New Cat® D6K: Versatile, Fuel Efficient Dozer now Even More Productive with GRADE Technology Features

For Release in South America: September 2017
Release Number: 482PR17

The new Cat® D6K dozer combines best-in-class fuel efficiency with the power and precision to excel in a wide range of jobs. With this latest update, the versatile bulldozer gains productivity by adding a choice of GRADE technology features to help operators get more quality work done in less time.

A proven Cat C7.1 ACERT™ engine delivers 97 kW of reliable power. Eco Modes optimize engine speed, while maintaining ground speed, saving up to 18 percent fuel in lighter blade load applications like finish grading. To provide versatility for a variety of tasks, the hydrostatic transmission offers superior maneuverability, excellent steering response and the ability to push full blade loads. Optimized undercarriage design provides fast, smooth finish grading capability.

The D6K replaces the current D6K2 following a recent model name simplification plan by Caterpillar.

Cat Connect Technologies

To help get more quality work done in less time, the new D6K offers a range of standard Cat Connect GRADE technology features. Experienced operators can work more productively and less experienced operators can achieve better quality results more quickly. These smart features are simple to use and integrated right into the machine at the factory – no additional external hardware or software is required.

  • Cat GRADE with Slope Assist™ helps operators reach target slope fast by automatically maintaining the dozer blade’s established blade angles. Finish up to 39 percent faster, with up to 68 percent better surface quality and using up to 82 percent less operator effort.*  The system is simple to set up and requires no GPS signal or additional hardware to use.
  • Cat Stable Blade monitors blade movement and automatically adjusts raise and lower, in concert with the operator, to achieve a smoother grade quicker and with less effort.
  • Cat Slope Indicate displays machine cross slope and mainfall (fore/aft orientation) on the primary monitor, helping operators put the machine on a desired slope and maintain that grade throughout each pass.

For more complex design plans, the D6K can be outfitted with optional Cat AccuGrade™. The dealer-installed aftermarket grade-control system provides increased grading versatility and the ability to scale capacity to changing needs. The system provides a choice of lasers for 2D flat-plane and slope work, Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) control for complex 3D cuts and contours, and/or systems using a Universal Total Station (UTS) for fine and finish grading. The AccuGrade Ready Option allows easy installation of Cat AccuGrade 2D and 3D grade-control systems to add versatility and resale value.

Cat Connect LINK technologies offer telematics to wirelessly connect users to their equipment, providing valuable insight into machine or fleet performance. Product Link™ is deeply integrated into machines, providing easy access to timely information, such as machine location, hours, fuel usage, idle time, and event codes. Data is available via the online VisionLink® user interface for assisting in more effectively managing the fleet and reducing operating costs.

Versatile and Productive

The latest D6K offers several features to help match the work and make the operator’s job easier:

  • A specialized Forestry/Agriculture arrangement offers factory installed guarding and other protection features to equip the dozer for work in harsh environments like agriculture, forestry and land clearing.
  •  The new Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) is easy to read and common across a range of Cat dozers. The display supports Slope Assist when ordered, and acts as the optional rear camera screen, so no additional monitor is needed.
  • Optional Automatic Traction Control automatically reduces track slip in poor underfoot conditions, improving productivity and finish surface quality.
  • Standard bi-directional control dial allows preselected forward/reverse speeds for reduced effort and improved efficiency. Save the settings as operator profile for even more convenience.
  • Optional mounting bracket on the back of the machine keeps a shovel handy for quick undercarriage cleanout.

For more information about the new D6K please contact your Cat dealer or visit www.cat.com.

*Slope Assist production study, December 2014

 

D6K
Simple, integrated GRADE technology options, like Cat GRADE with Slope Assist™ help operators of all experience levels work more efficiently.

D6K Product Specifications

   

Engine

Cat C7.1 ACERT

Engine Power ISO 14396

117 kW

Net Power ISO 9249

97 kW

Emissions

Brazil MAR-1, equivalent to

U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA

Operating Weight, XL 

13 500 kg

Operating Weight, LGP

14 350 kg

Blade capacity range (m3)

 3.26 – 3.81 m3

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Simple, integrated GRADE technology options, like Cat GRADE with Slope Assist™ help operators of all experience levels work more efficiently.

 

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The new Cat D6K dozer offers best-in-class fuel efficiency with Eco Modes that help save up to 18 percent fuel in lighter blade load applications.

 

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A specialized Forestry/Agriculture arrangement offers factory installed guarding and other protection features to equip the dozer for work in harsh environments like agriculture, forestry and land clearing.

 

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The D6K is optimized for grading, including an undercarriage design that provides fast, smooth finish grading capability.

 

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The D6K is capable in a wide variety of tasks with a hydrostatic transmission that offers superior maneuverability, excellent steering response and the ability to push full blade loads.

 

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The versatile Cat D6K takes on many tasks on the jobsite.

 

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