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The updated Cat 966 and 972 Wheel Loader series boost operator efficiency as they bring a host of standard technologies to the seven- to nine-tonne wheel loader line
The 966 and 972 models deliver consistently high bucket fill factors to increase productivity by up to 10%. Their next generation design extends fluid and filter change intervals to lower maintenance costs up to 15% when compared to the previous models. Both models in the updated 966 and 972 loader series feature standard Cat Payload with Assist for accurate weighing of bucket payloads. Real-time data is fed to the operator display and allows manual tip-off function to improve final bucket adjustments and truck load accuracy.
The new Cat Autodig with Auto Set Tires delivers consistently high bucket fill factors for the updated medium wheel loaders. Fully automating bucket loading, Autodig improves fill factors and decreases loading time. Working in conjunction with Autodig, Auto Set Tires promotes proper loading techniques to significantly reduce tire slip and wear.
The Next Generation 966 and 972 series design extends hydraulic system maintenance intervals, so the loaders spend more time at work. An integrated optional Autolube reduces daily maintenance and increases component service life, while convenient access to hydraulic and electric service centers makes servicing the loaders fast and easy. Combined, these design updates reduce maintenance costs up to 15% for the Cat 966 and 972 models.
The Cat App provides alerts for required maintenance and assists with requesting service from the local Cat dealer. The new loaders feature Caterpillar’s next generation of optional ride control that works as a shock absorber to improve ride quality over rough terrain. The Next Gen 966 and 972 machines offer precise machine control with increased comfort, improved loading accuracy and more legroom for the operator.
Available in capacities ranging from 2.8 to 14.0 m3 for the new 966 and 972 loader series, Cat Performance Series buckets balance shape against the machine’s linkage for higher fill factors and better material retention than other designs with the same rated capacity.