Caterpillar has introduced the updated Cat D10 Dozer for rugged construction and demanding jobsites. The dozer features a stator clutch torque converter and load-sensing hydraulics helping deliver power to the ground.
The new D10 is powered by the Cat C27 engine, which offers aftertreatment solutions to meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V as well as Tier 2 equivalent emissions standards for meeting the needs of the global market. Maximizing material moved per liter of fuel, the C27 switches power settings based on travel direction to deliver power in reverse. The new D10 offers up to a 4% fuel consumption advantage over the D10T2 and up to 10% over the D10T.
The dozer’s new torque converter design with stator clutch automatically frees up the stator when torque multiplication is not required. During high-load and retarding conditions, the stator clutch locks without the need for operator input.
The new cab for the D10 has an integrated electronic platform. The operator’s new multicolor touchscreen display monitors machine performance and allows machine parameters to be tailored to the application.
The D10 leverages a range of onboard technologies. Standard with dual-tilt and Automated Blade Assist (ABA), the machine reduces operator workload by automating blade movement to preset load, carry and spread positions. In addition, the dozer is customizable to site conditions with multiple optional technologies, including:
- AutoCarry, which provides automatic blade control during the carry segment
- Cat Grade Control 3D that positions the blade’s cutting edge for consistent grades
- Automatic Ripper Control to minimize track slip by automatically monitoring and adjusting engine speed and ripper shank depth
Shipped from the factory capable of integrating Cat MineStar technologies, the D10 optimizes grading and offers remote operating capabilities. MineStar Terrain with Automatic Blade Control integrates full automatics, blade load and overcut protection into the control system. It minimizes overcut and overfill.
Optional MineStar Command for dozing features integration with the new D10’s electronic and hydraulic systems to deliver remote operation with reduced delay and supporting response to commands. Requiring no onsite network requirements, the portable and lightweight Command console provides line-of-sight remote control from up to 400 m (1,312 ft.) for operator visibility. For non-line-of-sight operation, the Command station features a seat with controls to flexibly operate individual machines onsite or from miles away.
Durability and Maintenance
Major components for the D10, including the frame and powertrain, are built to be rebuilt using new, remanufactured or used parts and components to deliver second life of like-new performance. Upgrades made throughout the drivetrain help to improve component life. 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% longer life than the heavy-duty undercarriage.
The D10 design offers service and maintenance with features like new replaceable push-arm trunnion bearing inserts. The reengineered engine compartment integrates a single-plane cooling system and improves heat dissipation. Its new radiator door facilitates cleaning. The new oil pan helps extend change intervals by up to an additional 250 hours.
Part of the new standard technology package for the D10, Remote Flash and Troubleshoot capabilities support servicing. 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, so the D10 operates with the most current software.