Caterpillar 995 wheel loader replaces 994K

June 14, 2023
Rated payload between 50 and 60 tons

The 995 Caterpillar wheel loader replaces the Cat 994K with a higher payload and increased hydraulic force. Operating weight is 540,555 pounds.

Rated payload on the Cat 995, depending on application, ranges from 50 to 60 tons, and bucket capacity ranges from 22.3 to 57 cubic yards. The increased payload eliminates one loading pass when paired with a Cat 785, 789, or 792 haul truck. This equates to up to a 33 percent increase in production and efficiency when loading the 785, up to a 25 percent increase with the 789, and up to a 20 percent increase with the 793.

Buckets have an extended floor for fast loading and high fill factors reaching 115 percent. They are interchangeable between the 995 and 994K predecessor. 

Powered by a Cat 3516E diesel, the loaders have 1,870 gross horsepower. Its 39 percent torque rise ensures high lugging forces during digging and acceleration in high rimpull conditions.

The 995 wheel loader delivers up to 13 percent lower hourly fuel consumption and offers up to an additional 8 percent efficiency gain when operating in Enhanced Eco Mode compared to throttle lock mode.

Enhancements to the front linkage include an improved casting design, increased weld size, larger bearings and pins, and profile changes for increased service life.

The redesigned next generation cab has 50 percent more legroom. The pressurized cab reduces vibration feedback, lowers sound levels, and includes automatic temperature control. New electrohydraulic speed-sensing steering with force feedback automatically stiffens when traveling at higher speeds and softens as speed decreases to boost operator confidence.

The cab’s taller windshield provides a 25 percent increase in glass surface area and a 64 percent increase in wiper sweep area to better see the bucket. Two 10-inch color LED monitors display machine control, operating functions, and the electronic operator’s manual. A third 8-inch screen offers a dedicated view of the standard rearview camera and can be  upgraded to a multiview camera system that offers 270-degree vision with rear object detection.

Integrated with electronics, the Cat 995 wheel loader offers flexible levels of information and technologies for a smart machine and more informed operator, maximizing the productivity of both. Standard tip up prevention technology avoids unnecessary stress on the drivetrain and structural components by delivering full breakout forces while preventing the back tires from significantly lifting off the ground.

Optional Autodig components automate three of the dig cycle’s most difficult parts in both rehandling and tough digging applications to improve productivity and reduce tire wear. Reducing tire wear, Tire Slip Prevention reduces rimpull before the tires are set and increases rimpull when downward force is applied. Auto Set Tires detects pile contact and automatically lifts against the pile to set the tires and increase available traction, discouraging premature racking. Lift Stall Prevention manages rimpull in-dig to prevent hydraulic stall when lifting through the face, so the 995 spends less time in the pile.

Optional Operator Coaching measures and reports on individual operator behaviors that have an impact on efficiency, production, and component life. Instructional videos provide training on measured behaviors, showing both the incorrect and recommended behaviors. Among 21 total monitored operating technique aspects, the system shows how to properly reduce tire rotation, avoid unracking in-dig, enter the pile with a level bucket, avoid excessive usages of the impeller clutch, reduce dump height, and use the kickout.

Optional Payload Overload Prevention improves productivity and efficiency by allowing a larger bucket to be used to achieve pass-match targets across a range of material densities without risk of overload. It is configurable to either stop or slow lift arms when the maximum allowed payload, including bucket weight, is exceeded.

Standard Vital Information Management System (VIMS) on the new 995 allows customers to connect directly to the machine to access a wide range of sensor information and enhanced machine data. The 995 supports a variety of Cat MineStar solutions including Health, Guide, and Terrain.

The number of steering hoses has been reduced from 15 to 10 and tubes cut from 11 to 1 to improve steering system reliability. An enhanced service station provides access to functions like coolant and oil as well as level indicators, and it features a Cat battery charging connector and indicator lights for fuel tanks.

The loader’s redesigned pump bay improves access to transmission components, offers discharge ports on the side of the pumps and has simplified lines routed directly to the high-pressure screens. The bay includes a brake pump filter, implement pilot filter, and implement discharge screens, and diagnostic ports are accessible from the front walk deck and pump bay. Groundline service now includes a steering pilot filter, transmission filters and steering pump discharge screen.

Cat 995 wheel loader specs

  • Operating weight: 540,555 lb.
  • Power: 1,870 hp
  • Bucket capacity: 22.3 to 57 cu. yd.
  • Payload: 50 to 60 tons