953 Track Loader

953 Track Loader

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Save money and transport time with one rugged machine that does it all – land clearing, digging, grading, truck loading, slope work and more. Crawler loaders give you lower ground ...
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Flywheel Power
Engine Model
Cat C7.1
Net Power - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
Net Power - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V/Japan 2014/Korea Tier 4 Final
Note (1)
All non-road Tier 4 Interim and Final, Stage IIIB, IV and V, Japan 2014(Tier 4 Final) and Korea Tier 4 Final diesel engines are required to use onlyUltra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuels containing 15 ppm EPA/10 ppm EU(mg/kg) sulfur or less. Biodiesel blend
Note (2)
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) used in Cat Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems must meet the requirements outlined in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 22241.
Note (3)
Engine power at 1,800 rpm. The net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with fan running up to maximum speed, alternator, air cleaner and aftertreatment. Net power is tested per ISO 9249:2007 and SAE J1349:20


Operating Weight


Capacity - General Purpose
Capacity - Multi-Purpose
Capacity - Performance Series
Width - General Purpose
Width - Multi-Purpose
Width - Performance Series

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank
70gal (US)
DEF Tank
4.2gal (US)


Operating Weight
Width of Standard Shoe
Ground Contact Area
Ground Pressure

Low Ground Pressure (LGP)

Operating Weight
Width of Standard Shoe
Ground Contact Area
Ground Pressure

Waste Handler

Operating Weight
Width of Standard Shoe
Ground Contact Area
Ground Pressure


Overall Machine Length*
Overall Machine Width without Bucket: With Standard Tracks - 550 mm (21.6 in) Shoes
Machine Height - Top of Cab
Reach at Full Lift Height and 45° Dump*
Clearance at Full Lift Height and 45° Dump*
Height - Bucket Hinge Pin
Ground Clearance
Ramp Angle
*With General Purpose pin-on bucket


Track Gauge
Track on Ground
Track Rollers/Shoes - Each Side

Air Conditioning System

Air Conditioning
The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.1 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.573 metric tonnes.

One Machine, Many Jobs

  • Track loader power, traction and agility mean you can use one machine and one operator to do everything from clearing the site to installing utilities and finishing around buildings.
  • 953 is sized for tight spaces and easy transport.
  • Fusion™ Quick Coupler option lets you make fast attachment changes with a wide range of tools like forks, buckets, etc. from wheel loaders and other Fusion compatible machines.
  • Bucket/tooth, undercarriage, track shoe and attachment choices help you equip your machine for optimal performance in your applications.
  • Purpose-built Waste Handler and Low Ground Pressure (LGP) configurations stand up to the toughest tasks.

Top Performer

  • 953 uses up to 10% less fuel per hour than the previous model.
  • Performance Series bucket option boosts productivity up to 20% compared to General Purpose bucket.
  • Efficient Cat C7.1 engine delivers power and fast response when the machine is under load.
  • Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final /EU Stage V/Japan 2014/Korea Tier 4 Final emission standards.
  • Smoother implement and steering response, and improved steering performance provide more controllability.
  • Load sensing hydraulics and position sensing cylinders offer precise, responsive performance.

All comparisons to 953K track loader.

Easy to Operate

  • Updated cab offers more comfort and an intuitive 10-inch (254 mm) touchscreen dash display.
  • Standard High Definition rearview camera shows prominently in the main display.
  • Slope Indicate helps make operation easier by showing machine mainfall and cross slope right on the display.
  • Enjoy operator comforts like suspension seat and adjustable armrests and controls.
  • Choose either joystick or two-lever implement controls to match operator preference or application.
  • Speed/steering control choices include either a joystick or a v-lever and foot pedals.
  • Set implement response – fine, normal, coarse – to match operator preference or application.
  • Emissions reduction technology is designed to work in the background, with no action required from the operator.

Focus on Safety

  • Excellent visibility to the bucket and all around the machine enhances safety and helps operators work more confidently.
  • Handles and steps help operators climb on and off the machine more easily, from the front or the back of the tracks.
  • Standard rear vision camera enhances visibility behind the machine.
  • Seat belt indicator gives an alarm and registers fault code through Product Link if the operator fails to buckle up, enhancing job site safety.
  • Ergonomics, a quiet engine and low-effort controls help lessen fatigue, so operators are better able to remain fresh and focused.

Connect to Greater Efficiency

  • Product Link™ collects machine data that can be viewed online through web and mobile applications.
  • Access information anytime, anywhere with VisionLink® – and use it to make informed decisions that boost productivity, lower costs, simplify maintenance, and improve safety and security on your job site.
  • The Cat App helps you manage your assets – at any time – right from your smartphone. See fleet location and hours, get critical required maintenance alerts, and even request service from your local Cat dealer.
  • Remote Troubleshoot saves time and money by allowing your Cat dealer to perform diagnostic testing remotely.
  • Remote Flash updates on-board software without a technician being present, at a time that is convenient for you, potentially reducing update time by as much as 50%.

Save on Maintenance

  • Designed to help you take care of routine maintenance and get back to work.
  • Grouped service points located behind large access doors; daily grease points in easy reach at ground level.
  • Service mode in the operator display shows hydrostatic and implement pressure for easier troubleshooting and servicing.
  • Demand fan provides efficient cooling plus easy fold-down service access.
  • Handy bracket holds a shovel for quick undercarriage clean-out.
  • Tilt cab and convenient service access points for easier maintenance and repair.
  • Diesel Particulate Filter in the Clean Emissions Module designed to work for the life of the engine without needing to clean or replace the filter.

Equipped for the Job

  • Equip your loader from the factory to take on extra-challenging tasks like soft footing, waste handling and ship hold work.
  • For added flotation and traction, or work in more sensitive ground conditions, choose a Low Ground Pressure (LGP) loader with wider tracks.
  • Waste Handler configuration is a versatile machine for loading, sorting, excavation and spreading cover, and well suited to the landfill or transfer station. Specialized guarding, striker bars and seals help protect the machine and components from impact and airborne debris. Enhanced Cleaning Package reduces cleaning time, adds machine protection and increases compaction.
  • Traction, high reach and machine balance make track loaders ideal for working in ship holds and port handling duties. Specialized guarding and seals help protect the machine, while attachments like coal buckets and trim blades help you get the job done.

Note: 963 Waste Handler model shown

Standard Equipment:

Optional Equipment:

    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
    Operator Environment
    • Special application cab with dual pane/polycarbonate window
    • Deluxe seat
    • Premium seat
    • Joystick or two-lever implement controls
    • Joystick or V-lever-and-pedal steering controls
    • Radio ready
    • Radio AM/FM Bluetooth
    • Radio AM/FM/DAB+ Bluetooth
    • Radio AM/FM/Sirius XM Bluetooth
    • Communication Radio Ready
    • Lights - 2 LED front/bottom of cab, access light
    • Lights - 8 LED
    • LED flashing beacon
    Cat Technology
    • Product Link, Cellular
    • Machine Security - Passcode
    • Machine Security - Bluetooth
    • Product Link -- Dual Cellular/Satellite
    • Cat Abrasion undercarriage
    • Waste or Low Ground Pressure (LGP) undercarriage
    • Fusion quick coupler
    • General Purpose bucket
    • Landfill bucket
    • Multi-Purpose bucket
    • Performance bucket
    Service And Maintenance
    • Fast fuel fill
    • High Speed oil change
    • Hydraulic reversing fan
    • Hydraulic tilt cab
    • Refueling pump
    • Underhood work light
    • Bumper
    • Counterweights
    • Multi-shank ripper
    • Ripper hitch
    • Ripper-ready rear hydraulics
    • Striker bar box
    • Waste Handler, Ship Hold and Low Ground Pressure Special Arrangements