The latest Cat D8T dozer is designed to move more material in less time, at a lower cost per ton, for a faster return on equipment investment. The bulldozer features an all-new fully automatic transmission, delivering up to 18 percent more productivity without consuming more fuel, as well as unprecedented ease of operation. Added blade capacity, increased power and steering performance, and a full range of technology options help customers realize more productivity and a faster payback.
Much of the productivity gain comes from a new Caterpillar-designed, fully-automatic four-speed transmission. The powertrain continuously optimizes the dozer for maximum power and greatest efficiency based on the load. There is no need to upshift/downshift, so operators of varying experience levels can get the most from the dozer without having to manage gear shifts. The added gear and seamless lock-up clutch engagement ensure smooth shifting.
The Semi-Universal (SU) blade capacity was increased by 19 percent. At 13.4 cubic yards, the largest SU blade in the size class finishes jobs in fewer passes. Optional patented Performance Cutting Edges increase blade payload by up to 25 percent versus standard cutting edges, especially in hard/frozen ground or heavily compacted materials.
Powered by a Cat C15 ACERT engine, the new D8T offers class-leading 354 net horsepower. Drawbar power is increased by up to 13 percent. Best-in-class steering performance under load comes from the combination of a 10-percent increase in steering torque, fully automatic transmission and differential steering.
Caterpillar offers a choice of Cat Connect GRADE technologies help get work done more efficiently and more accurately. Technologies range from simple grade indicators to full factory-integrated GPS, all supported by Caterpillar and Cat dealers.
Cat Slope Indicate is standard, showing the machine cross-slope and fore/aft orientation on the primary monitor for quick and easy reference.
Cat GRADE with Slope Assist, an option on Single Tilt D8Ts, provides basic blade positioning assistance without the need for added hardware or a GPS signal.
Cat GRADE with 3D is an optional factory-integrated grade-control system that provides three-dimensional guidance both for production dozing and fine grading. The system features roof-mounted antennas to eliminate blade masts and cables.
Factory Attachment Ready Option (ARO) provides optimal mounting locations, brackets, and hardware, and simplifies installation of an aftermarket grade control system.
AutoCarry automates blade lift to maintain desired blade load, improve load consistency, and reduce track slip. It works seamlessly with GRADE with 3D.
Cat LINK telematics technology – Product Link and VisionLink – helps take the complexity out of managing job sites by gathering data generated by equipment, materials and people, and serving it up in customizable formats.
Like all Cat dozers, the D8T is designed for easy routine maintenance with features like grouped service points and a ground level service center. New cartridge fuel filters, longer engine oil service interval and standard programmable automatic reversing fan help save maintenance time.
The D8T is available in Standard and Low Ground Pressure (LGP) configurations, as well as purpose-built Waste and Stockpile arrangements. A variety of blades and track shoe types/widths enable each machine to be optimized for performance in specific applications.
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