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Kobelco Upgrades its Blade Runner Excavator-Dozer Combo ED160BR-7 (Video)
The Blade Runner is two machines in one – a crawler excavator with a large-capacity, six-way dozer blade that can be used for site prep and slope grading.
February 16, 2021
Video: Dozer Expert Explains What's Better About the New Cat D9 | The Dirt #20
In this new episode of The Dirt we talk with Cat tractor expert Todd Cole about the new D9 dozer. Todd takes us through all the major changes and upgrades in this machine and how Cat has lowered costs while retaining performance in replacing the D9T.
February 2, 2021
QuickData: What’s Happening With Dozer Sales and Auction Prices?
Check out our analysis of year-over-year new and used dozer sales for a quick overview of the market and popular models.
January 19, 2021
Cat Renamed the D6K2 Dozer to the D4. Here’s Why They Did It
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 […]
July 8, 2020
New Cat D9 Dozer Replaces D9T, Lowers Maintenance Costs
Cat has replaced the D9T with the new D9. As a next generation dozer, there are some foundational changes to the structure of this machine to discuss, but most of what’s new focuses on reducing O&O costs, including a new torque converter and maintenance improvements. As we’ve discussed several times over the last year […]
October 26, 2020
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How Good Can Dozers Get? OEMs Answer With Their Latest Models
Dozers have been recognizable in their current form for nearly a century. After this much time a machine this basic must be fully evolved, right? Not so, say manufacturers. Their newest dozers are more advanced and more capable than ever before. Technology marches on Much of the advancement of dozer design is owed to […]
August 14, 2020
Cat Dozer Experts Explain New Restructured Dozer Lineup | The Dirt #09
In the latest edition of The Dirt we devote the entire episode to discussing the reimagined, restructured Cat dozer lineup. To do that we’re joined by Cat product application specialists for dozers Sam Meeker and Joel Fritts. Over the course of the conversation we cover Cat’s new method for naming dozers, the primary improvements of […]
August 4, 2020
Cat’s New D1, D2 and D3 Make Up Revamped Small Dozer Lineup
The Caterpillar small dozer lineup has been rethought. Gone are the D3K2, D4K2 and D5K2 and in their place are the new D1, D2 and D3. In the video below, we break down the differences between the new machines and their predecessors and discuss Cat’s motivation behind the new model names. Back in […]
July 31, 2020
Liebherr PR 736 G8 dozer offers 3 levels of grading assistance
Liebherr‘s PR 736 G8 is the company’s first model in its Generation 8 dozer lineup, and powered by a 217-horsepower EVO Series Liebherr diesel. “The PR 736 G8 is a do-it-all machine for grading and mining,” says Peter Mayr, managing director, Liebherr USA, “with new assistance systems on three levels.” The three levels are Free […]
June 17, 2020
How did dozers get their name? Cat says it all started with the blade
Combined with the tractive force of the entire machine, the blade is where things get done on a dozer. In fact, says Cat, the entire name of the machine—dozer—originally comes from the blade. As it celebrates the 75th anniversary of its manufacturing of the workhorse dozer blade, Cat has delved into the evolution of the […]
June 11, 2020
The Dirt #03: Construction News + John Deere’s Cory Brant on Development of New L-Series Dozers
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 […]
June 1, 2020
Deere’s New 333G CTL With SmartGrade Has Dozer Mode and Integrated Grade Control
John Deere‘s latest dozer isn’t technically a dozer at all—it’s the 333G compact track loader. Nonetheless, this new 333G configuration features a six-way blade designed by Deere’s crawler team, a Dozer Mode control scheme and integrated SmartGrade 3D grade control from the factory. Check out all the details in the video below. 🚧Mentioned […]
May 21, 2020
Deere Unveils New 700L and 750L Dozers With More Power and More Visibility in Larger, Redesigned Cab
John Deere has unveiled the next generation of its 700-size-class dozers. After working closely with the owners and operators of the previous generation K-Series to develop these new machines, the 700L and 750L dozers boast more power, more comfort, more visibility and refreshed electro-hydraulic controls. The results are a pair of dozers built to run […]
April 28, 2020
Komatsu unveils D71PXi-24 dozer with new Intelligent Machine Control 2.0 tech
Komatsu’s main stage at ConExpo 2020 played host to an all-new dozer and a significant update to its Intelligent Machine Control (iMC) platform. The new D71PXi-24 on display at the show is a new mid-size dozer model and the first new Komatsu machine that will offer the second generation of the iMC platform.
April 10, 2020
Case Unveils DL550B: Unique 2-in-1 machine is both small dozer and large CTL
At ConExpo 2020 Case followed its unveiling of a fully-electric backhoe with the introduction of the DL550B, a machine that represents an entirely new machine category—the compact dozer loader—and one that has been several years in the making under the code name Project Minotaur.
March 27, 2020
Deere intros 333G compact track loader with integrated grade control, DozerMode
John Deere put its 333G compact track loader with SmartGrade in the center of its ConExpo 2020 booth, highlighting what it says is the first time a fully integrated grade control technology will be available on compact equipment. The 333G is Deere’s largest CTL. The 12,100-pound machine features a vertical-lift design, a 100-hp engine and 3,700 […]
March 24, 2020
Cat Unveils New D7 Dozer: Bigger, Stronger, Smarter
A day before the crowds descended upon ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020 in Las Vegas, Caterpillar unveiled it’s all new D7 dozer model. The new D7 packs more power, more weight, and potentially huge productivity gains over its predecessors. You can check out all the details in this video or read on below. As has been the case […]
March 10, 2020
Quick Data: Top-selling dozers and sales trends
January 30, 2020
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Construction Starts: When Will the Post-Pandemic Road to Recovery Be Complete?
The overall U.S. economy is expected to rebound by the first half of the year, but the construction industry's recovery doesn't look as bright. Details here.
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Equipment World Contractor of the Year
The Contractor of the Year contest recognizes contractors who have annual revenues of between $3 million and $15 million and exemplify the highest standards of construction professionals.
2021 Fleet Technology Trend Report
The latest Fleet Trends Report shows that fleets continued to leverage technology to build resilience and improve their business performance.