Cat 982M Medium Wheel Loader

982M Medium Wheel Loader

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Engine - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV
Emissions Tier 4/Stage IV
Displacement 763 in³
Engine Model Cat C13 ACERT
Maximum Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1995 436 HP
Net Power - ISO 9249 398 HP
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249 398 HP
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249 - Metric 404 HP
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349 398 HP
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349 - Metric 404 HP
Maximum Net Torque - 1,100 rpm 1518 ft·lbf
Maximum Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 14396 430 HP
Maximum Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 14396 - Metric 436 HP
Maximum Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1995 - Metric 442 HP
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.
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - ISO 14396 1609 ft·lbf
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - SAE J1995 1627 ft·lbf
Operating Weight 78402 lb
Note Weight based on a machine configuration with Bridgestone 875/65R29 VLTS L4 radial tires, full fluids, operator, standard counterweight, cold start, roading fenders, Product Link™, open differential axles, secondary steering, sound suppression, and a 6.1 m
Bucket Capacities 4.6-12.0 m³ (6.0-15.75 yd³)
Operating Specifications
Breakout Force 58450 lbf
Static Tipping Load - Full 40° Turn - No Tire Deflection 49368 lb
Static Tipping Load - Full 40° Turn - With Tire Deflection 46473 lb
Note (1) For a machine configuration as defined under "Weight."
Note (2) Full compliance to ISO 143971:2007 Sections 1 thru 6.
Forward - 1 3.9 mile/h
Forward - 2 7.4 mile/h
Forward - 3 13.1 mile/h
Forward - 4 23.3 mile/h
Reverse - 1 4.3 mile/h
Reverse - 2 8.5 mile/h
Reverse - 3 15 mile/h
Note Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L4 tires with 914 mm (36 in) roll radius.
Reverse - 4 24.5 mile/h
Hydraulic System
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total 10.1 s
Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure 4975 psi
Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 2,250 rpm 119 gal/min
Service Refill Capacities
Cooling System 14 gal (US)
Crankcase 9.8 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Front 24.3 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Rear 24.3 gal (US)
Fuel Tank 112.5 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank 48 gal (US)
Transmission 20.3 gal (US)
DEF Tank 5.5 gal (US)
Note (1) *Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio.
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008) 112 dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013) 78 dB(A)*
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)** 109 LWA***
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)** 72 dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008) 72 dB(A)
Bucket Capacities
Bucket Range 4.6-12.0 m³ (6.0-15.75 yd³)
Dimensions - Standard Lift
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 8.92 ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 6.25 ft
Ground Clearance 1.33 ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 12.25 ft
Height - Top of Hood 10.17 ft
Height - Top of ROPS 12.5 ft
Hinge Pin Height at Carry 2.67 ft
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift 15.5 ft
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 12.67 ft
Maximum Width over Tires 11.5 ft
Note All dimensions are approximate and based on Bridgestone 875/65R29 VLTS L4 radial tires.
Overall Length - Without Bucket 28.17 ft
Rack Back - Carry Height 48 degrees
Rack Back - Maximum Lift 57 degrees
Rack Back at Ground 42 degrees
Tread Width 8.33 ft
Wheel Base 12.5 ft



  • Cat® C13 ACERT™ engine with Cat Clean Emissions Module and automatic Cat Regeneration System offers increased power density with a combination of proven electronic, fuel and air systems.
  • Utilizing rigorous component design and machine validation processes results in unmatched reliability, durability and high uptime.
982M Medium Wheel Loader Reliability


  • Heavy-duty planetary powershift transmission and axles handle extreme applications.
  • Full flow hydraulic filtration system with additional loop filtration improves hydraulic system robustness and component life.
982M Medium Wheel Loader Durability


  • Optimized engine power, when demanded, improves machine performance and response.
  • Lock-up clutch torque converter, combined with lock-to-lock shifting, delivers smooth shifts, fast acceleration and speed on grade.
  • Easy-to-load Performance Series Buckets feature a wider mouth and curved side plates that improve material retention (fill factor).
  • Optional limited slip differentials improve performance.
  • 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.
982M 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.**
  • Power dense ACERT engine burns less fuel by providing power and torque when needed.
  • 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.
982M Medium Wheel Loader Fuel Efficiency

Ease of Operation

Ease of Operation
  • Best-in-class operator environment provides unmatched comfort, visibility, and efficiency.
  • E-H joystick steering with force feedback for precision control and dramatically decreases operator arm fatigue.
  • Intuitive controls and touch screen multifunction display.
  • Ride control system with dual accumulators provides excellent ride.
982M Medium Wheel Loader Ease of Operation


  • Excellent cab access with wide door, remote door opening option and stair-like steps.
  • Floor to ceiling windshield, large mirrors with integrated spot mirrors and rear vision camera provide industry leading all-around visibility.
982M Medium Wheel Loader Safety


  • One-piece tilting hood with side and rear doors; hydraulic and electrical service centers make access fast and easy.
  • Safe, ground level access to fuel fill and daily maintenance points.
  • Optional, fully integrated Cat Autolube system provides full lube system monitoring and diagnostic test visibility.
982M Medium Wheel Loader Serviceability

Cat Connect Technology

Cat Connect Technology
  • Monitor, manage and enhance job site operations.
  • Cat LINK Technologies: VisionLink® enables owners to access data wirelessly to monitor machine health, utilization and location.
  • Cat DETECT Technologies: Integrated rear vision camera enhances visibility behind machine to help operators work safely. Optional Cat Rear Object Detection increased operator awareness of the working environment which enhances site safety.
  • 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.
982M Medium Wheel Loader Technology

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