Delivers top performance, durability and reliability.
Cat® C9 ACERT EngineDelivers, at a rated speed of 2,100 rpm, flywheel power of 173 kW (232 hp) and meets the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tier 3 emissions regulations and Stage IIIA EU Emissions Directive 97/68/EC. With high horsepower and low displacement, this innovative engine provides excellent fuel economy and durability which can significantly reduce operating costs.
Torque RiseIs increased as a result of the electronically controlled, computer actuated unit fuel system that provides high injection pressure and more precisely controlled fuel delivery as the engine lugs back from rated speed.
ADEM™ IV Fuel SystemIs a Caterpillar® electronic control module which provides improved engine response, performance, fuel efficiency, troubleshooting diagnostics and reduced emissions. It allows integration with the electronic transmission control for maximum power train efficiency.
TurbochargerPacks more dense air into the cylinders for more complete combustion and lower emissions, improving performance and engine efficiency. These benefits are especially useful at high altitudes.
Air-to-Air AftercoolerReduces smoke and emissions by providing cooler inlet air for more efficient combustion. This also extends the life of the piston rings and bore.
Dual Cooling JetsIn the block spray oil on the piston skirt and cylinder bores keep ring temperatures low for long ring and liner life with excellent oil control.
PistonsAre two piece articulated with forged steel crowns for excellent strength and aluminum skirts for reduced weight. Pistons are oil cooled for increased heat dissipation and longer life.
ValvesFour per cylinder allow for good airflow, enhancing fuel efficiency and heat rejection. Valves and unit injection system are camshaft-actuated for precise timing.
CrankshaftIs a steel-forged, carburized and induction-hardened for long-term durability. It is dynamically balanced for smooth operation. The crankshaft is completely regrindable, and the connecting rods can be removed through the tops of the cylinders for easy servicing.
Cat Engine OilIs formulated to optimize engine life and performance and is strongly recommended for use in Cat diesel engines. Engine oil change interval is 500 hours.
Cat Planetary Powershift TransmissionFeatures heavy-duty components to handle tough jobs. The 345.4 mm (13.6 in) planet drives operate in all gears, forward and reverse.
Heavy-Duty Axles and BrakesAre designed to last in all kinds of operating conditions. Two front axles disc brakes provide improved braking capability and better heat dissipation. Planetary final drives use free-floating, bronze sleeve bearings in the planet gears. • Oil disc brakes are adjustment-free and fully enclosed to lock out contaminants.
Front AxleIs rigidly mounted to the frame to support the weight of the compactor, internal torque loads and external loads applied during compacting and dozing operations.
Rear AxleIncludes a trunnion, two trunnion supports and associated bearings, allowing it to oscillate plus or minus 12 degrees.
Four Piece AxleContains two axle shaft housings - the center housing and the intermediate housing. Features and benefits of this design include: • Inboard brakes on the front axle only are positioned immediately adjacent to the differential and operate on the low torque side of the final drive, requiring less braking to stop the machine.
Enhanced design and materials provide superior strength to the purpose built structures of the 814F Series 2.
Structure ConstructionCombines the use of robotic welding on up to 90 percent of the 814F Series 2 with castings in several areas to increase strength by helping spread the loads and reduce the number of parts. This provides highly consistent welds with deep plate penetration and excellent plate fusion. The benefits are increased durability and fatigue strength. The computer controlled machining ensures the alignment of pin bore, axle pad, cab mount and transmission/engine components.
Box Section End FrameDesigned to resist twisting and torsional forces, the box section engine end frame provides a solid foundation for the axles, engine and transmission.
Front FrameWith two plates provides maximum structural strength during compaction and dozing applications.
Spread Hitch DesignImproves load distribution by reducing loads to the hitch bearings. The large center hitch design improves hydraulic line routing and makes service access easier.
Upper and Lower Hitch PinsPivot on double-tapered roller bearings. Box-style sections in the hitch pins and crossmember assembly improve frame structure strength. Increased diameter lower hitch pins add to the robust design.
Engine and Transmission MountsWith rubber isolation mount design reduces noise and vibration.
Operator Station and Controls
Comfort and control - a top quality operator's station helps maximize productivity.
1 Exceptional All-Around Viewing AreaReduces strain and fatigue, making operators more productive.
2 Caterpillar Monitoring SystemWith electronic analog gauges is a highly effective and reliable warning and diagnostic system. As a warning system, it constantly checks machine functions and tells the operator when there is a problem. Easy-to-read gauges display fuel level, temperatures for engine coolant, transmission and hydraulic oil, engine rpm and gear range. Hour meter, odometer and analog tachometer readings are also displayed. As a diagnostic system, it identifies conditions, shows current readings and plays back maximum or highest readings registered during recent operations. The right side panel contains a three level warning system, providing full-time monitoring of key functions. The system alerts the operator of immediate or impending problems with air inlet temperature, brake oil pressure, electrical system, low voltage, engine oil pressure, engine over-speed, fuel filter status, parking brake status, steering oil pressure and transmission filter status.
3 Quick Gear Kick Up/Down ButtonLets the operator easily downshift or upshift to a different gear. It is a convenient way to shift that saves time and effort.
4 Ignition Key Start/Stop SwitchIs positioned for easy machine starting and stopping.
5 12-Volt Power Supply and Cat Electronic Technician (ET) DiagnosticsIs provided inside the cab for powering radios, telephones or a laptop computer. This is particularly useful for powering a laptop running Cat ET to access the enhanced engine and transmission control system diagnostics.
6 Steering ColumnAdjusts to multiple positions. The leather-like steering wheel and transmission control provide a sure grip and comfortable feel. The horn is conveniently located in the center of the steering wheel.
7 Pilot-Operated Blade ControlsAre conveniently located and allow for precise blade movement.
8 Operator SeatIs designed for comfort and support. Seat cushions reduce pressure on the lower back and thighs while allowing unrestricted arm and leg movement. • A fully adjustable air suspension seat with self-contained compressor is available as an option.
9 Built-In Storage SpaceIs designed to hold cups, lunch box, insulated bottle and personal items.
10 Repositioned VentsThroughout the cab keep fresh air flowing while improving the cab's heating, cooling, defrost and defog capability.
11 Throttle LockAllows and operator to set the engine speed and remove his foot from the governor (accelerator) pedal much like cruise control on an automobile. Using this feature increases productivity, fuel efficiency and improves operator comfort.
12 Decelerator PedalOn the left acts as both an engine decelerator and a brake that overrides the engine speed selected by the throttle lock. This enables the operator to slow down when throttle lock is engaged and to return to throttle lock without pressing a button. It aids in maneuvering around shovels, haul trucks, tractors or any other obstacle.
13 Windshield Washers/WipersWith in-the-blade washer delivery system are standard features on front and rear windows. The front wiper has intermittent speed capability.
14 Rear Vision Camera MonitorConnected to a camera mounted on the radiator guard, this monitor allows the operator to see the area behind the machine.
Multiple box-section construction with heat-treated moldboard and DH™-2 steel edges and end bits for long life.
Blade PackageConsists of blade, push arms, trunnion mounting, dozer length skid plate, reversible cutting edges, self-sharpening end bits, hydraulic lines guard and hydraulic blade cylinders.
Straight BladeIs standard on the 814F Series 2.
Dozer Front FrameBuilt specifically to handle greater amounts of rimpull, the machine can readily push its weight plus the weight of the material for long distances in heavy dozing applications.
Operator ControlsLift and tilt/tip are standard options and the levers are located to the right of the operator.
ApplicationThe 814F Series 2 excels at dozing, spreading fill, backfilling, stockpiling, charging hoppers, maintaining roads and cleaning up around trucks and shovels.
Contact Cat Work Tools and Services for additional blade options which include:
- Coal scoop with tilt
- Woodchip scoop with tilt
- Coal U-blade with 25 degree wing angle
Available options augment the 814F Series 2 to meet your needs.
Rear Vision CameraUses a camera mounted on the radiator guard and a monitor in the cab to allow the operator to see the area directly behind the machine.
Air Suspension SeatProvides added comfort for the operator so productivity stays high.
Air ConditionerUses blended air and R134a refrigerant for immediate temperature changes.
RadiosSeveral radio options are available factory installed: AM/FM CD or AM/FM CD with satellite radio (a service contract is required from a satellite radio provider).
Product LinkAllows the customer and/or dealer to monitor the machine from a remote location.
Fast Fill AdapterUsed during peak periods when high production is needed and little down time can be afforded for fueling. Fuel is pumped into the tank through a filling nozzle at rates up to 378.5 liters (100 gallons) per minute. As fuel enters the tank, air is forced out through an open vent. When the tank is full, the vent closes and the filling nozzle.
High Speed Oil ChangeUses an evacuation system to speed up the engine oil change which helps to reduce the service time.
Turbine Pre-Cleaner GroupReplaces the standard statatube air cleaner with a turbine-style air intake cleaner which is useful in dry, dusty work conditions.
CounterweightIs located on either side of the push arms. For each specific application, there is a correct machine weight for proper balancing of traction, flotation, mobility and response. Lower machine weight is usually required for typical second gear applications such as fill spreading, stockpiling, road maintenance, towing implements and shovel cleanup. Higher machine weight is usually required for such typical first gear applications as heavy dozing and push loading.
Tire OptionsAre available from Michelin (two options).
High Intensity Discharge (HID) LightsAdds four lights on the cab and two on the radiator guard to brighten up the work area. HID lights are two times brighter than the standard halogen lights. Note: These lights will be available mid-2007.
If maintenance is simple and areas easily accessible, it gets done.
Cat Electronic Technician (ET)
Is a software program which allows the service technician to find and identify a problem on a machine and to analyze how to fix it quickly. Cat ET provides the capability to access the electronic control modules from a personal computer. Cat ET is used for:
- Viewing active and non-active diagnostic codes and clearing them after repair.
- Displaying the status of all parameters such as engine speed, gear engaged, control levers position, control switch position, etc.
- Performing diagnostic tests and calibrations of electro-hydraulic components.
- Viewing current configurations and changing parameter settings.
- Flashing new Caterpillar software in the electronic control modules.
- Recording all parameters during machine operation.
A customer version of Cat ET is also available for your fleet of Cat equipment. Contact your Caterpillar dealer for more detailed information.
Caterpillar Monitoring SystemProvides diagnostics that allow technicians to review a machine's operation and quickly troubleshoots problems. Operating parameters, diagnostic codes and out-of-range readings are displayed through the diagnostic connector.
Engine AccessAll metal engine enclosure and hinged access doors allow for easy daily maintenance and inspections.
Left Side Service AccessProvides convenient entry to the engine oil filter, grease points, air filter, power train oil dipstick, coolant sight gauge, power train oil fill, power train oil filter and high speed engine oil fill.
Right Side Service AccessFeatures that are easily reached under the hood include fuel filter and water separator, fuel primer and engine oil dipstick.
500 Hour Oil Change IntervalIncreases uptime and production by doubling the time between oil and filter changes without requiring increased oil sump capacity.
Engine Shutdown SwitchIs located inside engine enclosure panel for simple access and extended switch life.
Blade-Style FusesAre new to the 814F Series 2. They are located in the cab and improve reliability and serviceability.
Caterpillar Scheduled Oil SamplingHelps ensure better performance, longer life and increased customer satisfaction. It is an extremely thorough and reliable early warning system which detects traces of metals, dirt and other contaminants in your engine, axle, transmission and hydraulic oil. S·O·SSM sampling can predict potential trouble early, thus avoiding costly unscheduled failures. Your Caterpillar dealer can give you results and specific recommendations shortly after receiving your sample.
Hinged Hydraulic Oil Cooler and Air Conditioning CondenserSwing open without special tools and allows the cooling system to be cleaned quickly and easily.
Battery BoxIs located in the right side bumper for convenient access to the maintenance-free batteries.
Tool BoxIs located in the left side bumper for additional protection against harsh work environments.
Complete Customer Support
Cat dealers are the equipment experts.
Machine SelectionMake detailed comparisons of the machines under consideration before purchase. Cat dealers can estimate component life, preventative maintenance cost and the true cost of lost production.
PurchaseLook past initial price. Consider the financing options available as well as day-to-day operating costs. Look at dealer services that can be included in the cost of the machine to yield lower equipment owning and operating costs over the long run.
ReplacementRepair, rebuild or replace? Your Cat dealer can help you evaluate the cost involved so you can make the right choice.
Customer Support AgreementsCat dealers offer a variety of product support agreements and work with customers to develop a plan that best meets specific needs. These plans can cover the entire machine, including attachments, to help protect the customer's investment.
Product SupportYou will find nearly all parts at our dealer parts counter. Cat dealers use a worldwide computer network to find in-stock parts to minimize downtime. Save money with genuine Cat Reman parts. You receive the same warranty and reliability as new products at cost savings of 40 to 70 percent.
OperationImproving operating techniques can boost your profits. Your Cat dealer has training videotapes, literature, application and equipment training courses and other ideas to help you increase productivity.
Maintenance ServicesMore equipment buyers are planning for effective maintenance before buying equipment. Choose from your dealer's wide range of maintenance services at the time you purchase your machine. Repair option programs guarantee the cost of repairs up front. Diagnostic programs such as S·O·SSM and Coolant Sampling and Technical Analysis help you avoid unscheduled repairs.