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Overview

The 966H delivers performance you can feel in the most demanding applications. This machine offers unmatched operator comfort and efficiency in a world-class cab. New Performance Series buckets deliver decreased dig times, greater fill factors and superior material retention to increase productivity and reduce fuel consumption. Revolutionary electro-hydraulic (EH) provide low-effort finger-tip operation of lift, tilt and auxiliary work tool controls. The reliability, durability, and versatility of the 966H result in a machine that is better built to meet your needs.

Engine

Units:
Net Power – ISO 9249 260.0 hp 194.0 kW Less
Engine Model Cat® C11 ACERT™ Cat® C11 ACERT™ Less
Bore 5.0 in 130.0 mm Less
Stroke 6.0 in 140.0 mm Less
Displacement 677.0 in3 11.1 L Less
Gross Power @ 1,800 rpm – ISO 14396 281.0 hp 209.0 kW Less
Gross Power @ 1,800 rpm – SAE J1995 286.0 hp 213.0 kW Less
Net Power @ 1,800 rpm – ISO 9249/SAE J1349 260.0 hp 194.0 kW Less
Note The horsepower (hp) provided is imperial horsepower. The horsepower (hp) provided is imperial horsepower. Less
Peak Net Torque @ 1,400 rpm – ISO 14396 958.0 lb ft 1299.0 N·m Less

Weights

Operating Weight 50912.0 lb 23125.0 kg Less
Note For 4.0 m3 (5.2 yd3) general purpose bucket with BOCE. For 4.0 m3 (5.2 yd3) general purpose bucket with BOCE. Less

Buckets

Bucket Capacities 3.40-4.60 m3 (4.45-6.02 yd3) 3.40-4.60 m3 (4.45-6.02 yd3) Less
Maximum Bucket Capacity 6.62 yd3 5.06 m3 Less

Operating Specifications

Breakout Force 41695.0 lb 185.0 kN Less
Note For 4.0 m3 (5.2 yd3) general purpose bucket with BOCE. For 4.0 m3 (5.2 yd3) general purpose bucket with BOCE. Less
Static Tipping Load, Full Turn (ISO) 30918.0 lb 14028.0 kg Less
Static Tipping Load, Full Turn (No Tire Deflection) 33718.0 lb 15298.0 kg Less

Transmission

Forward 1 4.2 mph 6.7 km/h Less
Forward 2 7.8 mph 12.6 km/h Less
Forward 3 13.7 mph 22.1 km/h Less
Forward 4 23.2 mph 37.4 km/h Less
Reverse 1 4.6 mph 7.4 km/h Less
Reverse 2 8.6 mph 13.9 km/h Less
Reverse 3 15.1 mph 24.3 km/h Less
Reverse 4 23.2 mph 37.4 km/h Less
Note Maximum travel speeds (26.5-25 tires). Maximum travel speeds (26.5-25 tires). Less

Hydraulic System

Bucket/Work Tool System – Pump Output 85.0 gal/min 320.0 L/min Less
Steering System Pump Type Piston Piston Less
Hydraulic Cycle Time – Raise 6.5 Seconds 6.5 Seconds Less
Hydraulic Cycle Time – Dump 2.7 Seconds 2.7 Seconds Less
Hydraulic Cycle Time – Float 2.8 Seconds 2.8 Seconds Less
Hydraulic Cycle Time – Lower 3.5 Seconds 3.5 Seconds Less
Hydraulic Cycle Time – Rack 2.5 Seconds 2.5 Seconds Less

Brakes

Brakes Meet required standards; meet ISO 3450-2011 standards. Meet required standards; meet ISO 3450-2011 standards. Less

Axles

Front Fixed front Fixed front Less
Rear Oscillating ±13° Oscillating ±13° Less
Maximum Single-Wheel Rise and Fall 19.8 in 502.0 mm Less

Tires

Tires Choose from a variety of tires to match your application. Choose from a variety of tires to match your application. Less

Cab

ROPS/FOPS Meets ISO Standards. Meets ISO Standards. Less
FOPS Falling Objects Protective Structure (FOPS) meets ISO 3449: 2005 Level II. Falling Objects Protective Structure (FOPS) meets ISO 3449: 2005 Level II. Less
ROPS Caterpillar cab with integrated Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS) are standard. Caterpillar cab with integrated Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS) are standard. Less
ROPS ROPS meets ISO 3471: 2008 criteria. ROPS meets ISO 3471: 2008 criteria. Less

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank – Standard 100.0 gal 380.0 L Less
Cooling System 10.0 gal 39.0 L Less
Crankcase 9.0 gal 35.0 L Less
Transmission 12.0 gal 44.0 L Less
Differentials and Final Drives – Front 17.0 gal 64.0 L Less
Differentials and Final Drives – Rear 17.0 gal 64.0 L Less
Hydraulic Tank 29.0 gal 110.0 L Less

Dimensions

Center line of rear axle to hitch 5.66 ft 1725.0 mm Less
Ground clearance with 26.5R25L-3 Michelin 1.42 ft 434.0 mm Less
Height to top of ROPS/FOPS 11.73 ft 3575.0 mm Less
Lift arm clearance @ high lift 14.71 ft 4484.0 mm Less
Lift arm clearance @ standard lift 12.88 ft 3925.0 mm Less
Rack back @ carry – high lift 49.0 Degrees 49.0 Degrees Less
Rack back @ carry – standard 50.0 Degrees 50.0 Degrees Less
Rack back @ ground – high lift 39.0 Degrees 39.0 Degrees Less
Rack back @ ground – standard 42.0 Degrees 42.0 Degrees Less
Rack back @ maximum lift – high lift 71.0 Degrees 71.0 Degrees Less
Rack back @ maximum lift – standard 61.0 Degrees 61.0 Degrees Less
Height to Top of Exhaust Pipe 11.56 ft 3524.0 mm Less
Height to Top of Hood 8.71 ft 2655.0 mm Less
B-Pin height – standard 13.89 ft 4235.0 mm Less
B-Pin height – high-lift 15.73 ft 4794.0 mm Less
Center Line of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 7.48 ft 2279.0 mm Less
Wheelbase 11.32 ft 3450.0 mm Less
B-Pin height @ carry – standard 2.1 ft 641.0 mm Less
B-Pin height @ carry – high-lift 2.59 ft 788.0 mm Less
Dump Angle @ Maximum Lift 48.2 Degrees 48.2 Degrees Less
Height to Center Line of Axle 2.62 ft 799.0 mm Less

Reliability

Tested and Proven – Ready to Work.


Durability

Better Built to Meet Your Needs.


Productivity

Work Smart and Move More.


Versatility

Work Tool Options to Meet Your Needs.


Fusion Quick Coupler

One System. One Solution.


Operator Environment

Work Comfortably and Efficiently.


Serviceability

Easy to Maintain. Easy to Service.


Sustainability

Conserving Resources.


Customer Support

Unmatched Support Makes the Difference.


966H Standard Equipment

ELECTRICAL
  • • Alarm, back-up
  • • Alternator, 115-amp brushed
  • • Batteries, maintenance free (2) 1,400 CCA
  • • Ignition key; start/stop switch
  • • Lighting system, halogen (6 total)
  • • Main disconnect switch
  • • Starter, electric, heavy-duty
  • • Starting and charging system (24-volt)
  • • Receptacle, starting, 24-volt

OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
  • • Air conditioner
  • • Bucket/work tool function lockout
  • • Cab, pressurized and sound-suppressed ROPS/FOPS
  • • Radio-ready (entertainment) includes antenna, speakers and converter (12-volt, 10-amp)
  • • Coat hook
  • • Computerized monitoring system
  • • Instrumentation, gauges: – Digital gear range indicator – Engine coolant temperature – Fuel level – Hydraulic oil temperature – Speedometer/tachometer – Transmission oil temperature
  • • Instrumentation, warning indicators: – Air inlet heater – Axle oil temperature – Electrical, alternator output – Engine inlet manifold temperature – Engine oil pressure – Fuel level – Fuel pressure, hi/low – Parking brake – Primary steering oil pressure – Service brake oil pressure – Transmission filter bypass
  • • Controls, electro-hydraulic, lift and tilt function
  • • Heater and defroster
  • • Horn, electric (console)
  • • Light, dome (cab)
  • • Lunch box, beverage holders and personal tray
  • • Mirror, rearview (internally mounted)
  • • Mirrors, external
  • • Seat, Cat Comfort (cloth) with air suspension
  • • Seat belt, retractable, 51 mm (2 in) wide
  • • Steering column, adjustable angle (steering wheel – command control steering) and length (command control steering)
  • • Wet-arm wipers and washers, front and rear: – Intermittent front wiper
  • • Window, sliding (left and right side)

POWER TRAIN
  • • Brakes, full hydraulic enclosed wet-disc with Integrated Braking System (IBS) and brake wear indicator
  • • Engine, Cat C11 with ACERT Technology and ATAAC
  • • Fan, radiator, electronically controlled, hydraulically driven, temperature sensing, on demand
  • • Filters, fuel, primary/secondary
  • • Filters, engine air, primary/secondary/tertiary
  • • Fuel priming pump (electric)
  • • Fuel/water separator
  • • Muffler, sound suppressed
  • • Radiator, unit core
  • • Starting aid, air inlet heater
  • • Switch, transmission neutralizer lockout
  • • Torque converter
  • • Transmission, automatic, planetary powershift (4F/4R)
  • • Single clutch speed shifting (SCSS)/torque based 2-1 shift

OTHER
  • • Automatic bucket positioner
  • • Counterweight
  • • Couplings, Cat O-ring face seal
  • • Doors, service access (locked)
  • • Ecology drains, engine, transmission and hydraulics
  • • Fenders, steel (front and rear)
  • • Guard, airborne debris
  • • Hitch, drawbar with pin
  • • Hood, non-metallic, power tilting
  • • Hoses, Cat XT™
  • • Hydraulic oil cooler
  • • Kickout, lift and tilt, automatic (in-cab adjustable)
  • • Linkage, Z-bar, cast cross tube/tilt lever
  • • Oil sampling valves
  • • Product Link ready
  • • Remote diagnostic pressure taps
  • • Remote FNR
  • • Service center, electrical and hydraulic
  • • Sight gauges: – Engine coolant – Hydraulic oil – Transmission oil level
  • • Sun visor, front
  • • Steering, load sensing

TIRES, RIMS, WHEELS
  • • A tire must be selected from the mandatory attachments section. Base machine price includes an allowance based on a premium radial tire.

ANTIFREEZE
  • • Premixed 50% concentration of Extended Life Coolant with freeze protection to –34° C (–29° F)

966H Optional Equipment

• Aggregate Autodig System

• Autolube

• Buckets and work tools

• Bucket Ground Engaging Tools (GET) – see Cat dealer for details

• Camera, rear vision

• Ashtray

• Cooler, axle oil

• Differentials
  • – Limited slip, front or rear

• Drain, axle ecology

• Fenders, roading

• Fender extensions

• Guard, axle seal

• Guard, front window, wide or small mesh

• Guard, power train

• Heater, engine coolant, 120- or 240-volt

• High Ambient Cooling Package

• Hydraulic arrangement, three-valve

• Joystick control, two- or three-valve

• Lights, directional

• Lights, high intensity discharge (HID)

• Lights, roading

• Light, warning beacon

• Lights, work, cab-mounted

• Machine Security System

• Mirrors, heated external, folding

• Payload Control System
  • – Payload Control System Printer

• Platform, window cleaning

• Precleaner, turbine

• Precleaner, turbine/trash

• Product Link (GPS, GSM WW, GSM China)

• Quick Coupler

• Quick Coupler, Ready

• Radio, AM/FM Weatherband (CD)

• Radio, CB-ready

• Rear ladder, right

• Remote pressure taps, transmission

• Ride Control System, two- or three-valve

• Seat belt, 76 mm (3 in) wide

• Sound suppression, exterior

• Starting aid, ether

• Steering, Command Control System

• Steering, secondary

• Special Machine Arrangements
  • – High Lift Arrangement, two- and three-valve
  • – Forest Machine Arrangement
  • – Industrial Loader Arrangement

• Tool box

• Variable Pitch Fan (VPF)

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