966M Wheel Loader | Front Loader | Tier 4

966M Wheel Loader | Front Loader | Tier 4

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The 966M Wheel Loader is equipped with built-in proven technologies to help meet your expectations for productivity, fuel efficiency, reliability and service life. Deep system integration results in ...
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Engine - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV

Emissions
Tier 4/Stage IV

Weights

Operating Weight
51176lb
Note
Weight based on a machine configuration with Michelin 26.5R25 XHA2 L3 radial tires, full fluids, operator, standard counterweight, cold start, roading fenders, Product Link™, manual diff lock/open axles (front/rear), power train guard, secondary steering,

Buckets

Bucket Capacities
3.20-7.40 m³ (4.19-9.68 yd³)

Transmission

Note
Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 826 mm (32.5 in) roll radius.
Reverse - 1
4.4mile/h
Reverse - 4
24.5mile/h
Reverse - 3
16.1mile/h
Reverse - 2
8.9mile/h
Forward - 4
24.5mile/h
Forward - 3
14.6mile/h
Forward - 2
8.1mile/h
Forward - 1
4mile/h

Sound

Note (3)
***European Union Directive ?2000/14/EC? as amended by ?2005/88/EC.?
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)**
108 LWA***
Note (1)
*Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio.
Note (2)
**For machines in European Union countries and in countries that adopt the ?EU Directives.?
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)
70dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)
109dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013)
76 dB(A)*
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)**
69dB(A)

Operating Specifications

Note (2)
Full compliance to ISO 143971:2007 Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification between calculations and testing.
Note (1)
For a machine configuration as defined under ?Weight.?
Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - With Tire Deflection
32329lb
Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - No Tire Deflection
34873lb
Breakout Force
38984lbf

Engine

Note
The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.6 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 2.288 metric tonnes.
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - SAE J1995
1179ft·lbf
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - ISO 14396
1166ft·lbf
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1995 - Metric
315HP
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1995
311HP
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396 - Metric
311HP
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396
307HP
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349 - Metric
280HP
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349
276HP
Displacement
568in³
Net Power - ISO 9249
276HP
Engine Model
Cat C9.3
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249
276HP
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249 - Metric
280HP
Maximum Net Torque - 1,000 rpm
1126ft·lbf

Dimensions - Standard Lift

Rack Back at Ground
42 degrees
Rack Back - Maximum Lift
62 degrees
Note
All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
Rack Back - Carry Height
50 degrees
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift
13.92ft
Hinge Pin Height at Carry
2.08ft
Height - Top of ROPS
11.75ft
Height - Top of Hood
9.25ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe
11.58ft
Ground Clearance
1.42ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch
5.83ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight
7.17ft
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift
11.92ft
Maximum Width over Tires
9.83ft
Overall Length - Without Bucket
23.92ft
Tread Width
7.33ft
Wheel Base
11.67ft

Dimensions - High Lift

Rack Back - Maximum Lift
71 degrees
Rack Back at Ground
39 degrees
Wheel Base
11.67ft
Tread Width
7.33ft
Overall Length - Without Bucket
26.58ft
Maximum Width over Tires
9.83ft
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift
13.58ft
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift
15.75ft
Hinge Pin Height at Carry
2.58ft
Height - Top of ROPS
11.75ft
Height - Top of Hood
9.25ft
Ground Clearance
1.42ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe
11.58ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch
5.83ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight
8.17ft
Rack Back - Carry Height
49 degrees
Note
All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.

Service Refill Capacities

Transmission
14.3gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
33gal (US)
Fuel Tank
79.8gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Rear
15.1gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Front
15.1gal (US)
DEF Tank
4.4gal (US)
Crankcase
6.5gal (US)
Cooling System
18.9gal (US)

Hydraulic System

Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 2,200 rpm
95gal/min
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total
10.1s
Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure
4496psi
Implement Pump Type
Variable Displacement Piston

Bucket Capacities

Bucket Range
3.20-7.40 m³ (4.19-9.68 yd³)

RELIABILITY YOU CAN COUNT ON

  • Cat C9.3 engineoffers increased power density with a combination of proven electronic fuel and air systems.
  • Equipped with automatic Cat regeneration system, Cat clean emissions module (CEM) with Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF), and Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank and pump (Tier 4 Final, Stage IV, and Stage V only).
  • Features an electric fuel priming pump and a fuel/water separator.
  • Thorough component design and machine validation processes result in unmatched reliability and uptime.

LONG TERM VALUE AND DURABILITY

  • Heavy-duty transmission and axles handle extreme applications.
  • Automatic planetary powershift (4F/4R) transmission features durable, long-lasting components.
  • Full-flow hydraulic filtration system with additional loop filtration improves hydraulic system strength and component life.
  • Full hydraulic enclosed wet-disc with Integrated Braking System (IBS) and brake wear indicators add valued safety on the job.

BUILT TO PERFORM

  • Increased engine power resulting in improved machineperformance and response.
  • Lock-up clutch transmission, matching the engine power to increase fuel efficiency while delivering optimal performance.
  • Z-bar linkage provides high breakout force at ground level.
  • Easy-to-load performance series buckets improve materialretention and reduce dig times, significantly improving productivity and fuel efficiency.
  • Manual/automatic differential locks increase traction and reduce tire scuffing compared to other traction aids, reducing your operating costs.
  • Optional aggregate handler configuration offers higher payload capability for loose aggregate handling.*
  • Automatic idle engine shutdown system significantly reduces idle time, overall operating hours, and fuel consumption.

    * Optional configurations and equipment may vary from region to region and requires conformance to Caterpillar payload policy. Consult your dealer or Caterpillar representative for details.

DO MORE WITH LESS FUEL

  • Deep system integration results in lower fuel consumption.
  • Significantly more fuel efficient than both the H and K Series loaders.
  • Power dense engine burns less fuel by providing power and torque when needed.
  • Standard productive economy mode delivers more fuel savings with minimal productivity impact.
  • New split-flow oil system uses multi-viscosity oil to improve fuel economy.

DESIGNED FOR OPERATORS

  • The next generation easily adjustable seat with updated styling and a revolutionary suspension system. It comes in three trim levels and can be equipped with a 4-point harness.
  • Sound-suppression, seals, and damping cab mounts decrease noise and vibration for a quieter work environment.
  • The seat-mounted electro-hydraulic joystick steering systemprovides precision control and dramatically reduces arm fatigue, resulting in excellent comfort and accuracy.
  • Electrohydraulic (EH) controls, parking brake, and Single Axis Lever (SAL) lift and tilt function allow for better handling and control management.
  • Smart ergonomic controls are easy to use, intuitive, anduser-friendly.
  • Touchscreen multi-function color display keeps operators focused.
  • The next generation of ride control works as a shock absorber, improving ride quality over rough terrain.
  • Inclined steps and convenient grab handles ease accessibility to the operating space.
  • Extended windows enhance visibility while convex and spot mirrors extend the driver’s view on the sides and rear.

SAFELY HOME EVERY DAY

  • Cab access with wide door, optional remote door opening,and stair-like steps add solid stability.
  • Floor-to-ceiling windshield, large mirrors with integratedspot mirrors, and rear-vision camera provide industry leadingall-around visibility.
  • Computerized monitoring system includes several warningindicators.
  • Rear vision camera enhances visibility behind the machine, helpingyou work safely and confidently.
  • Optional rear object detection radar system warns you of an object in critical zone while going in reverse, enhancing job site safety.

SAVE ON SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE

  • Extended service intervals including -
  1. Engine oil and engine oil filter change interval up to 1000 hours(Tier 4 Final, Stage IV, and Stage V only)
  2. Hydraulic filter change interval up to 1000 hours
  3. Transmission oil change interval up to 2000 hours
  • One-piece tilting hood makes cab access fast and easy.
  • Electrical service centers enhance convenience and accessibility.
  • Access to fuel fill and daily maintenance points means lessservicing time is required.
  • Optional integrated Cat autolube system provides full lube systemmonitoring and diagnostic test visibility.
  • Remote flash support.
  • Longer tire life with on-the-go traction aids.

TECHNOLOGY THAT GETS WORK DONE

  • Developed to monitor, manage, and enhance your job site operations.
  • Payload provides accurate weighing* of the materials you are loading and hauling. Payload data is displayed in real-time to improve productivity and reduce overloading.
  • Detect enhances awareness of the environment around working equipment and provides alerts to help keep people and assets safe on the job site.
  • Link wirelessly connects you to your equipment, giving you access to essential information you need to know to run your business. Gain valuable insight into how your machine or fleet is performing allowing you to make timely, fact-based decisions that can boost job site efficiency and productivity.
  • Optional Advanced Productivity subscription providescomprehensive actionable information to help you manage and improve the productivity and profitability of your operations.

    * Not legal for trade.

Standard Equipment:

Optional Equipment:

    Power Train
    • Axles - Automatic front/rear differential locks; Axle oil cooler; Extreme temperature seals; Seal guards
    • Fan, VPF (variable pitch fan), automatic and manual control
    • Radiator, high debris with wider fin spacing
    Operator Environment
    • Door, remote opening system
    • Cover, HVAC metallic
    • EH controls, SAL 3rd function - Additional roller switch for 4th function
    • EH controls, joyhstick lift and tilt - Additional integrated roller switches for 3rd and 4th functions
    • Filter, carbon fresh air
    • Mirrors, heated rearview external with integrated spot mirrors
    • Precleaner, HVAC
    • Precleaner, HVAC (RESPA)
    • Radio, AM/FM/CD/USB/MP3 Bluetooth with Satellite Sirius XM
    • Radio, CB ready
    • Seat, heated air suspension
    • Seat belt, 76 mm (3 in) retractable, with indicator
    • Steering, EH wheel with directional FNR shifter and gear selector - Additional FNR with implement controls
    • Roof, metallic
    • Steering, secondary
    • Sun visor, rear
    • Windows, rubber mounted
    • Windows, with front guard
    • Windows, with heavy duty front guard
    • Windows, with full guards front, rear and sides
    Electrical And Lighting
    • Four additional auxiliary halogen cab mounted work lights or
    • Two additional auxiliary front HI LED and two additional auxiliary rear LED cab mounted work lights with 2 LED work lights in the radiator grill and LED front turn signals also includes replacement of the standard four halogen cab mounted work lights with four LED work lights (the standard offering and only roading light available is the halogen roading light)
    • Warning amber strobe beacon
    • Reversing strobes
    • External seat belt indicator light
    • Speed limiter - 20 km/h (Europe only)
    Cat Connect Technologies
    • Link technologies: VIMS
    • Payload technologies: Advanced Productivity subscription; Cat Production Measurement 2.0; Printer; Aggregate Autodig
    • Detect technologies: Cat Rear Object Detection
    • Machine Security System
    Hydraulics
    • 3rd function with Ride Control: Standard linkage; High lift linkage; Forestry linkage
    • 4th function with Ride Control: Standard linkage; High lift linkage; Forestry linkage
    Fluids
    • Premixed extended life coolant with freeze protection to -50° C (-58° F)
    Starters, Batteries, And Alternators
    • Cold start - 120V
    • Cold start - 240V
    Linkage
    • High lift
    • Extended capacity
    • Quick coupler ready
    Work Tools
    • Performance Series buckets
    • Fusion quick coupler
    • Forks, pallet
    • Forks, logging
    Other Optional Equipment
    • Cat Autolube System
    • Fenders, roading
    • Guard, power train
    • Oil change, high speed engine
    • Precleaner, turbine
    • Precleaner, trash
    • Wheel chocks
    Other Optional Configurations
    • Aggregate Handler
    • Industrial and Waste Handler
    • Steel Mill