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966M XE Wheel Loader | Front Loader

The new 966M XE Wheel Loader, with the 2017 product update, applies proven technologies systematically and strategically to meet your high expectations for reliability, productivity, fuel efficiency, and long service life. The XE technology improves fuel efficiency by up to 25% over the M Series standard configuration and up to 35% over the K Series standard configuration.** Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage IV emission standards. **Actual results may vary based on factors such as, but not limited to, machine configuration, operator technique, machine application, climate, etc.

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    Product Specs

    Engine

    Net Power - ISO 9249 298 HP
    Emissions Tier 4/Stage IV
    Maximum Net Power - 1,600 rpm - ISO 9249 298 HP
    Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - SAE J1995 1275 ft·lbf
    Maximum Net Power - 1,600 rpm - SAE J1349 - Metric 302 HP
    Maximum Net Power - 1,600 rpm - ISO 9249 - Metric 302 HP
    Maximum Net Power - 1,600 rpm - SAE J1349 298 HP
    Engine Model Cat C9.3
    Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - ISO 14396 1260 ft·lbf
    Maximum Net Torque - 1,200 rpm 1193 ft·lbf
    Displacement 568 in³
    Note The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.6 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 2.288 metric tonnes.

    Weights

    Operating Weight 51176 lb
    Note Weight based on a machine configuration with Michelin 26.5R25 XHA2 L3 radial tires, full fluids, operator, standard counterweight, cold start, roading fenders, Product Link, manual diff lock/open axles (front/rear), power train guard, secondary steering, sound suppression and a 4.2 m³ (5.5 yd³) general purpose bucket with BOCE.

    Buckets

    Bucket Capacities 3.20-7.40 m³ (4.19-9.68 yd³)

    Service Refill Capacities

    Cooling System 19 gal (US)
    Crankcase 6.5 gal (US)
    Hydraulic Tank 33 gal (US)
    Differential - Final Drives - Front 15.1 gal (US)
    Differential - Final Drives - Rear 15.1 gal (US)
    Transmission 16.6 gal (US)
    Fuel Tank 79.8 gal (US)
    DEF Tank 4.4 gal (US)

    Sound

    With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)** 67 dB(A)
    Note (1) *Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio.
    Note (2) **For machines in European Union countries and in countries that adopt the EU Directives.
    With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)** 105 LWA***
    With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008) 67 dB(A)
    With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013) 76 dB(A)*
    With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008) 107 dB(A)
    Note (3) ***European Union Directive 2000/14/EC as amended by 2005/88/EC.

    Transmission - Virtual Gears

    Forward - 1 4.1 mile/h
    Forward - 4 24.5 mile/h
    Forward - 3 13.5 mile/h
    Forward - 2 7.7 mile/h
    Reverse - 1 4.1 mile/h
    Reverse - 2 7.7 mile/h
    Reverse - 3 17.1 mile/h
    Note Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 826 mm (32.5 in) roll radius.

    Operating Specifications

    Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - With Tire Deflection 32329 lb
    Breakout Force 38984 lbf
    Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - No Tire Deflection 34873 lb
    Note (2) Full compliance to ISO 143971:2007 Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification between calculations and testing.
    Note (1) For a machine configuration as defined under "Weight."

    Hydraulic System

    Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure 4496 psi
    Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 1,600 rpm 102 gal/min
    Implement Pump Type Variable Displacement Piston
    Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total 10.1 s

    Dimensions - High Lift

    Rack Back - Carry Height 49 degrees
    Rack Back at Ground 39 degrees
    Height - Top of ROPS 11.75 ft
    Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift 15.75 ft
    Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 5.83 ft
    Height - Top of Hood 9.25 ft
    Wheel Base 11.67 ft
    Ground Clearance 1.42 ft
    Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 8.17 ft
    Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 13.58 ft
    Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 11.58 ft
    Hinge Pin Height at Carry 2.58 ft
    Tread Width 7.33 ft
    Note All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
    Maximum Width over Tires 9.83 ft
    Overall Length - Without Bucket 26.58 ft
    Rack Back - Maximum Lift 71 degrees

    Dimensions - Standard Lift

    Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 7.17 ft
    Note All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
    Tread Width 7.33 ft
    Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 5.83 ft
    Rack Back - Carry Height 50 degrees
    Rack Back - Maximum Lift 62 degrees
    Rack Back at Ground 42 degrees
    Hinge Pin Height at Carry 2.08 ft
    Overall Length - Without Bucket 23.92 ft
    Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 11.58 ft
    Ground Clearance 1.42 ft
    Height - Top of ROPS 11.75 ft
    Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 11.92 ft
    Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift 13.92 ft
    Wheel Base 11.67 ft
    Height - Top of Hood 9.25 ft
    Maximum Width over Tires 9.83 ft

    Bucket Capacities

    Bucket Capacities 3.20-7.40 m³ (4.19-9.68 yd³)

    Engine - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV

    Emissions Tier 4/Stage IV