New Productivity, Serviceability Features for Cat C-Series Brooms

Mon November 03, 2014 - National Edition
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The new BP115C and BP118C pickup models have sweeping widths of 60 and 72 in. (152 and 183 cm), respectively.
The new BP115C and BP118C pickup models have sweeping widths of 60 and 72 in. (152 and 183 cm), respectively.



Three new Cat C-Series brooms — the BP115C and BP118C pickup models, and the BA118C angle model — are newly designed to incorporate features that significantly enhance performance and serviceability. For use with Cat skid steer loaders, compact track loaders, multi-terrain loaders and compact wheel loaders, the new brooms convert the carrier unit into a versatile, effective cleaning machine for removing dirt, rock, assorted debris and snow from large exterior and interior surfaces, according to the manufacturer.

The new BP115C and BP118C pickup models have sweeping widths of 60 and 72 in. (152 and 183 cm), respectively. A new gutter brush features heavy-duty mounts and pivot joints, and the new bristle-height-adjustment lever is redesigned for easier use. The quick-change main brush is now retained with a single pin (versus four bolts) making replacement easier. Also, the new motor bracket is handle-shaped, visibility to the drive is enhanced, and the core connection is closer to the broom wall to facilitate installation. The bucket for the new pickup models is reinforced for greater durability, and the adjustable volumizer feature allows greater retention of debris in the hopper for fewer emptying stops.

The BA118C angle model, with a straight sweeping width of 83 in. (211 cm) features a new bearing-mounting plate that allows the brush to be changed without bearing removal. The new brush-adjustment chain allows for faster height changes, and a new manifold design significantly reduces pressure drop, resulting in greater sweeping power. Non-welded drive components allow significantly easier, more economical replacement, and fewer hoses and fittings further simplify maintenance and boost reliability. The angle cylinder is larger and works at higher pressure for increased control, and an improved kickstand allows easy storage, according to the manufacturer.

For more information, visit www.cat.com.