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C835884

The durable construction of the D6K is well suited for tough working conditions. The operator station is designed to keep the operator comfortable and productive all shift long.



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  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Standard & Optional Equipment
  • Differential Steering

    Maintain power to both tracks while turning.

    Tiller Bar Control System

    A comfortable tiller bar provides precise steering, direction and transmission control, featuring:

    • Easy touch shifting
    • Tight turning radius and counter-rotation capability
    • Smooth direction changes

    Power Turn with Differential Steering

    With differential steering, large blade loads can be smoothly maneuvered while turning. The operator maintains precise control on slopes, around buildings, bridge abutments, trees or other obstacles.

    • Differential steering turns the machine by speeding up one track and slowing the other while maintaining full power to both.
    • Steering modulation is finely tuned for precise control.
    • Regardless of ground conditions, steering is consistent because power is maintained to both tracks during operation.

    Engine

    Emission reduction technology.

    Cat® C6.6 Engine with ACERT™ Technology

    The Cat® C6.6 is a 6.6 liters (403 in3) displacement, six cylinder, inline configured engine equipped with a Caterpillar Common Rail fuel System. It uses ACERT Technology, a series of Caterpillar engineered innovations that provide advanced electronic control, precision fuel delivery and refined air management, resulting in outstanding performance and lower emissions. It meets the U.S. EPA Tier 3, European Union Stage IIIA and Japan MOC Step 3 emissions standards.

    Electric Fuel Priming Pump

    The electric fuel priming pump provides quick, effortless fuel priming.

    Torque Rise

    The direct injection electronic fuel system provides a controlled fuel delivery increase as the engine lugs back from rated speed. This results in increased horsepower below rated power. A combination of increased torque rise and maximum horsepower improves response, provides greater drawbar pull and faster dozing cycles.

    Drive Train

    Durable, reliable components deliver smooth, responsive power.

    Multi Velocity Program (MVP)

    Caterpillar’s Multi Velocity Program (MVP) allows operators to choose from five different speed ranges in both forward and reverse, increasing machine productivity, decreasing fuel consumption and significantly reducing operating costs.

    Auto-Shift/Auto-Kickdown

    Auto-shift allows the operator to select a forward and reverse speed combination for easy, efficient directional changes. The operator can select a combination of any forward and reverse speeds or use one of three factory settings. The factory auto-shift settings include: 1.5 forward/2.5 reverse, 2.5 forward/2.5 reverse, and 2.5 forward/1.5 reverse. Auto-kickdown allows the transmission to automatically downshift when significant load increases are detected, ensuring maximum dozing performance.

    Elevated Final Drive

    • Isolates final drives from impact loads for extended power train life.
    • Protects sprocket teeth, bushings and final drives from debris, abrasive materials and moisture.
    • Provides long-lasting final drive performance and durability.

    Operator Station

    Designed for operator comfort, superior control and high productivity.

    Cat Comfort Series Air Suspension Seat

    Cat Comfort Series Air Suspension Seat is fully adjustable for maximum operator comfort, support and reduced operator fatigue.

    Cab

    Designed for quiet, comfortable, productive operation all shift long. Large glass panels provide excellent visibility to the blade, sides and rear of the machine, for safe, effective operation in tight operating areas. Acoustic headliner material, and sound suppression foam panels ensure quiet machine operation, and automatic temperature control provides unmatched operator comfort.

    Instrumentation

    The instrument panel has been redesigned for improved visibility and usability. The easy to read gauges, warning lights and digital display ensure the operator is always aware of vital machine functions.

    Electro-Hydraulic Controls

    New electro-hydraulic controls provide quick steering response, precise blade control, and comfortable, low-effort operation. They offer superior ergonomics and are quieter and cleaner than pilot controls, eliminating hydraulic connections in the cab.

    AccuGrade™ Grade Control Systems

    Grade with increased accuracy.

    AccuGrade Attachment Ready Option

    The AccuGrade Attachment Ready Option (AccuGrade ARO) provides a factory installed on-board platform for an AccuGrade Laser, GPS or Advanced Tracking Sensor (ATS) system. All of the changes required to the electrical system, hydraulic system, blade, and cab are incorporated into the AccuGrade ARO. Mounting brackets on the blade allow easy installation of the masts. Mounting brackets in the cab secure the in-cab display. Plug-in points inside the cab and on the front of the machine make it easy to install electronic components.

    AccuGrade GPS System

    The AccuGrade Global Positioning System (GPS) is the best solution when the construction site involves contours, rather than single or dual slope planes. A GPS system compares the blade position to a three-dimensional computerized job site plan and signals the operator or hydraulic system to raise or lower the blade to achieve the design requirements.

    AccuGrade ATS System

    The AccuGrade ATS system tracks blade positioning and provides three dimensional controlling capability for precise elevation adjustment, improved accuracy and dynamic tracking.

    AccuGrade Laser System

    The laser system is ideal for fine grading sites with flat, single slope or dual slope surfaces such as industrial, commercial and residential building sites.

    AccuGrade Monitor

    The in-cab display with easy-to-read grade indicators and real time operator information provide the operator with all AcuuGrade system information. The display is designed for reliable performance in extreme operating conditions including shock, dust and moisture.

    SystemOne™ Undercarriage

    Lower owning and operating costs.

    SystemOne™ Undercarriage

    Exclusively for Caterpillar machines, the design extends system life and reduces operating costs.

    Undercarriage Arrangements

    XL (Extra Long) arrangement

    • Forward idler position provides more track on the ground and to the front of the tractor. It provides optimal balance, superior traction and blade control for finish grading.
    • Long roller frame provides good flotation in soft underfoot conditions. LGP (Low Ground Pressure) arrangement
    • Specially designed to work in soft and spongy conditions.
    • Wide track shoes, a longer track frame and a wider gauge increase track contact area and reduce ground pressure for excellent flotation.

    Equalizer Bar

    The pinned equalizer bar gives the roller frames the ability to oscillate up or down to better match ground contours while providing maximum traction and operator comfort.

    Blades and Attachments

    Cat Work Tools are built to handle the toughest dozing applications.

    Variable Pitch Power Angle and Tilt Blade (VPAT)

    The VPAT blade gives the operator the ability to hydraulically adjust the blade lift, angle and tilt from the operator’s station.

    • Manually adjustable blade pitch for optimum performance.
    • Top corners of the blade are clipped for better operator viewing area. (XL arrangement only).
    • C-Frame is solidly pinned to the mainframe for good blade control and eliminates blade motion due to track oscillation or side forces.

    Foldable Blade

    Designed to facilitate transportation without removing the blade, the foldable blades reduced overall shipping width of the machine. The blade can be folded by hand by one person without the need for tools, and each foldable blade includes the mounting brackets for AccuGrade masts.

    Drawbar

    The D6N can be equipped with a drawbar for pulling work tools such as disks, compactors, chopper wheels and retrieval of other equipment.

    Multi-Shank Ripper

    The multi-shank parallelogram ripper lets you choose one, two or three shanks depending on job conditions. Curved or straight ripper shanks are available.

    Winch

    Standard and slow-speed winches are available to match the application requirements.

    • Integrated electronic controls for both clutch and brake functions improve winch performance.
    • Clutch engagement and brake release are automatically synchronized for smooth operation.
    • Winch components can be serviced with winch mounted on tractor.
    Check with your Caterpillar Dealer for details.

    Forestry Sweeps

    In forestry and land clearing applications where limbs and debris can damage a machine, optional sweeps are available for the D6N. Sweeps help to shield critical components on the tractor such as hydraulic lines, exhaust stacks, cab windows and lights from damage.

    Value Packages

    Get more for less.

    Ripper Ready Package

    Includes factory-installed hydraulics, wiring and ripper controls in a customized ripper control console.

    Winch Ready Package

    Includes factory-installed wiring and winch controls in a customized winch control console.

    Heavy Duty Guard Package

    Includes heavy duty guards for both the fuel tank and the crankcase, and a heavy duty hinged, louvered radiator grill with latch.

    Cold Weather Package

    Includes a coolant heater and high-capacity (1400 CCA) heavy-duty batteries for improved cold start capability.

    Maintenance Package

    Includes fast fuel and high speed oil change capability.

    Semi-Universal Blade Package (Cab)

    Built for tough applications where penetration and blade side loading are important. The design of the SU blade makes it excellent for aggressive dirt penetration and loading materials. The blade wings are designed for superior load retention.

    Contact custom products for waste handling, forestry and other specific application requirements.

    Serviceability

    Simplified service and maintenance requirements.

    Easy Access

    Hinged engine doors provide easy access to secondary fuel filters, oil filters, engine oil filler tube, engine air filter, and the A/C compressor. Service doors provide easy access to the battery disconnect switch, hydraulic taps, transmission oil tank filler cap, windshield washer tank and batteries, emergency shut off switch, electronic control module, and the hydraulic case drain filter. Grouped pressure taps allow for quick testing and troubleshooting of the hydraulic system.

    Product Link

    Product Link automatically reports machine information such as location, machine hours, service meter hours, machine condition and security alarms. All this allows for much better fleet management and maintenance.

    Machine Security System (MSS)

    An optional Machine Security System (MSS) utilizes a programmable key that deters theft, vandalism and unauthorized usage.

    Support

    Support you can count on.

    Your Cat dealer is ready to assist you with your purchase decision and everything after.

    • Machine comparisons with estimates of total owning and operating costs including component life, preventative maintenance and production capability.
    • Machine financing options.
    • Machine repair and replacement options.

    Operator Station

    The operator station is ergonomically designed to provide excellent visibility and superior comfort for maximum productivity throughout the day.

    Speed and Direction Control

    The operator controls the speed of the machine and the direction of travel with a single joystick control located on the left console. This joystick includes a thumb wheel for precise speed control, as well as a convenient button to store and recall operator-defined, independent operating speeds for forward and reverse.

    Work Tool Controls

    The D6K can be equipped with either a ripper or a winch. For maximum flexibility, the D6K can be configured for ripper control, winch control, or a selectable ripper or winch control.

    Operator Station

    The operator station features an ergonomic layout emphasizing simplicity, ease of use and comfort. Standard air conditioning, generous leg room and superior visibility allow the operator to focus on the job. With more glass area, the operator station provides a clear view to the blade and the surrounding work site.

    Air suspended seat

    The Caterpillar C500 Comfort air suspended seat is available in cloth or vinyl and is fully adjustable, for maximum operator comfort. A standard lumbar adjustment provides excellent lower back support. For comfortable operation in cold weather, a heated cloth seat is available.

    Seat-mounted controls

    For optimum comfort and precise control, the D6K features ergonomically designed seat-mounted controls. Seat-mounted controls isolate vibrations from the operator, and provide independent seat and controls adjustment. Individual wrist pads and armrests can be adjusted independently for optimum comfort.

    Electro-hydraulic controls

    New electro-hydraulic controls provide quick steering response, precise blade control, and comfortable, low-effort operation.

    Messenger

    Messenger is an electronic monitoring system with real-time, visual feedback on engine and machine operating conditions. It provides information on machine performance, fuel consumption, diagnostics, and allows the operator to set some parameters, such as implement and steering modulation.

    Bulldozer Control

    The blade is controlled with an ergonomically designed joystick located to the right of the operator. This joystick includes a thumb wheel that controls blade angle. AccuGrade buttons are conveniently located on the joystick for quick, efficient actuation. For non-AccuGrade equipped machines, a blade shake button provides aggressive blade movement for effective removal of sticky material.

    Brake and Decel pedal

    The D6K features a single, combined hystat brake and decel pedal. Two braking configurations are available through this pedal:

    • Transmission braking only: As the pedal is pressed, the machine will slow by braking the transmission; no engine decel will occur.
    • Transmission braking and engine decel: As the pedal is pressed, the machine will slow by simultaneously braking the transmission and reducing the engine speed.
    When the pedal is depressed beyond the detent, the service brakes will be applied.

    Instrument Cluster

    The compact instrument cluster (shown with optional AccuGrade GPS display) keeps the operator aware of all vital machine functions. The advanced monitoring system tracks machine operating conditions and informs the operator of impending problems. The monitoring system includes:

    • Alert indicators: action lamp (3 warning categories), electrical system
    • Indicators: parking brake, engine oil pressure, engine air filter, hydraulic oil filter, electrical preheat, operator presence, blade float, machine security system, fuel system service, implement lockout
    • Gauges: hydraulic oil temperature, engine coolant temperature, fuel level
    • Digital display: service hours, selected forward and reverse speeds

    Other cab features

    For optimum operator comfort, the D6K operator station includes the following amenities:

    • Foot rests for slope work
    • Air filter
    • Two 12-volt power points
    • Storage compartment
    • Cup holder
    • Dome light
    • Rearview mirror
    • Coat hook
    • Radio ready factory installed components
    • Rear attachment mirror

    Engine

    The new Caterpillar® C6.6 Diesel Engine with ACERT™ Technology meets worldwide emissions requirements for EPA Tier 3, EU Stage IIIA and Japan Moc Step 3 engine exhaust emission regulations, while providing excellent performance.

    Turbocharged and Aftercooled

    A well-matched turbocharger and air-to-air aftercooler results in higher power while keeping rpm steady and exhaust temperatures low.

    Cooling System

    The cooling system is a single coolant unit including hydraulic oil cooler, radiator, ATAAC and fan installation. Aluminum cores and hydraulically driven demand fan provide optimum cooling and fuel efficiency.

    Electric Fuel Priming Pump

    A standard electric fuel priming pump is located in the primary fuel filter base above the combined water separator / primary fuel filter. A switch enables to easily prime the fuel system after a fuel filter service.

    Torque Rise

    The direct injection electronic fuel system provides a controlled fuel delivery increase as the engine lugs back from rated speed. This results in increased horsepower below rated power. A combination of increased torque rise and maximum horsepower improves response, provides greater drawbar pull and faster dozing cycles.

    Air Management

    The C6.6 uses a turbocharger fitted with a smart waste gate to give precise control of the boost pressure. Over the entire engine operating ranges the result is improved: Throttle response, Lower fuel Consumption and optimized engine performance. A new cross-flow design in the cylinder head facilitates air movement, while tighter tolerances between the piston and cylinder liner are reducing blow by gases.

    Cat® C6.6 Engine with ACERT™ Technology

    The Cat® C6.6 is a 6.6 liters (403 in3) displacement, six cylinder, inline configured engine equipped with a Caterpillar Common Rail fuel System. It uses ACERT Technology, a series of Caterpillar engineered innovations that provide advanced electronic control, precision fuel delivery and refined air management, resulting in outstanding performance and lower emissions. The Cat C6.6 with ACERT Technology meets the U.S. EPA Tier 3, European Union Stage IIIA and Japan MOC Step 3 emissions standards.

    Design

    The C6.6 features a compact design with heavy-duty engine features for outstanding durability, reliability and performance. The C6.6 incorporates a new cross flow cylinder head design, a 4 valve head and an ADEM A4 electronic controller.

    Electronic Controls

    The C6.6 engines use advanced electronic controllers, which have a proven track record for performance and reliability. ADEM A4 Electronic Control Module (ECM) receives data from engine-mounted sensors and adjusts critical parameters to maintain optimum performance. These adjustments also optimize fuel economy and emissions compliance. Electronics also make engines easier to troubleshoot and repair.

    Fuel Delivery

    Fuel is introduced in the combustion chamber in a number of precisely controlled microbursts. Injecting fuel in this way allows for precise shaping of the combustion process. The ADEM™ A4 module directs the injectors to deliver precise quantities of fuel at exactly the right times during combustion for optimum efficiency and performance.

    Drive Train

    The D6K features an electronically controlled hydrostatic drive system with independent power and control of each track for fast acceleration, variable speed control, and on-the-go direction changes.

    Hydrostatic Drive

    The electronically controlled hydrostatic drive system automatically maintains engine speed to match the power requirements of the application for peak performance. The hydrostatic drive train also offers independent power and control of each track, for fast acceleration, infinitely variable speed control and on-the-go, direction changes for each track. The operator can command smooth “power turns” or even counter-rotation of the tracks for precise steering control in tight areas. The Caterpillar hydrostatic drive system manages itself, freeing the operator to concentrate on using the Caterpillar track-type tractor’s superb agility, speed, and maneuverability to do more productive work.

    Infinitely Variable Speed Control

    Hydrostatic drive provides infinite speed selection from 0 to 10 km/h (0 to 6.2 mph) in forward and reverse. This lets the operator select the optimum speed for ground and job conditions. It also eliminates power interruption during shifting.

    Ground Speed Balancing

    Hydrostatic drive provides a completely “step-less” transmission of power and automatically matches travel speed and implement loads for increased efficiency and easier operation.

    High Power Utilization

    The hydrostatic drive system on the D6K is designed to use full available engine power throughout the machine working cycle. If the implement hydraulic system is not in use, this engine power can be delivered to the drive train, providing high drawbar pull and fast travel speeds. If the implement hydraulics are being worked hard, the machine control ECM will automatically slow the tracks as necessary to use the full remaining engine power, without overloading and stalling the engine. As soon as the implement hydraulic load is decreased, the machine control ECM will automatically speed up the tracks until the machine is traveling at the speed the operator has commanded with the Hystat Control (left).

    1. Machine Speed and Direction Control

    Electro-hydraulic, seat-mounted joystick provides simultaneous one-handed steering and transmission control.

    2. Engine

    Caterpillar C6.6 diesel engine with ACERT Technology meets current exhaust emission regulations while providing excellent performance.

    3. Cooling System

    Cooling package features a hydraulically driven fan providing optimum cooling and fuel efficiency.

    4. Hydrostatic Drive System

    Independent, electronically controlled drive circuits provide superior maneuverability and precise, smooth power to each track.

    5. Variable Displacement Drive Pumps and Motors

    Electronically controlled and performance tuned to provide precise speed control and maximum drawbar pull for maximum productivity.

    6. Final Drives

    Large, robust planetary drives for extended service life.

    Unsurpassed Maneuverability

    Power turn and counter-rotation capability improve machine maneuverability and productivity. On the D6K, power turns are accomplished by slowing the speed of one track versus the other, while maintaining power to both tracks. The Cat Hystat power turn feature also enables the D6K to handle large loads around corners or through hard spots encountered when dozing. Power turn capability improves machine mobility in soft underfoot conditions and is very effective for controlling machine operation on side slopes. Counter-rotation also provides easy, quick maneuvering in tight areas or congested job sites.

    Structure

    The frame is engineered to handle the most demanding applications, and is built to last throughout the extended service life of the D6K.

    Main Frame

    The D6K one-piece main frame is designed to absorb high impact shock loads and twisting forces. Robotic welding provides deep penetration and consistency, ensuring high quality, durability and reliability throughout the structure.

    Heavy Duty Components

    Heavy duty radiator grill, bottom guards and fuel tank guard are available, for additional protection in severe applications.

    Track Roller Frame

    Track roller frames feature an engineered box-section design, which provides superior strength and resistance to bending. Equalizer bars are pinned in their center to the machine main frame and at the ends to each track roller frame. This allows the forward ends of the track roller frames to oscillate to keep more track on the ground in uneven underfoot conditions while providing maximum traction and operator comfort.

    AccuGrade® Laser and GPS Machine Control and Guidance Systems

    Advanced Laser and GPS technology improves operator accuracy, increases production and lowers operating costs.

    AccuGrade System for Track-Type Tractors

    Caterpillar is helping customers revolutionize the way they move material with new technology solutions for earthmoving machines — solutions that provide greater accuracy, higher productivity, lower operating costs and more profitability. The AccuGrade System is designed and integrated into the machine and hydraulic systems to create an automated blade control system that allows operators to grade with increased accuracy. The system uses machine-mounted sensors to calculate precise blade slope and elevation information. The integrated electrohydraulic valve control module uses the information received from the sensors to automatically adjust the blade to maintain grade. Automated blade control allows operators to improve efficiency and productivity by achieving grade faster and in fewer passes than ever before, reducing the need for traditional survey stakes or grade checkers.

    AccuGrade Ready Option

    The factory ready option machine makes system installation and setup quick and easy, and optimizes performance and reliability.

    • Hydraulic control systems are integrated into the machine hydraulics for maximum performance and dependability.
    • AccuGrade controls are integrated into the machine controls and levers for reliable operation and precise control.
    • Wiring harnesses and cables are routed during assembly for improved wear protection and better reliability.
    • System is designed to withstand vibration for long life in rugged working environments.
    • Safety interlock feature is built in for added protection during automated operation.

    AccuGrade Laser

    AccuGrade Laser designed for precise grade control using a laser transmitter and receiver. A laser transmitter is set up on the work site and creates a constant grade reference over the work area. A digital laser receiver is mounted on the machine and captures the laser signal as the machine moves across the work site. The system captures information and calculates the blade adjustments necessary to achieve grade. The system makes automatic elevation adjustments typically performed by the operator and provides automatic blade control. The operator simply steers the machine. The system also calculates cut/fill requirements for manual blade control.

    AccuGrade GPS

    AccuGrade GPS computes the positioning information on the machine, compares the position of the blade relative to the design plan and delivers that information to the operator via an in-cab display. Information, such as blade elevation, necessary cut/fill to achieve grade, visual indication of the blade’s position on the design surface and a graphical view of the design plan with machine location. AccuGrade GPS puts all the information the operator needs to complete the job in the cab, resulting in a greater level of control. Vertical and horizontal guidance tools visually guide the operator to the desired grade. Automated features allow the hydraulic system to automatically control blade adjustments to move the blade to grade. The operator simply uses the light bars to guide the machine for consistent, accurate grades and slopes, resulting in higher productivity with less fatigue.

    SystemOne™ Undercarriage

    Exclusively for Caterpillar machines the SystemOne™ Undercarriage is a revolutionary new undercarriage system - from the ground up.

    Complete Guarding

    Caterpillar undercarriages are designed with full length guarding on top of the track roller frame. This prevents abrasive materials from being recirculated in the track.

    Roller Frames

    Roller frames attach to the tractor by a pivot shaft and pinned equalizer bar.

    Oscillating Undercarriage

    The pinned equalizer bar is saddle-mounted beneath the mainframe, allowing the roller frames and track to oscillate. The oscillation provides a steady working platform and smooth ride for the operator.

    Undercarriage Arrangements

    XL (Extra Long) arrangement

    • Forward idler position provides more track on the ground and to the front of the tractor. It provides optimal balance, superior traction and blade control for finish grading.
    • Long roller frame provides good flotation in soft underfoot conditions. LGP (Low Ground Pressure) arrangement
    • Specially designed to work in soft underfoot conditions.
    • Wide track shoes, a longer track frame and a wider gauge increase track contact area and reduce ground pressure for excellent flotation.

    SystemOne™ Undercarriage

    Exclusively for Caterpillar machines the design extends system life and reduces operating costs.

    • Long-life Sprocket. Extended life sprockets will outlast two or more tracks. The rotating bushing technology extends life.
    • Guiding System. The guiding system contacts link rails instead of pin ends and helps keep the track within the roller system. The result is improved track guiding.
    • Rollers. The increased flange diameter on the rollers provide optimum guiding and longer life.
    • Carrier Rollers. Redesigned carrier rollers are factory sealed and serviced as a unit. The larger diameter provides extended wear to better match undercarriage system life.
    • Idlers. The center tread idlers contact only the bushing - not the links - eliminating scalloping and providing more guiding to the link assembly. The idlers last longer because they contact a rotating bushing instead of a link rail.
    • Cartridge Joints. Factory-sealed cartridge joints are laser welded to control end play. They offer improved seal integrity through an innovative new sealing system and do not depend on the link interface to remain sealed. As with all Cat undercarriage products, they are filled with special oils.
    • May be used in any application.
    • The track roller frames are welded and have a box section design, which provides strength and resistance to bending without adding extra weight.
    • The track adjuster and mechanical recoil spring and grease filled adjustment cylinder which allows the idler to move forward and back to maintain proper track tension as it absorbs undercarriage shock.

    Serviceability and Accessibility

    Grouped service points and easy maintenance result in increased machine up-time.

    Easy diagnostics

    The Compact Instrument Cluster allows for quick identification of problems and its cause, utilizing a three level warning system. This monitoring system can easily be upgraded by flashing software.

    Engine compartment

    All the regular engine maintenance is made through a large, hinged door located on the left side of the machine. This compartment gives access to the engine fuel filters and water separator, the engine oil filter, the engine oil dipstick and filler, the electric fuel priming pump, and the engine air pre-cleaner and filters.

    Cooling package

    Cores and fan are accessible from ground level, for easy cleaning and maintenance. Opening the radiator front grid will allow full access to the engine fan. The fan is mounted on a swing-out door that will provide access to the cores. The other side of the cores is accessible through the engine compartment.

    Grouped pressure taps

    Pressure taps allow for quick measure and troubleshooting of the hydraulic system. These pressure taps are all located in the left service access door, and are accessible from ground level.

    Ecology Drains

    Ecology drains provide an environmentally safer method to drain fluids. They are included on the radiator (coolant) and the hydraulic tank, and for the engine oil change.

    Product Link

    The optional Product Link system is a factory installed or easily retrofitted wireless system that simplifies equipment fleet tracking. Using satellite or cellular technology, the system automatically reports key machine parameters such as location, machine hours, active and logged service codes and security alarms. Depending on the Product Link version, it can connect with other on-board systems, issue e-mail or pager alerts and provide fuel consumption data.

    Cat Machine Security System (MSS)

    MSS uses electronically coded keys selected by the customer to limit usage by individuals or time parameters. MSS deters theft, vandalism and unauthorized usage. Each machine system can store up to 255 keys and each key can be used on as many machines as desired. MSS can be controlled by a Personal Data Assistant. Field installation is available.

    Work Tools

    Cat® Work Tools and Ground Engaging Tools (G.E.T.) are designed to provide strength and flexibility to match the machine to the job, maximizing performance.

    C-Frame

    • C-Frame is solidly pinned to the mainframe for good blade control and eliminates blade motion due to track oscillation or side forces.
    • C-Frame to tractor joint is sealed and lubricated with remote lines for extended service life and quiet operation.
    • Large C-Frame tower bearings improve durability.
    • Lubrication points are located at all pin joints to reduce wear.

    Variable Pitch Power Angle and Tilt Blade (VPAT)

    The VPAT blade is specifically designed for finish grading, backfilling ditches, cutting V ditches, windrowing, fill spreading, medium land clearing and heavy dozing. The VPAT blade gives the operator the ability to hydraulically adjust the blade lift, angle and tilt from the operator station.

    Foldable Blade

    In order to comply with transportation regulations, a foldable blade is offered on the XL configuration. Without blade removal, the machine will be within the 2.55 meter (8.5 ft) width requirement.

    Parallelogram Ripper

    The multi-shank parallelogram ripper lets you choose one, two or three shanks depending on job conditions. Curved or straight shanks are available. High strength mainframe allows having stiffer ripper mounting blocks for severe drawbar applications.

    Sweeps and Screens

    Optional sweeps and screens are available. Sweeps help to shield critical components on the tractor such as hydraulic lines, exhaust stacks, cab windows and lights from damage. Screens provide protection to the cab windows. This equipment is recommended for land clearing, forestry or other severe applications.

    VPAT Positions

    For optimum performance, pitch is manually adjustable:

    • 55° - maximum blade loads and best finish grading
    • 57° and 59.5° - good blade loads and general dozing
    • 61° - maximum blade penetration and reduced material retention on blade

    Drawbar

    The D6K is equipped with a drawbar for pulling work tools such as:

    • Disks
    • Compactors
    • Chopper wheels
    • Retrieval of other equipment

    Hydrostatic Winch

    PA50 winch is driven by its own closed-loop hydrostatic system consisting of a variable displacement hydraulic piston pump and motor. This winch offers outstanding control of the load with infinitely variable modulation of speed and pull, and lowers operator effort. Check with your Caterpillar Dealer for details.

    Total Customer Support

    Your Cat Dealer offers a wide range of services that can be set up with a Customer Support Agreement. The dealer can customize a plan for you, from PM service to total machine maintenance, allowing you to optimize your return on investment.

    Selection

    Make detailed comparisons of the machines you are considering before you buy. How long do components last? What is the cost of preventive maintenance? What is the true cost of lost production? Your Cat Dealer can give you answers to these questions.

    Remanufactured Components

    Save money with remanufactured parts. You receive the same warranty and reliability as new products at a cost savings of 40 to 70 percent.

    Service Capability

    Whether in the dealer’s fully equipped shop or in the field, you will get trained service technicians using the latest technology and tools.

    Product Support

    Your Cat Dealer offers a wide range of services that can be set up under a Customer Support Agreement (CSA) when you purchase your equipment. The dealer will help you choose a plan that can cover everything from the machine and attachment selection to replacement. This will help you get the best return on your investment.

    Purchase

    Consider the financing options available as well as day-to-day operating costs. This is also the time to look at dealer services that can be included in the cost of the machine to yield lower equipment owning and operating costs over the long run.

    Operation

    Improving operating techniques can boost your profits. Your Cat Dealer has training videotapes, literature and other ideas to help you increase productivity.

    Replacement

    Repair, rebuild or replace? Your Cat Dealer can help evaluate the cost involved so you can make the right choice.

    Maintenance

    More and more equipment buyers are planning for effective maintenance before buying equipment. Choose from your dealer’s wide range of maintenance services at the time of your purchase. Repair option programs guarantee the cost of repairs up front. Diagnostic programs such as Scheduled Oil Sampling and Technical Analysis help avoid unscheduled repairs.

  • Engine Model Cat® C6.6 ACERT™
    Flywheel Power 125 hp
    Net Power – Caterpillar 125 hp
    Net Power – ISO 9249 125 hp
    Net Power – SAE J1349 123 hp
    Net Power – EU 80/1269 125 hp
    Bore 4.13 in
    Stroke 4.99 in
    Displacement 403 in3
    Operating Weight 28409 lb
    Shipping Weight 27802 lb
    Operating Weight – XL 28409 lb
    Shipping Weight – XL 27802 lb
    Operating Weight – LGP 29690 lb
    Shipping Weight – LGP 29083 lb
    Shoe Type single grouser
    Width of Shoe – XL 22 in
    Width of Shoe – LGP 30 in
    Shoes/Side – XL 40
    Shoes/Side – LGP 40
    Grouser Height 1.9 in
    Track Gauge – XL 70 in
    Track Gauge – LGP 79 in
    Track on Ground – XL 104 in
    Track on Ground – LGP 104 in
    Ground Contact Area – XL 4650 in2
    Ground Contact Area – LGP 6200 in2
    Ground Pressure 6.16 psi
    Ground Pressure – XL 6.16 psi
    Ground Pressure – LGP 4.74 psi
    Track Rollers/Side – XL 7
    Track Rollers/Side – LGP 7
    Fuel Tank 77.9 gal
    Cooling System 6.4 gal
    Engine Crankcase 4.35 gal
    Hydraulic Tank 15.3 gal
    Final Drive (LGP each) 6 gal
    Final Drive (XL each) 4 gal
    Drawbar Height (center of clevis) from ground face of shoes 19 in
    Length of Track on Ground 104.13 in
    Ground Clearance 14.19 in
    Track Gauge 69.68 in
    Width without Blade 91.73 in
    Width with Blade 9.24 ft
    Height 9.7 ft
    Height ROPS/Canopy 9.7 ft
    Overall Length Basic Tractor (with Drawbar) 12.41 ft
    Length with VPAT-blade (straight) 3.92 ft
    Blade Type VPAT
    VPAT-Blade Capacity 3.53 yd3
    VPAT-Blade Width 10095.11 ft
    XL, VPAT – Blade Capacity 3.5 yd3
    XL VPAT – Blade Width 10 ft
    LGP, VPAT – Blade Capacity 3.8 yd3
    LGP VPAT – Blade Width 11 ft
    Winch Model PA50
    Weight* 2000 lb
    Winch and Bracket Length 33.1 in
    Winch Case – Width 35.6 in
    Drum Diameter 8 in
    Drum Width 11 in
    Flange Diameter 18 in
    Weight – With One Shank 1863 lb
    Type Parallelogram
    Number of Pockets 3
    Overall Beam Width 76.8 in
    Beam Cross Section 165x211 mm 6.5x8.3 in.
    Maximum Penetration – XL 14.2 in
    Maximum Penetration – LGP 14.2 in
    Weight – Each Additional Shank 75 lb
  • Standard Equipment

    • ELECTRICAL
      • Horn
      • Backup alarm
      • Converter 12V, 15-amp
      • Diagnostic connector
      • Heavy duty 950 CCA batteries
      • Integrated four front halogen lights, two rear halogen lights
      • Alternator, 24V, 95 Amp, heavy duty brushless
      • 24V Starter
    • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
      • ROPS/FOPS cab with sliding side windows and air conditioning
      • Cat C500 comfort cloth air suspended seat with adjustable armrests
      • 76 mm (3-inch) retractable seat belt
      • Adjustable seat-mounted, electro-hydraulic controls
      • Foot rests
      • Compact Instrument Cluster including:
      • Rotary throttle switch
      • Electronic travel speed limiter
      • Independent forward/reverse speed settings
      • Single pedal combining deceleration and braking functions
      • Messenger: electronic monitoring and display system
      • Rearview mirror
      • Auxiliary mirror for rear attachment
      • 12V Radio Ready
      • Two 12V power ports
      • Coat hook
      • Storage compartment
      • Cup holder
      • Heavy duty rubber floor mat
      • Windshield washers and wipers, front and rear
    • POWER TRAIN
      • Caterpillar C6.6 ACERT diesel engine, turbocharged and aftercooled with Common Rail fuel system
      • Aluminum bar plate cooling system (radiator, power train, aftercooler)
      • Hydraulic demand fan
      • Air cleaner with precleaner, automatic dust ejection and under-hood intake
      • Electric fuel priming pump with integrated fuel/water separator
      • Dual path, electronic control, closed-loop hydrostatic transmission
      • Under-hood muffler
      • Starting aid, ether injection
    • HYDRAULICS
      • Hydraulics, 3 valve
      • Implement load sensing pump
    • UNDERCARRIAGE
      • SystemOne™ Undercarriage
      • Sprocketed center tread idlers
      • Lifetime lubricated track rollers (7) and idlers
      • Carrier rollers
      • Tracks, 40 sections - XL configuration 560 mm (22")/ LGP configuration 760 mm (30")
      • Adjustable idler height position
      • Hydraulic track adjusters
    • OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT
      • C-Frame
      • Fuel tank and guard
      • Hinged crankcase guard
      • Lockable engine enclosures
      • Idler guards
      • Hinged radiator grill and swinging fan
      • Front pull device
      • Rigid drawbar
      • Ecology drains (engine oil, power train and implement oil, and engine coolant)
      • Swing-out radiator fan
      • S•O•SSM ports (engine, power train, hydraulics and engine coolant)
    • ANTIFREEZE
      • Extended life coolant, -37° C (-35° F)

    Optional Equipment

    • POWER TRAIN
      • Oil change, high speed
      • Fan, demand, reversing
    • UNDERCARRIAGE
      • TRACK PAIRS, XL
      • TRACK PAIRS, LGP
    • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
      • Canopy
      • Canopy, heated
      • Cab, polycarbonate windows
      • Seat, vinyl, air suspension
      • Seat, cloth, air suspension, heated
    • HYDRAULICS
      • Hydraulics, winch ready
      • Hydraulics, 4 valve
      • Hydraulic oil, biodegradable
    • GUARDS
      • Guard, fuel tank, heavy duty
      • Guard, fuel tank, heavy duty for winch
      • Grill, radiator, heavy duty
      • Guard, crankcase, heavy duty
      • Guard, track guiding, center
      • Guard, track guiding, long
      • Guard, track guiding, moderate service
      • Guard, lift cylinder
      • Guard, lights, rear
      • Screen, rear, cab
      • Screen, side, cab
      • Screen, rear, canopy
      • Screen, front and sides, canopy
      • Sweeps, cab
      • Sweeps, canopy
    • BLADES
      • VPAT XL blade
      • VPAT LGP blade
      • VPAT XL blade, foldable
    • REAR ATTACHMENTS
      • Winch preparation
      • Ripper, multi-shank
    • REAR ATTACHMENT CONTROL
      • Control, ripper
      • Control, winch
      • Control, ripper and winch
    • MACHINE CONTROL AND GUIDANCE
      • Installation, AccuGrade ready
    • STARTING AIDS
      • Heater, engine, coolant, 120V
      • Heater, engine, coolant, 240V
    • RIPPER ATTACHMENTS
      • Teeth, curved, set of 3
      • Teeth, straight, set of 3
    • OTHER ATTACHMENTS
      • Fuel tank, fast fill
      • Enclosure, sound suppression
      • Machine Security System
      • Caterpillar Product Link
      • Rotating beacon
    • ANTIFREEZE
      • Coolant, ext. life, -50° C (-58° F)
    • FIELD INSTALLED ATTACHMENTS
      • PA50 winch
      • Radio









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