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NEW CAT® D6 DEBUTS WORLD’S FIRST HIGH DRIVE ELECTRIC DRIVE DOZER

TOP GRADING PERFORMANCE, FUEL EFFICIENCY GAINS

The all-new Cat® D6 dozer delivers new levels of efficiency and performance with a choice of Electric Drive or Fully Automatic power train. A redesigned purpose-built VPAT dozer offers best-in-class grading, while updated technology features help operators to be more productive from first pass to finish grade. Customer profitability is enhanced with up to 35% better fuel efficiency and reduced service and maintenance costs. An all-new cab resets the standard in comfort, while a range of configuration choices helps customers optimize machine performance for business needs.  At 215 hp (161 kW) and an operating weight range of 47,949 – 53,126 lbs (21 749 – 24 097 kg), the new D6 replaces the versatile D6T bulldozer.

Advanced Power Train Choice

This next-generation dozer offers a choice of advanced powertrain: the D6 XE with Electric Drive or the D6 with a fully automatic 4-speed powershift transmission.

The D6 XE is the world’s first high drive Electric Drive dozer, offering up to 35% better fuel efficiency and increased agility compared to the previous 3-speed model D6T. Constant power to the ground, continuous push, and greater maneuverability mean faster cycle times, making Electric Drive a top choice to achieve the highest level of productivity and fuel efficiency. Added D6 XE productivity and reduced fuel cost mean customers looking for these benefits can expect to see a payback of the added investment over a D6 in less than two years.1

The D6 XE features a next-generation Electric Drive system that offers high performance along with added durability. Simplified diagnostics and the serviceability advantages of a high drive dozer help reduce service and maintenance costs.

The D6 is powered by a 4-speed fully automatic transmission that provides increased productivity and up to 20% better fuel efficiency versus its 3-speed predecessor. The fully automatic D6 reduces momentary hesitation when the traditional machine shifts, so more momentum, and drawbar power are maintained through the entire push. Caterpillar engineers designed the auto shift to work up and down the entire working range, so power to the ground and fuel consumption are optimized for a greater percentage of the time. An added gear between first and second ensures more seamless shifting.

Both powertrains offer unprecedented ease of operation. The operator simply sets the ground speed and the dozer continuously optimizes for maximum power and efficiency based on load. With Electric Drive, there are no gears to shift. The fully automatic 4-speed powertrain optimizes the transmission without the operator having to worry about shifting.

Better, Faster Grading

Finish jobs faster by grading at higher speeds with a new purpose-built Variable Power Angle Tilt (VPAT) dozer. The newly designed structure is stronger, yet lighter, so machine balance is optimized for grading without the need for a rear implement or counterweight. A wide-gauge LGP VPAT design, with 36” centered shoes, puts more track on the ground to achieve 5 psi (0.73 kPa) ground pressure. Wider VPAT blade and class-leading range of motion improve performance, especially in trenching and backfilling applications. A new optional finish grading undercarriage has 10 bottom rollers for smoother grades at higher speeds, even in difficult surfaces like sand and gravel.

Technology Choices for Your Business

Increase overall job site productivity by up to 50 percent with a choice of Cat Connect GRADE technologies. Technologies range from standard Slope Indicate to full factory-integrated GPS, all supported by Caterpillar and Cat dealers.

  • Technology offerings on the D6/D6 XE are led by an updated, factory integrated Cat GRADE with 3D system. The new 10-inch touch screen offers a more intuitive operator interface that works like a smartphone, making it easy for operators to pick up quickly. The system uses advanced Inertial Measuring Units (IMU), which provide greater speed and accuracy without position sensing cylinders. Smaller antennas are integrated into the cab roof for even better protection. AutoCarry™ is included with Grade with 3D to automate blade lift to maintain desired blade load, improving load consistency and reducing track slip.

Additional GRADE technology choices include:

  • Cat Slope Indicate is standard, showing the machine cross-slope and fore/aft orientation on the primary monitor for quick and easy reference.
  • Cat GRADE with Slope Assist™ provides basic blade positioning assistance without the need for added hardware or a GPS signal.
  • Factory Attachment Ready Option (ARO) provides optimal mounting locations, brackets, and hardware and simplifies installation of an aftermarket grade control system. The new D6/D6 XE makes it easier to install any brand of grade control system, with specific mounting locations for grade control components. The position of the main display and grade control display can be swapped so operators can choose their preferred location.

Cat LINK telematics technology helps take the complexity out of managing job sites – by gathering data generated by equipment, materials, and people – and serving it up in customizable formats.

  • Product Link™ collects data automatically and accurately from equipment assets – any type and any brand – which can be viewed online through web and mobile applications.
  • Access information anytime, anywhere with VisionLink®. Cat dealers can help configure a customized subscription, available with cellular or satellite reporting or both.

Greater Durability, Reduced Service and Maintenance Costs

The new D6/D6 XE is designed specifically to reduce service and maintenance costs by up to 12 percent, with updated components, longer service intervals, and fewer scheduled maintenance tasks. Easy access to grouped service points and regular maintenance items, plus a new ladder at the back of the machine, help reduce time spent on routine maintenance and inspection.

Undercarriage updates are designed to save money and maximize service life. A new Heavy Duty Extended Life undercarriage features Positive Pin Retention pins and link improvements for up to 20% more seal life in high impact conditions. Common structures for Heavy Duty and SystemOne™ undercarriage enable changes from one to the other.

A new Cat C9.3B diesel engine has a redesigned fuel system that provides greater durability and more accurate fuel delivery. Elimination of the NOx Reduction System and a simplified single engine Electronic Control Module (ECM) help increase reliability.

New Standard in Cab Comfort

A completely redesigned cab raises the standard in comfort and productivity. A brand new 10-inch touchscreen display provides an easy-to-use operator interface. The standard air suspension seat is wider with added backward adjustment, plus the entire armrest adjusts independently of the seat for customized comfort. Heated/cooled leather seat options are available, and all offer a variety of seat adjustments to customize cushion length, headrest position, lumbar support and seat tilt. More storage spaces have been added throughout the cab.

The new dozers are easy to operate too – with Electric Drive or the Fully Automatic powertrain, operators just need to set the ground speed and go. The machine optimizes performance and efficiency with no added shifting required. Agile turning, especially on the D6 XE, means faster cycle times and more able to work in smaller spaces.

Distributed cab heating/cooling, with automatic temperature and blower control, circulates air more effectively around the operator. Less air directed toward windows helps reduce fogging/frosting. Integrated ROPS and 15% more overall glass area help increase visibility.

Equipped for the Job

The D6/D6 XE is available in VPAT or push-arm configurations with standard or two widths of Low Ground Pressure (LGP) undercarriage. A variety of blade types, track shoe widths and rear attachments enable the machine to be optimized for primary types of work to be done. Waste Handling and Forestry arrangements also are available, equipped from the factory with specialized guarding, seals and other features to help ensure long life in harsh applications.

D6 / D6 XE SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Cat C9.3B
Power Train Electric Drive or Fully Automatic 4-Speed
Emissions U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, Korea Tier 4 Final

 

Net Power Rated (D6 2,200 rpm / D6 XE 1,700 rpm)
ISO 9249/SAE J1349 161 kW 215 hp
ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN) 219 hp
Operating Weight D6 D6 XE
Standard (24 in/610 mm shoe) 21 749 kg / 47,949 lb 22 021 kg / 48,549 lb
LGP (30”) (30 in/760 mm shoe) 22 049 kg / 48,611 lb 22 322 kg / 49,211 lb
LGP (36”0 (36 in/915 mm shoe) 23 333 kg / 51,441 lb 23 605 kg / 52,041 lb
VPAT (24 in/610 mm shoe) 22 704 kg / 50,053 lb 22 976 kg / 50,653 lb
LGP (30”) VPAT (30 in/760 mm shoe) 23 188 kg / 51,122 lb 23 461 kg / 51,722 lb
LGP (36”) VPAT (36 in/915 mm shoe) 23 825 kg / 52,526 lb 24 097 kg / 53,126 lb
Blade Capacity
SU Blade 5.7 m3 / 7.4 yd3
LGP (30”) SU Blade 5.8 m3 / 7.5 yd3
LGP (36”) S Blade 3.8 m3 / 5.0 yd3
VPAT Blade 4.1 m3 / 5.4 yd3
LGP (30”) VPAT Blade 4.5 m3 / 5.8 yd3
LGP (36”) VPAT-Blade 4.9 m3 / 6.4 yd3
For more information about the new D6/D6 XE, please contact your Cat dealer or visit www.cat.com.

In Construction? Visit the online store of the Historical Construction Equipment Association for gift ideas!

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We carry a wide variety of books, DVDs, apparel, collectibles and more celebrating the rich history of these machines. Many of these items are unique to our store, and they all make wonderful gifts for people who are interested in the machinery that built so much of what we enjoy today.

Among our unique items is our 2019 wall calendar, with each month featuring a beautiful 8×10 black and white photograph of equipment from the early and mid 20th Century at work. it’s only $10, and ships postage paid within the USA. (Out of country customers, please reply to this e-mail with the quantity you would like to order and where you want them sent, and we will advise of the postage cost.)

We can also recommend a gift membership in our Association. It’s only $35 for one year, $65.95 for two or $99.95 for three in the USA and Canada, $55.00 US elsewhere, and members receive our quarterly magazine Equipment Echoes.

All of this is available by following the links, and you can order online or by calling us between 9:00 and 5:30 Eastern weekdays. All major credit cards accepted.

All profits from our sales go towards funding our mission to preserve for public education the history of the construction, surface mining, and dredging equipment industries.

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CATERPILLAR PRODUCES 40,000TH LARGE DOZER

The legacy of the Cat® large dozer began a little more than 40 years ago with a revolutionary elevated sprocket and new undercarriage design that looked unlike any dozer of its day. The groundbreaking suspended undercarriage with high drive design conformed to the ground better than standard oval tracks, helping to improve machine traction, extend undercarriage life and enhance operator comfort

IN OCTOBER, REPRESENTATIVES FROM CATERPILLAR INC., FINNING CANADA AND TECK RESOURCES LIMITED (TECK) GATHERED IN EAST PEORIA, ILL. TO CELEBRATE THE MILESTONE OF THE 40,000TH CAT LARGE DOZER ROLLING OFF THE PRODUCTION LINE. CORE TO CATERPILLAR’S GLOBAL IDENTITY, THE CURRENT CAT LARGE DOZER LINE INCLUDES THE D9, D10, And D11 MODELS.

Cat D11T working via remote co

Commenting on the importance to Caterpillar of the 40,000th large dozer milestone, Greg Hepler, product manager for large dozers, said, “Caterpillar transformed the track-type tractor with the introduction of the suspended undercarriage with elevated drive sprocket. This innovation, along with a long history of others, enabled Cat large dozers to set the standards for efficiency, productivity and durability. These iconic machines continue to define who we are and play a key role in building a better world.”

Denise Johnson, Caterpillar group president responsible for Resource Industries, handed the keys of the 40,000th large dozer to Louis DeLuca, Teck director of supply management, during the ceremony held October 25. The celebration included employees in Caterpillar’s Building SS, where all 40,000 Cat D9, D10 and D11 dozer models have been manufactured. For more than 10 years, Teck has been one of the top customers in the world for Cat large dozers. The 40,000th large dozer, a 225,000-lb (102 058 kg) D11T, will operate in the Elk Valley Region near Sparwood, British Columbia, where the company produces steelmaking coal at five mining operations.

Cat D10T2 pushing dirt

“This milestone is important, not just because of the sheer number of Cat machines sold, but also because it represents the many long-lasting and mutually beneficial business relationships established with customers like Teck,” Hepler said. “We are honored to celebrate this achievement with Teck, and we are grateful that their Elk Valley mines have counted on Caterpillar, Cat equipment and their dealer, Finning Canada, to help them reach their production goals since 1992.”

The world’s second-largest seaborne exporter of steelmaking coal, Teck currently operates significant numbers of Cat dozers, each of these high-production machines logging up to 7,000 operating hours each year in the mines. Teck’s newest D11T will be used for production dozing, dump area support, mining shovel support and haul road development.

The milestone D11T is equipped with a powerful Cat C32 engine, producing 850 horsepower and capable of moving up to 900 loose cubic meters of material per hour. Even in Teck Coal’s demanding, high-production application, the powerful and efficient powertrain ensures the material is moved at a lower cost per ton. Its rugged mainframe is designed for multiple rebuilds and lowest total cost of ownership. A host of standard and optional Cat technologies, including VIMS™ 3G, Automated Blade Assist, Enhanced Auto Shift and Advisor Monitoring System, increases operating efficiencies, advances safe operation and lowers costs.

“We are very proud to celebrate this milestone with Caterpillar and our long-time customer Teck, as the D11T is a true workhorse in the fleet of products we service and sell, heavily relied on and highly valued by our mining customers,” said Allan Potzold, branch manager, Finning Canada, for the Elk Valley region. “We look forward to providing leading-edge service and innovative solutions to our customers to keep their equipment on-line and operating at peak performance and are honored that the 40,000th dozer will be put to work here in the Elk Valley.”

For more information about Cat dozers, contact the local Cat dealer or visit: www.cat.com.

CATERPILLAR INTRODUCES 5-SEAT UTILITY VEHICLES

Last year, Caterpillar announced the introduction of it’s first-ever Cat® utility vehicles – the gasoline-powered Cat CUV82 and diesel-powered CUV102 D. To expand that offering, the product line now includes the gasoline-powered Cat CUV85 and diesel-powered CUV105 D. The CUV85 and CUV105 D both feature a spacious second row to accommodate a total of five people. Caterpillar gathered extensive customer and dealer input to build a UTV that delivers the unrivaled combination of durability, comfort and maintenance simplicity. Rigorous vehicle testing ensures both utility vehicles meet the superior quality and reliability customers expect from Caterpillar.

The CUV85 and CUV105 D feature a rugged steel cargo bed and offer 1,000-lb (454-kg) total rear cargo capacity and 2,000-lb (907-kg) towing capacity for outstanding performance in a variety of applications. These Cat UTVs deliver a premium experience at a competitive price.

Built to work

The new CUV85 and CUV105 D utility vehicles boast a four-wheel independent suspension system with a front sway bar to provide unmatched stability at full load. A long swing-arm suspension, custom-tuned springs, and shocks deliver a balance between a smooth ride and hauling loads. Ample ground clearance ensures these vehicles navigate rough terrain with ease.

These Cat UTVs efficiently complete hauling tasks, quickly maneuvering over rugged terrain at the worksite at speeds reaching 45 mph (72 kmph), depending on the model. The CUV85 is powered by a 0.8L three-cylinder gasoline engine delivering 50 hp (37 kW), while a 1.0L three-cylinder diesel engine delivers 25 hp (18.7 kW) power to the CUV105 D.

Features such as smooth acceleration, clear sightlines, and engine braking capability make the Cat UTV well suited for hauling and towing. The intuitive column shifter allows the driver to easily maneuver through all the gears. Both models feature a continuously variable transmission, tuned specifically for work applications, offering smooth transitions and the ability to handle loads. The choice of two-wheel drive, four-wheel drive or four-wheel drive/lock modes permits the driver to match vehicle drive to ground conditions.

Quiet and comfortable operation

Cat UTVs are built for quiet and comfortable operation all day long. The design minimizes noise and vibration during operation for a quieter ride. Spaciousness was an important variable when designing the UTVs. The CUV85 and CUV105 D comfortably seat five riders with copious leg, elbow, and headroom for tall riders.

Driver and passenger seats are both sewn for comfort as well as durability, plus the driver’s seat position and steering wheel adjust to ensure a comfortable fit. Ample behind-the-seat storage and document holder provide space for personal items and gear. Passenger seat bases can be removed and stowed behind the rear seat back to create floor space for hauling oversized items.

Easy to operate and customize

Driving ease and comfort are hallmarks of the new Cat UTV experience. Electric power steering provides superior handling and tight turning capabilities. The instrument gauge offers easy viewing of critical operating information such as ground speed, engine speed, operating hours, odometer, battery voltage, and engine temperature and fuel level.

Customers can customize their Cat UTVs to meet specific work needs through more than 50 accessory options. Multiple cab options with sealed surfaces on the ROPS structure provide a weather tight enclosure, while other offerings include backup alarms, heater, front winch and work lights. Cat UTVs are prewired for quick do-it-yourself installation of all options.

Easy service, superior dealer support

Easy access service points simplify vehicle maintenance, while onboard advanced diagnostics reduce troubleshooting time. The new CUV85 and CUV105 D UTVs will be backed by unmatched service and support from participating Cat UTV dealers. Participating Cat dealers can help with anything from simple maintenance questions, to accessory selection, to on-site support. These UTV models will be available throughout the United States and Canada.*
*Excluding California and Quebec

 

CAT UTILITY VEHICLE PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

MODEL CAT CUV85 CAT CUV105 D
Seated Capacity 5 5
Gross Power (SAE J1995) 50 hp (37,3 kW) 25 hp (18,7 kW)
Engine/Fuel Type 3-cylinder 0.8L gas 3-cylinder 1.0L diesel
Drive Modes 2WD/4WD 2WD/4WD
Differential Electronic locking rear Electronic locking rear
Top Speed 45 mph (72.4 kmph) 25 mph (40.2 kmph)
Suspension Type Sway bar, 4-wheel independent suspension Sway bar, 4-wheel independent suspension
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs (907,2 kg) 2,000 lbs (907,2 kg)
Bed Capacity 1,000 lbs (453,6 kg) 1,000 lbs (453,6 kg)

New Cat® D8T Dozer Delivers More Productivity, Better Fuel Efficiency, Greater Ease Of Operation For Faster Payback

The latest Cat®D8T dozer is designed to move more material in less time, at a lower cost per ton, for a faster return on equipment investment. The bulldozer features an all-new fully automatic transmission, delivering up to 18 percent more productivity without consuming more fuel, as well as unprecedented ease of operation. Added blade capacity, increased power and steering performance, and a full range of technology options help customers realize more productivity and a faster payback.

 

Move More Material, Use Less Fuel

Meet the Cat D8T

The new D8T moves up to 18 percent more material per hour than the previous model, while using about the same amount of fuel, representing a significant fuel efficiency gain. In lighter applications, customers can expect to see up to 11 percent fuel savings compared to doing the same work with the previous model.

Much of the productivity gain comes from a new Caterpillar designed fully-automatic 4-speed transmission. The powertrain continuously optimizes the dozer for maximum power and greatest efficiency based on the load. There is no need for the operator to upshift/downshift, so operators of varying experience levels can get the most from the dozer without having to manage gear shifts. The added gear and seamless lock-up clutch engagement ensure smooth shifting.

The Semi-Universal (SU) blade capacity has been increased by 19 percent. At 13.4 yd(10.3 m3), the largest SU blade in the size class finishes jobs in fewer passes. Optional patented Performance Cutting Edges increase blade payload by up to 25 percent versus standard cutting edges, especially in hard/frozen ground or heavily compacted materials.

Powered by a Cat C15 ACERT™ engine, the new D8T offers class-leading 354 net horsepower (264 kW). Drawbar power is increased by up to 13 percent. A 10 percent increase in steering torque, fully automatic transmission and differential steering combine to provide best-in-class steering performance under load.

Technology Choices for Your Business

Caterpillar offers a choice of Cat Connect GRADE technologies help get work done more efficiently and more accurately. Technologies range from simple grade indicators to full factory-integrated GPS, all supported by Caterpillar and Cat dealers.

  • Cat Slope Indicate is standard, showing the machine cross-slope and fore/aft orientation on the primary monitor for quick and easy reference.
  • Cat GRADE with Slope Assist™is an option on Single Tilt D8Ts that provides basic blade positioning assistance without the need for added hardware or a GPS signal.
  • Cat GRADE with 3Dis an optional factory-integrated grade-control system that provides three-dimensional guidance both for production dozing and fine grading. The system features roof-mounted antennas to eliminate blade masts and cables.
  • Factory Attachment Ready Option (ARO)provides optimal mounting locations, brackets, and hardware and simplifies installation of an aftermarket grade control system.
  • AutoCarry™automates blade lift to maintain desired blade load, improve load consistency, and reduce track slip. Works seamlessly with GRADE with 3D.

Cat LINK telematics technology helps take the complexity out of managing job sites – by gathering data generated by equipment, materials, and people – and serving it up in customizable formats.

  • Product Link™collects data automatically and accurately from equipment assets – any type and any brand. Information such as location, hours, fuel usage, productivity, idle time, maintenance alerts, diagnostic codes, and machine health can be viewed online through web and mobile applications.
  • Access information anytime, anywhere with VisionLink®– and use it to make informed decisions that boost productivity, lower costs, simplify maintenance, and improve safety and security on job sites. With different subscription level options, Cat dealer can help you configure exactly what you need to connect your fleet and manage your business, without paying for extras you don’t want. Subscriptions are available with cellular or satellite reporting or both.

Save Maintenance Time and Money

Like all Cat dozers, the D8T is designed for easy routine maintenance with features like grouped service points and a ground level service center. New cartridge fuel filters, longer engine oil service interval and standard programmable automatic reversing fan help save maintenance time. New optional Heavy Duty Extended Life Undercarriage – Cat HDXL with DuraLink™ – offers up to 25% more wear life in abrasive conditions to help reduce maintenance time and overall cost. More robust structures provide the added durability to handle the increased weight and productivity.

The D8T is available in Standard and Low Ground Pressure (LGP) configurations, as well as purpose-built Waste and Stockpile arrangements. A variety of blades and track shoe types/widths allows each machine to be optimized for performance in specific applications.

For more information about the D8T dozer, contact your local cat dealer or visit the D8T model page on cat.com.

 

D8T Product Specifications

Engine Cat C15 ACERT
Emission standards U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final
Net power – 1,900 rpm
ISO 9249/SAE J1349
354 hp
Engine power – 1,600 rpm
ISO 14396
394 hp
Operating weight standard (single-shank ripper) LGP (drawbar) 87,600 lb.
83,200 lb.
Blade capacity, Semi-Universal
Universal
13.4 yd3
15.4 yd3