Cat® large dozers became the industry leader by being innovative — and today’s Cat dozers have taken innovation to a new level. Advanced technologies are completely integrated into the product line, creating smart machines and more informed operators to maximize the productivity of your operation.
Products like Autocarry™, Cat Grade Control 3D, Automatic Ripper Control and Automated Blade Assist increase accuracy and drive efficiency.
The Autocarry feature provides automatic blade control during the carry segment, reducing operator fatigue and helping to keep slip at the optimum level for best performance. The feature is ideal for applications with carry distance over 30.5 meters (100 feet) and performs best when used with Automated Blade Assist.
Cat Grade Control 3D uses dual ROPS-mounted GNSS antennas and in-cylinder position sensors to provide precise positioning of the cutting edge, eliminating the need for masts and cables on the blade. The system also reduces the need for grade staking and grade checking; as a result, fewer people are required on the job site, which lowers personnel costs and enhances safety.
Automatic Ripper Control monitors the dozer speed with the ROPS-mounted GNSS to automatically adjust engine speed and ripper depth to minimize track slip. This feature reduces operator fatigue and decreases wear and tear on the machine.
Dual Tilt Automated Blade Assist (ABA) reduces operator workload by automating the movement of the blade to several key preset pitch positions. The positions of each segment — load, carry and spread — can be set through the Information Display or the push button key pad.
Cat dozers come out of the factory ready to integrate Cat MineStar™ technology offerings, which take accuracy, efficiency and safety even further.
With onboard guidance tools and real-time feedback, MineStar Terrain for grading gives operators the information to maximize machine efficiency by monitoring ore bodies, bench heights, cycle times and volume of material cut and filled. Inputs from the office tell operators where to dig or cut, how much material to move, when they’ve moved enough and even if they’ve moved too much.
Terrain’s Automatic Blade Control feature provides full automatics, full blade load and overcut protection integrated into the machine control system on D10T2 and D11T dozers. These tools reduce fatigue and help new or average operators perform like pros — speeding up the work, decreasing fuel burn, reducing damage to infrastructure and minimizing overcut, overfill and rehandling. Also, with less need for surveyors on the ground, you can improve safety and assign workers to other revenue-generating tasks.
MineStar Command for dozing offers multiple levels of remote control and even semi-autonomous operation, helping increase operator safety and comfort as well as the productivity of your dozer fleet. Whether you choose the over-the-shoulder remote control console or the remote operator station, your operators can have full control of the dozer without being exposed to dust, noise, vibration or other hazards. With semi-autonomous dozing, a single operator can manage up to four machines from a remote location — boosting productivity and safety.
When it comes to integrating our innovative technology offerings, we do more than sell you a single product or service. Together with our dealers, we help you define your challenges and identify areas where technology can deliver a solution. We examine how technology products interact, exploring the benefits of combining a number of different products to meet a particular challenge. Then we customize our offerings to provide a technology solution that’s right for you.