966 GC

Medium Wheel Loaders 966 GC

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Key Specs

Net Power - ISO 9249
263 HP
196 kW
Operating Weight
47569 lb
21577 kg
Engine Model
Cat C9.3B
Cat C9.3B

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

Low Owning Cost Per Hour

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 and Maintain

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.

One Machine, Many Jobs

Designed to handle all the jobs on your worksite from material handling and truck loading to general construction. This machine is purpose built to be just the right machine for your work.

Product Specifications for 966 GC

Net Power - ISO 9249 263 HP 196 kW
Engine Model Cat C9.3B Cat C9.3B
Stroke 5.87 in 149 mm
Displacement 568 in³ 9.3 l
Rated Net Power - 2,200 rpm - ISO 9249 263 HP 196 kW
Rated Gross Power - 2,200 rpm - ISO 14396 294 HP 219 kW
Max Net Torque - 1,200 rpm - ISO 14396 1233 ft·lbf 1671 N·m
Bore - ISO 9249 4.53 in 115 mm
Max Gross Power - 1,600 rpm - ISO 14396 321 HP 239 kW
Max Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - ISO 14396 1312 ft·lbf 1779 N·m
Operating Weight 47569 lb 21577 kg
Bucket Capacities 3.8-7.1 m³ (5.0-9.25 yd³) 3.8-7.1 m³ (5.0-9.25 yd³)
Operating Weight 47569 lb 21577 kg
Breakout Force 36869 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 (3) **Compliance to ISO 14397-1:2007 Sections 1 thru 5. **Compliance to ISO 14397-1:2007 Sections 1 thru 5.
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.
Tipping Load - Full Turn - Rigid Tires** 32117 lb 14568 kg
Tipping Load - Full Turn - ISO 14397-1:2007* 29970 lb 13594 kg
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008) 75 dB(A) 75 dB(A)
Note (2) **European Union Directive “2000/14/EC” as amended by “2005/88/EC.” **European Union Directive “2000/14/EC” as amended by “2005/88/EC.”
Note (1) *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.”
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 70% of Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)* 75 dB(A) 75 dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level* 108 LWA** 108 LWA**
Forward - 1 4 mile/h 6.4 km/h
Forward - 2 7.5 mile/h 12.1 km/h
Forward - 3 13 mile/h 21 km/h
Forward - 4 21.6 mile/h 34.8 km/h
Reverse - 1 4.3 mile/h 7 km/h
Reverse - 2 8.2 mile/h 13.2 km/h
Reverse - 3 14.3 mile/h 23 km/h
Reverse - 4 22.9 mile/h 36.9 km/h
Note (1) Maximum travel speeds (26.5R25 tires). Maximum travel speeds (26.5R25 tires).
Note (2) Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 825 mm (32.5 in) roll radius. Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 825 mm (32.5 in) roll radius.
Differential - Final Drives - Front 15.1 gal (US) 57 l
Fuel Tank 84.5 gal (US) 320 l
Crankcase 6.6 gal (US) 25 l
Cooling System 14 gal (US) 53 l
Transmission 14.5 gal (US) 55 l
Differential - Final Drives - Rear 15.1 gal (US) 57 l
Hydraulic Tank 31.7 gal (US) 120 l
Steering System - Pump Type Piston Piston
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Raise from Carry Position 6.5 s 6.5 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total Cycle Time 12 s 12 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Dump, at Maximum Raise 2.7 s 2.7 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Lower, Empty, Float Down 2.8 s 2.8 s
Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure 4047 psi 27900 kPa
Implement System - Maximum Flow 3rd Function 85 gal/min 320 l/min
Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure 3rd Function 3408 psi 23500 kPa
Implement System - Maximum Flow - 2,200 rpm 85 gal/min 320 l/min
Choices Choices include: Triangle 26.5-25 20PR L3 (TL612); Triangle 26.5R25, L3 (TB516); Maxam 26.5R25, L3 (MS302); Bridgestone 26.5R25, L3 (VJT); Maxam 26.5R25, L5 (MS503); Bridgestone 26.5R25, L5 (VSDT); Triangle 26.5R25, L5 (TL538S+) Choices include: Triangle 26.5-25 20PR L3 (TL612); Triangle 26.5R25, L3 (TB516); Maxam 26.5R25, L3 (MS302); Bridgestone 26.5R25, L3 (VJT); Maxam 26.5R25, L5 (MS503); Bridgestone 26.5R25, L5 (VSDT); Triangle 26.5R25, L5 (TL538S+)
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
Lift Arm Clearance 12.16 ft 3705 mm
B-Pin Height 14 ft 4256 mm
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 8 ft 2453 mm
Height - Top of ROPS 11.75 ft 3582 mm
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 11.61 ft 3539 mm
Height - Top of Hood 9.2 ft 2804 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 °

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
  • Heater and defroster
  • Horn
  • Mirrors, rearview external
  • 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

  • Brakes, full hydraulic enclosed wet-disc
  • Cat C9.3B equivalent to Tier 3
  • EIMS (Engine Idle Management System)
  • Fan, radiator, electronically controlled, hydraulically driven, temperature sensing, on demand
  • Filter, fuel primary/secondary/tertiary
  • Filters, engine air, primary/secondary
  • Fuel priming pump (electric)
  • Fuel/water separator
  • Muffler, sound suppressed
  • Radiator, unit core (9.5 fpi) with ATAAC
  • Torque converter
  • Transmission, automatic, power shift (4F/4R), 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 piston pump
  • Dedicated load sensing steering pump
  • Load sensing implement system pilot operated
  • S O·SSM oil sampling valves

ELECTRICAL

  • Alarm, back-up/main disconnect switch
  • Alternator (115-amp, brush type)
  • Batteries, maintenance free (2×1,125 CCA)
  • Ignition key; start/stop
  • Lighting system: 4 halogen work lights, cab mounted
  • Lighting system: 2 halogen work lights, loader tower mounted
  • Starter, electric (heavy duty)
  • Starting and charging system, 24V

ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT

  • Counterweight, 700 kg (1,545 lb)
  • Fenders (front and rear) steel
  • Grill, airborne debris
  • Hitch, drawbar with pin
  • Hood, non-metallic on steel structure
  • Doors, service access (locking)
  • L3 bias or radial tires
  • Product Link™ ready

966 GC Optional Equipment

NOTE

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

OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT

  • Radio
  • Seat, air suspended
  • Steering, secondary, electrical

POWER TRAIN

  • Fan, reversing automatic and manual control

LINKAGE

  • Fusion quick coupler control

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
  • Lights: warning beacon
  • Roading lights with high/low beam and F and R turn signals

ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT

  • Autolube system
  • Cold weather starting basic (ether starting aid)
  • Cold weather starting full (HD batteries 2×1,400 CCA, ether system, jacket water heater, cold weather fluids)
  • Fender extensions or roading
  • L5 traction tires
  • Power train guard
  • Precleaner, turbine
  • Toolbox
  • Windshield guard

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