Technology Package Upgrades for Caterpillar Medium Dozers

SOURCE: Caterpillar | February 18, 2024

Caterpillar have announced two technology package upgrades for their 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 Cat D4, D5, D6, D6 XE, and D7 models, starting in early 2024.

D-ready option provides more flexibility for customers upgrading to Cat Grade with 3D on D4, D5, and D6 dozer models.

Now standard, Cat Assist with ARO will ensure that every new Cat dozer, from the D4 to the D7, comes equipped with the suite of Assist features that can be easily upgraded to Cat Grade 3D. These features include:

  • Stable Blade – makes finish dozing easier
  • Traction Control – reduces track slip to minimize wear
  • Auto Carry – maximizes blade loads
  • Blade Load Monitor – operator coaching for productivity
  • Slope Assist – holds blade angles with no GPS
  • Steer Assist – automatically keeps dozing straight
  • ARO – sensors (IMUs) on machine for GPS capability.

Cat Grade with 3D uses a GPS signal to automatically adjust blade lift and tilt movements, so operators can achieve design faster, save time, and reduce 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 10in (25.4mm) 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 the Cat dealer.

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