Caterpillar 966K XE Wheel Loader

October 19, 2012

Cat 966K XE wheel loader has an integrated Cat continuously variable transmission system that delivers up to a 25 percent fuel efficiency improvement over its K Series sibling. A hydraulic pump and motor (variator unit), allows for a smooth and continuous gear ratio change between engine speed and machine speed. Power is transmitted through the variator unit (versatile gear ratio) as well as a parallel mechanical gear path (highest efficiency). Power through the variator and mechanical paths are combined through a series of planetary gear sets in order maximize the transmission efficiency over a wide range of operating conditions. The loader has a Cat C9.3 ACERT diesel engine that delivers a peak net horsepower rating of 290 horsepower. The 966K XE will be available in North America in the first quarter of 2013.

Caterpillar 966K XE Wheel Loader Specifications

  • Engine: Cat C9.3
  • Maximum engine power: 325 horsepower at 1,700 rpm
  • Maximum gross power: 330 horsepower at 1,700 rpm
  • Maximum net power: 299 horsepower at 1,700 rpm
  • Breakout force: 38,984 pounds
  • Static tipping load at full turn: 34,886 pounds
  • Bucket capacities: 3.25 - 12 cubic yards
  • Operating weight: 53,311 pounds

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