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D5 Dozer

Engine Model

Cat C7.1

Power - Net

170 HP

Operating Weight

42263 lb


The Cat D5 succeeds the renowned D6N with superior performance, a fully automatic transmission and the broadest choice of technology features to help you get the most from your dozer. Nimble and responsive, it has power for dozing and finesse for grading.



  • Cat D5 Dozer at Work
  • Cat D5 Dozer at Work
  • Cat D5 Dozer Steering and Agility
  • Cat D5 Dozer Easy Service Access
  • D5 Dozer VPAT Blade Range of Motion
  • Cat Steer Assist for Dozers | Automatically Stay on a Straight Line
  • Cat Steer Assist 3D for Dozers | Follow Design Plans Automatically
  • Cat Command for Dozing: Preston Contractors
  • The Assist Advantage - Helpful Technology for Cat Dozer Operators

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D5 Dozer - Push Arm


D5 Dozer - Push Arm


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  • Engine
    Spec Value
    Engine Model Cat C7.1
    Power - Net 170 HP
    Net Power - Rated - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 170 HP
    Net Power (Rated) - ISO 9249 (DIN) 172 mhp
    Emissions U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V/Japan 2014 (Tier 4 Final)/Korea Stage V
    Note (1) Rated horsepower at 1770 rpm. Net power advertised is the power available at the engine flywheel when the engine is equipped with a fan, air cleaner, clean emissions module and alternator. Advertised power is tested per the specified standard in effect at the time of manufacture.
    Note (2) Cat diesel engines are required to use ULSD (ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel with 15 ppm of sulfur or less) or ULSD blended with the following lower-carbon intensity fuels up to: 20% biodiesel FAME (fatty acid methyl ester) ** or 100% renewable diesel, HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) and GTL (gas-to-liquid) fuels. Refer to guidelines for successful application. Please consult your Cat dealer or “Caterpillar Machine Fluids Recommendations” (SEBU6250) for details. ** Engines with no aftertreatment devices can use higher blends, up to 30% biodiesel.
    Note (3) 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 Technical Specifications document.
    Note (4) Machine Build Number 17B
  • Weights
    Spec Value
    Operating Weight 42263 lb
  • Transmission
    Spec Value
    Power Train Fully Automatic 3-Speed
  • Service Refill Capacities
    Spec Value
    Fuel Tank 83.2 gal (US)
    DEF Tank 4.2 gal (US)
  • VPAT
    Spec Value
    Operating Weight 37875 lb
    Ground Pressure 6.9 psi
    Width of Standard Shoe 24 in
    Blade VPAT
    Blade Capacity 4.6 yd³
    Spec Value
    Operating Weight 42263 lb
    Ground Pressure 4.7 psi
    Width of Standard Shoe 33 in
    Blade LGP VPAT
    Blade Capacity 5.5 yd³
  • Fine Grading VPAT
    Spec Value
    Operating Weight 39198 lb
    Ground Pressure 6 psi
    Width of Standard Shoe 24 in
    Blade VPAT
    Blade Capacity 4.6 yd³
  • Push Arm
    Spec Value
    Operating Weight 38228 lb
    Ground Pressure 7 psi
    Width of Standard Shoe 24 in
    Blade Semi-Universal (SU)
    Blade Capacity 5.6 yd³
  • Sustainability
    Spec Value
    Recyclability 97%
  • Air Conditioning System
    Spec Value
    Air Conditioning The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.36 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.946 metric tonnes.
  • General
    Spec Value
    Note (1) Configurations and features may vary by region. Please consult your Cat dealer for availability in your area.

Standard Equipment


  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.

Power Train

  • Cat C7.1 diesel engine
  • Fully-automatic 3-speed transmission
  • Infinite ground speed adjustment

Operator Environment

  • Fully redesigned cab, sound suppressed, with Integrated Roll Over Protective Structure (IROPS)
  • Full-color 10-inch (254 mm) touchscreen display
  • Integrated rearview camera
  • Premium cab with adjustable operator controls/armrests
  • Cab mounted modular HVAC system
  • Added storage areas
  • Electrohydraulic implement and steering controls
  • Cloth seat
  • Lights: 6 LED

Cat Technology

  • Slope Indicate
  • Product Link, Cellular
  • Grade Control Ready Cab
  • Remote Control Ready
  • Remote Flash/Remote Troubleshoot
  • Operator ID
  • 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


  • VPAT
  • Semi-Universal


  • Heavy Duty (HDXL with DuraLink) or Cat Abrasion
  • Redesigned track roller frame
  • Moderate Service or Extreme Service track shoes

Service and Maintenance

  • 30-minute cab removal
  • Ecology drains
  • Ground level service center
  • Hydraulic fan
  • Rear access ladder
  • Shovel holder


  • Drawbar

Optional Equipment


  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.

Operator Environment

  • Deluxe leather heated/ventilated seat
  • Premium lights: 12 LED
  • Integrated warning lights
  • Communication radio ready

Cat Technology

  • ARO with Assist Package: Includes Attachment Ready Option (ARO), Slope Assist, Steer Assist, Stable Blade, Blade Load Monitor, Traction Control, AutoCarry
  • Grade 3D with Assist Package: Includes full-color 10-inch (254 mm) touchscreen grade display, Steer Assist 3D, Grade receivers and antennas, Grade Software Enabled Attachment (SEA), ARO with Assist package features
  • Product Link Dual Cellular/Satellite
  • Grade Connectivity
  • Machine Security - Bluetooth
  • Cat Command for Dozing


  • Foldable VPAT
  • Waste/Landfill

Service and Maintenance

  • Fast fuel pump


  • Independent steering and implement pumps
  • Load sensing hydraulics


  • Ripper-ready rear hydraulics
  • Winch-ready rear hydraulics
  • Ripper with straight or curved shanks
  • Winch
  • Side screens
  • Rear screen: hinged or fixed
  • Sweeps
  • Fine Grading arrangement
  • Forestry and Waste special arrangements
  • Fire Dozer configuration


  • Not all features are available in all regions. Please check with your local Cat dealer for specific offering availability in your area.