Goodfellow Bros., a longstanding Caterpillar customer, received one of three commemorative Cat D6 XE dozers, an electric unit specially decorated to celebrate Caterpillar’s production of 175,000 medium high-drive dozers. The contractor will use the dozer to help it celebrate its own milestone: 2021 is its 100th anniversary.
The dark gray and black paint scheme was only one of two manufactured worldwide in this color. The crawler dozer features special fender decals and a custom, decorative blade to celebrate the company’s 2021 centennial. Goodfellow Bros. plans to feature the new commemorative dozer throughout its anniversary celebration in 2021.
“For nearly 100 years, Goodfellow Bros. has been on the forefront of adopting innovative technologies to improve operations and make jobs safer and more efficient,” said Chad Goodfellow, CEO, in a prepared statement. “The addition of the Cat D6 XE to our fleet is a great example of our commitment to innovation and partnerships that make our industry better.”
Said Patrick Kearns, North America industry region manager for Caterpillar, in a statement:
“The strong partnership between Caterpillar, Hawthorne Cat, and Goodfellow Bros. provided us a unique opportunity to celebrate significant and special milestones. This commemorative medium track-type tractor symbolizes so much of what we’ve accomplished over the last century and our commitment to building a better world.”
The D6 XE bulldozer offers 35 percent better fuel efficiency compared to the previous 3-speed model D6T Cat dozer. With no gears to shift, the electric drive provides maximum torque at all speeds and constant power to the ground allowing it to move up to 10 percent more material per hour. In addition to increased performance, the electric drive also offers durability and simplified diagnostics, helping reduce service and maintenance costs.
In addition to these features, the Caterpillar D6 is outfitted with the Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform. It offers dozer operators cab-mounted portability, a user-friendly Android UI, and a 10-inch touch screen. The platform is designed to help operators do more in less time for increased productivity.
Source: Goodfellow Bros.