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Increased horsepower, excellent maneuverability, redesigned operator cab for comfort, the revolutionary SystemOneTM undercarriage and the new implement system increase your productivity, drastically reduce your operating costs and make the new 953D unsurpassed in versatility.


Flywheel Power 148.0 hp 110.0 kW Less
Engine Model Cat® C6.6 ACERT™ Cat® C6.6 ACERT™ Less
Net Power - Caterpillar 148.0 hp 110.0 kW Less
Net Power - ISO 9249 148.0 hp 110.0 kW Less
Net Power - SAE J1349 148.0 hp 110.0 kW Less
Net Power - EEC 80/1269 148.0 hp 110.0 kW Less
Bore 4.13 in 105.0 mm Less
Stroke 5.0 in 127.0 mm Less
Displacement 402.76 in3 6.6 L Less


Track Shoe Type Double Grouser Double Grouser Less
Track Shoe Width - Standard 18.9 in 480.0 mm Less
Track Shoe Width - Optional 15.0 in 380.0 mm Less
Track Rollers - Each Side 6.0 6.0 Less
Number of Shoes - Each Side 37.0 37.0 Less
Track on Ground 91.4 in 2323.0 mm Less
Ground Contact Area - Standard Shoe 3565.0 in2 2.3 m2 Less
Ground Contact Area - Optional Shoe 2790.0 in2 1.8 m2 Less
Ground Pressure - Standard Shoe 9.5 psi 65.5 kPa Less
Ground Pressure - Optional Shoe 12.3 psi 84.6 kPa Less
Grouser Height - Double Grouser 1.4 in 35.0 mm Less
Track Gauge 71.0 in 1800.0 mm Less

Drive System

Type Hydrostatic drive with infinite machine speeds to 10.0 km/h (6.2 mph) Hydrostatic drive with infinite machine speeds to 10.0 km/h (6.2 mph) Less
Drive Pump Two variable-displacement, slipper-type axial piston pumps Two variable-displacement, slipper-type axial piston pumps Less
Track Motor Two variable-displacement, bend axis motors Two variable-displacement, bend axis motors Less
Relief Valve Setting 6527.0 psi 45000.0 kPa Less

Hydraulic System - Pilot

Cycle Time - Raise 5.9 Seconds 5.9 Seconds Less
Cycle Time - Dump 1.5 Seconds 1.5 Seconds Less

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank 83.5 gal 316.0 L Less
Cooling System 8.0 gal 31.0 L Less
Crankcase (with Filter) 4.4 gal 16.5 L Less
Final Drives (each) 2.8 gal 10.8 L Less
Hydraulic Tank 18.5 gal 70.0 L Less
Pivot Shaft 0.18 gal 0.7 L Less

Electrical System

Type 24V DC 24V DC Less
Battery Capacity 950 CCA 950 CCA Less
Battery Voltage 12 12 Less
Battery Quantity 2 2 Less
Alternator 95 Amps, Heavy-Duty Brushless 95 Amps, Heavy-Duty Brushless Less


Operating Weight 34381.0 lb 15595.0 kg Less


Capacity - General Purpose 2.42 yd3 1.85 m3 Less
Capacity - Multi-Purpose 2.09 yd3 1.6 m3 Less
Bucket Width - General Purpose 97.8 in 2485.0 mm Less
Bucket Width - Multi-Purpose 97.3 in 2471.0 mm Less

Operating Specifications

Max. Travel Speed 6.2 mph 10.0 km/h Less

Ripper Specifications

Type Radial Radial Less
Number of Pockets 3 3 Less
Overall Width/Beam 81.4 in 2069.0 mm Less
Shank cross section 50 x 109 mm 50 x 4.2 in 50 x 109 mm 50 x 4.2 in Less
Ground Clearance 22.32 in 697.0 mm Less
Penetration 13.78 in 302.0 mm Less
Ripping Width 70.8 in 1800.0 mm Less
Cylinders - Bore 4.0 in 101.6 mm Less
Cylinders - Stroke 10.63 in 270.0 mm Less
Addition to Machine Length due to Ripper (in Transportation Position) 17.83 in 453.0 mm Less


Brakes Brakes Brakes Less
Cab Cab Cab Less

Hydraulic system - Implement

Cycle Time - Total 6.5 Seconds 6.5 Seconds Less


Provides power, reliability and acts as a working counterweight in the rear of the machine, for optimum machine balance.

Operator Station

Designed for operator comfort, convenience, and ease of operation throughout the workday.

Monitoring System

The gauge cluster provides all necessary functions and information within the operator’s normal line of sight.

Hydrostatic Drive

The electronically controlled hydrostatic drive helps provide quick response for shorter cycle times and increased productivity.

Implement System

Work smart and move more

SystemOne™ Undercarriage

The SystemOne undercarriage was designed exclusively for Caterpillar machines to reduce customers’ operating costs, downtime and maintenance intervals.


Durable Slab section Frame and Loader Tower with increased space for larger components.

Special Application Arrangements

Special arrangements improve the 953D’s performance in special applications.


The large variety of tasks an operator can perform with the standard machine and Work Tools has lead to the Caterpillar Track Loader’s reputation for versatility.

Serviceability and Customer Support

Grouped service points and excellent accessibility make the 953D easy to maintain.

953DStandard Equipment

  • Alternator, 24 volt, heavy duty brushless.
  • Alarm, backup
  • Horn, electric
  • 2 heavy duty batteries, high output, maintenance free, 950 CCA
  • Switch, Main disconnect
  • Starter, Electric (heavy duty, 24 volt)
  • Four halogen lights, two forward facing, roof mounted; two facing rearward integrated in A/C unit

  • Pressurized, sound suppressed, ROPS/FOPS cab with tinted glass and sliding side windows
  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Heater/defroster with automatic temperature control
  • Seat, air suspended adjustable, with side-to-side isolator
  • Electro Hydraulic seat mounted control levers
  • Seat belt, retractable
  • Electronic Monitoring System with gauges for:
  • Mirror, rearview, inside
  • Radio ready. Includes 24 to 12 volt converter, speakers, antenna and one 12 volt power outlets
  • Coat hook
  • Transmission control, V-lever
  • Control, joystick, bucket gp
  • Storage compartments under left armrest
  • Document holder on right console
  • Floor mat, rubber, heavy duty
  • Windshield washers and wipers, front and rear
  • Cab window, front glued
  • Durable metal roof
  • Parking brake switch and "brake-on" indicator light

  • Cat® C6.6 ACERT™ engine diesel engine, turbo charged with ATAAC
  • Modular cooling system for engine air intake, oil and water
  • Fan, demand, hydraulically driven
  • Tank fuel
  • Electro Hydrostatic Control (EHC) for transmission with travel and work modes
  • Fuel priming pump, electric
  • Water separator
  • Air inlet, pre-cleaner
  • Air cleaner dry-type, axial seal with integral pre-cleaner and dust ejection system, electronic filter condition indicator
  • Muffler, under hood
  • Starting aid ether injection
  • Caterpillar extended-life coolant
  • Load sensing variable displacement implement pump

  • Caterpillar SystemOne™ track (38 sec.) 72.8 in / 1850 mm track gauge
  • Track, 480mm (18.9in), double grouser
  • Final drive, standard
  • Track guiding guards, end section
  • Track adjuster, hydraulic
  • Sprocket rims, with replaceable bolt-on tough Steel segments
  • Guards, sprocket
  • 7 single flange track rollers per side, with one upper carrier rollers, lifetime lubricated
  • Conventional idlers, lifetime lubricated
  • Idler, scrapper
  • Oscillating track roller frames

  • Oil change
  • Hydraulic, GP bucket

  • Tilt cab, locking bar
  • Sound suppression, exterior
  • Z-bar loader linkage
  • Implement cylinders with integrated positioning sensors
  • Operator programmable lift and tilt kickouts
  • Engine enclosure with lockable doors
  • Radiator core 6.5fpi, debris resistant
  • Hinged Radiator Guard and swing out fan
  • Guards, full bottom
  • Bumper
  • Ecology drains on hydraulic tank
  • Product link ready
  • Oil sampling valves
  • Hoses, Caterpillar XT
  • Warning decals
  • Hydraulic Oil, HYDO Advanced 10

953DOptional Equipment

  • Lights, 4, extra
  • Beacon, rotating

  • Control, joystick, MP bucket
  • Control, two levers, GP bucket
  • Comfort seat, air suspended, heated
  • Cab window, front sealed
  • Cat Messenger

  • Fan, demand, reversible
  • Tank fuel, fast fill
  • Air inlet, pre-cleaner, turbine

  • Hydraulic oil, bio
  • Oil change, high speed
  • Hydraulics MP Bucket, lines front
  • Hydraulics RIPPER, control, lines rear
  • Hydraulics MP + RIPPER, lines front and rear

  • Striker bar, rear
  • Ripper, multi-Shank
  • Hitch, standard
  • Hitch, extended
  • Counterweight, light
  • Counterweight, additional

  • General Purpose, for bolt-on GET
  • General Purpose, flush mounted adapt
  • Multi-Purpose
  • Multi-Purpose, landfill
  • General Purpose, landfill, flush mounted adapt
  • General Purpose, landfill and demolition

  • Teeth, Extra Duty
  • Teeth, General Duty
  • Teeth, Penetration
  • Bolt On, Cutting Edge
  • Bolt On Segments, Cutting Edge
  • Cutting Edge Segment
  • Tips, Extra Duty

  • Guard, track roller
  • Guard, idler
  • Guard, cab lights
  • Guard, lift lines
  • Screen, windshield

  • Track shoes, 380 mm, double grouser
  • Track shoes, 380 mm, triple grouser
  • Track shoes, 480 mm, center hole
  • Final drive, waste

  • Cab, tilt jack, hydraulic
  • Radio, AM/FM, CD
  • Heather, engine coolant, 120V
  • Heather, engine coolant, 240V
  • Re- fueling pump
  • Sediment pump, fuel tank
  • Caterpillar product link
  • Antifreeze, -50C (-58F)