The Cat® D6T Waste Handler has earned a reputation for best-in-class versatility, productivity and resale value. Landfill customers choose the D6T WH because it excels at multiple tasks from pushing trash and spreading cover to cell construction and closing. Cat waste handlers are designed and built from the frame up to handle the demands of landfill work - and they do it with industry leading comfort and reliability. The D6T WH meets U.S. Tier 4 Interim/EU Stage IIIB emission standards.

Engine Model Cat® C9.3 ACERT™
Flywheel Power 205.0 hp
Bore 4.5 in
Stroke 5.9 in
Displacement 567.0 in3
Emissions U.S. Tier 4 Interim/EU Stage IIIB
Engine Power - ISO 14396 227.0 hp
Engine Power - ISO 14396 (DIN) 230.0 hp
Gross Power - SAE J1995 229.0 hp
Net Power - 80/1269/EEC 205.0 hp
Net Power - ISO 9249 205.0 hp
Net Power - ISO 9249 (DIN) 208.0 hp
Net Power - SAE J1349 205.0 hp

Operating Weight 54791.0 lb
Operating Weight - LGP A 57066.0 lb
Operating Weight - LGP S 54791.0 lb
Operating Weight - LGP VPAT 59457.0 lb
Operating Weight - XL A 51586.0 lb
Operating Weight - XL SU 51121.0 lb
Operating Weight - XW A 53900.0 lb
Operating Weight - XW SU 53286.0 lb
Operating Weight - XW VPAT 58397.0 lb
Shipping Weight - LGP A 48365.0 lb
Shipping Weight - LGP S 48365.0 lb
Shipping Weight - LGP VPAT 52147.0 lb
Shipping Weight - XL A 44084.0 lb
Shipping Weight - XL SU 44084.0 lb
Shipping Weight - XW A 46191.0 lb
Shipping Weight - XW SU 46191.0 lb
Shipping Weight - XW VPAT 51095.0 lb

Capacity - LGP S-Blade 12.3 yd3
Capacity - LGP VPAT-Blade 5.5 yd3
Capacity - XL SU-Blade 14.3 yd3
Capacity - XW SU-Blade 14.3 yd3
Capacity - XW VPAT-Blade 6.7 yd3
Width - LGP S-Blade 13.3 ft
Width - LGP VPAT-Blade 13.7 ft
Width - XL SU-Blade 10.7 ft
Width - XW SU-Blade 11.7 ft
Width - XW VPAT-Blade 13.7 ft

Carrier Rollers/Side 1
Ground Clearance 15.0 in
Ground Contact Area - LGP 9223.0 in2
Ground Contact Area - LGP VPAT 7905.0 in2
Ground Contact Area - XL 4929.0 in2
Ground Contact Area - XW 6680.0 in2
Ground Contact Area - XW VPAT 6246.0 in2
Ground Pressure - LGP 4.86 psi
Ground Pressure - LGP VPAT 6.2 psi
Ground Pressure - XL 8.3 psi
Ground Pressure - XW 6.4 psi
Ground Pressure - XW VPAT 7.5 psi
Grouser Height 2.6 in
Oscillation at Front Idler - LGP/LGP VPAT 4.6 in
Oscillation at Front Idler - XL/XW VPAT 4.0 in
Oscillation at Front Idler - XW 3.9 in
Pitch 8.0 in
Shoe Type Moderate Service
Shoes/Side - LGP 45
Shoes/Side - XL/XW 41
Track Gauge - XL 74.0 in
Track Gauge - XW 80.0 in
Track Gauge - XW VPAT/LGP/LGP VPAT 90.0 in
Track Rollers/Side - LGP 8
Track Rollers/Side - XL/XW 7
Track on Ground - LGP 128.0 in
Track on Ground - XL/XW 112.0 in
Width of Shoe - LGP 36.0 in
Width of Shoe - LGP VPAT 31.0 in
Width of Shoe - XL 22.0 in
Width of Shoe - XW 30.0 in
Width of Shoe - XW VPAT 28.0 in

Brakes Brakes meet the International Standard ISO 10265:2008.
Cab Meets appropriate standards as listed below.
ROPS/FOPS ROPS meets criteria ISO 3471:1994, 2008 FOPS meets ISO 3449:1992, 2005 Level II

Beam Cross Section 219 × 254 mm (8.8 × 10 in)
Maximum Clearance Raised (under tip, pinned in bottom hole) 20.2 in
Maximum Penetration 18.0 in
Maximum Penetration Force 14557.0 lb
Number of Pockets 3
Overall Beam Width 87.0 in
Pocket Spacing 39.4 in
Pryout Force 20137.0 lb
Ramp Angle 26.0 Degrees
Shank Gauge 78.8 in
Shank Section 74 mm × 175 mm (2.9 in × 6.9 in)
Type Fixed Parallelogram
Weight - Each Additional Shank 163.0 lb
Weight - With One Shank 3606.0 lb

1.5 Forward 2.3 mph
1.5 Reverse 3.0 mph
2.5 Forward 4.1 mph
2.5 Reverse 5.2 mph
3.5 Forward 7.1 mph
3.5 Reverse 9.0 mph
Drawbar Pull - 1.5 Forward 79910.0 lb
Drawbar Pull - 2.0 Forward 46410.0 lb
Drawbar Pull - 2.5 Forward 46410.0 lb
Drawbar Pull - 3.0 Forward 25360.0 lb
Drawbar Pull - 3.5 Forward 25360.0 lb
2.0 Forward 3.2 mph
3.0 Forward 5.3 mph
2.0 Reverse 4.1 mph
3.0 Reverse 5.3 mph

Service Refill Capacities
Cooling System 17.0 gal
Engine Crankcase 6.5 gal
Final Drives (each) 3.6 gal
Hydraulic Tank 17.3 gal
Pivot Shaft Compartment 1.3 gal
Powertrain 39.1 gal
Roller Frames (each) 6.6 gal
Fuel Tank 112.0 gal

Hydraulic Controls - Main Relief Valve
Pressure Setting - Implement - Non-VPAT 3150.0 psi
Pressure Setting - Implement - VPAT 3540.0 psi

Hydraulic Controls - Maximum Operating Pressure
Bulldozer - Angle - VPAT 3125.0 psi
Bulldozer - Lift - Non-VPAT 2800.0 psi
Bulldozer - Lift - VPAT 3125.0 psi
Bulldozer - Tilt - Non-VPAT 2800.0 psi
Bulldozer - Tilt - VPAT 3125.0 psi
Ripper - Lift - Non-VPAT 2800.0 psi
Ripper - Lift - VPAT 3125.0 psi
Steering 5800.0 psi

Cable Ferrule Size (O.D. × Length) 54 mm × 67 mm (2.1 in × 2.6 in)
Control Electric
Drum Capacity - 22 mm (0.88 in) 281.0 ft
Drum Capacity - 25 mm (1.0 in) 218.0 ft
Drum Diameter 10.0 in
Drum Width 12.4 in
Flange Diameter 19.9 in
Increased Tractor Length - LGP 14.4 in
Increased Tractor Length - XL/XW 20.4 in
Maximum Bare Drum - Line Pull 89800.0 lb
Maximum Bare Drum - Line Speed 130.0 ft/min
Maximum Full Drum - Line Pull 76300.0 lb
Maximum Full Drum - Line Speed 224.0 ft/min
Oil Capacity 17.8 gal
Overall Width 38.4 in
Rope Diameter (recommended) 0.88 in
Weight 2652.0 lb
Winch Case - Length 35.5 in
Winch Case - Width 34.3 in
Winch Drive Mechanical
Winch Model PA56
Winch and Bracket Length 47.8 in

Drive Train
Type Mechanical

Hydraulic Controls - Pump
Angle Cylinder Flow - VPAT 45.0 gal/min
Lift Cylinder Flow 50.0 gal/min
Pump Output - Fan 25.0 gal/min
Pump Output - Implement 54.0 gal/min
Pump Output - Steering 52.0 gal/min
RPM at Rated Engine Speed - Fan 2135.0 RPM
RPM at Rated Engine Speed - Implement 2135.0 RPM
RPM at Rated Engine Speed - Steering 2854.0 RPM
Ripper Cylinder Flow 50.0 gal/min
Tilt Cylinder Flow 29.0 gal/min

Operator Station and Controls
Ergonomically designed for ease of operation

Operator Station and Controls

The D6T cab is designed and equipped for operator productivity, safety and comfort. An isolation-mounted cab reduces noise and vibration. Large windows, tapered hood and notched fuel tank offer excellent all-around visibility. Updated dash and instrumentation streamline the display in a format that is more common across the Cat tractor line. Features like a standard air-ride suspension seat, conveniently located heating and air conditioning controls and well placed air vents add to operator comfort. Carbon filters are available for the cab air filters to help reduce odor.

Steering and Dozer Controls
Responsive electro-hydraulic differential steering controls direction and degree of turns, forward-reverse shifting, and gear selection in a single control handle. Ergonomically designed dozer and rear implement controls offer ease of operation, precise control and enhanced operator comfort.

Implement/Work Tool Lock-Out Switch
Lock-out feature prevents inadvertent operation of hydraulic work tool attachments.

Operators can pre-select a forward and reverse speed setting for easy, efficient directional changes. Auto-shift settings include first forward to second reverse and second forward to second reverse. Auto-kickdown allows the transmission to automatically downshift when significant load increases are detected.

Engine and Emissions Technology
Reliable, integrated solutions

Engine and Emissions Technology

The D6T features a Cat C9.3 ACERT™ engine and a Cat Clean Emissions Module to deliver the performance and efficiency that customers demand, while meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Interim/EU Stage IIIB emission standards.

Cat NOx Reduction System
The Cat NOx Reduction System captures and cools a small quantity of exhaust gas, then routes it into the combustion chamber where it drives down combustion temperatures and reduces NOx emissions.

Aftertreatment Technologies
A Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) uses a chemical process to convert regulated emissions in the exhaust system. The Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) traps particulate matter that is carried into the exhaust stream. System components are contained in the Cat Clean Emissions Module (CEM) to protect components, minimize the aftertreatment footprint and simplify maintenance. In Waste Handlers, the Clean Emissions Module is insulated for protection in high debris applications.

Cat Regeneration System
The Cat Regeneration System is designed to work transparently, without any interaction needed from the operator. Under most operating conditions, engine exhaust is hot enough to oxidize soot through passive regeneration. If supplemental regeneration is needed, the Cat Regeneration System elevates exhaust gas temperatures to burn off soot in the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). This process happens automatically, but the operator can initiate the cycle when convenient or interrupt regeneration as needed. A soot level monitor and regeneration indicator lights are integrated into the dash display. Key Off Regeneration - Optional Key Off Regeneration allows the operator to initiate a regeneration cycle after the key has been turned off. If a cycle takes place, the engine will complete regeneration, followed by a cool down period prior to shutting down. Delayed Engine Shutdown - Delayed Engine Shutdown feature is available to allow the machine to cool immediately after a heavy work load or regeneration cycle. Engine Idle Shutdown Timer - An optional Engine Idle Shutdown timer will sound a warning and shut down the engine after the machine has been idling for a pre-set period of time.

Powerful efficiency


The power shift transmission and differential steering work with the C9.3 ACERT engine to deliver the outstanding power, productive performance and reliability expected from Cat Track-Type Tractors. Differential steering maintains full power to both tracks to provide best-in-class turning with a loaded blade. When one track speeds up, the other slows down an equal amount. Maneuverability - especially with large blade loads - is improved, as well as cycle times in some applications. Greater load capacity, power and speed control are possible in soft underfoot conditions on steep slopes. Exclusive Multi Velocity Program machine control system allows the operator to choose from five speed ranges in Forward and Reverse to best match machine speed to applications and ground conditions. Operators maximize production, minimize fuel consumption, and reduce overall machine operating costs. Standard Eco Reverse feature reduces engine speed during the reverse portion of the dozing cycle. Once set, no additional operator input is needed. Eco Reverse can reduce fuel use by up to 5 percent, depending on the application.

Cooling System
Durable and efficient

Cooling System

The engine radiator, Air To Air After Cooler (ATAAC), and hydraulic oil cooler are packaged in a single plane. Aluminum bar plate construction provides durability and allows for higher heat transfer and superior corrosion resistance. The standard cores feature six fins per inch to allow debris to pass through and reduce plugging concerns. In cooler conditions, a hydraulically driven demand fan reduces speed to conserve power, save fuel and decrease sound levels. An automatic reversing fan changes the fan rotation while the machine is backing up or stationary. This feature includes access slots in the side of the radiator guard for cleaning access. Roof-mounted air conditioning removes the condenser unit from under the hood. This helps reduce heat load, improves cleaning access and increases ambient capability.

Waste Handling Guarding and Seals
Features to help maximize performance

Waste Handling Guarding and Seals

Cat Waste Handlers are purpose-built to handle the rigors of landfill work. Factory installed guarding and debris-resistant features help protect vital machine components to maximize service life and uptime.
  • Hinged radiator guard protects cooling system and offers quick access to the radiator for cleaning.
  • Engine enclosures have perforated hood and side panels to help prevent airborne debris from entering engine compartment and helps reduce radiator plugging. (Sound suppression arrangement features solid doors. Perforated hood is replaced with larger rectangular perforations.)
  • Insulated Cat Clean Emissions Module.
  • Clamshell guards installed over the final drives help prevent wire wrap. Idler and final drive seal guards help keep debris from wrapping around and damaging the Duo-Cone™ seals.
  • Bottom guards, chassis guards and tilt cylinder guards help protect against contact damage and help keep debris out of vital machine components.
  • Guarding helps protect implement hydraulic oil tank, battery box and fuel tank in high debris applications.
  • Lights are mounted up and away from the concentrated debris environment for excellent illumination of the work area and protection from debris.
  • Heavy-duty handles are manufactured from solid steel to withstand the rigors of landfill work.
  • Additional sealing helps eliminate debris entry from key areas like engine enclosures, platforms, hydraulic tank, Roll Over Protection Structure (ROPS) support, battery box, striker bar box, and rear case opening.
  • High-capacity ducted alternator provides additional power required for electrical accessories. Ducting helps prevent debris from entering into the alternator for longer life.
  • Air conditioner condenser and fans are mounted on the back of the ROPS to protect from waste materials and reduce heat/potential debris load under the hood for better cooling. Machine height is maintained.
  • Rear striker bars incorporate a rigid drawbar and housing with large access doors for storage on machines not equipped with rippers. The rear striker bars are counterweight-ready.
  • Turbine air precleaner with screen - delivers clean air and provides longer filter life.

Optional Waste Handling Attachments
Recommended for improved performance in landfill applications

Optional Waste Handling Attachments

A number of optional features are recommended to help customers get optimal performance from Cat Waste Handlers.
  • Cat landfill blades increase the dozing capacity in trash and help prevent material from spilling over the blade and entering the radiator. Wear plates help prolong service life when working in highly abrasive materials.
  • Front striker bars angled design helps prevent debris from riding up the track for greater machine protection.
  • Center-hole track shoes help extend service life by reducing refuse packing within the track. The center hole design allows the sprocket to punch out most dirt and debris.
  • Multi-shank rippers are available to penetrate tough material fast.
  • Cab roof-mounted strobe light indicates the machine is operational.
  • Auxiliary disconnect switch, located on the left side of the operator seat at knee level, allows the operator to access the disconnect switch quickly.
  • Enhanced clean air module increases cab air pressure to help keep dust out and provide additional air filtration, greatly increasing cab air filter life.
  • Rear vision camera - display mounted in the front of the cab helps the operator more easily see behind the machine, enhancing overall visibility and safety.
  • High intensity discharge lighting with additional lamps for optimum visibility under low light conditions.

Integrated Technologies
Solutions to make work easier and more efficient

Integrated Technologies

Computer Aided Earthmoving System (CAES)
The Computer Aided Earthmoving System (CAES) is a high-technology landfill tool that allows machine operators to hold tighter grades/slopes. This helps conserve valuable airspace and cover soil without stakes and crews. The system uses Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology, machine mounted components, a radio network and office management software to deliver real-time information on an in-cab display. Additionally, CAES permits the identification of site specific storage areas such as hazardous waste, medical, industrial, organic, and other materials which require special handling or a record of their placement.

AccuGrade™ is a dealer installed machine control and guidance system that uses Laser, Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and/or Universal Tracking Station (UTS) technology, machine mounted components and off-board hardware. This system provides accurate blade positioning information and automatics for greater efficiency. The D6T Waste Handler is Grade Control Ready, with deeply integrated harnesses incorporated into the machine during assembly. It can also be ordered AccuGrade Ready, with optional brackets and hardware installed, making the tractor ready to plug in the dealer installed AccuGrade system.

Cat Product Link
Remote monitoring with Product Link improves overall fleet-management effectiveness. Product Link is deeply integrated into machine systems. Events and diagnostic codes, as well as hours, fuel, idle time and other detailed information are transmitted to a secure web based application, VisionLink™. VisionLink includes powerful tools to convey information to users and dealers, including mapping, working and idle time, fuel level and more.

Engineered for performance


The D6T WH features the Cat elevated sprocket design that isolates final drives, axles, and steering components from harsh impacts. The undercarriage is designed for easy clean-out, and a modular design aids serviceability to help reduce maintenance costs. Heavy Duty Undercarriage is recommended for waste handling applications. Components are designed for extended wear life in abrasive conditions and high impact applications. Customers may also choose a SystemOne™ Undercarriage for the D6T WH. SystemOne can help reduce total undercarriage owning and operating costs in many applications. Lifetime sealed and lubricated cartridges eliminate bushing turns and sprockets require no replacement during the life of the chain. All SystemOne undercarriage components are designed to work and wear as a system for longer track life. Several track shoe options are available, but a center-hole track shoe is recommended when working in trash to help shed waste that might otherwise help accelerate internal track wear.

Thinking generations ahead


The Cat D6T WH is designed to benefit your business, and reduce emissions.
  • Meets U.S. Tier 4 Interim/EU Stage IIIB emission standards.
  • Fuel efficient engine, and features like Eco Reverse and a hydraulic demand fan, helps decrease overall fuel consumption.
  • Technologies like AccuGrade and Product Link help improve overall efficiency, saving fuel and fluids, as well as wear and tear on equipment.
  • Grab handles, steps, lighting packages and a ground level service center help enhance job site safety.
  • Major components are built to be rebuilt, eliminating waste and saving customers money by giving the machine and/or major components a second - and even third - life.

Serviceability and Customer Support
When uptime counts

Serviceability and Customer Support

Enclosures and Guarding
Several key engine enclosure panels are hinged or feature tool-less removal for easy access during inspection or service work. Larger side engine enclosures provide direct access to the back side of the cooling package for inspection and cleaning. Heavy duty radiator grill doors are now standard and maintain their robust bolt-on, hinged design for easy access to the fan and the front side of the cooling package.

Ground Level Service Center
The new ground level service center is accessible on the left hand fender without setting foot on the machine, giving easy access to the battery disconnect and secondary engine shutdown switches. Optional access light switch, digital hour meter and jacket water heater plug are also available.

Newly designed steps and handles make climbing on and off the tractor easier than ever. An access light switch is included with optional light packages that turns on the cab-mounted exterior light for night time visibility when mounting/dismounting the machine. An Operator Presence Detection system allows the machine to idle when an operator is not in the seat. The system locks out the powertrain so any unintentional movements during ingress or egress will not physically move the machine.

Renowned Cat Dealer Support
From helping you choose the right machine to knowledgeable ongoing support, Cat dealers provide the best in sales and service. Manage costs with preventive maintenance programs like Custom Track Service, Scheduled Oil Sampling (S·O·SSM) analysis, and guaranteed maintenance contracts. Stay productive with best-in-class parts availability. Cat dealers can even help you with operator training to help boost your profits. And when it’s time for machine replacement, your Cat dealer can help you save even more with Genuine Cat Remanufactured parts. Receive the same warranty and reliability as new products at cost savings of 40 to 70 percent for powertrain and hydraulic components.



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