Smart Blade Comes to Skid Steers, CTLs

March 23, 2023

Caterpillar now has available its Smart Grader Blade and Smart Dozer Blade for its D and D2 series skid steer and compact track loaders.

The new external control kit for GB120 and GB124 smart grader blades give users the ability to run smart blades on previous-model units. The blades automatically detect whether they are being operated on a D3 series or machine equipped with the external controller.

The new 3D grade control kit uses existing connections to add automatic blade control to the Cat Smart Dozer Blade.

Previously, these smart blades were made available for customers with D3 series skid steer loaders and CTLs. The new external control kit provides customers with a means to run smart grader blades on all D-series and select older Caterpillar machines.

The new external control kit includes a third joystick for operating blade raise/lower, tilt, angle, and wing functions like smart control for D3 series machines. It includes the wiring harnesses, a RAM mount, brackets, and all the necessary hardware.

The external control is compatible with Cat Grade and Earthworks GO! Systems and features selectable modes for left, right, and tandem control. Standard cross-slope assist and full proportional control of all functions improve operating efficiency. 

Source: Caterpillar

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