The Cat D8T crawler dozer has a 354-horsepower, Tier 4-F C15 ACERT engine, up from 312 horsepower. Operating weight increases to 87,600 pounds, and the standard semi-universal blade is 19 percent larger. All told, according to the company, the dozer increases productivity up to 18 percent without using more fuel.
It has a fully automatic, 4-speed powershift transmission that applies up to 13 percent more drawbar power to the ground.
Cat D8T Dozer Specifications Power @ 1,600 rpm 394 hp Engine Cat C15 ACERT Operating weight standard 87,600 lb. Blade capacity 13.4 cubic yards
The Semi-Universal (SU) blade capacity has been increased by 19 percent to 13.4 cubic yards. Optional patented Performance Cutting Edges increase blade payload by up to 25 percent versus standard cutting edges, the company says.
Factory integrated grade-control technology is available, including AccuGrade, Cat Grade with Slope Assist or 3D, and machine control. Cat Slope Indicate is standard.
The company's promotional video is below.