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Enhanced productivity for Cat Wheel Tractor-Scrapers

World Coal,

The new Cat® 620 K Series Wheel Tractor-Scrapers feature design refinements for added productivity and operator convenience.

Qualities and features

The new 621K, 623K, and 627K machines refine the design of their H Series predecessors, which introduced features including Sequence Assist and Load Assist that automate cycle functions for optimum production and operator convenience. K Series models build on the productive qualities of the H Series with new customer-requested features including:

  • High pressure steering
  • Engine over-speed protection
  • Tire spin reduction
  • Differential lock engagement protection
  • Machine/ground-speed control
  • Payload estimator

Payload capacity of the open-bowl 621K and open-bowl, twin-engine 627K is 28.8 t and 27.6 t for the elevating 623K.

Additional features

The new models incorporate a number of additional enhancements:

  • Advanced Cushion Hitch uses new software to dampen end-of-stroke movement of the load cylinder for a smoother ride
  • Hydraulic-system refinement simplifies the bowl quick-drop function
  • Draft arm overflow guards divert material away from bowl sides
  • Auto-Stall assists in quickly bringing the transmission to operating temperature for faster transitions from torque-convertor drive
  • Cab interiors feature a redesigned dash as well as visibility and operator comfort enhancements
  • Maintenance improvements include an easier-to-service filter bank
  • Fuel Economy Mode for the 627K adjusts shift points and power distribution for optimum fuel economy

Engine Over-Speed Protection

If machine sensors anticipate an engine over-speed condition, the compression brake or service brakes automatically apply at an appropriate level to keep engine speed within the target range.

Tire Spin Reduction

This selectable control automatically adjusts engine speed to reduce the potential for wheel slip.

Differential Lock Engagement Protection

This standard new feature is designed to prevent the operator from engaging the differential lock when operating situations are inappropriate.

High Pressure Steering

The 620 K Series steering system operates at a higher hydraulic-relief setting to reduce steering effort, minimizing operator fatigue and boosting production.

Machine Speed Limiter

This feature, which can be set through the dash display or via the Cat Electronic Technician, allows top travel speed to be restricted. Once set, the machine will automatically select the transmission gear most suited for the selected speed, resulting in lower engine-load factors and reduced fuel burn.

Ground Speed Control

Ground Speed Control is intended for use when reduced top speed is required for shorter segments or time periods. The operator can set the desired top speed, and the machine will select the optimum gear for operation of the engine and transmission.

Payload Estimator

Cat Connect makes smart use of technology and services to help improve jobsite efficiency. PAYLOAD technologies, such as Payload Estimator, help managers measure loads to accurately track material movement and maximize productivity. Payload Estimator is designed to calculate payload in English or metric equivalents, to an estimated accuracy of 95%, by measuring pressures at the bowl-lift cylinders at the start of the haul segment. Payload Estimator works optimally in conjunction with the Sequence Assist feature.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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