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Caterpillar Expands Medium Wheel Loaders Product Line

Caterpillar recently introduced two new wheel loaders to its product line of M Series® Medium Wheel Loaders. The new 980M and 982M are equipped with US EPA Tier 4 Final ACERT engines that delivering the same Cat performance you're used to. The 982M comes standard with  newly redesigned features for improved productivity in sand, gravel and rock applications.

Productivity and fuel efficiency features

  • Standard lock-up cluck torque converters
  • Split-flow oil system in the transmission that uses multi-viscosity oil for improved fuel efficiency
  • Standard heavy duty 17-inch planetary transmission on 982M
  • 10 percent lower fuel consumption thanks to axle and hydraulic improvements
  • Higher capacity external caliper disk parking brakes mounted to the input shaft of the front axles
  • Mono-block hydraulic system with integrated ride control that reduces weight and leak points
  • Two accumulators in the ride control that increases the payload range
  • Hydraulic service center matches the rest of the M Series product line
     

Operator efficiency features

  • Electronic service center switch to unlatch the door remotely
  • Increased angle of the cab steps that resemble common staircases for increased safety
  • Repositioned grab handles to ensure three points of can be maintained easily at all times
  • New cab door seals securely against new roll formed ROPS
  • Extended glass panel for improved visibility
  • Larger convex mirrors with integrated spot mirrors for improved rear visibility
  • New multipurpose color touch screen display for simplified operating
  • Rearview camera
  • Cat Production Measurement accesses machine data such as payload, fuel consumption, engine idle time and operating hours
     

View wheel loader specifications. Read the full press release.

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Ross Farmer

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