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Large 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.

988F Series II Wheel Loader

The rugged construction of the 988F Series II is made for tough working conditions. It keeps material moving in high volume with Cat reliability, durability and low operating costs.

  • Specification Summary

  • Net Power321 kW
  • Engine ModelCat 3408E
  • Gross Power342 kW
  • Operating Weight45678 kg
  • Travel Speed35.1 km/h

Product Details


Net Power 321 kW
Engine Model Cat 3408E
Gross Power 342 kW

Operating Specifications

Operating Weight 45678 kg
Travel Speed 35.1 km/h
Static Tipping Load, Full Turn 27179 kg
Dump Clearance 3393 mm
Breakout Force 34742 kN


Max. Bucket Capacity 6.9 m3

Hydraulic Cycle Time

Raise 7.9 Seconds
Lower Float Down (Empty) 4 Seconds

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank 659 L


Made for demanding work.

Power Train

Proven components combine to deliver the most durable/reliable power train in the industry, keeping costs low and production high.

Caterpillar 3408E Engine

The HEUI fuel system and Electronic Control Module (ECM) deliver power and efficiency in the most demanding applications.

Variable Capacity Torque Converter

The variable capacity torque converter allows operators to vary rimpull based on operating conditions.

Axel-shaft, Oil-disc brakes

Axel-shaft, oil disc brakes are fully hydraulic, completely sealed and never need adjustment.

Planetary, Electronic, Power-shift Transmission

Electronic shifting provides smooth consistent shifts with fingertip controls housed in the STIC controller.

Drive Shaft and U-joints

Drive shaft and U-joints are capable of carrying 15,000 ft-lbs peak torque.


Axles have high capacity bevel gear sets and differentials use a new gear cutting process for increased strength.

Operator Station

Thoughtfully designed for operator's maximum comfort and productivity.

Ergonomically Designed

Ergonomically designed to incorporate innovations for operator comfort and productivity.

STIC Control System

The STIC control system is a revolutionary system that integrates steering and transmission into a single controller.

Noise and Vibration Suppression

The resiliently mounted platform and sound suppressed cab isolates the operator from noise and vibration.

Contour Series Seat

The Caterpillar Contour Series Seat with air suspension is ergonomically designed and fully adjustable for operator comfort.

Quick Shift Feature

The quick shift feature allows quicker cycle times by shifting from 1st Forward to 2nd Reverse.

Computerized Monitoring System (CMS)

The Computerized Monitoring System (CMS) uses a vacuum fluorescent display allowing gauges to be easily read in direct sunlight or at night.

Lift and Tilt Hydraulic Controls

Lift and tilt hydraulic controls are located to the right side of the seat. The armrest is height-adjustable so that operators of any size can find a comfortable operating position.

Left Foot Pedal

The left foot pedal disengages the transmission and stops the machine allowing higher engine speed for better hydraulic response.

Radio Ready

The operator's station is radio-ready for entertainment and 2-way radio with 12-volt converter with power wires and built in speakers.

Axel Temperature Sensor

The axle temperature sensor detects and alerts the operator of elevated axle oil temperature.

Throttle Lock

The throttle lock allows the operator to preset the engine speed for a variety of applications.

Optional Payload Control System II

The optional Payload Control System II measures bucket payload weight accurately and quickly, on the go or stationary. It also has easy download capability.

Optional Ride Control System

The optional Ride Control System is used in roading, load and carry and other applications where load retention, spillage and operator ride may be a problem.


Superior construction means superior strength.

Robotically Welded Structures

Structures on the 988 F Series II are more than 75 percent robotically welded.

Box Section Rear Frame

The box section rear frame absorbs torsional forces generated in a loading cycle, maintaining alignment for hitch pins and driveline.

Four Plate Loader Tower

The four plate loader tower resists shock and torsional loads maintaining hitch and loader linkage pin alignment.

Optimum Strength

The 988F Series II is designed for optimum strength.

Computer-Controlled Machining

Computer-Controlled Machining at the top level allows structures to remain in their fixture throughout the machining process to ensure pin bore, axle pad and engine/transmission alignments.

Special Arrangements

A variety of machine arrangements to deliver more of what you need in special applications.

High Lift Arrangement

The high lift arrangement has production rates similar to standard 988F Series II.

Load and Carry Arrangement

The load and carry arrangement can include STIC control, Auto-shift, or both.

Block Handling Arrangement

Four arrangements are available to meet a variety of quarry block handling applications.

Steel Mill Arrangement

The Steel Mill Arrangement has a number of options for work in and around steel mills.

Log Loading Arrangement

The log loading arrangement provides options for the logging industry.


The wide choice of Caterpillar buckets helps you match the machine to the job.

Rugged Design

All buckets are built with shell-tine construction that resists twisting and distortion.

Spade-edge rock bucket with Modulok System

The Spade-edge rock bucket with Modulok system is recommended for high-abrasion rock loading. Wear surfaces are pinned on rather than welded for quick changes. It leaves a clean working floor and there are several tip options available.

Spade and Straight-edge Rock Buckets with Bolt-on Segments

Easily changed bolt-on segments extend base edge life. Buckets are equipped with shouldered double-strap adapters and prove good penetration and smooth work floors. There are several tip options available.

Spade and Straight-edge Rock Buckets with Bolt-on Edges

Spade and Straight-edge Rock Buckets with Bolt-on Edges provide smooth work floors, protects the base edge when in loose and abrasive materials and is easily reversible for a second wear surface.


Less time spent on maintenance gives you more time on the job.

Easy Maintenance

In addition to the servicing features built into the engine, the 988F Series II is easily maintained.

Diagnostic Connector

The 988F Series II has a diagnostic connector that enables the quick evaluation of eleven staring and charging functions.

Hinged Doors In Platform

The 988F Series II has hinged doors in the platform which provide access to the hydraulic tank fill, implement and steering filters, transmission dipstick and filler spout.

Engine Compartment Doors

The hinged doors in front of the engine compartment provide access to the pilot oil filter, transmission oil filter, and the air cleaner.

Lube Points

Lube points are centralized into four locations and are accessible from ground level.

Battery Accessiblity

Batteries are accessible through hinged doors in the bumper.

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