Description | specification
Engineered for demanding work in large dozing applications, the Caterpillar 972G Wheel Dozer is
an ideal match for power generating utilities, clean up, road maintenance and production
dozing at mines.
These combat engineering vehicles combine the earth moving capabilities of the bulldozer with armor which protects the vehicle and its operator in or near combat.
The 972 G fitted with the dozer blade would be equivalent to a cat D8.
Fully Armoured and blast proof Cab & Superstructure,Imac Armoured Bucket, Imac Armoured mine clearance dozer blade, Imac Quick Release System 17 ton lift, Spare wheel , Rear view Camera , Aircon, Safe Load indicator
Ideal for Mine clearance or Armoured Engineer application
Specification of the Military Caterpillar Wheeled dozer 972G Armoured Plant
Engine: Caterpillar C15 6 Cylinder turbo Diesel
Tyres: 29.5 X 25
Total weight: 37,000Kg
Electrical System 24 Volts
Length: 10.0 M
Height: 3.80 M
Width: 3.20 M
Date into Service 2001
Year of Manufacture 2001
Hrs 20-499 hours onlyNEW condition
History of the Caterpillar 972G Armoured Wheeled plant loader/loader
The vehicles are Caterpillar DV104 "Armoured Heavy Wheeled Tractors".
They are based on the commercial Caterpillar 972G wheeled loader.
But, by the time they had been armoured for the MoD by the specialist military contractor Penman Engineering and further modified by Caterpillar UK, they ended up costing £560,000 each.
Delivered to the Army in the Spring of 2001, they have remained unused and are now being sold by the MoD`s preferred vehicle dealer.
Armored Caterpillar 972G were developed specifically to keep RAF airfields open during wartime. Their job was to act as pathfinders, clearing debris from runways and filling in bomb craters. The major threat to the drivers was unexploded bomblets on the runways, so the vehicles were fully protected.
Other mine clearance tools can also be fitted and the rig is actually sold as a "mine clearance vehicle".
Released from service by the British MOD (Ministry of Defence)
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