Caterpillar preview new D10 dozer
New Cat dozer said to offer more productivity with reduced fuel consumption and less maintenance
CAT D10-series dozers have a well-earned reputation for delivering the right balance of power, comfort, durability and versatility, and the new Cat D10 dozer looks set to continue this tradition.
Designed to do more with less, improvements to the drivetrain, hydraulic system, and cooling system reduce fuel consumption by up to 4% whilst increasing productivity by up to 3%. Moreover, greater component durability, service improvements, and technology integration deliver a reduction in overall owning costs.
The dozer’s optimized drivetrain features an updated Cat C27 engine paired with a new stator clutch torque divider. Extended oil changes and integrated fuel lines increase the time between service intervals and enhance the reliability of the engine.
Different after-treatment solutions are available to meet the needs of the global market, including configurations to meet US EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V regulations as well as emissions equivalent to US EPA Tier 2.
Boosting productivity in downhill dozing applications, the new D10 comes as standard with high-horsepower reverse, which offers up to 20% more power in reverse gears. Load-sensing hydraulics provide oil flow only on command, reducing parasitic draw to increase available power to the ground. Paired with a single-plane cooling system, these improvements increase operating efficiency by up to 6%.
Boasting an updated electronic architecture, the new D10 features a new operator cabin, equipped with proven technologies. Operator efficiency and comfort are improved by a new 254mm (10in) touchscreen display that offers intuitive machine operation, along with upgraded seat offerings, and improved visibility.
Future-ready, the electronic infrastructure provides seamless integration of proven Cat technologies such as MineStar Command for dozing, which removes the operator from the cab through line-of-site or non-line-of-site remote control. Technology updates to optional automated features such as AutoCarry and AutoRip also help improve efficiency and ease of use, by reducing operator fatigue, increasing productivity, and minimizing machine wear by limiting track slippage.
New to the D10, Remote Flash conveniently ensures the machine operates with the most current version of on-board software, so that the dozer consistently delivers high performance, maximum efficiency, and minimum downtime. The service enables remote updates to the software at a time convenient to the work operation, without interrupting the production cycle or reducing service time on the machine.
With its modular design and elevated sprocket drive, the D10 series is renowned for industry-leading serviceability and low maintenance costs. Further reducing downtime, the new D10 design features extended oil change intervals thanks to a larger engine oil sump, whilst the new, easy-access radiator door and single-plane cooling system reduce overall heat load and promote easier cleaning.
Multiple visibility offerings provide customers with different solutions to achieve their desired line-of-site to the front, rear, and around the dozer. Further enhancing operating visibility, an optional four-camera system delivers a 360° view and includes a ripper camera. Enhancements to the powered access ladder with lockout protection improve operator safety when entering and exiting the cab.
The new Cat D10 dozer is scheduled to be available in mid-2022.