Caterpillar: 988K

By |  October 17, 2013

Cat 988K Wheel Loader with bucket full of rockCaterpillar’s 988K wheel loader features redesigned loader linkage, drivetrain modifications, a redesigned cab and enhancements in safety and serviceability. A Cat C18 ACERT engine powers the 988K and is available as a Tier 4 Final version. Electronic fuel control ensures optimum performance and throttle response, delivering up to 20 percent greater fuel efficiency compared with the 988H, Cat says. Optimized Z-bar loader linkage replaces the 988H mono-boom design and expands the 988K’s versatility in small quarries and underground applications. The new design, using steel lift arms in either a standard or high-lift configuration, reduces machine height at maximum lift, yet increases dump clearance. The design also shortens machine length for greater maneuverability, Cat says.

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