Cat lowers cost to own, operate with new D9 dozer
By On-Site StaffEquipment
The new Cat D9 Dozer, the replacement for the D9T, brings customers proven longevity with lower overall operating costs.
The manufacturer says the latest dozer lowers overall costs per unit of material moved by up to three per cent, delivering such savings as five per cent lower fuel consumption and four per cent lower maintenance and repair costs.
Among other new features, Cat has redesigned the cab for advanced ergonomics. It includes a cloth air-suspension seat, touchscreen displays and new electronic architecture. The dozer’s suspended undercarriage also reduces shock load transfer by as much as 50 per cent for a smoother and more comfortable ride.
Capable of being outfitted with a wide range of blades and attachments, the D9 can take on dozing, site maintenance, fleet support and ripping tasks across heavy construction, aggregates, landfill, bulk materials handling and forestry applications.