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.

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Emissions U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V/Japan 2014 (Tier 4 Final)/Korea Tier 5
Engine Model Cat C7.1
Net Power (Rated) - ISO 9249 (DIN) 172mhp
Net Power - Rated - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 170HP
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
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 (
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
Power - Net 170HP
Operating Weight 42263lb
Power Train Fully Automatic 3-Speed
DEF Tank 4.2gal (US)
Fuel Tank 83.2gal (US)
Blade VPAT
Blade Capacity 4.6yd³
Ground Pressure 6.9psi
Operating Weight 37875lb
Width of Standard Shoe 24in
Blade LGP VPAT
Blade Capacity 5.5yd³
Ground Pressure 4.7psi
Operating Weight 42263lb
Width of Standard Shoe 33in
Blade VPAT
Blade Capacity 4.6yd³
Ground Pressure 6psi
Operating Weight 39198lb
Width of Standard Shoe 24in
Blade Semi-Universal (SU)
Blade Capacity 5.6yd³
Ground Pressure 7psi
Operating Weight 38228lb
Width of Standard Shoe 24in
Recyclability 97%
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.
Note (1) Configurations and features may vary by region. Please consult your Cat dealer for availability in your area.

Standard Equipment:

  • Note
    • 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
    • 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
  • Blades
    • VPAT
    • Semi-Universal
  • Undercarriage
    • 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
  • Attachments
    • Drawbar

Optional Equipment:

  • Note
    • 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: includes Slope Assist, Traction Control, Stable Blade, Blade Load Monitor, AutoCarry, Third Party Grade Control Ready
    • Cat Grade with 3D: includes full-color 10-inch (254 mm) touchscreen grade display
    • Product Link Dual Cellular/Satellite
    • Grade Connectivity
    • Machine Security - Bluetooth
    • Cat Command for Dozing
  • Blades
    • Foldable VPAT
    • Waste/Landfill
  • Service And Maintenance
    • Fast fuel pump
  • Hydraulics
    • Independent steering and implement pumps
    • Load sensing hydraulics
  • Attachments
    • 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
  • Note
    • Not all features are available in all regions. Please check with your local Cat dealer for specific offering availability in your area.