Compactor

Revolutionary design. Caterpillar quality.Caterpillar has combined decades of waste handling experience with direct customer feedback in its design of the new H-Series compactor. The 836H takes advantage of the latest technologies, while continuing the Caterpillar commitment to the waste industry.

Product Details


Operating Weight 53700 kg


Gross Power 413 kW
Net Power 372 kW
Engine Model C18 ACERT
Direct Drive - Gross Power 390 kW
Direct Drive - Flywheel Power 349 kW
Converter Drive - Gross Power 413 kW
Converter Drive - Flywheel Power 372 kW
Flywheel Power 372 kW
Net Power ISO 9249 372 kW
Direct Drive - Torque Rise 37 %
Converter Drive - Torque Rise 36 %
Bore 145 mm
Stroke 183 mm
Displacement 18.1 L


Direct Drive - Forward 1 6.1 km/h
Direct Drive - Forward 2 10.9 km/h
Direct Drive - Reverse 1 6.4 km/h
Direct Drive - Reverse 2 11.4 km/h
Converter Drive - Forward 1 5.8 km/h
Converter Drive - Forward 2 10.3 km/h
Converter Drive - Reverse 1 6.1 km/h
Converter Drive - Reverse 2 10.8 km/h

Hydraulic System

Relief Valve Setting 24100 kPa
Lift Cylinder Bore x Stroke 139.75 mm x 1021 mm 5.5 in x 40.2 in


Front Planetary-Fixed
Oscillating Rear ±6°

Wheels – Plus Tip Teeth with Abrasion Resistant Material (ARM)

Drum Width 1400 mm
Drum Diameter 1720 mm
Diameter with Tips 2050 mm
Tips per Wheel 35

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank 793 L
Cooling System 107 L
Crankcase 60 L
Transmission 83 L
Differentials and Final Drives – Front 186 L
Differentials and Final Drives – Rear 190 L
Hydraulic Tank 137 L

Sound Performance

Standards Meets ANSI/SAE and ISO standards

Dimensions (Approximate)

Height to Top of Cab with A/C 4549 mm
Height to Top of Exhaust Pipe 4157 mm
Height to Top of Hood 3201 mm
Ground Clearance to Counterweight 593 mm
Ground Clearance to Bumper 1025 mm
Center Line of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 3132 mm
Hitch to Center Line of Front Axle 2275 mm
Wheelbase 4550 mm
Length with Blade on Ground 10182 mm
Width over Wheels 4280 mm
Ground Clearance 593 mm

Waste Protection

Waste resistant designs and features on the 836H combine to reduce production-robbing buildup of refuse and provide added cooling capacity by preventing debris from entering the engine compartment.

Landfill Features

The Cat Axle Guard System along with several blades to match your site requirements - from spreading layers of refuse to dozing and clearing a dumping area.

Power Train

The Cat C18 MEUI engine with ACERT® Technology is U.S. EPA/EU Stage III compliant. This, the Cat planetary power shift transmission and Impeller Clutch Torque Converter with lockup clutch provide improved rimpull control for precise and efficient operation.

Wheels and Tips

Cat wheels are designed for high performance and to complement the Cat Axle Guard System and power train. Equipped with Plus Tips or chopper blades, the 836H provides productive and efficient compaction, as well as excellent traction and sidehill stability on sloped material.


The 836H uses electro-hydraulics for ease of operation and operator comfort. The new Automatic Blade Positioning helps to improve machine productivity.

Operator Controls

Experience a high level of efficiency and comfort with a state-of-the-art cab. Reduced sound levels, excellent ventilation, spaciousness and finger-tip blade controls all translate into increased productivity.

Operator Station

The 836H cab design promotes productivity and operator comfort. The cab includes an excellent viewing area and ventilation, intermittent wet-arm wipers, ergonomic design and control placement and is radio ready for two-way radios.


Many convenient service features such as hinged service doors, easily accessible scheduled maintenance points, conveniently located sight gauges and a separated cooling system make servicing easy. Service has been improved with new transmission remote pressure taps.

Complete Customer Support

Cat dealers offer a wide range of services that can be set up under a customer support agreement when you purchase your equipment. To help you get the best return on your investment, the dealer will assist you in choosing a plan that can cover everything from machine and attachment selection to replacement.
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