TS180 Towed Scraper

Originally designed by a road contractor for the construction industry, the Cat® TS180 Towed Scraper delivers outstanding performance and legendary durability. High-strength, abrasion-resistant steel in the scraper bowl minimizes wear. The rugged hitch, tongue, and structural design ensure long life in the toughest job site conditions. Designed to be pulled by Cat® Track-Type Tractors or Challenger™ Tractors, the Cat TS180 Towed Scraper raises the standard.

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Capacity - Heaped 18.8 yd3 (14.3 m3)
Capacity - Struck 13 yd3 (9.9 m3)
Rated Load 45900 lb (20800 kg)
Width of Cut, to Router Bits 10.5 ft (3200 mm)
Depth of Cut - max 8 in (203 mm)
Ground Clearance - max 21 in (533 mm)
Cutting Edge - thickness 0.87 in (22 mm)
Depth of Spread - max 24 in (610 mm)
Apron Opening 63 in (1600 mm)
Tires - qty 2
Brake Type Dry-Disc
Calipers, Lead - qty 1 per side
Calipers, Trail - qty 1 per side
Tire - Standard 29.5R25
Tire - Optional 875 65R29
Hydraulic Services Required - Single Scraper 2
Hydraulic Services Required - Tandem Scraper 4
Steel Track-Type Tractor, Single Scraper D7
Steel Track-Type Tractor, Tandem Scrapers D8
Rubber Tracked Ag Tractor, Single Scraper 224 - 298 kW (300 - 400 hp)
Rubber Tracked Ag Tractor, Tandem Scrapers 298 - 373 kW (400 - 500 hp)
Rubber Tired Ag Tractor, Single Scraper 224 - 298 kW (300 - 400 hp)
Rubber Tired Ag Tractor, Tandem Scrapers 298 - 373 kW (400 - 500 hp)
Empty Weight 25900 lb (11748 kg)
Distribution, Empty - Tongue 28 % (28 %)
Distribution, Empty - Axle 72 % (72 %)
Distribution, Loaded - Tongue 29 % (29 %)
Distribution, Loaded - Axle 71 % (71 %)
Width - inside of bowl 120 in (3048 mm)
Width - outside rear tires 122 in (3099 mm)
Width - outside bowl 133 in (3378 mm)
Height - overall shipping 93 in (2362 mm)
Height - Floor to top of Ejector 76 in (1930 mm)
Height - Sidewall 48 in (1219 mm)
Height - Ground to Cutting Edge - max 25.9 in (657 mm)
Length - max 351 in (8915 mm)
Length - Floor 51 in (1295 mm)
Front Bowl Cylinder Bore 5 in (127 mm)
Front Bowl Cylinder Stroke 20 in (508 mm)
Apron Cylinder Bore 4 in (102 mm)
Apron Cylinder Stroke 32 in (813 mm)
Ejector Cylinder Bore 5 in (127 mm)
Ejector Cylinder Stroke 54 in (1372 mm)
  • Scraper Bowl

    Unmatched Durability

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      High-Strength Bowl Design

      The scraper bowl is constructed using L-shaped box sections of high strength steel for superior strength and dent resistance. The floor is a box-section structure made from high-strength, abrasion-resistant steel for maximum strength during top loading and rigidity during intermittent push loading. High-strength, abrasion-resistant steel is used throughout the inside of the bowl for maximum wear resistance.

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      Center Lift Design

      The center bowl lift design improves the strength and durability by placing the hydraulic cylinders between the tongue and spreader tube. This eliminates the need for draft arms, reduced weight and complexity.

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      Cutting Edges

      Common Cat® Wheel Tractor Scraper cutting edges and router bits are used to ensure exceptional performance and great availability. The center cutting edge is in the stinger (drop down) position for good penetration and efficient material flow into the bowl. When worn, the cutting edges can be rotated by 180 degrees, doubling the life.

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      The ejector is constructed from a single plate of high-strength, abrasion-resistant steel. The ejector extends beyond the front edge of the scraper floor to minimize carryback. To minimize wear, the ejector weight is carried on steel rollers supported by a wear strip welded to the bowl floor. At the sides, alignment is maintained by Ultra High Molecular Weight (UHMW) plastic guides.

    • Depth Indicator

      A depth indicator is mounted on trailing scrapers to provide the operator a visual reference to scraper cut depth.

  • Tongue and Hitch

    Rugged and Dependable.

    • Hitches for Cat® Tractors

      Robust hitches are available for Cat® Track-Type Tractors and Challenger MT800 / MT900 Series Tractors. See your Cat dealer for hitches for other pulling machines.

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      Rugged Hitch

      To prevent pin wear, the hitch uses a massive 89 mm (3.5 in) hitch pin securely held in place by eight bolts. The hitch platform, positioned between the pulling machine and the tongue, contains two pins that allow ± 45 degrees of side-to-side oscillation (roll), ± 90 degree turns (yaw), and ± 27 degrees of uphill/downhill movement (pitch). An integrated stop block allows a 90 degree turning radius while preventing contact between the tongue and the pulling machine tires/tracks. An adapter is available to convert the scraper hitch for pulling drawn implements, such as disk harrows and sheepsfoot compactor rollers.

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      Robust, Straight-Line Design

      Built from 13 mm (0.5 in) structural plate steel, the tongue is build to withstand the high drawbar forces imposed by track-type tractors pulling towed scrapers. The straight-line design eliminates draft arms, hydraulic cylinders, and lines located outside the width of the bowl, improving the overall strength to most effectively transfer the drawbar power to the cutting edges.

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      Countersunk Tandem Hitch

      A countersunk hitch is provided in the push block of lead scrapers, allowing the scraper to be push loaded when a second scraper is not used.

  • Attachments

    Lower the costs of Challenger™ Tractors in scraper applications.

    • Rubber Track Guides

      Rubber Track Guides for Challenger MTS800 Series Tractors center the rubber tracks on roller wheels, and help prevent the track from moving into the machine or detracking, avoiding expensive downtime. The track guides extend the service life of the belt as the side-loading on the belt guide blocks is reduced. Detracking is generally caused by sharp turns, usually under load. The rubber track guides can minimize tractor damage caused by detracking, but are not a replacement for sound operating techniques. Your Cat Dealer can provide training in proper towed scraper operation.

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      Hydraulic Hose Hanging Tower Kit

      The hydraulic hose hanging tower kit for Challenger MTS800 and MTS900 Series Tractors allows the hoses to move freely and eliminate entanglement while maintaining vertical alignment for reduced hose fitting and valve wear to increase service life.

  • Wheels, Brakes

    Raising the Standards.

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      Standard Brakes

      Standard heavy-duty brakes bring a new level of safety to the job site. Each machine is equipped with two calipers. The hydraulically-actuated, dry-disc brakes are identical to the brakes used on Cat Articulated Trucks.

    • Standard Radial Tires

      Standard radial tires reduce rolling resistance and provide excellent flotation and durability. Heavy-duty, five-piece rim ensure a long service life. Wheel hubs are oil filled and sealed with Cat Duo-Cone™ seals.

  • Hydraulics

    Tough components for tough applications.

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      Hose and Couplings.

      Cat XT™-3 ES (Enhanced Spiral) hose is used. Cat XT-3 ES hose has an exclusive cover which is formulated and manufactured by Caterpillar to provide up to 20 times more abrasion resistance than industry-standard hose. Cat XT-3 ES hose works at half of the SAE's bend radius without sacrificing cold flex capability. As additional protection all exposed hydraulic lines are solidly secured with rubber-lined clamps, protecting the hoses from failure caused by rubbing. All hydraulic hoses and lines use O-Ring Face Seal (ORFS) fittings for maximum leak prevention.

    • Steel Lines in Bowl Walls

      Brake lines and hydraulic lines for the rear scraper in tandem arrangements use steel lines inside the scraper bowl walls - eliminating hose damage caused by material in the bowl or during top loading.

    • Cushion Hitch

      The optional cushion hitch adds two hydraulic accumulators to the scraper bowl lift circuit. When the operator activates the cushion hitch feature during transport, the accumulators allow the scraper bowl lift hydraulic cylinders to act as shock absorbers. The cushion hitch can be used in single scraper operations or by a lead scraper in tandem operations when pulled by a wheeled agricultural tractor.

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      Hose Fittings

      Three hose fitting options are available: <ul><li> 19 mm (3/4 in) poppet-style</li><li> 13 mm (1/2 in) poppet-style</li><li> Threaded, flat-face connectors </li></ul>

    • Easy-To-Use Connectors

      Threaded flat-face connectors, available exclusively on Cat Towed Scrapers, allow connection and disconnection under pressure and are less susceptible to wear caused by hose movement.

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  • Customer Support

    Unmatched support makes the difference.

    • Your Cat dealer is ready to assist you with your purchase decision and everything after.

      <ul><li> Make comparisons of machines with estimates of component life, preventative maintenance and cost of production.</li><li> Financing packages are flexible to meet your needs.</li><li> Your Cat dealer can evaluate the cost to repair, rebuild and replace your machine, so you can make the right choices.</li><li> Most Cat dealers offer operator training to help you get the most out of your machine investment.</li><li> For more information on Cat products, the variety of dealer services, and industry solutions, visit us at www.cat.com.</li></ul>

Standard Equipment

  • BOWL
    • Capacity, heaped, 14.3 m³ (18.8 yd³)
    • Capacity, struck, 9.9 m³ (13 yd³)
    • Center Lift System
    • Cutting Edges, Reversible
    • Router Bits
    • UHMW Plastic Alignment Guides
    • Ejector Roller System
    • Apron Lock Mechanism
    • Hitch Pin, 89 mm (3.5 in) diameter
    • Hitch platform
    • Integrated stop blocks
    • Rear hitch countersunk in push block for tandem operation (Lead)
    • Literature Storage Container
    • Cat® XT™-3 ES Hose
    • Hydraulic connections for tandem operation (Lead Scraper)
    • Manual Lowering Valve
    • ORFS Fittings
    • Poppet-style Fittings, 19 mm (0.75 in)
    • Braking System (hydraulic)
    • 29.5 R25 Radial Tires (2)
    • Five-Piece Rim
    • Push Block
    • Rear Tow Hooks

Optional Equipment

    • Quick-Connect Fittings
    • 875 65R29 Radial Tires (2)
    • Spare Rim