Medium Wheel Loaders 980 Premium Performance with Standard Technology for Effiecient Operation

Features At A Glance

Proven Reliability
Durability
Superior Fuel Efficiency & Productivity
Smart Machine for Efficient Operation
Safety Features
Reduced Maintenance Time & Costs
Work in Comfort in the All New Cab
Purpose-built Specialty Configurations

Product Specifications for 980

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Engine

Weights

Transmission

Sound

Air Conditioning System

Operating Specifications

Service Refill Capacities

Hydraulic System

Dimensions

Dimensions - High Lift

Dimensions - Standard Lift

Bucket Capacities

980 Standard Equipment

Operator Environment

  • Cab, pressurized, sound suppression
  • EH implement controls, parking brake
  • Steering, joystick
  • Seat, cloth, air suspension
  • Touchscreen display
  • Visibility: mirrors, rear-vision camera
  • Air conditioner, heater, defroster (auto temp, fan)
  • Sun visor, front, retractable
  • Sun visor, rear, retractable
  • Window cleaning platform, front
  • Windows, front, safety laminated rounded glass

ON-BOARD TECHNOLOGIES

  • Cat Payload scale
  • Autodig with Auto Set Tires
  • Operator ID & machine security
  • Application Profiles
  • Job Aids
  • Controls Help and eOMM

POWER TRAIN

  • Cat C13 engine
  • Electric fuel priming pump
  • Fuel-water separator and secondary fuel filter
  • Engine, air precleaner
  • Axles, open differentials
  • Transmission, planetary, automatic powershift
  • Torque converter with lock-up
  • Service brakes, hydraulic, fully enclosed wet disc, wear indicators
  • Integrated Braking System (IBS)
  • Park brake, caliper on front axles, spring applied-pressure released

HYDRAULICS

  • Implement system, load sensing with variable displacement piston pump
  • Steering system, load sensing with dedicated variable displacement piston pump
  • Ride control, dual accumulators
  • Oil sampling valves, Cat XT™ hoses

ELECTRICAL

  • Starting and charging system, 24V
  • Starter, electric, heavy duty
  • Lights: halogen, 4 work lights, 2 front roading lights with turn signals, 2 rearvision lights

MONITORING SYSTEM

  • Front dash with analog gauges, LCD display, and warning lights
  • Primary touchscreen monitor (Cat Payload, quad screens, machine settings & messages)

LINKAGE

  • Standard lift, Z-bar
  • Kickouts: lift and tilt

980 Optional Equipment

Operator Environment

  • Door, remote opening system
  • HMU steering wheel
  • Entertainment radio (FM, AM, USB, BT)
  • Entertainment radio (DAB+)
  • CB radio ready
  • Seat, suede/cloth, air suspension, heated
  • Seat, leather/cloth, air suspension, heated/ cooled
  • 360° vision system
  • Cat Detect rear radar system
  • Dedicated rearview screen
  • Mirrors, heated
  • Windows, front, heavy duty, or full guards

ON-BOARD TECHNOLOGIES

  • Cat Advanced Payload
  • Cat Payload Printer

POWER TRAIN

  • Turbine, air precleaner
  • Radiator, high debris
  • Cooling fan, reversible
  • Axles, limited slip differential(s)
  • Axles, ecology drains, AOC ready, extreme temperature seals
  • Axles, oil cooler
  • Heavy Duty transmission

HYDRAULICS

  • 3rd auxiliary function with ride control
  • Quick coupler control

ELECTRICAL

  • Cold start, 120V or 240V
  • Lights: LED
  • Warning beacon

MONITORING SYSTEM

  • Reversing strobe lights

LINKAGE

  • High lift, Z-bar

ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT

  • Cat Autolube system
  • Fenders, extensions or roading
  • Guards: power train, crankcase, cab, cylinders, rear
  • Biodegradable hydraulic oil
  • High-speed oil change system
  • Rear cab access
  • Fast fill fuel tank
  • Toolbox
  • Wheel chocks
  • Secondary steering system, electrical

SPECIAL CONFIGURATIONS

  • Aggregate handler
  • Waste and industrial
  • Forestry, logger
  • Steel mill
  • Block handler

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Efficient equipment management starts with the Cat App. Track the location and health of your equipment, order service and parts, and activate telematics devices directly from your mobile device. Staying on top of your fleet 24/7 has never been easier.

Cat® Inspect allows you to access your equipment data on your mobile device. This easy-to-use app lets you capture inspection data and integrates with your other Cat data systems, so you can keep a close eye on your fleet. More than one million inspections are completed each year, providing convenience and accountability to equipment owners.

Cat® Productivity is a cloud-based application that is scalable to any size operation. Detailed Cat Production Measurement data, machine data and jobsite data are transmitted from the onboard Cat Product Link™ device directly to the web platform, for you to access wherever you are, via your mobile, tablet or desktop device.

Dispatch for Loading is an end-to-end solution that improves quarry efficiency and drives down operating costs. It automatically assigns the loader's list of jobs by truck, materials and payload, improving the accuracy in the loadout and reducing a truck's waiting time in the yard.

Cat® Product Link™ wirelessly connects you to your equipment giving you valuable insight into how your machine or fleet is performing. Information such as location, hours, fuel usage, productivity, idle time, and diagnostic codes are made available through online web applications so that you can make timely, fact-based decisions to maximize efficiency, improve productivity, and lower the cost of owning and operating your fleet. Available with satellite or cellular connectivity.

Remote Flash sends an alert from your Cat dealer, prompting you to update the software on your machine. To minimize downtime, updates can be deployed while on the jobsite without having to wait for a dealer technician to arrive. Remote flash decreases maintenance time and keeps your asset running with maximum efficiency.

View fleet information online with VisionLink and use it to make informed decisions that boost productivity, lower costs, simplify maintenance, and improve safety on your jobsite. With different subscription level options, your Cat dealer can help configure exactly what you need to optimize your fleet and drive additional profit.

Import telematics data into your own applications for improved fleet management. Our API meets AEMP 2.0 and ISO 15143-3 standards, ideal for mixed fleets.

My.Cat.Com is the web-based hub for digital equipment management, giving you an easy way to take in complex information. Monitor cost, utilization, reliability, age information and other critical data needed to run a business more efficiently and effectively. Access your equipment information and connect with your Cat dealer – all in one place.

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