The 85 net hp (63 kw) TD8R continues a long series of conventional drive small crawlers and is designed for the needs of many different people in the construction or rental businesses. It is designed to be easily serviced or repaired.
The TD8R has a power train that combines a torque converter with clutch-brake steering. For many applications, this power train out performs and out pushes other machines that use hydrostatic systems, and in addition drastically lowers lifetime repair and maintenance costs and the machine can be given a 2nd life when all others need to be scraped out.
An industry exclusive, the TD8R dozer is designed so that even with the blade attached, the overall machine size remains within the 8’6” width limit for legal transportation. Also an industry exclusive, the TD8R is also available in a Direct Drive version that uses the 3-speed powershift transmission but removes the torque converter.
The approximate operating weights are 17,360 lbs (7 874 kg) for the standard undercarriage and 18,100 lbs (8 210 kg) for the LGP version.