Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Illinois, was awarded a $36,854,192 firm-fixed-price contract for electro-hydraulic Types I and II tracked dozers, related hardware and ancillary services. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of March 28, 2024. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Detroit Arsenal, Michigan, is the contracting activity.
The Caterpillar dozer model is a medium drawbar, air-transportable by C-5 and C-17, diesel-engine-driven crawler tractor with a dozer blade and optional winch (Type I) or ripper (Type II). The medium dozer is a commercial vehicle with military modifications to include North Atlantic Treaty Organization start, arctic kit, rifle rack and armor C-Kit capability. The machine is equipped with either a hydraulic winch, or a multi-shank ripper.
The Caterpillar provides unsurpassed operational readiness for the construction of airfields, roads, landing zones, defensive berms, anti-tank ditches, and other key military construction missions. This bulldozer can also be used to push load scrapers, which greatly increases worksite efficiency. For more than 85 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making progress possible and driving positive and sustainable change on every continent.