Product feature: Pacific CC20 compactor
The 20-tonne Pacific machine was the answer for Allan Cameron who was looking for a better, more efficient way to compact fill
Looking to find a better, more efficient way to compact fill led experienced contractor, operator, and business owner Allan Cameron on a decade-long journey that has culminated in the New Zealand-developed Pacific Compactor.
Powered by a 179kW (240hp) Cummins engine through a ZF transmission, the 20-tonne Pacific machine features innovative characteristics that its designer says allows the machine to burn up to 19% less fuel than comparable brands while compressing raw material more efficiently.
"We started back in the 1990s modifying Caterpillar 815s and 825s, where first we built spring-loaded cleaning system that really made a difference. The second thing was to cast new wide feet. That was a real game changer, gaining another 25% in drag reduction. We then had a very productive tool that was sold in six countries," Allan says.
With the new Pacific compactors, the developments have been refined even further, with a floating cleaning system so the trailing cleaner can no longer compress material against the drum, and the number of feet has been reduced further so every foot has equal efficiency.
Pacific compactor designers have also cast new feet incorporating a high ground pressure cap, which Allan says effectively doubles the ground pressure as the foot enters the material then evens out as the drums continue turning. As the fill tightens up the caps do their job again, leaving a tight finish.
"We began with the Cats, then continued with new Hyundais. Now, we have reached our destination with an efficient yet simple compactor, which does the job with ease and sells for half the price of other new compactors, and with a two-year warranty," Allan says.
Pacific CC20 compactor specifications
|Net power||179kW (240hp)|
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