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The Dozer is a heavy earth-moving vehicle in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online. It is manufactured by DUDE in GTA San Andreas and HVY in GTA V.

Design

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Dozer is designed as a four-wheel front loader, manufactured by the DUDE company. The vehicle is depicted with an open cabin with no doors or windows. The Dozer is also equipped with an adjustable scoop. The vehicle is only available in a blue-greenish color.

Grand Theft Auto V

The Dozer returns in Grand Theft Auto V, now designed as a tracked vehicle, apart of being colored with a traditional Cat Yellow. It is based on the Caterpillar 963D, with other excavator elements present. It's now manufactured by HVY.

The vehicle features an enclosed cabin for the driver, with two doors and a large scoop at the front. The cabin contains glass windows on all four sides making the driver vulnerable to gunfire.

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Performance

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Dozer is very large and heavy, and therefore has a slow top speed; the Dozer also features rear wheel steering, meaning that it is pushed into turns instead of pulled, making for a very small turning radius, although this also makes the Dozer more vulnerable to tailspins if in higher speeds. Its movable scoop can be used to plow through a bunch of other cars, which is no problem for this vehicle; as its weight and torque make it nearly unstoppable. However, they won't have any visual injuries.

Due to its bottom-heavy design, the Dozer is designed to rest upright after a flip. This feature is very useful in Hunter Quarry's Quarry missions, as players can drive and flip the vehicle down several tiers of the quarry without the risk of having the vehicle resting on its top or side. The open cab leaves the player vulnerable to being pulled out of the vehicle by hostile NPC's.

It shares the same engine sound as the Walton and the Tractor.

Grand Theft Auto V

The Dozer is now depicted as a tracked vehicle, a trait which it shares with the Rhino.

The Dozer is most likely the slowest vehicle in the entire game, due to its weight, tracks, and low top speed. It is slower than both the Lawn Mower and the player character on foot.

The Dozer features a working concave scoop at the front and an unusable hoe in the rear. As the scoop is concave, it can easily pull and raise small vehicles and even trucks, and sometimes "grabs" them. The Dozer's scoop is even capable of lifting up a Jet by the nose landing gear. However, this may destroy the plane. It can also flip a Rhino Tank, although only from certain angles or positions. Any NPC or player caught in the scoop will likely die due to repeated collision damage.

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Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • The Dozer is featured in the mission Deconstruction, where it is used by the workers, as well as by the player (Optionally). In this mission, CJ can use it to destroy some portables with the vehicle, while one of the workers will try to ram him with another Dozer.
  • In Test Drive, a Dozer is found as an obstacle along with a Cement Truck at a small blocked road in King's.
  • The Dozer is also featured in some Quarry Missions, which consist on clearing out obstacles.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • It is most notably featured in the mission The Paleto Score, where Franklin, due to the unsuccessful getaway attempt by sea, aids Michael and Trevor in this vehicle, which was stolen from a construction site. On the way, he runs down some soldiers and clears out their vehicles from the road.
  • It's again featured in Lamar Down, where one of the ambush spots includes a Dozer (if executed without being spotted). At the time of the ambush, the character in the Dozer will ran over some Ballas members. However, the same is destroyed by one who is wielding an RPG (when the player doesn't control it).
  • A Dozer is scripted to appear in Mr. Philips, just after Ron says that there's a jump at the left. It's only seen carrying logs onto somewhere, and its just part of the mission, like any odd vehicle in the same.
  • A random character appearance at a downtown construction yard involves large pipes falling on a truck. The driver gets stuck in the cab and the player has to rescue him by pushing the pipes away with a Dozer that's parked near there before the truck explodes. The player can use it after said event.

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Locations

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto V

Trivia

General

  • The name is probably just short for Bulldozer, but it could also reference the fact that it is slow, as doze sometimes means to sleep.
  • The scoop can be raised and lowered by the player when desired.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • If the player tries to tow a Dozer with a Towtruck and the Towtruck is turned sharply in any direction, both vehicles will be thrown in opposite directions with great force.
  • The Dozer in GTA San Andreas lacks a radio system.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Strangely, the Dozer can perform a burnout. This is odd since, due to the fact that a tracked vehicle only has one driven pair of wheels which also have the only brakes on the vehicle, a tracked vehicle cannot do a burnout. However, it would be made to simulate stationary turns.
  • If the player looks closely, they will notice how the caterpillar tracks are actually disconnected from the main body.
  • If the player lowers the scoop over a dead body, the Dozer may glitch and, as a result of trying to lower the scoop despite the body, will be set on fire.
  • For some reason, if the player raises the Dozer's scoop on the back of a Titan, it will raise up almost instantly.
  • Despite how detailed the Dozer's scoop is, the hydraulic levers do not move the scoop to its according positions, they simply remain static.

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