New | D6T Track-Type Tractor

The Cat D6T dozer has earned a global reputation for outstanding versatility. The D6T has the pushing power you want for heavy dozing applications and the fine control you need for finish grading – all in one easy-to-transport machine. A choice of configurations, undercarriage and track, rear implements and blades give you multiple options to put together a machine ideally suited to the work you do day after day. Industry leading resale value helps you get the most from your equipment investment. The D6T meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards.

Engine ModelCat® C9.3 ACERT™
Flywheel Power207.0 hp
Bore4.5 in
Stroke5.9 in
Displacement567.0 in3
EmissionsU.S. EPA Tier 4 Final
Engine Power (Maximum) – ISO 14396255.0 hp
Engine Power (Maximum) – ISO 14396 (DIN)258.0 hp
Engine Power (Maximum) – SAE J1995257.0 hp
Net Power (Maximum) – ISO 9249/SAE J1349241.0 hp
Net Power (Maximum) – ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)244.0 hp
Net Power (Rated) – ISO 9249/SAE J1349207.0 hp
Net Power (Rated) – ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)210.0 hp
Operating Weight46263.0 lb
Operating Weight – LGP A52954 lb
Shipping Weight – LGP S/A43664 lb
Shipping Weight – XL A/SU39138 lb
Shipping Weight – XW A/SU40596 lb
Operating Weight – XL A46791 lb
Operating Weight – XL SU46263 lb
Operating Weight – XL VPAT52167 lb
Shipping Weight – XL VPAT47165 lb
Operating Weight – XW A48922 lb
Operating Weight – XW SU48034 lb
Operating Weight – XW VPAT53170 lb
Shipping Weight – XW VPAT45840 lb
Operating Weight – LGP S50490 lb
Operating Weight – LGP VPAT53651 lb
Shipping Weight – LGP VPAT48521 lb
Blades: 6 SU – XL
Capacity7.26 yd3
Width10.7 ft
Height4.6 ft
Digging Depth19.7 in
Ground Clearance46.5 in
Maximum Tilt32.0 in
Weight2949.8 lb
Blades: 6A – XL
Capacity5.17 yd3
Width13.7 ft
Height3.8 ft
Digging Depth21.8 in
Ground Clearance43.8 in
Maximum Tilt16.7 in
Weight2633.6 lb
Blades: 6 VPAT – XL
Capacity6.07 yd3
Width12.8 ft
Height4.2 ft
Digging Depth31.2 in
Ground Clearance41.5 in
Maximum Tilt16.1 in
Weight3680.6 lb
1.0 Forward2.3 mph
1.5 Forward3.0 mph
2.0 Forward4.1 mph
2.5 Forward5.1 mph
3.0 Forward7.0 mph
1.0 Reverse3.0 mph
1.5 Reverse3.8 mph
2.0 Reverse5.2 mph
2.5 Reverse6.5 mph
3.0 Reverse9.0 mph
0.5 Forward1.7 mph
0.5 Reverse2.2 mph
0.7 Forward2.1 mph
0.7 Reverse2.6 mph
1.7 Forward3.6 mph
1.7 Reverse4.6 mph
2.7 Forward6.2 mph
2.7 Reverse7.9 mph
Drawbar Pull: 0.5-1.0 Forward86000.0 lbf
Drawbar Pull: 1.5-2.0 Forward49800.0 lbf
Drawbar Pull: 2.5-3.0 Forward26800.0 lbf
Service Refill Capacities
Fuel Tank108.7 gal
Cooling System13.4 gal
Engine Crankcase6.5 gal
Power Train39.1 gal
Final Drives (each)3.6 gal
Roller Frames (each)6.6 gal
Pivot Shaft Compartment1.3 gal
Hydraulic Tank17.3 gal
DEF Tank4.5 gal
Cable Ferrule Size (O.D. × Length)54 mm × 67 mm (2.1 in × 2.6 in)
Maximum Bare Drum – Line Pull89800.0 lb
Maximum Bare Drum – Line Speed130.0 ft/min
Maximum Full Drum – Line Pull76300.0 lb
Maximum Full Drum – Line Speed224.0 ft/min
Rope Diameter – Optional1.00 in
Rope Diameter – Recommended0.88 in
Weight2652.0 lb
Winch DriveMechanical
Winch ModelPA56
Oil Capacity17.8 gal
Increased Tractor Length – XL/XW20.4 in
Increased Tractor Length – LGP14.4 in
Drum Diameter10.0 in
Drum Capacity – 22 mm (0.88 in)288.7 ft
Drum Capacity – 25 mm (1.0 in)219.8 ft
ROPS/FOPSROPS meets ISO 3471:2008, FOPS meets ISO 3449:2005 Level II
CabMeets appropriate standards
BrakesBrakes meet the International Standard ISO 10265:2008
Hydraulic Controls – Pump
Angle Cylinder Flow – VPAT50.0 gal/min
Pump Output – Fan25.0 gal/min
Pump Output – Implement54.0 gal/min
Pump Output – Steering52.0 gal/min
Lift Cylinder Flow54.0 gal/min
Tilt Cylinder Flow29.0 gal/min
Ripper Cylinder Flow54.0 gal/min
Drive Train
Maximum Clearance Raised (under tip)20.2 in
Maximum Penetration Force14747.0 lb
Pocket Spacing39.4 in
Pryout Force26190.0 lb
Ramp Angle26 degrees
Shank Gauge78.8 in
Shank Section74 mm × 175 mm (2.9 in × 6.9 in)
Weight – With One Shank3302 lb
TypeFixed Parallelogram
Number of Pockets3
Overall Beam Width87.0 in
Beam Cross Section219 mm × 304 mm (8.8 in × 12 in)
Maximum Penetration18.0 in
Weight – Each Additional Shank161 lb
Hydraulic Controls – Pressures
Maximum Operating Pressures – Non-VPAT2800.0 psi
Maximum Operating Pressures – VPAT3125.0 psi
Relief Pressures – Non-VPAT3150.0 psi
Relief Pressures – VPAT3540.0 psi
Steering5800.0 psi
Blades: 6 SU – XW
Capacity7.38 yd3
Width11.7 ft
Height4.6 ft
Digging Depth19.7 in
Ground Clearance46.5 in
Maximum Tilt31.2 in
Weight3120.4 lb
Blades: 6A – XW
Capacity5.69 yd3
Width14.8 ft
Height3.8 ft
Digging Depth21.3 in
Ground Clearance44.8 in
Maximum Tilt16.7 in
Weight2865.2 lb
Blades: 6 VPAT – XW
Capacity6.57 yd3
Width13.7 ft
Height4.2 ft
Digging Depth29.3 in
Ground Clearance43.4 in
Maximum Tilt17.4 in
Weight3888.4 lb
Blades: 6S LGP
Capacity4.96 yd3
Width13.3 ft
Height3.6 ft
Digging Depth23.2 in
Ground Clearance43.1 in
Maximum Tilt28.9 in
Weight2622.2 lb
Blades: 6A – LGP
Capacity6.46 yd3
Width16.7 ft
Height3.8 ft
Digging Depth33.6 in
Ground Clearance39.5 in
Maximum Tilt24.3 in
Weight3211.0 lb
Blades: 6 VPAT – LGP
Capacity6.57 yd3
Width13.7 ft
Height4.2 ft
Digging Depth29.3 in
Ground Clearance43.4 in
Maximum Tilt17.4 in
Weight3888.4 lb

Built to get the job done

A Cat C9.3 ACERT engine gives you the power and reliability you need to get the job done. Improved fuel economy over Tier 4 Interim and efficient use of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) gives you excellent overall fluid efficiency.

Differential Steering

Differential Steering maintains full power to both tracks for best-in-class turning, even with a full blade load. When one track speeds up, the other slows down an equal amount, so you have better maneuverability and faster cycle times. You also get better load capacity, power and speed control in soft conditions because both tracks are powered during turns.

Load Sensing Hydraulics

Field-proven system senses the load and continuously adjusts hydraulic power to your blade to maximize efficiency.

Torque Divider

A single stage torque divider sends 70 percent of engine torque through a converter and the other 30 percent through a direct drive shaft so you get more power to the ground, more efficiently.

Cooling System

The radiator, air-to-air aftercooler and hydraulic oil cooler are packaged in a single plane, making cleanout easier. Durable, aluminum bar plate construction gives you superior heat transfer and corrosion resistance. Six fins per inch on the standard core allow debris to pass through and help reduce plugging. A standard perforated grill helps protect the cooling system.

In cooler conditions, the hydraulic demand fan reduces speed to conserve power, save fuel and decrease sound levels. An optional reversing fan is available for high debris conditions.

Enhanced Auto Shift

Standard Enhanced Auto Shift helps you save fuel by automatically upshifting/downshifting to maintain the most efficient gear based on load. Three different modes (3-, 6-, 9-speed), plus additional fine ground speed adjustment, allow you to optimize tractor performance to match material and job site conditions.

Selectable Electro-Hydraulic Maps

Selectable Electro-Hydraulic Maps set the implement response levels – fine, medium, coarse – to match operator preferences and tailor the machine to individual applications.

Comfort and productivity

The latest D6T offers operators added comforts like a quieter cab, easy closing cab doors, a heated/ventilated seat option, manually adjustable armrests and a cup holder with auxiliary power port.

New cab (ROPS) mounted air conditioning gives you more cooling capability, and removes the condenser from under the hood so it is easier to service.

The in-dash display monitors machine conditions in real time. The panel is glare-resistant and illuminated for low-light visibility.

Implement and Steering Controls

  • A single ergonomic handle with a thumb roller controls direction, turning, forward/reverse shifting and gear selection. Tiller style control helps you work precisely in tight spaces.
  • Electro-hydraulic controls are standard on the D6T. Low effort controls give you precise control of the blade and rear attachments, as well as easy 6-way control of a VPAT blade.
  • A variable throttle control dial lets you use preset engine speeds, customize engine speeds for operator preference or utilize Auto Shift modes.
  • Bi-directional shift allows you to automatically select the desired forward/reverse gears and forward/reverse speeds when Enhanced Auto Shift is activated.
  • Implement Lock-Out prevents inadvertent operation of hydraulic attachments.

Proven, integrated solutions

Emissions reduction technology on the D6T is designed to be transparent, with no action required from the operator. Regeneration runs automatically in the background while you work.

Aftertreatment Technologies

Caterpillar designed Tier 4 Interim products with Tier 4 Final standards in mind. To meet the additional 80 percent reduction in NOx emissions required at Tier 4 Final, Caterpillar engineers added Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) to the already proven aftertreatment solution.

Diesel Exhaust Fluid

Selective Catalytic Reduction utilizes Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF), which can be conveniently refilled when you refuel. A gauge on the dash shows your fluid level. When the machine is turned off, a pump will automatically purge the DEF lines to help prevent the fluid from freezing in the lines and pump. A symbol on the dash and a light/symbol on the Ground Level Service Center indicate when the purge is complete and that it is safe to turn off the electrical disconnect.

If the engine/aftertreatment temperatures are high, a Delayed Engine Shutdown will activate automatically to cool the machine and then purge the lines. For complete aftertreatment information, please refer to your machine’s Operation and Maintenance Manual.

Monitor, manage and enhance job site operations

Cat Connect makes smart use of technology and services to improve your job site efficiency. Using the data from technology equipped machines, you’ll get more information and insight into your equipment and operations than ever before.

Cat Connect technologies offer improvements in these key areas: Equipment Management – increase uptime and reduce operating costs. Productivity – monitor production and manage job site efficiency. Safety – enhance job site awareness to keep your people and equipment safe.

LINK Technologies

LINK technologies provide wireless capability to machines enabling two-way transfer of information collected by on-board sensors, control modules, and other Cat Connect technologies using off-board apps, such as our VisionLink® software.

Product Link™/VisionLink

Product Link takes the guesswork out of equipment management. Track location, hours, fuel usage, productivity, idle time, and diagnostic codes through the online VisionLink interface. Manage your fleet in real time so you can maximize efficiency, improve productivity, and lower operating costs.

GRADE Technologies

Cat Connect GRADE technologies help you hit target grade faster and more accurately. Finish jobs in fewer passes, and with less operator effort, saving you time and helping you increase profit.

Cat Slope Indicate

Cat Slope Indicate (S) displays machine cross-slope and fore/aft orientation on the primary monitor, helping operators work more accurately on slopes.

Cat Stable Blade

Cat Stable Blade (S) complements the operator’s blade-control input for attaining finish grades quicker with less effort.

Cat Grade Control 3D

Cat Grade Control 3D (O) is a factory integrated grade-control system that enables operators to improve grading efficiency, accuracy, and productivity in both production dozing and fine-grading applications. The integrated design positions antennas on the cab roof, eliminating conventional blade-mounted masts and related cables. The AccuGrade Ready Option (ARO) is part of the package for added versatility, and AutoCarry™ is included to further boost productivity.

Cat AccuGrade

Cat AccuGrade (O) is a dealer-installed aftermarket grade-control system that provides increased grading versatility and the ability to scale capacity to changing needs, providing a choice of lasers for 2D flat-plane and slope work, Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) control for complex 3D cuts and contours, and/or systems using a Universal Total Station (UTS) for fine and finish grading.

Cat AccuGrade Ready Option

Cat AccuGrade Ready Option (ARO) (O) allows you to easily install or upgrade to Cat AccuGrade 2D and 3D grade-control systems to add versatility and resale value to your machine.

(S) = Standard

(O) = Optional

Optimize your machine

Your choice of undercarriage, track shoes, blades and rear implements help you outfit your machine for optimum performance and service life. L-shaped push arms give you an advantage over diagonal brace designs by bringing the blade closer to the machine. This gives you better balance, maneuverability and blade penetration. The design also gives you lateral stability and better cylinder positions for constant pryout capability regardless of blade height.


The D6T features the Caterpillar elevated sprocket design that helps protect major components from harsh impacts and provides a modular design that is convenient to service. Choose Heavy Duty undercarriage for aggressive applications like land clearing, side-slopes or rocky terrain. Or, choose SystemOne™ undercarriage that is designed to work and wear as a system for longer life and lower costs in many applications. A broad choice of track shoe designs and widths help you further optimize your machine for performance and longer life.


Semi-Universal, Straight and Angle blades are designed with a strong box section to stand up to the most severe applications. Heavy moldboard construction, hardened bolt-on cutting edges and end bits add strength and durability. The Variable Pitch Angle Tilt (VPAT) blade allows you to hydraulically adjust lift, angle and tilt for precise results. The VPAT blade is wider to take on a variety of applications so you can use your D6T for spreading material, finish grading, side casting, V-ditching and backfilling. The VPAT blade can also be angled for easy shipping.

Rear Implements

To help you match your D6T to the task at hand, you can outfit your D6T with a multi-shank ripper, winch, drawbar or rear counterweight.

Ask your Cat dealer for available options to help you optimize your machine for the work you do.

Designed with protection in mind

  • Redesigned guard rail enhances safety when fueling, filling Diesel Exhaust Fluid or cleaning rear windows.
  • Convenient steps and handles help you get on and off the tractor with greater ease. The optional premium lighting package adds access lighting with a ground level switch.
  • Well appointed cabs with good visibility help operators stay focused and aware.
  • A standard Operator Presence detection system allows the machine to idle when the operator is not seated, but locks out the power train and front implements to avoid unintentional movement.
  • A rear vision camera is available to enhance visibility behind the machine.
  • Easy open engine enclosure doors allow you to maintain three points of contact for added safety.

Built for the next generation

  • The D6T meets Tier 4 Final emission standards. Improved fuel economy over Tier 4 Interim and efficient use of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) gives you excellent overall fluid efficiency.
  • Features like Enhanced Auto Shift and a hydraulic demand fan help you save even more fuel, as well as wear and tear on equipment. Technologies like Cat Grade Control 3D and Product Link contribute even more to helping you save on fuel costs.
  • Major components are built to be rebuilt, eliminating waste and saving you money by giving your dozer a second – and even third – life.

When uptime counts

Ease of Service

Like all Cat machines, the D6T is designed to help you get routine service done quickly and efficiently so you can get to work. New, larger engine compartment doors and a lower panel that can be removed without tools gives you easy access to internal components and routine service points. Heavy-duty hinged radiator grill doors have a bolt-on design so you can get to the fan and front side of the cooling package. An optional high speed oil change attachment can make servicing even faster.

The Ground Level Service Center gives you quick, easy access to the hour meter, battery disconnect, secondary engine shutdown, DEF purge indicator and optional lighting switches.

Cat EMSolutions (Equipment Management Solutions)

EMSolutions lets you take control of your fleet with a solution specific to your equipment management needs. Comprehensive, technology-enabled equipment management – combined with the knowledge and expertise of your Cat dealer – can provide ways to help you achieve gains that go straight to your bottom line.

  • Improve availability
  • Reduce owning and operating costs
  • Streamline maintenance practices
  • Maximize equipment life
  • Increase resale value

Consisting of five levels of support, from remote access to equipment data to complete, proactive management of your fleet, EMSolutions allows you to choose the amount of support that’s right for you.

Renowned Cat Dealer Support

Knowledgeable Cat dealers have a global reputation for providing outstanding sales and service. Maximize your equipment investment with a Customer Support Agreement tailored to meet your business needs. Take advantage of preventive maintenance programs like Custom Track Service, Scheduled Oil Sampling (S·O·SSM) analysis, and guaranteed maintenance contracts. Cat dealers can even help you with operator training to help boost your profits.

When you need repairs, Cat dealers and our unmatched Caterpillar distribution network excel at getting you the right parts you need quickly.

You Cat dealer can also help you maximize your equipment investment with services like Cat Reman parts and Cat Certified Rebuilds. Remanufactured parts offer you the same warranty and reliability as new parts at a fraction of the cost. A Certified Rebuild gives a “second life” for your machine, incorporating the latest engineering updates so you end up with a like-new track loader and a new machine warranty. Caterpillar strives to provide customers the lowest owning and operating costs over the life of their machine.

Purpose-built for performance

D6T WH Waste Handler

Whether building or closing cells, pushing trash or spreading cover, the D6T WH is designed and built from the frame up to take on the unique challenges of landfill work.

  • Specialized guarding, striker bars and seals help protect the machine from impact and airborne debris.
  • Bottom and Final Drive guarding help prevent debris from wrapping around or damaging vital components.
  • The cooling system is designed for high debris environments, with easy access for cleanout.
  • Lights are mounted up and away from main debris area for protection, while still giving you plenty of light on the work area.
  • Specialized air handling features help deliver cleaner air to the machine and to the cab.
  • Landfill blades and center-hole track shoes help you optimize your waste handler for the job.

D6T Forestry Arrangement

Put the power and ruggedness of the D6T to work in land clearing or forestry applications.

  • Optional Sweeps help protect the cab, top and sides of the machine.
  • Screens give added impact protection to cab windows.
  • Additional guarding helps protect the underside of the machine from stumps and other heavy debris.
  • The cooling system is designed for high debris environments, with easy access for cleanout.

  • C9.3 ACERT diesel engine
  • U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards
  • Air cleaner, Strata tube precleaner with dust ejection
  • Air filter with electronic service ind.
  • Aftercooler – Air to Air (ATAAC)
  • Coolant, extended life
  • Enhanced Auto Shift (EAS)
  • Drains, ecology, power train
  • Fan, hydraulic, cold weather
  • Final drives, single reduction planetary
  • Fuel priming pump, electric
  • Jacket water heater
  • Parking brake, electronic
  • Radiator, aluminum bar plate
  • Radiator, HD guard
  • Shift management: – Automatic directional and downshift – Controlled throttle, load compensated
  • Starting aid, ether, automatic
  • Starter, heavy duty
  • Torque divider
  • Transmission, electronically controlled powershift
  • Turbocharger, wastegate
  • Water separator
  • SystemOne Track Group
  • Carrier rollers
  • Clamp master link
  • Equalizer bar
  • Guards, end track guiding
  • Idlers, center tread, lifetime lubricated
  • Rollers, lifetime lubricated
  • Track, lifetime lubricated
  • Track roller frames, tubular
  • Track adjusters, hydraulic
  • Sprocket rim segments, replaceable
  • Alarm, backup
  • Alternator, 150 amp
  • Batteries, two maintenance free 12V (1,400 cca) (24V system), heavy duty
  • Converter, two 10 amp 12V outlets
  • Connector, diagnostic
  • Electric start, 24V
  • Horn, forward warning
  • Hour meter, electronic
  • A/C, ROPS mounted condenser
  • Armrest, adjustable
  • Cab, ROPS/FOPS, sound suppressed, pressurized
  • Cupholders
  • Decelerator and brake pedals
  • Electro-hydraulics implement and steering controls
  • Six gauge cluster (engine coolant temperature, power train oil, hydraulic oil temperature, fuel level, engine rpm display/gear display, DEF level)
  • Foot pads, dash
  • Glove box
  • Heater
  • Hour meter, electronic
  • Mirror, rearview
  • Power train control module: – Throttle dial, electronic – Enhanced Auto Shift (EAS) control – Shift Management Dial
  • Radio ready
  • Seat, cloth, air-suspension
  • Seat belt, retractable 76 mm (3 in)
  • Wipers, two speed
  • CD ROM parts book
  • Engine enclosures, perforated
  • Front pull device
  • Guards, hinged bottom
  • Ground level service center with remote electrical disconnect and secondary shutdown switch and hour meter
  • Hood, perforated
  • Hydraulics, independent steering and work tool and fan pumps
  • Hydraulics, load sensing, dozer lift and tilt
  • Mounting, lift cylinder
  • Oil cooler, hydraulic
  • Radiator doors, perforated, louvered, hinged
  • S·O·S sampling ports
  • Vandalism protection for fluid compartments and battery box
  • Cat Slope Indicate
  • Product Link
  • Stable Blade Control








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