Caterpillar launches 814K wheel dozer with new sound-suppressed cab

The machine is powered by the Cat C7.1 ACERT engine meeting US EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage IV emission standards

Wheel dozer, Caterpillar, Cab, Sound suppression

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Caterpillar's new Cat 814K wheel dozer features a new, sound-suppressed cab that reduces operating noise levels to 71 dB, compared to 78 dB of its predecessor. Additionally, Caterpillar offers a sound-suppression package option to lower sound levels to 70 dB.

The 814K is designed for utility work at mines, heavy civil construction backfilling and grading work, and ground preparation and subbase work on airport and commercial projects. The machine is powered by the Cat C7.1 ACERT engine meeting US EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage IV emission standards. The engine boasts lower fuel consumption than in previous models. Load sense control hydraulics provide on-demand hydraulic flow required by the implement and steering system to further improve fuel efficiency and deliver increased rimpull.

Cab entry and exit are facilitated through integration of a fold-up steering and transmission integrated control system, which minimises operator movement to reduce fatigue. Simple side-to-side movements turn the machine to the left or right, and gear selection control is operated through a finger-controlled rocker switch. The steering wheel console has been removed to increased operator space and improve forward visibility of the work area.

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