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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.

988H Wheel Loader

Revolutionary design, Caterpillar quality. Electro-hydraulic controls, increased power and torque rise on all new front linkage and unmatched operator comfort work together for increased performance and added durability to make the 988H an innovative, 21st century large wheel loader geared for maximum production in the toughest condition.

  • Specification Summary

  • Net Power 354 kW
  • Engine Model C18 ACERT
  • Gross Power 395 kW
  • Net Power - ISO 9249 354 kW

Product Details


Net Power 354 kW
Engine Model C18 ACERT
Gross Power 395 kW
Net Power - ISO 9249 354 kW
Gross Power - ISO 3046-2 388 kW
Bore 145 mm
Stroke 183 mm
Displacement 18.1 l
Net Power - EEC 80/1269 354 kW

Operating Specifications

Operating Weight 50800 kg
Rated Payload 11.4 t
Rated Payload - Standard 11.4 t


Converter Drive - Forward 1 6.7 km/h
Converter Drive - Forward 2 11.8 km/h
Converter Drive - Forward 3 20.8 km/h
Converter Drive - Forward 4 36 km/h
Converter Drive - Reverse 1 7.6 km/h
Converter Drive - Reverse 2 13.5 km/h
Converter Drive - Reverse 3 23.7 km/h
Direct Drive - Forward 1 Lock-up disabled
Direct Drive - Forward 2 12.3 km/h
Direct Drive - Forward 3 21.9 km/h
Direct Drive - Forward 4 38.6 km/h
Direct Drive - Reverse 1 7.9 km/h
Direct Drive - Reverse 2 14.1 km/h
Direct Drive - Reverse 3 25.1 km/h

Hydraulic Cycle Times

Raise 9.4 s
Dump 2.4 s
Lower Float Down - Empty 3.8 s
Total Hydraulic Cycle Time 15.6 s

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank 712 l
Cooling System 103 l
Crankcase 60 l
Transmission 70 l
Differential - Final Drives - Front 186 l
Differential - Final Drives - Rear 186 l
Hydraulic System Factory Fill 470 l
Hydraulic System - Tank Only 267 l


Height - Top of Exhaust Stack 4112 mm
Height - Top of Hood 3156 mm
Ground Clearance 549 mm
Wheel Base Length 4550 mm
Overall Length - Std 12294 mm
Height - Top of Cab 4128 mm
Height - Top of Air Cleaner 3382 mm
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Rear Bumper 3132 mm
Centerline of Front Axle to Hitch 2275 mm
Height - Center of Wheel 978 mm
C-Pin Height 1009 mm
Rack Back Angle - Ground 47.8 °
Rack Back Angle - Carry 56.5 °
Height - Spillguard 5432 mm
B-Pin Height 5853 mm
Rack Back Angle - Maximum Lift 65 °
Dump Angle at Maximum Lift 45 °


Bucket Capacities 6.3-7.0 m3
Maximum Bucket Capacity 7 m³


Maximum Single-Wheel Rise and Fall 568 mm
Front Fixed
Rear Oscillating ±13°


Brakes Meet SAE ISO 3450:1996


Cab - ROPS/FOPS Meets SAE and ISO standards
Sound Performance Meets ANSI, SAE and ISO standards


Steering Meets SAE and ISO standards
Total Steering Angle 86 °

Loader Hydraulic System

Main Hydraulic System Output at 2010 rpm and 6900 kPa (1000 psi) 492 l/min
Relief Valve Setting 31000 kPa
Cylinders, Double Acting - Lift, Bore and Stroke 220 x 911 mm 8.7 x 35.9 in
Cylinders, Double Acting - Tilt, Bore and Stroke 220 x 1770 mm 8.7 x 69.7 in
Pilot System - Gear-Type Pump Output at 2,010 rpm and 2500 kPa (363 psi) 76 l/min
Relief Valve Setting - Low Idle 2400 kPa

Structures and Fabricated Box Boom

The articulated frame design features a high-torsion, compact, load-absorbing, front frame and a large, box-section, engine-end frame. Fabricated boom and linkage geometry increases dump clearance, provides improved breakout and lift forces and increases the viewing area to the bucket corners.

Power Train

The Cat C18 engine with ACERT™ Technology is EU Stage IIIA compliant. The Cat transmission and impeller clutch torque converter offer smooth, consistent shifting with fingertip control. Electronic controls help increase productivity.

Hydraulics and Electronic Monitoring

Innovative electro-hydraulics play a key role in performance of the 988H and provide low operator effort. Increased hydraulic efficiency improves lift and tilt cycle time for reduced overall cycle time. The tradition of reliable, high-performance Caterpillar hydraulics continues.

Operator Station

Experience a new level of efficiency, comfort and productivity with one-hand STIC operation, a large cab, low-effort, fingertip lift and tilt controls, improved visibility, reduced sound levels, improved ventilation and easier entry and exit.

Buckets and Ground Engaging Tools

Choose between 6.3 m3 and 7.0 m3 capacity buckets, spade edge and straight edge buckets and various Ground Engaging Tools to match job conditions. Cat buckets retain the proven shell-tine construction design for unmatched durability.

Bucket Match

Improve machine performance and increase stability by selecting the right bucket for your application and material density.

Application Truck Match

Increased performance and good pass matching make the 988H a versatile performer.

Maintenance and Serviceability

Most daily maintenance checks are performed from the machine’s left side, facilitating quick start up. Case drain filters for main hydraulic, steering and fan pumps protect against contamination, and remote pressure taps contribute to improved serviceability. Easy access to major components enhance serviceability and increase uptime.

Customer Support

Your Cat dealer offers a wide range of services that help you operate longer with lower costs.

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