A new size class for the Caterpillar wheel loader line, the 993K's 25-ton loader capacity matches with Cat 777 and 785 off-highway trucks. The front end loader features Z-bar linkage, a 950-horsepower Cat C32 Acert engine, and innovative solutions to ease maintenance. Its new design emphasizes operator safety and comfort, Caterpillar says. It has a wider platform allowing for a spacious cab, seat-mounted controls, and electronically controlled lift and bucket tilt detents that can be set from the operator seat. The VIMS machine-health monitoring system, equipped with Advisor display, offers easier navigation and more information than previous systems. Estimated list price: $2.3 to $2.5 million.