No other manufacturer in the world has more experience moving material than Caterpillar. Having invented the dozer over 100 years ago, they’ve been the market leader ever since. Cat® Dozers move material in dozens of different industries, which is why it is so important that you select the right Ground Engaging Tools to protect blades and ripper systems. From mining and construction, to residential development, industrial and waste; Dozers are the work-horse of your job site, pushing and grading material to the desired finish.

The universal blade is curved, wide and tall to push and carry material. It levels the ground as it goes while the ripper loosens tough rocky or compacted material to make dozing and loading easier. 

Three factors to consider:

  • STRENGTH - The ability to withstand digging and penetrating shocks and high breakout forces.
  • PENETRATION - The ability to penetrate tough material when it’s tightly compacted, rocky or frozen.
  • WEAR LIFE - The ability to withstand wearing, scouring and abrasive action of the material being handled.

Both blade and ripper have to balance ground penetration and wear life. Excessive wear material on the G.E.T. can reduce productivity, increase fuel burn and reduce finish quality in low impact or low abrasion applications. However, insufficient wear material can cause downtime and excessive wear on major components. Cat dozer G.E.T. are designed as a balanced system to increase life and productivity while minimising drag and fuel burn.

Low Impact / Low Abrasion

  • Top Soil
  • Loam
  • Coal


Medium Impact / Medium Abrasion 

  • Sand
  • Clay
  • Gravel
  • Shale
  • Limestone
  • Travertine
  • Frost


High Impact / High Abrasion

  • High Silica Sand
  • Caliche
  • Shot Granite
  • Ripped Basalt
  • Broken Slag
  • Standstone
  • Granite
  • Ore


Need help choosing the right durability for your application?

View our application chart to help you match your G.E.T. options against your application.


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