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Cat adds tech to medium dozers

By Adam Freill   

Construction Equipment Equipment Technology

(Photo courtesy of Caterpillar)

Caterpillar recently announced a pair of technology package upgrades for its medium dozer line. Formerly ARO with Assist, the Cat Assist with ARO (attachment ready option) suite of features will be included as a standard feature on the company’s D4, D5, D6, D6 XE and D7 models. Additionally, a new Cat Grade with 3D Ready option aims to provides more flexibility for customers upgrading to Cat Grade with 3D on D4, D5 and D6 dozer models.

Cat Assist with ARO ensures that every new Cat D4 to D7 dozer comes equipped with the suite of Assist features that can be easily upgraded to Cat Grade 3D. These features include Stable Blade, Traction Control, Auto Carry, Blade Load Monitor, Slope Assist, Steer Assist, and ARO.

Cat Grade with 3D uses a GPS signal to automatically adjust blade lift and tilt movements, which the manufacturer says allows operators to get to the design faster, saving time while reducing the cost of rework, labour and materials.

The new Cat Grade with 3D Ready option consists of all the hardware required for the 3D system and comes installed and tested from the factory. The option includes onboard sensors, GNSS antennas and receivers, and a 10-inch (25.4-mm) touchscreen display. This allows the 3D Ready hardware to be quickly updated to a complete Grade with 3D system with the purchase of necessary licenses through a Cat dealer.




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