Cat unveils new D3 Collection lineup of skid steers, CTLs that deal with Good Attachments

Caterpillar’s new D3 Collection of skid steers and compact monitor loaders are designed for dealing with the corporate’s new line of Good Attachments, which the service machines robotically acknowledge and modify machine controls to.

Cat says the brand new Good Attachments are an business first, and with superior machine know-how, the information skids and CTLs tailor controls and operator data to match the attachment and the duty.

Cat additionally bundled different know-how on the brand new machines to assist operators. The know-how contains Return-to-Dig for setting the bucket angle; Work Device Positioner for repetitive duties, similar to grading, digging and loading; and dual-direction self-leveling, which robotically ranges the loader linkage when elevating and reducing raise arms, for elevated stability and lowered spillage.

The brand new D3 lineup consists of eight skid steers ranging in working weights from 5,849 to 9,573 kilos and gross horsepower of 67.1 to 110. There are 9 CTLs within the collection, together with a brand new mannequin designed for land administration. The CTLs are available in working weights of seven,434 to 12,764 kilos and the identical horsepower vary because the D3 skid steers.


Elevated consolation, efficiency

Cat 289D3

The brand new D3 Collection machines’ enclosed cabs include wider doorways for simpler entry and exit. The corporate additionally added house and luxury for operators by rising the space between the joystick pods by 3 inches.

Cat made adjustments to the undercarriage frames and torsion axles to scale back pitching and rocking when dealing with heavy masses, grading and loading vehicles. Cat additionally stated it boosted the machines’ digging efficiency.

Two of the bigger CTLs within the new lineup, the 279D3 and 289D3, obtained a 20 p.c improve in floor velocity, to eight.4 mph, over their D-Collection predecessors. Cat additionally added a regular two-speed transmission to the lineup, together with for the smallest new CTLs, the 239D3 and 249D3. The 2 loaders additionally get a 9 p.c enhance in journey velocity over predecessors.


Land Administration CTL

The D3 Collection contains Cat’s new 299D3 EX Land Administration CTL for heavy-duty mulching, brush-cutting and mowing. It runs on a 110-gross-horsepower turbocharged Cat C3.eight. The high-flow, high-pressure auxiliary hydraulic system delivers 40 gallons per minute.

The CTL’s gas tank is 80 p.c bigger than the tank on the usual 299D3 EX, offering 58 gallons for 11- to 12-hour steady operation.

Cat included options on the CTL to maintain mud and particles out of the cab and different areas. The one-piece cab is pressurized and sealed, and varied seals, covers and different elements are designed to guard the engine parts and decrease body.

A turbine-type precleaner ejects mud, filth and particles from engine-intake airflow earlier than it reaches the filter, Cat says. Manufacturing unit-equipped parts present influence and particles safety for the entrance and rear LED work lights, work-tool coupler space and harness connections, and auxiliary hydraulic quick-disconnect fittings, in line with the corporate. A reversing fan clears consumption screens of particles so the engine stays cooler in sizzling climate. The cooling system’s hydraulically pushed fan operates solely when required to avoid wasting gas, the corporate says.

Cat additionally gave the CTL’s engine compartment giant detachable panels for easies entry for routine cleansing.

Cat 262D3

Skid steer specs

Mannequin             Gross HP      Working wt.       ROC at 50%

226D3              67.1                   5,849 lbs.                     1,550 lbs.

232D3              67.1                   6,515                             1,900

236D3              74.3                   6,567                            1,800

242D3              74.3                   7,138                            2,200

246D3              74.3                   7,478                            2,200

262D3              74.3                   eight,296                           2,700

272D3               98                     9,133                            3,450

272D3 XE        110                    9,573                           3,700


Cat 249D3

CTL and MTL specs

Mannequin             Gross HP       Working wt.         ROC at 50%

239D3               67.1                   7,434 lbs.                    2,185 lbs.

249D3               67.1                   7,831                            2,485

257D3               74.3                   eight,094                          2,570

259D3               74.3                   eight,987                           2,870

273D3               74.3                  10,095                         3,170

289D3              74.3                   10,688                        4,130

299D3                 98                   11,464                         4,970

299D3 XE          110                  11,756                         5,085

299D3 XE LM  110                  12,764                         6,200