Introduced in 1963, the 988 has been the industry leader for 50 years. Focused on helping our customers succeed, we have continued to build upon each new series. The 988K continues our legacy of reliability, performance, safety, operator comfort, serviceability, and efficiency. The 988K Millyard Arrangement is designed to meet the demands of millyard applications. The features of the 988K Millyard work together to provide a durable and reliable machine to meet the needs of the modern millyard.
The Cat C18 ACERT engine is built and tested to meet your most demanding applications while meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV Technology, Tier 2 Equivalent emission standards.
Fully integrated electronic engine controls works in concert with the entire machine to make your fuel go farther.
Use less fuel idling with Engine Idle Shutdown.
Maximized durability with Delayed Engine Shutdown.
Cat Planetary Powershift Transmission
Featuring all new Advanced Productivity Electronic Control Shifting (APECS) transmission controls provides greater momentum on grades and fuel savings by carrying that momentum through the shift points.
Impeller Clutch Torque Converter (ICTC)
Enable your operators to maximize efficiency by varying machine rimpull while putting more horsepower to hydraulics.
Reduced tire wear
Enables full throttle shifts for faster cycle times
Provides smooth approach to the dump target for less spillage and faster cycle times.
Cat Torque Converter with Lock-up Clutch
Eliminates TC losses while lowering system heat
Improves travel speeds
Reduces cycle times in load and carry operations
Enabling maximum productivity and efficiency, all day every day. The 988K systems work hard to save you fuel through advanced technologies. Utilizing On Demand Throttle, operators maintain normal operation with the left pedal and implements while the 988K manages the engine speed.
Provides similar control and feel to our traditional throttle lock feature.
Efficiency of manual throttle and the ergonomics of throttle lock.
Reduced fuel consumption by up to 20% compared to the 988H.
Increase efficiency through our Positive Flow Control (PFC) Hydraulic System. PFC has concurrent pump and valve control. By optimizing pump control, hydraulic oil flow is proportionate to implement lever movement.
Fast, productive cycles are enabled by the fully variable implement pump.
Increase bucket feel and control through increased hydraulic response.
Consistent performance and efficiency with lower system heat.
Full hydraulic flow down to 1,400 engine rpm enabled by flow sharing technology.
Electro Hydraulic Controls
Operators increase productivity with our responsive implements feature.
Operate comfortably through electronically controlled hydraulic cylinder stops.
Handle easy-to-use soft detent controls.
Conveniently set automatic implement kickouts from inside the cab.
Confident loader operation starts with precise machine control enabled by the 988K's load sensing hydraulic steering system.
Increase efficiency with our variable displacement piston pumps.
Achieve precise positioning for easy loading in tight areas with 37 degrees of steering articulation.
Enhance operator comfort with integrated steering and transmission control functions.
Benefit from extended performance and reliability of your hydraulic system with our advanced filtration system.
The 988K electronic systems have been completely integrated to function as one machine. This integration creates a smart machine and more informed operator, maximizing the productivity of both.
Cat Product Link™
Cat Product link allows remote monitoring of equipment to improve overall fleet management effectiveness. Events and diagnostic codes, as well as hours, fuel, idle time and other information are transmitted to a secure web based application, VisionLink®. VisionLink includes powerful tools to convey information to users and dealers, including mapping, working and idle time, fuel level and more.
We have worked hard to help our customers and operators perform at their best through our Vital Information Management System (VIMS 3G).
Easy-to-view graphical information display features a large touch screen interface.
Intuitive operation and easy navigation with our enhanced user interface.
Decrease service time by keeping operators informed about machine system malfunction or operation.
The 988K is designed to maximize efficiency and productivity while conserving natural resources.
Burns up to 20% less fuel than the previous model to minimize your carbon footprint.
Engine Idle Shutdown can help you save fuel by avoiding unnecessary idling.
Reduce waste with our maintenance free batteries.
Built for multiple lives, the Cat 988 is one of the most rebuilt products. To assist with maximizing machine life, Caterpillar provides a number of sustainable options such as our Reman and Certified Rebuild programs. In these programs, reused or remanufactured components can deliver cost savings of 40 to 70 percent, which lowers operating cost while benefiting the environment.
Caterpillar offers retrofit packages to bring new features to older machines, maximizing your resource. And, when you go through the Cat Certified Rebuild program, these retrofit kits are part of the rebuild process.
Available for both the 988H and 990H, Millyard and Logging Forks are designed to move wood in the millyard. Woodchip Buckets are designed with performance characteristics to bring productivity and fuel efficiency to load-and-carry work in the yard.
A single top clamp closes down between the tines, allowing individual logs to be picked and placed with ease. An open, high visibility design allows operators to see the job at hand, work faster and more efficiently.
Dual top clamps close down to the tine tips, their curvature maximizes carry capacity. Built to match the task of unloading trucks. An open, high visibility design allows operators to see the job at hand, work faster and more efficiently.
Extra capacity and loading characteristics make this bucket style perfect for handling woodchips. Available in direct pin on models or for use with the Cat Quick Coupler System.
Cat Full Width Forks
Dual top clamps are connected to allow maximum capacity while still closing between the tines allowing partial loads to be handled.