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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.

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980L Wheel Loader | Front Loader

The new 980L Wheel Loader, with the 2017 product update, applies proven technologies systematically and strategically to meet your high expectations for reliability, productivity, fuel efficiency, and long service life. Meets China Nonroad Stage III emission standards, U.S. EPA Tier 2/EU Stage II or Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent emission standards, depending on emission standards of specific country.

  • Specification Summary

  • Net Power - ISO 9249 278 kW
  • Engine Model Cat C13
  • Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396 - Metric 303 kW
  • Maximum Net Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 9249 - Metric 278 kW
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Product Details

Engine

Net Power - ISO 9249 278 kW
Engine Model Cat C13
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396 - Metric 303 kW
Maximum Net Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 9249 - Metric 278 kW
Displacement 12.5 l
Peak Gross Torque - 1,300 rpm - ISO 14396 2172 N·m
Maximum Net Torque - 1,000 rpm 2040 N·m

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System 45 l
Crankcase 37 l
Transmission 77 l
Hydraulic Tank 153 l
Differential - Final Drives - Front 84 l
Differential - Final Drives - Rear 84 l
Fuel Tank 426 l

Sound

Note (1) *Distance of 15 m, moving forward in second gear ratio.
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)** 72 dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Speed - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008) 75 dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)** 109 LWA***
Note (2) **For machines in countries that adopt the ?EU Directives.?
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Speed - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008) 112 dB(A)
Note (3) ***European Union Directive ?2000/14/EC? as amended by ?2005/88/EC.?
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Speed - Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013) 78 dB(A)*

Weights

Operating Weight 30090 kg
Note Weight based on a machine configuration with Michelin 29.5R25 XLDD1 L4 radial tires, full fluids, operator, standard counterweight, cold start, roading fenders, Product Link?, open differential axles (front/rear), secondary steering, sound suppression, and a 5.4 m? general purpose bucket with BOCE.

Buckets

Bucket Capacities 4.2-12.2 m³ (5.5-16.0 yd³)

Transmission

Forward - 1 6.9 km/h
Forward - 2 13.3 km/h
Forward - 3 23.5 km/h
Forward - 4 39.5 km/h
Reverse - 1 7.8 km/h
Reverse - 2 15.2 km/h
Reverse - 3 26.9 km/h
Reverse - 4 39.5 km/h
Note Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L4 tires with 933 mm roll radius.

Operating Specifications

Breakout Force 224 kN
Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - With Tire Deflection 19565 kg
Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - No Tire Deflection 20796 kg
Note (2) Full compliance to ISO 143971:2007 Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification between calculations and testing.
Note (1) For a machine configuration as defined under ?Weight.?

Hydraulic System

Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure 34300 kPa
Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 2,250 rpm 449 l/min
Implement Pump Type Variable Displacement Piston
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total 10.1 s

Dimensions - Standard Lift

Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 3746 mm
Rack Back - Maximum Lift 61 degrees
Rack Back - Carry Height 48 degrees
Ground Clearance 453 mm
Height - Top of ROPS 3813 mm
Maximum Width over Tires 3296 mm
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 1900 mm
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 2608 mm
Rack Back at Ground 40 degrees
Overall Length - Without Bucket 8214 mm
Wheel Base 3800 mm
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift 4539 mm
Note All dimensions are approximate and based on Michelin 29.5R25 XLDD1 L4 radial tires.
Tread Width 2440 mm
Height - Top of Hood 3110 mm
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 3795 mm
Hinge Pin Height at Carry 621 mm

Bucket Capacities

Bucket Range 4.2-12.2 m³ (5.5-16.0 yd³)

Dimensions - High Lift

Overall Length - Without Bucket 8302 mm
Note All dimensions are approximate and based on Michelin 29.5R25 XLDD1 L4 radial tires.
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 3746 mm
Maximum Width over Tires 3296 mm
Hinge Pin Height at Carry 678 mm
Height - Top of Hood 3110 mm
Rack Back - Maximum Lift 61 degrees
Rack Back at Ground 39 degrees
Height - Top of ROPS 3813 mm
Wheel Base 3800 mm
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift 4760 mm
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 1900 mm
Rack Back - Carry Height 48 degrees
Ground Clearance 453 mm
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 2608 mm
Tread Width 2440 mm
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 4010 mm

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