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Medium Wheel Loaders

Cat® wheel loaders come in many different configurations to meet your requirements in all regions of the world.

Wheel Loaders for Any Job

Whether you need a wheel loader for use in landscaping, agricultural, construction, waste management, forestry, or mining applications. Caterpillar wheel loaders make your material handling and loading jobs safer, faster, more precise and profitable.

Cat wheel loaders set the standard for reliability, productivity, fuel efficiency, versatility and operator comfort. These environmentally friendly front end loader machines apply proven technologies systematically and strategically to meet our customer’s high expectations. Deep system integration results in reduced emissions and improved fuel economy without interrupting machine performance. Make your Cat wheel loader even more versatile by pairing it with Caterpillar’s broad range of work tools.

Select from a wide variety of front loaders in every size class: Compact Wheel Loaders, Small Wheel Loaders, Medium Wheel Loaders and Large Wheel Loaders. No matter what your material or handling job is, your Cat dealer can help you choose the wheel loader that best matches your needs.

950 GC Wheel Loader

The new Cat® 950 GC Wheel Loader is designed specifically to handle all the jobs on your worksite from material handling and truck loading, to general construction, to stockpiling. This machine is purpose-built to be just the right machine to get your everyday jobs done. Great machine performance combined with low owning and operating costs make the 950 GC the right choice for your business.

Product Details


Net Power - ISO 9249 151.0 kW
Engine Model Cat® C7.1
Bore 105.0 mm
Stroke 135.0 mm
Displacement 7.01 L
Max Gross Power @ 2,000 rpm - ISO 14396 171.0 kW
Max Gross Torque @ 1,400 rpm 1020.0 N·m
Max Net Torque @ 1,300 rpm 931.0 N·m
Rated Gross Power @ 2,200 rpm - ISO 14396 168.0 kW
Rated Net Power @ 2,200 rpm - ISO 9249 151.0 kW


Operating Weight 18676.0 kg


Bucket Capacities 2.5 m3 to 4.4 m3 (3.3 yd3 to 5.75 yd3)

Hydraulic System

Steering System Pump Type Piston
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Lower, Empty, Float Down 2.8 Seconds
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Dump, at Maximum Raise 1.2 Seconds
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Raise from Carry Position 6.1 Seconds
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total Cycle Time 10.1 Seconds
Implement System Pump Type Piston
Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure @ 50 ± 1.5 L/min 27900.0 kPa
Implement System - Maximum Pump Output @ 2,200 rpm 248.0 L/min
Implement System - Optional 3rd Function Maximum Flow 280.0 L/min
Implement System - Optional 3rd Function Maximum Pressure @ 70 L/min 20680.0 kPa

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System 48.0 L
Crankcase 20.0 L
Transmission 45.0 L
Differentials and Final Drives - Front 40.0 L
Differentials and Final Drives - Rear 38.0 L
Hydraulic Tank 120.0 L
Fuel Tank Size 290.0 L


Forward 1 7.0 km/h
Forward 2 12.5 km/h
Forward 3 22.0 km/h
Forward 4 34.0 km/h
Reverse 1 7.0 km/h
Reverse 2 12.5 km/h
Reverse 3 22.0 km/h


Brakes Brakes meet ISO 3450


ROPS/FOPS ROPS/FOPS meet ISO 3471 and ISO 3449 Level II standards


Choices Choices include: 23.5-25 16PR, L3 (Triangle); 23.5R25 ??, L3 (Triangle); 23.5R25 ?, L3 (Bridgestone)

Operating Specifications

Breakout Force 147.0 kN
Note **Compliance to ISO (2007) 14397-1 Sections 1 thru 5.
Note *Full compliance to ISO (2007) 14397-1 Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification between calculations and testing.
Static Tipping Load Full 40° Turn - ISO 14397-1* 10503.0 kg
Static Tipping Load Full 40° Turn - Rigid Tires** 11197.0 kg


B-Pin Height 4188.0 mm
B-Pin Height @ Carry 655.0 mm
Lift Arm Clearance 3649.0 mm
Height to Top of ROPS 3458.0 mm
Height to Top of Exhaust Pipe 3596.0 mm
Height to Top of Hood 2568.0 mm
Ground Clearance 460.0 mm
Center Line of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 2001.0 mm
Wheelbase 3300.0 mm
Center Line of Rear Axle to Hitch 1650.0 mm
Rack Back @ Maximum Lift 60.0 Degrees
Dump Angle @ Maximum Lift 52.0 Degrees
Rack Back @ Carry 45.0 Degrees
Rack Back @ Ground 40.0 Degrees
Height to Center Line of Axle 750.0 mm

Turning Radius

Turning Radius to Inside of Tires 3419.0 mm
Turning Radius to Outside Edge of Counterweight 6190.0 mm
Turning Radius to Outside of Tires 6164.0 mm
Width Over Tires 2745.0 mm

Operator Environment

Work Comfortably and Efficiently.

Controls and Display

The complete operator interface has been designed with the operator in mind: easy to operate and simple to understand. The pilot-operated hydraulic implement controls deliver comfortable, low-effort operation. Two single axis levers or a joystick are available. Both arrangements are equipped with a remote kick-down switch. The joystick features an F-N-R switch as well. The adjustable steering column includes the manual shifter and turn signal control lever. The dashboard display contains 5 analog-like gauges, several colored indicator lights and an LCD screen. This intuitive system allows the operator to monitor that the machine systems are operating properly.


The 950 GC cab offers an unmatched viewing area with a wide, flat, and distortion-free front windshield. The glass stretches to the floor of the cab for excellent visibility to the bucket. The cab roof has channels which direct rain off the corners of the cab keeping windows clear. Front and back wiper ensure that a clear view is maintained. Internal and external rearview mirrors are standard. An optional rearview camera is available to clearly monitor movement behind the machine.

Climate Control

Air conditioning system is standard on the 950 GC. Ten louvered vents allow the operator to direct the air flow to remain productive and efficient all shift long. The controls are comfortably located on the right hand console. The cab air filters are located in the main unit outside of the operator environment for superior filtration and easy cleaning.


The comfort cloth mechanical suspension seat provides a variety of adjustments to suit the operator’s size and weight including fore/aft, height and weight. An air suspension seat is offered as an option. The left-hand armrest and headrest are also adjustable.

Entry and Exit

Ladders are available on both sides of the machine to easily access the platforms. Platforms are equipped with guard and hand rails for safe access to the cab. The main cab door opens to the front and provides wide access to the operator environment.

Power Train

Powerful Efficiency.

Cat C7.1 Engine

The 950 GC is powered by a Cat C7.1 engine that meets Stage IIIA (Tier 3) emission standards and features a fuel-injection system specifically designed for fuel available in emerging markets. The Engine Idle Management System (EIMS) minimizes fuel consumption by reducing engine rpm after a specified amount of idle time.

On-Demand Fan

Electronically controlled, hydraulically driven variable speed fan adjusts to meet the varying cooling requirements of the machine. This results in a reduced average fan speed lowering fuel consumption, noise levels and radiator plugging. In very cold operating conditions, an optional fan drive bypass valve allows the machine systems to warm up faster to operating temperatures.


The power-shift countershaft transmission, designed and built by Caterpillar, features high contact ratio gears, meaning that there are always up-to three teeth in contact. These heat treated gears complemented by heavy duty bearings make this transmission durable, fuel efficient and produce low noise and vibration levels during operation. It is commanded by the proven Cat Electronic Long Range Transmission (ELRT) control valve, which allows full-power shifts and directional shift changes. The fully modulated shifts ensures smoothness for operators and contributes significantly to fast cycles and extended component life.


Heavy-duty axles with inboard-planetary final drives and specially heat-treated bevel gears feature hydraulically actuated wet-disc brakes. Limited-slip differentials are available for applications where increased traction is needed.


Tested and Proven - Ready to Work.

Service Centers

The hydraulic and electrical service centers provide grouped ground level access to numerous maintenance and service points enhancing safety and convenience for operators and service technicians. These are conveniently located under the access ladders on each side of the machine.

Grease Points

Grease fittings for difficult to reach components are grouped conveniently, allowing easy and quick preventive lubrication.

Caterpillar Designed

Components used to build Cat Wheel Loaders are designed and manufactured to Caterpillar quality standards throughout all Caterpillar facilities. The 950 GC is built on a long legacy of high performance and highly reliable wheel loaders.

Renowned Cat Dealer Support

Cat products are designed with superior quality, unsurpassed reliability, ease of serviceability and repairability and outstanding support, provided almost exclusively by Cat dealers. Cat dealers are with customers every step of the way to maximize machine uptime by providing unsurpassed worldwide parts support, trained technicians and customer support agreements. Dealers around the globe have been working with Cat customers for generations.

Cat Product Link™

Cat Product Link is a telematics solution, deeply integrated into the machine systems, allowing you to monitor the overall health of your machine including location tracking, fuel consumption and more.


Work Smart. Move More.

Performance Series Buckets

Performance Series Buckets feature an optimized shape, longer floor, curved side walls and wider opening, allowing short load times, high fill factors ranging from 100% to 115% and better material retention. They load easy and carry more! A unique spill guard protects the cab and linkage components from material overflow. This design results in safer operation, shorter cycle times, reduced fuel consumption and overall higher production efficiency.

Z-bar Linkage

The 950 GC linkage generates excellent breakout force and good rack back angle for better bucket loading and load retention. Lift arms provide excellent dump clearance and reach for exceptional matching to various truck body heights. Lift and return-to-dig positions can be adjusted on the linkage.

Load Sensing Hydraulics

The 950 GC features a load sensing hydraulic system that only produces flow and pressure for the implement system when required, improving machine productivity and resulting in low fuel consumption. Operators will also notice an excellent power balance between rimpull and implements.

Ride Control

The optional Ride Control System improves ride, performance and load retention when traveling over rough terrain. Operators gain confidence moving at higher speeds in load and carry operations decreasing cycle times and increasing productivity.

Work Tools/Fusion Quick Coupler

Work Tool Options to Meet Your Needs.

Work Tool Attachments for All Support Functions on Your Job Site

A variety of pin-on and coupler attachments are available for 950 GC applications. Cat Work Tools are durable, reliable and designed for performance and efficiency with your Cat Wheel Loader.

Fusion™ Quick Coupler

The Fusion Quick Coupler System gives one common interface across a range of medium and small wheel loaders. A quick coupler allows one machine to use a range of different work tools on the job site. Fusion allows one work tool to be picked up by the entire range of medium and small wheel loaders. With a Fusion Coupler, performance is virtually identical to pin-on attachments. The coupler sits back, close into the loader arms - minimizing offset, enabling increased machine performance. An advanced wedging mechanism creates a tight, rattle-free fit which results in a longer coupler and attachment service life. An open coupler frame design clears sight lines from the operator’s seat to the load. Loading and unloading is done confidently and quickly with good visibility to the tool and load.
    •  Engine - Cat C7.1 ATAAC Stage IIIA/Tier 3
    •  Torque converter
    •  Transmission, automatic, power shift (4F/3R), kick-down function, overspeed protection
    •  Brakes, full hydraulic enclosed wet-disc
    •  EIMS (Engine Idle Management System)
    •  Fan, radiator, electronically controlled, hydraulically driven, temperature sensing, on demand
    •  Filter, fuel primary/secondary/tertiary
    •  Fuel/water separator
    •  Filters, engine air, primary/secondary
    •  Fuel priming pump (manual)
    •  Muffler, sound suppressed
    •  Radiator, unit core (9.5 fpi) with ATAAC
    •  Starting aid, glow plugs
    •  Switch, transmission neutralizer lockout
    •  Load sensing implement system pilot operated
    •  Dedicated load sensing steering pump
    •  Dedicated brake and fan gear pump
    •  Alarm, back-up/main disconnect switch
    •  Alternator (115-amp, brush type)
    •  Batteries, maintenance free (2×900 CCA)
    •  Ignition key; start/stop switch
    •  Lighting system, halogen (6 total): - Four (4) halogen work lights - Two (2) halogen roading lights
    •  Starting and charging system (24-volt)
    •  Starter, electric (heavy duty)
  • Alarm, back-up/main disconnect switch
    • Alternator (115-amp, brush type)
      • Batteries, maintenance free (2×900 CCA)
        • Ignition key; start/stop switch
          • Lighting system, halogen (6 total): - Four (4) halogen work lights - Two (2) halogen roading lights
            • Starting and charging system (24-volt)
              • Starter, electric (heavy duty)
                • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
                  •  Air conditioning with 10 vents and filter unit located outside of cab
                  •  Bucket/work tool function lockout
                  •  Cab, pressurized and sound suppressed
                  •  Hydroformed (ROPS/FOPS) structure
                  •  12V power port (10A)
                  •  Coat hook
                  •  Pilot hydraulic controls, lift and tilt function; two (2) single axis levers or joystick
                  •  Heater and defroster
                  •  Horn
                  •  Cup holders and personal tray on right console
                  •  Storage tray behind seat
                  •  Mirrors, rearview internal and external
                  •  Seat, Cat Comfort (cloth) mechanical suspension, auto-retractable seat belt
                  •  Steering column, adjustable angle
                  •  Wipers/washers (front and rear)
                  •  Window, sliding (left and right side)
                  •  Computerized monitoring system
                • Air conditioning with 10 vents and filter unit located outside of cab
                  • Bucket/work tool function lockout
                    • Cab, pressurized and sound suppressed
                      • Hydroformed (ROPS/FOPS) structure
                        • 12V power port (10A)
                          • Coat hook
                            • Pilot hydraulic controls, lift and tilt function; two (2) single axis levers or joystick
                              • Heater and defroster
                                • Horn
                                  • Cup holders and personal tray on right console
                                    • Storage tray behind seat
                                      • Mirrors, rearview internal and external
                                        • Seat, Cat Comfort (cloth) mechanical suspension, auto-retractable seat belt
                                          • Steering column, adjustable angle
                                            • Wipers/washers (front and rear)
                                              • Window, sliding (left and right side)
                                                • Computerized monitoring system
                                                  • OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT
                                                    •  Lift and return-to-dig kick outs (Electro?Magnetic), mechanical adjustment
                                                    •  Doors, service access (locking)
                                                    •  Fenders (front and rear) steel
                                                    •  Grill, airborne debris
                                                    •  Hitch, drawbar with pin
                                                    •  Hood, non-metallic on steel structure
                                                    •  Counterweight, 1800 kg
                                                    •  Linkage, Z-bar, fabricated crosstube/tilt lever
                                                    •  S·O·SSM oil sampling valves
                                                    •  Product Link Ready
                                                  • Cold weather starting (batteries 2×1,400 CCA and ether starting aid)
                                                    • Third hydraulic function, one single axis lever
                                                      • Quick coupler control
                                                        • Limited slip differentials
                                                          • Autolube system
                                                            • Air precleaner turbine
                                                              • Ride control
                                                                • Heated rear window
                                                                  • Air suspended seat
                                                                    • Secondary steering, electrical
                                                                      • Reversing cooling fan (auto/manual controlled)
                                                                        • Toolbox
                                                                          • Warning beacon
                                                                            • Extra working lights (4), Halogen or HID
                                                                              • Rearview camera
                                                                                • Radio
                                                                                  • Fender extensions/roading
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