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Selasa, 28 Juli 2020
Video: The Dirt #05: How Dozers Got Their Name + What is Komatsu Smart Construction? oleh - jasadozer.best

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In this week’s episode of The Dirt we discuss the origins of the term dozer (according to Caterpillar), new Bobcat skid steers and CTLs, and we talk with Komatsu’s Jason Anetsberger about Smart Construction. The Smart Construction service has 11 different modules aimed at assisting contractors in transitioning to digital jobsite tools and planning, including drone surveys to semi-autonomous machine control.

 

Episode Chapters

0:00 Intro

0:45 National Trench Safety Stand Down

1:13 Ohio Work Zone Crashes

1:53 Epiroc Concrete Busters

2:27 Cat Pin Grabber Couplers

3:00 Where Did the Name “Dozer” Come From?

4:14 Bobcat Unveils New R-Series Loaders

5:10 An Introduction to Komatsu Smart Construction

7:10 Conversation with Komatsu’s Jason Anetsberger on Smart Construction Services

 

🚧 Mentioned in this Episode 🚧

Trench Safety Links:

National Trench Safety Stand Down coming in June

Trenching experts spell out OSHA Confined Spaces compliance, warn against ‘choosing your rules’

OSHA reveals leading causes of trench violations in construction

Ohio DOT Work Zone Crashes
https://www.equipmentworld.com/ohio-dot-reports-string-of-work-zone-crashes-despite-less-traffic/

Epiroc Concrete Busters
https://www.equipmentworld.com/epirocs-cb-concrete-busters-for-excavators-work-at-height/

Cat Couplers
https://www.equipmentworld.com/caterpillar-intros-couplers-for-excavators-74-90-95-tons/

How Dozers Got Their Name
https://www.equipmentworld.com/how-did-dozers-get-their-name-cat-says-it-all-started-with-the-blade/

Bobcat Unveils New R-Series Skid Steers, CTLs

 

More Smart Construction Coverage:

Inside Smart Construction: Komatsu’s tech consultation service seeks to level playing field for the company and its customers

With drones, 3D modeling services and Propeller partnership, Komatsu Smart Construction is digitizing the jobsite

 

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The Dirt #04: New Aerial Lift Standards + Cat’s Matt Santee Talks MH3040 Material Handler

The Dirt #03: John Deere’s Cory Brant Talks 700L, 750L, 850L Dozer Development

Cat unveils MH3040 Material Handler

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Minggu, 26 Juli 2020
Cat Renamed the D6K2 Dozer to the D4. Here’s Why They Did It (Video) oleh - jasadozer.best

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The D4 is a new addition to the Caterpillar medium size dozer lineup. But it’s not a new machine. It’s the new name of the former D6K2. In the video below, we break down the reason behind the name change as well has how Cat’s new approach to naming dozers is part of a restructuring of the whole dozer lineup.

 

First, some history

Back in 2017 Cat began a major rethinking of the way it names its machines. The feeling both within the company and among some customers was that the model names had gotten too complicated.

The D6 dozer was a perfect example of this. At one point you could opt for a D6K2, a D6N or a D6T. And all of those were very different machines. Yet they all started with “D6”. Despite the letter modifiers, most everybody referred to whichever of those machines that they had as simply a “D6”.

The trouble is that model namesâ€"especially in the context of appearing in a brochure or a lineup overview on a websiteâ€" should give you a quick, at-a-glance idea of how one machine compares to another within that lineup. Having multiple machines with different identities but essentially the same name, just wasn’t cutting it anymore.

So, three years ago Cat started cleaning things up by removing the alphabet soup that had begun to accumulate within its model names. Almost two years ago, the change came to Cat’s medium size dozer lineup with the introduction of the next generation D6 and D6 XE, the new D5 and the new D7.

As these model names bear out, the Cat dozer range is now being named from smallest to largest with no more letter modifiers. Which means no more Ns, Ks, or Ts to remember.

The new D5 replaced what was the D6N, the D6 and D6 XE replaced the D6T, and the D7 replaced the D7E and D7R.

But wait a second, if Cat is dropping letter modifiers, what gives with the D6 XE?

In the past, Cat used letter modifiers to differentiate machines when it offered than one model for each size class. With this new naming convention, that’s out the window, because each size class will only have one model. The XE in the D6 XE signifies a premium configuration. In the case of the D6 XE that’s an electric drive powertrain. Another “XE” machine Cat recently released is the 420 XE backhoe. Though the 420 XE is nearly identical in terms of performance to the standard 420, the XE boasts extra features aimed at convenience and comfort like seat-mounted controls. (Check out our full coverage of the 420 XE here.)

 

The “new” D4

But back to the D4, which used to be the D6K2. Cat made this change pretty quietly. They didn’t send out a press release or even announce this rebadge. We actually first heard about it during a conversation with Cat dozer product application specialist Sam Meeker who says the change was made at the factory about a month ago.

Meeker tells us that Cat didn’t hold a product introduction or announcement for the D4, because it’s not a new machine. It’s simply the D6K2 with a new model name that better fits within the new dozer model nomenclature.

“So we did just change the D6K2, we literally pulled the old sticker off and put the new sticker on and changed that into the D4 with no new product introduction on that tractor,” Meeker says. “And one of the key reasons for that was because we wanted to align with the small tractor side, the D1, D2 and D3, and make sure that we’re kind of aligned with them, and not having a D6K2 in the middle there.”

As Sam mentioned, Cat has also been working on new D1, D2 and D3 tractors at the small end of its dozer lineup. Because Cat is numbering by size class, the D6K2 would now slot between the D3 and new D5. And things would have looked a bit weird if the lineup went: D1, D2, D3, D6K2, D5, D6, D7. The D4 name obviously made much more sense there.

And that brings up another note about these model name changes. The D4 is the first name change to be made within this new nomenclature without some update or improvement over the machine it replaces. For instance, the new D6 dozers were ground up overhauls of the D6 size class. The new D5 not only replaces the D6N, but it’s heavier and has more horsepower. The same goes for the new D7 over the D7E and D7R that it replaces.

But the D4 is literally just a rebadged D6K2. It has the same Cat C4.4 engine with 130 hp, the same size and footprint, and it has the same operating weight of 29,258 pounds.

“So then when you jump up into the D4 now you’re going to 130 horsepower and 30,000 pounds; the D5 being 170 horses and 42,000 pounds, roughly; the D6 then is 250 horses and 50,000 pounds; the D7 is 265 horses and 65,000 pounds right?” Meeker explains. “So you kind of see how we’re just working our way up there in terms of that weight and horsepower and it gets us a nice straight line as we’re working through that small and medium lineup.”

The D4 carries over the D6K2’s electro-hydraulic controls and an undercarriage aimed at providing a smoother ride and better grading performance with eight bottom rollers and two carrier rollers. And the undercarriage is another difference between the D4 and the rest of the latest medium size dozers Cat has announced: it’s now the only one with a low-drive undercarriage. The D5, D6 and D7 dozers have all gone to high-drive configurations.

The D4 also features a variable pitch angle tilt blade, automatic traction control, an Eco mode setting for increased fuel efficiency, and a standard rear view camera.

The D4 can also be specced out with Cat GRADE machine control technologies including Cat GRADE with slope assist and Cat GRADE with 3D. And these machine control upgrades also include Cat’s new 10-inch touchscreen that it has created for use with its GRADE technology.

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Sabtu, 25 Juli 2020
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General Equipment’s executive team, left to right, Matt Kern, Steve Berdan, Tanya Groft, Jon Shilling, Sara Frith, Don Kern and Steve Stafki.

Do the right thing. Have passion. Be innovative. Work hard.

It could be easy to think of these as just words on a wall. But walk the hallways and shop areas of General Equipment & Supplies and you begin to get a sense these core values are lived.

“We want them to be talked about all the time, and be a true belief,” says Jon Shilling, president of Fargo, North Dakota-based General Equipment.

It’s an approach that resonates with customers such as Mark, Scott and Joel Sellin with second-generation Sellin Brothers out of Hawley, Minnesota. Started in 1947 by twin brothers Harold and Roy Sellin, the company specializes in sewer and water, highway and municipal work.

Mark, Scott and Joel now run the firm with a production-focused fleet that includes excavators, dozers and wheel loaders.

“There’s always been consistency with the way they’ve treated us over the years,” Mark Sellin says. “We’ve been around a long time; it’s been a good marriage to work with General and Komatsu. It’s kept us where we wanted to be. Plus, we’re a family and they’re a family and that resonates.”

It’s also an approach that gained the notice of Equipment World editors in naming General Equipment one of its finalists for its 2019 Big Iron Dealer of the Year award.

 

Deep roots

Started in 1984 by four former employees of General Diesel and Equipment, General Equipment became a Komatsu dealer in 1986. From one location and 22 employees, the company has grown to 250-plus employees in four states and two Canadian provinces.

Company leadership has transitioned from two of its co-founders â€" Don Shilling and Jerry Kern â€" to a team led by Don’s son Jon Shilling. “Jon was just the natural leader,” says Sara Frith, vice president of customer relations and Jerry Kern’s daughter. She adds with a laugh: “He’s also the best golfer.”

Shilling and Frith are joined on the leadership team by Don and Matt Kern, Jerry Kern’s sons, who serve as vice presidents of aggregate sales and rolling stock sales, respectively. Additional leadership includes Steve Berdan, vice president of parts; Steve Stafki, vice president of service; and Tanya Groft, vice president of finance.

Frith emphasizes that the term “family business” is not exclusive to the children of the founders. “To us, every single person that works here is family,” she says. While there were ventures outside of General Equipment, the second generation all spent high-school hours in a variety of jobs. The workings of the firm were part of their lives from an early age.

“I always compared everywhere else I worked with how Don and Jerry treated their employees,” Shilling says, one of the factors that drew him back to the company after exploring commercial aviation and sales.

“I don’t think we’re the typical dealer,” Shilling continues. “We’re here specifically to provide solutions for our customers and create relationships. We believe if we take care of our people that they will take care of our customers and the rest will fall into place.”

“It’s all about empowering your people to take care of your customers,” Don Kern agrees. This includes the freedom to not get things right the first time. “When they make a mistake, we pick them up and keep things going forward,” he says. “It’s a way to challenge them to figure things out rather than just hand them an answer.”

 

Smart construction

“With Komatsu being on the cutting edge, we’ve seen technology become the main market change in the past five years,” Shilling says.

General Equipment has emphasized the benefits of Komatsu intelligent excavators and dozers to clients, employing a smart construction business manager, Mitch Strehlow, who’s in charge of showcasing equipment demos, or as the company terms them “experiences.”

“This gets us out of the price game and shows customers new ways of doing things, and other ways of saving money than just buying the cheapest equipment,” says Micah Tysver, sales manager.

“The guys who are really looking to grow and build their business are the front runners in adopting technology,” says Matt Kern. “It started with the dozers, because the dozers were the easiest product to see the benefit of the GPS. And the intelligent excavators are the next big phase. It’s been a hard sale with utilities and underground contractors, but now people are starting to see the benefits.”

One of those benefits may be the ability to do a majority of the work with one machine, Matt explains. An example is digging a pond, which would usually involve a support dozer.

“Now you can just bring the excavator in and do the whole thing,” Kern says.  Unfortunately, many just look at the $80,000-plus up-front cost of intelligent machines. “There’s an unbelievable amount of excess dirt that gets moved,” he argues. “If you’ve got a job where you usually move 200 yards of material, but instead you move 150 yards because you’ve eliminated over-excavating by using an intelligent machine, the math gets real easy real fast.”

As customers become accustomed to the information that telematics and GPS systems give them, Kern sees a growing push to integrate this data into one dashboard. “The fuel consumption will be in same report as the GPS files, and it’s going to be one consolidated place where you can really understand your equipment costs for bidding the next job,” he says.

“We want to fly the project site with a drone, do cut and fill maps, be with the customers for pre-construction meetings and give everyone better visibility on what needs to be done,” Kern says. “Eventually, you’ll be able to walk around the jobsite with an iPad and see the finished project. In the coming years, we’re going to see incredible advancements in technology.”

As companies transition to incoming generations there is a desire to look at innovative solutions and technology, Tysver says. “You’re starting to see a recognition that they won’t be able to compete unless they start to adapt. They know that in order to move their business forward they are going to have to get into this, and the sooner, the better. That conversation has been a little bit easier every year, and it used to be a hard one to have.”

In the shop: General Equipment technician Spencer Christianson.

 

Evolving service

Technology is also front-center in managing and servicing equipment, says Steve Stafki, vice president of service. Customers are using telematics to manage idle time, determine how much fuel they are burning and find out if they are getting the full life out of an oil change, he says.

“If their machine idles for 50 percent of the time, it means they’ve burned up that many more hours of warranty and machine life without doing anything,” he says.

“They’re also expecting dealers to provide this data so that they can use it with their business system,” Stafki says.

Customers are also more receptive to maintenance contracts, which Stafki says have “skyrocketed.”

“We’re able to take care of all their maintenance, and make sure we do it around their schedule,” he says. That’s a great benefit for around $4 per running hour.

“I don’t care what brand it is, I want a maintenance contract on that machine because I want to show them how good General Equipment is,” Stafki says.

One critical key to providing excellent service is the technician talent a dealer has recruited and retained, which is where Ann Pollert, director of workforce development, comes in. “We’ll try anything,” she says of their efforts to get techs in the door. “One thing I love about this company is we never say no to trying new things.”

Started two years ago, General Equipment’s apprenticeship is geared to those who have been out in the workforce for a few years. The company currently has approved apprenticeships for a diesel tech, an aggregate equipment technician and for a parts technician. “We’ve been doing this informally for 35 years, because that’s how we’ve trained our employees, but this just formalizes it,” Pollert says.

Service work has seasons, with spring’s mad rush to get equipment running and out the door being exacerbated by March-to-May DOT load limits on roads. “By March 1st, you better have everything that’s big gone or else it’s going to be sitting here until May,” Stafki says.

June tends to be another busy period as machines that have been sitting all winter start to have issues when they begin to work hard. “Our field work shoots through the roof,” he says, “because everyone is go, go, go.” Summer is also the time for rentals, which requires keeping fleet machines rental-ready.

Machines start to return in September and October, when customers turn machines in for winter work, Stafki says. Winter is also the time for rebuilds, and servicing customers who work in the winter.

“You might have every truck out on the road when it’s 30 below,” he says. “The guys are amazing. They’ll work 5 minutes and then have to warm in the truck for 15 minutes and then repeat until the work is done.”

This year’s pandemic is also altering service work, with techs sanitizing any shared tools and equipment cabs both before and after any work. There’s no more double-teaming on machine repairs, and techs stay inside their field trucks if not working on a machine.

Nick Nelson, General Equipment technician.

 

Aggregates heritage

General’s heritage runs deep in the aggregates market. The company prides itself on its aggregate equipment inventory levels and can provide customers with an entire crushing spread. It also keeps close track of customer needs and stocks outside normal parameters for better coverage and customer uptime.

Many of the company’s expansions have involved its aggregates lines. In 2007, it launched General Aggregate Equipment Sales in the Canadian provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan after it saw an influx of Canadian customers. And its added aggregate equipment locations in Iowa and Minnesota.

Every three years, the company hosts a two-day Aggregate Expo in March, showcasing its aggregates products and offering breakout training sessions. The two-day 2019 event brought around 450 attendees to Fargo to look at more than 40 pieces of equipment.

“We actually got into the aggregates business by accident,” relates Don Kern, vice president of aggregate sales. His father, Jerry Kern, had a customer order a crusher, but when it arrived, the customer told him he had bought from another supplier. When Jerry was able to sell the crusher in a short time, he saw there was a need for aggregate equipment in the region.

“It grew from there,” Kern says, and the company has since become known for its aggregates service capabilities and application knowledge. “When our aggregate customers need equipment, they need it now and they need to know that when they get it put in the field it’s going to work right. There’s a real sense of urgency there.”

In addition, customers are looking for advice, Kern says. “When they come to us, they expect us to say, ‘No, you don’t need that; you need this.’ They know we’re going to ask way more questions and make darn sure that we understand what they are trying to do.”

 

Rolling with the cycles

When you deal with the oil industry as part of your market area, there’s a definite boom-and-bust cycle. That cycle went on steroids during the Bakken oil boom in North Dakota, an impact that General felt in earnest in 2012.

“It was a drastic increase in volume,” Shilling says. “We ballooned from around $95 million in sales in 2011 to over $152 million in 2012. Before the end of it, we were up to more than 300 employees and doing just shy of $200 million in revenue.”

And then the Bakken oil boom turned down as the price per barrel of oil dropped in 2015.

“We were ramped up inventory-wise for the previous sales volumes, so that was a lesson learned. We watch our inventory a lot closer and make sure we have the right equipment in stock,” Shilling says.

Although not wanting to divulge an exact number, General does have ambitious growth plans.

“We recognize that we’re not going to get back to our Bakken numbers by wishing for another oil boom,” Shilling says. “We need to do it by specific planning throughout our regions and expanding the quality product lines we offer.”

“Our goal is to grow,” he adds. “The way dealerships work now is that you’re either becoming a bigger dealer or you’re getting swallowed up by another dealer that’s doing it better. We’d rather be the one expanding.”

 

 

 

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Minggu, 19 Juli 2020
Video: The Dirt #08: Autonomous Wheel Loaders and Rollers + Komatsu’s Robert Hussey oleh - jasadozer.best

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On this week’s episode of The Dirt we talk about Terramac crawler carriers, and a fleet of autonomous rollers helping build a highway in China. Then we talk to Robert Hussey of Komatsu about the company’s latest large wheel loaders and their new autonomy features like auto dig.

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Komatsu WA900-8 Wheel Loader Does the Digging and Dumping For You

Cat’s 420 vs. 420 XE Backhoes â€" What’s the Difference Between These New Machines?

Terramac launches 0% financing offer on its crawler carriers
https://www.equipmentworld.com/terramac-launches-0-financing-offer-on-its-crawler-carriers/

Paladin’s upgraded JRB excavator bucket boosts capacity 15%
https://www.equipmentworld.com/paladins-upgraded-jrb-excavator-bucket-boosts-capacity-15/

XCMG Autonomous Rollers
https://www.equipmentworld.com/xcmg-deploys-new-autonomous-rollers-to-build-china-highway/

 

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Cat Renamed the D6K2 Dozer to the D4. Here’s Why They Did It

Cat’s 420 vs. 420 XE Backhoes â€" What’s the Difference Between These New Machines?

Ford Unveils 2021 F-150

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In this week’s episode of The Dirt we highlight the new Cat D7 dozer, Kubota’s first mini skid steer, and go over the details of the new ANSI standards for aerial lifts. We also have a conversation with Matt Santee, a product application specialist at Caterpillar, on the company’s new 40-metric-ton material handler, the MH3040.

 

🚧Episode Chapters🚧

0:00 Intro

0:37 Cat D7

2:03 Kubota SCL1000 is its first mini skid steer

3:15 New ANSI aerial lift standards

5:53 Coronavirus’ Impact on Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

7:39 Saying hello to Matt Santee of Caterpillar

7:54 Cat’s Philosophy Behind Material Handler Lineup Changes

9:40 What Material Handler Customers Need

11:00 Why Customers Loved M325D, M325D L MH

12:06 Core Components on MH3040 Carried Over From M325D L MH

13:25 What Customers Like About the New MH3040 So Far

15:04 How the MH3040 Will Change the Way Operators Work

16:35 Hydraulics Propel 25% Fuel Efficiency Increase

18:23 Power Modes?

20:10 Front Structures

20:32 Grapple Design Improvements and Benefits

22:28 New Cab: Bigger, Better Visibility, More Ergonomic

25:35 20% Reduction in Maintenance Costs

 

🚧Mentioned in this episode:🚧

Cat unveils MH3040 Material Handler

Cat D7

Kubota SCL1000
https://www.equipmentworld.com/kubota-unveils-its-first-mini-skid-steer-the-scl1000/

New ANSI Aerial Lift Standards
https://www.equipmentworld.com/new-ansi-standards-aerial-lifts-june-1-construction-industry/

Ritchie Bros. CEO Discusses Coronavirus Impacts
https://www.equipmentworld.com/ritchie-ceo-fandozzi-online-live-auctions/

 

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The Dirt #03: John Deere’s Cory Brant Talks 700L, 750L, 850L Dozer Development

 

Cat unveils MH3040 Material Handler

 

The Dirt #02: Construction News + Cat’s Ryan Neal Talks New 395 Excavator, Career as an Operator

 

Deere’s New 333G CTL With SmartGrade Has Dozer Mode and Integrated Grade Control

 

The Dirt #01: Construction News + Case CE’s Brady Lewis Talks Project Minotaur & the DL550B

 

Quick Look: Sany SMG200C-8 Motor Grader Purpose-Built for Road Jobs

 

New Komatsu WA475-10 Wheel Loader Has Hydraulic Mechanical Transmission & Redesigned Cab

 

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Rabu, 15 Juli 2020
Video: The Dirt #03: Construction News + John Deere’s Cory Brant on Development of New L-Series Dozers oleh - jasadozer.best

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In this week’s episode of The Dirt we discuss a new Doosan excavator, the new MH3040 material handler from Cat, a massive budget shortfall affecting road contractors in North Carolina, and we talk with Cory Brant of John Deere about the new features and development of the new L-Series dozers.

 

 

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Doosan DX62R-3
https://www.equipmentworld.com/new-doosan-dx62r-3-adds-6-ton-reduced-tail-swing-choice-to-compact-excavator-lineup/

Cat unveils MH3040 Material Handler

Mack Returns to Medium Duty Truck Market
https://www.equipmentworld.com/mack-unveils-md6-and-md7-in-return-to-medium-duty-trucks/

National Trench Safety Stand Down
https://www.equipmentworld.com/national-trench-safety-stand-down-coming-in-june/

Mitsubishi Fuso will stop selling new trucks in North America
https://www.equipmentworld.com/mitsubishi-fuso-will-stop-selling-new-trucks-in-north-america/

GM’s Increased Truck Production Delayed
https://www.wsj.com/articles/gms-plans-to-increase-truck-production-delayed-by-parts-shortage-11590155233

GM Ramps up Truck Production
https://www.thedrive.com/news/33752/gm-ramps-up-truck-production-as-dealers-run-out-of-sierra-and-silverado-pickups

Road contractors feel the pain as North Carolina DOT’s shortfall deepens
https://www.equipmentworld.com/road-contractors-ncdot-shortfall-deepens/

 

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The D4 is a new addition to the Caterpillar medium size dozer lineup. But it’s not a new machine. It’s the new name of the former D6K2. In the video below, we break down the reason behind the name change as well has how Cat’s new approach to naming dozers is part of a restructuring of the whole dozer lineup.

 

First, some history

Back in 2017 Cat began a major rethinking of the way it names its machines. The feeling both within the company and among some customers was that the model names had gotten too complicated.

The D6 dozer was a perfect example of this. At one point you could opt for a D6K2, a D6N or a D6T. And all of those were very different machines. Yet they all started with “D6”. Despite the letter modifiers, most everybody referred to whichever of those machines that they had as simply a “D6”.

The trouble is that model namesâ€"especially in the context of appearing in a brochure or a lineup overview on a websiteâ€" should give you a quick, at-a-glance idea of how one machine compares to another within that lineup. Having multiple machines with different identities but essentially the same name, just wasn’t cutting it anymore.

So, three years ago Cat started cleaning things up by removing the alphabet soup that had begun to accumulate within its model names. Almost two years ago, the change came to Cat’s medium size dozer lineup with the introduction of the next generation D6 and D6 XE, the new D5 and the new D7.

As these model names bear out, the Cat dozer range is now being named from smallest to largest with no more letter modifiers. Which means no more Ns, Ks, or Ts to remember.

The new D5 replaced what was the D6N, the D6 and D6 XE replaced the D6T, and the D7 replaced the D7E and D7R.

But wait a second, if Cat is dropping letter modifiers, what gives with the D6 XE?

In the past, Cat used letter modifiers to differentiate machines when it offered than one model for each size class. With this new naming convention, that’s out the window, because each size class will only have one model. The XE in the D6 XE signifies a premium configuration. In the case of the D6 XE that’s an electric drive powertrain. Another “XE” machine Cat recently released is the 420 XE backhoe. Though the 420 XE is nearly identical in terms of performance to the standard 420, the XE boasts extra features aimed at convenience and comfort like seat-mounted controls. (Check out our full coverage of the 420 XE here.)

 

The “new” D4

But back to the D4, which used to be the D6K2. Cat made this change pretty quietly. They didn’t send out a press release or even announce this rebadge. We actually first heard about it during a conversation with Cat dozer product application specialist Sam Meeker who says the change was made at the factory about a month ago.

Meeker tells us that Cat didn’t hold a product introduction or announcement for the D4, because it’s not a new machine. It’s simply the D6K2 with a new model name that better fits within the new dozer model nomenclature.

“So we did just change the D6K2, we literally pulled the old sticker off and put the new sticker on and changed that into the D4 with no new product introduction on that tractor,” Meeker says. “And one of the key reasons for that was because we wanted to align with the small tractor side, the D1, D2 and D3, and make sure that we’re kind of aligned with them, and not having a D6K2 in the middle there.”

As Sam mentioned, Cat has also been working on new D1, D2 and D3 tractors at the small end of its dozer lineup. Because Cat is numbering by size class, the D6K2 would now slot between the D3 and new D5. And things would have looked a bit weird if the lineup went: D1, D2, D3, D6K2, D5, D6, D7. The D4 name obviously made much more sense there.

And that brings up another note about these model name changes. The D4 is the first name change to be made within this new nomenclature without some update or improvement over the machine it replaces. For instance, the new D6 dozers were ground up overhauls of the D6 size class. The new D5 not only replaces the D6N, but it’s heavier and has more horsepower. The same goes for the new D7 over the D7E and D7R that it replaces.

But the D4 is literally just a rebadged D6K2. It has the same Cat C4.4 engine with 130 hp, the same size and footprint, and it has the same operating weight of 29,258 pounds.

“So then when you jump up into the D4 now you’re going to 130 horsepower and 30,000 pounds; the D5 being 170 horses and 42,000 pounds, roughly; the D6 then is 250 horses and 50,000 pounds; the D7 is 265 horses and 65,000 pounds right?” Meeker explains. “So you kind of see how we’re just working our way up there in terms of that weight and horsepower and it gets us a nice straight line as we’re working through that small and medium lineup.”

The D4 carries over the D6K2’s electro-hydraulic controls and an undercarriage aimed at providing a smoother ride and better grading performance with eight bottom rollers and two carrier rollers. And the undercarriage is another difference between the D4 and the rest of the latest medium size dozers Cat has announced: it’s now the only one with a low-drive undercarriage. The D5, D6 and D7 dozers have all gone to high-drive configurations.

The D4 also features a variable pitch angle tilt blade, automatic traction control, an Eco mode setting for increased fuel efficiency, and a standard rear view camera.

The D4 can also be specced out with Cat GRADE machine control technologies including Cat GRADE with slope assist and Cat GRADE with 3D. And these machine control upgrades also include Cat’s new 10-inch touchscreen that it has created for use with its GRADE technology.

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