The Caterpillar 953D track loader, with an operating weight of 34,381 pounds, uses a Cat C6.6 ACERT diesel engine rated at 148 hp (net). The 953D’s hydrostatic drive system, which provides infinite speed variation to 6.2 mph, employs two variable-displacement hydraulic pumps and two-variable displacement, bent-axis motors. Standard double-grouser track shoes are 18.9 inches wide, and 15-inch shoes are optional. Capacity for the general-purpose bucket is 2.42 cubic yards, and that for the multi-purpose, 2.09 cubic yards; both buckets are in the range of 93.5 inches.
Staff | September 28, 2010