Caterpillar Overhauls Popular Dozer Line
November 21, 2018
The D6XE dozer from Caterpillar, officially shown for the first time to trade press on Nov. 14 at the company’s test facility in Edwards, Ill., features a “High Drive” electric-drive transmission that eliminates a traditional gearbox. The machine replaces the popular D6T Dozer, and uses an updated version of the hybrid electric-drive transmission Cat first introduced in 2009. The hybrid transmission eliminates gear shifting, leading to large gains in fuel economy and performance over the earlier models with traditional powertrains. A D6 dozer with a standard four-speed automatic transmission was also announced. The new D6 and D6XE dozers are the first models of a total overhaul of Cat’s dozer line that is set to roll out over the next few years.