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SPECS SUMMARY

Engine ModelCat C7.1
Power - Net170 HP (127 kW)
Operating Weight42263 lb (19170 kg)
Net Power - Rated - ISO 9249/SAE J1349170 HP (127 kW)
The Cat D5 succeeds the renowned D6N with superior performance, a fully automatic transmission and the broadest choice of technology features to help you get the most from your dozer. Nimble and responsive, it has power for dozing and finesse for grading.

Specifications

Engine ModelCat C7.1
Power - Net170 HP (127 kW)
Operating Weight42263 lb (19170 kg)
Net Power - Rated - ISO 9249/SAE J1349170 HP (127 kW)
Net Power (Rated) - ISO 9249 (DIN)172 mhp (172 mhp)
Power TrainFully Automatic 3-Speed
EmissionsU.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V/Japan 2014 (Tier 4 Final)/Korea Tier 5
Note (1)Rated horsepower at 1770 rpm. Net power advertised is the power available at the engine flywheel when the engine is equipped with a fan, air cleaner, clean emissions module and alternator. Advertised power is tested per the specified standard in effect at the time of manufacture.
Note (2)Cat diesel engines are required to use ULSD (ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel with 15 ppm of sulfur or less) or ULSD blended with the following lower-carbon intensity fuels up to: 20% biodiesel FAME (fatty acid methyl ester) ** or 100% renewable diesel, HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) and GTL (gas-to-liquid) fuels. Refer to guidelines for successful application. Please consult your Cat dealer or “Caterpillar Machine Fluids Recommendations” (SEBU6250) for details. ** Engines with no aftertreatment devices can use higher blends, up to 30% biodiesel.
Note (3)Basic machine specs provided below. For complete specifications and dimensions by configuration, blade and track shoe offerings and more, please visit the product download section to view the full Technical Specifications document.
Note (4)Machine Build Number 17B
Fuel Tank83.2 gal (US) (315 l)
DEF Tank4.2 gal (US) (16 l)
Operating Weight37875 lb (17180 kg)
Ground Pressure6.9 psi (47.6 kPa)
Width of Standard Shoe24 in (610 mm)
BladeVPAT
Blade Capacity4.6 yd³ (3.5 m³)
Operating Weight42263 lb (19170 kg)
Ground Pressure4.7 psi (32.6 kPa)
Width of Standard Shoe33 in (840 mm)
BladeLGP VPAT
Blade Capacity5.5 yd³ (4 m³)
Operating Weight39198 lb (17780 kg)
Ground Pressure6 psi (41.4 kPa)
Width of Standard Shoe24 in (610 mm)
BladeVPAT
Blade Capacity4.6 yd³ (3.5 m³)
Operating Weight38228 lb (17340 kg)
Ground Pressure7 psi (48.2 kPa)
Width of Standard Shoe24 in (610 mm)
BladeSemi-Universal (SU)
Blade Capacity5.6 yd³ (4.3 m³)
Recyclability97%
Air ConditioningThe air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.36 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.946 metric tonnes.
Note (1)Configurations and features may vary by region. Please consult your Cat dealer for availability in your area.

Benefits and Features

  • Harness added weight and horsepower to take on a wide range of dozing and grading tasks.
  • Improved steering, tighter turning radius, quicker turns at the end of each pass help you finish jobs faster.
  • Fully automatic 3-speed transmission gives you seamless acceleration, faster cycle times and more nimble movement around the jobsite.
  • No need to shift – just set your desired ground speed and the dozer adjusts for maximum fuel efficiency and power to the ground.
  • Agility and ideal machine balance help you achieve high quality grades quickly.
  • Take on heavier work with a purpose-built push arm model.
  • Power train automatically controls brakes, transmission and steering to provide tighter turns and help operators more easily work on slopes.
    Comparisons to D6N.

Assist features help make work easier, especially for less experienced operators. Some blade and steering functions are automated so newer operators can work at productivity levels closer to their veteran counterparts. Seasoned operators can enjoy reduced effort and fatigue, along with faster, more accurate results.

  • Cat Grade with Slope Assist™ automatically maintains pre-established blade position without a GNSS/GPS signal – no additional hardware or software needed. For machines with 3D, operators can easily switch back and forth from full 3D automatics to Slope Assist.
  • Steer Assist automates track and blade tilt steering. Helps reduce operator fatigue by automatically maintaining straight travel with light loads or heavy loads on flat ground and side slopes. Helps reduce steering inputs up to 75%. No GNSS/GPS required.
  • Stable Blade works seamlessly with operator inputs to help produce a smoother surface when operating manually.
  • Blade Load Monitor gives you real-time feedback on current load versus the optimal blade load based on your ground conditions. Actively monitors machine load and track slip to help you reach optimal pushing capacity.*
  • Traction Control automatically reduces track slip to save you time, fuel and track wear.*
  • AutoCarry automates blade lift to help you maintain consistent blade load and reduce track slip.*
  • Slope Indicate is included in the main machine display and shows side slope and uphill/downhill grades to help operators with slope work.
  • Attachment Ready Option (ARO) provides wiring and mounting provisions for dealer installation of Grade with 3D, Accugrade, UTS, or other grade control systems.
*Feature not operational indoors or in areas where a GNSS/GPS signal is not available.

  • Factory integrated Cat Grade with 3D uses GNSS/GPS to control the blade so you can get to design plan faster.
  • Cat Grade with 3D has no masts – low profile antennas are integrated into the cab roof and GNSS/GPS receivers are mounted inside the cab for better protection.
  • Automatically follow guidance lines from design plans with Steer Assist 3D. Stay on curb lines, centerlines, bottom of slope, etc., without operator effort. Track steering is used under light loads and blade tilt steering may be added under heavy loads.
  • Grade operator interface is intuitive and easier to use: 10-inch (254 mm) touchscreen, Android OS platform, operates like a smart phone.
  • All Cat Grade systems are compatible with radios and base stations from Trimble, Topcon, and Leica.
  • Already invested in a grade infrastructure? You can install grade systems from Trimble, Topcon, and Leica onto the machine.
  • The cab is Third Party Grade Control Ready, equipped with CAN interface, harness pass throughs and mounting features to make it easier to install the grade control system of your choice.

Cat Assist and Grade technologies work in the background to help dozer operators of varied skill levels and are especially beneficial to less experienced operators. To demonstrate just how much these built-in technology features help, Caterpillar put them to the test. Two novice operators and two expert operators took on slot dozing, truck dump spreading/grading in sand, and side slope work. Each operator completed three runs of each task – one in manual, one using Assist technology features, and one using Assist plus Cat Grade with 3D. The team measured productivity*, efficiency**, completion time, final surface quality, and operator inputs.
Slot Dozing
• Productivity and Efficiency – Novice operators went from 9% lower productivity and efficiency than the experts in manual to matching the experts when using Assist.
Truck Dump Spreading/Grading in Sand
• Completion Time – Novice operators took 49% more time than the experts in manual and narrowed the gap to 17% using Assist and to 9% by adding Grade.
• Blade Inputs – Novice operator blade inputs were reduced 45% with Assist, and 55% with Assist plus Grade. Expert operator blade inputs were reduced 32% with Assist, and 53% with Assist plus Grade.
• Surface Quality – Novice operator surface quality improved up to 51% using technology while expert operator surface quality improved up to 27% using technology. Novice operators using technology produced similar surface quality to the expert operators in manual.
Side Slope/Steer Assist
• Steering Inputs – Novice and expert operator steering inputs reduced by 75% in forward and by 67% combining forward and reverse.

*Material moved per hour
**Material moved per unit of fuel/Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)
Study conducted by Caterpillar, August 2022

  • Completely redesigned, more spacious cab sets the standard in comfort and productivity.
  • More glass area, steeper hood angle provide 30% better forward visibility than the previous model.
  • 10-in (254 mm) touchscreen display with easy-to-use operator interface.
  • Standard High Definition rearview camera shows prominently in the main display.
  • Wider air suspension seat has multiple adjustments for personalized comfort.
  • Entire armrest adjusts forward and backward independent of the seat.
  • Ample storage spaces throughout the cab.
Comparisons to D6N.

  • Cab is Remote Control Ready from the factory with external connector for dealer installation of the Cat Command system.
  • Cat Command remote control technology provides full dozer maneuverability from a safe distance when working in hazardous environments.
  • Command offers the choice of line-of-sight consoles or long-distance operator stations (non-line-of-sight).
  • Take advantage of the dozer’s Grade and Assist features while out of the cab using the Command Station or Console.*
*Not all technology features are available on the Command Console. Please consult your Cat dealer for feature availability by dozer model.

  • Heavier, more robust machine helps increase uptime and reduce overall operating cost.
  • Hydraulic and electrical lines running to the blade are guarded for better protection.
  • More robust track roller frame gives you added durability to take on heavier work.
  • Heavy Duty Extended Life undercarriage – HDXL DuraLink™ – offers up to 20% more seal life in high impact conditions.
  • Cat Abrasion undercarriage is your lowest cost-per-hour solution for high abrasion and low impact jobsites. The design offers double the seal life and eliminates bushing turns, reducing your costs up to 50% per hour compared to traditional undercarriage. Reduces link scalloping for smoother operation.
Comparisons to D6N.

  • Up to 10% lower maintenance costs.
  • Easy access to maintenance points and a ladder at the back of the machine save you time on daily tasks.
  • Reversible hydraulic demand fan helps remove debris while you work, saving cleanout and maintenance time.
  • Extended filter life and longer life LED lights help save you time and money.
  • Easy access under the cab floor if needed. Cab can be removed in about 30 minutes.
Comparisons to D6N.

  • Product Link™ collects machine data that can be viewed online through web and mobile applications.
  • Access information anytime, anywhere with VisionLink® – and use it to make informed decisions that boost productivity, lower costs, simplify maintenance, and improve safety and security on your job site.
  • The Cat App helps you manage your assets - at any time - right from your smartphone. See fleet location and hours, get critical required maintenance alerts, and even request service from your local Cat dealer.
  • Remote Troubleshoot saves time and money by allowing your Cat dealer to perform diagnostic testing remotely.*
  • Remote Flash updates on-board software without a technician being present, at a time that is convenient for you, potentially reducing update time by as much as 50%.

    * Contact your Cat dealer for availability date by machine model.

  • Waste Handler/Landfill Arrangement is a heavy duty dozer with specialized guarding, striker bars and seals to help protect the machine from impact and airborne/wrapping debris. Cooling is designed for high debris environments and easy cleanout. Cab is designed for high impact and specialized air handling features help deliver cleaner air to the machine. Landfill blades and center-hole track shoes help optimize your waste handler for the job.
  • Forestry Arrangement is a heavy duty dozer with optional machine protection like sweeps, screens and added guarding to help protect the machine in harsh conditions. Cooling system is designed for high debris environments, with easy access for cleanout.
  • Fire suppression dozer is outfitted with specialized protection against fire and heat, operator safety features and added machine protection for forest fire fighting and prevention.

  • Optimize machine performance for greatest productivity, while helping improve fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions with a fully automatic 3-speed transmission with lock-up clutch.
  • The Cat® C7.1 engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, Japan 2014 and Korea Tier 5 emission standards.
  • Cat diesel engines are required to use ULSD (ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel with 15 ppm of sulfur or less) or ULSD blended with the following lower-carbon intensity fuels up to: 20% biodiesel FAME (fatty acid methyl ester) ** or 100% renewable diesel, HVO (hydrogenated vegetable oil) and GTL (gas-to-liquid) fuels. Refer to guidelines for successful application. Please consult your Cat dealer or “Caterpillar Machine Fluids Recommendations” (SEBU6250) for details.
  • Cat® Grade with Slope Assist™ helps you avoid costly rework and wasteful fuel burn and greenhouse gas emissions by automating your blade position without a GPS signal.
  • Cat® Grade with 3D automates blade movements using a GPS signal helping you follow a grade design, reducing fuel burn and greenhouse gas emissions by improving efficiency and accuracy.
  • AutoCarry™ automates blade lift to reduce track slip for maximum efficiency on each pass to help lower fuel burn and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • VisionLink® displays the CO2 emissions for monitored assets, calculated by fuel type for the Runtime Fuel Burned each day in a selected date range.
  • Remote Flash minimizes downtime and maintenance time while keeping your asset running with maximum efficiency. Alerts for machine updates are sent virtually from your Cat dealer and updates can be deployed without a dealer technician needing to be onsite.
  • Remote Troubleshoot decreases maintenance time and keeps your machine running with maximum efficiency by allowing your Cat dealer to virtually test the machine while working. Once a problem is identified, a technician can fix it the first time, saving time and money.
All comparisons to D6N T4F. Productivity, fuel and CO2 emissions vary by application. CO2 emissions calculations based on a reference work cycle using 2.2 U.S. gallons per hour of #2 U.S. diesel fuel. Applies IPCC2006 methodology using U.S. EPA Emissions Hub emission factors. Includes DEF (diesel exhaust fluid) related CO2. Fuel measurements are at 15°C. Estimated average fuel consumption improvements are based on tests or Product Link™ data where available. Productivity improvements are based on test data.
**Engines with no aftertreatment devices can use higher blends, up to 30% biodiesel.

Standard Equipment

  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Cat C7.1 diesel engine
  • Fully-automatic 3-speed transmission
  • Infinite ground speed adjustment
  • Fully redesigned cab, sound suppressed, with Integrated Roll Over Protective Structure (IROPS)
  • Full-color 10-inch (254 mm) touchscreen display
  • Integrated rearview camera
  • Premium cab with adjustable operator controls/armrests
  • Cab mounted modular HVAC system
  • Added storage areas
  • Electrohydraulic implement and steering controls
  • Cloth seat
  • Lights: 6 LED
  • Slope Indicate
  • Product Link, Cellular
  • Grade Control Ready Cab
  • Remote Control Ready
  • Remote Flash/Remote Troubleshoot
  • Operator ID
  • Machine Security - Passcode
  • Compatibility with radios and base stations from Trimble, Topcon, and Leica
  • Capability to install 3D grade systems from Trimble, Topcon, and Leica
  • VPAT
  • Semi-Universal
  • Heavy Duty (HDXL with DuraLink) or Cat Abrasion
  • Redesigned track roller frame
  • Moderate Service or Extreme Service track shoes
  • 30-minute cab removal
  • Ecology drains
  • Ground level service center
  • Hydraulic fan
  • Rear access ladder
  • Shovel holder

Optional Equipment

  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Deluxe leather heated/ventilated seat
  • Premium lights: 12 LED
  • Integrated warning lights
  • Communication radio ready
  • ARO with Assist Package: Includes Attachment Ready Option (ARO), Slope Assist, Steer Assist, Stable Blade, Blade Load Monitor, Traction Control, AutoCarry
  • Grade 3D with Assist Package: Includes full-color 10-inch (254 mm) touchscreen grade display, Steer Assist 3D, Grade receivers and antennas, Grade Software Enabled Attachment (SEA), ARO with Assist package features
  • Product Link Dual Cellular/Satellite
  • Grade Connectivity
  • Machine Security - Bluetooth
  • Cat Command for Dozing
  • Foldable VPAT
  • Waste/Landfill
  • Independent steering and implement pumps
  • Load sensing hydraulics
  • Ripper-ready rear hydraulics
  • Winch-ready rear hydraulics
  • Ripper with straight or curved shanks
  • Winch
  • Side screens
  • Rear screen: hinged or fixed
  • Sweeps
  • Fine Grading arrangement
  • Forestry and Waste special arrangements
  • Fire Dozer configuration
  • Not all features are available in all regions. Please check with your local Cat dealer for specific offering availability in your area.