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Cat® 963 Track Loader Pairs Ultimate Versatility with Fuel and Productivity Improvements



For Release in North America, Australia/New Zealand: September 2020
Release Number: 322PR20

When maximum return on equipment investment is key, track loader versatility means one machine and one operator can dig, load, carry, fill and more. The new Cat® 963 Track Loader combines that versatility with up to 10 percent better fuel efficiency, more productivity and cab and controllability improvements. The 963 meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V emission standards. At 202 hp (151 kW) and an operating weight of 44,881 lbs (20 358 kg), the new 963 crawler loader replaces the 963K. 

Operation Made Easy

The 963 is easy to operate from an updated cab with suspension seat and adjustable armrests/controls.  An intuitive 10-inch (254 mm) touchscreen dash display is easy to use and features a standard High Definition rearview camera.  Slope Indicate helps make operation easier by showing machine mainfall and cross slope right on the display.

The joystick option provides familiar controls for operators experienced with skid steers/compact track loaders. Or choose the more traditional V-lever/foot pedal controls. With either control scheme, operators can set implement response – fine, normal, coarse – to match operator preference or application. Smoother implement and steering response, and improved steering performance provide more controllability.

More Productivity + Less Fuel = Greater Profit

The 963 is powered by a Cat C7.1 engine that produces 15 percent more peak torque than the previous model for more power to the ground under load.

Up to 10% fuel consumption reduction is achieved with the Auto Mode that will adapt the engine speed to the load. Eco Mode will use even lower speed for further reduction in fuel consumption in lighter duty applications. Power Mode will keep engine speed high to feel readily available power at all times.

An optional Performance Series bucket boosts productivity up to 20 percent. An optional Fusion™ Quick Coupler enables fast attachment changes. A variety of buckets, forks and other tools can be shared among track loaders, wheel loaders and other Fusion compatible machines.

Purpose-built Low Ground Pressure (LGP) and Waste Handling machines are factory equipped with specialized undercarriage, guarding and other features designed to take on the toughest tasks.

Connect to Greater Efficiency

Cat LINK telematics technology helps take the complexity out of managing job sites – by gathering data generated by equipment, materials, and people – and serving it up in customizable formats.

  • Product Link™ collects data automatically and accurately from equipment assets – any type and any brand – which can be viewed online through web and mobile applications.
  • Access information anytime, anywhere with VisionLink®. A Cat dealer can help configure a customized subscription, available with cellular or satellite reporting or both.
  • The Cat App helps manage assets – at any time – right from a smartphone.
  • Remote Troubleshoot saves time and money by allowing Cat dealers to perform diagnostic testing remotely. Remote Flash updates on-board software without a technician being present, at a convenient time, potentially reducing update time by as much as 50 percent.
  • Application Profile and Operator ID help save time by saving preferred machine settings.
  • Machine Security – Passcode provides an optional additional level of security by requiring an operator to enter an ID before the machine will start.

For more information about the 963, and the entire family of versatile Cat Track Loaders, visit the local Cat dealer or



963 Product Specifications



Cat® C7.1


U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V

Nominal Net Power

151 kW

202 hp

Operating Weight - Standard

20 308 kg

44,771 lb

Operating Weight - LGP

22 762 kg

50,181 lb

Operating Weight - Waste Handler

20 661 kg

45,549 lb

Bucket Capacity – General Purpose

2.5 m³

3.2 yd³

Bucket Capacity – Performance Series

2.8 m³

3.7 yd³






Crawler loaders like the new Cat 963 excel at working on slopes, especially in wet or sticky ground conditions.


The new Cat 963 track loader features a Fusion™ quick coupler, to enable quick and easy attachment changes for even more versatility. A variety of buckets, forks and other tools can be shared among track loaders, wheel loaders and other Fusion compatible machines.


The new Cat 963 track loader has an Eco Mode that automatically reduces engine speed but maintains selected ground speed when the machine is under light load. The more efficient engine and the Eco Mode combine to deliver up to 10 percent better fuel efficiency than the 963K.


Cat® track loaders are known for versatility. Use one machine and one operator to dig, load, carry, fill and more … especially when ground conditions require added traction.


The purpose-built 963 Low Ground Pressure (LGP) model provides even more traction and flotation for working in muddy or rocky conditions. A Waste Handler configuration, with specialized factory guarding and seals, is available.


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