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966M Wheel Loader | Front Loader | Tier 3

Overview

The 966M Wheel Loader is equipped with built-in proven technologies to help meet your expectations for productivity, fuel efficiency, reliability and service life. Deep system integration results in a machine built to help you reduce emissions, improve performance and improve fuel economy. All of this is done without interrupting machine performance and making it seamless to you. This machine deliversthe reliability, durability, and versatility you’ve come to expect from a Cat machine.

966M Wheel Loader | Front Loader | Tier 3 - Specifications

Engine - Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent
Emissions
Tier 3/Stage IIIA
Weights
Operating Weight
51176 lb
23220 kg
Note
Weight based on a machine configuration with Michelin 26.5R25 XHA2 L3 radial tires, full fluids, operator, standard counterweight, cold start, roading fenders, Product Link?, manual diff lock/open axles (front/rear), power train guard, secondary steering, sound suppression and a 4.2 m3 (5.5 yd3) general purpose bucket with BOCE.
Buckets
Bucket Capacities
3.20-7.40 m³ (4.19-9.68 yd³)
Dimensions - Standard Lift
Ground Clearance
1.42 ft
434 mm
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift
11.92 ft
3643 mm
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift
13.92 ft
4235 mm
Hinge Pin Height at Carry
2.08 ft
630 mm
Height - Top of ROPS
11.75 ft
3587 mm
Height - Top of Hood
9.25 ft
2818 mm
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe
11.58 ft
3522 mm
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch
5.83 ft
1775 mm
Note
All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight
7.17 ft
2180 mm
Maximum Width over Tires
9.92 ft
3009 mm
Rack Back - Carry Height
50 degrees
Overall Length - Without Bucket
23.92 ft
7289 mm
Wheel Base
11.67 ft
3550 mm
Tread Width
7.33 ft
2230 mm
Rack Back at Ground
42 degrees
Rack Back - Maximum Lift
62 degrees
Dimensions - High Lift
Wheel Base
11.67 ft
3550 mm
Tread Width
7.33 ft
2230 mm
Rack Back at Ground
39 degrees
Rack Back - Maximum Lift
71 degrees
Rack Back - Carry Height
49 degrees
Overall Length - Without Bucket
26.58 ft
8109 mm
Note
All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift
13.5 ft
4140 mm
Maximum Width over Tires
9.92 ft
3009 mm
Hinge Pin Height at Carry
2.58 ft
778 mm
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift
15.75 ft
4793 mm
Height - Top of ROPS
11.75 ft
3587 mm
Height - Top of Hood
9.25 ft
2818 mm
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe
11.58 ft
3522 mm
Ground Clearance
1.42 ft
434 mm
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch
5.83 ft
1775 mm
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight
8.17 ft
2500 mm
Engine
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - SAE J1995
1180 ft-lb
1600 N·m
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - ISO 14396
1166 ft-lb
1581 N·m
Maximum Net Torque - 1,000 rpm
1112 ft-lb
1507 N·m
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249 - Metric
281 HP
207 kW
Displacement
568 in³
9.3 l
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249
278 HP
207 kW
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349 - Metric
281 HP
207 kW
Net Power - ISO 9249
278 HP
207 kW
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1995 - Metric
313 HP
230 kW
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1995
308 HP
230 kW
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396 - Metric
309 HP
227 kW
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396
304 HP
227 kW
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349
278 HP
207 kW
Engine Model
Cat C9.3 ACERT
Transmission
Reverse - 4
24.5 mile/h
39.5 km/h
Note
Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 826 mm (32.5 in) roll radius.
Forward - 1
4 mile/h
6.5 km/h
Reverse - 3
16.1 mile/h
25.9 km/h
Reverse - 2
8.9 mile/h
14.4 km/h
Forward - 2
8.1 mile/h
13 km/h
Reverse - 1
4.4 mile/h
7.1 km/h
Forward - 4
24.5 mile/h
39.5 km/h
Forward - 3
14.6 mile/h
23.5 km/h
Sound
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013)
76 dB(A)*
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)
109 dB(A)
109 dB(A)
Note
*Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio.
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)
70 dB(A)
70 dB(A)
Operating Specifications
Note (2)
Full compliance to ISO 143971:2007 Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification between calculations and testing.
Note (1)
For a machine configuration as defined under ?Weight.?
Breakout Force
38984 lbf
173 kN
Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - With Tire Deflection
32329 lb
14668 kg
Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - No Tire Deflection
34873 lb
15822 kg
Hydraulic System
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total
10.1 s
10.1 s
Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 2,200 rpm
95 gal/min
360 l/min
Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure
4496 psi
31000 kPa
Implement Pump Type
Variable Displacement Piston
Service Refill Capacities
Cooling System
18.9 gal (US)
71.6 l
Transmission
15.5 gal (US)
58.5 l
Hydraulic Tank
33 gal (US)
125 l
Differential - Final Drives - Rear
15.1 gal (US)
57 l
Differential - Final Drives - Front
15.1 gal (US)
57 l
Crankcase
6.5 gal (US)
24.5 l
Fuel Tank
79.8 gal (US)
302 l
Bucket Capacities
Bucket Range
3.20-7.40 m³ (4.19-9.68 yd³)