Cat 966M Medium Wheel Loader

Medium Wheel Loaders

About the Cat 966M Medium Wheel Loader

 

The 966M Wheel Loader is equipped with built-in proven technologies to help meet your expectations for productivity, fuel efficiency, reliability and service life. Deep system integration results in a machine built to help you reduce emissions, improve performance and improve fuel economy. All of this is done without interrupting machine performance and making it seamless to you. This machine delivers the reliability, durability, and versatility you’ve come to expect from a Cat machine.

Specifications

Engine - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV
Emissions Tier 4/Stage IV
Engine
Displacement 9.3 l
Engine Model Cat C9.3 ACERT
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349 206 kW
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349 - Metric 206 kW
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396 229 kW
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396 - Metric 229 kW
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1995 232 kW
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1995 - Metric 232 kW
Net Power - ISO 9249 206 kW
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - ISO 14396 1581 N·m
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - SAE J1995 1599 N·m
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249 206 kW
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249 - Metric 206 kW
Maximum Net Torque - 1,000 rpm 1527 N·m
Note The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.6 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 2.288 metric tonnes.
Weights
Operating Weight 23220 kg
Note Weight based on a machine configuration with Michelin 26.5R25 XHA2 L3 radial tires, full fluids, operator, standard counterweight, cold start, roading fenders, Product Link?, manual diff lock/open axles (front/rear), power train guard, secondary steering,
Buckets
Bucket Capacities 3.20-7.40 m3 (4.19-9.68 yd3)
Operating Specifications
Breakout Force 173 kN
Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - No Tire Deflection 15822 kg
Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - With Tire Deflection 14668 kg
Note (1) For a machine configuration as defined under ?Weight.?
Note (2) Full compliance to ISO 143971:2007 Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification between calculations and testing.
Transmission
Forward - 1 6.5 km/h
Forward - 2 13 km/h
Forward - 3 23.5 km/h
Forward - 4 39.5 km/h
Reverse - 2 14.4 km/h
Reverse - 3 25.9 km/h
Reverse - 4 39.5 km/h
Note Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 826 mm (32.5 in) roll radius.
Reverse - 1 7.1 km/h
Hydraulic System
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total 10.1 s
Implement Pump Type Variable Displacement Piston
Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure 31000 kPa
Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 2,200 rpm 360 l/min
Service Refill Capacities
Cooling System 71.6 l
Crankcase 24.5 l
DEF Tank 16.8 l
Differential - Final Drives - Front 57 l
Differential - Final Drives - Rear 57 l
Fuel Tank 302 l
Hydraulic Tank 125 l
Transmission 54 l
Sound
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)*
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008) 70 dB(A)
Note (1) *Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio.
Note (2) **For machines in European Union countries and in countries that adopt the ?EU Directives.?
Note (3) ***European Union Directive ?2000/14/EC? as amended by ?2005/88/EC.?
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)** 108 LWA***
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)** 69 dB(A)
Bucket Capacities
Bucket Range 3.20-7.40 m³ (4.19-9.68 yd³)
Dimensions - High Lift
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 2500 mm
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 1775 mm
Ground Clearance 434 mm
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 3522 mm
Height - Top of Hood 2818 mm
Height - Top of ROPS 3587 mm
Hinge Pin Height at Carry 778 mm
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift 4793 mm
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 4140 mm
Maximum Width over Tires 3009 mm
Note All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
Overall Length - Without Bucket 8109 mm
Rack Back - Carry Height 49 degrees
Rack Back - Maximum Lift 71 degrees
Rack Back at Ground 39 degrees
Tread Width 2230 mm
Wheel Base 3550 mm
Dimensions - Standard Lift
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 2180 mm
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 1775 mm
Ground Clearance 434 mm
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 3522 mm
Height - Top of Hood 2818 mm
Height - Top of ROPS 3587 mm
Hinge Pin Height at Carry 630 mm
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift 4235 mm
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 3643 mm
Maximum Width over Tires 3009 mm
Note All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
Overall Length - Without Bucket 7289 mm
Rack Back - Carry Height 50 degrees
Rack Back - Maximum Lift 62 degrees
Rack Back at Ground 42 degrees
Tread Width 2230 mm
Wheel Base 3550 mm

Features

Reliability

Reliability
        
  • Cat® C9.3 ACERT™ engine and automatic Cat Regeneration System offers increased power density with a combination of proven electronic, fuel and air systems.
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  • Utilizing rigorous component design and machine validation processes results in unmatched reliability, durability and high uptime.
966M Medium Wheel Loader Reliability

Durability

Durability
        
  • Heavy-duty powershift transmission and axles handle extreme applications.
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  • Full flow hydraulic filtration system with additional loop filtration improves hydraulic system robustness and component life.
966M Medium Wheel Loader Durability

Productivity

Productivity
        
  • Engine power increased by approximately 10% improves machine performance and response (compared to H Series).
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  • Lock-up clutch torque converter, combined with lock-to-lock shifting, delivers smooth shifts, fast acceleration and speed on grade.
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  • Z-bar linkage provides high breakout force at ground level.
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  • Easy-to-load Performance Series Buckets feature a wider mouth and curved side plates that improve material retention (fill factor) and decrease cycle times.
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  • On-the-go disc-type front manual differential locks (front and rear fully automatic option).
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  • Optional Aggregate Handler configuration offers slightly higher payload capability for loose aggregate rehandling.*
*Optional configurations and equipment may vary from region to region and requires conformance to Caterpillar payload policy. Consult your dealer or Caterpillar representative for details.
966M Medium Wheel Loader Productivity

Fuel Efficiency

Fuel Efficiency
        
  • Up to 10% more fuel efficient than K Series and up to 25% more fuel efficient than H Series loaders.**
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  • Power dense ACERT engine burns less fuel by providing power and torque when needed.
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  • Standard productive Economy Mode provides maximum fuel savings with minimal productivity impact.
**Actual results may vary based on factors such as, but not limited to, machine configuration, operator technique, machine application, climate, etc.
966M Medium Wheel Loader Fuel Efficiency

Ease of Operation

Ease of Operation
        
  • Best-in-class operator environment provides unmatched comfort, visibility, and efficiency.
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  • E-H joystick steering (steering wheel optional) with force feedback for precision control and dramatically decreases operator arm fatigue.
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  • Intuitive, ergonomic controls and touch screen multifunction display keep operators focused on their work.
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  • Ride control system with dual accumulators provides excellent ride quality and lowers cab vibrations.
966M Medium Wheel Loader Ease of Operation

Safety

Safety
        
  • Excellent cab access with wide door, remote door opening option and stair-like steps.
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  • Floor to ceiling windshield, large mirrors with integrated spot mirrors and rear vision camera provide industry leading all-around visibility.
972M Medium Wheel Loader Serviceability

Serviceability

Serviceability
        
  • One-piece tilting hood with side and rear doors; hydraulic and electrical service centers make access fast and easy.
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  • Safe, ground level access to fuel fill and daily maintenance points means less servicing time is required.
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  • Optional, fully integrated Cat Autolube system provides full lube system monitoring and diagnostic test visibility.
972M Medium Wheel Loader Safety

Cat Connect Technology

Cat Connect Technology
        
  • Monitor, manage and enhance job site operations.
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  • Cat LINK Technologies: VisionLink® enables owners to access data wirelessly to monitor machine health, utilization and location.
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  • Cat DETECT Technologies: Integrated rear vision camera enhances visibility behind machine to help operators work safely. Optional Cat Rear Object Detection increases operator awareness of the working environment which enhances site safety.
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  • Cat PAYLOAD Technologies: Optional Cat Production Measurement 2.0 brings simple and accurate on-the-go payload scale allowing operators to deliver exact loads and work more efficiently. Advanced Productivity subscription provides comprehensive actionable information to help you manage and improve the productivity and profitability of your operations.
972M Medium Wheel Loader Technology

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