The Cat 992 wheel loader is an 814-horsepower loader with a bucket capacity range of 15 to 32 cubic yards. Designed for pairing with Cat 775, Cat 777, and Cat 785 haul trucks, payload for the Cat 992 loader is 25.5 tons for quarry face applications and 30 tons for loose material handling. The loader comes in standard- and high-lift configurations
It offers up to 48 percent greater payload-per-fuel efficiency than the predecessor Cat 992K wheel loader, according to Caterpillar, in applications where a four-pass match to 100-ton trucks was achieved, versus five passes with the 992K.
It has more rimpull during digging and up to 20 percent more breakout force.
On-demand throttle mode optimizes payload-per-fuel efficiency without slowing production. New standard automatic retarding controls disable the impeller clutch, enable the lockup clutch, and use the implement and fan pumps retarding to slow the machine on grade. The automatic retarding controls with engine brake feature offers full control of the loader’s speed on grade to maintain a desired hold speed.
To stop slippage before it happens, a tire slip prevention feature reduces rimpull before the tires are set and increases rimpull when downward force is applied to the tire. The tire set function detects pile contact and automatically lifts against the pile to set the tires and increase available traction. The lift stall prevention feature automatically manages rimpull in-dig to prevent hydraulic stall while lifting through the face.
Optional Payload Overload Prevention provides a large enough bucket to be used to achieve target pass-match across a range of material densities without the risk of overload. With the overload value fully adjustable based on the target payload, this feature can be configured to automatically stop or slow the lift function when the overload value is exceeded.
Optional Operator Coaching empowers operators to exceed productivity targets by measuring and providing feedback to teach proper operating techniques. Among other operating techniques, this feature shows how to properly shorten travel, avoid unracking in-dig, enter the pile with a level bucket, reduce the dump height, and use the kickout.
The redesigned Cat 992 loader cab increases visibility, offers intuitive control, and incorporates next-generation technology to boost efficiency by providing easily accessible information. Its taller windshield increases the glass surface area by 25 percent, resulting in 10 percent greater visibility. Legroom has been increased by 50 percent, and more width has been added by the knees.
Cat 992 Wheel Loader Specifications
- Engine: Cat C32B
- Net power @ 1,750 rpm: 814 horsepower
- Operating weight: 233,430 pounds
- Bucket capacity range: 15 - 32 cubic yards
- Rated payload, standard: 25.5 tons
- Rated payload, material handler: 30 tons