The Caterpillar 3116 engine, optimally matched with torque converter and power shift transmission, provides an excellent balance between efficiency and power.
Cat 3116 EngineCaterpillar 3116 engine performs at full-rated net power. High horsepower, combined with high torque rise, give the D6M the ability to doze through tough material. Plus, this engine meets all the latest emission regulations around the world.
TurbochargingTurbocharging improves response and performance at low to medium engine speeds.
Direct Unit Injection Fuel SystemDirect Unit Injection Fuel System eliminates external high pressure fuel lines and provides excellent control of injection timing with individually metered, high-pressure, direct-injection of fuel.
Resilient engine mountingResilient engine mounting for quieter operation and less vibration.
Long-life designOne-piece, stress relieved, cast iron cylinder block for increased rigidity.
Easy MaintenanceThe engine can be rebuilt for a second life.
Improved multiple row modular radiatorImproved multiple row modular radiator efficiently cools engine for optimum engine performance in tough environments and applications.
Drive train componentsDrive train components are matched and balanced to deliver exceptional performance and durability.
The Caterpillar elevated sprocket undercarriage arrangements are disigned for better balance, performance and component life.
Final drives and associated power train componentsFinal drives and associated power train components are raised above the work area, isolating them from ground-induced impact loads, as well as implement and roller frame alignment loads, extending power train component life.
Sprocket positionSprocket position keeps sprocket teeth, bushings and final drives away from the abrasive materials and moisture, resulting in longer final drive gear and seal life.
High flange improved track rollersHigh flange improved track rollers (optional) combined with center or full length roller guard attachments greatly improve track guiding for demanding side slope conditions.
XL (Extra Long) arrangementXL (Extra Long) arrangement features forward idler position providing additional track on ground for finish grading applications. Wide gauge for enhanced side slope stability.
Track optionsAll tracks are sealed and lubricated.
Shoe optionsCaterpillar single-grouser shoes are made from deat-treated, rolled steel for added strength.
Engineered and manufactured to provide durability in the most demanding work.
D6M high strength steel mainframeThe D6M high strength steel mainframe absorbs high impact shock loads and twisting forces.
Computer-aided finite element analysisComputer-aided Finite Element Analysis used to evaluate and ensure high durability.
Full scale structural testing analysisFull scale structural testing analysis to verify and ensure integrity of the mainframe.
Robotic weldingRobotic welding provides deep penetration and consistency for long life.
Precision top level machiningPrecision top level machining for perfect alignment of bores and surfaces.
Pivot shaft and pinned equalizer barPivot shaft and pinned equalizer bar for maintaining track roller frame alignment.
Ergonomically designed for operator's maximum comfort and productivity.
Operator's stationOperator's station provides excellent viewing area to blade and rear of machine.
The Caterpillar Contour Series SeatThe Caterpillar Contour Series Seat is ergonomically designed and fully adjustable for maximum comfort.
Standard clutch and brake lever steeringStandard clutch and brake lever steering offers traditional easy-to-reach, low-effort controls.
Standard instrument panelStandard instrument panel for the clutch and brake lever steering machine is the traditional Electronic Monitoring System (EMC) with standard gauge group.
Finger Tip Control equipped machinesThe following features are available with the optional Finger Tip Control equipped machines.
Other improvements include:Storage for lunch box, cup and insulated bottle. Adjustable armrests with kneepads; electric adjustment on FTC console. Dash-mounted heater for OROPS attachment. Storage box to the left of operator. Vinyl/floor covers enlarged to cover the complete floor area and under seat.
Finger Tip Controls
A revolutionary way to operate with one hand utilizing controls that are easy-to-use and require low-effort.
Finger Tip Controls (FTC)Finger Tip Controls (FTC) are clustered for easy, one-handed operation to the operator's left. They control steering, machine direction and gear selection.
Electronic Clutch and Brake steering systemElectronic Clutch and Brake steering system allows the operator to work more precisely in close areas, around structures, obstacles, grade stakes and other machines.
Machine DirectionMachine direction is controlled by a pivoting knob which can be actuated by the thoub of the left hand.
Gear selection is madeGear selection is made by two buttons to the right of the machine direction knob. The top (up-shift) button shifts the machine transmission to the next higher gear while the bottom (down-shift) button shifts to the next lower gear.
Parking BrakeParking brake switch electronically locks Electronic Clutch and Brake steering.
The D6M offers the choice between two blades, to perfectly match your application requirements.
VPAT BladeManually adjustable blade pitch for optimum performance.
SU-BladeThe SU-Blade is designed with outside-mounted push arms especially for heavy dozing applications requiring heavy corner loading.
RippersRugged parallelogram design for high production ripping.
Winches - PACCAR PA55Standard speed or slow speed with freespool.
DrawbarUpsized. Larger jaw opening and pin diameter. Able to tow a wider range of implements.
Modular design concept moves Caterpillar elevated sprocket tractors a generation ahead in simplified service and repair.
Modular design of power train componentsModular design of power train components permits fast removal and installation.
Pre-testing modular componentsPre-testing modular components before installation or after repair assures high quality.
Grouped service pointsGrouped service points and excellent access to service areas make routine checks fast and convenient.
Quick, easy service accessQuick, easy service access and inspection of daily maintenance items.
Computerized Caterpillar Monitoring SystemComputerized Caterpillar Monitoring System analyzes critical temperatures and pressure - gives visual and audible warning for fast troubleshooting.
Electrical system diagnostic connectorElectrical system diagnostic connector enables fast troubleshooting of starting and charging problems.
Modular cooling systemModular cooling system, with individual core assemblies, provides improved serviceability, reduced replacement costs and improved durability.
Caterpillar Remanufactured dozer hydraulic cylinders and rodsCaterpillar Remanufactured dozer hydraulic cylinders and rods, starters, alternators, cylinder heads, short blocks, engines, oil pumps and final drive hubs are available for fast, economical repairs.
Ecology drainsEcology drains provide an environmentally safer method to drain fluids.
Total Customer Support
Unmatched in the industry!
Customer SupportYour Cat dealer offers a wide range of services that can be set up under a customer support agreement when you purchase your equipment.
SelectionMake detailed comparison of the machines you are considering before you buy.
PurchaseLook past initial price. Consider the financing options available as well as day-to-day operating costs.
OperationImproving operating techniques can boost your profits.
Machine management servicesMachine management services - Cat dealers help manage equipment investments.
ReplacementRepair, Rebuild or replace? Your Cat dealer can help you evaluate the cost involved so you can make the right choice.
Product SupportYou will find nearly all parts at our dealer parts counter.