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Remote Controlled Dozers?

Discussion in 'Dozers' started by Michael Shuder, Oct 23, 2019.

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  1. Michael Shuder

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    hi everyone! Two of my biggest passions are technology and heavy machinery. Read an article that talked about remote-controlled dozers, such as Caterpillar and TORC Robotics RemoteTask™ and Komatsu D155AXI-8 Radio Control Crawler Dozer, they seemed to be great for improving the efficiency and safety on jobsite. Have any of you had any experience with any remote dozers?
     
  2. John C.

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    The Komatsu dozer that I saw reports on worked underwater. I was told there were two of them and I saw some video of the snorkel and exhaust above the water and then it traveled up on the shore. As far as I know that was the only use for them. I can't say that they worked any better than a dredge or a crane and clamshell or dragline.
     
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    I've heard one account of a d8 that was remote controlled getting lost in a sediment pond in wv.
     
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  4. LACHAU

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    They are optionnal of dozer. They have been using in the dangerous site usually.
    I already have repaired it.


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  5. LACHAU

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    They are called "AMPHIBIOUS DOZER" as an optionnal dozer.



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    It was probably driven in by a manned dozer operator who likes doing his job. We need a remotely controlled dozer on a job site like a fish needs a bicycle.
     
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  7. John C.

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    I think that is part of the video that I had seen. Thanks for linking it.
     
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    anyone seen the new high track 5 taking place of 6 n, would have liked to had it fifty years ago. would not had to get off to check grade would have been nice.
     
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    Actually I've been hearing that Cat is completely changing the model numbers of all the small line of dozers. Something to the effect that a D3 will become a D1 and model numbers progressing by size up to the D6. Anyone else heard those rumors.
     
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    Sales guy from the local dealer told me this.
     
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  11. CM1995

    CM1995 Super Moderator

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    It's true John.

    https://www.equipmentjournal.com/construction-news/cat-dozers-name-change/

    Personally I hate it and think Cat is going backwards but what do I know right?:oops:
     
  12. Tractor12

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    Drops Everything from a 6n down one number 6n is a now a 5 and so on. New 5 is available in 6way or standard
     
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    No - a D3 becomes a D1.
    D4 becomes a D2
    A 5 becomes a 3 and so on...

    The Cat dozer nomenclature I've know my whole life re-sets itself.
     
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    I think the first time I heard of a RC dozer, it was an AC loader, they took the engine outta it, and installed a'lectric motor in it, to unload guano off a ship, hadda be back in the 40's or 50's... they did it, to avoid the dust, the operation generated. Gotta picture, in an AC book, somewheres...;)
     
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    Some more application of "AMPHIBIOUS DOZER" and of course It's a remote controlled machine.

     
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    It’s absolutely correct what’s been stated above regarding the new # system. And Cat for certain can add the RC package to most if not all of their big dozers. It’s mainly geared for hazardous environments.
     
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    All D10T and D11T models can be set up for remote control. It's called "Command for Dozing", and not just for hazardous environments. One operator can control up to three dozers.
    http://s7d2.scene7.com/is/content/Caterpillar/C10338821
     
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    That's really something, I wonder if there is a push button on the controller for 'add grease to lube points'
     
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  19. Nige

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    One word - autolube.
    Still need grease monkeys to do maintenance and repairs though.
    Another benefit is that everything operation-related is captured on CCTV so there's no more wiggle room for operators to deny all responsibility for anything they break....
     
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  20. Mother Deuce

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    The company bought autolubers when they bought the T's. Sure would suck to be running three 11's in the muck, snow and ice. Because I know for certain the automatic track shoveling system has not been perfected. Mucking out a 10 that has been in -10 degrees pushing shot muck down in falling snow is a little like trying to dig granite with a square edge hand shovel.
     
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