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The durable construction of the D6K is well suited for tough working conditions. The operator station is designed to keep the operator comfortable and productive all shift long.


Engine Model Cat® C6.6 ACERT™ Cat® C6.6 ACERT™ Less
Flywheel Power 125.0 hp 93.0 kW Less
Net Power - Caterpillar 125.0 hp 93.0 kW Less
Net Power - ISO 9249 125.0 hp 93.0 kW Less
Net Power - SAE J1349 123.0 hp 92.0 kW Less
Net Power - EU 80/1269 125.0 hp 93.0 kW Less
Bore 4.13 in 105.0 mm Less
Stroke 4.99 in 127.0 mm Less
Displacement 403.0 in3 6.6 L Less

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank 77.9 gal 295.0 L Less
Cooling System 6.4 gal 24.4 L Less
Engine Crankcase 4.35 gal 16.5 L Less
Hydraulic Tank 15.3 gal 58.0 L Less
Final Drive (LGP each) 6.0 gal 23.0 L Less
Final Drive (XL each) 4.0 gal 15.0 L Less


Operating Weight 28409.0 lb 12886.0 kg Less
Shipping Weight 27802.0 lb 12611.0 kg Less
Operating Weight - XL 28409.0 lb 12886.0 kg Less
Shipping Weight - XL 27802.0 lb 12611.0 kg Less
Operating Weight - LGP 29690.0 lb 13467.0 kg Less
Shipping Weight - LGP 29083.0 lb 13192.0 kg Less


Drawbar Height (center of clevis) from ground face of shoes 19.0 in 483.0 mm Less
Length of Track on Ground 104.13 in 2645.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance 14.19 in 360.4 mm Less
Track Gauge 69.68 in 1770.0 mm Less
Width without Blade 91.73 in 2330.0 mm Less
Width with Blade 9.24 ft 2817.0 mm Less
Height 9.7 ft 2958.0 mm Less
Height ROPS/Canopy 9.7 ft 2958.0 mm Less
Overall Length Basic Tractor (with Drawbar) 12.41 ft 3784.0 mm Less
Length with VPAT-blade (straight) 3.92 ft 1196.0 mm Less


Shoe Type single grouser single grouser Less
Width of Shoe - XL 22.0 in 560.0 mm Less
Width of Shoe - LGP 30.0 in 760.0 mm Less
Shoes/Side - XL 40 40 Less
Shoes/Side - LGP 40 40 Less
Grouser Height 1.9 in 48.0 mm Less
Track Gauge - XL 70.0 in 1770.0 mm Less
Track Gauge - LGP 79.0 in 2000.0 mm Less
Track on Ground - XL 104.0 in 2645.0 mm Less
Track on Ground - LGP 104.0 in 2645.0 mm Less
Ground Contact Area - XL 4650.0 in2 3.0 m2 Less
Ground Contact Area - LGP 6200.0 in2 4.0 m2 Less
Ground Pressure 6.16 psi 42.5 kPa Less
Ground Pressure - XL 6.16 psi 42.5 kg/cm2 Less
Ground Pressure - LGP 4.74 psi 32.7 kPa Less
Track Rollers/Side - XL 7 7 Less
Track Rollers/Side - LGP 7 7 Less


Blade Type VPAT VPAT Less
VPAT-Blade Capacity 3.53 yd3 2.7 m3 Less
VPAT-Blade Width 10095.11 ft 3077.0 m Less
XL, VPAT - Blade Capacity 3.5 yd3 2.7 m3 Less
XL VPAT - Blade Width 10.0 ft 3077.0 mm Less
LGP, VPAT - Blade Capacity 3.8 yd3 2.9 m3 Less
LGP VPAT - Blade Width 11.0 ft 3360.0 mm Less


Weight - With One Shank 1863.0 lb 845.0 kg Less
Type Parallelogram Parallelogram Less
Number of Pockets 3 3 Less
Overall Beam Width 76.8 in 1951.0 mm Less
Beam Cross Section 165x211 mm 6.5x8.3 in. 165x211 mm 6.5x8.3 in. Less
Maximum Penetration - XL 14.2 in 360.0 mm Less
Maximum Penetration - LGP 14.2 in 360.0 mm Less
Weight - Each Additional Shank 75.0 lb 34.0 kg Less


Winch Model PA50 PA50 Less
Weight* 2000.0 lb 907.0 kg Less
Winch and Bracket Length 33.1 in 842.0 mm Less
Winch Case - Width 35.6 in 905.0 mm Less
Drum Diameter 8.0 in 203.0 mm Less
Drum Width 11.0 in 274.0 mm Less
Flange Diameter 18.0 in 457.0 mm Less


The new Caterpillar® C6.6 Diesel Engine with ACERT™ Technology meets worldwide emissions requirements for EPA Tier 3, EU Stage IIIA and Japan Moc Step 3 engine exhaust emission regulations, while providing excellent performance.

Drive Train

The D6K features an electronically controlled hydrostatic drive system with independent power and control of each track for fast acceleration, variable speed control, and on-the-go direction changes.


The frame is engineered to handle the most demanding applications, and is built to last throughout the extended service life of the D6K.

Operator Station

The operator station is ergonomically designed to provide excellent visibility and superior comfort for maximum productivity throughout the day.

SystemOne™ Undercarriage

Exclusively for Caterpillar machines the SystemOne™ Undercarriage is a revolutionary new undercarriage system - from the ground up.

AccuGrade® Laser and GPS Machine Control and Guidance Systems

Advanced Laser and GPS technology improves operator accuracy, increases production and lowers operating costs.

Serviceability and Accessibility

Grouped service points and easy maintenance result in increased machine up-time.

Work Tools

Cat® Work Tools and Ground Engaging Tools (G.E.T.) are designed to provide strength and flexibility to match the machine to the job, maximizing performance.

Total Customer Support

Your Cat Dealer offers a wide range of services that can be set up with a Customer Support Agreement. The dealer can customize a plan for you, from PM service to total machine maintenance, allowing you to optimize your return on investment.

D6K Standard Equipment

  • Horn
  • Backup alarm
  • Converter 12V, 15-amp
  • Diagnostic connector
  • Heavy duty 950 CCA batteries
  • Integrated four front halogen lights, two rear halogen lights
  • Alternator, 24V, 95 Amp, heavy duty brushless
  • 24V Starter

  • ROPS/FOPS cab with sliding side windows and air conditioning
  • Cat C500 comfort cloth air suspended seat with adjustable armrests
  • 76 mm (3-inch) retractable seat belt
  • Adjustable seat-mounted, electro-hydraulic controls
  • Foot rests
  • Compact Instrument Cluster including:
  • Rotary throttle switch
  • Electronic travel speed limiter
  • Independent forward/reverse speed settings
  • Single pedal combining deceleration and braking functions
  • Messenger: electronic monitoring and display system
  • Rearview mirror
  • Auxiliary mirror for rear attachment
  • 12V Radio Ready
  • Two 12V power ports
  • Coat hook
  • Storage compartment
  • Cup holder
  • Heavy duty rubber floor mat
  • Windshield washers and wipers, front and rear

  • Caterpillar C6.6 ACERT diesel engine, turbocharged and aftercooled with Common Rail fuel system
  • Aluminum bar plate cooling system (radiator, power train, aftercooler)
  • Hydraulic demand fan
  • Air cleaner with precleaner, automatic dust ejection and under-hood intake
  • Electric fuel priming pump with integrated fuel/water separator
  • Dual path, electronic control, closed-loop hydrostatic transmission
  • Under-hood muffler
  • Starting aid, ether injection

  • Hydraulics, 3 valve
  • Implement load sensing pump

  • SystemOne™ Undercarriage
  • Sprocketed center tread idlers
  • Lifetime lubricated track rollers (7) and idlers
  • Carrier rollers
  • Tracks, 40 sections - XL configuration 560 mm (22")/ LGP configuration 760 mm (30")
  • Adjustable idler height position
  • Hydraulic track adjusters

  • C-Frame
  • Fuel tank and guard
  • Hinged crankcase guard
  • Lockable engine enclosures
  • Idler guards
  • Hinged radiator grill and swinging fan
  • Front pull device
  • Rigid drawbar
  • Ecology drains (engine oil, power train and implement oil, and engine coolant)
  • Swing-out radiator fan
  • S•O•SSM ports (engine, power train, hydraulics and engine coolant)

  • Extended life coolant, -37° C (-35° F)

D6K Optional Equipment

  • Oil change, high speed
  • Fan, demand, reversing


  • Canopy
  • Canopy, heated
  • Cab, polycarbonate windows
  • Seat, vinyl, air suspension
  • Seat, cloth, air suspension, heated

  • Hydraulics, winch ready
  • Hydraulics, 4 valve
  • Hydraulic oil, biodegradable

  • Guard, fuel tank, heavy duty
  • Guard, fuel tank, heavy duty for winch
  • Grill, radiator, heavy duty
  • Guard, crankcase, heavy duty
  • Guard, track guiding, center
  • Guard, track guiding, long
  • Guard, track guiding, moderate service
  • Guard, lift cylinder
  • Guard, lights, rear
  • Screen, rear, cab
  • Screen, side, cab
  • Screen, rear, canopy
  • Screen, front and sides, canopy
  • Sweeps, cab
  • Sweeps, canopy

  • VPAT XL blade
  • VPAT LGP blade
  • VPAT XL blade, foldable

  • Winch preparation
  • Ripper, multi-shank

  • Control, ripper
  • Control, winch
  • Control, ripper and winch

  • Installation, AccuGrade ready

  • Heater, engine, coolant, 120V
  • Heater, engine, coolant, 240V

  • Teeth, curved, set of 3
  • Teeth, straight, set of 3

  • Fuel tank, fast fill
  • Enclosure, sound suppression
  • Machine Security System
  • Caterpillar Product Link
  • Rotating beacon

  • Coolant, ext. life, -50° C (-58° F)

  • PA50 winch
  • Radio

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