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FRONT-END LOADER – New Cat sized for 777 and 785 trucks

PEORIA, Illinois - CATERPILLAR has created the new 23-tonne capacity, 993K wheel loader to match its Cat 777 and 78...


PEORIA, Illinois – CATERPILLAR has created the new 23-tonne capacity, 993K wheel loader to match its Cat 777 and 785 off-highway trucks. Built on an all-new platform, the 993K features z-bar linkage, hydraulic and power for superior penetration into the pile and high breakout forces. The improvements represent a 15% to 20% increase from the 992 model.

The new loader also features the Cat C32 ACERT(TM) engine for increased performance and US EPA Tier 2/EU Stage IIa emissions compliance. It produces net power of 950 hp (708 kW). The 993K offers innovative solutions to ease maintenance and boost reliability. For example, the Cat exclusive sleeve bearing pins eliminate the need for daily greasing of the front linkage. To lower life cycle costs, the 993K is designed to meet mining customer rebuild requirements and has an estimated 45,000-hour structure life.

The loader design emphasizes operator safety and comfort. The wider platform allows a spacious cab, and a trainer seat is standard equipment. Seat-mounted controls allow precise operation even on rough ground, and electronically controlled lift and bucket tilt detents can be set from the operator seat. The optional rear-view camera increases the view behind the machine. An optional rear access system replaces the left-hand ladder and lifts the operator to and from the cab.

Contact your local Caterpillar dealer or go to www.Cat.com.


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