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Caterpillar launch new high-drive D7 dozer

Cat D7 dozer

New machine said to deliver more performance and unmatched productivity-boosting technology

CATERPILLAR have introduced the new Cat D7 dozer, which is said to move up to 8% more material per hour than the D7E model it replaces. Weighing 29,776kg and offering 197kW of power (265hp), the machine features a high-drive undercarriage for improved ride and balance, as well as increased penetration force, whilst blade capacity has been increased by 10%.

Like the D6 and D8T, the new D7 is driven by a fully automatic, smooth-shifting four-speed transmission which continuously adjusts for maximum efficiency and power to the ground without additional operator input.

The completely redesigned cab, common with the D5 and D6/D6 XE, raises the standard in comfort and productivity. Operators will find more space, multiple seat and control adjustments for optimal comfort and, an easy-to-use 254mm (10in) touchscreen operator interface. A standard high-definition rear-view camera shows prominently in the main display.

The D7 comes with a variety of easy-to-use technology offerings to help customers get the most from the equipment. Slope Indicate is standard with the premium display package, showing machine main fall and cross-slope for easy reference.

ARO with Assist is a grade-ready option bundled with basic blade control and a new set of assist features that work in the background to help operators get more done in less time. Customers can also add factory-integrated Cat Grade with 3D.

The D7 is also remote-control ready from the factory. Internal components are integrated into machine systems and an external connector allows dealer installation of a plug-and-play roof-mounted remote-control unit.

Cat Command for Dozing, which is available in some areas, provides a remote control-solution for enhanced safety and greater productivity and is offered as a Command Console for line-of-sight (LOS) remote control, or with a Command Station for LOS and non-line-of-sight (NLOS) remote control.

The D7 is available in standard or low ground pressure (LGP) configurations, with a variety of blade and track shoe choices to optimize the machine for its intended application.

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