Cat Updates Small Wheel Loader Line

Nov. 1, 2019

Caterpillar has launched design enhancements for its small wheel loader (SWL) line, Cat 926M, 930M, and 938M models, centered on improving attachment visibility, operator comfort, and machine performance, according to the company.

The Cat 930M is powered by a Cat C7.1 engine, and now meets Tier 4-F standards. The 930M also delivers a 5 percent boost in gross horsepower, 5 percent increase in breakout force, and a 5 percent higher full-turn tip load when compared to the previous 930M.

A new cast torque tube design for the Cat 930M and 938M models improve operator visibility to the attachment when it’s in a raised position. The new standard lift arms offer 100 percent more fork tip/heel visibility and 50 percent more bucket edge visibility, the company says. 

The loaders also integrate options commonly found on large and medium Cat wheel loaders. Contractors can choose to equip their small loaders with Cat Production Management (CPM), Autolube, tire pressure monitoring TPM0 and hydraulic load check valves. 

Enhanced Attachment Visibility

The SWL line’s new fusion quick coupler improves visibility to the attachment in material handling applications. According to the company, the single piece cast coupler frame with relocated actuation cylinders increase attachment visibility and to work in conjunction with the high-visibility cast Fusion Coupler.

Wheel Loader Lighting

LED lighting options also help improve light coverage in dipped and main beam modes. A new auxiliary lighting package now includes a light inside the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) fill tank compartment to improve visibility in low-light. 

Operator Comfort

New fabric designs improve airflow for the range of seat options on all Cat SWL models, aiming to keep the operator comfortable throughout the work shift. All seats incorporate high visibility orange seat belts, a bottom cushion, and backrests that are heated and cooled.

Source: Caterpillar