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Medium Wheel Loaders(Non Current)

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.

980G Series II

Performance you can feel with the capability to work in the most demanding applications. Unmatched operator comfort and efficiency in a world class cab with revolutionary electronics and hydraulics for low-effort operation and increased productivity.

  • Specification Summary

  • Net Power - ISO 9249232 kW
  • Operating Weight30500 kg
  • Bucket Capacities4.5-5.7 m3 5.0-7.5 yd3
  • Engine Model3406E ATAAC-EUI
  • Flywheel Power232 kW

Product Details


Net Power - ISO 9249 232 kW
Engine Model 3406E ATAAC-EUI
Flywheel Power 232 kW
Max. Flywheel Power 238 kW
Flywheel Power - DIN 70020 315 PS
Peak Torque (Net) @ 1,200 rpm 1623 N·m
Total Torque Rise 47 %
Bore 137 mm
Stroke 165 mm
Displacement 14.6 L


Operating Weight 30500 kg


Bucket Capacities 4.5-5.7 m3 5.0-7.5 yd3
Maximum Bucket Capacity 5.7 m3

Hydraulic System

Bucket/Work Tool System - Relief Valve Setting 20700 kPa
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Raise 6 Seconds
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Dump 2 Seconds
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Lower, Empty, Float Down 3.4 Seconds
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total 11.4 Seconds

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank - Standard 470 L
Cooling System 90 L
Crankcase 38 L
Transmission 70 L
Differentials and Final Drives - Front 87 L
Differentials and Final Drives - Rear 87 L
Hydraulic System (Including Tank) 250 L
Hydraulic Tank 125 L


Forward 1 7.1 km/h
Forward 2 12.6 km/h
Forward 3 21.96 km/h
Forward 4 37.4 km/h
Reverse 1 7.5 km/h
Reverse 2 13.1 km/h
Reverse 3 23 km/h
Reverse 4 42.8 km/h


Front Fixed front
Rear Oscillating +/- 13
Maximum Single-Wheel Rise and Fall 550 mm


Brakes Meets required standards.


ROPS/FOPS Meets SAE and ISO standards.


Tires Choose from a variety of tires to match your application.

Operating Specifications

Static Tipping Load, Full Turn 18032 kg
Breakout Force 210 kN


Cat 3406E ATAAC diesel engine is built for performance, durability, excellent fuel economy, low sound levels and it meets the European Union emission regulations through 2005. This innovative engine features Caterpillar''s exclusive Advanced Diesel Engine Management (ADEM-III) electronic control module for advanced troubleshooting and diagnostic capabilities. Temperature sensing on-demand fan slows fan speed when temperatures are low -- providing a constant net power and improving fuel efficiency.

Electronic Transmission

Designed for durability, the Caterpillar power shift transmission features a full match, high capacity torque converter and heavy-duty planetary drives. Variable Shift Control allows the operator to match the shift pattern to the application, improving operator comfort and fuel efficiency. The Integrated Braking System integrates a downshifting and neutralizer logic into the left-hand brake pedal. Free Wheel Stator torque converter increases efficiency thus lowered oil temperatures and improved fuel economy.


Large, heavy-duty axles protect internal components from the harsh environment and offer excellent serviceability. The design meets the demands of Ride Control and autoshift that often result in higher speed load and carry applications.


Articulated frame design features a durable box-section engine frame and rigid four-plate loader tower. Over 90 percent robotically welded, frame joints feature welds with deep plate penetration and excellent fusion for maximum durability and fatigue strength.


Well balanced hydraulics deliver precise, low-effort control and trouble-free operation.

Operator Controls

Enhanced, low-effort operator controls for steering, shifting and bucket loading precisely respond to operator input. Operator controls are configured with Command Control steering with stick on the wheel and electro-hydraulic implement controls.

Operator Station

Redesigned cab provides improved operator comfort with new Caterpillar air suspension seat. Enhanced dash panel layout with upper right panel provides ergonomically positioned gauge indicators and switches. Wider front windshield with a larger wiper sweep for a cleaner window resulting in better visibility.

Versatility and Application Match

Obtain excellent performance in a variety of applications when using the appropriate bucket or work tool, along with payload and bucket matching.

Environmental Machine

Availability of Cat biodegradable hydraulic oil, combined with easy serviceability help you meet or exceed worldwide regulations and protect the environment. Axle ecology drains (optional), avoiding oil spillage.

Buckets and Ground Engaging Tools

Choose from a variety of Caterpillar Buckets and Work Tools to match your job conditions and with Command Control steering and fingertip bucket controls, productivity is increased.

Free Wheel Stator

Improves power train efficiency and contributes to reduced fuel consumption.


Easily perform daily maintenance up to 250-hour service intervals with ground-level access to all major service points including sight gauges for level checks of engine coolant, hydraulic and transmission oil. Engine oil change interval is increased to 500 hours and hydraulic oil change interval to 4000 hours thus decreasing service time and reducing owning and operating cost. The tilting hood provides unmatched access to the engine compartment and cooling system.

Preventive Maintenance

Thanks to the new Electronic Monitoring System, the Electronic Technician, the Scheduled Oil Sampling analysis and the Caterpillar Product Link system, you can anticipate potential problems and avoid unscheduled repairs.

Complete Customer Support

Your Caterpillar dealer offers a wide range of services, including worldwide parts availability and literature support, that help you operate longer with lower costs.

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