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.
The Cat 938K Small Wheel Loader sets the standard for productivity, fuel efficiency and operator comfort. The improved optimized Z-bar loader linkage delivers the quick loading performance of a traditional Z-bar with the parallelism and load handling capability of a tool carrier. A high torque, low speed C7.1 ACERT engine works in concert with an intelligent hystat power train to deliver fuel efficiency as standard.
Rated Net Power - 1,600 rpm - ISO 9249 (DIN) (Standard Power Mode: Speed Range 1-3*)
Rated Net Power
Rated Net Power - 1,600 rpm - SAE J1349 (Standard Power Mode: Speed Range 1-3*)
Caterpillar recommends that you consult a tire supplier to evaluate all conditions before selecting a tire model.
Other Choices Vary by Region (2)
20.5-25 12PR (L-2); Skidder/Agriculture; 20.5-25 12PR (L-3); Flexport™ Gen II
In certain applications, the loader's productive capabilities may exceed the tire's tonnes-km/h (ton-mph) capabilities.
20.5 R25, radial (L-3)
The declared exterior sound power level is 104 dB(A) when the value is measured according to “ISO 6395:2008.”
Declared dynamic operator sound pressure level is 72 dB(A) when “ISO 6396:2008” is used to measure value for an enclosed cab.
The measurement was conducted at 70% of the maximum engine cooling fan speed, with the cab doors and cab windows closed.
K Series – Making Your Choice Easy:
Enjoy All Day Comfort
Have a seat in the updated K Series Small Wheel Loader and enjoy excellent all around visibility and low-effort joystick controls that move with you on a fully adjustable seat suspension. A large spacious operator environment combined with Caterpillar’s exclusive hydraulic cylinder damping and smooth predictable controls make this the most comfortable seat on your job site.
Work Made Easy
Move more with Caterpillar’s patented quick loading Performance Series buckets and optimized Z-bar linkage that combines the digging efficiency of a traditional Z-bar with tool carrier capabilities. The parallel lift and high tilt forces throughout the working range allow you to safely and confidently handle loads with precise control. Multi-function work has never been easier with dedicated pumps for each system and a flow sharing implement valve governed by an intelligent power management system. Simultaneously lift, steer and drive without compromise. The K Series Small Wheel Loader simply does what you ask it to do.
Experience hybrid like fuel efficiency with an intelligent hydrostatic power train and industry leading fuel savings through a lower maximum engine speed of just 1,600 rpm in Standard Mode. Power when you need it with Caterpillar’s exclusive Power-by-Range technology that increases power in Range 4 for improved speed on grade. For your toughest and most demanding applications a new Performance Mode will allow you to boost the power and hydraulic speed in all Ranges to get the job done even quicker. Meets U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA equivalent emission standards with a Cat® C7.1 ACERT™ engine that is designed to manage itself so you can concentrate on your work.
Customize Your Experience
Meet your application requirements and individual preferences with Caterpillar’s industry first Hystat™ Operator Modes featuring four unique power train settings. Select classic Torque Converter for smooth rollout, conventional Hystat for aggressive engine braking, an Ice Mode that maximizes your control on slippery underfoot, or default mode which blends the best of Hystat and Torque Converter characteristics. Fine tune machine performance with adjustments at your fingertips through the soft touch buttons and optional secondary display. Quickly set hydraulic response along with linkage kick-out positions, maximum wheel torque, and peak ground speed to efficiently perform a multitude of tasks.
Auto idle shut down feature
Cat C7.1 ACERT engine<ul><li>Power modes (Standard and Performance)</li><li>Power by range (High Power in Range 4)</li><li>Turbocharged and aftercooled</li><li>Filtered crankcase breather</li></ul>
Coded start (requires secondary display)
Coolant protection to –34° C (–29° F)
Enclosed wet disc full hydraulic brakes
Fuel priming pump, automatic
Hydraulically driven demand cooling fan
Hydrostatic transmission with electronic control<ul><li>Operator modes (Default, TC, Hystat, and Ice)</li><li>Directional Shift Aggressiveness (fast, medium, slow)</li><li>Rimpull control, adjust wheel torque</li>&
Parking brake, electric
Single plane cooling package wide six fins per inch density