PEORIA, Illinois – CATERPILLAR has a totally new model and a new size class in its wheel loaders, the Cat 993K. The 23-tonne loader capacity matches perfectly with the Cat 777 and 785 off-highway trucks.
Built on an all-new platform, the 993K loader features z-bar linkage, hydraulics and power train that deliver superior penetration into the pile and high breakout forces – 20% more than the 992G. The increased performance and capacity result in a 15-20% improvement in productivity compared to the 992G.
The new loader also features the Cat C32 ACERT engine for increased performance and U.S. EPA Tier 2/EU Stage IIa emissions compliance. It produces net power of 708 kW.
The 993K also 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 have an estimated 45,000-hour structure life.
The loader design also 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.
Visit www.Cat.com to view the detailed specifications of the new 993K or to find your local Caterpillar dealer.