October 2020 Vol. 75 No. 10

New Products

Caterpillar D9 Dozer Lowers Owning, Operating Costs

Available in the fourth quarter of this year, the Cat D9 dozer replaces the D9T model and offers customizable configurations to meet application needs around the world. 

Built on a legacy of longevity and proven reliability in the field, the new dozer lowers overall costs per unit of material moved by up to 3 percent. Efficiencies gained through a new torque converter, with stator clutch, reduce fuel consumption by up to 5 percent.

The new dozer is powered by the proven Cat C18 engine, which has a range of exhaust after-treatment solutions available. These include configurations to meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V regulations and those equivalent to U.S. EPA Tier 2 and Tier 3.

D9 has differential steering for a tight turning radius and the ability to maintain ground speed while turning – to keep productivity high. The suspended undercarriage delivers more track contact with the ground for less slippage and greater productivity.

Integrated sensors provide access to advanced operating technology for increased machine productivity. Standard Product Link Elite and Vital Information Management System (VIMS) are powerful machine management tools that provide customers with crucial dozer information like location, operating hours and machine condition, as well as production information.

The versatile D9 can be equipped with a wide range of blades and attachments, enabling it to work efficiently in a variety of applications, such as production dozing, site maintenance, fleet support and ripping.

With a frame that absorbs and withstands high-impact shock loads encountered in severe applications, the D9 dozer offers design improvements that reduce maintenance and repair costs – up to 4 percent.

An integrated AutoLube system, with fewer grease points, limits daily maintenance procedures. Extended filter change intervals, simple component removal, and continuous fluid level monitoring also aid in lowering operating costs.

A new ground-level service center provides convenient access to the engine shutdown switch, access/egress lighting and optional powered ladder operation. With standard rearview mirrors, D9 affords the operator clear lines of sight to front and rear working areas. The optional four-camera system offers a 360-degree view around the machine and ripper, to further enhance operating safety. Adding bottom guard retention pins and eliminating lift cylinder grease points also bolster safety.


Caterpillar, (888) 614-4328, cat.com

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