New | 986H Wheel Loader

Cat Large Wheel Loaders are designed with durability built in, ensuring maximum availability through multiple life cycles. With optimized performance and simplified serviceability, our machines allow you to move more material efficiently and safely at a lower cost per ton. The new 986H builds upon this legacy of durability, performance, safety, operator comfort, serviceability and sustainability.

Net Power409 HP
Engine ModelCat® C15 ACERT™
Bore5.4 in
Stroke6.75 in
Displacement927 in³
Torque Rise37 %
Rated Speed1,800 rpm
Gross Power - ISO 14396441 HP
Gross Power - SAE J1995449 HP
Net Power - SAE J1349409 HP
Peak Torque - 1,200 rpm1711 lb/ft
Operating Specifications
Operating Weight96379 lb
Bucket Capacity Range5-10.3 m3 (6.5-13.5 yd3)
Cat Truck Match - High Lift772
Cat Truck Match - Standard770
Rated Payload - Loose Material (High Lift)12.1 t
Rated Payload - Loose Material (Standard)14 t
Rated Payload - Quarry Face11 t
Transmission TypeCat planetary power shift
Forward - 15 mile/h
Forward - 28 mile/h
Reverse - 15 mile/h
Reverse - 28 mile/h
Direct Drive - Forward 28 mile/h
Direct Drive - Forward 314 mile/h
Direct Drive - Forward 424 mile/h
Direct Drive - Reverse 29 mile/h
Direct Drive - Reverse 316 mile/h
Hydraulic System - Lift/Tilt
Lift Cylinder - Bore7.5 in
Lift Cylinder - Stroke45 in
Lift/Tilt System - CircuitLoad Sense
Lift/Tilt System - Pump2 × 110 cc variable displacement
Maximum Flow at 2,165 rpm123 gal/min
Relief Valve Setting - Lift/Tilt4050 psi
Tilt Cylinder - Bore6.7 in
Tilt Cylinder - Stroke28.4 in
Hydraulic Cycle Times
Rack Back4.5 s
Raise9 s
Dump3.5 s
Total Hydraulic Cycle Time21.3 s
Lower5.2 s
Lower Float Down4.3 s
Service Refill Capacities
Fuel Tank159 gal (US)
Crankcase9 gal (US)
Transmission20 gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Tank Only33 gal (US)
Axle Oil94 gal (US)
Cooling Systems24 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Front49 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Rear45 gal (US)
Hydraulic System Factory Fill87 gal (US)
Bucket Capacities5-10.3 m3 (6.5-13.5 yd3)
Oscillation Angle±12.5°
BrakesSAE J1473 OCT90, ISO 3450:1992
Hydraulic System - Steering
Maximum Flow at 2,284 rpm52 gal/min
Steering Cut Off Pressure4000 psi
Steering System - CircuitLoad Sense
Steering System - PumpPiston, variable displacement
Total Steering Angle70 °
  • Structures
  • Power Train
  • Hydraulics
  • Operator Station
  • Technology Solutions
  • Safety
  • Serviceability
  • Customer Support
  • Sustainability
  • System Match Efficiency
  • Bucket Ground Engaging Tools

Standard Equipment

  • Alarm, back-up
  • Alternator, 115 amp
  • Batteries, dry
  • Battery disconnect switch
  • Converter, 10/15 amp, 24V to 12V
  • Lighting system (halogen, work lights)
  • Air conditioner
  • Cab, sound suppressed and pressurized
  • Cigar lighter, ashtray
  • Controls, lift and tilt function
  • Heater, defroster
  • Horn
  • Instrumentation, gauges: – Coolant temperature – Engine hour meter – Hydraulic oil temperature – Power train oil temperature
  • Light, cab, dome
  • Lunchbox, beverage holders
  • Mirrors, rearview (externally mounted)
  • Seat, Cat Comfort (cloth), air suspension, six-way adjustable
  • Seat belt, retractable
  • Tinted glass
  • Transmission gear indicator
  • Wet-Arm wipers/washers (front and rear): – Intermittent front and rear wipers
  • Brakes, oil-cooled, multi-disc, service/secondary
  • Driveline parking brake
  • Engine, C15 ACERT diesel, turbocharged/aftercooled
  • Fuel priming pump (electric)
  • Ground level engine shutoff
  • Precleaner, engine air intake (above hood)
  • Radiator
  • Torque converter with LUC
  • Transmission, planetary powershift, 4F/3R electronic control
  • Doors, service access (locking)
  • Fuel tank
  • Hitch, drawbar with pin
  • Hoses, Cat XT™
  • Hydraulic, steering and brake filtration/screening system
  • Mufflers
  • Oil sampling valves
  • Premixed 50% concentration of extended life coolant with freeze protection to –34° C (–29° F)
  • Steering, load sensing

Optional Equipment

  • Quick coupler
  • Batteries – additional
  • AM/FM/CD radio
  • Rearview camera (WAVS)
  • LED strobe warning beacon
  • Radio ready



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