Specs for a D8K Dozer

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Specs for a D8K Dozer
Caterpillar D8K dozers are capable of moving heavy loads. (bulldozer image by OMKAR A.V from Fotolia.com)

Caterpillar is a manufacturer of construction machines that make it easy to displace large amounts of materials. The D8K dozer is no exception, providing reliable power for large construction projects.


The D8K dozer from Caterpillar is 21.6 feet long with the blade and 17.3 feet long without. The machine has a ground clearance of 1.4 feet and a height of 11.2 feet. The width measures 9.2 feet from track to track.


Caterpillar D8K dozers have engines that output 300 horsepower with a displacement of 1244.9 cubic inches. The motor uses a powershift transmission with three forward and three reverse gears. The engine produces a maximum speed of 6.8mph forward and 8.4mph in reverse.


The Caterpillar D8K dozer has a standard shoe size of 22 inches and creates 12.8 psi of ground pressure, making contact with an area measuring 5,456 square inches. The tracks have five rollers per side and have a gauge of 7 feet.

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