D7 Dozer

The Cat® D7 is fully redesigned with more weight and horsepower and a bigger blade for up to 11% more productivity than D7R. A standard fully automatic 4-speed transmission helps you move up to 10% more material per gallon/liter of fuel. Do it all in a spacious cab that resets the industry standard for operator comfort and productivity.


  • Harness more weight and higher horsepower than the D7R to move up to 11% more material per hour.
  • Up to 10% better dozing efficiency - move more material per gallon/liter of fuel.
  • Fully automatic 4-speed powershift transmission with lock-up clutch continuously adjusts for maximum efficiency and power to the ground without added operator input.
  • SU and S blades are 10% larger to help you get jobs done in fewer passes.
  • Optional Cat FirstCut™ Cutting Edges increase blade payload by up to 35% compared to standard cutting edges.
  • Improved steering under load for greater productivity.
  • Long undercarriage is standard, with more track at the rear of the machine for superior dozing performance.

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  • Fully redesigned cab is more spacious and provides exceptional comfort and productivity.
  • Integrated Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS) offers more visibility to the sides of the machine.
  • Standard 8-inch (203 mm) gauge cluster operator interface gives you a clear view of machine/service functions and settings.
  • Air suspension seat has multiple adjustments for personalized comfort.
  • Distributed cab heating/cooling circulates air more effectively around the operator and helps reduce window fogging/frosting.
  • More storage spaces throughout the cab.
  • A variety of cab options add to safety and comfort:

–10-inch (254 mm) touchscreen display with easy-to-use operator interface.
–High Definition rearview camera shows prominently in the main display.
–Entire armrest adjusts forward and backward independent of the seat.
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Assist features help make work easier, especially for less experienced operators. Some blade and steering functions are automated so newer operators can work at productivity levels closer to their veteran counterparts. Seasoned operators can enjoy reduced effort and fatigue, along with faster, more accurate results.

  • Cat Grade with Slope Assist™ automatically maintains pre-established blade position without a GNSS/GPS signal – no additional hardware or software needed. For machines with 3D, operators can easily switch back and forth from full 3D automatics to Slope Assist.
  • Steer Assist automates track and blade tilt steering. Helps reduce operator fatigue by automatically maintaining straight travel with light loads or heavy loads on flat ground and side slopes. Helps reduce steering inputs up to 75%. No GNSS/GPS required.
  • Stable Blade works seamlessly with operator inputs to help produce a smoother surface when operating manually.
  • Blade Load Monitor gives you real-time feedback on current load versus the optimal blade load based on your ground conditions. Actively monitors machine load and track slip to help you reach optimal pushing capacity.*
  • Traction Control automatically reduces track slip to save you time, fuel and track wear.*
  • AutoCarry automates blade lift to help you maintain consistent blade load and reduce track slip.*
  • Slope Indicate is included in the main machine display and shows side slope and uphill/downhill grades to help operators with slope work.
  • Attachment Ready Option (ARO) provides wiring and mounting provisions for dealer installation of Grade with 3D, Accugrade, UTS, or other grade control systems.

*Feature not operational indoors or in areas where a GNSS/GPS signal is not available.
Note: Assist features require Premium or High Debris cab.


  • Factory integrated Cat Grade with 3D uses GNSS/GPS to control the blade so you can get to design plan faster.
  • Cat Grade with 3D has no masts – low profile antennas are integrated into the cab roof and GNSS/GPS receivers are mounted inside the cab for better protection.
  • Automatically follow guidance lines from design plans with Steer Assist 3D. Stay on curb lines, centerlines, bottom of slope, etc., without operator effort. Track steering is used under light loads and blade tilt steering may be added under heavy loads.
  • Grade operator interface is intuitive and easier to use: 10-inch (254 mm) touchscreen, Android OS platform, operates like a smart phone.
  • All Cat Grade systems are compatible with radios and base stations from Trimble, Topcon, and Leica.
  • Already invested in a grade infrastructure? You can install grade systems from Trimble, Topcon, and Leica onto the machine.
  • Premium and High Debris cabs are Third Party Grade Control Ready, equipped with CAN interface, harness pass throughs and mounting features to make it easier to install the grade control system of your choice.

Note: Grade features require Premium or High Debris cab.


Cat Assist and Grade technologies work in the background to help dozer operators of varied skill levels and are especially beneficial to less experienced operators. To demonstrate just how much these built-in technology features help, Caterpillar put them to the test. Two novice operators and two expert operators took on slot dozing, truck dump spreading/grading in sand, and side slope work. Each operator completed three runs of each task – one in manual, one using Assist technology features, and one using Assist plus Cat Grade with 3D. The team measured productivity*, efficiency**, completion time, final surface quality, and operator inputs.
Slot Dozing

  • Productivity and Efficiency – Novice operators went from 9% lower productivity and efficiency than the experts in manual to matching the experts when using Assist.

Truck Dump Spreading/Grading in Sand

  • Completion Time – Novice operators took 49% more time than the experts in manual and narrowed the gap to 17% using Assist and to 9% by adding Grade.
  • Blade Inputs – Novice operator blade inputs were reduced 45% with Assist, and 55% with Assist plus Grade. Expert operator blade inputs were reduced 32% with Assist, and 53% with Assist plus Grade.
  • Surface Quality – Novice operator surface quality improved up to 51% using technology while expert operator surface quality improved up to 27% using technology. Novice operators using technology produced similar surface quality to the expert operators in manual.

Side Slope/Steer Assist

  • Steering Inputs – Novice and expert operator steering inputs reduced by 75% in forward and by 67% combining forward and reverse.

*Material moved per hour
**Material moved per unit of fuel/Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)
Study conducted by Caterpillar, August 2022
Note: Assist and Grade features require Premium or High Debris cab.


  • Heavier frame and D8-sized structures for added durability.
  • Redesigned fuel system provides greater reliability and more accurate fuel delivery.
  • Heavy Duty Extended Life undercarriage – HDXL with DuraLink™ – provides up to 20 percent more seal life in high impact conditions.

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  • Track roller frame features larger roller shafts adds durability and ease of cleanout.
  • Optional reversible hydraulic demand fan helps remove debris while you work, saving cleanout and maintenance time.
  • Longer life LED lights help save you time and money.
  • Optional features allow easy access under the cab floor if needed, as well as 30-minute cab removal.
  • Optional platform with guard rail makes refueling more convenient.
  • Standard dozer under 3.7 m (12 ft) shipping width for easier transport with blade installed.

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  • 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.
  • The Cat App helps you manage your assets – at any time – right from your smartphone. See fleet location and hours, get critical required maintenance alerts, and even request service from your local Cat dealer.
  • Remote Troubleshoot* saves time and money by allowing your Cat dealer to perform diagnostic testing remotely.
  • Remote Flash* updates on-board software without a technician being present, at a time that is convenient for you, potentially reducing update time by as much as 50%.

*Please consult your Cat dealer for availability.


  • Choose from a variety of factory-installed options to help protect your machine and operator in tough applications like Forestry and Pipeline
  • High debris cab, window screens and sweeps for added operator protection.
  • Factory connections make it easy to equip your dozer with a winch or ripper.
  • Outfit your dozer with Angle, Semi-Universal or Straight blade.


  • Waste Handler/Landfill dozer offers specialized guarding, striker bars and seals help protect the machine from impact and airborne/wrapping debris.
  • High-debris cab has impact-resistant polycarbonate doors and dual pane windows – eliminates the need for door screens.
  • High-debris cooling system with automatic reversing fan and slots for easy cleanout access.
  • Specialized air handling features help deliver cleaner air to the machine.
  • Landfill blades and center-hole track shoes help optimize your waste handler for the job.

Standard Equipment

  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
Power Train
  • Cat C9.3B diesel engine
  • Fully-automatic 4-speed transmission
  • Double reduction final drives - Standard or LGP
  • Electric fuel priming pump
Operator Environment
  • Standard cab with Integrated ROPS and FOPS, laminated safety glass, sliding windows, basic display/non-ARO, standard seat
  • 8-inch (203 mm) gauge cluster display
  • Cloth seat
  • Electrohydraulic implement and steering controls
  • Cab mounted modular HVAC system
  • Added storage areas
  • Lights - 4 LED
Cat Technology
  • Slope Indicate
  • Product Link, Cellular
  • Remote Flash/Troubleshoot
  • Machine Security - Passcode
  • Compatibility with radios and base stations from Trimble, Topcon, and Leica
  • Capability to install 3D grade systems from Trimble, Topcon, and Leica
  • Heavy Duty (HDXL with DuraLink) undercarriage
  • Redesigned track roller frame - 7 bottom rollers
  • Independent steering and implement pump
  • Load sensing hydraulics
  • Independent steering and implement pump
  • Load sensing hydraulics
Service and Maintenance
  • Fast fuel fill ready
  • Ground level service center
  • Fire extinguisher mounting provision
  • Ground level service center
  • Hydraulic demand fan
  • Ripper-ready rear hydraulics
  • Ripper-ready rear hydraulics
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