New Cat 814K dozer unveiled

CATERPILLAR has taken the wraps off its new 814K wheel dozer, featuring a new sound-suppressed cab, efficient power unit and transmission drive, and centralised service station configuration.

The manufacturer said the machine’s “rugged structure” is designed to achieve multiple life cycles in the toughest of operating conditions.

The upgraded cab design contains isolation cab mounting and seat air-suspension to safeguard against machine vibration feedback. Cat said the quiet cabin reduces operating noise levels to just 71 dB, with a sound-suppression package option to lower sound levels to 70 dB.

Cab entry/exit is described as being “greatly facilitated” through integration of the new fold-up STIC (Steering and Transmission Integrated Control System) armrest, while the new Vital Information Management System (VIMS) is said to allow technicians to connect directly to the machine to access a range of sensor information and expanded data.

The machine is powered by the Cat C7.1 ACERT engine, offers four forward and reverse speeds to match application demands, and features Engine Idle Shutdown and Auto Idle Kickdown to avoid unnecessary idling.

Two Cat blade design options offer “rugged durability and excellent dozing and rolling characteristics”, the manufacturer added.

The new 814K wheel dozer is currently available for worldwide orders, with the first machine shipments planned for June 2018.