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 1978, the 826 has been the industry leader for over 35 years. Focused on helping our customers succeed, we have continued to build upon each new series. The 826K continues our legacy of reliability, performance, safety, operator comfort, serviceability, and efficiency.

Gross Power 435 HP
Net Power 405 HP
Engine Model Cat® C15 ACERT™
Bore 5.4 in
Stroke 6.7 in
Displacement 927.6 in³
Emissions Tier 4 Final/Stage IV or Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent
High Idle Speed 2300 r/min
Low Idle Speed 800 r/min
Maximum Altitude - Without Derating (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV) 9298 ft
Maximum Net Torque - 1,300 rpm 1478.8 ft·lbf
Net Power - Converter Drive - Gross Power 435 HP
Net Power - Converter Drive - Torque Rise 8.5 %
Net Power - Direct Drive - Gross Power 412 HP
Net Power - Direct Drive - Torque Rise 33 %
Rated Power (Net ISO 9249) 405 HP
Rated Power (Net SAE J1349) 405 HP

Transmission Type Planetary - Powershift - ECPC
Travel Speed - Forward - Maximum 1st 3.7 mile/h
Travel Speed - Forward - Maximum 2nd 6.6 mile/h
Travel Speed - Reverse - Maximum 1st 4.3 mile/h
Travel Speed - Reverse - Maximum 2nd 7.6 mile/h
Travel Speeds - Forward - Maximum Eco Mode 4.3 mile/h
Travel Speeds - Reverse - Maximum Eco Mode 4.6 mile/h

Hydraulic System
Bore 4.7 in
Lift System Double Acting Cylinder
Main Relief Pressure 3495 psi
Maximum Supply Pressure 3495 psi
Pump Flow at 1,950 rpm 30.9 gal/min
Stroke 42.1 in

Front Planetary - Fixed
Oscillation Angle ±5°
Rear Planetary - Oscillating

Parking Brake Drum and Shoe, Spring Applied, Hydraulic Released

Service Refill Capacities
Fuel Tank 206.6 gal (US)
Cooling System 30.6 gal (US)
Transmission 17.4 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Front 26.4 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Rear 29.1 gal (US)
Diesel Exhaust Fluid Tank (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV) 8.5 gal (US)
Engine Crankcase 9 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank Only 35.4 gal (US)

Operating Weight 90207 lb

Cab - Standard
Machine Sound Power Level (ISO 6395) 113 dB(A)
Operator Sound Pressure Level - ISO 6396 73 dB(A)

Cab - Suppression
Machine Sound Power Level (ISO 6395) 110 dB(A)
Operator Sound Pressure Level - ISO 6396 72 dB(A)

Operating Specifications
Maximum Operating Weight (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV) - Multiple Blade and Wheel Offerings 90207 lb
Maximum Operating Weight (Tier 3 Final/Stage IIIA equivalent) Multiple Blade and Wheel Offerings 89186 lb

Dimensions (Approximate)
Height - Top of Cab with A/C 14.99 ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 14.56 ft
Height - Top of Hood 10.87 ft
Ground Clearance - Bumper 3.15 ft
Hitch to Centerline of Front Axle 6.07 ft
Wheel Base 12.14 ft
Width - Over Wheels 12.47 ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight - Including Rear Radiator Guard 10.16 ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight - No Rear Radiator Guard 9.38 ft
Height - ROPS/Canopy 14.02 ft
Height - Top of Cab with Strobe 15.63 ft
Length - With Blade on Ground - Straight Blade - Including Rear Radiator Guard 28.59 ft
Turning Radius - Inside of Wheels 9.18 ft
Ground Clearance 2.11 ft

Hydraulic System - Steering
Bore 4.5 in
Maximum System Flow 170 L/min @ 1,950 rpm (44.9 gal/min @ 1,950 rpm)
Steering Pressure Limited 3481 psi
Steering System - Circuit Double Acting - End Mounted
Steering System - Pump Piston - Variable Displacement
Stroke 22.7 in
Vehicle Articulation Angle 86 °

Wheels and Tips
Attachment - Wheels: 1200 mm (47.25 in) Paddle Tips - Drum Diameter 5.28 ft
Attachment - Wheels: 1200 mm (47.25 in) Paddle Tips - Drum Width 3.94 ft
Attachment - Wheels: 1200 mm (47.25 in) Paddle Tips - Outside Diameter 6.47 ft
Attachment - Wheels: 1200 mm (47.25 in) Paddle Tips - Tips per Wheel 30
Attachment - Wheels: 1200 mm (47.25 in) Paddle Tips - Weight 20540 lb
Attachment - Wheels: 1200 mm (47.25 in) Paddle Tips - Width over Drums 12.47 ft
Attachment - Wheels: 1200 mm (47.25 in) Paddle and Plus Tips - Drum Diameter 5.28 ft
Attachment - Wheels: 1200 mm (47.25 in) Paddle and Plus Tips - Drum Width 3.94 ft
Attachment - Wheels: 1200 mm (47.25 in) Paddle and Plus Tips - Outside Diameter 6.47 ft
Attachment - Wheels: 1200 mm (47.25 in) Paddle and Plus Tips - Tips per Wheel 30
Attachment - Wheels: 1200 mm (47.25 in) Paddle and Plus Tips - Weight 21125 lb
Attachment - Wheels: 1200 mm (47.25 in) Paddle and Plus Tips - Width over Drums 12.47 ft
Attachment - Wheels: 1200 mm (47.25 in) Plus Tips - Drum Diameter 5.28 ft
Attachment - Wheels: 1200 mm (47.25 in) Plus Tips - Drum Width 3.94 ft
Attachment - Wheels: 1200 mm (47.25 in) Plus Tips - Outside Diameter 6.47 ft
Attachment - Wheels: 1200 mm (47.25 in) Plus Tips - Tips per Wheel 30
Attachment - Wheels: 1200 mm (47.25 in) Plus Tips - Weight 22002 lb
Attachment - Wheels: 1200 mm (47.25 in) Plus Tips - Width over Drums 12.47 ft

Maximum Altitude - Without Derating (Tier 3/Stage IIIA) 9098 ft


  • Eco Mode allows the machine to go into auto shift mode when not operating at maximum torque, optimizing performance and saving fuel.
  • The left pedal acts as a brake, transmission neutralizer and an engine decelerator to override the engine speed selected by the throttle lock. Allows the operator to slow speeds when the throttle lock is engaged and to return to throttle lock without pressing a resume or set button.
  • Electro hydraulic controls increase productivity with responsive implements feature. Operate comfortably with easy-to-use soft-detent controls.
  • Steering system provides confident machine operation and precise control enabled by the 826K's load-sensing hydraulic steering system.
  • Increased efficiency with variable displacement piston pumps that give operators precise positioning for easy operation in tight areas with 43 degree articulation in each direction.
  • Steering and Transmission Integrated Control System (STIC™) enhances operator comfort by integrating steering and transmission control functions in a single lever. Includes finger-controlled gear selection.


  • Designed and made with purpose-built structures to remain safe and durable for the long run.
  • Long-life-designs, materials and robotic welding ensure multiple life cycles and ability to withstand the toughest conditions.
  • Full box-section rear frame resists torsional shock and twisting forces.
  • Heavy-duty steering-cylinder mounts efficiently conduct steering loads into the frame.


  • Single Clutch Speed Shifting (SCSS) delivers consistent, smooth shifting and efficiency.
  • Strategic use of metallurgy and heat treating ensures long-life gears.
  • The Cat C15 engine is designed for maximum fuel efficiency and increased power density.
  • Two engine options are available to meet Tier 4 Final/Stage IV or Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent emission standards. (depending upon market).
  • Fully electronic engine controls integrate with entire machine systems to optimize fuel economy.
  • Engine idle shutdown reduces fuel waste during idling periods.
  • Delayed Engine Shutdown maximizes durability.


  • New long-life paddle and plus design tip options.
  • Up to 40% longer life.
  • Purpose designed for landfils.
  • Improved machine performance.
  • Improved traction.
  • Select paddle tip for traction and fuel economy.
  • Select plus tip for increased side-slope stability.
  • Select combination of both to optimize performance in your conditions.


  • Pressurized cab sits on isolation mounts improving comfort and reducing sound.
  • Cab features a convenient floor storage tray/lunch box.
  • Cat Comfort Series III Seat includes mid-back design, thick, contoured cushions, air suspension, six-way adjustments, and a seat-mounted implement pod and STIC steer that moves with the seat for optimal control.
  • Control panel gives operators the information and controls for safer and time-saving settings.
  • STIC control simplicity provides maximum responsiveness and control with STIC that combines directional selection, gear selection and steering into a single lever.


  • Cat Compaction Control system uses Machine Drive Power (MDP) technology to measure rolling resistance and correlates it with landfill compaction. 3D mapping indicates where to work and when layers are at optimum density. The system eliminates voids, optimizes cell space and documents results.
  • VisionLink 3D Project Monitoring provides managers with detailed compaction analysis to more effectively monitor and manage operations.
  • DETECT technologies help keep people and equipment safe by keeping operator aware of the work area and by monitoring and reporting unsafe conditions, like avoidance zones.
  • COMPACT technologies combine advanced compaction measurement, in-cab guidance and reporting capabilities to help you consistently meet compaction targets fast, uniformly, and in fewer passes.
  • Rear vision camera greatly enhances visibility behind the machine to help the operator work with greater confidence and at peak potential while keeping people and assets safe.
  • Product Link is deeply integrated into your machine, giving you access to information like machine location, hours, fuel usage, idle time and event codes via the online VisionLink user interface. Helps effectively manage fleet and lower operating costs.


  • Railings, ladders and non-slip surfaces enhance technician and operator safety.
  • Rearview camera with in-cab monitor increases operator awareness around the machine.
  • Reduced vibrations to the operator with isolated cab mounts and seat mounted implement and steering controls.
  • Low interior sound levels.
  • Pressurized cab with filtered air.
  • Engine and power train guards prevent trash build-up and shield components.
  • Front frame guards prevent trash build-up inside the frame and protects components and hydraulic lines.
  • Axle wrapping and seal guarding prevents material from wrapping and binding around the axles and assists when cleaning is needed.
  • Transmission oil tube is guarded to resist damage from debris.
  • The fuel tank is positioned away from the debris in the front frame and is easily accessed.
  • High radiator air inlet with screen helps prevent trash from entering the radiator area, maintaining proper airflow and aiding debris to fall off.
  • Striker bars and optional cleaner fingers are located in front and behind the rear wheels and behind the front wheels. Striker bars help to keep wheels free of debris to assist the wheel tips in maintaining good compaction.
  • In cohesive material or severe packing conditions, optional cleaner fingers are available to further assist in keeping the wheel tips clean.
  • Roof extends past the cab doors and windows to minimize debris build up.
  • Suction fan allows ambient air to cool, enhancing cooling capacity. It also pressurizes the engine compartment, preventing trash build up.


  • Engine idle shutdown saves fuel by avoiding unnecessary idling.
  • Reduce waste to the environment with maintenance-free batteries.
  • The 826K is built to be rebuilt, maximizing machine life, and minimizing environmental impact. Get the most from your investment, with our sustainable options including Cat Reman and Certified Rebuild programs. With these programs, remanufactured components deliver cost savings of 40 to 70 percent, lowering operating costs while also reducing waste and minimizing the need for raw materials.


  • Safe and convenient service via ground level or platform access to daily service points.
  • Swing-out doors on both sides of engine compartment provide easy access to daily service checks.
  • Ecology drains for ease of service and prevention of spills.
  • Reduce downtime with VIMS™ system notifications so operators and technicians can resolve problems before failure.
  • Sight gauges mean quick visual inspection and minimize fluid contamination.
  • Optional swing-out doors on both sides provide convenient access to daily service check points. Engine compartment lighting aids visibility.
  • New ground level service area includes an electrical disconnect, emergency engine shutdown and stairway light switch.
  • Cat dealers keep you running with preventive maintenance programs, maintenance contracts, best-in-class parts availability and operator training support.

Standard Equipment

  • Single Clutch Speed Shifting (SCSS)
  • Electronic Clutch Pressure Control (ECPC)
  • Air to air aftercooler
  • Brakes, full hydraulic, enclosed, wet multiple disc service brakes
  • Cat clean emission module (insulated) (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV)
  • Muffler (under hood) (U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA equivalent)
  • Electro-hydraulic parking brake
  • Engine, Cat C15 with ACERT Technology: – Tier 4 Final/Stage IV – Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent
  • Fuel priming pump (electric)
  • Fuel to air cooler
  • Ground level engine shutoff
  • Heat shield, turbo and exhaust manifold
  • Hydraulically driven demand fan
  • Integrated braking system
  • Radiator, Aluminum Modular (AMR)
  • Separated cooling system
  • Starting aid (ether) automatic
  • Throttle lock
  • Torque converter with Lock Up Clutch (LUC)
  • Eco Mode
  • Transmission, planetary, with 2F/2R speed range control
  • Under hood ventilation system
  • Alarm, back-up
  • Alternator, 150 amp
  • Batteries, maintenance-free (4 - 1,000 CCA)
  • Electrical system, 24V
  • Light, warning unswitched (LED strobe)
  • Lighting system, halogen (front and rear)
  • Lighting, access stairway
  • Lighting, underhood
  • Starter, electric (heavy duty)
  • Ground level lockable master disconnect switch
  • Starting receptacle for emergency start
  • Air conditioner with roof mounted condenser
  • Cab, sound-suppressed pressurized
  • Internal four-post rollover protective structure (ROPS/FOPS)
  • Radio ready for entertainment: – Antenna – Speakers – Converter (12V, 10-15 amp)
  • 12V power port for mobile phone or laptop connection
  • Radio, CB ready
  • Coat and hard hat hooks
  • Hydraulic controls (seat mounted)
  • Finger tip shifting controls
  • Flip-up armrest
  • Heater and defroster
  • Implement hydraulic lockout
  • Laminated glass
  • Light, (dome) cab
  • Lunch box and beverage holders
  • Instrumentation, gauges: – DEF fluid level (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV) – Engine coolant temperature – Fuel level – Hydraulic oil temperature – Speedometer/tachometer – Torque converter temperature
  • Instrumentation, warning indicators: – Action alert system, three categories – Brake oil pressure – Electrical system, low voltage – Engine failure malfunction alert and action lamp – Parking brake status
  • Mirror, internal (panoramic)
  • Mirrors, rearview (externally mounted)
  • Seat, Cat Comfort (cloth) air suspension
  • Seat belt with minder, retractable, 76 mm (3 in) 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
  • AccuGrade mapping (ready)
  • Wet-arm wipers/washers (front and rear)
  • Intermittent wipers (front and rear)
  • Guards, axle (front and rear)
  • Guard, cab window
  • Guard, driveshaft
  • Guards, crankcase and power train, hydraulically powered
  • Striker bars
  • Antifreeze, premixed 50% concentration extended life (–34° C/–29° F)
  • Demand fan/swing out (hydraulic reversible)
  • Doors, service access (locking)
  • Ecology drains for engine, radiator, transmission, hydraulic tank
  • Emergency platform egress
  • Engine, crankcase, 500 hour interval with CJ-4 oil
  • Engine idle management features: – Auto idle kickdown – Delayed engine shutdown – Engine idle shutdown
  • Fire suppression ready
  • Fuel tank, 782 L (207 gal)
  • Hitch, drawbar with pin
  • Hoses, Cat XT
  • Hydraulic, engine, and transmission oil coolers
  • Total hydraulic filtration system
  • Oil sampling valves
  • Oil change system, high speed
  • Steering, load sensing
  • Stairway, left and right rear access
  • Vandalism protection caplocks
  • Venturi stack
  • Fold down exhaust stack for shipping
  • VIMS/Product Link: – GSM, satellite
  • Engine: – Sound suppression
  • Precleaner – cab: – Standard or powered
  • Window: – Standard bonded or rubber-mounted glass
  • Horn: – Standard or trumpet
  • Stairs: – Fixed or swingout
  • Striker bar with cleaner fingers
  • Blades: – Straight, Semi-U, U
  • Wheels: – Various tip and wheel arrangements (Paddle and Plus [combination], Paddle, Plus, Chopper [U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA equivalent], Omission)
  • Precleaner – engine: – Turbine or dual stage

Optional Equipment

  • Camera, rear vision
  • Radio (includes AM/FM, MP3, Bluetooth, hands free microphone)
  • Guard – rear
  • Heater, engine coolant, 120V
  • Heater, engine coolant, 240V
  • Film (ANSI) (HRC)
  • EU certification (HRC)
  • Plate – year of manufacture (LRC)