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The new Cat® K Series Small Wheel Loaders—924K, 930K and 938K—are completely redesigned, incorporating a new engine that meets emission standards equivalent to EU Stage IIIA and U.S. EPA Tier 3 standards and significant new features that deliver enhanced performance, fuel efficiency and operator comfort. Among the new features are an efficient electronically controlled hydrostatic drive system, new optimized Z-bar loader linkage, refined operator’s station and a choice of couplers and buckets for best matching the machine to the application. The new K Series models will replace the successful  H Series models—924H, 924Hz, 928Hz, 930H, 938H and IT938H.

Efficient drive train and hydraulics

The Cat C7.1 ACERT™ powers the three new K-Series wheel loaders and works efficiently with the machines to deliver fuel savings up to 25 percent, compared with H-Series models.  An improved fuel filtration system features a dual fuel filter with increased dirt holding capacity for longer life.  The C7.1 ACERT  rated speed setting of 1800 rpm, compared with 2415 rpm for the H-Series, contributes significantly to reduced fuel consumption, lowered sound levels, and reduced wear. An engine-idle shutdown system further reduces fuel consumption.

K-Series models are equipped with a step-less, four-range, hydrostatic drive system that allows independent control of ground speed and engine speed for efficient operation of hydraulically powered work tools. A new creeper control feature further improves low speed operations by allowing the operator to adjusted maximum ground speed down to 1.6 km/h (1 mph).  An operator-controlled rimpull-control system helps reduce wheel spin and consequent tire wear, and a front differential lock enhances traction.

The dedicated load-sensing, variable-displacement pumps for the implement and steering systems reduce horsepower draw for fuel efficiency and improve multifunction performance.    The new K Series loaders also incorporate an electronic snubbing feature at end stroke and kick out positions to reduce operating stress. Hydraulic-filter service intervals are extended to 2,000 hours.

Efficient loader linkage

Optimized Z-bar loader linkage blends the breakout power of Z-bar linkage with the parallel-lift and load-handling characteristics of Cat VersaLink™ or IT (Integrated Toolcarrier) linkage. The new linkage, available in both standard- and high-lift configurations  on the 930K and 938K, accepts pin-on tools, Cat Fusion™ coupler or a coupler that meets ISO 23727 and is compatible with competitive work tools. The new linkage is designed to work with Cat Performance Series buckets, designed for efficient loading, high fill factors, improved material retention and lowered fuel consumption.

Operator amenities

An all-new operator’s station features automatic temperature control, curved front windshield, tilt and telescoping steering column, and a Soft Touch control panel. The electronic joystick for implement control is seat-mounted, adjustable and incorporates integral controls for auxiliary hydraulics, directional shifting and optional differential lock. In-cab sound levels are reduced to 71 dB (A), down from 74 dB (A) in the H-Series models.

Kick-out functions for boom lift, boom lower and tilt are standard and easily programmable by pushing and holding a button on the Soft Touch panel. An electronic parking brake simplifies operation, and an optional Secondary Display shows vital machine information graphically and digitally as well as machine diagnostics.  The display works in conjunction with the soft touch panel to provide real time adjustments for 3rd function flow, throttle lock, rimpull control, and creeper control.  The display also serves as a display for an optional rear-view camera system.

Machine Specifications

Stage IIIA / Tier 3Equivalent 924K 930K 938K
Net kilowatts (hp) 102 (135) 115 (154) 136 (182)
Op. Weight kg (lb) 12,038 (26,539) 13,198 (29,097) 15,191 (33,490)
Pin On Bucket m³ (yd³) 2.1 (2.7) 2.3 (3.0) 2.7 (3.5)
Full Turn Tip kg (lb) 7,708 (16,993) 8,375 (18,464) 9,610 (21,186)