Combat Dozer Blade (CDB)

Combat Dozer Blade

Combat Dozer Blade

The Combt Dozer Blade (CDB) is lightweight, yet strong and suitable for clearing obstacles, urban road blocks and rubble. It can also be used to move earth and to fill craters.

The direct fit dozer (DFD) is suitable for fitment onto the M1 MBT. It has been designed to compactly stow on a MBT. The approach angle has been maximised without impeding operation of the gun, even when fully depressed.

It is provided to move earth, rubble and obstacles. It is exceptionally light and strong, able to stand up to the high loads generated during typical earth-moving and dozing tasks. It is extremely compact with a centre of gravity close to the vehicle structure.

The blade incorporates replaceable wear-resistant cutting edges and a blade extension to prevent soil from spilling over and accumulating on the vehicle.

Operation and Control

A CDB(H) has three operating positions; stowed from cross-country travel, deployed for earth-moving operations and float for ground levelling and back-blading operations.

A hydraulic lift cylinder stows and deploys the blade. Hydraulic power is provided by an in-built electrohydraulic power system if a CDB is fitted directly to a vehicle. A CDB(H) is controlled from a multipurpose control unit (MCU) and mounted within easy reach of the vehicle driver.

Key Features

  • Preparing defensive positions
  • Breaching defensive earthworks
  • Filling anti-tank ditches
  • Preparing ground for launching bridges
  • Clearing obstacles, urban road blocks and rubble
  • Filling craters and route opening
  • Lightweight and strong
  • No interference with gun sweep

Specifications

Weight: 3,000kg / 6,600lbs
Width: 3,690mm / 145lb
Height: 1,225mm / 48in
Cutting Depth: 300mm / 12in
Raise Cycle: 18 seconds
Lower Cycle: Nine seconds
Voltage: 28Vdc
Current (Maximum): 300A

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