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New Cat M Series Wheel Loaders with XE Advanced Powertrain

The new Cat ® 966M and 972M Series Wheel Loaders feature the XE Advanced Powertrain, a powerful Tier 4 engine that reduces the carbon footprint while drastically improving reliability and productivity and efficiency on the jobsite.

Improved Productivity and Fuel Efficiency

  • XE Advanced Powertrain reduces fuel consumption by and average of 25 percent compared to machines equipped with traditional torque converters. Its two-pedal design provides high performance at any level.
  • The improved powertrains in the Cat 966M and 972M Wheel Loaders are second in class to 966M XE and 972
  • Disc-type differential locks improve traction when jobsite conditions are poor.
  • The new easily accessible external caliper disk parking brakes have lower maintenance costs and an increased load capacity than the previous drum brakes. 
  • Full flow kidney-loop filtration protects the hydraulic system components on the 966M, 966M XE, 972M and 972M XE.
  • Hydraulic implement pumps continuously and automatically balance hydraulic loads.
  • Improved engine response time when operating at higher altitudes.

Operator Safety and Efficiency

  • Cab door can be unlatched remotely with newly installed switch.
  • Grab handles have been repositioned and sound levels have been dramatically reduced for enhanced safety
  • Improved visibility with the repositioned, lower glass panels.
  • The new multipurpose color touch screen display improves efficiency with its simple interface, rearview camera, and new fully integrated Cat Production Measurement system.
  • Operators and managers can access machine operating data with the new Cat Connect Solutions

Read the full press release.

San Diego

Ross Farmer

Sales Manager

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Bobby Whitworth           
General Manager                      
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