836K 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 1993, the 836 has been the industry leader for over 20 years. Focused on helping our customers succeed, we have continued to build upon each new series. The 836K continues our legacy of reliability, performance, safety, operator comfort, serviceability, and efficiency.


Operating Weight 123319lb


Gross Power 562HP
Net Power 496HP
Engine Model C18 Cat®
Bore 5.71in
Stroke 7.2in
Displacement 1104.5in³
Low Idle Speed 750r/min
Gross - SAE J1349 562HP
Rated Power (Net ISO 14396) 553HP
Net Power - SAE J1349 - Converter Drive - Torque Rise 52%
Net Power - SAE J1349 - Converter Drive - Gross Power 496HP
Maximum Altitude - Without Derating 7500ft
Net Power - SAE J1349 - Direct Drive - Gross Power 496HP
High Idle Speed 2120r/min
Net Power - SAE J1349 - Direct Drive - Torque Rise 52%
Rated Power (Lab) 555HP
Maximum Gross Torque - 1,300 rpm 2275ft·lbf
Emissions Tier 4 Final/Stage IV/Korea Tier 4 Final or Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent


Front Planetary – Fixed
Rear Planetary – Oscillating
Oscillation Angle 13°

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank 209gal (US)
Cooling System 28gal (US)
Crankcase 16gal (US)
Transmission 32gal (US)
Diesel Engine Fluid Tank (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV/Korea Tier 4 Final) 9gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Rear 50gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Front 49gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Tank Only 63gal (US)

Dimensions (Approximate)

Height - Top of Cab with A/C 15.27ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 15.12ft
Height - Top of Hood 11.22ft
Ground Clearance - Bumper 3.38ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 10.46ft
Hitch to Centerline of Front Axle 7.46ft
Wheel Base 14.93ft
Width - Over Wheels 14.04ft
Height - ROPS/Canopy 14.06ft
Height - Top of Cab with Strobe 15.9ft
Length - With Blade on Ground - Straight Blade 33.41ft
Turning Radius - Inside of Wheels 11.93ft
Ground Clearance 2.07ft


Travel Speed - Reverse - Converter 2nd 6.5mile/h
Travel Speed - Forward - Lockup 2nd 7.3mile/h
Travel Speed - Reverse - Lockup 2nd 7.6mile/h
Travel Speed - Forward - Lockup 1st 4mile/h
Transmission Type Planetengetriebe – Lastschaltgetriebe – ECPC (Electronic Clutch Pressure Control, Elektronische Kupplungsdrucksteuerung)
Travel Speed - Forward - Converter 1st 3.9mile/h
Travel Speed - Reverse - Converter 1st 4mile/h
Travel Speed - Forward - Converter 2nd 6.8mile/h
Travel Speed - Reverse - Lockup 1st 4.3mile/h

Hydraulic System

Steering System Double Acting – End Mounted
Stroke (1) 29.1in
Bore (1) 5in
Vehicle Articulation Angle 86°
Bore (2) 5.5in
Maximum Supply Pressure 4640psi
Stroke (2) 40.2in
Main Relief Pressure 3495psi
Lift System Double Acting Cylinder
Pump Flow at 2,006 rpm 66gal/min
Hydraulic System Flow Sharing Implement

Braking System

Parking Brake Spring Applied, Hydraulic Released


Control System Full Hydraulic Split Circuit


Interior Sound Level - Standard 72dB(A)
Exterior Sound Level - Suppression 109dB(A)
Interior Sound Level - Suppression 71dB(A)
Exterior Sound Level - Standard 111dB(A)

Operating Specifications

Maximum Operating Weight (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV/Korea Tier 4 Final) - Multiple Blade and Wheel Offerings 123319lb
Maximum Operating Weight (Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent) - Multiple Blade and Wheel Offerings 122615lb
Operating Weight - With Full Tank Capacities and U-Blade (Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent) 122615lb
Operating Weight - With Full Tank Capacities and U-Blade (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV/Korea Tier 4 Final) 123319lb

Hydraulic System - Steering

Total Steering Angle 86 degrees
Steering Pressure Limited 3495psi
Steering System - Circuit Steering Double Acting – End Mounted
Steering System - Pump Piston – Variable Displacement
Maximum Flow at × rpm 52 L/min @ 2,006 rpm

Wheels and Tips

Diameter - With Tips 7ft
Drum Diameter 5.81ft
Drum Width 4.59ft
Tips per Wheel 40

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, fully hydraulic, enclosed, wet multiple disc brakes
    • Cat Clean Emission Module, insulated (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV/Korea Tier 4 Final)
    • Electro hydraulic parking brake
    • Engine, Cat C18: – Tier 4 Final/Stage IV/Korea Tier 4 Final – Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent
    • Fuel priming pump, electric
    • Fuel to air cooler
    • Ground level engine shutoff
    • Guard (3 piece) transmission
    • Heat shield, turbo and exhaust manifold
    • Hydraulically driven demand fan
    • Integrated braking
    • Radiator, Aluminum Modular Radiator (AMR)
    • Separated cooling system
    • Starting aid (ether) automatic
    • Throttle lock
    • Torque converter with lockup clutch (LUC)
    • Turbine precleaner, engine air intake
    • Transmission, planetary, with 2F/2R speed range control
    • Underhood ventilation system
  • Electrical
    • Alarm, back-up
    • Alternator, 150 amp
    • Batteries, maintenance-free (4-1,000 CCA)
    • Converter, 10-15 amp, 24V to 12V
    • Lighting system, halogen (front and rear)
    • Lighting, access stairway
    • Starter, electric (heavy duty)
    • Starter lockout (ground level)
    • Starting receptacle for emergency start
    • Transmission lockout (ground level)
  • Operator Environment
    • Air conditioner
    • Cab, sound-suppressed and pressurized
    • Internal four-post rollover protective structure (ROPS/FOPS)
    • Radio ready for (entertainment) includes antenna, speakers and converter (12V, 10-15 amp) 12V power port for mobile phone or laptop connection
    • Camera, rear vision
    • Coat and hard hat hooks
    • Flip-up armrest
    • Heater and defroster
    • Horn, electric
    • Hydraulic controls (floor mounted)
    • Implement hydraulic lockout
    • Laminated glass
    • Light, (dome) cab
    • Lunchbox and beverage holders
    • Instrumentation, Gauges: – DEF fluid level (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV) – Hydraulic oil temperature – Speedometer/tachometer – Torque converter temperature
    • Instrumentation, Warning Indicators: – Action alert system, three category – Axle/brake oil temp, front – Brake oil pressure – Electrical system, low voltage – Engine failure malfunction alert and action lamp
    • Mirrors, rearview (externally mounted)
    • Parking brake status
    • Radio, CB (ready)
    • Seat, Cat Comfort, (cloth) air suspension
    • Seat belt, retractable, 76 mm (3") wide
    • STIC Control System with steering lock
    • Sun visor, front
    • Tinted glass
    • Transmission gear (indicator)
    • Vital Information Management System (VIMS) with graphical information display: external data port, customizable operator profiles
    • Wet-arm wipers/washers (front and rear)
    • Intermittent wipers (front and rear)
  • Wheels
    • Wheels, paddle, plus, combination, and diamond wheel configurations
  • Guards
    • Guards, axle (front and rear)
    • Guards, cab window
    • Guards, crankcase and power train, hydraulically powered
    • Guards, rear fan and grill
  • Blades
    • Bulldozer arrangement is included in the standard equipment. Bulldozer blades are optional.
  • Fluids
    • Antifreeze, premixed 50% concentration of extended life coolant with freeze protection to –34° C (–29° F)
  • Other Standard Equipment
    • Auto Blade Positioner (ABP)
    • Demand fan/swing out (hydraulic reversible)
    • Doors, service access locking
    • Ecology drains for engine, radiator, hydraulic tank
    • Electronic clutch pressure control and remote mounted pressure taps
    • Emergency platform egress
    • Engine, crankcase, 250 hour interval with CJ-4 oil
    • Fuel tank, 793 L (210 gal)
    • Hitch, drawbar with pin
    • Hoses, Cat XT
    • Hydraulic oil cooler
    • Hydraulic, steering and brake filtration/screening system
    • Oil sampling valves
    • Product Link
    • Stairways, fixed-L/R (rear access)
    • Steering, load sensing
    • Vandalism protection caplocks
    • Venturi stack

Optional Equipment

  • Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Various Blades:
    • Straight blade
    • U-blade
    • Semi U-blade
  • Various Tip And Wheel Arrangements:
    • Paddle
    • Plus
    • Diamond