PEORIA, IL - Caterpillar introduces its new D6T, D7E, and D8T track-type tractor models. All three models feature Cat engine and aftertreatment solutions in order to meet US EPA Tier 4 emissions standards. The D6T and D7E use the Cat C9.3 ACERT engine and the D8T uses the Cat C15 ACERT engine, having net horsepower ratings of 205, 235 and 310 respectively. These engines utilize the building blocks of ACERT Technology, including the Cat NOx Reduction System and Cat Clean Emissions Module (CEM), to meet Tier 4 Interim emissions standards.
Caterpillar said all three new tractor models are Grade Control Ready, with integrated harnesses incorporated into the machine during assembly. This allows for dealer installation of an AccuGrade machine control and guidance system when the machine is purchased or later as business requirements change. Ground level service centers provide access to battery disconnect and engine shutdown switches as well as optional lighting switches without having to set foot on the machine. New lighting packages, steps, and grab bars are designed to provide easier machine access/egress.
These models feature new, easier to clean cab interiors and streamlined dash displays and instrumentation that are designed to enhance operator efficiency and provide more commonality across the tractor lineup.
All three models also offer Cat Product Link, which allows remote monitoring of equipment to improve overall fleet-management effectiveness. Product Link is integrated into machine systems. Events and diagnostic codes, as well as hours, fuel, idle time, and other detailed information are transmitted to a secure Web-based application called VisionLink. VisionLink includes tools to convey information to users and dealers, including mapping, working and idle time, fuel level, and more.