963 Track Loader

963 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 (DIN)
Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, Korea Stage V, China Nonroad Stage IV, Japan 2014 emission standards or India Bharat Stage III, Eurasian Economic Union Stage IIIA, UN ECE R96 Stage IIIA emission standards, equivalent to U.S. EPA Tier 3/ EU Stage
Note (1)
Cat U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, Korea Stage V, China Nonroad Stage IV, Japan 2014 engines are required to use ULSD (ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel with 15 ppm of sulfur or less) or ULSD blended with the following lower-carbon intensity fuels up to: 2
Note (2)
Net power advertised is the power available at the engine flywheel when the engine is equipped with a fan, air cleaner, clean emissions Module (when equipped) and alternator. Advertised power is tested per the specified standard in effect at the time of m


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
84.5gal (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*
Machine Height - Top of Cab
Height - Top of Stack
Overall Machine Height - Bucket Fully Raised
Overall Machine Width without Bucket: With Standard Tracks - 550 mm (21.6 in) Shoes
*With General Purpose bucket and extra duty teeth.


Track Gauge
Track on Ground
Track Rollers/Shoes - Each Side
7 / 38

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.
  • 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, Low Ground Pressure (LGP), Ship Hold and Steel Mill configurations stand up to the toughest tasks.

Top Performer

  • 963 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.
  • Get more power to the ground under load with 15% more peak torque.
  • Cat Payload* technology delivers precise bucket load information with on-the-go weighing. More accurate loading reduces cycle times to help save time, labor and fuel costs.
  • Advansys™ bucket tips are built to give you maximum productivity and the lowest bucket lifecycle cost for your toughest applications.
  • 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 963K track loader.
*Not legal for trade.

Easy to Operate

  • Comfortable cab and an intuitive 10-inch (254 mm) touchscreen dash display to help make the job easier.
  • 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 (when equipped) 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.

Equipped for the Job

  • Equip your loader from the factory to take on extra-challenging tasks like soft footing, waste handling ship hold and steel mill 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.
  • Your track loader can be factory equipped with a heat-resistant cab, high-temperature guarding and other features to help protect the machine and operator in high-temperature steel mill work.

Note: 963 Waste Handler model shown

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 (when equipped) designed to work for the life of the engine without needing to clean or replace the filter.

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%.

Standard Equipment:

Optional Equipment:

    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
    Power Train
    • Cat C7.1 diesel engine with engine-mounted aftertreatment to meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, Korea Stage V, China Nonroad Stage IV, Japan 2014 emission standards
    • Cat C7.1 diesel engine to meet India Bharat Stage III, Eurasian Economic Union Stage IIIA, UN ECE R96 Stage IIIA emission standards, equivalent to Tier 3/Stage IIIA
    Operator Environment
    • Communication radio ready - FM
    • Deluxe seat
    • Joystick or two-lever implement controls
    • Joystick or V-lever-and-pedal steering controls
    • LED flashing beacon
    • Lights - 2 LED front/bottom of cab, access light
    • Lights - 8 LED
    • Premium seat
    • Radio AM/FM Bluetooth
    • Radio AM/FM/DAB+ Bluetooth
    • Radio AM/FM/Sirius XM Bluetooth
    • Special application cab with dual pane/polycarbonate window
    Cat Technology
    • Remote Flash/Remote Troubleshoot
    • Product Link, Cellular
    • Product Link -- Dual Cellular/Satellite
    • Cat Payload
    • Grade control mast
    • Cat Abrasion undercarriage
    • Single, Double or Triple Grouser track shoes
    • Waste or Low Ground Pressure (LGP) undercarriage
    • Fusion quick coupler
    • General Purpose bucket
    • Landfill bucket
    • Multi-Purpose bucket
    • Performance bucket
    Service And Maintenance
    • Cold weather package
    • 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
    Special Arrangements
    • Low Ground Pressure (LGP) Arrangement
    • Waste Handler
    • Ship Hold Arrangement
    • Steel Mill Arrangement