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CAT Medium Wheel Loader 966M

The new 966M Wheel Loader, with the 2017 product update, applies proven technologies systematically and strategically to meet your high expectations for reliability, productivity, fuel efficiency, and long service life. Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage IV emission standards.

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Overview

The new 966M Wheel Loader, with the 2017 product update, applies proven technologies systematically and strategically to meet your high expectations for reliability, productivity, fuel efficiency, and long service life. Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage IV emission standards.

Engine

Displacement
9.3 L
Peak Gross Torque (1,200 rpm) – ISO 14396
1581 N·m
Maximum Power @ 1,800 rpm – SAE J1995
232 kW
Maximum Power @ 1,800 rpm – SAE J1995 (metric)
232 kW
Maximum Power @ 1,800 rpm – ISO 14396
229 kW
Maximum Power @ 1,800 rpm – ISO 14396 (metric)
229 kW
Maximum Net Power @ 1,700 rpm – SAE J1349
206 kW
Maximum Net Power @ 1,700 rpm – SAE J1349 (metric)
206 kW
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value: Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)**
69 dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value: Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)**
108 LWA***
Height to Top of Hood
2818 mm
Height to Top of Exhaust Pipe
3522 mm
Height to Top of ROPS
3587 mm
Ground Clearance
434 mm
Center Line of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight
2180 mm
Center Line of Rear Axle to Hitch
1775 mm
Wheelbase
3550 mm
Height to Top of Hood
2818 mm
Height to Top of Exhaust Pipe
3522 mm
Height to Top of ROPS
3587 mm
Ground Clearance
434 mm
Center Line of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight
2500 mm
Center Line of Rear Axle to Hitch
1775 mm
Wheelbase
3550 mm
Breakout Force
173 kN

Turning Circle

Note
*Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio.
Note
**For machines in European Union countries and in countries that adopt the “EU Directives.”
Note
***European Union Directive “2000/14/EC” as amended by “2005/88/EC.”
Note
All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
Note
All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.

Sound

Overall Length (without bucket)
7289 mm
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift
4235 mm
Hinge Pin Height at Carry
630 mm
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift
3643 mm
Rack Back at Maximum Lift
62 degrees
Rack Back at Carry Height
50 degrees
Rack Back at Ground
42 degrees
Maximum Width over Tires
3009 mm
Tread Width
2230 mm
Overall Length (without bucket)
8109 mm
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift
4793 mm
Hinge Pin Height at Carry
778 mm
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift
4140 mm
Rack Back at Maximum Lift
71 degrees
Rack Back at Carry Height
49 degrees
Rack Back at Ground
39 degrees
Maximum Width over Tires
3009 mm
Tread Width
2230 mm
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value: Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)
70 dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value: Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)
109 dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value: Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013)
76 dB(A)*

Weights

Operating Weight
23220 kg

Buckets

Bucket Capacities
3.20-7.40 m3 (4.19-9.68 yd3)

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Cycle Time – Total
10.1 Secon
Implement Pump Type
Variable Displacement Piston
Implement System: Maximum Pump Output (2,200 rpm)
360 L/min
Implement System: Maximum Operating Pressure
31000 kPa

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank
302 L
DEF Tank
16.8 L
Cooling System
71.6 L
Crankcase
24.5 L
Transmission
54 L
Differentials and Final Drives – Front
57 L
Differentials and Final Drives – Rear
57 L
Hydraulic Tank
125 L

Transmission

Reverse 2
14.4 km/h
Reverse 3
25.9 km/h
Reverse 4
39.5 km/h
Forward 4
39.5 km/h

Operating Specifications

Static Tipping Load – Full 37° Turn – with Tire Deflection
14668 kg
Static Tipping Load – Full 37° Turn – No Tire Deflection
15822 kg

Productivity

The 966H is powered by a Cat® C11 ACERT™ engine. This engine maintains performance, efficiency and durability while reducing emissions. The Cat C11 engine is electronically configured to provide constant net horsepower at full parasitic load, enhancing productivity and improving fuel efficiency.

Cat planetary power shift transmission is updated to provide faster acceleration, higher speeds on ramps and greater operator comfort due to smoother shifting. The proven Z-bar linkage with Performance Series Buckets offer excellent penetration into the pile, high breakout forces, good roll back angles and faster dig times. The results are improved tire life, superior fuel efficiency and exceptional production capabilities.

The load sensing hydraulic system automatically adjusts to operating conditions to provide only the hydraulic flow required by the implement for improved fuel efficiency. The Engine Idle Management System (EIMS) maximizes fuel efficiency by reducing engine rpm after a selected amount of time.

Reliability / Durability

The power train components, axles and structures are designed to handle extreme applications resulting in reliable performance and extended life. Components used are designed and manufactured to Caterpillar quality standards. Heavy duty components reduce the risk of premature wear thereby increasing uptime and reduce operating costs over the life of the machine.

Comfort

Work Smart and Move More. A new center display combines the Electronic Monitoring System with the gauge cluster, giving the operator all machine operating information in one location. The analog-like gauges enable operators to easily see if machine systems are within operating range.

Excellent Visibility for both the front and rear, with distortion-free flat glass stretches to the floor of the cab. A ladder with self-cleaning steps keeps debris build-up to a minimum. The ladder is inclined for easy entry and exit. Platforms are wide allowing ease of movement to the front or rear of the machine.

Serviceability

The 966H is easy to maintain providing grouped service points and sight gauges for easy daily maintenance. The Cat sloped “one-piece” tilting hood provides industry-leading access to the engine, and if necessary, the entire hood can be removed with the built-in lift points.

Versatility

An extensive range of work tools and bucket styles are available for the 966H to customize the machine to suit your operation. The list includes: Performance Series Buckets; Specialty Buckets (Multipurpose, Side Dump, Waste Handling, Woodchip); Pallet Forks, Log and Lumber Forks, Rakes (with or without top clamps); and Plows (angle or V-style). Each is available either with pin on or quick coupler interface.

These Work Tools are durable, reliable and designed for improved performance and efficiency.

Fusion Quick Coupler For Improved Machine Performance

Fusion is the patented wheel loader coupler system from Caterpillar. The Fusion™ Coupler System provides performance virtually identical to pin on – with all the flexibility of a quick coupler system. The Fusion Coupler sits back, close-in to the loader arms – minimizing offset and increasing the machine’s performance.

Fusion is designed to integrate the work tool and the machine by pulling the coupler and tool closer in to the loader. As a result, the center of gravity is moved inward, towards the machine. This translates to increased lifting ability when compared to machines equipped with other coupler systems.

Complete Customer Support

TIPL provides a wide range of services and solutions to meet the exact needs of your business. From pre purchase consultancy , ready parts delivery , maintenance to repair and rebuild, TIPL is there with you every step of the way. See our services section for more detail.

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