New | 953D SH Shiphold/Port Handling

Time is money. Optimizing the unloading time is what it is all about when it comes to machine selection. You can load many types of machines inside a shiphold but none would provide the perfect match for the application as the Track-Type Loader can thanks to the combination of tracks giving traction, loader arm for the reach and engine at back for the machine balance.

Net Flywheel Power148.0 hp
Bore4.13 in
Displacement402.76 in3
Engine ModelCat® C6.6 ACERT™
Net Power148.0 hp
RegulationsRating at 2,000 rpm
Stroke5.0 in
Operating Weight - GP Bucket with Teeth34229.0 lb
Operating Weight with GP Bucket and Teeth34229.0 lb
Operating Weight with Trim Blade33726.0 lb
Operating Weight - Trim Blade all material33726.0 lb
Capacity - GP2.42 yd3
Bucket Width - General Purpose97.8 in
Bucket Width - Multi-Purpose97.3 in
Capacity - General Purpose2.42 yd3
Capacity - MP2.09 yd3
Capacity - Multi-Purpose2.09 yd3
Ground Pressure - Optional Shoe12.3 psi
Ground Pressure - Standard Shoe9.5 psi
Ground Pressure - Standard Shoe with Trim Blade9.8 psi
Grouser Height - Double Grouser1.4 in
Track Shoe TypeDouble Grouser
Track Shoe Width - Optional15.0 in
Track Shoe Width - Standard18.9 in
Drive System
Drive PumpTwo, variable-displacement, slipper-type axial piston pumps
Relief Valve Setting6961.8 psi
Track MotorTwo, variable displacement, bent axis motors
TypeDrive System Hydrostatic drive with infinite machine speeds to 10.0 km/h (6.2 mph)
Main Service Refills
Cooling System8.0 gal
Fuel Tank83.5 gal
Hydraulic Tank18.5 gal
Trim Blade Capacity - All Material2.09 yd3
Trim Blade Capacity - CoalCan be designed at order
Trim Blade
Capacity - All Material3.0 yd3

Shiphold/Port Handling

Infinite Variable Speeds (hydrostatic transmission)

  • Smooth controls, more operator comfort
  • Increased operator productivity

Joysticks for Transmission and Work Tools

  • Easy to maneuver
  • Intuitive controls minimize training requirements

High Reach Work Tool

  • Loader arm allows cleaning of the walls of the hold
  • Increases versatility of the machine

Track-Type Undercarriage

  • Low ground pressure for better traction in some materials
  • Several shoe widths available or can be manufactured at order to meet customer requirements
  • Optional center hole shoes reduce track packing and track chain tightening which extends undercarriage life

Lifting Eyes

  • Front eyes welded on the Track Roller Frame (TRF)
  • Rear eyes mounted on the main frame
  • Wide spacing for good stability during lifting


  • Sound suppressed cab and air suspended seat reduce operator fatigue and increase concentration
  • The sound levels measured per ISO 6396 reach 74 dB(A) for 953D


  • Large windows all around operator and clipped engine enclosure provide excellent view to the environment and the work tool
  • Day and night operations are lighted with 8 halogen lights: 4 lights facing frontward, 2 lights facing rearward and 2 facing sideways

Rear Engine and Cooling System Location

  • Improved machine balance
  • Engine less exposed to dust, increase engine life
  • Limit plugging of radiator core
  • Better visibility at front
  • Reduce O&O cost

Reversing Fan

  • The air flow can be either automatically or manually reversed. Maintains proper heat transfer by blowing material out of the radiator core.
  • The hinged radiator grill gives easy access to the cooling system of the machine
  • The hinged hydraulic fan makes the cleaning of the radiator easy and faster

Maintenance and Serviceability

  • Filters and other systems are accessible from the ground on each side of the machine
  • Cab can be tilted 90° with a crane or 30° with a hydraulic jack allowing job site repair
  • Makes the maintenance of the machine easier for engine or hydraulic components

Engine Air Precleaner

  • Debris is centrifugally removed from the airstream and delivers cleaner air to the engine filter
  • Air filter life is extended

Designed to meet your needs

Work Tool Options

  • Pin-on trim blade for all material
  • Pin-on trim blade for coal
  • Pin-on general purpose bucket
  • Pin-on multi purpose bucket

Additional Fuel Tank

Additional fuel tank increases the working time into the shiphold. The unloading process is simplified and the ship unloading duration is optimized. • The 953D can work 25 hours without refill

For additional information on the Track-Type Loader D series, please refer to the 953D, 963D and 973D specalogs.

When the attachments are available a typical Track-Type Loader working in the shiphold/port handling application needs to be equipped with the following recommended features:

  • Four lifting eyes
  • Joystick for the transmission control
  • Front guard for hydraulic tank
  • Guards for lift and tilt cylinders
  • Guard for the track rollers
  • Heavy duty bumper
  • Reversing fan
  • Engine air precleaner
  • E-SALT tracks equipped with center hole shoes
  • Trim blade or bucket (with or without quick coupler)
  • Lights facing forward, backward and sideways
  • Windshield sealed
  • Hydraulic tilt cab system






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