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The R1600H underground loader is designed to meet the challenges of the most demanding underground mining applications. Compact design with agile performance, rugged construction and simplified maintenance ensures excellent productivity, long life and low operating costs. Engineered for performance, designed for comfort, built to last.


Engine Model Cat® C11 ACERT™ Cat® C11 ACERT™ Less
Rated Power 1800.0 rpm 1800.0 rpm Less
Bore 5.1 in 130.0 mm Less
Stroke 5.5 in 140.0 mm Less
Displacement 680.4 in3 11.1 L Less
Gross Power – VR Engine – SAE J1995 279.0 hp 208.0 kW Less
Gross Power – Tier 3 Engine – SAE J1995 279.0 hp 208.0 kW Less
Gross Power – SAE J1995 279.0 hp 208.0 kW Less

Operating Specifications

Nominal Payload Capacity 22487.0 lb 10200.0 kg Less
Gross Machine Mass 97453.0 lb 44204.0 kg Less
Static Tipping Load Straight Ahead Lift Arms Horizontal 57110.0 lb 25905.0 kg Less
Static Tipping Load Full Turn Lift Arms Horizontal 46067.0 lb 21803.0 kg Less
Breakout Force (ISO) Tilt 39524.0 lb 17928.0 kg Less
Breakout Force (ISO) Lift 42333.0 lb 19202.0 kg Less


Empty 66469.0 lb 30150.0 kg Less
Loaded 88956.0 lb 40350.0 kg Less
Empty – Front Axle 28404.0 lb 12884.0 kg Less
Empty – Rear Axle 38065.0 lb 17266.0 kg Less
Loaded – Front Axle 62011.0 lb 28128.0 kg Less
Loaded – Rear Axle 26944.0 lb 12222.0 kg Less


Forward 1 3.1 mph 5.0 km/h Less
Forward 2 5.4 mph 8.7 km/h Less
Forward 3 9.5 mph 15.2 km/h Less
Forward 4 13.7 mph 22.1 km/h Less
Reverse 1 3.5 mph 5.7 km/h Less
Reverse 2 6.2 mph 9.9 km/h Less
Reverse 3 10.7 mph 17.2 km/h Less
Reverse 4 14.8 mph 23.8 km/h Less

Hydraulic Cycle Time

Raise 7.6 Seconds 7.6 Seconds Less
Dump 1.6 Seconds 1.6 Seconds Less
Lower, Empty, Float Down 2.0 Seconds 2.0 Seconds Less
Total Cycle Time 11.2 Seconds 11.2 Seconds Less

Bucket Capacities

Bucket Capacities 4.2-5.9 m3 (5.5-7.7 yd3) 4.2-5.9 m3 (5.5-7.7 yd3) Less
Dump Bucket – 1 5.5 yd3 4.2 m3 Less
Dump Bucket – 2 (standard bucket) 6.3 yd3 4.8 m3 Less
Dump Bucket – 3 7.3 yd3 5.6 m3 Less
Dump Bucket – 4 7.7 yd3 5.9 m3 Less
Ejector Bucket 6.3 yd3 4.8 m3 Less

Turning Dimensions

Axle Oscillation 10° 10° Less
Articulation Angle 42.5° 42.5° Less
Inner Clearance Radius* 129.6 in 3291.0 mm Less
Note *Clearance dimensions are for reference only. *Clearance dimensions are for reference only. Less
Outside Clearance Radius* 261.3 in 6638.0 mm Less


Tire Size 18.00 × 25 18.00 × 25 Less

Service Refill Capacities

Front Differential and Final Drives (with Axle Oil Cooler) 21.1 gal 80.0 L Less
Rear Differential and Final Drives (with Axle Oil Cooler) 21.1 gal 80.0 L Less
Secondary Fuel Tank (if equipped) 88.3 gal 334.0 L Less
Cooling System 14.0 gal 53.0 L Less
Engine Crankcase with Filter 8.98 gal 34.0 L Less
Front Differential and Final Drives 18.5 gal 70.0 L Less
Fuel Tank 109.7 gal 415.0 L Less
Hydraulic Tank 33.0 gal 125.0 L Less
Rear Differential and Final Drives 18.5 gal 70.0 L Less
Transmission 12.4 gal 47.0 L Less


Brakes ISO 3450-2011, CAN-CSA 424.30-M90 ISO 3450-2011, CAN-CSA 424.30-M90 Less
Cab/FOPS ISO 3449-2005 Level II ISO 3449-2005 Level II Less
Cab/ROPS ISO 3471-2008 ISO 3471-2008 Less
Steering ISO 5010-2007 ISO 5010-2007 Less

Power Train – Engine

The Cat C11 engine with ACERT Technology. Innovative technologies optimize performance.

Power Train – Transmission

More power to the ground for greater productivity.


Cat hydraulics deliver the power and control to keep material moving.


Rugged Cat structures – the backbone of the R1600H’s durability.

Operator Comfort

Ergonomically designed for all-day comfort, control and productivity.

Loader Bucket Systems

Rugged performance and reliability in tough underground mining applications.


More time for production.

Customer Support

Cat dealer services keep underground mining equipment productive.


Cat mining machines and systems are designed with safety as their first priority.

Loader and Truck Combination

The R1600H underground loader is well matched to the AD30 underground truck for a loader and truck combination.

R1600HStandard Equipment

  • 12V Power Supply in Cab
  • Alternator, 95-amp
  • Auxiliary Start Receptacle
  • Battery Disconnect Switch, Ground Level
  • Circuit Breaker, 80-amp
  • Corrosive Protection Spray
  • Diagnostic Connector
  • Electric Starting, 24-volt
  • Engine Shutdown Switches: – Rear Left Hand Side – Rear Right Hand Side – Under Operator Seat
  • External Lighting System, Front, Rear, Halogen Work Lights
  • Low Maintenance Batteries
  • Reversing Alarm
  • Starting and Charging System

  • Color Multi-Purpose Display (CMPD) Incorporating: – Battery Voltage – Boost Pressure – Brake Accumulator Oil Pressure – Diagnostics and System Data – Engine Oil Pressure – Event Codes, Description and Operator Response – Front and Rear Axle Temperatures – Front and Rear Brake Pressures – Fuel Pressure – Language Options – Monitoring System – Park Brake Oil Pressure – System Diagnostics – Torque Converter Temperature – Transmission Pressure
  • Electric Horns
  • Gauges: – Engine Coolant Temperature – Transmission Coolant Temperature – Hydraulic Oil Temperature – Fuel Level – Speedometer – Tachometer
  • Indicator Lights: – Alert Warning Light – Residual Brake Pressure – Low Fuel Level
  • Low Hydraulic Level Warning
  • Open Operator Station ROPS/FOPS Structure
  • Operator Presence System (Auto Park Brake)
  • Pilot Hydraulic Implement Controls, Single Joystick
  • Push Button Panel for Lights
  • Suspension Seat with Retractable Seat Belt
  • STIC Steering

  • Cat C11 ATAAC Diesel Engine with ACERT Technology, 6-Cylinder
  • Brake Axle Cooling
  • Electric Fuel Priming Pump
  • Engine Air Intake Precleaner
  • Engine Oil Filter, Remote Mounted
  • Heat Shields
  • Long Life Coolant
  • Planetary Powershift Transmission with Automatic Shift Control, 4 Speed Forward/4 Speed Reverse
  • Radiator, Cross Flow
  • Rims, 5-Piece, Tubeless
  • SAFR™ Full Hydraulic Enclosed Wet Multiple-Disc Brakes
  • Torque Converter with Automatic Lockup Clutch
  • Transmission Neutralizer with Override Switch
  • Transmission Filter Drain Tap

  • Brake Light
  • Bucket Positioner, Return To Dig
  • Bucket, Dump
  • Cap, Radiator Manual Release
  • Catalytic Exhaust Purifier/Muffler Group
  • Decals, International Picto Graphics
  • Engine and Transmission Belly Guards
  • Fenders, Front, Rear
  • Firewall
  • Hydraulic Oil Cooler – Swing Out Rear Frame
  • Operator and Maintenance Manual, English
  • Protection Wear Bars 100 × 50 mm (4 × 2 in)
  • Radiator Grill, Swing Out
  • Semi Centralized Lubrication Points
  • S·O·S port: – Coolant – Engine Oil – Hydraulic Oil – Transmission Oil
  • Swing Out Radiator Grill
  • Tires and Rims: A tire must be selected from the mandatory attachments section of the machine price list. Base machine price includes a standard tubeless rim allowance only.

R1600HOptional Equipment

Brake Release Arrangements, Includes Steering Release
  • Recovery Hook
  • Recovery Bar

  • Cutting Edge, Cat Weld On
  • Cutting Edge, Half Arrow, Flat
  • Ejector Bucket Installed
  • Heel Shrouds, Ejector and Dump Buckets
  • Lip Fully Welded or Tack Welded
  • Mechanically Attached Wear Plate System (MAWPS)
  • Various Sizes, Dump (4.2 m3/5.5 yd3 to 5.9 m3/7.7 yd3), Ejector (4.8 m3/6.3 yd3)
  • Wear Bars, Ejector and Dump Buckets
  • Wear Liner (4.8 m3/6.3 yd3 Dump Bucket)

Cover, Antivandalism for Shipping

Drawbar Attachment, Bolt-on

Dual Fuel Tanks

Engine Options
  • Diesel Particulate Filter (for use with VR Engine only)
  • Engine, Ventilation Reduction (VR)
  • Engine, Tier 3

Fast Fill System
  • Coolant
  • Engine Oil
  • Fuel (Single or Dual Tanks)
  • Hydraulic Oil
  • Transmission Oil

Fire Suppression System, Ansul

  • Arctic Fuel
  • Arctic Coolant

Front Light Protectors

Fuel System Manual Shut Off Tap

Guard, Rear Side Quarter Window

Hydraulic System
  • Ejector Bucket Ready
  • Alternate Implement/Pilot Control Configuration

Idle Timer

  • External Lighting System, Front, Rear, LED Work Lights

Lubrication System
  • Automatic
  • Centralized

Mine Transfer
  • Mine Transfer Ready Rear Frame (Tack Welded)
  • Lifting Group, Mine Transfer

Operators Station ROPS/FOPS Enclosed
  • Air Conditioning and Heater
  • Cab Pressurizer and Filter
  • Dome Light
  • Radio Ready Compartment for Radio and Speakers

Operators Station FOPS Open
  • Removable Canopy

Operator and Maintenance Manual
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Indonesian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Park Brake Switch Engagement
  • Push to Apply
  • Pull to Apply

Payload Control System (PCS)

Remote Control Interface (excludes Transmitter and Receiver)
  • Cattron
  • RCT

Reversible Steering

Ride Control System

  • Tube Type
  • Spare (Tube or Tubeless)

Seat Covers, Tee and Standard

Secondary Steering System

Service Tools
  • Recovery Bar (for use with Brake Release, Recovery Bar System)
  • Reference Parts Manual for Additional Tooling Available

  • Command for Underground
  • Vital Information Management System (VIMS) Gen 3

Tee Seat

Tire Arrangements
  • Tire, 18 × R25 VSMS L-5S Bridgestone
  • Tire, 18 × 25 STMS L5S Bridgestone

Wear Protection Bars
  • Cab/ROPS
  • Hydraulic Tank
  • Radiator

  • Single Pane
  • Dual Pane

NOTE: Not all features are available in all regions. See your Cat dealer for more information.