Cat D6 Dozer

D6 Dozer

Overview

The Cat® D6 dozer helps you move material at a lower cost with a fully automatic transmission, outstanding fuel efficiency and reduced service/maintenance costs. The broadest range of technology features in the industry work together seamlessly to help you make the most of your equipment investment. The D6 is legendary versatility you have come to trust, with added performance and efficiency to help you take your business to the next level.

EFFICIENCY AND PRODUCTIVITY
  • Up to 20% better fuel efficiency¹.
  • Use up to 13% less fuel².
  • Fully automatic 4-speed transmission continuously adjusts for maximum efficiency and power to the ground without added operator input.
  • Full auto shift up and down entire working range to maximize fuel efficiency.
MOVE MORE WITH LESS FUEL
  • Move up to 20% more material per gallon/liter of fuel used.
  • Move up to 5% more material per hour.
  • Fully redesigned with updated configurations so you can build just the right machine the work you do.
  • Purpose-built VPAT tractor features a new frame and optimized balance for grading - no need for rear attachment.
UNPRECEDENTED TECHNOLOGY CHOICES
  • Cat Grade with Slope Assist™ automatically maintains operator’s pre-established blade position without a GPS signal – no additional hardware or software needed.
  • Factory integrated Cat Grade with 3D uses GPS to control the blade so you can get to design plan faster.
  • Cat Grade with 3D has no masts: small antennas are integrated into the cab roof and GPS receivers are mounted inside the cab for better protection.
BOOST OPERATOR EFFICIENCY
  • New assist features work behind the scenes to help make machine operation easier.
  • Make the most of every pass with Blade Load Monitor to help you optimize blade capacity.*
  • Stable Blade works seamlessly with operator inputs to help produce a smoother surface.
  • Traction Control automatically reduces track slip to save you time, fuel and track wear.*
DESIGNED FOR OPERATORS
  • Completely redesigned cab for a whole new standard in visibility, comfort, productivity.
  • New 10-inch touchscreen display with easy-to-use operator interface.
  • Grade Control display and main display positions can be swapped.
  • Application Profile saves preferred machine settings.
LOWER MAINTENANCE COSTS
  • Up to 9% lower maintenance cost – designed specifically to save you money with updated components, longer service intervals, fewer scheduled maintenance tasks.
  • Grouped service points and modular components with easy access to save you routine maintenance time.
  • Fewer filters and service points save you time and money on routine maintenance
LONG TERM VALUE AND DURABILITY
  • Cat C9.3B engine eliminates Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system for greater reliability; simplified with a single engine Electronic Control Module (ECM) and improved engine air filter.
  • Redesigned fuel system provides greater reliability and more accurate fuel delivery.
  • Heavy Duty Extended Life undercarriage – HDXL with DuraLink™ – features Positive Pin Retention pins and link improvements for up to 20 percent more seal life in high impact conditions.
BUILT-IN SAFETY FEATURES
  • Approximately 15% more glass area and Integrated ROPS offers added visibility.
  • Standard integrated High Definition (HD) rear view camera in the primary display.
  • Hood design and alignment of the exhaust and precleaner provide a better view to the front of the tractor.
  • Bluetooth microphone gives you hands-free access to your mobile phone.
WASTE HANDLING PERFORMANCE
  • Improved sealing throughout the machine helps keep dust and debris out.
  • Waste cab has impact-resistant polycarbonate doors, eliminating the need for door screens.
  • Specialized guarding and seals throughout the machine help protect major components from impact and airborne debris.
EFFICIENCY AND PRODUCTIVITY
  • Up to 20% better fuel efficiency¹.
  • Use up to 13% less fuel².
  • Fully automatic 4-speed transmission continuously adjusts for maximum efficiency and power to the ground without added operator input.
  • Full auto shift up and down entire working range to maximize fuel efficiency.
  • Lower greenhouse gas emissions – up to 13% less CO2.

    ¹Material moved per gallon/liter of fuel
    ² Gallons/liters per hour
MOVE MORE WITH LESS FUEL
  • Move up to 20% more material per gallon/liter of fuel used.
  • Move up to 5% more material per hour.
  • Fully redesigned with updated configurations so you can build just the right machine the work you do.
  • Purpose-built VPAT tractor features a new frame and optimized balance for grading - no need for rear attachment.
  • New LGP VPAT design, with 36-inch (915 mm) centered shoes, offers 35 kPa (5 psi)ground pressure.
  • Wider blade on the LGP VPAT for Powerful Efficiency high-speed grading.
  • Class-leading VPAT range of motion for improved performance, especially when trenching or backfilling.
  • VPAT blade remains level when angled for smoother grade.
  • More robust push arm dozer for heavy applications with larger SU blade capacity.
  • Optional Performance Cutting Edges (SU blades) increase blade payload by up to 35% compared to standard cutting edges.
  • New 10-roller undercarriage option designed for smoother grades at higher speeds, even in difficult surfaces like sand and gravel.
UNPRECEDENTED TECHNOLOGY CHOICES
  • Cat Grade with Slope Assist™ automatically maintains operator’s pre-established blade position without a GPS signal – no additional hardware or software needed.
  • Factory integrated Cat Grade with 3D uses GPS to control the blade so you can get to design plan faster.
  • Cat Grade with 3D has no masts: small antennas are integrated into the cab roof and GPS receivers are mounted inside the cab for better protection.
  • Grade operator interface is intuitive and easier to use: 10-inch (254 mm) touchscreen, Android OS platform, operates like a smart phone.
  • Slope Indicate shows machine cross-slope and fore/aft orientation right on the main display to help operators with slope work.
  • Attachment Ready Option (ARO) comes from the factory with key sensors and wiring installed so you can easily upgrade to fully integrated grade control or blade mounted system.
  • All Cat Grade systems are compatible with radios and base stations from Trimble, Topcon, and Leica.
  • Already invested in a grade infrastructure? You can install grade systems from Trimble, Topcon, and Leica onto the machine.
  • Premium cab package includes remote control ready wiring, allowing for dealer installation of a plug-and-play roof-mounted remote control unit.
  • Cat Command for Dozing* provides a remote control solution for enhanced safety and greater productivity and is offered as Command Console for line-of-sight (LOS) remote control, or with a Command Station for non-line-of-sight (NLOS) remote control.
* Please consult your Cat dealer for availability.
BOOST OPERATOR EFFICIENCY
  • New assist features work behind the scenes to help make machine operation easier.
  • Make the most of every pass with Blade Load Monitor to help you optimize blade capacity.*
  • Stable Blade works seamlessly with operator inputs to help produce a smoother surface.
  • Traction Control automatically reduces track slip to save you time, fuel and track wear.*
  • AutoCarry automates blade lift to help you maintain consistent blade load and help reduce track slip.*
*Feature not operational indoors or in areas where GPS signal is not available.
DESIGNED FOR OPERATORS
  • Completely redesigned cab for a whole new standard in visibility, comfort, productivity.
  • New 10-inch touchscreen display with easy-to-use operator interface.
  • Grade Control display and main display positions can be swapped.
  • Application Profile saves preferred machine settings.
  • Distributed cab heating/cooling circulates air more effectively around the operator and helps reduce window fogging/frosting.
  • Viscous cab mounts reduce vibration for greater operator comfort.
  • Wider air suspension seat has multiple adjustments for personalized comfort.
  • Entire armrest adjusts forward and backward independent of the seat.
  • Detented thumbwheel on the steering control allows easy speed setting changes
  • More storage spaces throughout the cab.
LOWER MAINTENANCE COSTS
  • Up to 9% lower maintenance cost – designed specifically to save you money with updated components, longer service intervals, fewer scheduled maintenance tasks.
  • Grouped service points and modular components with easy access to save you routine maintenance time.
  • Fewer filters and service points save you time and money on routine maintenance
  • Cab air filter replacement extended to 500 hours.
  • Standard reversing fan extends the time between core clean-outs.
  • 30-minute cab removal, if needed.
  • Modular, self-contained HVAC unit is easier to service.
LONG TERM VALUE AND DURABILITY
  • Cat C9.3B engine eliminates Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system for greater reliability; simplified with a single engine Electronic Control Module (ECM) and improved engine air filter.
  • Redesigned fuel system provides greater reliability and more accurate fuel delivery.
  • Heavy Duty Extended Life undercarriage – HDXL with DuraLink™ – features Positive Pin Retention pins and link improvements for up to 20 percent more seal life in high impact conditions.
  • New Cat Abrasion undercarriage is your lowest cost-per-hour solution for high abrasion and low impact jobsites. The new design offers double the seal life and eliminates bushing turns, reducing your costs up to 50 percent per hour compared to traditional undercarriage. Reduces link scalloping for smoother operation.
  • Common structures for Heavy Duty and Cat Abrasion undercarriage enable changes from one to the other.
  • Purpose-built Waste and Forestry arrangements.
BUILT-IN SAFETY FEATURES
  • Approximately 15% more glass area and Integrated ROPS offers added visibility.
  • Standard integrated High Definition (HD) rear view camera in the primary display.
  • Hood design and alignment of the exhaust and precleaner provide a better view to the front of the tractor.
  • Bluetooth microphone gives you hands-free access to your mobile phone.
  • Standard ladder at the back of the machine for convenient access for fuel fill, window cleaning and maintenance.
  • Ground-level access to optional fast fuel fill.
  • Grab rail on both sides of cab roof and tie offs provide added safety.
  • Improved cab filtration for cleaner operator environment.
  • Optional integrated LED warning lights.
WASTE HANDLING PERFORMANCE
  • Improved sealing throughout the machine helps keep dust and debris out.
  • Waste cab has impact-resistant polycarbonate doors, eliminating the need for door screens.
  • Specialized guarding and seals throughout the machine help protect major components from impact and airborne debris.
  • Multi-layer final drive guards, including a labyrinth-style guard with 90-degree turns, help keep dirt and debris away from the Duo-Cone™ seal to protect final drive oil.
  • Pivot shaft seal guards help prevent debris from entering and damaging seals.
  • Striker bars help prevent debris from damaging the machine.
  • Tilt cylinder with rotating bushing type design help wrapping materials to roll off hoses.
  • Heavy duty hinged radiator guard protects radiator and fan from penetration by material coming straight in or from under the blade.
  • Cooling system designed for high debris environments, with automatic reversing fan and swing-out cleanout access.
  • Hinged heavy duty belly guard for easy cleaning and to keep debris out.
  • Lights mounted up and away from main debris area for protection, while still giving you plenty of light on the work area. An optional 12-light LED package provides 360-degree coverage.
  • Powered precleaner is integrated and increases the cab filter change interval to 1,000 hours.
  • Landfill blades and center-hole track shoes help you optimize your waste handler for the job.
  • Laminated thermal shields and insulated Clean Emissions Module.

D6 VPAT

Blade Capacity
5.4yd³
Blade
VPAT
Width of Standard Shoe
24in
Ground Pressure
7.1psi
Operating Weight
49108lb

D6 LGP (36-in) Push Arm

Blade Capacity
5yd³
Blade
Straight
Width of Standard Shoe
36in
Ground Pressure
5.2psi
Operating Weight
52715lb

D6 LGP (30-in) Push Arm

Blade Capacity
7.6yd³
Blade
Semi-Universal (SU)
Width of Standard Shoe
30in
Ground Pressure
6.5psi
Operating Weight
50420lb

D6 Push Arm

Blade Capacity
7.5yd³
Blade
Semi-Universal (SU)
Width of Standard Shoe
24in
Ground Pressure
7.9psi
Operating Weight
48788lb

Air Conditioning System

Air Conditioning
The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.36 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.946 metric tonnes.

Service Refill Capacities

DEF Tank
7.4gal (US)
Fuel Tank
90gal (US)

Engine

Note (4)
Basic machine specs provided below. For complete specifications and dimensions by configuration, blade and track shoe offerings and more, please visit the product download section to view the full D6/D6 XE Technical Specifications.
Note (3)
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) used in Cat Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems must meet the requirements outlined in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 22241.
Note (2)
All non-road Tier 4 Interim and Final, Stage IIIB, IV and V and Korea Tier 4 Final diesel engines are required to use only ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuels containing 15 ppm (mg/kg) sulfur or less. Biodiesel blends up to B20 (20% blend by volume) are
Note (1)
Rated horsepower at 2,200 rpm. Net power advertised is the power available at the engine flywheel when the engine is equipped with a fan, air cleaner, clean emissions module and alternator. Net power is tested per ISO 9249:2007 and SAE J1349:2011.
Build Number
20B
Net Power - Rated - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
219mhp
Net Power - Rated - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
215HP
Emissions
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, Korea Tier 4 Final
Power - Net
215HP
Engine Model
Cat C9.3B

Transmission

Power Train
Fully Automatic 4-Speed Powershift

Dimensions – LGP VPAT (30-in)

Operating Weight
50733lb

D6 LGP (30-in) VPAT

Operating Weight
50733lb
Ground Pressure
5.9psi
Width of Standard Shoe
30in
Blade
VPAT
Blade Capacity
5.9yd³

D6 LGP (36-in) VPAT

Operating Weight
51912lb
Ground Pressure
5psi
Width of Standard Shoe
36in
Blade
VPAT
Blade Capacity
6.5yd³

Weights

Operating Weight
50733lb

Standard/Optional Features

Standard Equipment:

  • Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Power Train
    • Fully-automatic 4-speed transmission
    • Cat C9.3B diesel engine
    • Double reduction planetary final drives
    • Hydraulic reversing fan
  • Operator Environment
    • Fully redesigned cab, sound suppressed, with Integrated Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS)
    • Full-color 10-inch (254 mm) liquid crystal touch screen display
    • Integrated rearview camera
    • Adjustable operator controls/armrests
    • Cab mounted modular Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning (HVAC) system
    • Added storage areas
    • Electrohydraulic implement and steering controls
    • Cloth seat
    • Lights - 6 LED
  • Cat Technology
    • Slope Indicate
    • Product Link, Cellular
    • Remote Control Ready
    • Remote Flash/Remote Troubleshoot
    • Operator ID
    • Machine Security - Passcode
    • Compatibility with radios and base stations from Trimble, Topcon, and Leica
    • Capability to install 3D grade systems from Trimble, Topcon, and Leica
  • Undercarriage
    • Redesigned track roller frame
  • Service And Maintenance
    • Rear access ladder
    • Shovel holder
    • Ground level service center
    • 30-minute cab removal
    • Fire extinguisher mounting provision
    • Ecology drains
    • Underhood work light
  • Hydraulics
    • Independent steering and implement pumps
    • Load sensing hydraulics
  • Attachments
    • Ripper-ready rear hydraulics

Optional Equipment:

  • Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Operator Environment
    • Deluxe leather heated/ventilated seat
    • Powered precleaner
    • Premium lights - 12 LED
    • Integrated warning lights
    • Communication radio ready
  • Cat Technology
    • ARO with Assist: includes Slope Assist, Traction Control, Stable Blade, Blade Load Monitor, AutoCarry, Third Party Grade Control Ready
    • Cat Grade with 3D: includes full-color 10-inch (254 mm) touchscreen grade display
    • Product Link Dual Cellular/Satellite
    • Grade Connectivity
    • Machine Security - Bluetooth
    • Cat Command for Dozing
  • Blades
    • Semi-Universal
    • Variable Pitch Angle Tilt (VPAT)
    • Straight blade
    • Angle blade
    • Foldable VPAT - under 3 m (9.9 ft) transport width (Not available in all regions)
    • Waste/Landfill
    • Performance Cutting Edges (SU blades)
  • Undercarriage
    • Heavy Duty (HDXL with DuraLink) or Cat Abrasion
    • 10-Roller Fine Grading undercarriage
    • Moderate Service or Extreme Service track shoes
  • Service And Maintenance
    • Fast fuel fill
    • Refilling fuel pump (EU only)
    • High speed oil change
    • Rear implement work light
  • Attachments
    • High lift ripper with straight or curved shanks
    • Winch
    • Counterweights
    • Ripper and winch-ready rear hydraulics
    • Side and/or rear screens
    • Sweeps
    • Drawbar
    • Forestry and Waste Special Arrangements

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