Cat has released the new Cat 966 GC Wheeled Loader which features a Cat C9.3B engine that is reported to meet US EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, Korea Tier 4 Final, China Nonroad Stage IV and Japan 2014 emission standards with a gross power rating of 239 kW (321 hp).

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The company says that the new wheeled loader will feature a four-speed forward/reverse electronically controlled, automatic planetary powershift transmission with shift protection and single clutch gear shifting for efficiency, durability and smooth gear changes.

Caterpillar’s Z-bar loader linkage with cast cross member and tilt-lever provides both strong digging capabilities and high breakout forces when the new loader is equipped with Cat Performance Series buckets, says the company.

The load-sensing implemented hydraulic system continuously controls flow and pressure to match the requirements of the operating situation — reducing both the load on the pump and overall fuel burn.

The performance series buckets are available for a range of applications including general purpose, flat floor, heavy-duty rock and light material. Design features enable operators of all experience levels to routinely attain 10% higher bucket-fill factors, compared with legacy designs, to improve production and reduce fuel consumption. 

Cat says the new 966 GC loader features a simple yet intuitive ergonomic control system with an operator interface display that includes six analogue-like gauges, colour indicator lights, and an LCD screen, that will allow operators to quickly monitor the machine systems. 

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