Posted June 27, 2016

Chicago Pneumatic's New Line of Hydraulic Compactors

Chicago Pneumatic's new generation of hydraulic compactors feature higher performance, overload protection and less maintenance. The company's RC line of compactors require no special installation; they arrive ready for use on the jobsite.   

CP RC The compactors fit a variety of applications, including slope, trench, and waste compaction; road repair; side development; and piling. The five new models fit carrier weight classes that range from 2,200 to 88,000 pounds:

  • RC 150 (carrier weight class: 2,200-6,600 pounds)
  • RC 350 (carrier weight class: 6,600-17,600 pounds)
  • RC 450 (carrier weight class: 8,800-19,800 pounds)
  • RC 850 (carrier weight class: 19,800-44,000 pounds)
  • RC 1050 (carrier weight class: 44,000-88,200 pounds)

“We designed the new RC compactors with updated features and options,” said Rich Elliott, product manager, hydraulic attachments at CP. “From big to small jobs, these compactors will make quick and easy work to allow the user to move on to the next task.” 

The RC compactors’ high compaction frequency combined with high vibrating force speed up efficiency on most jobs, including slope compaction. Designed to have better distribution across the plate, the housing is offset by 15 percent. This reduces stress on the compactor during operation. Also, solid rubber isolators provide excellent shock dampening of return vibrations.

Making for an even more durable compactor, the connection hoses are designed to withstand the strains of demolition work and are protected against chafing. The integrated flow rate and pressure control ensures safety and saves time when using the compactors on different carriers.

To ensure low maintenance, the oil bath around the shaft bearing ensures continuous lubrication; an auto lube system eliminates the need for regular manual greasing for the eccentric bearings.

Options include a backfill blade kit and a rotation device as an add-on kit. The backfill blades save time by enabling the compactor to be used for pulling material into the trench, while continuous rotation makes positioning much easier and more efficient.  

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