Caterpillar lowers costs with D11 dozer

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Caterpillar has released a new Cat D11 dozer that features its latest load-sensing hydraulics and high-horsepower reverse.

Combined with the latest technologies, the updated features allow the dozer to move material at lower costs.

The new D11, engineered to be rebuilt multiple times, has a redesigned main frame that delivers lower total cost of ownership over the life of the machine.

According to Caterpillar, the load-sensing hydraulics and drive train components deliver up to 8 per cent fuel efficiency gains.

The variable hydraulic pumps adjust output to meet demand, which saves energy, reduces heat generation and extends component life.

When combined with the high-horsepower reverse function, the machine deliver 4 to 8 per cent greater productivity while burning less fuel.

The redesigned structure and components increase reliability and durability for higher utilisation, according to Caterpillar.

Available with a choice of emissions solutions to meet regional requirements, the Cat C32 engine delivers power ratings of 634kW forward and 712kW reverse for increased performance.

The machine’s 30 per cent larger engine oil sump capacity extends preventive maintenance intervals to 500 hours in challenging environments for more uptime.

Its ground-level electrical center provides convenient access to the lockout control, engine shutdown switch, and switches for access ladder raise/lower and remote-control mode options.

Caterpillar offers a range of standard and optional technologies for the new Cat D11 dozer, including Standard Automated Blade Assist, which makes use of preset blade pitch position to increase efficiency while reducing operator workload.

The D11’s fuel efficiency and productivity are optimised through Enhanced Auto Shift, which automatically selects the optimal gear and engine speed based on powertrain load and desired ground speed.