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Options for Construction

There's a big difference between brands of Ground Engaging Tools (GET). If you go with one that doesn't match your machine...or wears out prematurely...you sacrifice a lot more than GET life.

Dozers

Bulldozers
Dozers are called on for a variety of work. Backfilling around foundations and other structures; dressing slopes; cutting V-ditches; piling brush and debris; clearing rubble. Sometimes even rough excavating. Always using the blade. Cat tractor GET keeps that bulldozer blade in good working condition.

Blade Types

Power Angling and Tilt (Standard on D3C, D4C, D3C LGP and D4C LGP) The most versatile of all blades, suited to a variety of site development and general dozing work.

Straight (Available for D3C LGP only.) A good general purpose blade for most dozing applications. Aggressive in penetrating tough material and obtaining fast blade loads.

End Bits

Extended Wear Life (EWL) Thicker than General Duty end bit, the EWL bit lengthens the life of cutting edge corners in highly abrasive conditions. Provides maximum depth of cut relative to the cutting edge.

General Duty Increases cutting edge life in most general dozing applications. Contoured design matches the cutting edge thickness in the bolt hole area. Protective wear area extends beyond the blade corner to provide excellent cutting-edge-to-end-bit wear ratio.

Utility End Bits Are an economical alternative for jobs where face wear is a continuing problem. Utility Bits for D7-D11 dozers are through-hardened DH-2 steel.

Finish Dozing Matches the depth of cut of the cutting edge and protects the blade corners in low impact, low abrasion materials. Recommended for finish and semi-finish dozing.

 

Cutting Edges

Multi-section cutting edges come in optional thicknesses. They're made of tough, tempered DH-2 steel. Each section can be switched, propellered or replaced individually for maximum wear life.

Choice of thicknesses affords you the right balance of edge life and production. In general dozing, where impact and abrasion are low, the thinner edge provides the most economical service. Thicker edges provide added strength and wear material for abrasive or high impact applications.

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Excavators

Excavators are generally production machines...judged in yards of material moved or feet of trench completed. So they need to generate maximum output. Cat GET helps them get it.

All Cat excavator buckets come with two-strap weld-on adapters and cutting edges. The adapters are designed especially for excavators, but accept the same tips used on Cat loader buckets.

Bulk section base edges without adapters, and some Specialty Buckets are also available, see your Cat Dealer for details.

Bucket Cutting Edge
One cutting edge assembly (cutting edge with weld-on adapters) is available for each bucket style and width. The weld-on adapters accept the same tips used on Caterpillar loaders. Bulk section base edges without adapters are also available.

Side-Cutters
All trenching buckets should be equipped with side-cutters, Side-cutters improve bucket penetration, increase bucket capacity, and protect bucket side plates. They can also increase the bucket's cutting width. There are four side-cutter designs available:

Strike-off - Protects the bucket side plates and improves penetration.

One-piece Blade Type - Is recommended for use in most soil conditions.

Combination Blade Type - Is recommended for light to moderate digging conditions.

Tooth Type - Is recommended to improve penetration in severe applications. It consists of a replaceable tip, pinned to a side mounted adapter, accepting the same tips used on the cutting edge adapters.

Blade Type 2 - Suitable for use in most soil conditions. Widens bite width and provides good protection to bucket sides.

Tip Options

Penetration:

  • Use in densely compacted material, such as clay
  • Gives good penetration
  • Self-sharpening

Short:

  • Use in high-impact and pry-out work, such as rock
  • Extremely strong
  • Good wear life

Long:

  • Use in most general applications where breakage is not a problem

Twin Sharp:

  • Use for severe digging in rock and frost
  • Use as bucket corner to reduce bucket wear

Sharp/Corner Sharp:

  • Use in densely compacted material such as clay
  • Best penetration
  • Least wear material

Heavy Duty Abrasion:

  • Use on larger machines when working in sand, gravel and shot rock
  • Maximum wear material

Heavy Duty Long:

  • Use on larger machines in general loading and excavation work
  • Has longer wear life and greater strength

Wide:

  • Provides a clean floor/less spillage
  • Has more wear material than long tip

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Loaders & Integrated Toolcarriers

You buy these machines for the way they handle a bucket. So it makes sense to arm that bucket with exactly the right GET. With these Cat options, you can.

Bolt-on edges are available to provide extra base edge protection when working in loose, abrasive materials. Quick and easy to replace; they can be propellered for a second wear life.

Corner Guard System

Bucket corners are the most prone to wear and fail prematurely. You can combat this by installing an adapter and tip in each corner of the bucket. This bolt-on system uses left-and right-corner adapters and two-strap bolt-on adapters. In work where shock and abrasion are not a problem, the Cat Corner Guard System can increase edge and corner life up to 50% over other bolt-on tooth systems.

Bolt-on Edge Segments bolt directly to the bottom of a base edge to prevent the edge from scalloping between the teeth. They also share part of the wear forces normally absorbed by tips and adapters. And they leave a cleaner work surface. Bolt-on edge segments are available for all sizes of Corner Guard System base edges.

Maintenance Hints for Bucket Tips

Proper care can add substantially to the performance and life of bucket tips. You benefit in two ways: lower long-term operating costs, and higher production every hour along the way. There's nothing magic about these, and they're easy to remember. But they do pay off.

  • Check for wear
  • Rotate bucket tips
  • Turn tips over
  • Don't go beyond wear limits
  • Reuse pins and retainers

Tip Options

Penetration:

  • Use in densely compacted material, such as clay
  • Gives good penetration
  • Self-sharpening

Short:

  • Use in high-impact and pry-out work, such as rock
  • Extremely strong
  • Good wear life

Long:

  • Use in most general applications where breakage is not a problem

Utility:

  • Good for most applications
  • Made of through-hardened DH-2 steel
  • No weld joints, Self-sharpening

Abrasion:

  • Use when working in abrasive materials such as sand or gravel
  • Has added wear material for extended life
  • Not available on all machines

Sharp/Corner Sharp:

  • Use in densely compacted material such as clay
  • Best penetration
  • Least wear material

Heavy Duty Abrasion:

  • Use on larger machines when working in sand, gravel and shot rock
  • Maximum wear material

Heavy Duty Long:

  • Use on larger machines in general loading and excavation work
  • Has longer wear life and greater strength

Bolt-on Unitooth:

  • Use in general applications where breakage is not a problem

Twin Sharp:

  • Use for severe digging in rock and frost
  • Use as bucket corner to reduce bucket wear

Heavy Duty Long Life Tip:

  • ARM positioned to increase wear life and penetration
  • Not recommended for extreme impact

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Backhoe Loaders

Top backhoe production comes from getting fast, full bucket loads in all kinds of material. Cat GET maintains clean cutting action over a long working life. And with a range of choices suited to whatever material you run into. Choose either General or Multi-purpose front buckets for Cat Backhoe Loaders...plus five widths of rear buckets ranging from 12-36 inches.

Bucket Tips and Adapter Options

Designed to provide you with:

  • More options to match material
  • Maximum penetration
  • Extended bucket wear life
  • Easy installation
  • Lower operating cost

Weld-On Flush-Mount Adapters (For Loader Bucket Only)

  • Flat bucket bottom leaves a smooth finish.
  • Fast, easy tip replacement.
  • Eight tip options for top performance and cost-efficiency in your application.

Recommended For:

  • medium-to high-abrasive materials
  • materials requiring more penetration
  • jobs where flat floors are needed

Bolt-On Uniteeth (For Both Front and Backhoe Buckets)

  • Tip and adapter are one integrated piece for easy installation and lower initial cost.

Recommended For:

  • nonabrasive materials
  • improved penetration where breakage is not a problem

Bolt-On Two-Strap Adapters (For Both Front and Backhoe Buckets)

  • Simple, quick tip replacement in the field.
  • Eight tip options to match your job needs.

Recommended For:

  • larger machines
  • medium-to high-abrasive materials
  • maximum strength and retention

Bolt-On Edges (For Loader Bucket Only)

  • Flat edge maintains a smooth floor, also increases bucket capacity.
  • Outstanding base edge protection guards against bucket damage and wear.
  • Edges can be "propellered" to present a second wear surface.

Recommended For:

  • applications where teeth are not needed or desired

Weld-On Bottom Strap Adapters (For Backhoe Only)

  • Easy loading and dumping because there are no bolts to obstruct materials.
  • Fast, easy tip replacement.
  • Eight tip options for job-matched performance and low operating costs.
  • Positions tip for maximum penetration.

Recommended For:

  • medium-to high-abrasive materials

Weld-On Two-Strap Adapters (For Backhoe Only)

  • For both 20 mm and 25 mm base edges.

Recommended For:

  • tough, high-abrasive materials
  • maximum strength and retention

Backhoe Loaders Tip Options

Penetration: Better penetration, less wear material.

Long: Best choice for most jobs.

Wide: Cleaner floor, less spillage.

Short: More strength, less wear material.

Abrasion: Best penetration, least wear material.

Sharp: Better penetration, less wear material.

 

Cat Series 23 GET for your Mixed Fleet of Backhoe Loaders, Wheel Loaders, and Track Loaders

Designed to give you:

  • More options to match material
  • Maximum penetration
  • Extended bucket wear life
  • Easy installation
  • Greater versatility
  • Lower operating cost

Developed for:

  • All buckets with 25 mm thick base edges, including those on Case and John Deere machines.
  • Backhoe Loaders, Track Loaders similar in size up to 953, Wheel Loaders similar in size up to 936.

Penetration Tip

  • For use in densely compacted material, such as clay.
  • Follows curvature of bucket to give maximum penetration.
  • Self sharpening.

Twin Sharp Tip

  • For use in severe digging such as in rock and frost - where greatest fracture capability is needed.

Long Tip

  • For use in most general applications.
  • Excellent penetration in light-medium materials.

Sharp Tip

  • For use in dense clay-like material.
  • Extremely strong - good wear life.

Adapters

  • Center and corner adapters available.
  • Position each tip for maximum penetration.
  • Fits all 25 mm base edges.

Our tips are made of forged DH-2 steel to provide the greatest strength and durability - and can be used with any Series 23 adapter. Cat Flex Pins assure excellent tip retention, yet require no special tools to install or remove. All Cat Ground Engaging Tools are covered by the Caterpillar warranty against breakage. If any GET breaks in normal operation at any time during its life, Cat will provide a new replacement free.

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