Medium Wheel Loaders 966 GC

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Key Specs

Engine Power @ 1,600 rpm - ISO 14396:2002
321 HP
239 kW
Operating Weight*
48018 lb
21781 kg
Bucket Capacities
3.2 - 7.1 m³ (4.25 - 9.25 yd³)
3.2 - 7.1 m³ (4.25 - 9.25 yd³)

Overview

RELIABLE, PRODUCTIVE AND EASY TO OPERATE

The new Cat® 966 GC Wheel Loader is easy to own and operate. It offers low fuel consumption with an on-demand fan, load sensing hydraulics, intuitive controls, and performance series buckets. This machine is built to be just the right machine for a broad range of applications. Great machine performance combined with the low owning and operating costs makes the 966 GC the right choice for your business.

Benefits

Up to 15% Lower Owning Costs

Engine Idle Management System (EIMS), Auto Engine Idle Shutdown (EIS), variable speed fan and load sensing hydraulics help result in the low fuel consumption on this machine.

Easy to Operate

Intuitive controls and excellent visibility provide a comfortable working environment for efficient all day operation. Grouped service points and sight gauges allow for easy daily maintenance.

Reliable Performance

Proven reliable components, integrated Cat machine systems, and Cat Performance Series Buckets for great machine performance.

Product Specifications for 966 GC

Engine Power @ 1,600 rpm - ISO 14396:2002 321 HP 239 kW
Engine Model Cat C9.3B Cat C9.3B
Gross Power @ 1,600 rpm - SAE J1995:2014 325 HP 242 kW
Net Power @ 1,600 rpm - ISO 9249:2007, SAE J1349:2011 292 HP 218 kW
Net Power - ISO 9249 292 HP 218 kW
Engine Torque @ 1,200 rpm - ISO 14396:2002 1314 ft·lbf 1781 N·m
Gross Torque @ 1,200 rpm – SAE J1995:2014 1327 ft·lbf 1799 N·m
Net Torque @ 1,200 rpm - ISO 9249:2007, SAE J1349:2011 1234 ft·lbf 1673 N·m
Bore - ISO 9249 4.53 in 115 mm
Stroke 5.87 in 149 mm
Displacement 568 in³ 9.3 l
Note (1) Cat engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, Korea Tier 5, China Nonroad Stage IV, and Japan 2014 (Tier 4 Final) emission standards. Cat engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, Korea Tier 5, China Nonroad Stage IV, and Japan 2014 (Tier 4 Final) emission standards.
Note (2) The net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with fan, alternator, air cleaner, and aftertreatment. The net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with fan, alternator, air cleaner, and aftertreatment.
Note (3) Cat engines are compatible with the following renewable, alternative, and biodiesel* fuels that reduce greenhouse gases on a lifecycle basis: • Up to B20 biodiesel (FAME) ** • Up to 100% HVO and GTL renewable fuels Cat engines are compatible with the following renewable, alternative, and biodiesel* fuels that reduce greenhouse gases on a lifecycle basis: • Up to B20 biodiesel (FAME) ** • Up to 100% HVO and GTL renewable fuels
Operating Weight* 48018 lb 21781 kg
Note (1) * For 4 m3 (5.2 yd3) general purpose bucket with BOCE. * For 4 m3 (5.2 yd3) general purpose bucket with BOCE.
Note (2) * Full compliance to ISO 14397-1:2007 Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification between calculations and testing. * Full compliance to ISO 14397-1:2007 Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification between calculations and testing.
Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - With Tire Deflection 30072 lb 13640 kg
Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - No Tire Deflection 32233 lb 14642 kg
Breakout Force 36974 lbf 164 kN
Note (1) * For 4 m3 (5.2 yd3) general purpose bucket with BOCE. * For 4 m3 (5.2 yd3) general purpose bucket with BOCE.
Note (2) * Full compliance to ISO 14397-1:2007 Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification between calculations and testing. * Full compliance to ISO 14397-1:2007 Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification between calculations and testing.
Bucket Capacities 3.2 - 7.1 m³ (4.25 - 9.25 yd³) 3.2 - 7.1 m³ (4.25 - 9.25 yd³)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008) 75 dB(A) 75 dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008) 110 dB(A) 110 dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013) 78 dB(A)* 78 dB(A)*
Note (1) *Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio. *Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio.
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)** 73 dB(A) 73 dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)** 108 dB(A)*** 108 dB(A)***
Note (2) ** For machines in European Union countries and in countries that adopt the “EU Directives”. ** For machines in European Union countries and in countries that adopt the “EU Directives”.
Note (3) *** European Union Directive “2000/14/EC” as amended by “2005/88/EC”. *** European Union Directive “2000/14/EC” as amended by “2005/88/EC”.
Forward - 1 4 mile/h 6.4 km/h
Reverse - 1 4.3 mile/h 7 km/h
Forward - 2 7.5 mile/h 12.1 km/h
Reverse - 2 8.2 mile/h 13.2 km/h
Forward - 3 13 mile/h 21 km/h
Reverse - 3 14.3 mile/h 23 km/h
Forward - 4 21.6 mile/h 34.8 km/h
Reverse - 4 22.9 mile/h 36.9 km/h
Note Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 826 mm (32 in) roll radius. Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 826 mm (32 in) roll radius.
Fuel Tank 84.5 gal (US) 320 l
DEF Tank 6.9 gal (US) 26 l
Cooling System 14 gal (US) 53 l
Crankcase 6.1 gal (US) 23 l
Transmission 14.5 gal (US) 55 l
Differential - Final Drives - Front 15.1 gal (US) 57 l
Differential - Final Drives - Rear 15.1 gal (US) 57 l
Hydraulic Tank 26.7 gal (US) 101 l
Implement Pump Type Variable Displacement Piston, Load Sensing Variable Displacement Piston, Load Sensing
Implement System - Maximum Flow @ 2,275 rpm 86 gal/min 327 l/min
Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure 4047 psi 27900 kPa
Implement System - Maximum Flow 3rd Function 63 gal/min 240 l/min
Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure 3rd Function 3304 psi 22780 kPa
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Raise from Carry Position 5.7 s 5.7 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Dump, at Maximum Raise 1.8 s 1.8 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Lower, Empty, Float Down 2.6 s 2.6 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total Cycle Time 10.1 s 10.1 s
ROPS/FOPS ROPS/FOPS meet ISO 3471:2008 and ISO 3449:2005 Level II standards ROPS/FOPS meet ISO 3471:2008 and ISO 3449:2005 Level II standards
Brakes Brakes meet ISO 3450:2011 standards Brakes meet ISO 3450:2011 standards
Height - Top of Hood 9.2 ft 2804 mm
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 11.61 ft 3539 mm
B-Pin Height 13.11 ft 4256 mm
Height - Top of ROPS 11.75 ft 3582 mm
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 8.1 ft 2453 mm
Ground Clearance 1.49 ft 455 mm
Wheel Base 11.65 ft 3550 mm
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 5.82 ft 1775 mm
Rack Back - Maximum Lift 62 ° 62 °
Rack Back - Carry 50 ° 50 °
Rack Back - Ground 42 ° 42 °
Lift Arm Clearance 12.16 ft 3705 mm
Recyclability 97% 97%

966 GC Standard Equipment

NOTE

  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.

OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT

  • Air conditioning (HVAC) with 10 vents and filter unit located outside of cab
  • Bucket/work tool function lockout
  • Switch, transmission neutralizer lockout
  • Cab, pressurized and sound suppressed
  • Camera, rearview
  • Coat hook
  • Computerized monitoring system
  • Cup holders and personal tray on right console and behind seat
  • Horn
  • Mirrors, rearview external with integrated spot mirror
  • Pilot hydraulic controls, lift and tilt function; two (2) single axis levers or joystick
  • 12V power port (10A)
  • Radio ready
  • ROPS/FOPS structure
  • Seat, Cat Comfort (cloth), mechanical suspension
  • Steering column, adjustable angle
  • Window, sliding (left and right sides)
  • Wipers/washers (front and rear)

POWER TRAIN

  • Axels, Open/Open differentials
  • Brakes, full hydraulic enclosed wet-disc
  • Cat C9.3B engine
  • EIMS (Engine Idle Management System)
  • AIS (Auto Idle Shutdown)
  • Fan, radiator, electronically controlled, hydraulically driven, temperature sensing, on demand
  • Fan, reversing automatic and manual control
  • Filter, fuel primary/secondary/tertiary
  • Filters, engine air, primary/secondary
  • Fuel priming pump (electric)
  • Fuel/water separator
  • Radiator, unit core (9.5 fpi) with ATAAC
  • Torque converter
  • Transmission, powershift (4F/4R), automatic (2-4) with kick-down function, overspeed protection

LINKAGE

  • Lift and bucket return-to-dig kickouts (electro-magnetic), mechanical adjustment
  • Z-bar, cast tilt lever

HYDRAULICS

  • Dedicated brake and fan pump
  • Dedicated load sensing steering pump
  • Load sensing implement system pilot operated
  • S O S ℠ oil sampling valves

ELECTRICAL

  • Alarm, back-up variable/main disconnect switch
  • Alternator (145-amp, brush type)
  • Batteries, maintenance free (2 x 1,125 CCA)
  • Ignition key; start/stop
  • Lighting system: 4 halogen work lights, cab mounted
  • Roading lights with high/low beam and F and R turn signals
  • Starter, electric (heavy duty)
  • Starting and charging system, 24V

ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT

  • Cold weather starting basic (ether starting aid)
  • Counterweight, 605 kg (1,334 lb)
  • Fenders (front) steel
  • Grill, airborne debris
  • Hitch, drawbar with pin
  • Hood, metallic on steel structure
  • Doors, service access (locking)
  • L3 radial or bias ply tires
  • Precleaner, strata tubes
  • Product Link™ ready

966 GC Optional Equipment

NOTE

  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.

OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT

  • Cat® Payload (kit)
  • Radio
  • Seat, air suspended

POWER TRAIN

  • Axles, limited slip differential(s)
  • Axles, oil cooler
  • Fan, reversing automatic and manual control

LINKAGE

  • Fusion™ quick coupler control with dual kick outs

HYDRAULICS

  • Quick coupler control
  • Ride control
  • 3rd function with additional dedicated single axis lever

ELECTRICAL

  • Lighting system: 8 halogen work lights, cab mounted
  • Lighting system: 4 LED work lights, cab mounted
  • Lighting system: 8 LED work lights, cab mounted
  • Lights: warning beacon

ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT

  • Autolube system
  • Camera, front view (kit)**
  • Cold weather starting full (HD batteries 2 x 1,400 CCA, ether system, jacket water heater, cold weather fluids)
  • Fender rear extensions or roading
  • L5 traction tires
  • Power train guard
  • Precleaner, strata tubes with screen
  • Precleaner, strata tubes with screen
  • Reverse Stobe (kit)***
  • Roading Certification****
  • Secondary steering system, electrical*
  • Toolbox
  • Window cleaning (kit)
  • Windshield guard

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT - NOTE

  • * Standard where mandated
  • ** Refer to M0106413 publication for usage reqiurements.
  • *** Not compatible with roading arrangements.
  • **** Offering depends on region.

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