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Caterpillar 990K Wheel Loader

Upgraded Cat 990K wheel loader has a rated payload of 17.5 tons, up from 16.5 tons on its predecessor.

May 29, 2014

Upgraded Cat 990K wheel loader has a rated payload of 17.5 tons, up from 16.5 tons on its predecessor H Series model. The loader can be paired with Cat 773, 775 and 777 haul trucks, and will load a 775 in four passes. The Tier 4-Final Cat C27 ACERT engine has 699 horsepower, 11 percent more than the previous model. An impeller clutch torque converter uses a lock-up clutch for direct drive, which allows operators to balance rimpull and hydraulic power. The redesigned cab features noise suppression that delivers a sound level of 69.9 dB(A), and has the Cat Vital Information Management System, which provides customizable operator profiles, a cycle timer, and an integral Payload Control System. A remote panel houses a stairway light switch, engine shutdown switch, and lockouts for the transmission and engine starter. A second panel provides access to the battery disconnect switch and a jump-start receptacle. Performance Series Buckets are available in sizes ranging from 11.25 to 13 cubic yards. Additional fuel savings are provided by ECO Mode on-demand throttle, engine-idle shutdown system, and engine-idle kickdown/auto-resume system.


Cat 990K Specifications

  • Engine: Cat C27 ACERT, T4F
  • Power: 699 horsepower, net
  • Operating weight: 177,446 pounds
  • Bucket capacity: 11.25 - 13.0 cubic yards
  • Rated payload: 17.5 tons
  • Static tipping load, full turn: 98,881 pounds



other Caterpillar Inc. products

The 735C, 740C EJ, and 745C articulated dump trucks have rated payload capacities of 36, 42 and 45.2 tons, respectively.

Models 906M, 907M, and 908M are 75-horsepower wheel loaders using Tier 4-Final Cat C3.3B engines with DPF.

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