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953 Track Loader

Save money and transport time with one rugged machine that does it all – land clearing, digging, grading, truck loading, slope work and more. Crawler loaders give you lower ground pressure and better traction so you can start the job sooner, and work longer, in all kinds of underfoot conditions. Cat® Track Loaders give you all this, plus outstanding performance and fuel efficiency.

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    Product Specs


    Flywheel Power 160 HP
    Engine Model Cat C7.1
    Net Power - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 160 HP
    Net Power - ISO 9249 (DIN) 162 mhp
    Emissions Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, Korea Tier 5, China Nonroad Stage IV, Japan 2014 emission standards or India Bharat Stage III, Eurasian Economic Union Stage IIIA, UN ECE R96 Stage IIIA emission standards, equivalent to U.S. EPA Tier 3/ EU Stage IIIA.
    Note (1) All Cat nonroad U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, Japan 2014, Korea Tier 5, and China Nonroad Stage IV diesel engines are required to use ULSD (ultra-low sulfur diesel with 15 ppm of sulfur or less) or ULSD blended with the following lower-carbon intensity fuels up to: ·20% biodiesel FAME (fatty acid methyl ester)*, ·100% renewable diesel, HVO (hydrogenated vegetable oil) and GTL (gas-to-liquid) fuels. Refer to guidelines for successful application. Please consult your Cat dealer or “Caterpillar Machine Fluids Recommendations” (SEBU6250) for details. *Engines with no aftertreatment devices can use higher blends, up to 30% biodiesel.
    Note (2) Net power advertised is the power available at the engine flywheel when the engine is equipped with a fan, air cleaner, clean emissions Module (when equipped) and alternator. Advertised power is tested per the specified standard in effect at the time of manufacture.


    Operating Weight 34594 lb

    Service Refill Capacities

    Fuel Tank 70 gal (US)
    DEF Tank 4.2 gal (US)


    Operating Weight 35181 lb
    Width of Standard Shoe 20 in
    Ground Contact Area 3720 in²
    Ground Pressure 10 psi

    Low Ground Pressure (LGP)

    Operating Weight 38055 lb
    Width of Standard Shoe 31.5 in
    Ground Contact Area 6045 in²
    Ground Pressure 6 psi

    Waste Handler

    Operating Weight 35662 lb
    Width of Standard Shoe 20 in
    Ground Contact Area 3720 in²
    Ground Pressure 10 psi


    Overall Machine Length* 251.1 in
    Overall Machine Width without Bucket: With Standard Tracks - 550 mm (21.6 in) Shoes 91.2 in
    Machine Height - Top of Cab 124.2 in
    Reach at Full Lift Height and 45° Dump* 41.4 in
    Clearance at Full Lift Height and 45° Dump* 111.7 in
    Height - Bucket Hinge Pin 142.1 in
    Ground Clearance 16.3 in
    Ramp Angle 29°
    Note *With General Purpose pin-on bucket


    Track Gauge 72.3 in
    Track on Ground 90 in
    Track Rollers/Shoes - Each Side 6/37


    Capacity - General Purpose 2.4 yd³
    Capacity - Multi-Purpose 2.1 yd³
    Capacity - Performance Series 2.7 yd³
    Width - General Purpose 97.8 in
    Width - Multi-Purpose 97.3 in
    Width - Performance Series 99.8 in

    Air Conditioning System

    Air Conditioning The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.1 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.573 metric tonnes.