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Track Loaders(Non Current)

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953C Track Loader

Product Details


Flywheel Power 90 kW
Engine Model Cat 3116T Engine
Gross Power 99 kW
Net Power - Caterpillar 90 kW
Net Power - ISO 9249 90 kW
Net Power - SAE J1349 90 kW
Net Power - EEC 80/1269 90 kW
Net Power - DIN 70020 126 PS
Bore 105 mm
Stroke 127 mm
Displacement 6.6 L


Operating Weight 14677 kg


Capacity - General Purpose 1.85 m3
Capacity - Multi-Purpose 1.6 m3
Bucket Width - General Purpose 2380 mm


Track Shoe Type Double grouser
Track Shoe Width - Standard 380 mm
Track Shoe Width - Optional 500 mm
Track Rollers - Each Side 6
Number of Shoes - Each Side 40
Track on Ground 2295 mm
Ground Contact Area - Standard Shoe 1.74 m2
Ground Contact Area - Optional Shoe 2.29 m2
Ground Pressure - Standard Shoe 79.6 kPa
Ground Pressure - Optional Shoe 60.5 kPa
Grouser Height - Double Grouser 37.5 mm
Track Gauge 1800 mm

Drive System

Type Hydrostatic drive with infinite machine speeds to 10 km/h (6.2 mph)
Drive Pump Two variable-displacement, slipper-axial piston pumps
Track Motor Two variable-displacement, bi-directional link-type piston motors
Relief Valve Setting 42000 kPa

Hydraulic System - Equipment

Type Open-centered series system
Output 130 L/min
Main Relief Valve Setting 21400 kPa
Lift Cylinders - Bore 120.65 mm
Lift Cylinders - Stroke 711 mm
Tilt Cylinders - Bore 139.75 mm
Tilt Cylinders - Stroke 478 mm

Hydraulic System - Pilot

Output - maximum 110 L/min
Relief Valve Setting 2400 kPa
Cycle Time - Raise 6.7 Seconds
Cycle Time - Dump 1.4 Seconds
Cycle Time - Lower, Empty, Float Down 3 Seconds
Cycle Time - Raise and Dump 9.7 Seconds

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank 234 L
Cooling System 25 L
Crankcase (with Filter) 21 L
Final Drives (each) 15 L
Hydraulic system (Equipment, Power Train and Tank) 104 L
Hydraulic Tank 65 L
Pump Drive Box 3.8 L

Operating Specifications

Max. Travel Speed 10 km/h

Ripper Specifications

Type Hinged-Type
Number of Pockets 3
Overall Width/Beam 1951 mm
Ground Clearance 523 mm
Penetration 271 mm
Ripping Width 1800 mm
Cylinders - Bore 102 mm
Cylinders - Stroke 270 mm
Addition to Machine Length due to Ripper (in Transportation Position) 247 mm


Brakes J1026 APR90
Cab SAE J1040 APR88, SAE J395, ISO 3471 1994, SAE J231 JAN81, ISO 3449-1994

Hydrostatic Drive, Electronically Controlled

The electronically controlled hydrostatic drive helps provide quick response for shorter cycle times and increased productivity.

Transmission Shifting

The hydrostatic drive eliminates the need for transmission shifting.

Electronic Hydrostatic Control

The Electronic Hydrostatic Control (EHC) controls the hydrostatic drive system.

Variable Displacement Pumps and Drive Motors

Variable displacement pumps and variable displacement drive motors are electronically controlled by Electronic Hydrostatic Control.

Separate Hydraulic Pumps

Separate hydraulic pumps offer easy servicing.

Independent Power

Independent power to each track for speed, maneuverability, or sideslope operation.

Power Turns

Power turns for added control, speed and versatility.

Counter Rotation

Counter rotation allows spot turns in tight space conditions.

Travel Speeds

Travel speeds are infinitely variable between zero and top speed.


Provides power, reliability and acts as a working counterweight in the rear of the machine for optimum machine balance.

Cat Diesel Engine

The Cat 3116 Diesel Engine is a six cylinder, four-cycle design that provides long, effective power strokes for high torque and more complete fuel combustion.

Rear Engine Location

The rear engine location allows excellent forward viewing, while serving as a working counterweight.

Fuel System

Direct-injection fuel system with unit injectors provides efficient, precise fuel metering.


Turbocharger packs more air in the cylinders for excellent combustion and increased engine efficiency.

Air Inlet Heater

Air inlet heater assists engine starting in low temperature conditions by warming the air supplied to the engine.

Extended Life Coolant

Extended life coolant, standard in the engine cooling system, reduces the need for maintenance.

Dual Fuel Filters

Dual fuel filters with water separator element are used in-line to help ensure clean fuel.


High displacement-to-power ratio provides extended engine life and exceptional reliability.

Extended Life Design

The Cat 3116 DIT is designed for extended life.

Operator Station and Controls

Designed for operator comfort and ease of operation.

Ergonomic Design

The Caterpillar Contour Series seat is ergonomically designed and fully adjustable for maximum operator comfort and control.

Adjustable Armrests

The adjustable armrests can be positioned up or down. The right armrest is adjustable forward and backward. Each armrest can be inclined to different angles for excellent operator comfort and control.

Air Circulation System

Air circulation system delivers filtered, pressurized and temperature-controlled air through 10 louvered vents.

Storage Spaces

Storage spaces include a lockable storage box, a lunch box compartment, beverage holder, and coat hook.

Sound-suppressed Cab

Sound-suppressed cab with integral Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS)/Falling Objects Protective Structure (FOPS) is resiliently mounted for a quiet and comfortable working environment.

Enhanced Viewing Area

Enhanced viewing area to the front, sides and rear of the machine.

Radio Arrangement

Radio installation arrangement, 24 to 12-volt converter, radio mounting space, and speakers are standard on cab-equipped machines.

Hydrostatic Drive Operation

Easy, precise operation of hydrostatic drive system for quick speed and direction changes and maximum maneuverability.

Speed Mode Switch

Speed mode switch allows operator to choose between "work mode" for fine control or tight truckloading, or "travel mode" for maximum drive speed.

Pilot Operated Controls

Pilot operated equipment controls are easy to operate for greater productivity.

Ripper/Bucket Control

Available on the 953C is an optional pilot-operated control for ripper or multi-purpose bucket.

Computerized Monitoring System (CMS)

Quickly indicates servicing needs to reduce downtime and improve machine availability.

Computerized Monitoring System Functions

The Computerized Monitoring System offers three main functions: quick and simple calibration of the hydrostatic drive system, alerting the operator of situations to prevent damage, and monitoring of hydraulic and electrical systems to aid service personnel.

Computerized Monitoring System Warnings

The Computerized Monitoring System offers three levels of warning.

Additional Features

The 953C also features a key start/stop switch and a speed mode switch.


Box-section main frame is designed to handle heavy loads, while Z-Bar linkage maximizes breakout force.

Main Frame Design

Strong box-section main frame design, with continuous, deep-penetration welds resists twisting loads to protect components from excessive wear.

Z-bar Linkage

Breakout force is exceptionally high due to the mechanical advantage of Z-Bar linkage design.

Oscillating Undercarriage

Keeps more track on the ground for maximum traction and stability. Several shoe options provide best match to job conditions.

Independent Movement

Oscillating undercarriage allows movement of each track independent of main frame.

Swing Link Idler

Swing link idler permits horizontal idler movement, absorbing shock loads and maintaining proper track tension, while eliminating the need for shims and wear strips.

Sealed Tracks

Tracks are sealed and lubricated to keep abrasives out and virtually eliminate pin and internal bushing wear to keep maintenance costs down.

Bolt-on Sprocket Rim Segments

Bolt-on sprocket rim segments allow replacement of worn sprocket teeth without opening the track chain.

Two-piece Link

Two-piece split master link allows easy track chain removal and installation.

Caterpillar Brand Undercarriage

Caterpillar brand undercarriage components are well-matched to each other and the machine for superior life and cost-effective operation.

Shoe Options

953C track shoe options include: double grouser, trapezoidal center hole, single grouser, rubber grouser and wider shoes.

Work Tools

A variety of attachments and Ground Engaging Tools (G.E.T.) are available to maximize performance in any application.

General Purpose (GP) Bucket

General Purpose (GP) bucket is designed for excellent loadability and long life in applications such as hard bank excavating, stripping, and stock pile loading.

Multi-purpose (MP) Bucket

Multi-purpose (MP) buckets are designed for a broad range of applications such as: loading, stripping, clearing, bulldozing, picking up debris and fine grading.


Ripper-scarifier adds extra versatility to expand the application of the machine.

Protection Options

Base edge protection options available for GP and MP buckets: Bolt-on cutting edges, reversible; bolt-on, 2-strap adapter and tips including corner guards; and bolt-on adapter, tips and bolt-on reversible edge segments.

Tip Options

Short; long; and heavy-duty long.

Special Application Attachments

Special attachments are available or can be designed on request to allow the 953C to work in special applications.

Waste Handling

Waste handling attachments provide added versatility and are designed to make the 953C perform well in sanitary landfills, transfer stations and other waste handling applications.

Shiphold Attachments

Shiphold attachments allow the 953C to work in the confined and harsh shiphold environment.

Low Ground Pressure Arrangement

Super Low Ground Pressure arrangement is designed for work in extremely soft underfoot conditions.

Woods Guarding Arrangements

Woods Guarding attachments provide guarding for forestry or clearing applications.

Other Attachments Available

Many other attachments are available. For other custom-designed arrangements for specific applications, consult your Caterpillar dealer.

Complete Customer Support

Caterpillar's total commitment to customer support and simplified service is part of every Cat machine.

Reduced Maintenance

Batteries are maintenance-free. Caterpillar Extended Life Coolant allows extended change intervals (6,000 hours). Sealed electrical connectors lock out dust and moisture. Cat sealed and lubricated tracks minimize pin and internal bushing wear and reduce maintenance costs. Caterpillar XT hydraulic hose, in medium and high pressure circuits, offers high abrasion resistance and far exceeds industry standards. O-Ring Face Seal (ORFS) hydraulic couplings help eliminate fluid leaks, provide positive coupling head seals and are reusable for low operating costs. Lower bucket pins are low maintenance and oil-lubricated. S•O•Ssm Fluids Analysis helps avoid unnecessary downtime and maintains the machine value.

Easy Access

Hydraulic and fuel filters are located close to each other for easy maintenance. Rear engine location allows bucket-on-the ground service checks and maintenance. Ground-level access to lubrication points. Hinged doors allow quick access to the engine, hydrostatic system along with the battery and tool boxes.

Easy Diagnosis

The Computerized Monitoring System and self-diagnosing EHC work together to warn against both occurring and impending faults to reduce downtime. Rapid, easy calibration and troubleshooting of hydrostatic and electrical systems are performed through CMS and EHC systems. Electronic Technician (ET) software is fully compatible with the EHC and provides further diagnostic capabilities. Quick-disconnect hydraulic pressure taps allow quick diagnosis of the hydraulic system. More commonly used pressure taps are clustered inside the left engine door for easy access.

Component Servicing

Removable cab floor-panel for easy access to internal components. Hydrostatic drive system with separate pumps and motors for low replacement or rebuild cost. Color-coded and numbered electrical wiring for easy repair. Split master link to easily open the track chain. Segmented drive sprocket for easy repair without splitting the track, as well as reduced replacement costs and less downtime. Caterpillar XT hydraulic hoses offer excellent flexibility for easy installation. Bolted grab irons are easily replaceable.

Low Cost Components Replacement

Caterpillar Remanufactured parts are available for economical component replacement. Many Remanufactured parts are available for use in the 953C engine and hydraulic system.

Preventive Maintenance

Preventive maintenance programs. Ask your Cat dealer for help with managing machine service.

Parts Availability

Most Cat parts are immediately available from any dealer. Cat dealers rely on a worldwide computer network to find parts instantly, minimizing your machine downtime. More economical components are available through Caterpillar Remanufactured parts.

Flexible Financing

Cat dealers can arrange affordable financing for the entire Caterpillar line. Contact your dealer to learn how terms can be structured to match cash flow.
  • Air inlet heater
    • Alternator (24-volt, 70-amp)
      • Armrests, adjustable
        • Ashtray, cigarette lighter (24-volt)
          • Automatic bucket positioner
            • Automatic lift kickout
              • Back up alarm
                • Blower engine cooling fan
                  • Bumper (rear)
                    • Cab, sound suppressed with air pressurization, Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS) and Falling Objects Protective Structure (FOPS)
                      • Coat hook
                        • Control interlock
                          • Controls (for equipment), single lever control, two-valve hydraulic, pilot operated
                            • Crankcase guard
                              • 24-volt direct electric starting motor
                                • Electronic Hydrostatic Control (EHC)
                                  • Engine - Caterpillar 3116T diesel engine, direct injection, turbocharged
                                    • Engine air filter, radial seal
                                      • Engine enclosure doors with locks
                                        • Extended Life Coolant
                                          • Floor mat
                                            • Front and rear retrieval hitches
                                              • Fuel priming pump
                                                • Gauge package
                                                  •  Fuel level
                                                  •  Engine coolant temperature
                                                  •  Hydraulic (equipment/power train) oil
                                                  •  Temperature
                                                  •  Pump drive box oil temperature
                                                • Fuel level
                                                  • Engine coolant temperature
                                                    • Hydraulic (equipment/power train) oil
                                                      • Temperature
                                                        • Pump drive box oil temperature
                                                          • Heater/defroster with temperature control (also standard on canopy)
                                                            • Horn
                                                              • Hydraulic track adjuster
                                                                • Lights (2), roof mounted, forward facing (halogen)
                                                                  • Literature compartment in seat back
                                                                    • Maintenance free batteries
                                                                      • Operator panel
                                                                        •  Computerized Monitoring System, operator action system, start-stop key and hydrostatic information/hour meter display
                                                                      • Computerized Monitoring System, operator action system, start-stop key and hydrostatic information/hour meter display
                                                                        • Pre-cleaner, air intake
                                                                          • Rear view mirror, inside cab mounted
                                                                            • Radiator guard, heavy-duty, perforated
                                                                              • Radio installation arragement for 12-volt radio, with speakers, converter
                                                                                • Retractable seat belt, 76 mm (3 in)
                                                                                  • Seat - fabric-covered Cat Contour Series, suspended and adjustable
                                                                                    • Segmented sprocket rims
                                                                                      • Single lever bucket control
                                                                                        • Sprocket guards
                                                                                          • Storage compartments under armrests
                                                                                            • Tinted glass
                                                                                              • Track gauge 1.8 m (71 in)
                                                                                                • Track - sealed and lubricated, with 2-piece master link
                                                                                                  • Track shoes - 380 mm (15 in) double bar grouser
                                                                                                    • Track guiding guards, end sections
                                                                                                      • Two-valve equipment hydraulics
                                                                                                        • Windshield and back window washers and wipers (variable intermittent front wiper)
                                                                                                          • Vandalism protection (for use with cab)
                                                                                                            •  Lockable fuel tank cap with padlock
                                                                                                            •  Front service door locks
                                                                                                            •  Radiator cap access door lock
                                                                                                            •  Ball valve - control lever disconnect
                                                                                                          • Air conditioner - 108 kg (239 lb)
                                                                                                            • Air suspended seat - 10 kg (22 lb)
                                                                                                              • Antifreeze - for temperatures from -37°C (-34°F) to -50°C (-58°F)
                                                                                                                • Batteries, Cat Premium, high output
                                                                                                                  • Buckets
                                                                                                                    •  General purpose 1.75 m3 (2.25 yd3) - 922kg (2033 lb)
                                                                                                                    •  Multi-purpose 1.5 m3 (2.0 yd3) - 1413 kg (3115 lb)
                                                                                                                    •  General purpose with flush-mounted adapters 1.75 m3 (2.25 yd3) - 1036 kg (2284 lb)
                                                                                                                  • Bucket control, two lever
                                                                                                                    • Bucket cutting edge, reversible, with end bits, sharpened, bolt-on for GP or MP buckets - 122 kg (269 lb)
                                                                                                                      • Bucket bolt-on adapaters and tips (J300) for GP or MP bucket, set of 8, includes corner adapters
                                                                                                                        •  Long Adapters and Tips - 138 kg (304 lb)
                                                                                                                        •  Short Adapters and Tips - 137 kg (302 lb)
                                                                                                                      • Bucket edge segments, bolt-on for GP or MP bucket - 82 kg (180 lb)
                                                                                                                        • Bucket tips for use with flush adapters (on GP bucket), set of 8
                                                                                                                          •  Long Tips - 35 kg (77 lb)
                                                                                                                          •  Short Tips - 33 kg (73 lb)
                                                                                                                        • Long Tips - 35 kg (77 lb)
                                                                                                                          • Short Tips - 33 kg (73 lb)
                                                                                                                            • Bucket bolt-on uniteeth, set of 8, includes 2 corner teeth - 119 kg (262 lb)
                                                                                                                              • Bumper (removed) - -564 kg (-1243 lb)
                                                                                                                                • Canopy, ROPS (cab removed) includes rearview mirror, 2 forward facing lights, heater, vinyl seat and vandalism protection consisting of cab vandalism package plus instrument panel guard group with padlock - -205 kg (-452 lb)
                                                                                                                                  • Drawbar hitch - 30 kg (66 lb)
                                                                                                                                    • Ether starting aid - 2 kg (4 lb)
                                                                                                                                      • Guards, track roller - 122 kg (270 lb)
                                                                                                                                        • Guards, idler - 75 kg (165 lb)
                                                                                                                                          • Hydraulic system
                                                                                                                                            •  3rd valve with or without lines for front or rear attachments - 22 kg (49 lb)
                                                                                                                                            •  Diverter valve for use when both front and rear lines are required - 10 kg (22 lb)
                                                                                                                                          • Lighting system (halogen)
                                                                                                                                            •  4 lights, 2 forward with guards, 2 rear - 13 kg (28 lb)
                                                                                                                                          • Radiator
                                                                                                                                            •  Hi-ambient cooling arrangement - 9 kg (20 lb)
                                                                                                                                            •  Trash resistant - 9 kg (20 lb)
                                                                                                                                          • Ripper/scarifier - with three ripper shanks - 67 kg (148 lb)
                                                                                                                                            • Sound suppression attachment (spectator) - 10 kg (22 lb)
                                                                                                                                              • Track shoes
                                                                                                                                                •  500 mm (20 in) double grouser - 291 kg (642 lb)
                                                                                                                                                •  500 mm (20 in) double grouser with rubber pad bonded in between grousers - 615 kg (1356 lb)
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