Wheel Loaders 980M Move More, Faster, With Less Fuel

Emissions
Tier 4/Stage IV
Tier 4/Stage IV
Operating Weight
66337.0 lb
30090.0 kg
Bucket Capacities
4.2-12.2 m³ (5.25-16.0 yd³)
4.2-12.2 m³ (5.25-16.0 yd³)

Product Specifications for 980M

Engine

Sound

Service Refill Capacities

Weights

Buckets

Transmission

Operating Specifications

Hydraulic System

Dimensions - High Lift

Dimensions - Standard Lift

Bucket Capacities

Engine - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV

980M Standard Equipment

POWER TRAIN

  • Engine, Cat C13 meets Stage IV emission standards
  • Cat Clean Emissions Module (CEM) with Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank and pump
  • Fuel priming pump (electric)
  • Fuel/water separator
  • Precleaner, engine air intake
  • Economy Mode (selectable)
  • Transmission, automatic planetary power shift (4F/4R)
  • Torque converter, locking clutch with free wheel stator
  • Switch, transmission neutralizer lockout
  • Axles, open differential, front and rear
  • Heavy duty transmission (982M)
  • Axles, ecology drains
  • Brakes, full hydraulic enclosed wet-disc with Integrated Braking System (IBS)
  • Brake wear indicators
  • Parking brake, disc and caliper
  • Fan, radiator, electronically controlled, hydraulically driven, temperature sensing, on demand
  • Radiator, high debris, 6 fins per inch, 43° C cooling capacity

OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT

  • Cab, pressurized and sound suppressed (ROPS/FOPS)
  • Viscous mounts
  • Multi-function 18 cm color LCD touch-screen display for rear vision camera image display (reverse travel activated) and machine status, setting and health parameters
  • EH controls, SAL (single axis levers) lift and tilt function
  • Steering, EH joystick, speed sensing with force feedback
  • Radio ready (entertainment) includes antenna, speakers and converter
  • Air conditioner, heater, and defroster (auto temp and fan)
  • EH parking brake
  • Beverage holders (2) with storage compartment for cell phone/MP3 player
  • Bucket/work tool function lockout
  • Coat hook (2)
  • Cab air filter
  • Ergonomic cab access ladders and handrails
  • Horn, electric
  • Light, two dome (cab)
  • Mirrors, rearview external with integrated spot mirrors
  • Post mounted membrane 16 switch keypad
  • 3 recptacles, 12V
  • Seat, Cat Comfort (cloth) air suspension
  • Seat belt, 51 mm retractable, with indicator
  • Steering, secondary
  • Sun visor, front
  • Wet-arm wipers/washers front and rear, intermittent front wiper
  • Window, sliding (left and right sides)
  • Cab tie-off

COMPUTERIZED MONITORING SYSTEM

  • With following gauges: Speedometer/tachometer; Digital gear range indicator; Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) level; Temperature: engine coolant, hydraulic oil, transmission oil; Fuel level
  • With following warning indicators: Regeneration; Temperature: axle oil, engine intake manifold; Pressure: engien oil, fuel pressure hi/low, primary steering oil, service brake oil; Battery voltage hi/low; Engine air filter restriction; Hydraulic oil filter restriction; Hydraulic oil low; Parking brake; DEF low level; Transmission filter bypass

ELECTRICAL AND LIGHTING

  • Batteries (2), maintenance free 1,400 CCA
  • Ignition key; start/stop switch
  • Starter, electric, heavy duty
  • Starting and charging system (24V)
  • Lighting system: Four halogen work lights (cab mounted); Two halogen roading lights (with signals); Two halogen rear vision lights (hood mounted)
  • Alarm, back-up
  • Alternator, 145-amp brushed
  • Main disconnect switch
  • Receptacle start (cables not included)

CAT CONNECT TECHNOLOGIES

  • Link technologies: Product Link
  • Detect technologies: rear vision camera

LINKAGE

  • Linkage, Z-bar, cast crosstube/tilt levers
  • Kickout, lift and tilt, automatic (adjustable in cab)

HYDRAULICS

  • Hydraulic system, load sensing
  • Steering, load sensing
  • Ride control, 2V
  • Remote diagnostic pressure taps
  • Hoses, Cat XT™
  • Couplings, Cat O-ring face seal
  • Hydraulic oil cooler (swing out)
  • Oil sampling valves

FLUIDS

  • Premixed extended life coolant with freeze protection to -34° C

OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT

  • One-piece tilting hood with side and rear doors
  • Service centers (electrical and hydraulic)
  • Platform, window washing
  • Auto idle shutdown
  • Fenders, steel front with mud-flap/rear with extension
  • Guard, power train
  • Ecology drains for engine, transmission, and hydraulics
  • Ether aid ready
  • Grill, airborne debris
  • Filters: fuel, engine air, engine oil, hydraulic oil, transmission
  • Fuel cooler
  • Grease zerks
  • Hitch, drawbar with pin
  • Precleaner rain cap
  • Sight gauges: engine coolant, hydraulic oil, and transmission oil level
  • Toolbox
  • Vandalism protection caplocks

980M Optional Equipment

POWER TRAIN

  • Axles: Differentials: limited slip, front or rear; Axle oil cooler
  • Heavy duty transmission
  • Fan, VPF (variable pitch fan), automatic and manual control
  • Radiator, low debris, 9 fins per inch, high ambient 47° C cooling capacity

OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT

  • Door, remote opening system
  • Cover, HVAC metallic
  • EH controls, SAL 3rd function
  • EH controls, joystick lift and tilt - Additional integrated roller switches for 3rd function
  • Filter, carbon fresh air
  • Mirros, heated rearview external with integrated spot mirrors
  • Precleaner, HVAC
  • Precleaner, HVAC (RESPA)
  • Radio, AM/FM/CD/USB/MP3 Bluetooth
  • Radio, CB ready
  • Seat, heated air suspension
  • Steering, EH wheel with direction FNR shifter and gear selector - Additional FNR with implement controls
  • Roof, metallic
  • Sun visor, rear
  • Windows, rubber mounted
  • Windows, with front guard
  • Windows, with heavy duty front guard
  • Windows, with full guards front, rear and sides

ELECTRICAL AND LIGHTING

  • Four additional auxiliary halogen cab mounted work lights or
  • Two additional auxiliary front HI LED and two additional auxiliary rear LED cab mounted work lights with two LED work lights in the radiator grill and LED front turn signals also includes replacement of the standard four halogen cab mounted work lights with four LED work lights (the standard offering and only roading light available is the halogen roading light)
  • Warning amber strobe beacon
  • Reversing strobes
  • External seat belt indicator light
  • Speed limiter - 20 km/h (Europe only)

STARTERS, BATTERIES, AND ALTERNATORS

  • Batteries (4), maintenance free 1,400 CCA with 240V Engine Coolant Heater

CAT CONNECT TECHNOLOGIES

  • Link technologies: VIMS™
  • Payload technologies: Aggregate Autodig; Cat Production Measurement 2.0; Printer
  • Detect technologies: Cat Rear Object Detection
  • Machine Security System

LINKAGE

  • High lift
  • Logger
  • Quick coupler ready

WORK TOOLS

  • Performance Series buckets
  • Forks, pallet
  • Forks, logging

HYDRAULICS

  • 3rd function with Ride Control: Standard linkage; High lift linkage; Logging linkage

FLUIDS

  • Premixed extended life coolant with freeze protection to -50° C

OTHER OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

  • Cat Autolube System
  • Wheel chocks
  • Fenders, roading
  • Oil change, high speed engine
  • Fuel tank, fast fill
  • Precleaner, turbine
  • Precleaner, trash

PURPOSE BUILT SPECIALTY MODELS

  • High Lift
  • Aggregate Handler
  • Industrial & Waste
  • Forestry
  • Steel Mill
  • Block Handler

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