-  Photo: Caterpillar

Photo: Caterpillar

The Cat D7 dozer offers high drive undercarriage design and increased performance. A fully automatic 4-speed transmission offers optimal fuel and dozing efficiency, plus ease of operation. At 265 hp and an operating weight of 65,644 lbs., the new D7 dozer replaces the D7E.

The D7 moves up to 8% more material per hour than the D7E, with about 6% more weight and 12% more horsepower. Blade capacity is increased by 10%, and the elevated sprocket undercarriage delivers better ride and balance, as well as increased penetration force.

Like the D6 and D8T, the new D7 is driven by a fully automatic 4-speed transmission. The smooth-shifting transmission continuously adjusts for maximum efficiency and power to the ground without added operator input.

The completely redesigned cab, common with the D5 and D6/D6 XE, raises the standard in comfort and productivity. Operators will find more space, multiple seat and control adjustments for optimal comfort, and an easy-to-use 10-inch touchscreen operator interface. A standard high definition rearview camera shows prominently in the main display.