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Hybrid Dozer's Cab Innovations

Much of the talk about Caterpillar’s D7E bulldozer understandably focuses on its hybrid-electric drive train and its promised 25-percent improvement in material moved per gallon of fuel burned. But among the 100 patented, or patent-pending, innovations involved in developing the D7E is a patent on the center-post cab aligned with the precleaner, exhaust stack, single lift cylinder and gra...

August 01, 2009

View from the new D7E operator seat

Aligning the precleaner, exhaust stack, single lift cylinder and grade-control mast with the D7E’s single, center cab post provides the clearest view a dozer operator will find.

Much of the talk about Caterpillar’s D7E bulldozer understandably focuses on its hybrid-electric drive train and its promised 25-percent improvement in material moved per gallon of fuel burned. But among the 100 patented, or patent-pending, innovations involved in developing the D7E is a patent on the center-post cab aligned with the precleaner, exhaust stack, single lift cylinder and grade-control mast. The view through the angled doors to either corner of the blade is unparalleled in a dozer in the D7E’s size.

View from D7R II operator seat
View from the D7RII's operator seat.

 
 

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