Cat launches new D5 dozer

Caterpillar has launched its new D5 dozer, replacing the previous D6N model. The vehicle is now available in South Korea, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, having already been rolled out in North America in October. The new D5 is designed for superior performance and the broadest choice of technology features, with power for dozing and finesse for grading. It offers net power of 127kW and has an operating weight range of 17,180 to 19,170kg. Cat says the update from D6N to D5 is part of an effort t
Loading, Hauling & Excavation / December 4, 2019
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The new Cat D5 dozer (pictured) replaces the D6N model

395 Caterpillar has launched its new D5 dozer, replacing the previous D6N model.

The vehicle is now available in South Korea, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, having already been rolled out in North America in October.

The new D5 is designed for superior performance and the broadest choice of technology features, with power for dozing and finesse for grading. It offers net power of 127kW and has an operating weight range of 17,180 to 19,170kg.

Cat says the update from D6N to D5 is part of an effort to make all its dozer model names simpler. Over the next couple of years, the Cat dozer range will be renamed from smallest to largest – D1 to D11 – with one model per size class and no more letter modifiers like “N,” “K,” “T.”

The D5 has more weight and horsepower than its D6N predecessor, improved steering capability and a range of technology offerings designed to help operators increase their productivity.

It features a fully automatic 3-speed transmission with lock-up clutch to offer faster cycle times, as well as optimal power and fuel efficiency. Cat says the automatic transmission, steering improvements and enhanced power train controls offer improved steering performance and control.  

The redesigned cab raises provides more space, multiple seat and control adjustments for optimal comfort and a new, easy-to-use 254-mm (10-in) touchscreen operator interface. A standard High Definition rearview camera shows prominently in the main display. Overall visibility is enhanced with about 15% more cab glass area, plus a steeper hood angle that provides 30% better forward visibility to the blade and work site.

Technology offerings on the D5 are led by updated, factory integrated Cat GRADE with 3D. Advanced Inertial Measuring Units (IMU) are designed to provide greater speed and accuracy without position sensing cylinders. Smaller antennas are integrated into the cab roof for greater protection and GPS receivers are mounted inside so they can be secured by locking the cab doors.

A more intuitive GRADE operator interface works like a smart phone, making it easy for operators to pick up quickly. Android OS platform allows installation of custom apps for more versatility. AutoCarry is included with GRADE with 3D to automate blade lift to maintain desired blade load, improving load consistency and reducing track slip.

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