816K Landfill Compactor

Cat Landfill Compactors are designed with durability built in, ensuring maximum availability through multiple life cycles. With optimized performance and simplified serviceability, our machines allow you to operate more efficiently and safely. Introduced in 1972, the 816 has been the industry leader for over 40 years. Focused on helping our customers succeed, we have continued to build upon each new series. The 816K continues our legacy of reliability, performance, safety, operator comfort, serviceability, and efficiency.


Operating Weight 56899lb


Gross Power 284HP
Net Power 248HP
Engine Model Cat® C7.1: configured for two emissions options
Torque Rise 52%
Bore 4.1in
Stroke 5.3in
Displacement 427.8in³
Maximum Net Torque - 1,400 rpm - Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent 749lb/ft
Maximum Altitude - Without Derating 9842.52ft
Gross Power - ISO 14396 - Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent 275HP
High Idle Speed 2270r/min
Rated Power (SAE J1349) - Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent 249HP
Maximum Net Torque - 1,400 rpm - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV 899lb/ft
Rated Power (Net ISO 9249) - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV 248HP
Rated Power (Net ISO 9249) - Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent 249HP
Gross Power - ISO 14396 - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV 274HP
Gross Power - SAE J1995 - Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent 286HP
Rated Power (SAE J1349) - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV 248HP
Gross Power - SAE J1995 - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV 284HP
Low Idle Speed 800r/min
Emissions Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV emission standards or meets U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA equivalent emission standards


Front Planetary – Fixed
Rear Planetary – Oscillating
Oscillation Angle ±6°

Dimensions (Approximate)

Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 11.5ft
Height - Top of Hood 8.9ft
Ground Clearance - Bumper 2.7ft
Hitch to Centerline of Front Axle 5.5ft
Wheel Base 11ft
Width - Over Wheels 131.4ft
Overall Length - Maximum 26.4ft
Outside Turning Radius - Blade 21.2ft
Height - Cab Roof 12.7ft
Height - Top of Beacon 14.3ft
Inside Turn Radius - Wheels 8.9ft
Inside Turn Radius - Blade 9.5ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Bumper 6.5ft
Ground Clearance 1.7ft

Braking System

Parking Brake Drum and Shoe, Spring Applied, Hydraulic Released

Service Refill Capacities

Diesel Exhaust Fluid Tank (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV Only) 4.2gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Rear 11.4gal (US)
Engine Crankcase 5.28gal (US)
Fuel Tank 132.1gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Front 11.4gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank Only 19.8gal (US)
Transmission 14.8gal (US)
Cooling System - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV 21.4gal (US)
Cooling System - Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent 19.3gal (US)
Note All non-road Tier 4 Final and Stage IV diesel engines are required to use: – Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuels containing 15 ppm for the EPA, 10 ppm for the EU (mg/kg) sulfur or less. Biodiesel blends up to B20 are acceptable when blended with 15 ppm (

Cab - Standard

Machine Sound Level (ISO 6395) Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent 112dB(A)
Machine Sound Level (ISO 6395) Tier 4 Final/Stage IV 111dB(A)
Operator Sound Level - ISO 6396 71dB(A)

Cab - Suppression

Operator Sound Level - ISO 6396 70dB(A)
Machine Sound Level (ISO 6395) Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent 110dB(A)
Machine Sound Level (ISO 6395) Tier 4 Final/Stage IV 109dB(A)

Operating Specifications

Maximum Operating Weight (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV) 56899lb
Maximum Operating Weight (Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent) 56308lb

Hydraulic System - Steering

Bore 4in
Steering Pressure Limited 4003psi
Vehicle Articulation Angle 84°
Stroke 23.5in
Steering System - Pump Piston – Variable Displacement
Steering System - Circuit Closed Center Load Sensing
Maximum System Flow 147 L/min @ 2,111 rpm (38.8 gal/min @ 2,111 rpm)


Paddle Tips - Tip Height 6.25in
Paddle Tips - Drum Diameter 55.1in
Paddle Tips - Width over Drums 131.4in
Paddle Tips - Outside Diameter 67.6in
Plus Tips - Outside Diameter 67.6in
Plus Tips - Drum Width 40in
Combo Wheels - Replaceable Welded
Plus Tips - Tips per Row 5
Plus Tips - Drum Diameter 55.1in
Combo Wheels - Weight (Group) 13554lb
Combo Wheels - Outside Diameter 67.6in
Paddle Tips - Weight (Group) 13126lb
Paddle Tips - Tips per Row 5
Combo Wheels - Tips per Wheel 20
Plus Tips - Replaceable Welded
Combo Wheels - Drum Diameter 55.1in
Paddle Tips - Drum Width 40in
Plus Tips - Width over Drums 131.4in
Plus Tips - Tip Height 6.25in
Combo Wheels - Drum Width 40in
Combo Wheels - Tip Height 6.25in
Plus Tips - Weight (Group) 13982lb
Paddle Tips - Tips per Wheel 20
Plus Tips - Tips per Wheel 20
Combo Wheels - Width over Drums 131.4in
Combo Wheels - Tips per Row 5
Paddle Tips - Replaceable Welded


Width - Moldboard Length 11.75ft
Maximum Lift Above Ground 3.7ft
Height - Including Cutting Edge and Screen 6.4ft
Width - Over End Bits 12ft
Maximum Depth of Cut 1.2ft


Travel Speeds - Forward - Second 6.8mile/h
Travel Speeds - Reverse - First 4.3mile/h
Transmission Type Planetengetriebe – Lastschaltgetriebe – ECPC (Electronic Clutch Pressure Control, Elektronische Kupplungsdrucksteuerung)
Travel Speeds - Forward - First 3.8mile/h
Travel Speeds - Reverse - Second 7.8mile/h

Hydraulic System

Pump Flow at 2,111 rpm 23.5gal/min
Maximum Supply Pressure 2930psi
Cylinders, Double Acting - Lift, Bore and Stroke 120 mm × 915 mm (4.7 in × 36.0 in)
Main Relief Pressure 3190psi

Standard Equipment

  • Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Power Train
    • Advanced Productivity Electronic Control Shifting (APECS)
    • Air to air aftercooler
    • Brakes, full hydraulic, enclosed, wet multiple disc service brakes
    • Cat clean emission module (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV only)
    • Electro-hydraulic parking brake
    • Electronic Clutch Pressure Control (ECPC)
    • Engine, Cat C7.1 (configured for two emissions options): – Tier 4 Final/Stage IV – Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent
    • Engine driven cooling fan (suction)
    • Fuel priming pump (electric)
    • Fuel to air cooler
    • Ground level engine shutoff
    • Muffler (under hood) (Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent only)
    • Radiator, unit core
    • Starting aid (ether)
    • Throttle lock
    • Transmission, planetary with 2F/2R speed range control
    • Torque converter
  • Electrical
    • Alarm, back-up
    • Alternator (150 amp)
    • Batteries, maintenance free
    • Electrical system (24 volt)
    • Ground level lockable master disconnect switch
    • Light, warning unswitched (LED strobe)
    • Lighting system (front and rear)
    • Starter, electric
    • Starting receptacle for emergency start
  • Operator Environment
    • 12-volt power port for mobile phone or laptop connection
    • AccuGrade mapping (ready)
    • Air conditioner with roof mounted condenser
    • Cab, sound-suppressed pressurized
    • Camera, rear vision
    • Coat and hard hat hooks
    • Finger tip shifting controls
    • Flip-up armrest
    • Heater and defroster
    • Horn, electric
    • Hydraulic controls – floor mounted
    • Implement hydraulic lockout
    • Instrumentation, gauges: – DEF fluid level (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV only) – Engine coolant temperature – Fuel level – Hydraulic oil temperature – Speedometer/tachometer – Torque convertor temperature
    • Instrumentation, warning indicators: – Action alert system, three category – Brake oil pressure – Electrical system, low voltage – Engine failure malfunction alert and action lamp – Parking brake status
    • Internal four-post rollover protective structure (ROPS/FOPS)
    • Light, (dome) cab
    • Lunch box and beverage holders
    • Mirror, internal (panoramic)
    • Mirrors, rearview (externally mounted)
    • Radio, CB ready
    • Radio ready for entertainment: – Antenna – Speakers – Converter (12-volt 10-15 amp)
    • Seat belt with minder, retractable, 76 mm (3") wide
    • STIC control system with lockout
    • Sun visor, front
    • Tinted glass
    • Transmission gear (indicator)
    • Vital Information Management System (VIMS): – Graphical information display – External data port – Customizable operator profiles – Event indicator light on rear grill
    • Wet-arm wipers/washers (front and rear): – Intermittent wipers (front and rear)
  • Guards
    • Guards, axle (front and rear)
    • Guard, cab window
    • Guards, crankcase and power train, hinged
    • Guard, driveshaft
    • Guard, radiator
    • Striker bars
  • Fluids
    • Antifreeze, premixed 50% concentration extended life (–34° C/–29° F)
  • Other Standard Equipment
    • DEF tank fill gauge (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV only)
    • Doors, service access (locking)
    • Ecology drains for engine, radiator, transmission, hydraulic tank
    • Engine, crankcase, 500 hour interval with CJ-4 oil
    • Emergency egress
    • Fire suppression ready
    • Fuel tank, 500 L (132 gal)
    • Hitch, drawbar with pin
    • Hoses, Cat XT
    • Hydraulic, engine, and transmission oil coolers
    • Oil change system, high speed
    • Oil sampling valves
    • Steering, load sensing
    • Total hydraulic filtration system
    • Vandalism protection caplocks
    • Venturi stack
  • Standard Attachments – Operator Environment
    • Glass (window): – Standard bonded or rubber-mounted glass
    • Horn group (standard)
    • Horn group (trumpet)
    • Lights – cab: – Standard or LED
    • Mirrors – cab: – Standard or heated
    • Precleaner – cab: – Standard or powered
    • Seat – cab: – Standard or heated and ventilated
  • Standard Attachments – Power Train
    • Axles: – Axle arrangement (no spin front) – Axle arrangement (no spin rear) – Axle arrangement (no spin front and rear)
  • Standard Attachments – Special Arrangements
    • Engine precleaners: – Turbine or dual stage
  • Standard Attachments – Blades
    • Dozer Arrangement – Standard (No Blade)
    • Dozer Arrangement – Straight Blade
    • Dozer Arrangement – Tilt (No Blade)
  • Standard Attachments – Technology Products
    • Product Link: – GSM, satellite
  • Standard Attachments – Wheels And Cleaner Bars
    • Wheels and tips: – Wheel arrangement (6.25" plus tip) – Wheel arrangement (6.25" paddle tip) – Wheel arrangement (6.25" plus and paddle) – Wheels, chopper
    • Bar group – cleaner (cleaner fingers and striker bar)

Optional Equipment

  • Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Operator Environment
  • Fluids
    • Antifreeze, –50° C (–58° F)
  • Special Arrangements
    • Engine: – Sound suppression
  • Starting Aids
    • Heater, engine coolant, 120V
    • Heater, engine coolant, 240V
  • Miscellaneous
    • Film (ANSI) (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV only)
    • EU certification (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV only)
    • Plate – year of manufacture (Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent only)