Dozer offers better 'office'

QUIETER, more efficient and easier to maintain are some of the key features of Caterpillar’s 814K wheel dozer.
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The Cat 814K wheel dozer is ideal for mine utility work.

The machine, designed for utility work on mines, has isolation cab mounting along with an air suspension seat to protect the operator from machine vibration.

Operating noise levels in the cabin have been reduced to 71 decibels from the 78dB of its predecessor and there is a sound suppression package that can lower sound levels to 70dB.

Cab entry and exit has been made easier through the integration of the fold-up Steering and Transmission Integrated Control system arm rest.

STIC is designed to deliver maximum machine responsiveness and control while minimising operator movement to reduce fatigue.

Simple side-to-side movements turn the machine left and right, and gear selection control is through a finger-controlled rocker switch.

Removing the steering wheel console greatly increases operator space and improves forward visibility of the work area.

The 814K wheel dozer has an upgraded touch screen information display, showing critical machine operating data such as system temperatures, fuel use and machine hours.

The dozer's Vital Information Management System lets technicians connect directly to the machine to access a range of sensor information and expanded machine data.

This lets managers create productivity reports, identify operator training opportunities, see data logging of machine parameters and diagnostic codes, and monitor machine health.

It also alerts operators and technicians of machine issues so they can be addressed quickly before becoming a major downtime event.

Cat Product Link offers remote access of machine operating data through the Visionlink interface.

The wheel dozer includes a host of features that reduce service time to maximise machine uptime.

Its centralised ground-level service area provides quick access to the master disconnect switch with an integrated lock-out/tag-out, diesel exhaust fluid purge lamp for Tier 4 engines, circuit breakers, an emergency fuel shutoff switch and jump start receptacle.

The grease points for steering, hitch and rear axle trunnions have been grouped together and easily visible fluid sight gauges are designed to reduce time spent on daily maintenance.

The machine's hydraulic filtration extends the oil inspection requirement from 2000 hours to 4000 hours.

Railings, ladders and non-slip surfaces for platform level access points help increase technician safety when working on the engine and cooling system.

The 814K is powered by the Cat C71 ACERT engine, which meets US Environmental Protection Agency Tier 4 Final and EU Stage IV emission standards.

It features engine idle shutdown and auto idle kick-down to avoid unnecessary idling and reduce fuel consumption.

Load Sense Control Hydraulics provide on-demand hydraulic flow required by the implement and steering system to further improve fuel efficiency and deliver increased rimpull.