Specifications for a Caterpillar D8R Dozer

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The Caterpillar D8R is a track-based crawler tractor. Because its weight is distributed over the large surface area of the tracks, the crawler tractor can operate on soft surfaces not suitable for wheeled vehicles.

Dimensions

  • The Caterpillar D8R is 21 feet long, including the blade. It is 8.7 feet wide at the widest part of the tracks and has a total of 10.5 feet of track in contact with the ground. At 11.5 feet tall, it offers 1.7 feet of ground clearance.

Engine Specifications

  • The Caterpillar D8R has a six-cylinder diesel engine. The 14.6L engine produces 305 horsepower at 2,100 rpm. The engine is both turbocharged and aftercooled.

Weight and Capacities

  • The Caterpillar D8R has an operational weight of 73,850 pounds. It has a fuel capacity of 165.1 gallons.

Operating Speeds

  • The Caterpillar D8R is capable of 6.8 mph going forward. In reverse, it is capable of 8.6 miles per hour.

Track Specifications

  • The tracks exert 13.1 pounds per square inch (PSI) on the ground under the tractor. They use a standard 22-inch shoe and have 44 shoes per side. There are eight track rollers per side and the track has an 8.5-inch pitch.

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  • Photo Credit bulldozer image by Richard McGuirk from Fotolia.com
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