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 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 efficiencyÂą.
  • 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 for the work you do.
  • Purpose-built VPAT tractor with optimized balance for grading - no need for rear attachment.
OPERATOR HELPERS
Assist features help make work easier, especially for less experienced operators. Some blade and steering functions are automated so newer operators can work at productivity levels closer to their veteran counterparts. Seasoned operators can enjoy reduced effort and fatigue, along with faster, more accurate results.
  • Cat Grade with Slope Assist™ automatically maintains pre-established blade position without a GNSS/GPS signal – no additional hardware or software needed. For machines with 3D, operators can easily switch back and forth from full 3D automatics to Slope Assist.
TOP GRADES
  • Factory integrated Cat Grade with 3D uses GNSS/GPS to control the blade so you can get to design plan faster.
  • Cat Grade with 3D has no masts – low profile antennas are integrated into the cab roof and GNSS/GPS receivers are mounted inside the cab for better protection.
  • Automatically follow guidance lines from design plans with Steer Assist 3D. Stay on curb lines, centerlines, bottom of slope, etc., without operator effort. Track steering is used under light loads and blade tilt steering may be added under heavy loads.
PROVEN ADVANTAGE
Cat Assist and Grade technologies work in the background to help dozer operators of varied skill levels and are especially beneficial to less experienced operators. To demonstrate just how much these built-in technology features help, Caterpillar put them to the test. Two novice operators and two ex...
DESIGNED FOR OPERATORS
  • Completely redesigned cab for a whole new standard in visibility, comfort, productivity.
  • 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.
REMOTE CONTROL READY
  • Cab is Remote Control Ready from the factory with external connector for dealer installation of the Cat Command system.
  • Cat Command remote control technology provides full dozer maneuverability from a safe distance when working in hazardous environments.
  • Command offers the choice of line-of-sight consoles or long-distance operator stations (non-line-of-sight).
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.
SUSTAINABILITY
  • Optimize machine performance for greatest productivity, while helping improve fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions with a fully automatic 4-speed transmission with lock-up clutch.
  • The Cat® C9.3B engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, and Korea Tier 5 emission standards.
EFFICIENCY AND PRODUCTIVITY
  • Up to 20% better fuel efficiencyÂą.
  • 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.
ÂąMaterial moved per gallon/liter of fuel
² Gallons/liters per hour
Note: All comparisons to 2014-2016 3-speed D6T
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 for the work you do.
  • Purpose-built VPAT tractor with optimized balance for grading - no need for rear attachment.
  • LGP VPAT design, with 36-inch (915 mm) centered shoes, offers 35 kPa (5 psi) ground pressure.
  • Wider blade on the LGP VPAT for 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.
  • Robust push arm dozer for heavy applications with larger SU blade capacity.
  • Optional FirstCut™ cutting edges (SU blades) increase blade payload by up to 35% compared to standard cutting edges.
  • 10-roller undercarriage option designed for smoother grades at higher speeds, even in difficult surfaces like sand and gravel.
Note: All comparisons to 2014-2016 3-speed D6T
OPERATOR HELPERS
Assist features help make work easier, especially for less experienced operators. Some blade and steering functions are automated so newer operators can work at productivity levels closer to their veteran counterparts. Seasoned operators can enjoy reduced effort and fatigue, along with faster, more accurate results.
  • Cat Grade with Slope Assist™ automatically maintains pre-established blade position without a GNSS/GPS signal – no additional hardware or software needed. For machines with 3D, operators can easily switch back and forth from full 3D automatics to Slope Assist.
  • Steer Assist automates track and blade tilt steering. Helps reduce operator fatigue by automatically maintaining straight travel with light loads or heavy loads on flat ground and side slopes. Helps reduce steering inputs up to 75%. No GNSS/GPS required.
  • Stable Blade works seamlessly with operator inputs to help produce a smoother surface when operating manually.
  • Blade Load Monitor gives you real-time feedback on current load versus the optimal blade load based on your ground conditions. Actively monitors machine load and track slip to help you reach optimal pushing capacity.*
  • 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 reduce track slip.*
  • Slope Indicate is included in the main machine display and shows side slope and uphill/downhill grades to help operators with slope work.
  • Attachment Ready Option (ARO) provides wiring and mounting provisions for dealer installation of Grade with 3D, Accugrade, UTS, or other grade control systems.
*Feature not operational indoors or in areas where GPS signal is not available.
TOP GRADES
  • Factory integrated Cat Grade with 3D uses GNSS/GPS to control the blade so you can get to design plan faster.
  • Cat Grade with 3D has no masts – low profile antennas are integrated into the cab roof and GNSS/GPS receivers are mounted inside the cab for better protection.
  • Automatically follow guidance lines from design plans with Steer Assist 3D. Stay on curb lines, centerlines, bottom of slope, etc., without operator effort. Track steering is used under light loads and blade tilt steering may be added under heavy loads.
  • Grade operator interface is intuitive and easier to use: 10-inch (254 mm) touchscreen, Android OS platform, operates like a smart phone.
  • 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.
  • The cab is Third Party Grade Control Ready, equipped with CAN interface, harness pass throughs and mounting features to make it easier to install the grade control system of your choice.
PROVEN ADVANTAGE
Cat Assist and Grade technologies work in the background to help dozer operators of varied skill levels and are especially beneficial to less experienced operators. To demonstrate just how much these built-in technology features help, Caterpillar put them to the test. Two novice operators and two expert operators took on slot dozing, truck dump spreading/grading in sand, and side slope work. Each operator completed three runs of each task – one in manual, one using Assist technology features, and one using Assist plus Cat Grade with 3D. The team measured productivity*, efficiency**, completion time, final surface quality, and operator inputs.
Slot Dozing
• Productivity and Efficiency – Novice operators went from 9% lower productivity and efficiency than the experts in manual to matching the experts when using Assist.
Truck Dump Spreading/Grading in Sand
• Completion Time – Novice operators took 49% more time than the experts in manual and narrowed the gap to 17% using Assist and to 9% by adding Grade.
• Blade Inputs – Novice operator blade inputs were reduced 45% with Assist, and 55% with Assist plus Grade. Expert operator blade inputs were reduced 32% with Assist, and 53% with Assist plus Grade.
• Surface Quality – Novice operator surface quality improved up to 51% using technology while expert operator surface quality improved up to 27% using technology. Novice operators using technology produced similar surface quality to the expert operators in manual.
Side Slope/Steer Assist
• Steering Inputs – Novice and expert operator steering inputs reduced by 75% in forward and by 67% combining forward and reverse.

*Material moved per hour
**Material moved per unit of fuel/Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)
Study conducted by Caterpillar, August 2022


DESIGNED FOR OPERATORS
  • Completely redesigned cab for a whole new standard in visibility, comfort, productivity.
  • 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
  • Ample storage spaces throughout the cab.
REMOTE CONTROL READY
  • Cab is Remote Control Ready from the factory with external connector for dealer installation of the Cat Command system.
  • Cat Command remote control technology provides full dozer maneuverability from a safe distance when working in hazardous environments.
  • Command offers the choice of line-of-sight consoles or long-distance operator stations (non-line-of-sight).
  • Take advantage of the dozer’s Grade and Assist features while out of the cab using the Command Station or Console.*
*Not all technology features are available on the Command Console. Please consult your Cat dealer for feature availability by dozer model.
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.
Note: All comparisons to 2014-2016 3-speed D6T
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.
  • Cat Abrasion™ undercarriage is your lowest cost-per-hour solution for high abrasion and low impact jobsites. The 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.
Note: All comparisons to 2014-216 3-speed D6T
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.
SUSTAINABILITY
  • Optimize machine performance for greatest productivity, while helping improve fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions with a fully automatic 4-speed transmission with lock-up clutch.
  • The Cat® C9.3B engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, and Korea Tier 5 emission standards.
  • Cat diesel engines are required to use ULSD (ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel with 15 ppm of sulfur or less) or ULSD blended with the following lower-carbon intensity fuels up to: 20% biodiesel FAME (fatty acid methyl ester) ** or 100% renewable diesel, HVO (hydrogenated vegetable oil) and GTL (gas-to-liquid) fuels. Refer to guidelines for successful application. Please consult your Cat dealer or “Caterpillar Machine Fluids Recommendations” (SEBU6250) for details.
  • Cat® Grade with Slope Assist™ helps you avoid costly rework and wasteful fuel burn and greenhouse gas emissions by automating your blade position without a GPS signal.
  • Cat® Grade with 3D automates blade movements using a GPS signal helping you follow a grade design, reducing fuel burn and greenhouse gas emissions by improving efficiency and accuracy.
  • AutoCarry™ automates blade lift to reduce track slip for maximum efficiency on each pass to help lower fuel burn and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • VisionLink® displays the CO2 emissions for monitored assets, calculated by fuel type for the Runtime Fuel Burned each day in a selected date range.
  • Remote Flash minimizes downtime and maintenance time while keeping your asset running with maximum efficiency. Alerts for machine updates are sent virtually from your Cat dealer and updates can be deployed without a dealer technician needing to be onsite.
  • Remote Troubleshoot decreases maintenance time and keeps your machine running with maximum efficiency by allowing your Cat dealer to virtually test the machine while working. Once a problem is identified, a technician can fix it the first time, saving time and money.
All comparisons to D6T T4F. Productivity, fuel and CO2 emissions vary by application. CO2 emissions calculations based on a reference work cycle using 2.2 U.S. gallons per hour of #2 U.S. diesel fuel. Applies IPCC2006 methodology using U.S. EPA Emissions Hub emission factors. Includes DEF (diesel exhaust fluid) related CO2. Fuel measurements are at 15°C. Estimated average fuel consumption improvements are based on tests or Product Link™ data where available. Productivity improvements are based on test data.
**Engines with no aftertreatment devices can use higher blends, up to 100% biodiesel.

D6 VPAT

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

D6 LGP (36-in) Push Arm

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

D6 LGP (30-in) Push Arm

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

D6 Push Arm

Blade Capacity
7.5ydÂł
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)
Machine Build Number 20B
Note (3)
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 Technical Specifications document.
Note (2)
Cat diesel engines are required to use ULSD (ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel with 15 ppm of sulfur or less) or ULSD blended with the following lower-carbon intensity fuels up to: 20% biodiesel FAME (fatty acid methyl ester) ** or 100% renewable diesel, HVO (
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. Advertised power is tested per the specified standard in effect a
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 5
Power - Net
215HP
Engine Model
Cat C9.3B
Net Power (Rated) - ISO 9249 (DIN)
219mhp

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
5.9ydÂł

D6 LGP (36-in) VPAT

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

Weights

Operating Weight
50733lb

Sustainability

Recyclability
98%

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
    • Grade Control Ready Cab
    • 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 Package: Includes Attachment Ready Option (ARO), Slope Assist, Steer Assist, Stable Blade, Blade Load Monitor, Traction Control, AutoCarry
    • Grade 3D with Assist Package: Includes full-color 10-inch (254 mm) touchscreen grade display, Steer Assist 3D, Grade receivers and antennas, Grade Software Enabled Attachment (SEA), ARO with Assist package features
    • 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
    • FirstCut 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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