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966H


  • 966H - Medium Wheel Loaders
  • 966H - Medium Wheel Loaders
  • 966H - Medium Wheel Loaders
  • 966H - Medium Wheel Loaders
  • 966H - Medium Wheel Loaders
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966H

The 966H delivers performance you can feel in the most demanding applications. This machine offers unmatched operator comfort and efficiency in a world-class cab. New Performance Series buckets deliver decreased dig times, greater fill factors and superior material retention to increase productivity and reduce fuel consumption. Revolutionary electro-hydraulic (EH) provide low-effort finger-tip operation of lift, tilt and auxiliary work tool controls. The reliability, durability, and versatility of the 966H result in a machine that is better built to meet your needs.

Net Power
194 kW
Engine Model
Cat? C11 ACERT?
Operating Weight
23125 kg
Bucket Capacities
3.40-4.60 m3 (4.45-6.02 yd3)

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FEATURES & BENEFITS

Tested and Proven - Ready to Work.

Caterpillar Designed Components

Components used to build Cat Wheel Loaders are designed and manufactured to Caterpillar quality standards to ensure maximum performance even in extreme operating conditions. Heavy duty components reduce the risk of premature wear thereby increasing uptime and reduce operating costs over the life of the machine.

Monitoring Programs

Monitoring product health is key to maintaining reliability of any equipment. Many programs offered by your Cat dealer make the tracking of your machine health quick and easy. These programs include Product Link™*, VisionLink®, and S∙O∙SSM Services. * Not all programs are available in all areas. See your Caterpillar dealer for details.

Renowned Cat Dealer Support

From helping you choose the right machine to knowledgeable support, Cat dealers provide the best when it comes to sales and service. Manage costs with preventive maintenance programs like Scheduled Oil Sampling (S·O·S) analysis or comprehensive Customer Support Agreements. Stay productive with best-in-class parts availability. Cat dealers can even help you with operator training to help boost your profits. And when it’s time for machine rebuild, your Cat dealer can help you save even more with Genuine Cat Reman parts, which have the same reliability and warranty as new parts at 40 to 70 percent of the new parts prices on power train and hydraulic parts.

Structures

The H Series features many components which leverage product designs that have delivered reliable and durable machines for generations.

Better Built to Meet Your Needs.

Z-Bar Linkage

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; all helping to enable a sustainable solution for your business.

C11 ACERT Engine

The 966H is powered by a C11 ACERT engine. This engine with ACERT technology maintains engine performance, efficiency and durability while dramatically reducing emissions. Electronic fuel injection is provided through the well-proven Caterpillar hydraulically actuated, electronically controlled unit injection (HEUI™) system. A wastegate turbocharger, equipped with a titanium wheel for improved durability, combined with air-to-air aftercooling provides consistent high horsepower with increased altitude capability.

Axles

The axles are designed to handle extreme applications resulting in reliable performance and extended life. The front axle is rigidly mounted to the frame in order to withstand internal torque loads and still maintain support for the wheel loader. The rear axle can oscillate to ±13 degrees helping to ensure all four wheels stay on the ground providing stability even in the roughest terrain.

Work Smart and Move More.

Transmission

The legendary Cat planetary power shift transmission is updated with new shift logic. The downshift from 2 to 1 forward is now based upon torque requirements versus ground speed. This enables operators to use the fully automatic 1-4 mode which saves fuel and improves productivity and comfort. Speed shifts, both up shifts and downshifts have been dramatically improved for improved acceleration, speed on ramps and operator comfort.

Load Sensing Hydraulics

The 966H features a load sensing hydraulic system that automatically adjusts to operating conditions to provide only the hydraulic flow required by the implement for improved fuel efficiency. A new hydraulic valve has been implemented providing improved service access and machine weight distribution. Operators will notice enhanced ease of operation, more rimpull into the pile and an increase in lift force.

Constant Net Horsepower

The Cat C11 engine is electronically configured to provide constant net horsepower at full parasitic load, enhancing productivity and improving fuel efficiency.

On-Demand Fan

With electronic control of the variable speed on-demand fan, temperature levels of the engine coolant, transmission oil, hydraulic oil and air inlet manifold are constantly monitored. This data is used to control and maintain fan speed at the level necessary to maintain normal system temperatures. Controlled fan speed improves fuel efficiency, lowers noise levels and reduces radiator plugging.

Ride Control

The optional Ride Control System improves ride, performance and load retention when traveling over rough terrain. Operators gain confidence moving at higher speeds in load and carry operations decreasing cycle times and increasing productivity. Ride Control also reduces loads induced by travel over rough terrain and can extend the life of structures and drive line components.

Engine Idle Management System

The Engine Idle Management System (EIMS) maximizes fuel efficiency by reducing engine rpm after a selected amount of time. This gives customers flexibility in managing idle speeds for specific application requirements. Four idle control rpm levels are available.

Engine Idle Shutdown

The Engine Idle Shutdown feature automatically shuts down the engine after the machine has been idling for a predetermined amount of time. This saves you fuel and reduces hour accumulation on your machine.

Work Tool Options to Meet Your Needs.

Work Tools for Many Job Site Requirements

An extensive range of work tools and bucket styles are available for the 966H to customize the machine for 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.

Performance Series Buckets: Load Easy, Fuel Efficient, Carry More

Performance Series Buckets utilize a system-based approach to balance bucket shape with the machine’s linkage, weight, lift and tilt capacities. Operators benefit from reduced dig times and better material retention; ultimately translating into significant productivity and fuel efficiency improvements.

Lower Operating Costs

Performance Series Buckets feature a longer floor that easily digs through the pile and provides excellent visibility for the operators to see when the bucket is full. Less time digging in the pile results in lower fuel consumption and improved tire life. A unique spill guard protects the cab and linkage components from material overflow.

Higher Productivity

Performance Series Buckets achieve higher fill factors - ranging from 100% to 115% depending on the machine application and material type. The buckets feature optimized geometry with a bucket opening matched to the machine’s linkage and incorporate a curved side profile to maximize material retention. The optimized design results in unsurpassed production capabilities.

Performance Series Bucket Styles

Performance Series Buckets are available for General Purpose, Material Handling, Rock and Coal style buckets.

One System. One Solution.

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.

No Loss of 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.

Unsurpassed Durability

An advanced wedging mechanism creates a tight, rattle-free fit. This patented lock up system eliminates play and wear - resulting in a long service life.

Increased Visibility

A new, open coupler frame design clears sight lines from the operator’s seat, making it easier than ever before to engage and disengage attachments with certainty.

Common Interface Compatibility

The Fusion Coupler System gives you one common interface - eliminating the need for many different couplers from the 924K through the 972H. This expanded machine compatibility not only allows one machine to use a range of work tools, but also allows one work tool to be picked up by machines of many different sizes. Note: Check with your local Cat dealer for availability of work tools and quick coupler systems.

Work Comfortably and Efficiently.

Cab and Controls

The cab design has been updated for unmatched comfort and efficiency. 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 have green and red zone indicators so operators can easily see if machine systems are within operating range.

Seat and Armrest

The new seat is wider and the headrest is now adjustable for improved operator comfort. It provides automotive-style lumbar support for maximum comfort. The right hand armrest has been optimized for easier adjustment.

Steering Options

Choices of steering systems are available to provide flexibility for your application.

Conventional Steering

The conventional steering configuration offers a low-effort hand metering unit hydraulic steering system. Load sensing steering directs power through the steering system only when needed. When not steering, more engine power is available to generate rimpull, breakout force, lift force, and results in reduced fuel consumption. The steering column tilts for maximum operator comfort.

Command Control Steering

Command Control Steering is a low effort load-sensing system. Full machine articulation is accomplished with a ±70° turn of the wheel - versus two to three 360° turns of a conventional steering wheel greatly reducing operator fatigue. Steering grip contains the forward/neutral/reverse switch and the upshift/downshift button - allowing the left hand to remain on the steering grip at all times.

Visibility

Visibility is excellent to both the front and rear of these machines. Distortion-free flat glass stretches to the floor of the cab for excellent visibility to the bucket. The cab roof has channels which direct rain off the corners of the cab keeping windows clear. An overhang on all sides of the cab protects the operator from glare. An optional rearview camera is available to clearly monitor movement behind the machine.

Entry and Exit

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. The cab door opens a full 180° and latches in place to allow safe navigation to the rear of the machine. A vertically split window on the right-hand side of the cab is provided for easy opening and closing.

SPECIFICATION

Standard Equipment
Net Power - ISO 9249 194 kW
Engine Model Cat? C11 ACERT?
Bore 130 mm
Stroke 140 mm
Displacement 11.1 l
Gross Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396 209 kW
Gross Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1995 213 kW
Net Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 194 kW
Note The horsepower (hp) provided is imperial horsepower.
Peak Net Torque - 1,400 rpm - ISO 14396 1299 N·m
Standard Equipment
Operating Weight 23125 kg
Note For 4.0 m3 (5.2 yd3) general purpose bucket with BOCE.
Standard Equipment
Bucket Capacities 3.40-4.60 m3 (4.45-6.02 yd3)
Maximum Bucket Capacity 5.06 m³
Standard Equipment
Breakout Force 185 kN
Note For 4.0 m3 (5.2 yd3) general purpose bucket with BOCE.
Static Tipping Load - Full Turn - ISO 14028 kg
Static Tipping Load - Full Turn - No Tire Deflection 15298 kg
Standard Equipment
Forward - 1 6.7 km/h
Forward - 2 12.6 km/h
Forward - 3 22.1 km/h
Forward - 4 37.4 km/h
Reverse - 1 7.4 km/h
Reverse - 2 13.9 km/h
Reverse - 3 24.3 km/h
Reverse - 4 37.4 km/h
Note Maximum travel speeds (26.5-25 tires).
Standard Equipment
Bucket/Work Tool System - Pump Output 320 l/min
Steering System - Pump Type Piston
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Raise 6.5 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Dump 2.7 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Float 2.8 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Lower 3.5 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Rack 2.5 s
Standard Equipment
Brakes Meet required standards; meet ISO 3450-2011 standards.
Standard Equipment
Front Fixed front
Rear Oscillating ?13?
Maximum Single-Wheel Rise and Fall 502 mm
Standard Equipment
Tires Choose from a variety of tires to match your application.
Standard Equipment
ROPS/FOPS Meets ISO Standards.
FOPS Falling Objects Protective Structure (FOPS) meets ISO 3449: 2005 Level II.
ROPS (1) Caterpillar cab with integrated Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS) are standard.
ROPS (2) ROPS meets ISO 3471: 2008 criteria.
Standard Equipment
Cooling System 39 l
Crankcase 35 l
Differential - Final Drives - Front 64 l
Differential - Final Drives - Rear 64 l
Fuel Tank - Standard 380 l
Hydraulic Tank 110 l
Transmission 44 l
Standard Equipment
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 2279 mm
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 1725 mm
Ground Clearance - With 26.5R25L-3 Michelin 434 mm
Height - Top of ROPS/FOPS 3575 mm
Lift Arm Clearance at High Lift 4484 mm
Lift Arm Clearance at Standard Lift 3925 mm
Rack Back - Carry - High Lift 49 °
Rack Back - Carry - Standard 50 °
Rack Back - Ground - High Lift 39 °
Rack Back - Ground - Standard 42 °
Rack Back - Maximum Lift - High Lift 71 °
Rack Back - Maximum Lift - Standard 61 °
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 3524 mm
Height - Top of Hood 2655 mm
B-Pin Height - Standard 4235 mm
B-Pin Height - High-Lift 4794 mm
Wheel Base 3450 mm
B-Pin Height - Carry - Standard 641 mm
B-Pin Height - Carry - High-Lift 788 mm
Dump Angle at Maximum Lift 48.2 °
Height - Center Line of Axle 799 mm