The new 980M Wheel Loader, with the 2017 product update, applies proven technologies systematically and strategically to meet your high expectations for reliability, productivity, fuel efficiency, and long service life. Meets U.S. EPA Tier 2/EU Stage II equivalent or Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent emission standards, depending on emission standards of specific country.
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.
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.
*Optional configurations and equipment may vary from region to region and requires conformance to Caterpillar payload policy. Consult your dealer or Caterpillar representative for details.
Up to 10% more fuel efficient than K Series and up to 25% more fuel efficient than H Series loaders.**
Power dense ACERT engine burns less fuel by providing power and torque when needed.
Standard productive Economy Mode provides maximum fuel savings with minimal productivity impact.
**Actual results may vary based on factors such as, but not limited to, machine configuration, operator technique, machine application, climate, etc.
Ease of Operation
Best-in-class operator environment provides unmatched comfort, visibility, and efficiency.
E-H joystick steering with force feedback for precision control and dramatically decreases operator arm fatigue.
Intuitive, ergonomic controls and touch screen multifunction display keep operators focused on their work.
Ride control system with dual accumulators provides excellent ride quality and lowers cab vibrations.
Excellent cab access with wide door, remote door opening option and stair-like steps.
Floor to ceiling windshield, large mirrors with integrated spot mirrors and rear vision camera provide industry leading all-around visibility.
One-piece tilting hood with side and rear doors; hydraulic and electrical service centers make access fast and easy.
Safe, ground level access to fuel fill and daily maintenance points means less servicing time is required.
Optional, fully integrated Cat Autolube system provides full lube system monitoring and diagnostic test visibility.
Cat Connect Technology
Monitor, manage and enhance job site operations.
Cat LINK Technologies: VisionLink® enables owners to access data wirelessly to monitor machine health, utilization and location.
Cat DETECT Technologies: Integrated rear vision camera enhances visibility behind machine to help operators work safely. Optional Cat Rear Object Detection increased operator awareness of the working environment which enhances site safety.
Cat PAYLOAD Technologies: Optional Cat Production Measurement 2.0 brings simple and accurate on-the-go payload scale allowing operators to deliver exact loads and work more efficiently. Advanced Productivity subscription provides comprehensive actionable information to help you manage and improve the productivity and profitability of your operations.