824K

Overview

Cat Wheel Dozers are designed with durability built in, ensuring maximum availability through multiple life cycles. With optimized performance and simplified serviceability, our machines allow you to support your job site efficiently and safely while lowering owning and operating costs. The 824K continues our legacy of reliability, performance, safety, operator comfort, serviceability, and efficiency.
Engine ModelCat® C15 ACERT™
Net Power - ISO 9249302 kW405 HP
Bore137.2 mm5.4 in
Displacement15.2 l927.6 in³
EmissionsMeets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV emission standards or meets U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA equivalent emission standards
Gross Power324 kW435 HP
High Idle Speed2,300 rpm
Low Idle Speed800 rpm
Maximum Altitude - Without Derating (Tier 3 Final/Stage IIIA Equivalent)2773 m9098 ft
Maximum Altitude - Without Derating (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV Equivalent)2834 m9298 ft
Maximum Net Torque - 1,300 rpm2005 N·m1478.8 ft·lbf
Net Power - Converter Drive - Gross Power324 kW435 HP
Net Power - Converter Drive - Torque Rise8.50%
Net Power - Direct Drive - Gross Power307 kW412 HP
Net Power - Direct Drive - Torque Rise33%
Rated Power (Net ISO 9249)302 kW405 HP
Rated Power (Net SAE J1349)302 kW405 HP
Stroke171.4 mm6.7 in
Transmission TypePlanetary – Powershift – ECPC
Travel Speed - Forward 16.2 km/h3.9 mile/h
Travel Speed - Forward 211.1 km/h6.9 mile/h
Travel Speed - Forward 319.6 km/h12.2 mile/h
Travel Speed - Forward 434.8 km/h21.6 mile/h
Travel Speed - Reverse 17.1 km/h4.4 mile/h
Travel Speed - Reverse 212.6 km/h7.8 mile/h
Travel Speed - Reverse 322.4 km/h13.9 mile/h
Travel Speed - Reverse 439.7 km/h24.7 mile/h
Parking BrakeDrum and Shoe, Spring Applied, Hydraulic Released
FrontPlanetary – Fixed
Oscillation Angle±11°
RearPlanetary – Oscillating
Cooling System116 l30.6 gal (US)
Diesel Exhaust Fluid Tank (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV Equivalent)32 l8.5 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Front100 l26.4 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Rear110 l29.1 gal (US)
Engine Crankcase34 l9 gal (US)
Fuel Tank782 l206.6 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank Only134 l35.4 gal (US)
Transmission66 l17.4 gal (US)
Maximum Operating Weight - Multiple Blade: Straight Blade (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV equivalent)34004 kg74966 lb
Maximum Operating Weight - Multiple Blade: Straight Blade (Tier 3 Final/Stage IIIA equivalent)33558 kg73983 lb
Operating Weight34004 kg74966 lb
Centerline of Front Axle to Hitch1850 mm6.1 ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Bumper2830 mm9.3 ft
Ground Clearance441.4 mm1.4 ft
Ground Clearance - Bumper852 mm2.8 ft
Height - Top of Beacon4422 mm14.5 ft
Height - Top of Cab4100 mm13.5 ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Stack4332 mm14.2 ft
Height - Top of Hood3204 mm10.5 ft
Length - With Blade on Ground - Straight Blade8422 mm27.6 ft
Wheel Base3700 mm12.1 ft
Width - Over Wheels3365 mm11 ft
Cylinder, Double Acting - Tilt and Tip, Bore and Stroke140 mm × 230 mm (5.5 in × 9.1 in)
Cylinders, Double Acting - Lift, Bore and Stroke120 mm × 1070 mm (4.7 in × 42.1 in)
Main Relief Pressure24100 kPa3495 psi
Maximum Supply Pressure24100 kPa3495 psi
Pump Flow at 1,800 rpm117 l/min30.9 gal/min
Bore114.3 mm4.5 in
Maximum System Flow170 L/min @ 1,800 rpm (44.9 gal/min @ 1,800 rpm)
Steering Pressure Limited24000 kPa3481 psi
Steering System - CircuitDouble Acting – End Mounted
Steering System - PumpPiston – Variable Displacement
Stroke576 mm22.7 in
Vehicle Articulation Angle86 degrees
Machine Sound Level (ISO 6395)113 dB(A)113 dB(A)
Operator Sound Level - ISO 639673 dB(A)73 dB(A)
Machine Sound Level (ISO 6395)110 dB(A)110 dB(A)
Operator Sound Level - ISO 639672 dB(A)72 dB(A)

824K Standard Equipment

  • POWER TRAIN
    • Air to air aftercooler
    • Auto shift
    • Brakes, full hydraulic, enclosed, wet multiple disc service brakes
    • Cat clean emission module (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV equivalent)
    • Electro-hydraulic parking brake
    • Electronic Clutch Pressure Control (ECPC)
    • Engine, Cat C15 with ACERT Technology: – U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV equivalent – U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA equivalent
    • Fuel priming pump (electric)
    • Fuel to air cooler
    • Ground level engine shutoff
    • Hydraulically driven demand fan
    • Integrated braking system
    • Muffler (under hood) (Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent)
    • Radiator, Aluminum Modular (AMR)
    • Separated cooling system
    • Single Clutch Speed Shifting (SCSS)
    • Starting aid (ether) automatic
    • Throttle lock
    • Torque converter with Lock Up Clutch (LUC)
    • Transmission, planetary, with 4F/4R speed range control
  • ELECTRICAL
    • Alarm, back-up
    • Alternator, 150 amp
    • Batteries, maintenance-free (4 – 1,000 CCA)
    • Electrical system, 24V
    • Ground level lockable master disconnect switch
    • Light, warning switched (LED strobe)
    • Lighting, access stairway
    • Lighting system, halogen (front and rear)
    • Lights, directional (rear)
    • Starter, electric (heavy duty)
    • Starting receptacle for emergency start
  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • 12V power port for mobile phone or laptop connection
    • Air conditioner
    • Cab, sound-suppressed pressurized
    • Cab door, sliding window (LH)
    • Cab Integrated Object Detection System (CIODS) ready
    • Coat and hard hat hooks
    • Electro-hydraulic tilt and lift controls
    • Finger tip shifting controls
    • Flip-up armrest
    • Heater and defroster
    • Horn, electric
    • Implement hydraulic lockout
    • Instrumentation, gauges: – DEF fluid level (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV) – Engine coolant temperature – Fuel level – Hydraulic oil temperature – Speedometer/tachometer – Torque converter temperature
    • Instrumentation, warning indicators: – Action alert system, three categories – Brake oil pressure – Electrical system, low voltage – Engine failure malfunction alert and action lamp – Parking brake status
    • Laminated glass
    • Light, (dome) cab
    • Lunch box and beverage holders
    • Internal four-post rollover protective structure (ROPS/FOPS)
    • Mirror, internal (panoramic)
    • Mirrors, heated ready
    • Mirrors, rearview (externally mounted)
    • Radio ready for entertainment: – Antenna – Speakers – Converter (12V, 10-15 amp)
    • Seat, Cat Comfort (cloth) air suspension
    • Seat belt with minder, retractable, 76 mm (3 in) wide
    • STIC control system with lockout
    • Sun visor, front
    • Tinted glass
    • Transmission gear (indicator)
    • Vital Information Management System (VIMS): – Graphical information display – External data port – Customizable operator profiles
    • Wet-arm wipers/washers (front and rear): – Intermittent wipers (front and rear)
  • GUARDS
    • Guard, driveshaft
    • Guards, crankcase and power train
  • FLUIDS
    • Antifreeze, premixed 50% concentration extended life (–34° C/–29° F)
  • OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT
    • Doors, service access (locking)
    • Ecology drains for engine, radiator, transmission, hydraulic tank
    • Emergency platform egress
    • Engine, crankcase, 500 hour interval with CJ-4 oil
    • Engine idle management features: – Auto idle kickdown – Delayed engine shutdown – Engine idle shutdown
    • Fire suppression ready
    • Fold down exhaust stack for shipping
    • Fuel tank, 782 L (207 gal)
    • Hitch, drawbar with pin
    • Hoses, Cat XT
    • Hydraulic, engine, and transmission oil coolers
    • Oil change system, high speed
    • Oil sampling valves
    • Product Link
    • Secondary steering
    • Stairway, left and right rear access
    • Steering, load sensing
    • Toe kicks
    • Total hydraulic filtration system
    • Vandalism protection caplocks
    • Venturi stack

824K Optional Equipment

  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • Camera, rear vision
    • Radio, AM/FM/AUX/USB/BLUETOOTH
    • Radio, CB (ready)
  • STARTING AIDS
    • Heater, engine coolant, 120V
    • Heater, engine coolant, 240V
  • BLADES
    • Blade, Straight
    • Blade, Straight with Push Plate
    • Blade, Semi-U
    • Blade, U
    • Blade, Extended Wear U
    • Blade, Coal U
  • FLUIDS
    • Antifreeze, –50° C (–58° F)
  • OTHER ATTACHMENTS
    • Counterweight, Front
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • MISCELLANEOUS
    • Film (ANSI) (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV equivalent)
    • EU certification (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV equivalent)
    • Plate – year of manufacture (Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent)

Exterior

Interior

Efficiency and Productivity

Efficiency and Productivity

Efficiency with Autoshift - The Autoshift mode, when active, allows the machine to automatically upshift or downshift based on machine speed, optimizing performance and thus saving fuel. This feature can be easily enabled or disabled on the soft keypad.
Decelerator Pedal
Decelerator Pedal - The left pedal acts as a brake, transmission neutralizer and an engine decelerator to override the engine speed selected by the throttle lock. This enables the operator to slow down when the throttle lock is engaged and to return to throttle lock without pressing a resume or set button again. This aids in maneuvering around trucks, tractors or any other obstacle.
Steering and Transmission Integrated Control System (STIC™)
Steering and Transmission Integrated Control System (STIC™) - Experience maximum responsiveness and control with STIC that combines directional selection, gear selection and steering into a single lever.
  • Simple side-to-side motion turns machine right or left, minimizing operator movements
  • Easy to operate finger controlled gear selection
  • Smoother, faster cycles help reduce operator fatigue through the use of low effort integrated controls
Steering System
Steering System - Confident machine operation starts with precise machine control enabled by the 824K's load sensing hydraulic steering system.
  • Increase efficiency with our variable displacement piston pumps
  • Achieve precise positioning for easy loading in tight areas with 43 degrees each way of steering articulation
  • Enhance operator comfort with integrated steering and transmission control functions
Electro Hydraulic Controls - Operators increase productivity with our responsive implements feature.
  • Operate comfortably through electronically controlled hydraulic cylinder stops
  • Handle easy-to-use soft detent controls

Structures

Structures

Robust Structures - Your bottom line is improved by highly durable structures that achieve multiple life cycles and withstand the toughest loading conditions.
  • Full box-section rear frame resists torsional shock and twisting forces
  • Heavy-duty steering cylinder mounts efficiently transmit steering loads into the frame
  • Axle mounting has been optimized for increased structural integrity
Push Beam and Push Arm Dozer Arrangement - To ensure long life and reliability, solid one piece push beams are through-width, not merely attached to the side of the frame. In corner dozing, stresses are transferred and absorbed through a larger portion of the frame.

Power Train

Power Train

Cat Planetary Powershift Transmission
Cat Planetary Powershift Transmission - Building your success begins with a best-in-class transmission.
  • Consistent, smooth shifting and efficiency through integrated electronic controls that utilize Single Clutch Speed Shifting (SCSS).
  • Long life and reliability through heat treat gear and metallurgy.
  • Four forward and four reverse speeds to match your application.
Cat Torque Converter (TC) with Lock-up Clutch -
  • Eliminates TC losses while lowering system heat
  • Improves travel speeds
  • Increases fuel efficiency
Cat C15 ACERT Engine
Cat C15 ACERT Engine - The Cat C15 ACERT engine is built and tested to meet your most demanding applications. Two engine options are available that meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV emission standards or U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA equivalent emission standards.
  • Fully integrated electronic engine controls works in concert with the entire machine to make your fuel go farther.
  • Use less fuel idling with Engine Idle Shutdown.
  • Maximized durability with Delayed Engine Shutdown.

Operator Station

Operator Station

Your operators can work more efficiently and stay comfortable with our customer-inspired cab features.
Operator Station Entry and Exit
Entry and Exit - Enter and exit the cab easily and safely with these newly designed, ergonomic features.
  • Fold up STIC steer/armrest
  • Reduced access stairway angles
  • Standard stairway lighting
Cat Comfort Series III Seat - Enhance comfort and help reduce operator fatigue with Cat Comfort Series III seat.
  • Mid back design and extra thick, contoured cushions
  • Air suspension system
  • Easy-to-reach seat levers and controls for six way adjustments
  • Seat-mounted implement pod and STIC steer that moves with the seat
  • 76 mm (3 in) wide retractable seat belt
Control Panel
Control Panel - Ergonomic placement of switches and information display keep your operators comfortable all day every day.
  • Large backlit membrane switches feature LED activation indicators
  • Switches feature ISO symbols for quick function identification
  • Two position rocker switch activates the electro hydraulic park brake
Environment - Your operator's productivity is enhanced with our clean, comfortable cab environment.
  • Experience reduced vibrations from isolation cab mounts and seat air suspension.
  • Maintain desired cab temperature with automatic temperature controls.
  • Pressurized cab with filtered air
  • Reduced sound levels
  • Convenient floor storage tray/lunch box

Integrated Technologies

Integrated Technologies

Cat Connect makes smart use of technology and services to improve your job site efficiency. Using the data from technology-equipped machines, you'll get more information and insight into your equipment and operations than ever before. Cat Connect technologies offer improvements in these key areas: Equipment Management – increase uptime and reduce operating costs. Safety – enhance job site awareness to keep your people and equipment safe.
LINK Technologies
LINK Technologies - LINK technologies like Product Link™ wirelessly connect you to your equipment, giving you valuable insight into how your machine or fleet is performing. Track location, hours, fuel usage, idle time, and event codes through the online VisionLink® interface so you can make timely, fact-based decisions that can boost job site efficiency and productivity, and lower operating costs. VIMS™ data, like events, histograms, and historical trends, can be downloaded for analysis, giving you the information you need to proactively maintain fleet health and optimize performance and uptime.
DETECT Technologies - DETECT technologies like the rear-vision camera enhance awareness by expanding your view of the environment around working equipment so you can work at peak potential, with confidence.

Serviceability

Serviceability

  • Safe and convenient service with ground level or platform access and grouped service points.
  • Swing-out doors on both sides of the engine compartment provide easy access to important daily service checks.
  • Ecology drains for ease of service and prevention of spilling potential environmental contaminants.
  • Reduce downtime with VIMS system notifications so your operators and technicians can resolve any problems before failure.
  • Quick visual inspection and minimize fluid contamination with sight gauges.
  • Swing out fuel, hydraulic oil coolers and condenser for easy access cleanout.
  • Ground level power service center with electrical disconnect, emergency engine shutdown, and stairway light switch.
  • Optional tire pressure monitoring system provides real time information to the operator in the cab, ensuring proper inflation and optimizing tire life.
  • Lighting inside the engine compartment improves visibility to service points.
Serviceability

Customer Support

Customer Support

Legendary Cat Dealer Support - A valued partner, your Cat dealer is available whenever you need them.
  • Preventive maintenance programs and guaranteed maintenance contracts
  • Best-in-class parts availability
  • Improve your efficiency with operator training
  • Genuine Cat Remanufactured parts

Safety

Safety

We are constantly improving our products in an effort to provide a safe work environment for the operator and those who work on your job site.
Machine Access
Machine Access -
  • Left and right hand stairs are angled to enhance safety for operators getting on and off the 824K.
  • Continuous pass-through with handrails and non-skid surfaces with toe kicks are designed into the service areas.
  • Maintain three points of contact at all times through ground level or platform accessible service areas.
Visibility
Visibility -
  • Optional rearview camera with in-cab monitor increases operator awareness around the machine.
  • Standard cab mounted LED warning strobes
Operator Environment -
  • Reduced vibrations to the operator with isolated cab mounts and seat mounted implement and steering controls.
  • Low interior sound levels
  • Pressurized cab with filtered air
  • Standard 76 mm (3 in) seat belts on the operator seat

Sustainability

Sustainability

Reducing the Impact to the Environment - The 824K is designed and built with sustainability in mind.
  • Engine Idle Shutdown can help you save fuel by avoiding unnecessary idling.
  • Reduce waste to the environment with our maintenance free batteries.
  • Built for multiple lives, the Cat 824 is one of the most rebuilt products to achieve the second and third life to get the most value from your investment. To assist with maximizing machine life, Caterpillar provides a number of sustainable options such as our Reman and Certified Rebuild programs. In these programs, reused or remanufactured components can deliver cost savings of 40 to 70 percent, which lowers operating cost while benefiting the environment.
  • Caterpillar offers retrofit packages to bring new features to older machines, maximizing your resource. And, when you go through the Cat Certified Rebuild program, these retrofit kits are part of the rebuild process.

Blades

Blades

Cat Blades - Cat blades are resilient, durable and designed with excellent dozing and rolling characteristics.
  • Capacities and widths are set to achieve increased productivity.
  • Spreading design allows for spreading of cover material, as well as dozing of heavier loads.
Straight Blade - The straight blade (5.0 m3/6.6 yd3) is designed for production dozing in stockpile material and general earthmoving.
Universal Blade
Universal Blade - The universal blade (7.7 m3/10.0 yd3) is designed to move large loads over long distances in mining applications.
Semi-Universal Blade
Semi-Universal Blade - The characteristics of the straight and universal blades are combined into the semi-universal blade (7.7 m3/10.0 yd3). It provides increased capacity with the addition of short wings which include only the dozer end bits without sacrificing spreading characteristics of straight blades.
Coal Blade
Coal Blade - The coal blade (16.2 m3/21.1 yd3) is designed for precise and productive dozing while helping to retain load control with increased capacity for lighter materials. Wing angles help retain the load while dozing.
Assemblies - The blades are combined with bulldozer assemblies which consist of the push arms, hydraulic lift, tip and tilt cylinders, trunnion mounting, stabilizer and hydraulic line guards.
Extended Wear Bulldozer Arrangement - The Extended Wear bulldozer arrangement is designed for moving large loads over long distances in harsh conditions. It consists of an 8.1 m3/10.7 yd3 U-blade with Abrasion Resistant Material (ARM) on the front and sides, cutting edges, push arm and integrated cylinder guards, and a heavy-duty stabilizer.
Other Available Options - See your Cat dealer for other blade options.

Operating Costs

Operating Costs

Data from customer machines show Cat Wheel Dozers are among the most fuel efficient machines in the industry. Several features contribute to this excellent fuel efficiency:
  • ACERT Engine – Advanced engine controls maximizes power and efficiency.
  • Engine Idle Shutdown – Automatic engine and electrical system shutdown conserves fuel.
  • Lockup Torque Converter – Transfers more power to the ground and optimizes fuel efficiency in all applications.
  • Single Clutch Speed Shifting (SCSS) – All new SCSS transmission controls provides greater momentum on grades and fuel savings by carrying that momentum through the shift points.
  • Fuel Tank Capacity minimum of 12 hours operation depending on the application.
Machine configuration, operator technique, and job site layout can impact fuel consumption.
  • Machine Configuration – Select the correct blade configuration based on your individual application.

Specifications

Engine ModelCat® C15 ACERT™
Net Power - ISO 9249302 kW405 HP
Bore137.2 mm5.4 in
Displacement15.2 l927.6 in³
EmissionsMeets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV emission standards or meets U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA equivalent emission standards
Gross Power324 kW435 HP
High Idle Speed2,300 rpm
Low Idle Speed800 rpm
Maximum Altitude - Without Derating (Tier 3 Final/Stage IIIA Equivalent)2773 m9098 ft
Maximum Altitude - Without Derating (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV Equivalent)2834 m9298 ft
Maximum Net Torque - 1,300 rpm2005 N·m1478.8 ft·lbf
Net Power - Converter Drive - Gross Power324 kW435 HP
Net Power - Converter Drive - Torque Rise8.50%
Net Power - Direct Drive - Gross Power307 kW412 HP
Net Power - Direct Drive - Torque Rise33%
Rated Power (Net ISO 9249)302 kW405 HP
Rated Power (Net SAE J1349)302 kW405 HP
Stroke171.4 mm6.7 in
Transmission TypePlanetary – Powershift – ECPC
Travel Speed - Forward 16.2 km/h3.9 mile/h
Travel Speed - Forward 211.1 km/h6.9 mile/h
Travel Speed - Forward 319.6 km/h12.2 mile/h
Travel Speed - Forward 434.8 km/h21.6 mile/h
Travel Speed - Reverse 17.1 km/h4.4 mile/h
Travel Speed - Reverse 212.6 km/h7.8 mile/h
Travel Speed - Reverse 322.4 km/h13.9 mile/h
Travel Speed - Reverse 439.7 km/h24.7 mile/h
Parking BrakeDrum and Shoe, Spring Applied, Hydraulic Released
FrontPlanetary – Fixed
Oscillation Angle±11°
RearPlanetary – Oscillating
Cooling System116 l30.6 gal (US)
Diesel Exhaust Fluid Tank (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV Equivalent)32 l8.5 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Front100 l26.4 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Rear110 l29.1 gal (US)
Engine Crankcase34 l9 gal (US)
Fuel Tank782 l206.6 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank Only134 l35.4 gal (US)
Transmission66 l17.4 gal (US)
Maximum Operating Weight - Multiple Blade: Straight Blade (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV equivalent)34004 kg74966 lb
Maximum Operating Weight - Multiple Blade: Straight Blade (Tier 3 Final/Stage IIIA equivalent)33558 kg73983 lb
Operating Weight34004 kg74966 lb
Centerline of Front Axle to Hitch1850 mm6.1 ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Bumper2830 mm9.3 ft
Ground Clearance441.4 mm1.4 ft
Ground Clearance - Bumper852 mm2.8 ft
Height - Top of Beacon4422 mm14.5 ft
Height - Top of Cab4100 mm13.5 ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Stack4332 mm14.2 ft
Height - Top of Hood3204 mm10.5 ft
Length - With Blade on Ground - Straight Blade8422 mm27.6 ft
Wheel Base3700 mm12.1 ft
Width - Over Wheels3365 mm11 ft
Cylinder, Double Acting - Tilt and Tip, Bore and Stroke140 mm × 230 mm (5.5 in × 9.1 in)
Cylinders, Double Acting - Lift, Bore and Stroke120 mm × 1070 mm (4.7 in × 42.1 in)
Main Relief Pressure24100 kPa3495 psi
Maximum Supply Pressure24100 kPa3495 psi
Pump Flow at 1,800 rpm117 l/min30.9 gal/min
Bore114.3 mm4.5 in
Maximum System Flow170 L/min @ 1,800 rpm (44.9 gal/min @ 1,800 rpm)
Steering Pressure Limited24000 kPa3481 psi
Steering System - CircuitDouble Acting – End Mounted
Steering System - PumpPiston – Variable Displacement
Stroke576 mm22.7 in
Vehicle Articulation Angle86 degrees
Machine Sound Level (ISO 6395)113 dB(A)113 dB(A)
Operator Sound Level - ISO 639673 dB(A)73 dB(A)
Machine Sound Level (ISO 6395)110 dB(A)110 dB(A)
Operator Sound Level - ISO 639672 dB(A)72 dB(A)

Equipment

824K Standard Equipment

  • POWER TRAIN
    • Air to air aftercooler
    • Auto shift
    • Brakes, full hydraulic, enclosed, wet multiple disc service brakes
    • Cat clean emission module (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV equivalent)
    • Electro-hydraulic parking brake
    • Electronic Clutch Pressure Control (ECPC)
    • Engine, Cat C15 with ACERT Technology: – U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV equivalent – U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA equivalent
    • Fuel priming pump (electric)
    • Fuel to air cooler
    • Ground level engine shutoff
    • Hydraulically driven demand fan
    • Integrated braking system
    • Muffler (under hood) (Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent)
    • Radiator, Aluminum Modular (AMR)
    • Separated cooling system
    • Single Clutch Speed Shifting (SCSS)
    • Starting aid (ether) automatic
    • Throttle lock
    • Torque converter with Lock Up Clutch (LUC)
    • Transmission, planetary, with 4F/4R speed range control
  • ELECTRICAL
    • Alarm, back-up
    • Alternator, 150 amp
    • Batteries, maintenance-free (4 – 1,000 CCA)
    • Electrical system, 24V
    • Ground level lockable master disconnect switch
    • Light, warning switched (LED strobe)
    • Lighting, access stairway
    • Lighting system, halogen (front and rear)
    • Lights, directional (rear)
    • Starter, electric (heavy duty)
    • Starting receptacle for emergency start
  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • 12V power port for mobile phone or laptop connection
    • Air conditioner
    • Cab, sound-suppressed pressurized
    • Cab door, sliding window (LH)
    • Cab Integrated Object Detection System (CIODS) ready
    • Coat and hard hat hooks
    • Electro-hydraulic tilt and lift controls
    • Finger tip shifting controls
    • Flip-up armrest
    • Heater and defroster
    • Horn, electric
    • Implement hydraulic lockout
    • Instrumentation, gauges: – DEF fluid level (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV) – Engine coolant temperature – Fuel level – Hydraulic oil temperature – Speedometer/tachometer – Torque converter temperature
    • Instrumentation, warning indicators: – Action alert system, three categories – Brake oil pressure – Electrical system, low voltage – Engine failure malfunction alert and action lamp – Parking brake status
    • Laminated glass
    • Light, (dome) cab
    • Lunch box and beverage holders
    • Internal four-post rollover protective structure (ROPS/FOPS)
    • Mirror, internal (panoramic)
    • Mirrors, heated ready
    • Mirrors, rearview (externally mounted)
    • Radio ready for entertainment: – Antenna – Speakers – Converter (12V, 10-15 amp)
    • Seat, Cat Comfort (cloth) air suspension
    • Seat belt with minder, retractable, 76 mm (3 in) wide
    • STIC control system with lockout
    • Sun visor, front
    • Tinted glass
    • Transmission gear (indicator)
    • Vital Information Management System (VIMS): – Graphical information display – External data port – Customizable operator profiles
    • Wet-arm wipers/washers (front and rear): – Intermittent wipers (front and rear)
  • GUARDS
    • Guard, driveshaft
    • Guards, crankcase and power train
  • FLUIDS
    • Antifreeze, premixed 50% concentration extended life (–34° C/–29° F)
  • OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT
    • Doors, service access (locking)
    • Ecology drains for engine, radiator, transmission, hydraulic tank
    • Emergency platform egress
    • Engine, crankcase, 500 hour interval with CJ-4 oil
    • Engine idle management features: – Auto idle kickdown – Delayed engine shutdown – Engine idle shutdown
    • Fire suppression ready
    • Fold down exhaust stack for shipping
    • Fuel tank, 782 L (207 gal)
    • Hitch, drawbar with pin
    • Hoses, Cat XT
    • Hydraulic, engine, and transmission oil coolers
    • Oil change system, high speed
    • Oil sampling valves
    • Product Link
    • Secondary steering
    • Stairway, left and right rear access
    • Steering, load sensing
    • Toe kicks
    • Total hydraulic filtration system
    • Vandalism protection caplocks
    • Venturi stack

824K Optional Equipment

  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • Camera, rear vision
    • Radio, AM/FM/AUX/USB/BLUETOOTH
    • Radio, CB (ready)
  • STARTING AIDS
    • Heater, engine coolant, 120V
    • Heater, engine coolant, 240V
  • BLADES
    • Blade, Straight
    • Blade, Straight with Push Plate
    • Blade, Semi-U
    • Blade, U
    • Blade, Extended Wear U
    • Blade, Coal U
  • FLUIDS
    • Antifreeze, –50° C (–58° F)
  • OTHER ATTACHMENTS
    • Counterweight, Front
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • MISCELLANEOUS
    • Film (ANSI) (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV equivalent)
    • EU certification (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV equivalent)
    • Plate – year of manufacture (Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent)

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Benefits and Features

Efficiency and Productivity

Efficiency and Productivity

Efficiency with Autoshift - The Autoshift mode, when active, allows the machine to automatically upshift or downshift based on machine speed, optimizing performance and thus saving fuel. This feature can be easily enabled or disabled on the soft keypad.
Decelerator Pedal
Decelerator Pedal - The left pedal acts as a brake, transmission neutralizer and an engine decelerator to override the engine speed selected by the throttle lock. This enables the operator to slow down when the throttle lock is engaged and to return to throttle lock without pressing a resume or set button again. This aids in maneuvering around trucks, tractors or any other obstacle.
Steering and Transmission Integrated Control System (STIC™)
Steering and Transmission Integrated Control System (STIC™) - Experience maximum responsiveness and control with STIC that combines directional selection, gear selection and steering into a single lever.
  • Simple side-to-side motion turns machine right or left, minimizing operator movements
  • Easy to operate finger controlled gear selection
  • Smoother, faster cycles help reduce operator fatigue through the use of low effort integrated controls
Steering System
Steering System - Confident machine operation starts with precise machine control enabled by the 824K's load sensing hydraulic steering system.
  • Increase efficiency with our variable displacement piston pumps
  • Achieve precise positioning for easy loading in tight areas with 43 degrees each way of steering articulation
  • Enhance operator comfort with integrated steering and transmission control functions
Electro Hydraulic Controls - Operators increase productivity with our responsive implements feature.
  • Operate comfortably through electronically controlled hydraulic cylinder stops
  • Handle easy-to-use soft detent controls

Structures

Structures

Robust Structures - Your bottom line is improved by highly durable structures that achieve multiple life cycles and withstand the toughest loading conditions.
  • Full box-section rear frame resists torsional shock and twisting forces
  • Heavy-duty steering cylinder mounts efficiently transmit steering loads into the frame
  • Axle mounting has been optimized for increased structural integrity
Push Beam and Push Arm Dozer Arrangement - To ensure long life and reliability, solid one piece push beams are through-width, not merely attached to the side of the frame. In corner dozing, stresses are transferred and absorbed through a larger portion of the frame.

Power Train

Power Train

Cat Planetary Powershift Transmission
Cat Planetary Powershift Transmission - Building your success begins with a best-in-class transmission.
  • Consistent, smooth shifting and efficiency through integrated electronic controls that utilize Single Clutch Speed Shifting (SCSS).
  • Long life and reliability through heat treat gear and metallurgy.
  • Four forward and four reverse speeds to match your application.
Cat Torque Converter (TC) with Lock-up Clutch -
  • Eliminates TC losses while lowering system heat
  • Improves travel speeds
  • Increases fuel efficiency
Cat C15 ACERT Engine
Cat C15 ACERT Engine - The Cat C15 ACERT engine is built and tested to meet your most demanding applications. Two engine options are available that meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV emission standards or U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA equivalent emission standards.
  • Fully integrated electronic engine controls works in concert with the entire machine to make your fuel go farther.
  • Use less fuel idling with Engine Idle Shutdown.
  • Maximized durability with Delayed Engine Shutdown.

Operator Station

Operator Station

Your operators can work more efficiently and stay comfortable with our customer-inspired cab features.
Operator Station Entry and Exit
Entry and Exit - Enter and exit the cab easily and safely with these newly designed, ergonomic features.
  • Fold up STIC steer/armrest
  • Reduced access stairway angles
  • Standard stairway lighting
Cat Comfort Series III Seat - Enhance comfort and help reduce operator fatigue with Cat Comfort Series III seat.
  • Mid back design and extra thick, contoured cushions
  • Air suspension system
  • Easy-to-reach seat levers and controls for six way adjustments
  • Seat-mounted implement pod and STIC steer that moves with the seat
  • 76 mm (3 in) wide retractable seat belt
Control Panel
Control Panel - Ergonomic placement of switches and information display keep your operators comfortable all day every day.
  • Large backlit membrane switches feature LED activation indicators
  • Switches feature ISO symbols for quick function identification
  • Two position rocker switch activates the electro hydraulic park brake
Environment - Your operator's productivity is enhanced with our clean, comfortable cab environment.
  • Experience reduced vibrations from isolation cab mounts and seat air suspension.
  • Maintain desired cab temperature with automatic temperature controls.
  • Pressurized cab with filtered air
  • Reduced sound levels
  • Convenient floor storage tray/lunch box

Integrated Technologies

Integrated Technologies

Cat Connect makes smart use of technology and services to improve your job site efficiency. Using the data from technology-equipped machines, you'll get more information and insight into your equipment and operations than ever before. Cat Connect technologies offer improvements in these key areas: Equipment Management – increase uptime and reduce operating costs. Safety – enhance job site awareness to keep your people and equipment safe.
LINK Technologies
LINK Technologies - LINK technologies like Product Link™ wirelessly connect you to your equipment, giving you valuable insight into how your machine or fleet is performing. Track location, hours, fuel usage, idle time, and event codes through the online VisionLink® interface so you can make timely, fact-based decisions that can boost job site efficiency and productivity, and lower operating costs. VIMS™ data, like events, histograms, and historical trends, can be downloaded for analysis, giving you the information you need to proactively maintain fleet health and optimize performance and uptime.
DETECT Technologies - DETECT technologies like the rear-vision camera enhance awareness by expanding your view of the environment around working equipment so you can work at peak potential, with confidence.

Serviceability

Serviceability

  • Safe and convenient service with ground level or platform access and grouped service points.
  • Swing-out doors on both sides of the engine compartment provide easy access to important daily service checks.
  • Ecology drains for ease of service and prevention of spilling potential environmental contaminants.
  • Reduce downtime with VIMS system notifications so your operators and technicians can resolve any problems before failure.
  • Quick visual inspection and minimize fluid contamination with sight gauges.
  • Swing out fuel, hydraulic oil coolers and condenser for easy access cleanout.
  • Ground level power service center with electrical disconnect, emergency engine shutdown, and stairway light switch.
  • Optional tire pressure monitoring system provides real time information to the operator in the cab, ensuring proper inflation and optimizing tire life.
  • Lighting inside the engine compartment improves visibility to service points.
Serviceability

Customer Support

Customer Support

Legendary Cat Dealer Support - A valued partner, your Cat dealer is available whenever you need them.
  • Preventive maintenance programs and guaranteed maintenance contracts
  • Best-in-class parts availability
  • Improve your efficiency with operator training
  • Genuine Cat Remanufactured parts

Safety

Safety

We are constantly improving our products in an effort to provide a safe work environment for the operator and those who work on your job site.
Machine Access
Machine Access -
  • Left and right hand stairs are angled to enhance safety for operators getting on and off the 824K.
  • Continuous pass-through with handrails and non-skid surfaces with toe kicks are designed into the service areas.
  • Maintain three points of contact at all times through ground level or platform accessible service areas.
Visibility
Visibility -
  • Optional rearview camera with in-cab monitor increases operator awareness around the machine.
  • Standard cab mounted LED warning strobes
Operator Environment -
  • Reduced vibrations to the operator with isolated cab mounts and seat mounted implement and steering controls.
  • Low interior sound levels
  • Pressurized cab with filtered air
  • Standard 76 mm (3 in) seat belts on the operator seat

Sustainability

Sustainability

Reducing the Impact to the Environment - The 824K is designed and built with sustainability in mind.
  • Engine Idle Shutdown can help you save fuel by avoiding unnecessary idling.
  • Reduce waste to the environment with our maintenance free batteries.
  • Built for multiple lives, the Cat 824 is one of the most rebuilt products to achieve the second and third life to get the most value from your investment. To assist with maximizing machine life, Caterpillar provides a number of sustainable options such as our Reman and Certified Rebuild programs. In these programs, reused or remanufactured components can deliver cost savings of 40 to 70 percent, which lowers operating cost while benefiting the environment.
  • Caterpillar offers retrofit packages to bring new features to older machines, maximizing your resource. And, when you go through the Cat Certified Rebuild program, these retrofit kits are part of the rebuild process.

Blades

Blades

Cat Blades - Cat blades are resilient, durable and designed with excellent dozing and rolling characteristics.
  • Capacities and widths are set to achieve increased productivity.
  • Spreading design allows for spreading of cover material, as well as dozing of heavier loads.
Straight Blade - The straight blade (5.0 m3/6.6 yd3) is designed for production dozing in stockpile material and general earthmoving.
Universal Blade
Universal Blade - The universal blade (7.7 m3/10.0 yd3) is designed to move large loads over long distances in mining applications.
Semi-Universal Blade
Semi-Universal Blade - The characteristics of the straight and universal blades are combined into the semi-universal blade (7.7 m3/10.0 yd3). It provides increased capacity with the addition of short wings which include only the dozer end bits without sacrificing spreading characteristics of straight blades.
Coal Blade
Coal Blade - The coal blade (16.2 m3/21.1 yd3) is designed for precise and productive dozing while helping to retain load control with increased capacity for lighter materials. Wing angles help retain the load while dozing.
Assemblies - The blades are combined with bulldozer assemblies which consist of the push arms, hydraulic lift, tip and tilt cylinders, trunnion mounting, stabilizer and hydraulic line guards.
Extended Wear Bulldozer Arrangement - The Extended Wear bulldozer arrangement is designed for moving large loads over long distances in harsh conditions. It consists of an 8.1 m3/10.7 yd3 U-blade with Abrasion Resistant Material (ARM) on the front and sides, cutting edges, push arm and integrated cylinder guards, and a heavy-duty stabilizer.
Other Available Options - See your Cat dealer for other blade options.

Operating Costs

Operating Costs

Data from customer machines show Cat Wheel Dozers are among the most fuel efficient machines in the industry. Several features contribute to this excellent fuel efficiency:
  • ACERT Engine – Advanced engine controls maximizes power and efficiency.
  • Engine Idle Shutdown – Automatic engine and electrical system shutdown conserves fuel.
  • Lockup Torque Converter – Transfers more power to the ground and optimizes fuel efficiency in all applications.
  • Single Clutch Speed Shifting (SCSS) – All new SCSS transmission controls provides greater momentum on grades and fuel savings by carrying that momentum through the shift points.
  • Fuel Tank Capacity minimum of 12 hours operation depending on the application.
Machine configuration, operator technique, and job site layout can impact fuel consumption.
  • Machine Configuration – Select the correct blade configuration based on your individual application.

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