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988 Wheel Loader

An industry leader—made better

Cat® Large Wheel Loaders are designed with durability built in, ensuring maximum availability through multiple life cycles. With optimized performance and simplified serviceability, our machines allow you to move more material efficiently and safely at a low cost per ton. Introduced in 1963, the 988 has been an industry leader for 60 years. Focused on helping our customers succeed, we have continued to build upon each new series. The 988 continues our legacy of reliability, performance, safety, operator comfort, serviceability, and efficiency.

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    Benefits

    UP TO 41% BETTER FUEL EFFICIENCY

    Utilizing Economy Mode helps save on fuel all while maintaining productivity

    UP TO 10% LOWER MAINTENANCE COST

    Make regular maintenance more convenient with grouped service points

    UP TO 10% MORE PRODUCTIVITY

    Deliver more productivity in most truck loading applications while using performance series buckets with increased capacities

    UP TO 19% LESS CO2 EMISSIONS

    The 988 emits up to 19% less CO2 than the previous 988H.
    • 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 1.8 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 2.574 metric tonnes.
    • Axles
      Front
      Fixed
      Oscillation Angle
      13 °
      Rear
      Trunnion
    • Brakes
      Brakes
      ISO 3450:2011
    • Buckets
      Bucket Capacities
      4.7-13 m3 (6.2-17 yd3)
    • Dimensions (Approximate) - High Lift Linkage
      B-Pin Height - Maximum Lift
      19.3 ft
      Clearance at Maximum Lift
      13.3 ft
      Front Axle Centerline to Bucket Tip
      15.3 ft
      Ground to Lower Hitch Clearance
      1.9 ft
      Ground to Top of Exhaust Stacks
      14.8 ft
      Ground to Top of Hood
      10.9 ft
      Ground to Top of ROPS
      13.8 ft
      Maximum Overall Height - Bucket Raised
      25.8 ft
      Maximum Overall Length
      40.7 ft
      Reach - Maximum Lift
      6.8 ft
      Rear Axle - Centerline to Bumper
      10.5 ft
      Wheel Base
      14.9 ft
    • Dimensions (Approximate) - Standard Lift Linkage
      B-Pin Height - Maximum Lift
      18 ft
      Clearance at Maximum Lift
      11.9 ft
      Front Axle Centerline to Bucket Tip
      14 ft
      Ground to Lower Hitch Clearance
      1.9 ft
      Ground to Top of Exhaust Stacks
      14.8 ft
      Ground to Top of Hood
      10.9 ft
      Ground to Top of ROPS
      13.8 ft
      Maximum Overall Height - Bucket Raised
      24.5 ft
      Maximum Overall Length
      39.3 ft
      Reach - Maximum Lift
      6.5 ft
      Rear Axle - Centerline to Bumper
      10.5 ft
      Wheel Base
      14.9 ft
    • Engine
      Bore
      5.7 in
      Displacement
      1105 in³
      Emissions
      U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, and Japan 2014
      Engine Model
      Cat® C18
      Engine Power - ISO 14396
      580 HP
      Gross Power - SAE J1995
      588 HP
      Net Power - SAE J1349
      541 HP
      Peak Power Speed
      1500/rpm
      Peak Torque - 1,200 rpm
      2230 lb/ft
      Rated Speed
      1700/min
      Stroke
      7.2 in
      Torque Rise
      58 %
    • Hydraulic Cycle Time (1,400-1,860 rpm)
      Dump
      2.2 s
      Lower Float Down
      3.5 s
      Rack Back
      4.5 s
      Raise
      8 s
      Total Hydraulic Cycle Time - Empty Bucket
      18.2 s
    • Hydraulic System - Lift/Tilt
      Cylinders, Double Acting - Lift, Bore and Stroke
      210 mm × 1050 mm (8.7 in × 41.3 in)
      Cylinders, Double Acting - Tilt, Bore and Stroke
      269 mm × 685 mm (8.7 in × 27 in)
      Lift/Tilt System
      Variable displacement piston
      Lift/Tilt System - Circuit
      EH- Positive Flow Control, Flow Sharing
      Maximum Flow at 1,400-1,860 rpm
      153 gal/min
      Pilot System
      Variable displacement piston
      Relief Valve Setting - Lift/Tilt
      4757 psi
      Relief Valve Setting - Main
      551 psi
    • Hydraulic System - Steering
      Maximum Flow
      71.3 gal/min
      Relief Valve Setting - Steering
      4351 psi
      Steering Cycle Times - High Idle
      3.4 s
      Steering Cycle Times - Low Idle
      5.6 s
      Steering System - Circuit
      Pilot, load sensing
      Steering System - Pump
      Piston, variable displacement
      Total Steering Angle
      86 °
    • Operating Specifications
      Bucket Capacity Range
      4.7-13 m3 (6.2-17 yd3)
      Cat Truck Match - High Lift
      773~775
      Cat Truck Match - Standard
      770~772
      Operating Weight
      112574 lb
      Rated Payload - Loose Material
      16 t
      Rated Payload - Quarry Face
      12.5 t
    • Operator's Cab
      ROPS/FOPS
      ROPS/FOPS meet ISO 3471:2008 and ISO 3449:2005 Level II standards
    • Service Refill Capacities
      Coolant (Validated by Test Cell Fill Quantities)
      33 gal (US)
      Cooling System
      31.7 gal (US)
      Crankcase
      15.9 gal (US)
      Diesel Exhaust Fluid Tank
      8.7 gal (US)
      Differential - Final Drives - Front
      49.1 gal (US)
      Differential - Final Drives - Rear
      49.1 gal (US)
      Fuel Tank
      188 gal (US)
      Hydraulic System - Tank Only
      63.4 gal (US)
      Hydraulic System Factory Fill
      125.5 gal (US)
      Transmission
      31.7 gal (US)
      Transmission - Validated by Test Cell Fill Quantities
      29 gal (US)
    • Sound Performance - Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V - Standard
      Machine Sound Level (ISO 6395)
      111 dB(A)
      Note (1)
      The operator sound pressure level was measured according to the test procedures and conditions specified in ISO 6396:2008. The measurement was conducted at 70 percent of the maximum engine cooling fan speed.
      Note (2)
      Hearing protection may be needed when the machine is operated with a cab that is not properly maintained or when the doors or windows are open for extended periods or in a noisy environment.
      Operator Sound Level (ISO 6396)
      72 dB(A)
    • Transmission
      Direct Drive - Forward 1
      Lock-up disabled
      Direct Drive - Forward 2
      7.8 mile/h
      Direct Drive - Forward 3
      13.9 mile/h
      Direct Drive - Forward 4
      24.4 mile/h
      Direct Drive - Reverse 1
      5 mile/h
      Direct Drive - Reverse 2
      8.9 mile/h
      Direct Drive - Reverse 3
      15.8 mile/h
      Forward - 1
      4 mile/h
      Forward - 2
      7.2 mile/h
      Forward - 3
      12.7 mile/h
      Forward - 4
      21.6 mile/h
      Reverse - 1
      4.7 mile/h
      Reverse - 2
      8.3 mile/h
      Reverse - 3
      14.4 mile/h
      Transmission Type
      Cat planetary powershift
    NOTE
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
    ELECTRICAL
    • Alarm, back-up
    • Alternator, single 150 amp
    • Batteries, dry
    • Converter, 10/15 amp, 24V to 12V
    • Lighting system (halogen, work lights, access and service platform lighting)
    • Starting and charging system, 24V
    • Starter emergency start receptacle
    • Starter lockout in bumper
    • Transmission lockout in bumper
    OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • Graphical Information Display, displays real time operating information, performs calibrations and customizes operator settings
    • Air conditioner
    • Cat Vision, rear vision camera system
    • Cab, sound suppressed and pressurized, integrated rollover protective structure (ROPS/FOPS) radio ready for entertainment, includes antenna, speakers and converter (12-volt 5-amp) and power port
    • Controls, lift and tilt function
    • Heater, defroster
    • Horn, electric
    • Instrumentation, gauges: – Coolant temperature – Engine hour meter – Hydraulic oil temperature – Power train oil temperature
    • Light, cab, dome
    • Lunchbox, beverage holders
    • Mirrors, rearview (externally mounted)
    • Rimpull Control System
    • Seat, deluxe
    • Seat belt minder
    • Seat belt, retractable, 76 mm (3 in) wide
    • STIC Control System
    • UV glass
    • Transmission gear indicator
    • Vital Information Management System (VIMS) with Graphical Information Display: External Data Port, Customizable Operator Profiles, Cycle Timer, Integrated Payload Control System
    • Wet-Arm wipers/washers (front and rear): – Intermittent front and rear wipers
    • Lights, directional
    POWER TRAIN
    • Brakes, oil-cooled, multi-disc, service/secondary
    • Case drain screens
    • Crankcase guard
    • Electro hydraulic parking brake
    • Engine, C18 MEUI diesel, turbocharged/aftercooled
    • Ground level engine shutoff
    • Turbine precleaner, engine air intake
    • Radiator, Aluminum Modular Radiator (AMR)
    • Starting aid, ether, automatic
    • Throttle lock, electronic
    • Torque converter, Impeller Clutch (ICTC) with Lock up clutch (LUC), Rimpull Control System
    • Transmission, planetary powershift, 4F/3R electronic control
    • Manual switch and automatic fuel priming
    • Cat Production Measurement ready
    OTHER
    • Automatic bucket lift kickout/positioner
    • Base machine price includes a rim allowance
    • Hydraulically driven demand fan
    • Couplings, Cat O-ring face seals
    • Doors, service access (locking)
    • Ecology drains for engine, radiator, hydraulic tank
    • Fuel tank, 712 L (188 gal)
    • Hitch, drawbar with pin
    • Hoses, Cat XT
    • Hydraulic, steering and brake filtration/screening system
    • Cat Clean Emission Module
    • Oil sampling valves
    • Premixed 50% concentration of extended life coolant with freeze protection to –34° C (–29° F)
    • Rear access to cab and service platform
    • Steering, load sensing
    • Toe kicks
    • Vandalism protection caplocks
    NOTE
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
    POWER TRAIN
    • –50° C (–58° F) antifreeze
    • Engine oil change system, high speed, Wiggins
    • High ambient cooling – software
    • Cat Production Measurement
    OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • Cab precleaner
    • AM/FM/CD/MP3 radio
    • Satellite Sirius radio with bluetooth
    • LED warning strobe
    • CB radio ready
    • Window pull down visor
    • Handrail mounted mirrors
    MISCELLANEOUS ATTACHMENTS
    • Load and carry counterweight
    • Front and rear roading fenders
    • Fast fill fuel system (Shaw-Aero)
    • Cold Weather Starting (extra starter plus two batteries), engine block heater 120V or 240V, heated fuel lines
    • Aggregate Handler