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K Series Wheel Loaders

Cat® K Series Wheel Loaders, including the 950K, 962K, 966K, 972K, and 980K, offer the latest innovations and technology to save on fuel, improve productivity and deliver greater efficiency.

What's new with K Series

Visibility. Four-post ROPS, joystick steering (966K, 972K and 980K), optimised Z-bar linkage (950K, 962K), convex glass and new seat position allow clear views to front and sides. Standard rearview camera with 7-inch color display enhances visibility to rear as well as rear-working lights.

Comfort. New steps, angled at 10 degrees, and grab handles inside the door improve cab access. A comfortable seat, ergonomic controls, new keypad and display, automatic climate control and reduced sound and vibration levels enhance comfort and productivity.

Steering. Electro-hydraulic joystick (966K, 972K and 980K) is speed sensitive, easy to learn and less fatiguing. An intuitive design, it moves side-to-side approximately 40 degrees from centre, and its angle matches machine articulation angle. Conventional steering system for 950K and 962K allows low-effort operation.

Bucket. New Performance Series Bucket has a unique shape that fills quickly and retains more material for faster, more fuel-efficient loading.

Linkage. Optimised Z-bar linkage design (950K and 962K) moves line routings and structural components out of operator's sight lines to improve visibility. New parallel lift capabilities and significant increase in tilt force at maximum lift enhance performance and versatility.

Drive train. Optimised torque converters deliver more power to the ground. Changes to transmission software permit faster acceleration, smoother shifting and better fuel economy. Optional lock-up torque converter (980K) improves productivity and fuel efficiency in load-and-carry applications.

Engine. Compact, power-dense design offers performance, durability and fuel efficiency while meeting Tier 4 Interim/Stage IIIB emissions regulations.

What never changes

Durability. Built for extreme duty and long life, K Series loaders feature simple designs, rugged components and the precision manufacturing you expect from Caterpillar.

Integration. Cat components and technologies are developed as total systems with integrated designs that optimise performance, fuel efficiency, service life and operating costs.

Uptime. Convenient service centres, ground-level maintenance points and ease of component serviceability reduce downtime.

Dealer support. Skilled technicians, extensive parts inventories, fast parts service, advanced service fleets and unmatched expertise keep K Series loaders up, running and contributing to your bottom line.

980K Wheel Loader
K-Series medium wheel loaders offer enhanced productivity and reduced owning and operating costs.

Better Built – High power density

  • Rugged compact design meets demanding performance and durability targets while conserving fuel and reducing emissions
  • Ultra Low Sulfur fuel and lubricants promote long service life
  • New air filtration system supplies clean air to engine to maximise component life
  • Platform-mounted Clean Emissions Module reduces stress on engine

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