The D6 and D6 XE are designed for better, faster grading with a redesigned wider VPAT blade, improved balance, a range of grade technology features, and a new optional finish grading undercarriage.
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The D6 and D6 XE are designed for better, faster grading with a redesigned wider VPAT blade, improved balance, a range of grade technology features, and a new optional finish grading undercarriage.

Photo courtesy of Caterpillar

The all-new Cat D6 dozer is available with a choice of electric drive or fully automatic power train.

The D6 XE is the world’s first high drive electric drive dozer, offering up to 35% better fuel efficiency and increased agility compared to the previous 3-speed model D6T. Constant power to the ground, continuous push, and greater maneuverability mean faster cycle times, making electric drive a top choice to achieve high levels of productivity and fuel efficiency. Customers can expect to see payback of the added investment over a D6 in less than two years, according to Cat.

The D6 is powered by a 4-speed fully automatic transmission that provides increased productivity and up to 20% better fuel efficiency versus its 3-speed predecessor. The fully automatic D6 reduces momentary hesitation when the traditional machine shifts, so more momentum and drawbar power are maintained through the entire push. The auto shift to works up and down the entire working range, so power to the ground and fuel consumption are optimized for a greater percentage of the time. An added gear between first and second ensures more seamless shifting.

Both power trains offer ease of operation. The operator sets the ground speed and the dozer continuously optimizes for maximum power and efficiency based on load. With electric drive, there are no gears to shift. The fully automatic 4-speed power train optimizes the transmission without the operator having to worry about shifting.

The dozer offers 215 hp and an operating weight range of 47,949 to 53,126 lbs.