DGI’s component guide series offers insights into how to identify and upgrade major OEM components to reduce downtime and operating costs. This month, we discuss the interchangeability of blade tilt cylinders from left to right in the Caterpillar D11T.
Caterpillar D11T blade tilt cylinders can be easily interchanged from either the left or right side of the machine through a head rotation and relatively minor modifications to the cylinder barrel.
By mirroring the step and handle on both sides of the cylinder, this modification is an effective way to utilise existing stock to suit multiple outputs. So much so, that OEM repairers are now using this modification to allow them to carry less Caterpillar D11T stock with higher utilisation.
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DGI’s component guides outline component remarketing possibilities, and any modification works should always be implemented as per manufacturer specifications.