The C18 engine performs at a full-rated gross power (SAE J1995) of 429 kW (575 hp) at 1900 rpm. The combination of large displacement and high torque allow the PM200 to achieve maximum production. Engine power curve is optimized for milling applications providing optimum power while keeping the engine operating at peak efficiency.
Mechanically-Actuated ElectronicallyControlled Unit Injection (MEUI)
The MEUI fuel system is a unique system that combines the technical advancement of an electronic control system with the simplicity of direct mechanically controlled unit fuel injection. The MEUI system excels in its ability to control injection pressure over the entire engine operating speed range. These features allow the C18 to have complete control over injection timing, duration and pressure.
Precise Multiple Injection Fuel Delivery
Combustion chamber temperatures are lowered by precisely shaping the combustion cycle generating fewer emissions and optimizing fuel combustion; translating into more work output for your fuel cost.
C18 Cylinder Block
The cylinder block is a one-piece, grey iron block that features generous ribbing for stiffness and heavy bearing bulkheads for rigidity and strength as the crankshaft turns. This new design supports the engine’s higher compression ratios and increases its power density. The incorporation of straight-thread, o-ring connection points reduces the loss of engine oil and fluids.
High Cylinder Pressures
High cylinder pressures combined with tightly controlled tolerances promote extremely efficient fuel burn, less blow by and lower emissions.
Service, Maintenance and Repair
Easier service, maintenance and repair is accomplished by monitoring key functions and logging critical indicators. Advanced electronic diagnostic capabilities are possible using Cat Electronic Technician.
Turbocharged and Air-to-AirAftercooling (ATAAC)
High horsepower with increased response time is assured while keeping exhaust temperatures low for long hours of continuous operation.
Air-to-air aftercooling keeps air intake temperatures down and in concert with the tight tolerance combustion chamber components, maximizes fuel efficiency and minimizes emissions. New turbocharger, unique cross-flow head design, single front driven overhead cam and a more efficient intake manifold generate significant improvements in air flow, maximizing efficiency and reduced emissions.
ADEM™ A4 Electronic Control Module
The module manages fuel delivery, valve timing and airflow to get the most performance per liter (gallon) of fuel used. The control module provides flexible fuel mapping, allowing the engine to respond quickly to varying application needs. It keeps track of engine and machine conditions while keeping the engine operating at peak efficiency.
A balanced flow to the dual displacement drive motors on each track provides superior tractive effort on all surfaces.
Load Control System (Anti-Stall)
The electronically controlled system matches propel speed to load on engine for maximum production. Three load control settings can be selected. HIGH for light cuts, MED for medium cuts and LOW for hard cuts.
Two Speed Ranges
The machine operates at either maximum torque throughout the entire milling speed range or at a faster travel speed for moving around the job site.
Positive Traction Control (Flow Divider)
Equal hydraulic oil flow to each drive motor increases tractive effort in hard cutting applications. The positive traction control is actuated from the operator’s console.
Cat Wet Clutch
The most efficient and reliable system of applying rotor power to the pavement. The rotor clutch system has a separate oil sump, pump, filter, clutch control valve and oil cooler to provide continuous cooling and lubrication.
Two Cutting Speeds
Upper and lower sheaves are easily interchangeable for maximum torque with the toughest materials and different material sizing requirements.
Two Molded Six-Rib High Tensile Belts
High tensile belts drive the rotor efficiently while providing long service life.
Automtic Belt Tension Adjustment
The hydraulically powered automatic drive belt tensioner prevents rotor drive belt slippage and reduces maintenance.
178 Point-Attack Carbide-Tipped Tools
Tools are mounted in durable three-piece, quick release patented tool holders and arranged in a triple wrap flighting pattern for maximum breakout force. Tapered quick release conical tool holders maintain tightness in holder base.
Large Replaceable Carbide Faced Loading Paddles
Loading paddles effectively move milled material onto collecting conveyor resulting in higher production and less wear on inside of rotor chamber and cutting tools.
Optimum Tool Spacing
Triple-tree tool placement on rotor ends provides optimum tool spacing to clean up loose material and reduces wear on rotor when maneuvering in the cut.
Optimum Material Sizing and Gradation
The hydraulically operated anti-slab device prevents slabbing of the road surface, protects the collecting conveyor and ensures an optimum discharge opening to the rotor chamber.
Large Discharge Opening
Rotor chamber is rapidly cleared for increased production.
The collecting conveyor's width measures in at 800 mm (31.5") and is driven by a high torque hydraulic motor for maximum efficiency.
Variable Belt Speed
Collecting conveyor variable belt speed controls loading of milled materials to closely match material type and amount.
Optimum Dust Reduction
Standard water spray lubricates and controls dust on collecting belt. Water spray nozzles are easily accessed for inspection and replacement without the need for tools.
Hydraulic Folding Conveyor
Machine transportation is made easier by the upward hydraulically folding conveyor that reduces the machine dimensions.
Upper Conveyor's Width
The upper conveyor's width measures in at 800 mm (31.5") and the front loading conveyor height adjustment is hydraulically controlled while two cylinders provide a 48 degree swing to the left and right.
Seamless belt with high cleats offers long service life and provides better control of fine particles.
Variable Belt Speed
Front loading conveyor variable belt speed controls loading of milled materials to closely match material type and amount.
Dual Water Spray System (Optional)
Provides additional water spray for cooling and lubrication for cutting tools and dust abatement during tougher cutting applications. System includes a water pump and extra spray nozzles.
Dual Operating Controls
Clear control and instrumentation layout designed for ease of use. All gauges and displays are easily visible even in direct sunlight.
Computerized Monitoring System (CMS)
The system constantly monitors system pressures and engine condition with multiple modes of operation. Alerts the operator if a problem does occur with three levels of event information.
Hydrualically Operated Canopy (Optional)
Full width canopy with two side extending wings and front and rear windshields provides optimum operator comfort and protection. Canopy can be hydraulically lowered for transportation.
Optimum Night Lighting
Work area is efficiently illuminated by a set of quick-fitting lights conveniently stored in one of the machine’s compartments.
Contact or Non-Contact Grade Sensors
Sensors, which can be positioned on each side, are easy to position and provide consistent accuracy. Cross slope sensor adds to system versatility.
Contacting Wire Rope Grade Sensors
Sensor measures side plate movement that enables the entire length of the side plate to become an averaging device for extremely accurate grade matching.
Remote Mounted Control Boxes
Allows manual or automatic operation from either the operator’s station or at ground level. Constant read-out for rotor depth and cross slope are easily visible in direct sunlight or low light conditions.
Sonic Averaging System
This system features three non-contacting grade sensors or a combination of one contacting and two non-contacting sensors that mount on the side of the machine. Enables the entire length of the machine to become an averaging device.
Four Steering Modes
Steering control provides four steering modes for maneuvering in tight quarters: front steer, crab steer, coordinated steer and rear steer only.
Tight Cutting Radius
2.0 m (6' 5") cutting radius allows for precise milling on narrow city streets and cul-de-sacs.
Polyurethane Track Pads
Polyurethane track pads provide good traction and improved durability against track pad separation.
Excellent Visibility to Cutter Box Side Plates
Excellent visibility increases productivity and allows the operator to precisely place the rotor against gutter pans or when working near obstructions.
Dual Propel Levers
Infinitely variable machine speeds for moving around the job site quickly.
Hydrualic Rotor Service Door
Service door opens wide for convenient access to rotor for inspection and tool maintenance.
Electronic Control Module (ECM)
Machine systems are monitored providing self-diagnostics for operator or service personnel.
Three Warning Level Alerts
Operator is alerted to conditions on the machine that require attention. Encourages repair before major failure. Level One - operator can continue to operate, however, the system requires attention soon. Level Two - operator should change machine operation or perform the required maintenance to the system as soon as possible. Level Three - represents the most severe condition and the machine should be shut down immediately in a safe manner.
Visual indicators allow easy check of water spray tank level and hydraulic oil tank level.
Quick-Connect Hydraulic Test Ports
Quick-connect feature simplifies system diagnostics.
Ecology drains are an environmental method to drain fluids. They are included on the radiator, engine oil pan, hydraulic and fuel tank.
Scheduled Oil Sample ports allow for simple fluid collection of hydraulic oil.
Secured Hose Routing
Polyethylene routing blocks provide a secure routing to reduce rubbing and increase service life of hoses.
Maintenance-Free Cat Batteries
Batteries are mounted at the rear of the machine. Batteries are specifically designed for maximum cranking power and protection against vibration.
The cooling package is a single plane design, stacked in series for easy access for cleaning and service. A modular stacked cooling system provides more efficient cooling of individual systems and makes routine cleaning easier.
Accessory Drive System
In an engine not running condition or non-operational auxiliary hydraulic system, full operational control of main machine functions are readily available for assisted machine movement for maintenance and servicing.