D8T Dozer

D8T Dozer

The new Cat® D8T dozer increases your dozing productivity up to 18% without using more fuel. This means you can move more material in less time, at a ...


Engine Model
Cat C15 ACERT™
Flywheel Power
Net Power - Rated - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
Net Power - Rated - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
Note (2)
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) used in Cat Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems must meet the requirements outlined in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 22241.
Note (1)
All nonroad Tier 4 Final, Stage IV, and Korea Tier 4 Final diesel engines are required to use only Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) with 15 ppm (mg/kg) of sulfur or less, or up to B20 biodiesel blended with ULSD. B20 should meet ASTM D7467 specifi cation (b
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/ EU Stage IV/ Korea Tier 4 Final


Operating Weight - Standard


Ground Clearance
Length - Basic Tractor - With Drawbar
Length - Track on Ground
Width - Without Trunnions - Standard Shoe
Note (2)
**When Cat GRADE with 3D antennas are installed, overall machine height increases by approximately 82 mm/3.2 in.
Note (1)
* Add the following measurements for attachments: Ripper (single shank) 1519 mm/59.8 in; Ripper (multi-shank) 1613 mm/63.5 in; Drawbar 406 mm/16.0 in; SU Blade 1844 mm/72.6 in; U Blade 2241 mm/88.2 in; A Blade (not angled) 2027 mm/79.8 in; A Blade (angled

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank
165gal (US)


1 Forward
1.5 Forward
1.5 Reverse
2 Forward
2 Reverse
2.5 Reverse
3 Forward
3 Reverse
Drawbar Pull - 1 Forward
Drawbar Pull - 2 Forward
Drawbar Pull - 3 Forward

More Productivity Without Burning More Fuel


  • Move up to 18% more material per hour without burning more fuel in most applications.

  • Save up to 11% fuel in lighter applications.

  • Fully automatic 4-speed powershift transmission optimizes the dozer for maximum productivity and efficiency.

  • 19% larger standard Semi-Universal (SU) blade moves more material per pass.

  • New transmission puts up to 13% more drawbar power to the ground.

  • 10% increase in steering torque, fully automatic transmission and differential steering combine to provide best-in-class steering performance under load.

  • Optional Performance Cutting Edges increases blade payload by up to 25%.



Easy to Operate


  • Fully automatic 4-speed transmission - just select desired ground speed and the tractor will automatically manage settings for maximum efficiency and power based on load.

  • No need to upshift/downshift - saves effort for experienced operators and helps newer operators maximize productivity more quickly.

  • Added gear between first and second ensures seamless lock-up clutch engagement for exceptionally smooth shifting.

  • All speed and turning input is packaged in a single hand control for easy operation - thumb wheel puts easy on-the-fly ground speed changes at your fingertips.

  • Automatic Ripper Control and new rip-to-depth feature help reduce operator fatigue and machine wear and tear.

  • Engine Idle Shutdown Timer shuts the machine down after a pre-set idling period to save fuel and reduce unnecessary idling time.

  • Emissions reduction technology is designed to be transparent - regeneration runs automatically in the background while you work.



  • Hit target grade faster and more accurately with Cat Connect GRADE technologies. Finish jobs in fewer passes, and with less operator effort, saving you time and helping you increase profit.

  • Cat GRADE with Slope Assist™ is a factory-integrated 2D option that helps you automatically maintain pre-established blade position without a GPS signal. (Single Tilt machines only.) .

  • Cat GRADE with 3D option is factory-integrated grade control that helps you improve grading efficiency, accuracy and productivity. Automates blade movements in both fine grading and production dozing applications, reducing operator inputs by as much as 80%. Antennas on top of the cab eliminate blade masts and cables. Reduces need for grade checkers and staking, enhances safety and reduces labor costs.

  • Cat Slope Indicate is standard, showing machine cross-slope and fore/aft orientation right on the main display, to help you work more accurately on slopes.

  • Gain even more productivity and reduce operator inputs with Auto Blade Assist, AutoCarry™ and Automatic Ripper Control.

  • Factory ARO Option provides optimal mounting locations, brackets, and hardware to simplify installation of an aftermarket grade control system.

  • Product Link™/VisionLink© connects you to your equipment, providing access to machine data such as location, hours, fuel consumption, idle time, events, and diagnostic codes. 7.

  • My.cat.com gives you access to Preventive Maintenance schedules, parts and service records, warranty coverage and more - with a single login. Plus, you can link directly to your VisionLink account.

  • COMMAND for Dozing offers remote control operation for enhanced safety and greater productivity, utilizing either line-of-sight or remote operator station.



Reduced Maintenance Time and Cost


  • High quality cartridge fuel filters are purpose-built to help keep your fuel system clean and extend injector life.

  • High debris engine filter (optional) has a pleated design for less plugging - especially ideal for waste, wood chip, other fine debris applications.

  • Reduce cost, add versatility with rear implement valves that accommodate either a ripper or hydraulic winch with no changes and no trade-off in performance.

  • Programmable, automatic reversing fan is now standard for greater machine value at no added cost.

  • Larger one-piece oil pan doubles engine oil service interval to 500 hours saving you time and parts cost.

  • Features like grouped service points, ground level service center and modular transmission help make your daily maintenance and service tasks more convenient.

  • Remote Flash allows for select software updates to be made remotely via Product Link on eligible machine models, saving you time and service call expense.



Built for Long Life


  • More robust structures provide the added durability to handle the increased weight and productivity.

  • Caterpillar exclusive Elevated Sprocket undercarriage gives you an added edge in machine balance, component durability and ease of service.

  • Heavy Duty Extended Life undercarriage, HDXL with DuraLink™, is designed to help reduce your operating costs with heavier bushings for up to 25% more wear life, especially in high abrasion conditions.

  • Special machine arrangements are equipped from the factory for performance and longer life in harsh applications like landfill, transfer station and stock pile applications.

  • Major structures and components are built to be rebuilt, reducing waste, driving down lifetime operating cost, and extending the profitability cycle over more machine life.





  • Rear vision camera and cylinder mounted mirrors are available to enhance visibility around the machine.

  • Powered Bottom Guard option enhances safety during clean-out.

  • Convenient steps, handles and guardrail help you get on and off the tractor with greater ease.

  • Ground level access to lighting switch.

  • Seat belt indicator enhances safety by reminding you to buckle up with a light/alarm.

  • Electronic fluid level verification at startup saves you time and reduces trips up and down from the cab inspect compartments.

  • Standard Operator Presence detection system allows the machine to idle when the operator is not seated, but locks out the power train and front implements to avoid unintentional movement.

Standard Equipment:

Optional Equipment:

    • Angle Blade
    • LGP Angle
    • LGP SU
    • LGP SU Landfill
    • Semi-Universal (SU)
    • SU Landfill with Wear Plate
    • SU with Performance Cutting Edges
    • SU with Push Plate
    • SU with Rock Guard, Performance Cutting Edges
    • SU with Rock Guard, Wear Plate
    • Universal
    • Universal Landfill
    • Universal with Rock Guard, Wear Plate
    Bottom Guards
    • Bottom guards with front counterweight
    • Heavy duty, sealed
    • Powered
    • Wood chip
    • 8A
    • 8SU LGP
    • 8SU/U: basic, guarded or dual tilt guarded
    • 8U LGP: single tilt guarded or dual tilt guarded
    • Light, warning strobe
    • Lighting groups: Basic, Premium or Sweeps
    • Mount, light, warning strobe
    • Guard, fan debris
    • Guard, fast fuel
    • Guard, fuel tank
    • Guard, grill debris
    • Rear screen
    • Striker bars, front, suspended
    • Sweeps group
    • Rear attachment hydraulics: Ripper, Winch or None
    Operator Environment
    • Cab glass: Single pane, Enhanced Dual Pane or 40 psi
    • Cab platform: Standard, Quick Opening or 5th Percentile
    • Cab seat: Cloth, heated
    • Cab seat: Heated and ventilated
    • Visibility arrangements: Basic or Single camera
    Other Attachments
    • Black paint, blade
    • Counterweight, additional
    • Drains, ecology, power train
    • Grab handles, push arm
    • PA140VS winch
    • W12 E PTO winch
    • Window shades
    Power Train, Engine, Brakes
    • Engine, thermal shield
    • Oil change system, high speed
    • Radiator, 6.35 fins per inch, debris
    Rear Attachments
    • Counterweight, rear
    • Drawbar, rigid
    • Multi-shank ripper
    • Multi-shank ripper with striker bar
    • No rear attachment
    • PA140VS winch, variable speed
    • Rear striker bar
    • Single shank ripper with pin puller
    • Single shank ripper with puller and striker bar
    • Single shank ripper with striker bar
    Ripper Shank Teeth
    • Multi-shank
    • Single shank
    • Single shank, deep ripping
    Technology Products
    • AccuGrade Ready (ARO), single tilt or dual tilt
    • AutoCarry/AutoRip, single tilt or dual tilt
    • Cat GRADE with 3D
    • COMMAND for Dozing Ready
    • Machine control, basic, single tilt or dual tilt
    • Product Link: Cellular or Dual mode
    • Positive Pin Retention (PPR) Undercarriage: Suspended, Guarded or Arctic
    • 610 mm (24 in) Moderate Service PPR Track
    • 610 mm (24 in) Extreme Service PPR Track
    • 610 mm (24 in) Extreme Service PPR Track, trapezoidal
    • 610 mm (24 in) Extreme Service PPR Track, trapezoidal
    • 660 mm (26 in) Extreme Service PPR Track
    • 710 mm (28 in) Extreme Service PPR Track
    • 710 mm (28 in) Moderate Service PPR Track
    • 965 mm (38 in) Moderate Service PPR Track
    • 710 mm (28 in) Moderate Service PPR Track, trapezoidal
    • Heavy duty, extended life undercarriage track (44 Section, sealed and lubricated, single grouser shoes)
    • Heavy duty, extended life undercarriage: Suspended, Guarded or Arctic
    • 610 mm (24 in) Extreme Service HDXL Track
    • 660 mm (26 in) Extreme Service HDXL Track
    • 700 mm (27.5 in) Extreme Service HDXL Track
    • Carrier rollers: Suspended, Suspended Arctic or No carrier rollers