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953 Track Loader

Cat® 953 track loaders large bucket and dozer type design are built for truck loading, land clearing, digging, grading, slope work and more.

953 Track Loader

DESCRIPTION

Save money and transport time with one rugged machine that does it all – land clearing, digging, grading, truck loading, slope work and more. Crawler loaders give you lower ground pressure and better traction so you can start the job sooner, and work longer, in all kinds of underfoot conditions. Cat® Track Loaders give you all this, plus outstanding performance and fuel efficiency.Save money and transport time with one rugged machine that does it all – land clearing, digging, grading, truck loading, slope work and more. Crawler loaders give you lower ground pressure and better traction so you can start the job sooner, and work longer, in all kinds of underfoot conditions. Cat® Track Loaders give you all this, plus outstanding performance and fuel efficiency.

One Machine, Many Jobs

  • Track loader power, traction and agility mean you can use one machine and one operator to do everything from clearing the site to installing utilities and finishing around buildings.
  • 953 is sized for tight spaces and easy transport.
  • Fusion™ Quick Coupler option lets you make fast attachment changes with a wide range of tools like forks, buckets, etc. from wheel loaders and other Fusion compatible machines.
  • Bucket/tooth, undercarriage, track shoe and attachment choices help you equip your machine for optimal performance in your applications.
  • Purpose-built Waste Handler, Low Ground Pressure (LGP), Ship Hold and Steel Mill configurations stand up to the toughest tasks.

953 - One Machine, Many Jobs
953 - Top Performer

Top Performer

  • 953 uses up to 10% less fuel per hour than the previous model.
  • Performance Series bucket option boosts productivity up to 20% compared to General Purpose bucket.
  • Cat Payload* technology delivers precise bucket load information with on-the-go weighing. More accurate loading reduces cycle times to help save time, labor and fuel costs.
  • Advansys™ bucket tips are built to give you maximum productivity and the lowest bucket lifecycle cost for your toughest applications.
  • Smoother implement and steering response, and improved steering performance provide more controllability.
  • Load sensing hydraulics and position sensing cylinders offer precise, responsive performance.
All comparisons to 953K track loader.
*Not legal for trade.

Easy to Operate

  • Comfortable cab and an intuitive 10-inch (254 mm) touchscreen dash display.
  • Standard High Definition rearview camera shows prominently in the main display.
  • Slope Indicate helps make operation easier by showing machine mainfall and cross slope right on the display.
  • Enjoy operator comforts like suspension seat and adjustable armrests and controls.
  • Choose either joystick or two-lever implement controls to match operator preference or application.
  • Speed/steering control choices include either a joystick or a v-lever and foot pedals.
  • Set implement response – fine, normal, coarse – to match operator preference or application.
  • Emissions reduction technology (when equipped) is designed to work in the background, with no action required from the operator.

953 Track Loader is Easy to Operate
953 Track Loader New Cab Display

Focus on Safety

  • Excellent visibility to the bucket and all around the machine enhances safety and helps operators work more confidently.
  • Handles and steps help operators climb on and off the machine more easily, from the front or the back of the tracks.
  • Standard rear vision camera enhances visibility behind the machine.
  • Seat belt indicator gives an alarm and registers fault code through Product Link if the operator fails to buckle up, enhancing job site safety.
  • Ergonomics, a quiet engine and low-effort controls help lessen fatigue, so operators are better able to remain fresh and focused.

Equipped for the Job

  • Equip your loader from the factory to take on extra-challenging tasks like soft footing, waste handling, ship hold and steel mill work.
  • For added flotation and traction, or work in more sensitive ground conditions, choose a Low Ground Pressure (LGP) loader with wider tracks.
  • Waste Handler configuration is a versatile machine for loading, sorting, excavation and spreading cover, and well suited to the landfill or transfer station. Specialized guarding, striker bars and seals help protect the machine and components from impact and airborne debris. Enhanced Cleaning Package reduces cleaning time, adds machine protection and increases compaction.
  • Traction, high reach and machine balance make track loaders ideal for working in ship holds and port handling duties. Specialized guarding and seals help protect the machine, while attachments like coal buckets and trim blades help you get the job done.
  • Your track loader can be factory equipped with a heat-resistant cab, high-temperature guarding and other features to help protect the machine and operator in high-temperature steel mill work.
Note: 963 Waste Handler model shown

Waste Handling Track Loader
953 Track Loader - Save on Maintenence

Save on Maintenance

  • Designed to help you take care of routine maintenance and get back to work.
  • Grouped service points located behind large access doors.
  • Daily grease points in easy reach at ground level.
  • Service mode in the operator display shows hydrostatic and implement pressure for easier troubleshooting and servicing.
  • Demand fan provides efficient cooling plus easy fold-down service access.
  • Handy bracket holds a shovel for quick undercarriage clean-out.
  • Tilt cab and convenient service access points for easier maintenance and repair.
  • Diesel Particulate Filter in the Clean Emissions Module (when equipped) designed to work for the life of the engine without needing to clean or replace the filter.

Connect to Greater Efficiency

  • Product Link™ collects machine data that can be viewed online through web and mobile applications.
  • Access information anytime, anywhere with VisionLink® – and use it to make informed decisions that boost productivity, lower costs, simplify maintenance, and improve safety and security on your job site.
  • The Cat App helps you manage your assets – at any time – right from your smartphone. See fleet location and hours, get critical required maintenance alerts, and even request service from your local Cat dealer.
  • Remote Troubleshoot saves time and money by allowing your Cat dealer to perform diagnostic testing remotely.
  • Remote Flash updates on-board software without a technician being present, at a time that is convenient for you, potentially reducing update time by as much as 50%.

953 - Connect to Greater Efficiency
  • Standard Equipment
  • Optional Equipment
  • Specs
  • Docs

Standard Equipment

  • NOTE
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Power Train
    • Cat C7.1 Diesel Engine
    • Hydraulic demand fan
    • Hydrostatic transmission
    • Load sensing implement pump
    • Modular cooling system
  • Operator Environment
    • 12V power outlet and 5V USB port
    • Adjustable armrests
    • Full-color 254 mm (10 in) liquid crystal touchscreen display
    • Grab handle on dash
    • Heat/Air conditioning
    • Integrated rearview HD camera
    • Lights - 4 halogen
    • Pressurized, sound suppressed, ROPS/FOPS Cab with tinted glass and sliding window
    • Radio ready
    • Storage areas throughout cab
  • Cat Technology
    • Slope Indicate
    • Product Link ready
  • Undercarriage
    • Caterpillar Heavy Duty undercarriage
    • Oscillating track roller frames
  • Buckets
    • Pin-on coupler
    • Cat Advansys bucket tips/Ground Engaging Tools
  • Service and Maintenance
    • 4 x 2 Easy tie-down points on chassis
    • Ecology drains
    • Ground level service center
    • Hinged radiator guard and swing out fan
    • Shovel holder

Optional Equipment

  • NOTE
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Power Train
    • Cat C7.1 diesel engine with engine-mounted aftertreatment to meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, Korea Tier 5, China Nonroad Stage IV, Japan 2014 emission standards
    • Cat C7.1 diesel engine to meet India Bharat Stage III, Eurasian Economic Union Stage IIIA, UN ECE R96 Stage IIIA emission standards, equivalent to Tier 3/Stage IIIA
  • Operator Environment
    • Special application cab with dual pane/polycarbonate window
    • Deluxe seat
    • Premium seat
    • Joystick or two-lever implement controls
    • Joystick or V-lever-and-pedal steering controls
    • Radio AM/FM Bluetooth
    • Radio AM/FM/DAB+ Bluetooth
    • Radio AM/FM/Sirius XM Bluetooth
    • Communication Radio Ready
    • Lights - 2 LED front/bottom of cab, access light
    • Lights - 8 LED
    • LED flashing beacon
  • Cat Technology
    • Remote Flash/Remote Troubleshoot
    • Product Link, Cellular
    • Product Link -- Dual Cellular/Satellite
    • Cat Payload (available early 2023)
    • Grade control mast
  • Undercarriage
    • Cat Abrasion undercarriage
    • Waste or Low Ground Pressure (LGP) undercarriage
  • Buckets
    • Fusion quick coupler
    • General Purpose bucket
    • Landfill bucket
    • Multi-Purpose bucket
    • Performance bucket
  • Service and Maintenance
    • Fast fuel fill
    • High Speed oil change
    • Hydraulic reversing fan
    • Hydraulic tilt cab
    • Refueling pump
    • Underhood work light
  • Attachments
    • Bumper
    • Counterweights
    • Multi-shank ripper
    • Ripper hitch
    • Ripper-ready rear hydraulics
    • Striker bar box
  • Special Arrangements
    • Low Ground Pressure (LGP) Arrangement
    • Waste Handler
    • Ship Hold Arrangement
    • Steel Mill Arrangement

Specs

Overview

Long Name:
953 Track Loader
Name:
953
Brand:
Cat
Status:
Current

Engine

Flywheel Power
160 HP / 119 kW
Engine Model
Cat C7.1
Net Power - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
160 HP / 119 kW
Net Power - ISO 9249 (DIN)
162 mhp / 162 mhp
Emissions
Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, Korea Tier 5, China Nonroad Stage IV, Japan 2014 emission standards or India Bharat Stage III, Eurasian Economic Union Stage IIIA, UN ECE R96 Stage IIIA emission standards, equivalent to U.S. EPA Tier 3/ EU Stage IIIA.
Note (1)
All Cat nonroad U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, Japan 2014, Korea Tier 5, and China Nonroad Stage IV diesel engines are required to use ULSD (ultra-low sulfur diesel with 15 ppm of sulfur or less) or ULSD blended with the following lower-carbon intensity fuels up to: ·20% biodiesel FAME (fatty acid methyl ester)*, ·100% renewable diesel, HVO (hydrogenated vegetable oil) and GTL (gas-to-liquid) fuels. Refer to guidelines for successful application. Please consult your Cat dealer or “Caterpillar Machine Fluids Recommendations” (SEBU6250) for details. *Engines with no aftertreatment devices can use higher blends, up to 30% biodiesel.
Note (2)
Net power advertised is the power available at the engine flywheel when the engine is equipped with a fan, air cleaner, clean emissions Module (when equipped) and alternator. Advertised power is tested per the specified standard in effect at the time of manufacture.

Weights

Operating Weight
34594 lb / 15692 kg

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank
70 gal (US) / 265 l
DEF Tank
4.2 gal (US) / 16 l

Standard

Operating Weight
35181 lb / 15958 kg
Width of Standard Shoe
20 in / 480 mm
Ground Contact Area
3720 in² / 2.4 m²
Ground Pressure
10 psi / 66 kPa

Low Ground Pressure (LGP)

Operating Weight
38055 lb / 17261 kg
Width of Standard Shoe
31.5 in / 800 mm
Ground Contact Area
6045 in² / 3.9 mm²
Ground Pressure
6 psi / 43 kPa

Waste Handler

Operating Weight
35662 lb / 16176 kg
Width of Standard Shoe
20 in / 480 mm
Ground Contact Area
3720 in² / 2.4 m²
Ground Pressure
10 psi / 67 kPa

Dimensions

Overall Machine Length*
251.1 in / 6378 mm
Overall Machine Width without Bucket: With Standard Tracks - 550 mm (21.6 in) Shoes
91.2 in / 2316 mm
Machine Height - Top of Cab
124.2 in / 3156 mm
Reach at Full Lift Height and 45° Dump*
41.4 in / 1053 mm
Clearance at Full Lift Height and 45° Dump*
111.7 in / 2838 mm
Height - Bucket Hinge Pin
142.1 in / 3608 mm
Ground Clearance
16.3 in / 413 mm
Ramp Angle
29°
Note
*With General Purpose pin-on bucket

Undercarriage

Track Gauge
72.3 in / 1836 mm
Track on Ground
90 in / 2286 mm
Track Rollers/Shoes - Each Side
6/37

Buckets

Capacity - General Purpose
2.4 yd³ / 1.8 m³
Capacity - Multi-Purpose
2.1 yd³ / 1.6 m³
Capacity - Performance Series
2.7 yd³ / 2.1 m³
Width - General Purpose
97.8 in / 2485 mm
Width - Multi-Purpose
97.3 in / 2471 mm
Width - Performance Series
99.8 in / 2536 mm

Air Conditioning System

Air Conditioning
The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.1 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.573 metric tonnes.