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Vibratory Soil Compactors

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

CS74 Vibratory Soil Compactor

The durable and reliable CS74 Vibratory Soil Compactors offer high compaction performance, speed and gradeability to maximize productivity.

  • Specification Summary

  • Operating Weight with Cab 15687.0 kg
  • Operating Weight with ROPS/FOPS 15455.0 kg
  • Weight at Drum with Cab 10150.0 kg
  • Weight at Drum with ROPS/FOPS 10089.0 kg
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Product Details


Operating Weight with Cab 15687.0 kg
Operating Weight with ROPS/FOPS 15455.0 kg
Weight at Drum with Cab 10150.0 kg
Weight at Drum with ROPS/FOPS 10089.0 kg

Operating Specifications

Compaction Width 2134.0 mm
Ground Clearance 537.0 mm
Static Linear Load, with Cab 47.7 kg/cm
Static Linear Load, with ROPS/FOPS 47.4 kg/cm
Travel Speed – Maximum 11.1 km/h
Turning Radius Inside Drum Edge 3.68 m


Gross Power 116.0 kW
Engine Model Cat C6.6


Drum Diameter 1524.0 mm
Drum Width 2134.0 mm
Height with ROPS/FOPS or Cab 3.07 m
Optional Blade Height 680.0 mm
Overall Length 5.86 m
Overall Length with Blade Option 6.39 m
Overall Width 2.3 m
Overall Width with Blade Option 2.5 m
Wheelbase 2.9 m


Tires 23.1 × 26 8-ply flotation

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity 345.0 L

Vibratory System

Centrifugal Force – Maximum 332.0 kN
Centrifugal Force – Minimum 166.0 kN
Nominal Amplitude – High 1.8 mm
Nominal Amplitude – Low 0.9 mm
Variable Frequency Option Range 23.3-30 Hz (1,400-1,800 vpm)
Vibratory Frequency - Standard 30.0 Hz

Vibratory System

The pod-style vibratory system, proven reliable on previous soil compactors, delivers superior compactive force while offering serviceability advantages.

Proprietary Eccentric Weights

Reliable dual amplitude selection and innovative design ensure precise performance.

Cat® C6.6 Electronic Diesel Engine with ACERT Technology

Industry-proven Caterpillar technology designed to provide unmatched performance and reliability with ample power for the most demanding jobs.

Dual Pump Propel System

Superior tractive effort and gradeability for outstanding productivity in demanding applications.

Gradeability and Machine Control

The exclusive dual pump propel system provides proven superior performance, machine control, and exceptional grade climbing capability.

Rear Visibility

The one-piece sloped fiberglass hood design provides exceptional operator visibility and excellent service access.


Ergonomic design promotes maximum operator productivity while offering excellent visibility and unmatched comfort.


Optional cab can increase machine utilization and provides greater year-round comfort in extreme environment conditions.

Optimized Cooling Air Flow

Improved air flow design minimizes dust clouds and eliminates hot air discharge on operator.

Leveling Blade Option

Optional leveling blade increases machine versatility and utilization, plus greatly enhances productivity.

Padfoot Shell Kit Option

Optional padfoot shell kit enhances machine versatility and productivity, allowing it to work in either cohesive or semi-cohesive material.

AccuGrade Compaction for Soil Compactors Option

Optional AccuGrade Compaction GPS Mapping and Measurement for Soil Compactors turns your operator into a soil compaction expert.

Reliability and Serviceability

CS74 Soil Compactors continue to provide the exceptional reliability and serviceability that you’ve come to expect from Caterpillar.

Cat Product Link System

Simplifies the tracking of equipment fleets to ensure maximum uptime and minimum repair costs.

Your Cat Dealer

Caterpillar backs your machine purchase with the best support system and personnel in the industry.
    • Leveling Blade
      • Padfoot Shell Kit
        • Transmission Guard
          • Steel Drum Scraper
            • AccuGrade Compaction GPS Mapping and Measurement
              • Flexible Drum Scrapers
                • Variable Vibration Frequency
                  • VPM Gauge
                    • Operator Platform Lift Cylinder
                      • Rotating Beacon
                        • 12-Ply Tires
                          • Rotating Seat
                            • Bio Hydraulic Oil Ready
                              • 12-Volt Outlet
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