It is designed to be nimble and responsive, and have power for dozing and finesse for grading.
A fully automatic transmission gives seamless acceleration for higher production. At 170 hp and an operating weight range of 37,875 to 42,263 lbs (17,200 to 19,200 kg), the new D5 dozer replaces the D6N. The update from D6N to D5 is part of an effort to make all Cat dozer model names simpler. Over the next couple of years, the Cat dozer range will be renamed from smallest to largest – D1 to D11 – with one model per size class and no more letter modifiers like “N,” “K,” “T.”
The D5 elevates the performance of the predecessor D6N with more weight and horsepower, improved steering capability and a long list of technology offerings to help operators get more work done in less time. A fully automatic 3-speed transmission with lock-up clutch offers faster cycle times, as well as optimal power and fuel efficiency. The automatic transmission, steering improvements and enhanced power train controls offer new levels of steering performance and control.
The cab has been completely redesigned. Operators will find more space, multiple seat and control adjustments for optimal comfort and a new, easy-to-use 10-in (254-mm) touchscreen operator interface. A standard High Definition rear-view camera shows prominently in the main display. Overall visibility is enhanced with about 15% more cab glass area, plus a steeper hood angle that provides 30% better forward visibility to the blade and work site.
Technology offerings on the D5 are led by updated, factory integrated Cat GRADE with 3D. Advanced Inertial Measuring Units (IMU) provide greater speed and accuracy without position sensing cylinders. Smaller antennas are integrated into the cab roof for even better protection and GPS receivers are mounted inside so they can be secured by locking the cab doors. A more intuitive GRADE operator interface works like a smart phone, making it easy for operators to pick up quickly. An Android OS platform allows installation of custom apps for more versatility. AutoCarry™ is included with GRADE with 3D to automate blade lift to maintain desired blade load, improving load consistency and reducing track slip. Source