Built on a legacy of longevity and proven reliability in the field, the new Cat D9 is said by the U.S. off-highway machine manufacturing giant to lower overall costs per unit of material moved by up to 3%. Efficiencies gained through a new torque converter with stator clutch are claimed to reduce fuel consumption by as much as 5%. The new dozer is also said to reduce maintenance and repair costs by as much as 4%.
The new Cat dozer features the proven Cat C18 engine, which has a range of exhaust after-treatment solutions available, including configurations to meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/E.U. Stage V regulations and configurations equivalent to U.S. EPA Tier 2 and Tier 3.
The D9 also features 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.
The versatile D9 can be equipped with any of a wide range of blades and attachments, enabling it to work efficiently in a variety of applications, including production dozing, site maintenance, fleet support and ripping. Companies engaged in quarry and aggregates, heavy construction, landfill, bulk materials handling, and forestry applications are said to have found the D9 dozer an indispensable tool for delivering the lowest owning and operating costs while maintaining high productivity.