Caterpillar has revamped its iconic D10 dozer and says that this new design is up to six percent more efficient than the D10T2. Here are 9 highlights of this earthmoving beast:
- The D10's Cat C27 engine maximizes the material moved per litre of fuel. This engine switches power settings based on travel direction to offer up to 20 percent more power in reverse, reducing cycle times.
- A new torque converter design with stator clutch frees up the stator when torque multiplication is not required – improving drivetrain efficiency. During high-load and retarding conditions, the stator clutch locks without the operator's input.
- The D10 cab offers a quiet work environment with minimized vibration and features a new touchscreen display.
- Dual-tilt and automated blade assist (ABA) are standard technologies that automate blade movement to preset load, carry, and spread positions.
- Optional technologies include: AutoCarry, Cat Grade Control 3D, and automatic ripper control.
- The D10 can be operated remotely when outfitted with Cat MineStar technology including MineStar Terrain and MineStar Command.
- Major components including the powertrain and frame are designed for rebuild using new, remanufactured, or used parts and components; the optional Heavy-Duty Extended Life (HDXL) with DuraLink Undercarriage reduces scallop wear, features an 8,000-hour bushing seal life and delivers 20 to 40 percent longer life than the heavy-duty undercarriage.
- Cat re-engineered the engine compartment to integrate a single-plane cooling system that is up to 30 percent more resistant to plugging and improves heat dissipation.
- Standard servicing technology includes Remote Flash and Troubleshoot. Remote Troubleshoot allows the dealer to remotely run dozer diagnostic testing while the machine is in operation. Remote Flash allows the dealer to send software updates to the machine.