980M (TIER 3/STAGE IIIA) (2016)

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Overview

The new 980M Wheel Loader has an ACERT™ engine equipped with a combination of proven electronic, fuel, and air components. Applying proven technologies systematically and strategically lets us meet your high expectations for productivity, fuel efficiency, reliability and service life. Deep system integration results in reduced emissions, improved performance and improved fuel economy without interrupting machine performance. Aggregate Handler and other optional configurations are available. (Optional configuration and equipment may vary from region to region. Consult your Caterpillar representative for further details.)

Engine

Units:
Net Power - ISO 9249 373.0 hp 278.0 kW Less
Engine Model Cat C13 ACERT Cat C13 ACERT Less
Displacement 763.0 in³ 12.5 L Less
Max Gross Power @ 1,800 rpm – SAE J1995 412.0 hp 307.0 kW Less
Max Gross Power @ 1,800 rpm – SAE J1995 (metric) 417.0 hp 307.0 kW Less
Max Power @ 1,800 rpm – ISO 14396 406.0 hp 303.0 kW Less
Max Power @ 1,800 rpm – ISO 14396 (metric) 412.0 hp 303.0 kW Less
Max Net Power @ 1,800 rpm – SAE J1349 373.0 hp 278.0 kW Less
Max Net Power @ 1,800 rpm – SAE J1349 (metric) 378.0 hp 278.0 kW Less
Max Net Power @ 1,800 rpm – ISO 9249 373.0 hp 278.0 kW Less
Max Net Power @ 1,800 rpm – ISO 9249 (metric) 378.0 hp 278.0 kW Less
Peak Gross Torque (1,300 rpm) – SAE J1995 1617.0 lbf-ft 2192.0 N·m Less
Peak Gross Torque (1,300 rpm) – ISO 14396 1602.0 lbf-ft 2172.0 N·m Less
Maximum Net Torque (1,100 rpm) 1505.0 lbf-ft 2040.0 N·m Less

Weights

Operating Weight 66337.0 lb 30090.0 kg Less
Note Weight based on a machine configuration with Michelin 29.5R25 XLDD1 L4 radial tires, full fluids, operator, standard counterweight, cold start, roading fenders, Product Link, open differential axles, secondary steering, sound suppression, and a 5.4 m3 (7.1 yd3) GP bucket with BOCE. Weight based on a machine configuration with Michelin 29.5R25 XLDD1 L4 radial tires, full fluids, operator, standard counterweight, cold start, roading fenders, Product Link, open differential axles, secondary steering, sound suppression, and a 5.4 m3 (7.1 yd3) GP bucket with BOCE. Less

Buckets

Bucket Capacities 4.2-12.2 m³ (5.25-16.0 yd³) 4.2-12.2 m³ (5.25-16.0 yd³) Less

Operating Specifications

Breakout Force 50357.0 lbf 224.0 kN Less
Static Tipping Load – Full 40° Turn – with Tire Deflection 43133.0 lb 19565.0 kg Less
Static Tipping Load – Full 40° Turn – No Tire Deflection 45847.0 lb 20796.0 kg Less
Note For a machine configuration as defined under “Weight.” For a machine configuration as defined under “Weight.” Less
Note Full compliance to ISO 143971:2007 Sections 1 thru 6. Full compliance to ISO 143971:2007 Sections 1 thru 6. Less

Transmission

Forward 1 4.3 mph 6.9 km/h Less
Forward 2 8.3 mph 13.3 km/h Less
Forward 3 14.6 mph 23.5 km/h Less
Forward 4 24.5 mph 39.5 km/h Less
Reverse 1 4.8 mph 7.8 km/h Less
Reverse 2 9.4 mph 15.2 km/h Less
Reverse 3 16.7 mph 26.9 km/h Less
Reverse 4 24.5 mph 39.5 km/h Less
Note Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L4 tires with 933 mm (37 in) roll radius. Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L4 tires with 933 mm (37 in) roll radius. Less

Hydraulic System

Implement System: Maximum Pump Output (2,250 rpm) 119.0 gal/min 449.0 L/min Less
Implement System: Maximum Operating Pressure 4975.0 psi 34300.0 kPa Less
Hydraulic Cycle Time – Total 10.1 Seconds 10.1 Seconds Less

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System 12.0 gal 45.0 L Less
Crankcase 9.8 gal 37.0 L Less
Transmission 20.3 gal 77.0 L Less
Differentials and Final Drives – Front 22.0 gal 84.0 L Less
Differentials and Final Drives – Rear 22.0 gal 84.0 L Less
Hydraulic Tank 40.0 gal 153.0 L Less
Fuel Tank 112.5 gal 426.0 L Less

Sound

With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value: Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008) 75.0 dB(A) 75.0 dB(A) Less
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value: Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008) 112.0 dB(A) 112.0 dB(A) Less
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value: Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013) 78 dB(A)* 78 dB(A)* Less
Note *Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio. *Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio. Less

Dimensions – Standard Lift

Height to Top of Hood 10.25 ft 3110.0 mm Less
Height to Top of Exhaust Pipe 12.33 ft 3746.0 mm Less
Height to Top of ROPS 12.58 ft 3813.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance 1.42 ft 453.0 mm Less
Center Line of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 8.17 ft 2469.0 mm Less
Center Line of Rear Axle to Hitch 6.25 ft 1900.0 mm Less
Wheelbase 12.5 ft 3800.0 mm Less
Overall Length (without bucket) 26.17 ft 7964.0 mm Less
Hinge-Pin Height at Maximum Lift 14.83 ft 4539.0 mm Less
Hinge-Pin Height at Carry 2.08 ft 621.0 mm Less
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 12.42 ft 3795.0 mm Less
Rack Back at Maximum Lift 61 degrees 61 degrees Less
Rack Back at Carry Height 48 degrees 48 degrees Less
Rack Back at Ground 40 degrees 40 degrees Less
Maximum Width over Tires 10.83 ft 3296.0 mm Less
Tread Width 8.0 ft 2440.0 mm Less
Note All dimensions are approximate and based on Michelin 29.5R25 XLDD1 L4 radial tires. All dimensions are approximate and based on Michelin 29.5R25 XLDD1 L4 radial tires. Less

Dimensions – High Lift

Height to Top of Hood 10.25 ft 3110.0 mm Less
Height to Top of Exhaust Pipe 12.33 ft 3746.0 mm Less
Height to Top of ROPS 12.58 ft 3813.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance 1.42 ft 453.0 mm Less
Center Line of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 8.17 ft 2469.0 mm Less
Center Line of Rear Axle to Hitch 6.25 ft 1900.0 mm Less
Wheelbase 12.5 ft 3800.0 mm Less
Overall Length (without bucket) 26.83 ft 8164.0 mm Less
Hinge-Pin Height at Maximum Lift 15.58 ft 4760.0 mm Less
Hinge-Pin Height at Carry 2.25 ft 678.0 mm Less
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 13.08 ft 4010.0 mm Less
Rack Back at Maximum Lift 61 degrees 61 degrees Less
Rack Back at Carry Height 48 degrees 48 degrees Less
Rack Back at Ground 39 degrees 39 degrees Less
Maximum Width over Tires 10.83 ft 3296.0 mm Less
Tread Width 8.0 ft 2440.0 mm Less
Note All dimensions are approximate and based on Michelin 29.5R25 XLDD1 L4 radial tires. All dimensions are approximate and based on Michelin 29.5R25 XLDD1 L4 radial tires. Less

Bucket Capacities

Bucket Range 4.2-12.2 m³ (5.25-16.0 yd³) 4.2-12.2 m³ (5.25-16.0 yd³) Less

RELIABILITY, PRODUCTIVITY AND FUEL EFFICIENCY

  • 10% more fuel efficient than K Series*
  • Up to 25% more efficient than H Series*
*Fuel efficiency is measured in mass of material moved per volume of fuel burned. Average efficiency improvement as tested and analyzed for an average composite cycle and stand configuration with variations per comparable model with and without economy mode active. Factors influence result variation such as, but not limited to, machine configuration, operator technique, machine application, climate, etc.

Linkage and Work Tools

  • Performance Series buckets and range of work tools
  • Coupler ready (option)

Engine and Aftertreatment Advancements

  • Cat® engine with ACERT Technology
  • Meets U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA equivalent emission standards or U.S. EPA Tier 2/EU Stage II equivalent emissions standards, depending on emission standards of specific country.
  • Productive economy mode

Transmission Advancements

  • Powershift transmission with single clutch speed shifts and torque based down shifts
  • Lock up clutch torque converter with lock-to-lock shifting
  • Split flow oil system and multi-viscosity oil

Axle Advancements

  • Caliper disk parking brake
  • Limited slip differentials (option)

Next Generation Hydraulic Systems

  • Next generation main valve
  • Next generation ride control system with dual accumulators
  • Full flow and kidney loop filtration
  • Load-sensing hydraulics with simultaneous hydraulic functions
  • 3rd function (option)

EASE OF OPERATION – Best-in-class Operator Environment

  • Optimized all-around visibility
  • E-H joystick steering (steering wheel optional)
  • Touch screen multifunction color display with integrated controls and rearview camera
  • Stair-like ingress and egress
  • New wider door and increased glass area
  • Seat-mounted fingertip electro-hydraulic implement controls
  • Large convex rearview mirrors with integrated spot mirror
  • Remote door opening (option)
  • Automatic climate control
  • Viscous cab mounts
  • Low operator sound levels

EASE OF OPERATION – Advanced Technology with Cat Connect

  • Link technologies, like Product Link™ to monitor equipment and manage production using online VisionLink® software
  • Payload technologies, like Cat Production Measurement (option) to measure payloads and optimize productivity
  • Detect technologies, like the rear vision camera to keep people safe and help the operator work more productively

SERVICE ACCESS

  • One-piece tilting hood with side and rear doors
  • Centralized service centers for hydraulic and electrical components
  • Windshield cleaning platform and harness tie-off