836 Landfill Compactor

Cat® 836 landfill compactors dozer blade and tamping foot design maximize waste spreading and compacting, conserving airspace to extend a landfill's life span.

836 Landfill Compactor


The Cat® 836 Landfill Compactor is designed with heavy-duty main structures that support multiple life cycles. It features a Cat C18 engine, single-lever steering, pressurized cab, and wheel/tip options that provide extended service life. Available Cat Compact Technologies, such as Compaction Control, further enhance compaction performance and consistency by providing accurate compaction values and 3D mapping.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 1993, the 836 has been the industry leader for over 30 years. Focused on helping our customers succeed, we have continued to build upon each new series. The 836 continues our legacy of reliability, performance, safety, operator comfort, serviceability, and efficiency.

  • Flip-up armrest for easy ingress/egress.
  • Keep your operators informed about machine conditions and operation with Vital Information Management System (VIMS™) 3G machine monitoring system.
  • Enhanced visibility with standard rearview camera.
  • Preferred temperature settings maintained with automatic climate control.
  • Cat Premium Plus seat with standard features including leather finish, forced air heating and cooling, two-way thigh adjustment, power lumbar and back bolster adjustment, and dynamic end dampening to provide total comfort throughout the workday.
  • Increased forward visibility with lowered glass for better visibility to the blade and wheels.

Cat 836 Landfill Compactor
Cat 836 Landfill Compactor

  • Easy access and in a controlled environment; electronics bay is located inside the cab.
  • Focused on safety with ground level or platform access to most major components.
  • Ground level: emergency shutdown, battery disconnect, and jump start.
  • Quick visual inspection and minimize fluid contamination with sight gauges for coolant, transmission, and hydraulic oil.
  • Electronic air inlet restriction indicator.
  • Designed for ease of service and inspection
    – Hydraulic oil cooler, fuel cooler, and roof-mounted condenser
    – Centralized grease points
  • Operators and technicians can resolve any problems before failure using VIMS.
  • Underhood lighting for improved visibility of service points.
  • Improved guarding around the axles mitigates risk of damaged components.
  • Improved radiator air inlet door sealing to reduce radiator cleanout.
  • Remaining useful life of the engine air filter allows for better planning of maintenance and repair activities.

  • Improved performance, long life, low emissions.
  • High productivity and fuel efficient.
  • Two engine options available that meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, Korea Stage V, and Japan 2014 emission standards or Brazil MAR-1 and China Nonroad Stage III emission standards, U.S. EPA Tier 3 and EU Stage IIIA equivalent.
  • For the Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, Korea Stage V, and Japan 2014 option, the Cat Clean Emissions Module contains a diesel oxidation catalyst, diesel particulate filter, and Cat Regeneration System, utilizing selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology.
  • Regeneration is completely automatic and does not interrupt the machine’s work cycle.
  • Experience maximum responsiveness and control with Steering and Transmission Integrated Control System (STIC™).
  • Conserve more fuel with the automatic engine and electrical system shutdown.
  • Achieve greater momentum on grades and fuel savings by carrying that momentum through the shift points advanced productivity electronic control system (APECS) transmission controls.
  • Operators experience less fatigue with throttle lock to maintain engine speed.
  • Equipped with Cat torque converter with lock-up clutch which eliminates torque converter (TC) losses while lowering system heat and transfers more power to the ground.
  • Improved direction shift speed with new Cat locker differentials.
  • Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) injector phase change tank to reduce engine idle time at shutdown.
  • Increase machine tarp lift capability to eliminate need for track type tractor to carry tarp rolling equipment for end of day landfill cover.

Cat 836 Landfill Compactor
Cat 836 Landfill Compactor

  • Compact technology combines advanced compaction measurement, in-cab guidance, and reporting capabilities to help you consistently meet compaction targets fast, uniformly, and in fewer passes – saving on fuel and the cost of unnecessary rework.
  • Link technology (standard) provides access to machine location, hours, fuel consumption, idle time, events, and diagnostic codes through the online VisionLink® interface.
  • Improved productivity with standard Cat Compact with Pass Mapping and 10" display.
  • Slope indicate feature improves construction of slopes and identifies when risk for fluid cavitation occurs.
  • Improved productivity with optional Cat Compact with Elevation Mapping.

  • Larger diameter axle shafts, the Cat locker differentials, improved duo cone labyrinth, thicker wheel at the spindle for increased strength.
  • Improved final drive gear set to reduce stress and enhance pitting life.
  • Fan motor guard to prevent bag wrapping.
  • 5" higher efficiency fuel filter for cleaner fuel to the engine.

Cat 836 Landfill Compactor
Cat 836 Landfill Compactor

  • Designed specifically to complement Cat machines.
  • Improves machine performance through longer wear life and maintaining traction.
  • Five wheel and tip configurations are available to meet your particular application:
    1) Paddle Tip – High performance and less fuel burn with more traction and less weight.
    2) Plus Tip – Traditional design for increased side slope stability.
    3) Combination Tip – Both paddle and plus tips provide the best compromise of performance and fuel economy with side slope stability.
    4) Diamond Tip – Longest life tip on the market with reputation of reliability that is world class in the waste tip industry.
    5) Chopper Tip – These types of tips are recommended for wet/soft waste where chopping and/or traction is a large concern and abrasive wear life is not a major concern.

  • Standard Equipment
  • Optional Equipment
  • Specs
  • Docs

Standard Equipment

  • NOTE
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
    • Advanced Productivity Electronic Control Shifting (APECS)
    • Air to air aftercooler
    • Brakes, fully hydraulic, enclosed, wet multiple disc brakes
    • Cat Clean Emission Module, insulated (Tier 4 Final/Stage V/Korea Stage V and Japan 2014)
    • Electro hydraulic parking brake
    • Engine, Cat C18: – Tier 4 Final/Stage V/Korea Stage V and Japan 2014 – Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent
    • Fuel priming pump, electric
    • Fuel to air cooler
    • Ground level engine shutoff
    • Guard (3 piece) transmission
    • Heat shield, turbo and exhaust manifold
    • Hydraulically driven demand fan
    • Integrated braking
    • Radiator, Aluminum Modular Radiator (AMR)
    • Separated cooling system
    • Starting aid (ether) automatic
    • Throttle lock
    • Torque converter with lockup clutch (LUC)
    • Turbine precleaner, engine air intake
    • Transmission, planetary, with 2F/2R speed range control
    • Underhood ventilation system
    • Alarm, back-up
    • Alternator, 150 amp
    • Batteries, maintenance-free (4-1,000 CCA)
    • Converter, 10-15 amp, 24V to 12V
    • Lighting system, halogen (front and rear)
    • Lighting, access stairway
    • Starter, electric (heavy duty)
    • Starter lockout (ground level)
    • Starting receptacle for emergency start
    • Transmission lockout (ground level)
    • Air conditioner w/roof-mounted condenser
    • Cab, sound-suppressed and pressurized
    • Internal four-post rollover protective structure (ROPS/FOPS)
    • Radio ready for (entertainment) includes antenna, speakers and converter (12V, 10-15 amp) 12V power port for mobile phone or laptop connection
    • Camera, rear vision
    • Coat and hard hat hooks
    • Flip-up armrest
    • Heater and defroster
    • Horn, electric
    • Hydraulic controls (floor mounted)
    • Implement hydraulic lockout
    • Laminated glass
    • Light, (dome) cab
    • Lunchbox and beverage holders
    • Instrumentation, Gauges: – DEF fluid level (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV) – Hydraulic oil temperature – Speedometer/tachometer – Torque converter temperature
    • Instrumentation, Warning Indicators: – Action alert system, three category – Axle/brake oil temp, front – Brake oil pressure – Electrical system, low voltage – Engine failure malfunction alert and action lamp
    • Mirrors, rearview (externally mounted)
    • Parking brake status
    • Radio, CB (ready)
    • Seat, Cat Comfort, (cloth) air suspension
    • Seat belt, retractable, 76 mm (3") wide
    • STIC Control System with steering lock
    • Sun visor, front
    • Glass (window) - rubber mounted glass
    • Transmission gear (indicator)
    • Vital Information Management System (VIMS) with graphical information display: external data port, customizable operator profiles
    • Wet-arm wipers/washers (front and rear)
    • Intermittent wipers (front and rear)
    • Wheels, paddle, plus, combination, and diamond wheel configurations
    • Guards, axle (front and rear)
    • Guards, cab window
    • Guards, crankcase and power train, hydraulically powered
    • Guards, rear fan and grill
    • Bulldozer arrangement is included in the standard equipment. Bulldozer blades are optional.
    • Antifreeze, premixed 50% concentration of extended life coolant with freeze protection to –34° C (–29° F)
    • Auto Blade Positioner (ABP)
    • Demand fan/swing out (hydraulic reversible)
    • Doors, service access locking
    • Ecology drains for engine, radiator, hydraulic tank
    • Electronic clutch pressure control and remote mounted pressure taps
    • Emergency platform egress
    • Engine, crankcase, 500 hour interval with CJ-4 oil
    • Fuel tank, 793 L (210 gal)
    • Hitch, drawbar with pin
    • Hoses, Cat XT™
    • Hydraulic oil cooler
    • Hydraulic, steering and brake filtration/screening system
    • Oil sampling valves
    • Product Link™ - Cellular
    • Stairways, fixed-L/R (rear access)
    • Steering, load sensing
    • Vandalism protection caplocks
    • Venturi stack

Optional Equipment



Long Name:
836 Landfill Compactor

Engine - Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V

Gross Power (SAE J1995:2014)
562 HP / 419 kW
Net Power (SAE J1349:2011)
496 HP / 370 kW
Net Power (ISO 9249:2007)
502 HP / 374 kW
Engine Model
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, Korea Stage V and Japan 2014
Rated Speed
1900 r/min / 1900 r/min
Torque Rise
5.71 in / 145 mm
7.2 in / 183 mm
1104.5 in³ / 18.1 l
High Idle Speed
2120 r/min / 2120 r/min
Low Idle Speed
750 r/min / 750 r/min
Maximum Altitude without Derating
7500 ft / 2286 m
*Net power advertised is the power available at the engine flywheel when the engine is equipped with a fan, air cleaner, clean emissions module and alternator.

Operating Specifications

Maximum Operating Weight (Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent)
125622 lb / 56982 kg


Transmission Type
Planetary - Powershift - ECPC
Direct Drive - Forward 1
4.3 mile/h / 7 km/h
Direct Drive - Forward 2
7.8 mile/h / 12.6 km/h
Direct Drive - Reverse 1
4.6 mile/h / 7.4 km/h
Direct Drive - Reverse 2
8.2 mile/h / 13.2 km/h

Hydraulic System - Steering

Steering System - Circuit
Flow Sharing Implement; Pilot, load sensing
Steering System - Pump
Piston – Variable Displacement
Relief Valve Setting - Steering
3495 lb/in² / 24100 kPa
Total Steering Angle
Steering Cycle Times - High Idle
3.9 s / 3.9 s
Steering Cycle Times - Low Idle
6.4 s / 6.4 s

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank
209 gal (US) / 793 l
Diesel Exhaust Fluid Tank*
9 gal (US) / 32.8 l
Cooling Systems - Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V
40 gal (US) / 151.5 l
Cooling System - Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent
37.2 gal (US) / 141.1 l
Engine Crankcase
16 gal (US) / 60 l
21.9 gal (US) / 83 l
Differential - Final Drives - Front
49 gal (US) / 186 l
Differential - Final Drives - Rear
50 gal (US) / 190 l
Hydraulic System - Implement/Steering
46.2 gal (US) / 175 l
Hydraulic Tank Only
27.2 gal (US) / 103 l


Planetary – Fixed
Planetary – Oscillating
Oscillation Angle

Braking System

Service Brakes
Multi Disc Wet (Enclosed) 2 WHL
Parking Brake
Spring Applied, Hydraulic Released

Sound Performance - Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V - Standard

Operator Sound Level (ISO 6396)
72 dB(A) / 72 dB(A)
Machine Sound Level (ISO 6395)
111 dB(A) / 111 dB(A)

Sound Performance - Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V - Suppression

Operator Sound Level (ISO 6396)
72 dB(A) / 72 dB(A)
Machine Sound Level (ISO 6395)
109 dB(A) / 109 dB(A)

Dimensions (Approximate)

Height to Top of Beacon
15.2 ft / 4634 mm
Height to Top of Air Conditioning Condenser
15.2 ft / 4626 mm
Height - Cab Roof
14.1 ft / 4285 mm
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe
15.1 ft / 4606 mm
Height - Top of Hood
11.3 ft / 3430 mm
Ground Clearance to Hitch
2.1 ft / 639 mm
Ground Clearance to Bottom of Bumper
3.2 ft / 965 mm
Centerline of Rear Axle to Rear Compactor Guard
11.3 ft / 3454 mm
Hitch to Centerline of Front Axle
7.5 ft / 2275 mm
Wheel Base
14.9 ft / 4550 mm
Width over Front Striker Bars
12.9 ft / 3930 mm
Width over Rear Striker Bars
12.9 ft / 3933 mm
Width over Platform
10.5 ft / 3196 mm
Width over Drums
14 ft / 4280 mm

Straight Blade

25.9 yd³ / 19.3 m³
7.3 ft / 2239 mm
Height of Cutting Edge
7.3 ft / 1125 mm

Semi U-Blade

29.3 yd³ / 22.4 m³
7.3 ft / 2239 mm


33.6 yd³ / 25.5 m³
7.4 ft / 2255 mm


Landfill Compactors
836 Landfill Compactor