Heavy dozer redesigned for better operability

BETTER PERFORMANCE The improvements to the Cat D10 increase the material it can move per litre of fuel consumed

IMPROVED CAB The D10s new cab lowers noise, vibration, stress and fatigue imposed on the operator and also integrates an electronic platform designed to increase productivity

30th June 2023


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Manufacturer of earthmoving and mining equipment Caterpillar (Cat) has redesigned its D10 large dozer to burn less fuel, be more productive and help users improve uptime.

Featuring a stator clutch torque converter and load-sensing hydraulics, the new design is up to 6% more efficient than the previous generation Cat D10T2.

The new D10’s combination of improved technology, longer component life, extended oil changes and increased serviceability reduces maintenance and repair costs up to 8%, Cat claims.

The new D10 is powered by Cat’s C27 engine, offering after treatment solutions to meet the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Tier 4, and European Union’s Stage 5 standards, as well as Tier 2-equivalent emissions standards for meeting the needs of the global market.

The improvements to the Cat D10 increase the material it can move per litre of fuel consumed. In addition, the C27 engine switches power settings based on travel direction to offer up to 20% more power in reverse, reducing cycle times.

In addition to delivering productivity gains of up to 3%, 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, improving drivetrain efficiency for reduced fuel consumption.

During high-load and retarding conditions, the new D10’s stator clutch locks without the need for operator input; while load-sensing hydraulics deliver more power to the ground.

In terms of operator usability, Cat states that the cab of the D10 not only creates a comfortable operating environment that lowers noise, vibration, stress and fatigue, but also integrates an electronic platform designed to increase productivity.

The operator’s new multicolour touchscreen display monitors machine performance and enables machine parameters to be quickly customised to the application.

Standard with dual-tilt and Automated Blade Assist, the machine reduces operator workload by automating blade movement to preset load, carry and spread positions.

Shipped from the factory capable of integrating Cat MineStar technologies, the new D10 improves grading efficiency and offers remote operating capabilities to keep the operator safe and comfortable.

MineStar Terrain with Automatic Blade Control integrates full automatics, blade load and overcut protection into the control system to increase productivity and decrease fuel burn.

Requiring no on-site network requirements, the portable and lightweight command console provides quick and efficient line-of-sight remote control from up to 400 m for better operator visibility.

The D10s optional heavy-duty extended life with DuraLink undercarriage reduces scallop wear, features an 8 000-hour bushing seal life and delivers between 20% and 40% longer life than the heavy-duty undercarriage.

The reengineered engine compartment integrates a single-plane cooling system that is up to 30% more resistant to plugging and improves heat dissipation to extend component life, while a new easy-access radiator door facilitates cleaning.

Offering 50% more capacity, the new oil pan improves average oil quality and extends change intervals by up to an additional 250 hours.

Edited by Donna Slater
Features Deputy Editor and Chief Photographer



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