Industry-leading suite of Cat® Assist with ARO suite of features are now standard for Cat D4 – D7 dozers
New Cat Grade with 3D Ready option available for D4, D5 and D6 dozers
Changes reinforce D4 – D7 next generation dozers’ technology leadership
Caterpillar announces two technology package upgrades for its medium dozer line. Formerly ARO with Assist, Cat Assist with ARO (attachment ready option) suite of features will be included as a standard feature on Cat® D4, D5, D6, D6 XE and D7 models, starting in early 2024. Additionally, a new Cat Grade with 3D Ready option provides more flexibility for customers upgrading to Cat Grade with 3D on D4, D5 and D6 dozer models.
Now standard, Cat Assist with ARO ensures that every new Cat D4 – D7 dozer comes equipped with the suite of Assist features that can be easily upgraded to Cat Grade 3D.
These features include:
Stable Blade – Make finish dozing easier
Traction Control – Reduce track slip to minimise wear
Auto Carry – Maximises blade loads
Blade Load Monitor – Operator coaching for productivity
Slope Assist™ – Holds blade angles with no GPS
Steer Assist – Automatically keeps dozing straight
ARO – Sensors (IMUs) on machine for GPS capability
Cat Grade with 3D uses a GPS signal to automatically adjust blade lift and tilt movements, so operators can get to design faster, save time, and reduce the cost of rework, labor, and materials. The new Cat Grade with 3D Ready option consists of all the hardware required for the 3D system and comes installed and tested from the factory. The option includes onboard sensors, GNSS antennas and receivers, and a 10-inch (25.4-mm) touchscreen display. This allows the 3D Ready hardware to be quickly updated to a complete Grade with 3D system with the purchase of necessary licenses through the Cat Dealer.