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Cat® GRADE With Slope
Assist Makes the Grade

For an operator, grading a job site is no easy task. Achieving the correct slope and grade can require constant manual adjustment, and rework is common. According to our customers, they need dozers that can help them be more productive, more efficient and achieve a consistently higher quality of work. We’ve listened and answered with Cat® GRADE with Cat® Slope Assist, a truly game changing Cat® Connect Technology that helps operators get more work done faster by automating blade adjustments, without requiring added investment in GPS systems.

Cat® Slope Assist enables operators to finish grades up to 39 percent faster, with better surface quality and significantly less operator effort.

Cat® Slope Assist is a factory-integrated blade control system for Track-Type Tractors that helps operators reach target slope fast by automatically maintaining the dozer blade’s established blade angles. The operator can simply program the desired 2-D slope from the cab without grade stakes or GPS equipment. Slope Assist automatically adjusts blade movements to maintain the precise blade angle throughout the cut. The operator can concentrate on machine speed and direction while Slope Assist takes care of the precision blade work.

Cat Slope Assist enables operators to finish grades up to 39 percent faster, with better surface quality and significantly less operator effort.

Differentiated technology like Cat Slope Assist comes from keeping the conversation with our customers robust and relevant. That’s a formula for customer success and lasting, mutually profitable relationships between them and Caterpillar.

1977 Caterpillar showcased a new innovation, the triangular-track elevated sprocket system, on the Cat® D10.