Used Dozers

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This guide highlights general features and specifications of a Crawler Dozer, a machine bidadoo recently sells on auction. We have dozers available from many of our locations across the country including:  Washington, Oregon, California, Colorado, Texas, Arizona, Oklahoma, Florida, and South Carolina.


What are dozers and how do they differ?

There are multiple types of dozers, they are often used for digging and ditching, moving around raw material and soil, and even cleaning or leveling groundwork. These are often very large machines supported with wheels or wide tracks to distribute the weight over a larger surface area. The 3 common types of dozers are Wheel, Crawler, and Mini Dozers.


What is a wheel dozer?

Wheel dozers are often used on soft surfaces and sensitive grounds due to their ability to not disrupt the earth underneath them and cause disruption. By being operated on wheels, this model also contains more mobility and can be manipulated easier in tighter work spaces making a good machine for a smaller sized project.

Wheel Dozer

Pictured: Wheel Dozer


What is a crawler dozer?
Crawler dozers are the most common type of dozer we see around construction sites, these are modeled with a large medal plate in front like usual and a ripper in the back to clear hard compact soil. The main function of these crawler dozers are to work through muddy, uneven surfaces and move/dump soil from one place to another.

2005 John Deere 850J Crawler Dozer 

Pictured: 2005 John Deere 850J Crawler Dozer

What are popular dozer models?

- Caterpillar Crawler Dozers: D5, D7, D9
- Caterpillar Wheel Dozers: 814, 814K, 844
- Komatsu Crawler Dozer: D61PXi-24, D65EX-18
- John Deere Crawler Dozer: 450K, 650K, 750L


What are some general features of a dozer?

Dozers may include the following:

- Enclosed Cab
- SU Dozer Blade
- Vail 3-Tooth Rear Ripper
- Cab Guard

For more info on a specific crawler dozers we have on auction, please contact us at or 206.442.9000.