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What happened to the D7E electric drive?

Discussion in 'Dozers' started by Puffie40, Nov 16, 2021.

  1. Puffie40

    Puffie40 Well-Known Member

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    I was looking at Caterpillar's website, and noticed they don't list their electric drive D7. What happened?
     
  2. John C.

    John C. Senior Member

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    I don't know of one that was ever sold in the Northwest.
     
  3. big ben

    big ben Senior Member

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    They went back to a regular high drive D7. Now you can get the D6 XE (same idea as the D7E). No idea why other than the D6 (replaced the D6T) is a much more popular dozer than a D7 so they probably will have a much larger potential customer base for that size dozer. And you can get the D6 as a regular dozer or XE so customers can now choose.
     
  4. Coaldust

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    Ted Steven’s Anchorage International Airport has one. I got to sit in on the class that NC Machinery did for the DOT maintenance crew.
     
  5. .RC.

    .RC. Senior Member

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    I thought the D7E was really for the government/municipal and large companies looking to get "green" brownie points with the public.
     
  6. Coaldust

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    Yes, pretty much so.
     
  7. Puffie40

    Puffie40 Well-Known Member

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    I guess the D7E was a little too alien looking, having gone to a flat track and single blade cyilinder.

    I dunno, I guess I just liked the looks of it.