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Experience | Fire Tractors

Fire Tractors

Tame the flames

Dressta’s range of fire tractor dozers are ideal for preventing, containing and cleaning up after forest fires. Fire dozers get into some pretty difficult situations – heavy dirt, falling trees, ash, burning sap and airborne sand are all part a typical day. Fire fighters and first responders count on the dozer to move combustible material, clear fire lines or cut an exit path – they don’t have time for failures.

When you enquire about Dressta machines for firefighting applications, we can help advise on the optimal performance specifications. You can also make Special Feature Requests (SFR) to meet your specific firefighting criteria. Take a look at our crawler dozers and optimise the efficiency of firefighting applications.

If you cannot find the model below with the appropriate engine configuration (Emission Levels: Tier 3, Tier 4 Interim, Tier 4 Final) for your region, please email us or contact your local dealer.

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TD-9R

TD-8 and TD-9

TD-8R-Extra

TD-10R

Safety Cabin

Our dozers are engineered with the health and safety of the operator in mind. The tractors are equipped with a positive pressure cab and an optional machine fire suppression system comprising of external sensors and nozzles and an on-board control unit.

The operator and machine are protected by a full forestry cab kit, with sweeps, guards and steel mesh screens to prevent possible damage by falling trees. Metallic fire curtains provide an additional layer of safety.

Inside the tractors, fire-resistant sheeting covers the electrical components, with hoses and hydraulic cylinders protected by heavy-duty guards. The tractors also include special battery-charging plugs and fire extinguishers.

Specialist Firefighting Equipment

Dressta fire tractors can be equipped with specialist equipment to assist in tough fire-tackling applications – such as winches, fire ploughs, and bush blades.

Pure Power

The fire tractors make use of a direct drive powertrain to reduce the risk of overheating, especially in the tough conditions of long distance fire break ploughing operations.

The dozers possess efficient cooling modules for the radiator, power train and charge air. Air conditioning keeps the machine running efficiently and the operator cool in the hottest environments.

For additional information on why Dressta machines are ideal for fire applications, find your nearest Dressta dealer.

 

Machines Engineered for Fire Tractors

Compact in Size, Big on Performance

The new DRESSTA ‘S Series’ hydrostatic compact crawler dozers – the TD-8S LT is equipped with Rexroth dual path hydrostatic drive systems that transmit full power to both tracks in all conditions to ensure smooth speed changes, pivot turns and counter rotation – improving on site manoeuvrability even when working on confined jobsites. All these features combine to ensure optimised productivity and ease of operation. 

The Cummins 3.8 litre Quantum Series engine combines proven electronic controls and is equipped with a DEF after-treatment. With impressive performance and extended service intervals, owning and operating costs are fully optimized. 

The Series dozers are Engineered to optimize versatility, controllability and finish grade accuracy & are ease to transport.

 

Key Specifications

Driveline
Engine Manufacturer / Model / TierCummins/QSF 3.8/T4F
Displacement3.80 l231.9 in3
Rated Speed2200 RPM
Engine Output - Net70 kW94 hp
Rated Speed - Torque1600 RPM
Engine Torque414 Nm305.4 lb/ft
Transmission Type - Fwd Rev SpeedsHydrostatic - 10.5 / 10.5
Carrier Rollers / Track Rollers1/7
Shoe Pitch165 mm6.5 in
Track Shoe Width406 mm16.0 in
Ground Contact Area18943 cm22,936.2 in2
Number of Shoes40
Capacities
Fuel Tank185 l48.9 Gal(US)
Hydraulic Tank100 l26.4 Gal(US)
Blade Capacity1.84 m32.4 yd3
Dimensions
Height Top of ROPS (Max)2800 mm110.2 in
Width - Over Tracks1981 mm78.0 in
Track Length - On Ground2333 mm91.9 in
Blade Width2733 mm107.6 in
Performance
Speed Forward - Maximum10.50 km/h6.5 MPH
Speed Reverse - Maximum10.50 km/h6.5 MPH
Ground Bearing Pressure51.00 kPa7.4 psi
Drawbar Pull Maximum168 kN37.8 lbf
Implement Pump Flow80.00 l/min2.8 cfm
Operating Weight
Operating Weight10000 kg22,046.2 lb

Features & Benefits

WORKING EQUIPMENT 
Blades
The models are equipped with 6-way (PAT) blades designed for ultimate performance in both heavy-duty & final grade applications; TD-8S with a 1.84m³ (LT) blade capacity. Due to operation proven shape and capacity Straight Blade designs perform well when pushing heavier materials in soft and swampy areas. 

BLADE SELECTION STRAIGHT
UNDERCARRIAGE LT
BLADE CAPACITY
SAE J1265
1.84 m³
(2.4 yd3)

Rippers
Multi-shank (5/3) parallelogram rippers enable the compact crawler dozers to achieve the ripping performance of much larger models – 378mm for the TD-8S.


ENGINE
The TD-8S LT is powered by a diesel engine that delivers outstanding power & torque;

  • Cummins QSF 3.8 litre Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV Diesel Engine
  • Direct injection, in-line, 4 cylinder, 4 stroke, turbocharged & Charge Air Cooled (CAC) engine developing 73kW (98hp) at rated engine speed of 2200rpm


HYDRAULICS
A proven design tandem pump system & high capacity hydraulic reservoir for improved cooling. Hose & tube routings are accessible and yet well protected to prevent accidental damage. Trimble ready option is available on factory build orders.

 
CAB - OPERATOR STATION & CONTROLS
The TD-8S has been designed to ensure the operator can maximize productivity. For optimal visibility, enlarged side door windows and a sloped engine hood allows for a better view of the blade front and corners. Tinted glazing reduces glare, and the machines feature a sun visor, and both an inside rear view mirror and external side mirrors to provide all round visibility of the machine. An all new cab is designed to provide 30% more space, and FOPS and 2-post ROPS ensure maximum safety. 

Numerous features within the dozers mean the operator is able to perform efficiently and effectively. A new high resolution 16” LCD display screen provides real-time system values for temperatures, pressures and forward/reverse direction shift & ground-speed ranges.

Two ergonomic joysticks ensure smooth controllability: a left-hand joystick with control buttons and switches for steering, and a right-hand joystick for mounted equipment. An eco-mode feature, enhances fuel efficiency without sacrificing productivity. S-Series dozers are available with integrated technology options such as Trimble Ready base and full Trimble 3D control systems. 

All these features combine to make the hydrostatic TD-8S LT compact crawler dozers the optimal choice for a wide range of end users and applications. S-Series dozers are engineered to optimize versatility, controllability, and finish grade accuracy.


ROBUST FRAME AND UNDERCARIAGE
Undercarriages feature a standard lubricated track system (LTS) and split link track chains to reduce installation and removal times. All models feature pivot shaft installed suspension for final drive protection and hydraulic track adjusters for extending track chain life.

Compact in Size, Big on Performance

The new DRESSTA ‘S Series’ hydrostatic compact crawler dozers – the TD-9S LT is equipped with Rexroth dual path hydrostatic drive systems that transmit full power to both tracks in all conditions to ensure smooth speed changes, pivot turns and counter rotation – improving on site manoeuvrability even when working on confined jobsites. All these features combine to ensure optimised productivity and ease of operation.

The Cummins 3.8 litre Quantum series engine combines proven electronic controls and is equipped with a DEF after-treatment. With impressive performance and extended service intervals, owning and operating costs are fully optimized.

The Series dozers are Engineered to optimize versatility, controllability and finish grade accuracy & are ease to transport.

Key Specifications

Driveline
Engine Manufacturer / Model / TierCummins/QSF 3.8/T4F
Displacement3.80 l231.9 in3
Rated Speed2200 RPM
Engine Output - Net84 kW113 hp
Rated Speed - Torque1600 RPM
Engine Torque448 Nm330.4 lb/ft
Transmission Type - Fwd Rev SpeedsHydrostatic- 10/10
Carrier Rollers / Track Rollers1/7
Shoe Pitch165 mm6.5 in
Track Shoe Width457 mm18.0 in
Ground Contact Area22374 cm23,468.0 in2
Number of Shoes42
Capacities
Fuel Tank185 l48.9 Gal(US)
Hydraulic Tank100 l26.4 Gal(US)
Blade Capacity2.20 m32.9 yd3
Dimensions
Height Top of ROPS (Max)2851 mm112.2 in
Width - Over Tracks2100 mm82.7 in
Track Length - On Ground2432 mm95.7 in
Blade Width2885 mm113.6 in
Performance
Speed Forward - Maximum10.00 km/h6.2 MPH
Speed Reverse - Maximum10.00 km/h6.2 MPH
Ground Bearing Pressure48.00 kPa7.0 psi
Drawbar Pull Maximum181 kN40.7 lbf
Implement Pump Flow80.00 l/min2.8 cfm
Operating Weight
Operating Weight11000 kg24,250.8 lb

Features & Benefits

WORKING EQUIPMENT
Blades
The models are equipped with 6-way (PAT) blades designed for ultimate performance in both heavy-duty & final grade applications; TD-9S with a 2.2m³ (LT) blade capacity. Due to operation proven shape and capacity Straight Blade designs perform well when pushing heavier materials in soft and swampy areas.

BLADE SELECTION STRAIGHT
UNDERCARRIAGE LT
BLADE CAPACITY
SAE J1265
2.2 m³
(2.9 yd3)

Rippers
Multi-shank (5/3) parallelogram rippers enable the compact crawler dozers to achieve the ripping performance of much larger models – 500mm for the TD-9S.


ENGINE
The TD-9S LT is powered by a diesel engine that delivers outstanding power & torque;

  • Cummins QSF 3.8 litre Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV Diesel Engine
  • Direct injection, in-line, 4 cylinder, 4 stroke, turbocharged & Charge Air Cooled (CAC) engine developing 87 kW (117hp) at rated engine speed of 2200rpm


HYDRAULICS
A proven design tandem pump system & high capacity hydraulic reservoir for improved cooling. Hose & tube routings are accessible and yet well protected to prevent accidental damage. Trimble ready option is available on factory build orders.


CAB - OPERATOR STATION & CONTROLS
The TD-9S LT has been designed to ensure the operator can maximize productivity. For optimal visibility, enlarged side door windows and a sloped engine hood allows for a better view of the blade front and corners. Tinted glazing reduces glare, and the machines feature a sun visor, and both an inside rear view mirror and external side mirrors to provide all round visibility of the machine. An all new cab is designed to provide 30% more space, and FOPS and 2-post ROPS ensure maximum safety. 

Numerous features within the dozers mean the operator is able to perform efficiently and effectively. A new high resolution 16” LCD display screen provides real-time system values for temperatures, pressures and forward/reverse direction shift & ground-speed ranges.

Two ergonomic joysticks ensure smooth controllability: a left-hand joystick with control buttons and switches for steering, and a right-hand joystick for mounted equipment. An eco-mode feature, enhances fuel efficiency without sacrificing productivity. S-Series dozers are available with integrated technology options such as Trimble Ready base and full Trimble 3D control systems.

All these features combine to make the hydrostatic TD-9S LT compact crawler dozers the optimal choice for a wide range of end users and applications. S-Series dozers are engineered to optimize versatility, controllability, and finish grade accuracy.


ROBUST FRAME AND UNDERCARIAGE
Undercarriages feature a standard lubricated track system (LTS) and split link track chains to reduce installation and removal times. All models feature pivot shaft installed suspension for final drive protection and hydraulic track adjusters for extending track chain life.