One World, One Machine. The Cat® 816F Series 2 Landfill Compactor offers...Exceptional trash protection, Greater productivity, Excellent machine stability and operator comfort, while meeting worldwide U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tier 3 emissions regulations and Stage IIIA EU Emissions Directive 97/68/EC. Combine all this with the finest customer support system in the world through the Caterpillar dealer network and you get the lowest operating costs with the best up-time in the industry.

Gross Power 253 HP
Net Power 232 HP
Engine Model Cat® C9 ACERT™
Net Power ISO 3046-2 232 HP
Net Power - ISO 9249 235 HP
SAE J1349 232 HP
EEC 80/1269 235 HP
Torque Rise 19 %
Bore 4.4 in
Stroke 5.9 in
Displacement 537 in³

Forward - 1 3.5 mile/h
Forward - 2 5.9 mile/h
Reverse - 1 4 mile/h
Reverse - 2 6.6 mile/h

Hydraulic System
Vane Pump Output at 2015 rpm and 6900 kPa (1000 psi) 29.6 gal/min
Relief Valve Setting 2248 psi
Lift Cylinder Bore x Stroke 120.65 mm x 913.9 mm 4.75 in x 36 in

Front Fixed
Oscillating Rear ±8°

Standards Meet OSHA regulations

Wheels - Plus Tip Teeth with Abrasion Resistant Material (ARM)
Drum Diameter 4.25 ft
Drum Width 3.33 ft
Tips per Wheel 20

Wheels - Chevron-Pattern, Chopper Blades
Blades per Wheel 20
Drum Diameter 4.25 ft
Drum Width 3.33 ft

Straight Blade
Width - Over End Bits 11.9 ft
Moldboard - Length 11.67 ft
Height 6.27 ft

Service Refill Capacities
Fuel Tank 117.8 gal (US)
Cooling System 14.5 gal (US)
Crankcase 9 gal (US)
Transmission 13.2 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Front 11.4 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Rear 11.4 gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank 36.2 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank 23.2 gal (US)

Operating Weight 52364 lb

ROPS/FOPS Meet SAE and ISO standards

Sound Performance
Standards Meet required sound standards

Operating Specifications
Ground Clearance 1.5 ft

Dimensions (Approximate)
Height - Top of Cab with A/C 12.75 ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 11.36 ft
Height - Top of Hood 8.16 ft
Ground Clearance - Bumper 2.64 ft
Ground Clearance - Striker Bars 2.13 ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Bumper 6.22 ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 5.5 ft
Wheel Base 10.9 ft
Length - With Blade on Ground 25.76 ft
Width - Over Wheels 10.95 ft
Width - Over End Bits - Blade 11.99 ft
Turning Radius - Outside End Bits 21.21 ft
Blade Width - Straight 11.67 ft
Drum Width 3.33 ft
Ground Clearance 1.49 ft

Trash Protection and Cooling System

Radiator and Cooling System
The radiator and cooling system are designed specifically for the 816F2 landfill compactor operating at 100 percent engine load. At these conditions, the ambient capability is above the benchmark of 43° C (119° F), demonstrating the machine's purpose-built cooling system.

Scoop Hood
Angled and protected to prevent trash from collecting.

Hinged Door
Easy access for cleaning and service.

High Radiator Air Inlet
Helps prevent trash from entering the radiator area and maintaining proper airflow.

Roof-Mounted Air Conditioner
Makes the cooling package easier to clean because the A/C core is not located at the rear of the machine with other cores. Also reduces the frequency of condenser core cleaning, providing better cooling to the cab for longer periods of time.

Radiator Precleaner Screen
Prevents trash from entering radiator compartment, reducing clean-out time.

Next Generation Modular Radiator (NGMR)
With parallel flow and six cores standard improves cooling capabilities. The tubes, header plate, tank and side sheets are brass and copper brazed for high joint integrity. The NGMR also features 6FPI trash resistant cores that prevent debris from building up and plugging the radiator.

Swing-Out Hydraulic Oil Core
Allows easy cleaning and inspection without tools.

Swing-Out Hydraulic Oil Core

Suction Fan
Allows ambient air to cool, providing better cooling capacity. It also pressurizes the engine compartment, preventing trash build up.

Hydraulic Tank and Steering Cylinders
The cylinders are guarded to resist damage, and the tank is armored for protection.

Hydraulic Tank and Steering Cylinders

Striker Bars
Located in front of and behind the rear wheels and behind the front wheels provide substantial protection from trash that can be thrown or carried by the wheels.

Striker Bars

Standard Axle Guards
Prevent trash build-up on the axles, protect the axle seal guards and help prevent duo-cone seal failure.

Standard Axle Guards

Hinged Engine and Power Train Guards
Help prevent trash build-up and shield components from demolition debris, trash, wire, rebar and harmful chemicals while allowing easy cleaning.

Hinged Engine and Power Train Guards

Integral Rear Bumper
Protects the radiator, fan, batteries and engine but allows for easy accessibility.

Integral Rear Bumper

Fuel Tank
Is easy to reach and is positioned away from debris for protection and maximum capacity.

Fuel Tank

Left Side Platform
Rear cab access is easier with the left side platform.

Left Side Platform

Optional Front Window Guard
Prevents debris from damaging the lower portion of the front window with protection that goes across the bottom of the front cab glass.

Optional Front Window Guard

Optional Wheel and Tip Cleaner Fingers
Welded onto the standard striker bars, these adjustable fingers keep the wheels from plugging when working in cohesive materials such as clay or mud.

Optional Wheel and Tip Cleaner Fingers

Tips and Wheels

Standard Equipment
The standard machine offering is the long-life Plus Tip that provides excellent traction and side-hill stability with a self-cleaning layout that resists plugging. The self-cleaning chopper blades for shredding material are optional. All choices are specifically designed for our Cat steel wheels.

Plus Tips
Plus Tips with Abrasion Resistant Material (ARM) have a plus-shaped design for superior compaction and sidehill stability on sloped material. A widely spaced 20 tip pattern requires fewer tips than other manufacturers and results in less plugging, lower replacement costs and maximum compaction. Plus Tips are guaranteed for 10,000 hours or four years of wear life. They offer the lowest cost per hour of any compactor tips in the industry.

Plus Tips

Self Cleaning Chopper Wheels
The self cleaning chopper wheels are designed to deliver maximum compaction and traction. Aggressive chopping action is provided by 20 blades per wheel. Heat-treated DH-2™, ARM steel blades provide longer wear. The staggered, chevron blade arrangement evenly distributes chopping coverage. Blade center gussets help assure maximum refuse demolition. Blades are mounted differently on the front and rear wheels to maximize chopping and compaction in both forward and reverse.

Self Cleaning Chopper Wheels

Smooth Wheel Option
If our tip selection does not meet your needs, consider Cat smooth steel wheels. This option ensures that no matter what landfill tip you prefer, you get Cat wheels built to our stringent specifications. Our manufacturing and research engineers work together to design, build and test a complete power train system. The wheels, a critical component to the total system, are manufactured in the same facility as our landfill compactors. This ensures the entire system is complemented by each component. Altering critical components can compromise our power train system that is designed for peak performance. If an off-the-shelf manufacturer's wheels are installed that do not meet our design specifications and do not balance the load over our final drives, bearing life could be reduced substantially and cause premature wear out of other components, resulting in unnecessary downtime. This situation runs contrary to the Caterpillar goal to keep our customers operating with maximum productivity, performance and compaction. This wheel option also allows our standard axle guard system to work with the components for which it was designed.

Power Train

Cat® C9 ACERT Engine
The C9 engine with ACERT™ Technology delivers, at a rated speed of 2,100 rpm, net power of 173 kW (232 hp) and meets the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tier 3 emissions regulations and Stage IIIA EU Emissions Directive 97/68/EC. With high horsepower and low displacement, this innovative engine provides excellent fuel economy and durability which can significantly reduce operating costs.

Torque Rise
The electronically controlled, computer-actuated unit injection fuel system provides high injection pressure and more precisely controlled fuel delivery as the engine lugs back from rated speed, resulting in increased torque above the rated power during heavy loads on machine.

ADEM™ IV Fuel System
A Cat electronic control module provides improved engine response, performance, fuel efficiency, troubleshooting diagnostics and reduced emissions. It allows integration with the electronic transmission control for maximum power train efficiency.

The turbocharger packs more dense air into the cylinders for more complete combustion and lower emissions, improving performance and engine efficiency. These benefits are especially useful at high altitudes.

Air-to-Air Aftercooler
Emissions are reduced by providing cooler inlet air for more efficient combustion. This also extends the life of the piston rings and bore.

Dual Cooling Jets
Located in the block, dual cooling jets spray oil on the piston skirt and cylinder bores to keep ring temperatures low for long ring and liner life with excellent oil control.

Two-piece, articulated pistons with forged steel crowns offer excellent strength and aluminum skirts for reduced weight. The pistons are oil cooled for increased heat dissipation and longer life.

Four valves per cylinder allow for good air flow, enhancing fuel efficiency and heat rejection. The valves and unit injection system are camshaft-actuated for precise timing.

Steel-forged, carburized and induction-hardened, the crankshaft offers long-term durability and is dynamically balanced for smooth operation. The crankshaft is also completely regrindable, and the connecting rods can be removed through the tops of the cylinders for easy servicing.

Cat Engine Oil
Recommended for use in Cat diesel engines, Cat Engine Oil is formulated to optimize engine life and performance. The engine oil change interval is 500 hours.

Cat Remanufactured Parts
A large choice of factory remanufactured parts and dealer proposed repair options increase machine availability and reduce total repair costs.

Heavy-Duty Axles and Brakes
The axles and brakes are designed to last in all kinds of operating conditions. Two front axle disc brakes provide improved braking capability and better heat dissipation. Planetary final drives use free-floating, bronze sleeve bearings in the planet gears. • Oil-disc brakes are adjustment-free and fully enclosed to lock out contaminants

Heavy-Duty Axles and Brakes

Front Axle
The front axle is rigidly mounted to the frame to support the weight of the compactor, internal torque loads and external loads applied during compacting operation.

Rear Axle
A trunnion, two trunnion supports and associated bearings make up the rear axle which oscillates plus or minus eight degrees, ensuring four wheel ground contact for traction and stability.

Four-Piece Axle
The four-piece axle contains two axle shaft housings - the center housing and the intermediate housing. Features and benefits of the four-piece axle design include: • Inboard brakes on the front axle only are positioned immediately adjacent to the differential and operate on the low torque side of the final drive, requiring less braking force to stop the machine

No-SPIN Differentials
Optional No-SPIN differentials are available for improving traction in poor underfoot conditions.
  • Front No-SPIN differentials for corner loading, uneven floor applications where weight transfer occurs within the front axle.
  • Rear No-SPIN differentials for uphill load operations or any other application where increased weight is transferred to the rear axle.
Both front and rear No-SPIN differentials are needed only for extreme poor underfoot conditions or for straight ahead heavy dozing applications. (NOTE: Both front and rear No-SPIN differentials installed, may reduce steering performance and maneuverability in tight turning radius applications as well as increase operating costs.)

Electronic Power Shift Transmission
Designed, developed and built by Caterpillar, the transmission allows full power speed and directional changes. Fully modulated gear shifts significantly contribute to operator comfort and increase machine productivity as well as component life.

Electronic Clutch Pressure Control (ECPC)/Controlled Throttle Shifting (CTS)
ECPC and CTS sense input from both the transmission and the operator controls in the cab to modulate each individual clutch through a proportional electro-hydraulic valve. This results in smoother shifts in both speed and direction. Energy is modulated into the clutches, resulting in longer clutch life.

Landfill Blades

Straight Blade
The straight blade is a standard attachment and an ideal blade for most waste management applications.
  • Built to withstand the rigors of heavy duty dozing
  • Versatile blade for most applications
  • Trash rack design provides excellent visibility
  • Design incorporates Cat cutting edges

The U-blade dozes refuse while helping to retain load.
  • Capacities and widths are set to achieve increased productivity
  • Special design can spread cover material as well as doze refuse
  • Wing angles up to 25 degrees help retain the load while dozing
  • Top rack is designed to allow excellent operator visibility
  • Cat cutting edges and ground engaging tools (G.E.T.) are standard

The Semi-U blade offers the spreading benefits of the straight blade but with the ends slightly angled in for U-blade benefits such as added control and carrying capabilities.

Contact Cat Work Tools and Services for more information on U-blades and Semi-U blades.

Operator's Station

1 Exceptional All-Around Viewing Area
The large viewing area reduces strain and fatigue, making operators more productive. With the rear vision camera attachment, the operator can more easily see what is behind the machine by way of an in-cab monitor.

2 Caterpillar® Monitoring System
With electronic analog gauges, the Caterpillar Monitoring System is a highly effective and reliable warning and diagnostic system. As a warning system, it constantly checks machine functions and tells the operator when there is a problem. Easy-to-read gauges display fuel level, temperatures for engine coolant, transmission and hydraulic oil, engine rpm and gear range. Hour meter, odometer and analog tachometer readings are also displayed. As a diagnostic system, it identifies conditions, shows current readings and plays back maximum or highest readings registered during recent operations. The right side panel contains a three-level warning system, providing full time monitoring of key functions. The system alerts the operator of immediate or impending problems with air inlet temperature, brake oil pressure, electrical system, low voltage, engine oil pressure, engine over-speed, fuel filter status, parking brake status, steering oil pressure and transmission filter status.

3 Quick Gear Kick Up/Down Button
The operator can easily downshift or upshift to a different gear with the kick up/down button. It is a convenient way to shift that saves time and effort.

4 Ignition Key Start/Stop Switch
The ignition key/switch is positioned for easy machine starting and stopping.

5 12-Volt Power Supply and Electronic Technician (Cat ET) Diagnostics
The power supply inside the cab can power radios, telephones or a laptop computer. This is particularly useful for powering a laptop running Cat ET to access the enhanced engine and transmission control system diagnostics.

6 Steering Column
The steering column adjusts to multiple positions. A leather-like steering wheel and transmission control provide a sure grip and comfortable feel. The horn is conveniently located in the center of the steering wheel.

7 Pilot-Operated Blade Controls
Conveniently located blade controls allow for precise blade movement.

8 Operator Seat
The operator seat is designed for comfort and support. Seat cushions reduce pressure on the lower back and thighs while allowing unrestricted arm and leg movement.

9 Built-In Storage Space
Conveniently located storage is designed to hold cups, lunch box, insulated bottle and personal items.

10 Air Vents
Vents located throughout the cab keep fresh air flowing while improving the cab's heating, cooling, defrosting and defogging capabilities.

11 Throttle Lock
With throttle lock, the operator can set the engine speed and remove his foot from the governor (accelerator) pedal much like cruise control in an automobile. Using this feature increases productivity, fuel efficiency and improves operator comfort.

12 Decelerator Pedal
The decelerator pedal on the left acts as both a brake and an engine decelerator to override the engine speed selected by the throttle lock. This enables the operator to slow down when the throttle lock is engaged and to return to throttle lock without pressing a button. This aids in maneuvering around trucks, tractors or any other obstacle.

13 Windshield Washers/Wipers
Wipers with in-the-blade washer delivery system are standard features on front and rear windows. The front wiper has intermittent speed capability.

14 Rear Vision Camera Monitor
Connected to a camera mounted on the radiator guard, this monitor allows the operator to see the area behind the machine.

Radio Ready
The radio ready cab includes a 12-volt converter (2-amp), speakers, antenna, all wiring and brackets for entertainment or communications radio installation.


Engine Access
An all metal engine enclosure and hinged access doors allow for easy daily maintenance and inspection.

Engine Shutdown Switch
The engine shutdown switch is located inside the left engine enclosure panel for easy access and extended switch life.

Left Side Service Access
The engine oil filter, grease points (lower), air filter (front), power train oil dipstick (top), power train oil fill (below cab), power train oil filter and high speed engine oil fill are easily accessed through the left side service door.

Right Side Service Access
The fuel filter, water separator, fuel primer and engine oil dipstick are all within easy reach through the right side service door.

Hydraulic Oil Cooler
The hinged hydraulic cooler can be swung open without special tools.

Roof-Mounted Air Conditioning Condenser
The hinged air conditioning condenser swings open and coupled with the hydraulic oil cooler, allows the cooling system to be cleaned quickly and easily.

Roof-Mounted Air Conditioning Condenser

Cat Electronic Technician (ET)
Cat ET is a software program which allows the service technician to find and identify a problem on a machine and analyze how to fix it quickly. It has the capability to access the Electronic Control Modules from a laptop computer. Cat ET is also used for:
  • Viewing active and non-active diagnostic codes and clearing them after repair
  • Displaying the status of all parameters such as engine speed, gear engaged, control levers position, control switch position, etc.
  • Performing diagnostic tests and calibrations of electro-hydraulic components
  • Viewing current configuration and changing parameter settings
  • Flashing new Cat software in the Electronic Control Modules
  • Recording all parameters during machine operation
A customer version of Cat ET is also available for your fleet of Cat equipment. Contact your Cat dealer for more information.

Cat Electronic Technician (ET)

Caterpillar Scheduled Oil Sampling
S·O·SSM analysis helps ensure better performance, longer life and increased customer satisfaction. It is an extremely thorough and reliable early warning system which detects traces of metals, dirt and other contaminants in your engine, axle, transmission and hydraulic oil. It can predict potential trouble early, thus avoiding costly downtime. Your Cat dealer can give you results and specific recommendations shortly after receiving your sample.

500 Hour Oil Change Interval
Uptime and production increase by doubling the time between oil and filter changes without requiring increased oil sump capacity.

Operator Station
The operator station can be removed or replaced in approximately 45 minutes without having to disconnect hydraulic lines. Quick disconnect couplings allow fast disconnect of the air conditioning unit without releasing refrigerant.

Blade-Style Fuses
Fuse serviceability and reliability are improved with blade-style fuses located in the cab.

Battery Box
The right side bumper holds the battery box for convenient access to the maintenance-free batteries.

Tool Box
The left side bumper holds the tool box, giving it additional protection against the harsh landfill environment.

Complete Customer Support

Machine Selection
Make detailed comparisons of the machines under consideration before purchase. Cat dealers can estimate component life, preventative maintenance cost and the true cost of lost production.

Look past initial price. Consider the financing options available as well as day-to-day operating costs. Look at dealer services that can be included in the cost of the machine to yield lower equipment owning and operating costs over the long run.

Customer Support Agreements
Cat dealers offer a variety of product support agreements and work with customers to develop a plan that best meets specific needs. These plans can cover the entire machine, including work tools, to help protect the customer's investment.

Product Support
You will find nearly all parts at our dealer parts counter. Cat dealers use a worldwide computer network to find in-stock parts to minimize downtime. Save money with genuine Cat Reman parts. You receive the same warranty and reliability as new products at cost savings of 40 to 70 percent.

Improving operating techniques can boost your profits. Your Cat dealer has training video tapes, literature and other ideas to help you increase your productivity, including Certified Operator Training classes to help maximize the return on your machine investment.

Maintenance Services
More equipment buyers are planning for effective maintenance before buying equipment. Choose from your dealer's wide range of maintenance services at the time you purchase your machine. Repair option programs guarantee the cost of repairs up front. Diagnostic programs such as S·O·S and Coolant Sampling and Technical Analysis help you avoid unscheduled downtime.

Repair, rebuild or replace? Your Cat dealer can help you evaluate the cost involved so you can make the right choice.

Standard Equipment

  • Alarm, backup
  • Alternator (80 amp)
  • Batteries, maintenance-free (2)
  • Diagnostic connectors
  • Lighting system, halogen (front, rear and cab-mounted)
  • Starting and charging system (24-volt)
  • Starting receptacle for emergency starts
  • Axle (front and rear)
  • Drive shaft
  • Hinged crankcase
  • Hydraulic tank
  • Power train
  • Steering cylinder
  • Air conditioner, roof-mounted
  • Blade control system locks
  • Cab, pressurized and sound suppressed (ROPS/FOPS)
  • Coat hook
  • Cigar lighter and ashtray
  • Caterpillar Monitoring System
  • Dome light (cab)
  • Fuses, blade style (in-cab)
  • Heater and defroster
  • Horn, electric (steering wheel mounted)
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Lunchbox and beverage holders
  • Mirrors, rearview (internally-mounted)
  • Seat, KAB mechanical suspension
  • Seat belt, retractable, 76 mm (3 in) wide
  • Wet-arm wipers/washers (front and rear)
  • Brakes, fully hydraulic, enclosed, wet-disc
  • Engine, Cat® C9 ACERT™
  • Engine cooling fan (suction)
  • Fuel priming pump (electric)
  • Muffler
  • Radiator, Next Generation Modular (NGMR)
  • Starting aid (ether)
  • Torque converter
  • Transmission, planetary (2 forward/2 reverse speeds)
  • Cat O-ring face seals/couplings
  • XT™ hoses
  • Coolers
  • Hitch, drawbar with pin
  • Hood, metallic with lockable service doors
  • Hydraulic oil cooler
  • Oil sampling valves
  • Striker bars (all wheels)
  • Vandalism protection caplocks
  • Wheels (1016 mm/40 in) with weld-on Plus Tips with extended inner rim
  • Bulldozer blade, hydraulics and linkage are not included in standard equipment
  • Premixed 50 percent concentration of Extended Life Coolant with freeze protection to -34° C (-29° F)