Caterpillar introduces the new Cat D11 XE Dozer

Leveraging 20-plus years of Cat electric drive experience and field application, the D11 XE dozer’s electric drive system delivers constant power to the ground, continuous pushing and greater maneuverability for faster cycle times and improved fuel efficiency.

Cat D11 XE Dozer. Courtesy of Caterpillar

Combining optimum power to the ground with increased durability and ease of service, the D11 XE delivers the lowest cost per ton operation in dozing applications. When in production, this Cat model will be a large, powerful and efficient electric drive dozer with high drive.

Promising low emissions-per-ton dozing, the D11 XE targets up to 25% less fuel costs per BCM. The fresh design targets up to 20% longer engine rebuild cycles than mechanical drive models, while 60% fewer moving parts translates to better machine uptime availability.

Cat D11 XE Dozer. Courtesy of Caterpillar

The D11 XE fully integrates Cat powertrain, Cat electronics, Cat software and Cat controls for optimized performance. Inherent machine protection reduces component damage for improved reliability. Its updated electronics architecture allows the dozer to take advantage of proven Cat technologies like MineStar Command for dozing, which offers both remote control and semiautonomous dozing.

The new dozer’s modular design simplifies maintenance through improved serviceability of the powertrain. Fewer moving parts translates to fewer touches required to maintain the dozer and lower service costs. This electric drive dozer also shares components with mechanical drive models, meaning familiarity for service technicians and fewer parts to stock for owners.

Cat D11 XE Dozer. Courtesy of Caterpillar

With a powertrain life targeted to deliver longer rebuild intervals, the simple machine design delivers less major component rebuilding and/or replacing. Longer rebuild cycles, lower fuel consumption and less maintenance come together with higher machine efficiency to give owners the lowest cost of bank cubic meters (BCM) of material moved ever.

The D11 XE is currently operating at Caterpillar’s dozer proving grounds in Peoria, Ill., and will then complete an extensive field validation plan before entering full production.

More information on the new Cat D11 XE electric drive dozer can be found by talking to a dozer team member during MINExpo 2021 from September 13-15 in Caterpillar’s Central Hall exhibit, #6229, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Cat D11 XE Dozer. Courtesy of Caterpillar'
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