D7R

Overview

Caterpillar has been the world leader in Track-Type Tractors for more than a century. The D7R combines legendary Cat product durability and reliability with proven technology designed to reduce emissions while improving your productivity and your bottom line. From rugged structures to fully integrated engine and power train systems, the D7R is a world-class tractor built to help you produce the highest quality work in a variety of applications.
Engine ModelCat® C9 ACERT™
Flywheel Power194 kW260 HP
Net Power - ISO 9249194 kW260 HP
Bore112 mm4.4 in
Stroke149 mm5.9 in
Displacement8.8 l537 in³
Maximum Power - 1,900 rpm - Gross Power - ISO 14396204 kW274 HP
Maximum Power - 1,900 rpm - Net Power - ISO 9249194 kW260 HP
1.0 Forward3.52 km/h2.19 mile/h
2.0 Forward6.1 km/h3.79 mile/h
3.0 Forward10.54 km/h6.55 mile/h
1.0 Reverse4.54 km/h2.82 mile/h
2.0 Reverse7.85 km/h4.88 mile/h
3.0 Reverse13.58 km/h8.44 mile/h
Fuel Tank479 l126.5 gal (US)
Cooling System73 l19.3 gal (US)
Engine Crankcase28 l7.4 gal (US)
Power Train178 l47 gal (US)
Final Drive - Each13 l3.4 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank54 l14.3 gal (US)
Pivot Shaft32 l8.5 gal (US)
Operating Weight24962 kg55041 lb
Operating Weight - STD24962 kg55041 lb
Operating Weight - Standard24962 kg55041 lb
Shipping Weight - Standard20288 kg44735 lb
Operating Weight - XR25441 kg56097 lb
Shipping Weight - XR20767 kg45791 lb
Operating Weight - LGP27101 kg59758 lb
Shipping Weight - LGP22380 kg49348 lb
Shoes/Side - LGP43
Grouser Height71 mm2.8 in
Track on Ground - LGP3175 mm125 in
Ground Contact Area (STD Track) - LGP5.81 m²9000 in²
Ground Contact Area (STD Track) - STD3.21 m²4972 in²
Ground Contact Area (STD Track) - XR3.41 m²5280 in²
Ground Pressure (STD Track) - LGP45.78 kPa6.64 psi
Ground Pressure (STD Track) - STD76.32 kPa11.07 psi
Ground Pressure (STD Track) - XR73.22 kPa10.62 psi
Shoes/Side - STD40
Shoes/Side - XR41
Standard Width of Shoe - LGP914 mm36 in
Standard Width of Shoe - STD/XR560 mm22 in
Track on Ground - STD2870 mm113 in
Track on Ground - XR3048 mm120 in
Pump Capacity38500 kPa5584 psi
Pump TypeVariable Displacement Piston
RPM at Rated Engine Speed2231 r/min2231 r/min
Pump Output289 l/min76.3 gal/min
Lift Cylinder Flow190 l/min50.2 gal/min
Tilt Cylinder Flow80 l/min21.1 gal/min
Ripper Cylinder Flow190 l/min50.2 gal/min
Pressure Setting42000 kPa6092 psi
Bulldozer - Lift22750 kPa3300 psi
Bulldozer - Tilt17225 kPa2498 psi
Ripper - Lift22750 kPa3300 psi
Ripper - Tilt22750 kPa3300 psi
Steering38000 kPa5511 psi
A-Blade Capacity - STD/XR3.89 m³5.08 yd³
A-Blade Width - STD/XR4496 mm177 in
S-Blade Capacity - LGP5.89 m³7.7 yd³
S-Blade Width - LGP4545 mm178.9 in
SU-Blade Capacity - STD/XR6.86 m³8.98 yd³
SU-Blade Width - STD/XR3693 mm145.4 in
Maximum Clearance Raised - Under Tip, Pinned in Bottom Hole757 mm29.8 in
Maximum Penetration Force85 kN19109 lb
Pitch Adjustment, Ripper Down - Backward10 °10 °
Pitch Adjustment, Ripper Down - Forward15 °15 °
Pry-Out Force176.6 kN39705 lb
Weight - With Three Shanks3337 kg7357 lb
TypeAdjustable Parallelogram
Number of Pockets3
Overall Beam Width2210 mm87 in
Maximum Penetration748 mm29.5 in
ROPS/FOPSStandards
CabMeets the appropriate standards as listed below
BrakesBrakes meet the standard SAE J/ISO 10265 MAR99

D7R Standard Equipment

  • ELECTRICAL
    • Alarm, backup
    • Alternator, 95-Amp, brushless
    • Batteries, 2 maintenance free 12V (24V system)
    • Converter, 12V, 10-Amp with 2 outlets
    • Connector, diagnostic
    • Lights, 4 (2 mounted on the lift cylinder facing forward, 2 mounted on the fuel tank facing rearward)
    • Electric start, 24V
    • Horn, forward warning
  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • Air conditioner, under-hood
    • Armrest, adjustable
    • Cab, ROPS/FOPS
    • Decelerator pedal
    • Differential steering control
    • Cat Monitoring System: - Coolant temperature - Hydraulic temperature - Power train temperature - Fuel level - Tachometer - Hour meter - Diagnostics
    • Food pads, dash
    • Heater
    • Hydraulic controls, pilot operated with electronic deactivation switch
    • Mirror, rearview
    • Radio ready
    • Seat, adjustable contour suspension
    • Seatbelt, retractable, 76 mm (3 in)
    • Throttle switch, electronic
    • Hydraulic implement lockout, electronic
    • Wipers, two (2) speed
  • POWER TRAIN
    • Cat C9 (8.8 L/537 in3) diesel engine
    • Electronic engine control for hi and lo idle and selectable maximum engine speed
    • Aluminum bar plate radiator
    • Air cleaner, precleaner with strata tube dust ejector
    • Air filter with electronic service indicator
    • Aluminum bar plate after-cooler, air to air (ATAAC)
    • Coolant, extended life
    • Fan, blower, direct drive
    • Final drives, 3-planet double reduction planetary
    • Fuel priming pump, electric
    • Muffler with mitered stack
    • Parking brake
    • Pre-screener
    • Torque divider
    • Planetary transmission, mechanical power shift 3F/3R speeds
    • Turbocharger, waste-gate
    • Water separator
  • UNDERCARRIAGE
    • Carrier rollers (LGP)
    • Carrier rollers ready (STD, XR)
    • Equalizer bar, heavy duty
    • Guards, end track guiding
    • Guards, center track guiding (LGP)
    • Idlers, lifetime lubricated
    • Rollers, lifetime lubricated track
    • Track roller frames, tubular
    • Track adjusters, hydraulic
    • Sprocket rim segments, replaceable: - Track, heavy duty Sealed & Lubricated • Standard arrangement - 560 mm (22 in), ES, 40-section • XR arrangement - 560 mm (22 in), ES, 41-section • LGP arrangement - 914 mm (36 in), MS, 43-section
  • OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT
    • CD-ROM parts book
    • Engine enclosures, perforated
    • Mounting, lift cylinder
    • Lift cylinder with lines, LH
    • Lift cylinder with lines, RH
    • Front pull device
    • Guards, hinged bottom
    • Hood, perforated
    • Hydraulics, load sensing, dozer lift and tilt
    • Oil cooler, hydraulic
    • Product Link ready
    • Radiator doors, louvered, hinged
    • Sampling ports: - Engine oil - Power train oil - Hydraulic oil - Engine coolant
    • Tool box
    • Padlocks for battery compartment and fuel drain valve
    • Padlock capable compartments

Cab and Controls

Cab and Controls

Operator Environment
Operator Environment - The D7R features an isolation-mounted, pressurized cab that reduces noise and vibration. Large, single pane windows offer good views all around the machine for maximum productivity and enhanced job site safety. The Comfort Series seat is offset by 15 degrees for better visibility. It features fully adjustable positioning and armrests to provide a comfortable platform when working on steep grades or slopes. Gauges and warning lights on the in-dash instrument cluster are easy to read, even in direct sunlight. The Cat Monitoring System Display gives operators and service technicians easy access to operating and maintenance information. The system provides three levels of warning and system monitoring so the operator can stay informed and still concentrate on the job. Heating and air conditioning vents evenly distribute airflow within the cab. The cab is pre-wired for a 12-volt or 24-volt radio, equipped with two speakers, an antenna and a radio mount recessed in the headliner.
Dozer and Ripper Controls
Dozer and Ripper Controls - All D7R controls are ergonomically designed for low-effort and ease of operation. The dozer and ripper control levers feature pilot-operated hydraulics for added operator comfort and precise control. When the AccuGrade™ system is activated, the dozer is electro-hydraulically controlled. When the operator returns to manual control, the dozer is operated through the pilot hydraulic system.
Throttle Rocker Switch
Throttle Rocker Switch - With the touch of a finger, the rocker switch activates high or low idle. A decelerator pedal gives the operator full control of engine speed when the rocker switch is in the high idle position. Engine speed can also be easily set in any range between high and low idle by simultaneously using the decelerator pedal to set the desired speed and pressing the throttle switch in for three seconds.
Steering and Transmission Control - The operator uses a single handle control to perform all direction and gear selection. The tiller bar control allows the operator to work more precisely in close areas around structures, grade stakes and other machines. Differential Steering provides the finest modulation in the industry.
Work Tool Lock-Out Switch - The work tool lock-out valve prevents inadvertent operation of the hydraulic work tool attachments for added safety.

Engine

Engine

Caterpillar is one of the world's leading engine manufacturers. Every component of a Cat® engine is carefully designed to maximize durability and reliability. Precise controls optimize power and fuel efficiency while reducing emissions. Modular design and advanced electronic diagnostics enhance the engine's serviceability.
Engine
ACERT Technology - The D7R features a Cat C9 engine with ACERT™ Technology. A series of Caterpillar innovations provide advanced electronic control, precision fuel delivery and refined air management, resulting in outstanding performance and lower emissions. To help customers work within expanding global regulatory requirements, the C9 engine with ACERT Technology has been certified to China Stage II (GB 20891-2007) emission compliance, equivalent to EPA Tier 2/EU Stage II levels.
ATAAC - The air-to-air aftercooler (ATAAC) - part of the advanced air management system - brings cool air to the engine. This increases life, reduces emissions, and helps maximize fuel efficiency.
Fuel Delivery - Multiple injection fuel delivery very precisely controls the combustion cycle. This lowers combustion chamber temperatures to reduce emissions and translates into more work output per unit of fuel. The Hydraulic Electronic Unit Injector (HEUI™) fuel system controls injection pressure over the entire engine operating speed range for complete control over injection timing, duration, and pressure.
Fractured Split Connecting Rods - Design creates near-perfect joint alignment, maximizing rod bearing life. This, in combination with a high efficiency oil filter, ensures long engine life.
Cat Advanced High Efficiency Oil Filter - Advanced oil filters provide outstanding contamination control for a much cleaner running engine. The advanced filtration is accomplished without the shorter change intervals often required with other brands.
Cooling System
Cooling System - The all new cooling system includes engine radiator, Air-to-Air After Cooler (ATAAC), and hydraulic oil cooler. Engine radiator consists of two units of bar plate cooler, which are connected at the top with hose. The aluminum bar plate construction provides improved durability to debris plugging, abrasion and corrosion resistance.

Power Train

Power Train

The power shift transmission, unique Cat torque divider and differential steering are matched with the C9 engine to deliver outstanding power and reliability. The integrated system efficiently puts more power to the ground, utilizing more of the available horsepower, so you get more done with less.
Power Train
Differential Steering System - Differential steering puts you on the leading edge of productivity by maintaining power to both tracks while turning. When one track speeds up, the other slows down an equal amount. Maneuverability - especially with large blade loads - is improved, as well as cycle times in other applications. Greater load capacity, power and speed control are possible in soft underfoot conditions on steep slopes because both tracks are powered during turns. A single tiller bar controls all directional and speed functions for ease of operation.
Torque Divider - A unique Cat torque divider sends 70 percent of engine torque through a converter and 30 percent through a direct drive shaft for greater driveline efficiency and higher torque multiplication. The D7R torque divider provides high reliability and low dynamic torque. Components are designed to absorb full engine power, and deliver an optimum combination of operator efficiency and driveline reliability.
Planetary Power Shift Transmission - The transmission includes three speeds forward and three speeds reverse, featuring thick, large diameter, high capacity, oil-cooled clutches. These clutches provide higher torque capacity and increase service life. The planetary power shift transmission has a proven, robust mechanical control system. Modular transmission and differential slide into rear case for servicing ease, even when a ripper is installed. An oil-to-water cooler provides maximum cooling capacity, and forced oil flow lubricates and cools clutch packs for maximum clutch life.

Structures

Structures

The foundation of every Cat dozer is a rugged frame built to absorb high impact shock loads and twisting forces. Castings provide added strength to the main case and equalizer bar saddle. The pivot shaft runs through the mainframe and connects the roller frame for independent oscillation. The full-length pivot shaft distributes impact loads throughout the case, reducing bending stresses on the case. This design eliminates alignment problems and the need for diagonal braces on the roller frames. The pinned equalizer bar gives the roller frames the ability to oscillate up and down to better match ground contours for maximum traction and operator comfort. Equalizer bar end pins are oil filled with limited slip seals for longer life and reduced repair costs. The D7R also features the tag-link design to mount the blade closer to the machine for excellent maneuverability, machine balance and blade penetration. The tag-link provides solid lateral stability and eliminates the need for diagonal bracing since it transfers side loads to the mainframe instead of dozer push-arms.
Structures

Undercarriage

Undercarriage

Since its ground-breaking introduction in 1978, the Cat elevated sprocket undercarriage arrangements allow optimized balance for best possible performance in each application. This is a field-proven design that offers outstanding machine performance and longer component life. Ground and implement shock loads are transferred to the mainframe to protect final drives, axles and steering components from harsh impacts for longer component life. The elevated sprocket design gives the operator excellent sight lines to the blade, sides and back of the machine. However, machine center of gravity remains low, offering excellent stability, balance and traction. Modular power train components make it quick to remove and repair the transmission, final drives, steering differential or brakes. Modular undercarriage components simplify service. Lifetime lubricated idlers and track/carrier rollers provide the ability to re-use internal components and rebuild or reshell components. This reduces owning and operating costs, and saves raw materials and natural resources.
Undercarriage Heavy Duty Undercarriage
Heavy Duty Undercarriage - Standard Heavy Duty undercarriage components are designed for extended wear life in abrasive conditions and high impact applications like forestry, side-slopes, or working in rocky or uneven terrain. Heavy duty track is designed for enhanced penetration. The leading and trailing edges of each track shoe overlap the adjacent shoe to increase durability and component life. Three (3) Undercarriage Arrangements are available:
  • Standard arrangement - A general purpose undercarriage that performs well in many applications with firm underfoot conditions
  • XR arrangement - More track to the rear positions the tractors weight forward, which increases traction and stability in drawbar, skidding and ripping applications
  • LGP arrangement - Specifically designed to work in soft or wet conditions. Wide track shoes, long track frames, and a wider machine gauge increases ground contact area and reduces ground pressure for improved stability requiring flotation in swampy conditions.
Track Shoes - Moderate Service and Extreme Service track shoes are available to help optimize the machine based on its most frequent applications. Proper track shoe selection helps minimize wear for optimal undercarriage life - especially in high impact or highly abrasive conditions.

Work Tools

Work Tools

Load Sensing Hydraulics
Load Sensing Hydraulics - Field-proven, load-sensing, pilot controlled hydraulics respond to operating requirements by automatically and continually adjusting hydraulic power to maximize work tool efficiency.
Cat Blades - Blade designs feature a strong box-section design, made from steel with high tensile strength to stand up to the most severe applications. Heavy moldboard construction and hardened bolt-on cutting edges and end bits add strength and durability.
  • Semi-Universal Blade - designed for superior load retention and penetration in tightly packed materials. The Semi-Universal blades are available with optional Wear Plates for working in abrasive rock conditions.
  • Straight Blade - available for the LGP machine. The Straight blade features ability to handle heavier material with aggressive cutting capability.
  • Angle Blade - can be positioned straight or angled 25 degrees to either side manually. Designed for side casting, pioneering roads, backfilling and cutting ditches.
Multi-Shank Ripper - The three-shank adjustable paralleogram ripper is an excellent tool for preparing hard-packed material before dozing operations. The D7R multi-shank ripper also allows the ripper tip angle to be adjustable.
Rear Counterweight - Optimize balance for backing up steep slopes or increasing performance in heavy dozing applications and if another rear attachment is not specified.
Winch - See your Cat dealer for available Winch options best suited to your applications.

Integrated Electronic Solutions

Integrated Electronic Solutions

AccuGrade System for Track-Type Tractors
AccuGrade System for Track-Type Tractors - The AccuGrade system automates blade control for improved grading accuracy and more cost effective operation. Sensors calculate precise blade slope and elevation, then automatically adjust the blade to maintain grade. Automated blade control improves efficiency by reaching grade faster and in fewer passes, reducing the need for traditional survey stakes or grade checkers.
AccuGrade™ Ready Option - AccuGrade systems and controls can be integrated from the factory, making system installation and setup quick and easy. Integration also provides greater system protection and reliability.
AccuGrade Systems
AccuGrade Systems - Three (3) systems are available to match the AccuGrade Ready Option integrated ex-factory selection. All calculate necessary blade adjustments to achieve grade, make automatic blade adjustments and calculate cut/fill requirements.
  • LASER enables automatic blade control to execute 2D profiles and requires direct line of sight to a LASER transmitter. Field-proven and versatile, the dual laser system is ideal for fine grading of sites with flat, single or dual slope surfaces, such as industrial, commercial and residential building sites.
  • Universal Total Station (UTS) is a high accuracy dynamic system to track a machine and monitor blade positioning. The UTS instrument continuously measures the target's position and transmits real-time positioning data to the operator via the in-cab display showing the exact position of the blade in relation to desired design.
  • Global Satellite Navigation control systems are the best solution when a site involves contours, rather than single or dual slope planes. This technology uses Satellite Navigation to compare a blades position to a 3D computerized site plan and signals the operator, or automatically through the hydraulic system, to maneuver the blade to achieve the design.
Product Link - The optional Product Link* system is a factory installed or easily retrofitted wireless system that simplifies equipment fleet tracking. Using satellite or cellular technology, it automatically reports key machine parameters such as location, machine hours, active and logged service codes and security alarms. * Product Link licensing not available in all areas.

Serviceability

Serviceability

Cat machines are designed with serviceability in mind. Modular components, easy access to regular service points and features that enable quicker diagnostics all add up to less maintenance time and more time on the job.
Serviceability Cat Monitoring System
Cat Monitoring System - The D7R features a monitoring system that provides feedback to operators with easy-to-read gauges and warning lamps that allows the operator to concentrate on the job at hand. With the use of a Cat Electronic Technician (ET), your Cat dealer can determine historical performance parameters of the machine. The Cat Monitoring System is designed to:
  • Reduce downtime
  • Provide warning feedback on operational events
  • Provide feedback on machine performance events
Scheduled Oil Sampling (S·O·SSM) Analysis - Monitor machine health and identify key maintenance needs before they lead to downtime through Cat Scheduled Oil Sampling. Cat machines feature live sampling ports for the engine oil, power train hydraulics and coolant. Cat oil sampling offers accurate analysis using tests designed by Caterpillar for Cat products, as well as knowledgeable interpretation of the results.
Built to be Rebuilt - Major components on the D7R are built to be rebuilt, extending the useful life of the machine. Machine and component rebuilds save money, and offer a sustainability element by saving raw materials and natural resources. See your Cat dealer to learn more about rebuild options.

Total Customer Support

Total Customer Support

Only Cat machines come with the industry's best sales and service support - the Cat dealer network. From helping you choose the right machine to ongoing support, your Cat dealer provides the best in sales and service. Manage your costs with preventive maintenance programs like Custom Track Service, Scheduled Oil Sampling (S·O·SSM) analysis, and guaranteed maintenance contracts. Stay productive with best-in-class parts availability. Your Cat dealer can even help with operator training to help you boost your profits. And when it's time for replacement, your Cat dealer can help you save even more with Genuine Cat Remanufactured parts. Remanufactured power train and hydraulic components cost less, but come with the same warranty and reliability as new products. Talk with your Cat dealer to learn more about reducing waste and saving money through Cat Remanufacturing.
Total Customer Support
13.38 m³ (17.5 yd³)

Capacity
13.38 m³17.5 yd³

Width
4953 mm168 in

Wing Angle
30 °30 °

18.35 m³ (24.0 yd³)

Capacity
18.1 m³23.7 yd³

Width
4267.2 mm168 in

Wing Angle
30 °30 °

Specifications

Engine ModelCat® C9 ACERT™
Flywheel Power194 kW260 HP
Net Power - ISO 9249194 kW260 HP
Bore112 mm4.4 in
Stroke149 mm5.9 in
Displacement8.8 l537 in³
Maximum Power - 1,900 rpm - Gross Power - ISO 14396204 kW274 HP
Maximum Power - 1,900 rpm - Net Power - ISO 9249194 kW260 HP
1.0 Forward3.52 km/h2.19 mile/h
2.0 Forward6.1 km/h3.79 mile/h
3.0 Forward10.54 km/h6.55 mile/h
1.0 Reverse4.54 km/h2.82 mile/h
2.0 Reverse7.85 km/h4.88 mile/h
3.0 Reverse13.58 km/h8.44 mile/h
Fuel Tank479 l126.5 gal (US)
Cooling System73 l19.3 gal (US)
Engine Crankcase28 l7.4 gal (US)
Power Train178 l47 gal (US)
Final Drive - Each13 l3.4 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank54 l14.3 gal (US)
Pivot Shaft32 l8.5 gal (US)
Operating Weight24962 kg55041 lb
Operating Weight - STD24962 kg55041 lb
Operating Weight - Standard24962 kg55041 lb
Shipping Weight - Standard20288 kg44735 lb
Operating Weight - XR25441 kg56097 lb
Shipping Weight - XR20767 kg45791 lb
Operating Weight - LGP27101 kg59758 lb
Shipping Weight - LGP22380 kg49348 lb
Shoes/Side - LGP43
Grouser Height71 mm2.8 in
Track on Ground - LGP3175 mm125 in
Ground Contact Area (STD Track) - LGP5.81 m²9000 in²
Ground Contact Area (STD Track) - STD3.21 m²4972 in²
Ground Contact Area (STD Track) - XR3.41 m²5280 in²
Ground Pressure (STD Track) - LGP45.78 kPa6.64 psi
Ground Pressure (STD Track) - STD76.32 kPa11.07 psi
Ground Pressure (STD Track) - XR73.22 kPa10.62 psi
Shoes/Side - STD40
Shoes/Side - XR41
Standard Width of Shoe - LGP914 mm36 in
Standard Width of Shoe - STD/XR560 mm22 in
Track on Ground - STD2870 mm113 in
Track on Ground - XR3048 mm120 in
Pump Capacity38500 kPa5584 psi
Pump TypeVariable Displacement Piston
RPM at Rated Engine Speed2231 r/min2231 r/min
Pump Output289 l/min76.3 gal/min
Lift Cylinder Flow190 l/min50.2 gal/min
Tilt Cylinder Flow80 l/min21.1 gal/min
Ripper Cylinder Flow190 l/min50.2 gal/min
Pressure Setting42000 kPa6092 psi
Bulldozer - Lift22750 kPa3300 psi
Bulldozer - Tilt17225 kPa2498 psi
Ripper - Lift22750 kPa3300 psi
Ripper - Tilt22750 kPa3300 psi
Steering38000 kPa5511 psi
A-Blade Capacity - STD/XR3.89 m³5.08 yd³
A-Blade Width - STD/XR4496 mm177 in
S-Blade Capacity - LGP5.89 m³7.7 yd³
S-Blade Width - LGP4545 mm178.9 in
SU-Blade Capacity - STD/XR6.86 m³8.98 yd³
SU-Blade Width - STD/XR3693 mm145.4 in
Maximum Clearance Raised - Under Tip, Pinned in Bottom Hole757 mm29.8 in
Maximum Penetration Force85 kN19109 lb
Pitch Adjustment, Ripper Down - Backward10 °10 °
Pitch Adjustment, Ripper Down - Forward15 °15 °
Pry-Out Force176.6 kN39705 lb
Weight - With Three Shanks3337 kg7357 lb
TypeAdjustable Parallelogram
Number of Pockets3
Overall Beam Width2210 mm87 in
Maximum Penetration748 mm29.5 in
ROPS/FOPSStandards
CabMeets the appropriate standards as listed below
BrakesBrakes meet the standard SAE J/ISO 10265 MAR99

Equipment

D7R Standard Equipment

  • ELECTRICAL
    • Alarm, backup
    • Alternator, 95-Amp, brushless
    • Batteries, 2 maintenance free 12V (24V system)
    • Converter, 12V, 10-Amp with 2 outlets
    • Connector, diagnostic
    • Lights, 4 (2 mounted on the lift cylinder facing forward, 2 mounted on the fuel tank facing rearward)
    • Electric start, 24V
    • Horn, forward warning
  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • Air conditioner, under-hood
    • Armrest, adjustable
    • Cab, ROPS/FOPS
    • Decelerator pedal
    • Differential steering control
    • Cat Monitoring System: - Coolant temperature - Hydraulic temperature - Power train temperature - Fuel level - Tachometer - Hour meter - Diagnostics
    • Food pads, dash
    • Heater
    • Hydraulic controls, pilot operated with electronic deactivation switch
    • Mirror, rearview
    • Radio ready
    • Seat, adjustable contour suspension
    • Seatbelt, retractable, 76 mm (3 in)
    • Throttle switch, electronic
    • Hydraulic implement lockout, electronic
    • Wipers, two (2) speed
  • POWER TRAIN
    • Cat C9 (8.8 L/537 in3) diesel engine
    • Electronic engine control for hi and lo idle and selectable maximum engine speed
    • Aluminum bar plate radiator
    • Air cleaner, precleaner with strata tube dust ejector
    • Air filter with electronic service indicator
    • Aluminum bar plate after-cooler, air to air (ATAAC)
    • Coolant, extended life
    • Fan, blower, direct drive
    • Final drives, 3-planet double reduction planetary
    • Fuel priming pump, electric
    • Muffler with mitered stack
    • Parking brake
    • Pre-screener
    • Torque divider
    • Planetary transmission, mechanical power shift 3F/3R speeds
    • Turbocharger, waste-gate
    • Water separator
  • UNDERCARRIAGE
    • Carrier rollers (LGP)
    • Carrier rollers ready (STD, XR)
    • Equalizer bar, heavy duty
    • Guards, end track guiding
    • Guards, center track guiding (LGP)
    • Idlers, lifetime lubricated
    • Rollers, lifetime lubricated track
    • Track roller frames, tubular
    • Track adjusters, hydraulic
    • Sprocket rim segments, replaceable: - Track, heavy duty Sealed & Lubricated • Standard arrangement - 560 mm (22 in), ES, 40-section • XR arrangement - 560 mm (22 in), ES, 41-section • LGP arrangement - 914 mm (36 in), MS, 43-section
  • OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT
    • CD-ROM parts book
    • Engine enclosures, perforated
    • Mounting, lift cylinder
    • Lift cylinder with lines, LH
    • Lift cylinder with lines, RH
    • Front pull device
    • Guards, hinged bottom
    • Hood, perforated
    • Hydraulics, load sensing, dozer lift and tilt
    • Oil cooler, hydraulic
    • Product Link ready
    • Radiator doors, louvered, hinged
    • Sampling ports: - Engine oil - Power train oil - Hydraulic oil - Engine coolant
    • Tool box
    • Padlocks for battery compartment and fuel drain valve
    • Padlock capable compartments

Benefits and Features

Cab and Controls

Cab and Controls

Operator Environment
Operator Environment - The D7R features an isolation-mounted, pressurized cab that reduces noise and vibration. Large, single pane windows offer good views all around the machine for maximum productivity and enhanced job site safety. The Comfort Series seat is offset by 15 degrees for better visibility. It features fully adjustable positioning and armrests to provide a comfortable platform when working on steep grades or slopes. Gauges and warning lights on the in-dash instrument cluster are easy to read, even in direct sunlight. The Cat Monitoring System Display gives operators and service technicians easy access to operating and maintenance information. The system provides three levels of warning and system monitoring so the operator can stay informed and still concentrate on the job. Heating and air conditioning vents evenly distribute airflow within the cab. The cab is pre-wired for a 12-volt or 24-volt radio, equipped with two speakers, an antenna and a radio mount recessed in the headliner.
Dozer and Ripper Controls
Dozer and Ripper Controls - All D7R controls are ergonomically designed for low-effort and ease of operation. The dozer and ripper control levers feature pilot-operated hydraulics for added operator comfort and precise control. When the AccuGrade™ system is activated, the dozer is electro-hydraulically controlled. When the operator returns to manual control, the dozer is operated through the pilot hydraulic system.
Throttle Rocker Switch
Throttle Rocker Switch - With the touch of a finger, the rocker switch activates high or low idle. A decelerator pedal gives the operator full control of engine speed when the rocker switch is in the high idle position. Engine speed can also be easily set in any range between high and low idle by simultaneously using the decelerator pedal to set the desired speed and pressing the throttle switch in for three seconds.
Steering and Transmission Control - The operator uses a single handle control to perform all direction and gear selection. The tiller bar control allows the operator to work more precisely in close areas around structures, grade stakes and other machines. Differential Steering provides the finest modulation in the industry.
Work Tool Lock-Out Switch - The work tool lock-out valve prevents inadvertent operation of the hydraulic work tool attachments for added safety.

Engine

Engine

Caterpillar is one of the world's leading engine manufacturers. Every component of a Cat® engine is carefully designed to maximize durability and reliability. Precise controls optimize power and fuel efficiency while reducing emissions. Modular design and advanced electronic diagnostics enhance the engine's serviceability.
Engine
ACERT Technology - The D7R features a Cat C9 engine with ACERT™ Technology. A series of Caterpillar innovations provide advanced electronic control, precision fuel delivery and refined air management, resulting in outstanding performance and lower emissions. To help customers work within expanding global regulatory requirements, the C9 engine with ACERT Technology has been certified to China Stage II (GB 20891-2007) emission compliance, equivalent to EPA Tier 2/EU Stage II levels.
ATAAC - The air-to-air aftercooler (ATAAC) - part of the advanced air management system - brings cool air to the engine. This increases life, reduces emissions, and helps maximize fuel efficiency.
Fuel Delivery - Multiple injection fuel delivery very precisely controls the combustion cycle. This lowers combustion chamber temperatures to reduce emissions and translates into more work output per unit of fuel. The Hydraulic Electronic Unit Injector (HEUI™) fuel system controls injection pressure over the entire engine operating speed range for complete control over injection timing, duration, and pressure.
Fractured Split Connecting Rods - Design creates near-perfect joint alignment, maximizing rod bearing life. This, in combination with a high efficiency oil filter, ensures long engine life.
Cat Advanced High Efficiency Oil Filter - Advanced oil filters provide outstanding contamination control for a much cleaner running engine. The advanced filtration is accomplished without the shorter change intervals often required with other brands.
Cooling System
Cooling System - The all new cooling system includes engine radiator, Air-to-Air After Cooler (ATAAC), and hydraulic oil cooler. Engine radiator consists of two units of bar plate cooler, which are connected at the top with hose. The aluminum bar plate construction provides improved durability to debris plugging, abrasion and corrosion resistance.

Power Train

Power Train

The power shift transmission, unique Cat torque divider and differential steering are matched with the C9 engine to deliver outstanding power and reliability. The integrated system efficiently puts more power to the ground, utilizing more of the available horsepower, so you get more done with less.
Power Train
Differential Steering System - Differential steering puts you on the leading edge of productivity by maintaining power to both tracks while turning. When one track speeds up, the other slows down an equal amount. Maneuverability - especially with large blade loads - is improved, as well as cycle times in other applications. Greater load capacity, power and speed control are possible in soft underfoot conditions on steep slopes because both tracks are powered during turns. A single tiller bar controls all directional and speed functions for ease of operation.
Torque Divider - A unique Cat torque divider sends 70 percent of engine torque through a converter and 30 percent through a direct drive shaft for greater driveline efficiency and higher torque multiplication. The D7R torque divider provides high reliability and low dynamic torque. Components are designed to absorb full engine power, and deliver an optimum combination of operator efficiency and driveline reliability.
Planetary Power Shift Transmission - The transmission includes three speeds forward and three speeds reverse, featuring thick, large diameter, high capacity, oil-cooled clutches. These clutches provide higher torque capacity and increase service life. The planetary power shift transmission has a proven, robust mechanical control system. Modular transmission and differential slide into rear case for servicing ease, even when a ripper is installed. An oil-to-water cooler provides maximum cooling capacity, and forced oil flow lubricates and cools clutch packs for maximum clutch life.

Structures

Structures

The foundation of every Cat dozer is a rugged frame built to absorb high impact shock loads and twisting forces. Castings provide added strength to the main case and equalizer bar saddle. The pivot shaft runs through the mainframe and connects the roller frame for independent oscillation. The full-length pivot shaft distributes impact loads throughout the case, reducing bending stresses on the case. This design eliminates alignment problems and the need for diagonal braces on the roller frames. The pinned equalizer bar gives the roller frames the ability to oscillate up and down to better match ground contours for maximum traction and operator comfort. Equalizer bar end pins are oil filled with limited slip seals for longer life and reduced repair costs. The D7R also features the tag-link design to mount the blade closer to the machine for excellent maneuverability, machine balance and blade penetration. The tag-link provides solid lateral stability and eliminates the need for diagonal bracing since it transfers side loads to the mainframe instead of dozer push-arms.
Structures

Undercarriage

Undercarriage

Since its ground-breaking introduction in 1978, the Cat elevated sprocket undercarriage arrangements allow optimized balance for best possible performance in each application. This is a field-proven design that offers outstanding machine performance and longer component life. Ground and implement shock loads are transferred to the mainframe to protect final drives, axles and steering components from harsh impacts for longer component life. The elevated sprocket design gives the operator excellent sight lines to the blade, sides and back of the machine. However, machine center of gravity remains low, offering excellent stability, balance and traction. Modular power train components make it quick to remove and repair the transmission, final drives, steering differential or brakes. Modular undercarriage components simplify service. Lifetime lubricated idlers and track/carrier rollers provide the ability to re-use internal components and rebuild or reshell components. This reduces owning and operating costs, and saves raw materials and natural resources.
Undercarriage Heavy Duty Undercarriage
Heavy Duty Undercarriage - Standard Heavy Duty undercarriage components are designed for extended wear life in abrasive conditions and high impact applications like forestry, side-slopes, or working in rocky or uneven terrain. Heavy duty track is designed for enhanced penetration. The leading and trailing edges of each track shoe overlap the adjacent shoe to increase durability and component life. Three (3) Undercarriage Arrangements are available:
  • Standard arrangement - A general purpose undercarriage that performs well in many applications with firm underfoot conditions
  • XR arrangement - More track to the rear positions the tractors weight forward, which increases traction and stability in drawbar, skidding and ripping applications
  • LGP arrangement - Specifically designed to work in soft or wet conditions. Wide track shoes, long track frames, and a wider machine gauge increases ground contact area and reduces ground pressure for improved stability requiring flotation in swampy conditions.
Track Shoes - Moderate Service and Extreme Service track shoes are available to help optimize the machine based on its most frequent applications. Proper track shoe selection helps minimize wear for optimal undercarriage life - especially in high impact or highly abrasive conditions.

Work Tools

Work Tools

Load Sensing Hydraulics
Load Sensing Hydraulics - Field-proven, load-sensing, pilot controlled hydraulics respond to operating requirements by automatically and continually adjusting hydraulic power to maximize work tool efficiency.
Cat Blades - Blade designs feature a strong box-section design, made from steel with high tensile strength to stand up to the most severe applications. Heavy moldboard construction and hardened bolt-on cutting edges and end bits add strength and durability.
  • Semi-Universal Blade - designed for superior load retention and penetration in tightly packed materials. The Semi-Universal blades are available with optional Wear Plates for working in abrasive rock conditions.
  • Straight Blade - available for the LGP machine. The Straight blade features ability to handle heavier material with aggressive cutting capability.
  • Angle Blade - can be positioned straight or angled 25 degrees to either side manually. Designed for side casting, pioneering roads, backfilling and cutting ditches.
Multi-Shank Ripper - The three-shank adjustable paralleogram ripper is an excellent tool for preparing hard-packed material before dozing operations. The D7R multi-shank ripper also allows the ripper tip angle to be adjustable.
Rear Counterweight - Optimize balance for backing up steep slopes or increasing performance in heavy dozing applications and if another rear attachment is not specified.
Winch - See your Cat dealer for available Winch options best suited to your applications.

Integrated Electronic Solutions

Integrated Electronic Solutions

AccuGrade System for Track-Type Tractors
AccuGrade System for Track-Type Tractors - The AccuGrade system automates blade control for improved grading accuracy and more cost effective operation. Sensors calculate precise blade slope and elevation, then automatically adjust the blade to maintain grade. Automated blade control improves efficiency by reaching grade faster and in fewer passes, reducing the need for traditional survey stakes or grade checkers.
AccuGrade™ Ready Option - AccuGrade systems and controls can be integrated from the factory, making system installation and setup quick and easy. Integration also provides greater system protection and reliability.
AccuGrade Systems
AccuGrade Systems - Three (3) systems are available to match the AccuGrade Ready Option integrated ex-factory selection. All calculate necessary blade adjustments to achieve grade, make automatic blade adjustments and calculate cut/fill requirements.
  • LASER enables automatic blade control to execute 2D profiles and requires direct line of sight to a LASER transmitter. Field-proven and versatile, the dual laser system is ideal for fine grading of sites with flat, single or dual slope surfaces, such as industrial, commercial and residential building sites.
  • Universal Total Station (UTS) is a high accuracy dynamic system to track a machine and monitor blade positioning. The UTS instrument continuously measures the target's position and transmits real-time positioning data to the operator via the in-cab display showing the exact position of the blade in relation to desired design.
  • Global Satellite Navigation control systems are the best solution when a site involves contours, rather than single or dual slope planes. This technology uses Satellite Navigation to compare a blades position to a 3D computerized site plan and signals the operator, or automatically through the hydraulic system, to maneuver the blade to achieve the design.
Product Link - The optional Product Link* system is a factory installed or easily retrofitted wireless system that simplifies equipment fleet tracking. Using satellite or cellular technology, it automatically reports key machine parameters such as location, machine hours, active and logged service codes and security alarms. * Product Link licensing not available in all areas.

Serviceability

Serviceability

Cat machines are designed with serviceability in mind. Modular components, easy access to regular service points and features that enable quicker diagnostics all add up to less maintenance time and more time on the job.
Serviceability Cat Monitoring System
Cat Monitoring System - The D7R features a monitoring system that provides feedback to operators with easy-to-read gauges and warning lamps that allows the operator to concentrate on the job at hand. With the use of a Cat Electronic Technician (ET), your Cat dealer can determine historical performance parameters of the machine. The Cat Monitoring System is designed to:
  • Reduce downtime
  • Provide warning feedback on operational events
  • Provide feedback on machine performance events
Scheduled Oil Sampling (S·O·SSM) Analysis - Monitor machine health and identify key maintenance needs before they lead to downtime through Cat Scheduled Oil Sampling. Cat machines feature live sampling ports for the engine oil, power train hydraulics and coolant. Cat oil sampling offers accurate analysis using tests designed by Caterpillar for Cat products, as well as knowledgeable interpretation of the results.
Built to be Rebuilt - Major components on the D7R are built to be rebuilt, extending the useful life of the machine. Machine and component rebuilds save money, and offer a sustainability element by saving raw materials and natural resources. See your Cat dealer to learn more about rebuild options.

Total Customer Support

Total Customer Support

Only Cat machines come with the industry's best sales and service support - the Cat dealer network. From helping you choose the right machine to ongoing support, your Cat dealer provides the best in sales and service. Manage your costs with preventive maintenance programs like Custom Track Service, Scheduled Oil Sampling (S·O·SSM) analysis, and guaranteed maintenance contracts. Stay productive with best-in-class parts availability. Your Cat dealer can even help with operator training to help you boost your profits. And when it's time for replacement, your Cat dealer can help you save even more with Genuine Cat Remanufactured parts. Remanufactured power train and hydraulic components cost less, but come with the same warranty and reliability as new products. Talk with your Cat dealer to learn more about reducing waste and saving money through Cat Remanufacturing.
Total Customer Support

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