The new Cat® D6 dozer helps you move material at a lower cost with a fully automatic transmission, outstanding fuel efficiency and reduced service/maintenance costs. Choose from updated configurations and enjoy a fully redesigned cab. Plus, a choice of CatConnect GRADE technology features adds to ease of operation by helping you save even more time, material and operator effort. The D6 is legendary versatility you have come to trust, with added performance and effi ciency to help you take your business to the next level.


Engine Model
Cat C9.3B
Power - Net
215.00 HP
161.00 kW

Dimensions – LGP VPAT (30-in)

Operating Weight
50650.00 lb
22975.00 kg


U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, Korea Tier 4 Final


Power Train
Fully Automatic 4-Speed Powershift


Net Power - Rated - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
215.00 HP
161.00 kW
Net Power - Rated - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
219.00 HP
219.00 HP
Build Number
Note (1)
Rated horsepower at 2,200 rpm
Note (2)
All non-road Tier 4 Interim and Final, Stage IIIB, IV and V and Korea Tier 4 Final diesel engines are required to use only ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuels containing 15ppm (mg/kg) sulfur or less. Biodiesel blends up to B20 (20%blend by volume) are acceptable when blended with 15 ppm (mg/kg) sulfur or less ULSD. B20 should meet ASTM D7467 specification (biodiesel blend stock should meet Cat biodiesel spec, ASTM D6751 or EN 14214). Cat DEO-ULS or oils that meet the Cat ECF-3, API CJ-4, and ACEA E9 specification are required. Consult your OMM for further machine specific fuel recommendations.
Note (3)
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) used in Cat Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems must meet the requirements outlined in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 22241.
Note (4)
Basic machine specs provided below. For complete specifications and dimensions by configuration, blade and track shoe offerings and more, please visit the product download section to view the full D6/D6 XE Technical Specifications.

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank
341.00 l
90.00 gal (US)
DEF Tank
7.40 gal (US)
28.00 l

D6 Push Arm

Operating Weight
48500.00 lb
22000.00 kg
Ground Pressure
7.90 psi
54.00 kPa
Width of Standard Shoe
24.00 in
610.00 mm
Semi-Universal (SU)
Blade Capacity
7.50 yd³
5.70 m³

D6 LGP (30-in) Push Arm

Operating Weight
50130.00 lb
22740.00 kg
Ground Pressure
6.60 psi
46.00 kPa
Width of Standard Shoe
30.00 in
760.00 mm
Semi-Universal (SU)
Blade Capacity
7.60 yd³
5.80 m³

D6 LGP (36-in) Push Arm

Operating Weight
52615.00 lb
23866.00 kg
Ground Pressure
5.10 psi
35.00 kPa
Width of Standard Shoe
36.00 in
915.00 mm
Blade Capacity
5.00 yd³
3.80 m³


Operating Weight
49030.00 lb
22240.00 kg
Ground Pressure
7.10 psi
49.00 kPa
Width of Standard Shoe
24.00 in
610.00 mm
Blade Capacity
5.40 yd³
4.10 m³

D6 LGP (30-in) VPAT

Operating Weight
50650.00 lb
22975.00 kg
Ground Pressure
5.80 psi
40.00 kPa
Width of Standard Shoe
30.00 in
760.00 mm
Blade Capacity
5.90 yd³
4.50 m³

D6 LGP (36-in) VPAT

Operating Weight
51875.00 lb
23530.00 kg
Ground Pressure
5.00 psi
35.00 kPa
Width of Standard Shoe
36.00 in
915.00 mm
Blade Capacity
6.50 yd³
4.90 m³

Powerful Efficiency

  • Up to 20% better fuel efficiency¹.
  • Use up to 13% less fuel².
  • Fully automatic 4-speed transmission continuously adjusts for maximum. efficiency and power to the ground without added operator input.
  • Full auto shift up and down entire working range to maximize fuel efficiency.
  • Lower greenhouse gas emissions – up to 13% less CO2.

    ¹ Material moved per gallon/liter of fuel
    ² Gallons/liters per hour

Efficiency and Productivity

  • Move up to 16% more material per gallon/liter of fuel used.
  • Move up to 5% more material per hour.
  • Fully redesigned with updated configurations so you can build just the right machine the work you do.
  • Purpose-built VPAT tractor features a new frame and optimized balance for grading - no need for rear attachment.
  • New LGP VPAT design, with 36-inch (915 mm) centered shoes, offers 35 kPa (5 psi)ground pressure.
  • Wider blade on the LGP VPAT for Powerful Efficiency high-speed grading
  • Class-leading VPAT range of motion for improved performance, especially when trenching or backfilling.
  • VPAT blade remains level when angled for smoother grade.
  • More robust push arm dozer for heavy applications with larger SU blade capacity.
  • New 10-roller undercarriage option designed for smoother grades at higher speeds, even in difficult surfaces like sand and gravel.

Long Term Value and Durability

  • New Cat C9.3B engine eliminates Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system for greater reliability; Simplified with a single engine Electronic Control Module (ECM) and improved engine air filter.
  • Redesigned fuel system provides greater reliability and more accurate fuel delivery.
  • New Heavy Duty Extended Life undercarriage – HDXL with DuraLink™ -- features Positive Pin Retention pins and link improvements for up to 20% more seal life in high impact conditions.
  • Common structures for Heavy Duty and SystemOne™ undercarriage enable changes from one to the other.
  • Purpose-built Waste and Forestry arrangements.

Technology that Gets Work Done

  • Hit target grade faster and more accurately with Cat GRADE technologies. Finish jobs in fewer passes, and with less operator effort, saving you time and helping to increase your profit.
  • Cat GRADE with Slope Assist™ automatically maintains pre-established blade position without a GPS signal.
  • Updated Cat GRADE with 3D offers greater speed, accuracy and flexibility. Factory-integrated system eliminates position sensing cylinders. Antennas integrated into the cab roof for better protection.
  • More intuitive 10-inch (254 mm) touchscreen grade control display is easier to use.
  • AutoCarry™ automates blade lift to maximize blade load, improve load consistency, reduce track slip.
  • Standard Slope Indicate displays machine cross-slope and fore/aft orientation right on the main display.
  • Factory Attachment Ready Option (ARO) simplifies installation of all brands of grade control system.
  • Product Link™ collects machine data that can be viewed online through web and mobile applications.
  • Access information anytime, anywhere with VisionLink® – and use it to make informed decisions that boost productivity, lower costs, simplify maintenance, and improve safety and security on your job site.

Designed For Operators

  • Completely redesigned cab for a whole new standard in visibility, comfort, productivity.
  • New 10-inch touchscreen display with easy-to-use operator interface.
  • Grade Control display and main display positions can be swapped.
  • Application Profile saves preferred machine settings.
  • Distributed cab heating/cooling circulates air more effectively around the operator and helps reduce window fogging/frosting.
  • Viscous cab mounts reduce vibration for greater operator comfort.
  • Wider air suspension seat has multiple adjustments for personalized comfort.
  • Entire armrest adjusts forward and backward independent of the seat.
  • Detented thumbwheel on the steering control allows easy speed setting changes
  • More storage spaces throughout the cab.

Save on Service, Maintenance

  • Up to 9% lower maintenance cost – designed specifically to save you money with updated components, longer service intervals, fewer scheduled maintenance tasks.
  • Grouped service points and modular components with easy access to save you routine maintenance time.
  • Fewer filters and service points save you time and money on routine maintenance
  • Cab air filter replacement extended to 500 hours.
  • Standard reversing fan extends the time between core clean-outs.
  • 30-minute cab removal, if needed.
  • Modular, self-contained HVAC unit is easier to service.

Built-In Safety Features

  • Approximately 15% more glass area and Integrated ROPS offers added visibility.
  • Standard integrated High Definition (HD) rear view camera in the primary display.
  • Hood design and alignment of the exhaust and precleaner provide a better view to the front of the tractor.
  • Bluetooth microphone gives you hands-free access to your mobile phone.
  • Standard ladder at the back of the machine for convenient access for fuel fill, window cleaning and maintenance.
  • Ground-level access to optional fast fuel fill.
  • Grab rail on both sides of cab roof and tie offs provide added safety.
  • Improved cab filtration for cleaner operator environment.
  • Optional integrated LED beacon warning lights.

Waste Handling Performance

  • Improved sealing throughout the machine helps keep dust and debris out.
  • Waste cab has impact-resistant polycarbonate doors, eliminating the need for door screens.
  • Specialized guarding and seals throughout the machine help protect major components from impact and airborne debris.
  • Multi-layer final drive guards, including a labyrinth-style guard with 90-degree turns, help keep dirt and debris away from the Duo-Cone™ seal to protect final drive oil.
  • Pivot shaft seal guards help prevent debris from entering and damaging seals.
  • Striker bars help prevent debris from damaging the machine.
  • Tilt cylinder with rotating bushing type design help wrapping materials to roll off hoses.
  • Heavy duty hinged radiator guard protects radiator and fan from penetration by material coming straight in or from under the blade.
  • Cooling system designed for high debris environments, with automatic reversing fan and swing-out cleanout access.
  • Hinged heavy duty belly guard for easy cleaning and to keep debris out.
  • Lights mounted up and away from main debris area for protection, while still giving you plenty of light on the work area. An optional 12-light LED package provides 360-degree coverage.
  • Powered precleaner is integrated and increases the cab filter change interval to 1,000 hours.
  • Landfill blades and center-hole track shoes help you optimize your waste handler for the job.
  • Laminated thermal shields and insulated Clean Emissions Module.

Forestry/Land Clearing Power

  • Updated sweeps lead the list of Forestry/Land Clearing machine features designed to help protect your dozer from damage and debris build-up.
  • Specialized track shoes plus woodchip and coal blades are matched to the job.
  • Precleaner and roof-mounted filter help protect against dust and debris.
Standard Equipment
  • Power Train
    • Fully-automatic 4-speed transmission
    • Cat C9.3B diesel engine
    • Double reduction planetary final drives
    • Hydraulic reversing fan
  • Operator Environment
    • Fully redesigned cab, sound suppressed, with Integrated Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS)
    • Full-color 10-inch (254 mm) liquid crystal touch screen display
    • Integrated rearview camera
    • Adjustable Operator controls/armrests
    • Cab mounted modular HVAC system
    • Added storage areas
    • Electrohydraulic implement and steering controls
    • Cloth seat
    • Communication radio ready
    • Lights - 6 LED
  • Cat Connect Technology
    • Slope Indicate
    • Attachment Ready Option (ARO) with Assist/Cat GRADE with Slope Assist
    • Product Link, Cellular PLE641
  • Undercarriage
    • Redesigned track roller frame
  • Service and Maintenance
    • Rear access ladder
    • Shovel holder
    • Ground level service center
    • 30-minute cab removal
    • Fire extinguisher mounting provision
    • Ecology drains
    • Underhood work light
  • Hydraulics
    • Independent steering and implement pumps
    • Load sensing hydraulics
  • Attachments
    • Ripper-ready rear hydraulics
Optional Equipment
  • Operator Environment
    • Deluxe leather heated/ventilated seat
    • Premium lights - 12 LED
    • Integrated warning lights
  • Cat Connect Technology
    • Cat GRADE with 3D
    • Product Link Elite PLE631 - Dual Cellular/Satellite
  • Blades
    • Semi-Universal
    • Variable Power Angle Tilt (VPAT)
    • Straight blade
    • Angle blade
    • Foldable VPAT - under 3 m (9.9 ft) transport width (Not available in all regions)
    • Waste/Landfill
  • Undercarriage
    • Heavy Duty (HDXL with DuraLink�) or SystemOne
    • 10-Roller Fine Grading undercarriage
    • Moderate Service or Extreme Service track shoes
  • Service and Maintenance
    • Fast fuel fill ready
    • Fast fuel pump
    • Refilling fuel pump (EU only)
    • High-speed oil change
  • Attachments
    • Ripper and winch-ready rear hydraulics
    • High lift ripper with straight or curved shanks
    • Winch
    • Drawbar
    • Counterweights
    • Side screens
    • Rear screen - hinged or fixed
    • Sweeps
    • Forestry and Waste Special Arrangements