Goodfellow Bros. receives world’s first electric drive dozer manufactured by Caterpillar
Goodfellow Bros. has received of one of three commemorative Cat D6 XE Dozers - a special edition high-drive electric drive dozer built specifically to celebrate Caterpillar's production of 175,000 medium high-drive dozers.
Caterpillar selected Goodfellow Bros. as a recipient of the all-new dozer because of its long-standing relationship with the company.
"The strong partnership between Caterpillar, Hawthorne Cat and Goodfellow Bros. provided us a unique opportunity to celebrate significant and special milestones," said Patrick Kearns, North America Industry Region Manager for Caterpillar.
Continuing the medium dozer line's history of innovation, the Cat D6 XE is the world's first electric drive dozer offering elevated sprocket design for increased agility and 35 percent better fuel efficiency, compared to the previous 3-speed model D6T.
With no gears to shift, the electric drive provides maximum torque at all speeds and constant power to the ground allowing it to move up to 10 percent more material per hour. In addition to increased performance, the electric drive also offers durability and simplified diagnostics, helping reduce service and maintenance costs. The unique dark gray and black paint scheme was only one of two manufactured worldwide in this colour.
Additionally, the dozer features special fender decals and a custom, decorative blade to celebrate the company's 2021 centennial. Goodfellow Bros. plans to feature the new commemorative dozer throughout its anniversary celebration in 2021.
"For nearly one hundred years, Goodfellow Bros. has been on the forefront of adopting innovative technologies to improve operations and make jobs safer and more efficient," said Chad Goodfellow, CEO of Goodfellow Bros. "The addition of the Cat D6 XE to our fleet is a great example of our commitment to innovation and partnerships that make our industry better."