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Waste Handler Track Loaders(Non Current)

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953C WH Waste Handler

The 953C WH is the machine to perform many waste handling tasks. It can also be used to compact the top layer of material which minimizes the amount of daily cover needed.

  • Specification Summary

  • Engine ModelCat® 3126B ATAAC
  • Flywheel Power95 kW
  • Operating Weight16656 kg
  • Capacity - General Purpose Landfill2.3 m3
  • Capacity - Multi-Purpose Landfill2.1 m3

Product Details


Engine Model Cat® 3126B ATAAC
Flywheel Power 95 kW


Operating Weight 16656 kg


Capacity - General Purpose Landfill 2.3 m3
Capacity - Multi-Purpose Landfill 2.1 m3
Width - General Purpose Landfill 2439 mm
Width - Multi-Purpose Landfill 2370 mm


Track Shoe Width - Standard 500 mm
Track Shoe Width - Optional 380 mm
Track Gauge 1800 mm
Track on Ground 2345 mm
Ground Contact Area - Standard Shoe 2.3 m2
Ground Contact Area - Optional Shoe 1.8 m2
Ground Pressure - Standard Shoe 71 kPa
Ground Pressure - Optional Shoe 90.8 kPa
Track Shoe Type Double Grouser, Trapezoidal Shoe

Operating Specifications

Track on Ground 2345 mm
Ground Pressure 65.8 kPa
Max Travel Speed 9.2 km/h


Standards Standards


Note: Note

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank 233.5 L
Cooling System 26 L
Crankcase (with Filter) 18 L
Final Drives (each) 15.5 L
Hydraulic Tank 110 L

Ripper Specifications

Type Radial
Number of Pockets 3
Overall Width/Beam 1952 mm
Penetration 290 mm
Ripping Width 1800 mm


The excellent versatility of the 953C Waste Handler makes it well suited for performing many waste handling applications. Other uses for the 953C WH vary from soil excavation, utility applications, and material handling.

Landfill Applications

The 953C Waste Handler performs many waste handling tasks, such as:
  • Feeding waste to landfill compactors
  • Spreading
  • Shredding
  • Compacting
  • Leveling waste before daily cover

Transfer Station

This application requires a machine with maneuverability in addition to versatility. The 953C Waste Handler makes the following transfer station tasks possible:
  • Sorting
  • Shredding
  • Crushing
  • Compacting
  • Loading

Utility Applications

The 953C can work in virtually any underfoot condition (snow, mud, uncompacted fill materials, etc?). It can be used to:
  • Build and maintain service roads
  • Remove snow
  • Clear land
  • Rip compacted material for excavation
  • Retrieve mired vehicles on the work site

Waste Material Handling

Due to its superior flotation and visibility the 953C can handle smoothly and efficiently
  • Separating materials for recycling
  • Moving materials to compost areas
  • Charging shredder hoppers
  • Truck loading

Construction and Demolition Material Handling

Track loaders can be used for:
  • Sorting
  • Shredding
  • Crushing
  • Compacting
  • Stockpiling
  • Loading materials

Soil Excavation/Handling

The versatility of its tools makes the 953C Track Loader excellent for:
  • Excavating
  • Carrying
  • Stockpiling
  • Spreading soil and cover material

Basic Guarding Package

Guarding helps protect critical machine components and body panels from being damaged by debris under harsh waste handling environments.

Seal Protection Guard Group

Helps protect the final drive, pivot shaft and idler seals. Minimizes costly downtime caused by wire, nylon strapping, etc., usually found in transfer stations and landfills.

Heavy-duty Swing Open Bottom Guards

  • Help protect engine and drive train from damage.
  • Provide easy access for servicing and cleanout.

Heavy-duty Hydraulic Tank Guard

  • Helps prevent costly hydraulic tank damage from debris.
  • Twice as thick as standard guarding for excellent protection.

Lift Cylinder Line Guard

Helps protect lift cylinder hoses from debris damage.

Tilt Cylinder Guards with Side Mounted Bucket Positioner

Protects cylinder, cylinder rod and hydraulic lines from falling debris. The bucket positioner is mounted to the side of the cylinder.

Final Drive Abrasion Guards

  • Fabricated from abrasion-resistant steel to protect final drive housings.
  • Helps prevent final drive failure due to wear-through in abrasive condi-tions.
  • Three-piece design enhances serviceability.

Front Idler Guard

Helps protect the yoke, link, recoil rod and idler by preventing material from entering the idler area.

Basic Waste Handler Arrangement

The basic Waste Handler arrangement inlcudes the Basic Guarding Package in addtion to the following - Heavu-duty Bottom Guards, Guarded Lights, Debris Barrier Package, Trash Radiator, Heavy-duty Front Guards, and Idler Guards.

Precleaner with Prescreener

  • Prevents trash from entering air intake.
  • Turbine-type dust ejection system extends filter life.

Swing-out Radiator Grille

  • Allows easy access for cleaning radiator.
  • Makes cooling system work more efficiently.

Debris Barrier Package

  • Rubber baffle added to front and rubber seals to rear of cab. Reduces build-up of debris in engine and power train components. Results in longer operating time between cleanouts.
  • Seals added to engine side doors to prevent entry of radiator-plugging waste.

Fender Reinforcement

  • Fenders help protect cab and sheet metal.
  • Reinforcements added to improve strength.

Recommended Options

Features for peak performance. Several additional options are recommended to assist matching your site requirements.

Trash Rack

  • Increases bucket capacity in waste
  • Helps prevent bucket spillage

Heavy-duty Hinged Windshield Screen

Protects front cab glass from debris coming over bucket. Features quick release handle for easy cleaning access.

Striker Bar

Designed to prevent debris from riding up the track and damaging the sheet metal.

Third Valve Line Guard

Protects steel hydraulic lines for Multi-Purpose Bucket from damage caused by material pushed upward between lift arms when back-dragging.

Work Tools

  • General Purpose Bucket
  • General Purpose Landfill Bucket
  • Multi-Purpose Bucket
  • Multi-Purpose Landfill Bucket
  • Ripper


The 953C WH design offers reduced maintenance, convenient access to components, easy diagnostic capabilities, as well as easy and economical component replacement possibilities. Cat dealers also provide quick parts availability.

Total Customer Support

Your Caterpillar dealer offers a wide range of services that can be set up with a Customer Support Agreement. A customized plan, from PM service to total machine maintenance, and flexible financing, allows you to optimize your return on investment.

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