The Cat D5 dozer comes with a fully automatic transmission that delivers 170 hp. - Photo courtesy of Caterpillar

The Cat D5 dozer comes with a fully automatic transmission that delivers 170 hp.

Photo courtesy of Caterpillar

The new Cat D5 dozer elevates the performance of the predecessor D6N with more weight and horsepower, improved steering capability, and various technology offerings to help operators get more work done in less time. It comes with a fully automatic transmission that provides seamless acceleration and delivers 170 hp and an operating weight range of 37,875 to 42,263 lbs.

The update from D6N to D5 is part of an effort to make all Cat dozer model names simpler. Over the next couple of years, the Cat dozer range will be renamed from smallest to largest — D1 to D11 — with one model per size class and no more letter modifiers like “N,” “K,” “T.”

A fully automatic 3-speed transmission with lock-up clutch offers faster cycle times, as well as optimal power and fuel efficiency.

The completely redesigned cab features more space, multiple seat and control adjustments, and a new 10-in touchscreen operator interface. A standard high definition rearview camera shows prominently in the main display. Overall visibility is enhanced with about 15% more cab glass area, plus a steeper hood angle that provides 30% better forward visibility to the blade and work site.

The dozer features an updated, factory-integrated Cat GRADE with 3D.

The D5 is available in standard or low ground pressure (LGP) configurations, with either a push arm or variable power Angle tilt (VPAT) blade. A folding VPAT blade is available to help meet regional transport width requirements. Waste, forestry/land clearing, and fire dozer configurations offer specialized factory-installed guarding and other features.