Crawler Dozers


Doosan Manufactures its First DD100 Dozer for North American Market →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Hyundai Doosan Infracore (HDI) successfully shipped the first Doosan dozer model DD100, a 9-metric-ton dozer targeted at the North American market. HDI also produced two additional pilot machines and shipped them to North America for various performance tests, sales, marketing and service training. The mass production of the Doosan DD100 will begin in June 2022 and will launch in North America in the third quarter.  Click for more...


Case, Werk-Brau Clearing the Way for New Homes in Raleigh, N.C. →

From Construction Equipment Guide... For 18 years, Williams Land Clearing has been clearing the way for residential and commercial development across North Carolina. From logging to stumping, from clearing to hauling, Williams is the first team on site, and handles it all with the right combination of skilled operators and rugged equipment. Recently, Williams took on the James Grove subdivision project just outside of Raleigh, N.C. It was a 25-acre lot covered in mature pine, poplar and oak trees.  Click for more...


Komatsu D475A-8 Mining Dozer Delivers More Production, Longer Life →

On mining sites, support machines, like dozers, can directly impact productivity by keeping blasting, loading and dump areas clean, enabling loading and hauling equipment to work more efficiently. If your operation needs a versatile mining dozer that can go from ripping solid rock to cleaning up around the dragline, take a look at the new Komatsu D475A-8. Built for Years of Reliable Service Using extensive customer feedback, Komatsu re-engineered the D475A-8 mainframe to target twice the life of previous models and withstand multiple rebuild/overhaul cycles.  Click for more...


Cat D4 Dozer Offers Better Visibility, More Productivity-Boosting Technology Choices, Lower Operating Costs →

From Construction Equipment Guide... The Cat D4 (formerly D6K2) dozer has long been a favorite because of its power, precision and optimized balance for smooth grading performance. The latest D4 takes the value up a level with improved sight lines, reduced operating costs and the broadest choice of easy-to-use technology features to help get the most from the bulldozer. The D4 weighs in at 29,259 lbs. (13,272 kg), with a net power of 130 hp (97 kW).  Click for more...


Komatsu's D39i-24 Dozer Offers Enhanced Automation →

From Construction Equipment Guide... The faster your construction crew reaches a state of maximum productivity, the better it is for your bottom line. Have you ever watched crews, surrounded by modern equipment, begin a job by pounding a wooden stake into the ground and think, "Isn't there a better way?" There is. With innovative intelligent Machine Control (iMC 2.0), Komatsu's smallest intelligent dozer, the D39i-24 lets you program 3D design data directly into the 105 hp machine.  Click for more...


Cat HDXL Undercarriage With DuraLink Delivers Longer Life →

From Construction Equipment Guide... The Cat heavy duty extended life (HDXL) undercarriage system with DuraLink is field proven to deliver 20 to 40 percent longer wear life in low to medium-abrasion, moderate- to high-impact applications such as hard rock, landfill and forestry. With its field-proven, heavy-duty design, it allows contractors to move more material, more efficiently and with low owning and operating costs. HDXL undercarriage is available for Cat medium and large dozers.  Click for more...


Case Introduces Factory-Fit Machine Control for Dozers →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Case Construction Equipment has introduced factory-fit machine control on its 750M through 2050M dozers. The new offering includes factory installed and calibrated 2D, dual mast 3D and SiteControl CoPilot precision construction solutions from Leica Geosystems. This option simplifies acquisition and allows dozer owners to group the precision solution of their choice in with the initial purchase of the machine.  Click for more...


John Deere Extends SmartGrade Dozer Warranty →

From Construction Equipment Guide... John Deere now offers an extended coverage package for its SmartGrade dozers. Available on select models, including the new 700L, 750L and 850L machines, the package features an extended three-year/5,000-hour powertrain and hydraulic warranty on all factory-built SmartGrade dozers, as well as the SmartGrade technology components. "Since launching our SmartGrade dozers, we have seen increased interest in grade control technology.  Click for more...


Komatsu D71-24 Dozer Features Slant Nose Design →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Komatsu's D71EX/PX-24 with a powerful hydrostatic transmission (HST) is effective at grading, pushing, side-cutting and work on soft ground, giving users the flexibility to move from production to finishing with a single machine. Pushing with 237 hp, Komatsu's largest HST dozer — 49,824 to 50,927 lbs. (22,600 to 23,100 kg) — helps operators maintain ground speed while operating under heavy loads in H mode.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Kenny — The Oldest Dozer Operator →

From Construction Equipment Guide... As a young boy, Kenny Nichols was no stranger to hard work. His dad passed away in 1934, when Nichols was four years old, leaving the youngster, his mother and older siblings to eke out a living from the land during the Great Depression. It meant long days and back-breaking work with few rewards. Beginning of Caterpillar Love Affair One particular day, some 84 years ago, seven-year-old Nichols was on an errand, walking a county dirt road in rural Missouri, when a man driving a Caterpillar Ten crawler came down the way.  Click for more...


Komatsu's intelligent Machine Control 2.0 Available on D51i-24, D61i-24 →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Productivity is key to job site success. And just as technology has transformed global business, Komatsu's intelligent Machine Control (iMC) can help quickly transform construction job sites into highly efficient, highly productive operations, according to the manufacturer. Komatsu's iMC incorporates a host of advanced, proprietary machine technology to let contractors take advantage of productivity-enhancing automation and cutting-edge job site design.  Click for more...


Goodfellow Bros. Receives First Caterpillar Electric Drive Dozer →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Goodfellow Bros. is the proud recipient of one of three commemorative Cat D6 XE dozers — a special edition high-drive electric drive dozer built specifically to celebrate Caterpillar's production of 175,000 medium high-drive dozers. Caterpillar selected Goodfellow Bros. as a recipient of the all-new dozer because of its long-standing relationship with the company. "The strong partnership between Caterpillar, Hawthorne Cat and Goodfellow Bros.  Click for more...


Komatsu D155PX-8 LGP Dozer Ideal for Numerous Applications →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Komatsu America's 354 hp low ground pressure dozer, the D155PX-8, incorporates the Komatsu technology used in the D155AX-8, enhanced with two blade options and more track on the ground. With 12 percent wider track gauge, 9 percent longer track on ground and 47 percent lower ground pressure than the standard model, the D155PX-8 offers improved performance, floatation and stability, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


Caterpillar Celebrates Production of 175,000 Medium High Drive Dozers →

From Construction Equipment Guide... In 1985, Caterpillar expanded its elevated sprocket undercarriage concept to its medium track-type tractor (MTTT) line with the launch of the H-Series models. Still unique to this day for the 130 to 350 hp (100 to 250 kW) dozer class, the high drive design conformed to the ground better, improving durability, serviceability and performance compared to low-drive and oval track designs, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


LiuGong Dressta's Design Team Win Back-to-Back Red Dot Product Design Awards →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Following on from the success of LiuGong's 4180D motor grader, which won a coveted Red Dot Product Design Award in March 2019, the company is celebrating its second win, this time with the all-new Dressta TD-16N, a revolutionary dozer that sets a new benchmark for visibility, according to the manufacturer. Right from day one, the LiuGong Dressta design team's brief was simple - create the best all-round dozer for the customer.  Click for more...


John Deere 700L, 750L Dozers Enhance Productivity and Operator Comfort →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Addressing the needs of the modern operator, the new John Deere 700L and 750L dozers feature improvements to productivity, reliability and operator comfort. Inspired by customer feedback, the updates include an all-new operator station, increased power levels, low-effort electrohydraulic (EH) controls and a suite of factory grade control solutions. "When developing the 700L and 750L, we leveraged feedback from contractors around the world.  Click for more...


Case Looks to the Future with Latest Innovations →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Founded in 1842, the Case story began with the practical innovations of Jerome Increase Case. Initially known for the development of automated threshing machines, Case soon introduced the first portable steam engine, fondly called "Old Number One," which is still on display at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. This new technology led to countless innovations in the development of roadbuilding and earthmoving equipment into the 20th Century and beyond, and Case Construction Equipment has been on that same trajectory ever since.  Click for more...


Cat D5 Dozer Delivers Next Generation Performance, Productivity-Boosting Technology →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Nimble and responsive, the Cat D5 has power for dozing and finesse for grading and a fully automatic transmission for seamless acceleration. At 170 hp and an operating weight range of 37,875 to 42,263 lbs., the new D5 dozer replaces the D6N. 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." The D5 elevates the performance of the predecessor D6N with more weight and horsepower, improved steering capability and a long list of technology offerings to help operators get more work done in less time.  Click for more...


John Deere Introduces New Mechanical Angle Blade for 950K, 1050K Crawler Dozers →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Developed based on customer feedback, John Deere now manufactures the mechanical angle blade for the 950K and 1050K crawler dozers. The John Deere-designed mechanical angle blade can be manually angled side to side, making it ideal for a variety of jobs, including backfilling, rough grading and general earthmoving. "The new mechanical angle blades were designed based on feedback from contractors in the pipeline industry," said Nathan Horstman, product marketing manager, crawler dozers, John Deere Construction & Forestry.  Click for more...


Komatsu America Introduces D155AX-8 LGP Dozer →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Komatsu America introduced its new 354 hp D155AX-8 LGP (low ground pressure) dozer which incorporates the technology used in the D155AX-8, enhanced with two blade options and more track on the ground. With 12 percent wider track gauge, 9 percent longer track on ground and 47 percent lower ground pressure than the standard model, the D155AX-8 LGP offers improved performance, floatation and stability.  Click for more...



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