The Caterpillar RM-500 Reclaimer Mixer is an outstanding bargain because of its enhancements and adaptability. A high level of output and outstanding production quality go hand in hand with low operating and maintenance expenses. The ability to adapt to a wide variety of applications is made possible by rotor and spray system alternatives. Operator comfort, visibility, and ease of operation are prioritized in the ergonomic design. The sliding platform may be moved from side to side to boost adaptability and production while lowering operator fatigue. When positioning the platform, the operator may choose any preferred position that will allow a good, all-around view to both sides of the machine.


  • Length: 9.68 m
  • Width: 2.98 m
  • Curb weight: 28145 kg

Engine type: C15 with ACERT

Fuel tank: 1056 l

Performance and Fuel Economy

ACERT Technology is used in the C15 Engine. With this technology, there is improved engine performance. Simultaneously, this reduces exhaust pollution by operating at the combustion site. The lowest possible total noise levels may be achieved while still running in a wide variety of environmental circumstances with an electronically controlled variable-speed cooling fan set to “on-demand.” A-rated gross power of 403 kW (SAE J1995) and a maximum torque of 2356 Nm (SAE J1995) is generated at 2000 rpm by the C15 engine while running at full rated gross power (SAE J1995).

The ACERT System Powered by the C15 engine delivers clean-burning power. However, this does not come as a sacrifice to the power generating abilities of the machine. To that end, the RM500 can break through even the toughest materials because of its massive displacement and high torque.

Engine Service Access

The engine’s daily service areas are located on one side of the vehicle and are readily accessible from the ground level. Therefore, the engine may be accessed from the ground level by swinging open the side panels. The power train and rotor drive components are accessible via large, hinged servicing doors. Similarly, the rotor cowl may be tipped forward to get access to the rotor and its related cutting tools. To that end, the rotor cover has ground-level side access doors just like the other components that make removing and replacing cutting tools easy.


Service Manual

These manuals go through every aspect of how the vehicle operates. The vehicle’s purchase price does not include the service manual for your Caterpillar RM-500 Reclaimer Mixer manual.

  • Safety Restraints
  • Instrumentation
  • Before Driving
  • Starting and Operating
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Specifications
  • Capacities

The service manuals for the Caterpillar RM-500 service manuals are vast and cover every aspect of the vehicle’s operation.

Operator Comfort

The operator’s comfort is enhanced by adjusting the seat and side control console to seven positions. The Caterpillar RM-500 controls can be operated from the driver’s seat with one hand. The propel lever, which has a center detent, may be used to move the machine forward or backward. The telescoping and tilting characteristics of the steering column enable the user to operate in a more comfortable position than previously. As a result, this allows easy access to the engine and cooling system by tilting forward the one-piece fiberglass hood.

Operator Manual

When consumers purchase a Cat reclaimer mixer, an operator’s manual was included. This special book contains valuable information necessary for maintenance procedures and schedules.

  • Introduction
  • Overview
  • Operation
  • Maintenance Procedures
  • Troubleshooting

While this list is thorough, the owner’s manual for the Caterpillar RM-500 operator manual provides more operational suggestions to enhance the user experience.

Factory Original Caterpillar RM-500 Operations and Maintenance Manual
Factory Original Caterpillar RM-500 Operations and Maintenance Manual


The addition of a cab lowers internal noise and increases machine efficiency all year round. Among other things, the pressurized cab can be swung from side to side and has a rotating fabric seat, left and right side doors with tinted windows, and front and rear windshield wipers, as well as a heater/defroster and air conditioning as standard equipment. A sound-absorbing floor mat protects the operator’s hearing, which reduces noise and machine vibration.

Transmission, Power, and Function

With a Caterpillar powershift transmission and three rotor speeds, this machine can cut through a wide variety of materials and depths. For example, a heavy-duty shear disc or an optional torque limiter protects the drive components from torsional stress and shock loads. The continuous propulsion of the machine is made possible by the twin propels pumps, which give independent and balanced hydraulic supplies to the rear and front-drive motors. As a result of this technology, the operator may accomplish better tractive effort for soil stabilization applications that demand the greatest possible cutting depth while simultaneously having a high moisture content. Consequently, the mixing chamber enables the rotor to move freely, resulting in an increase in the chamber’s capacity in deeper cuts, allowing for greater material mixing and superior gradation of the materials. The RM-500 weight is evenly distributed throughout the cut, ensuring stability and consistent depth control.