Specific: The Danish
Caterpillar D12 motor graders were acquired around
1954/55. The D12 was a civil grader, which was
militarised by the army after deliverance through W.
Langreuters Eftf. in Copenhagen.
The standard front wheels (9.00 x 24) were changed to the
same size as the 4 rear wheels. Other modifications
included front and rear lights, attachments for licence
plates, fire extinguishers etc.
Approximately 10 machines were purchased and distributed
to the 2 engineer regiments.
Length: 7.75 m (302 inches).
Width: 2.47 m (96 inches).
Height: 2.80 m (with muffler (109 inches)).
Weight: 11.275 kg (24.805 lb.).
Engine: Own 6-cylinder, type D-318, 8.600 cm3 (524
cubic inches), water-cooled.
Horsepower: 100 at 1.800 rpm.
Transmission: 6-speed gearbox.
Transfer case: N/A.
Electrical system: 6 volt.
Tyres: 13.00 x 24.
Fuel type: Diesel.
Fuel capacity: 230 liter (50 gallons).
Additional: Starting system was a
2-cylinder gasoline boxer engine, also providing
preheating of intake air for easy start of diesel engine.