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25 Days of RollOuts: Caterpillar’s 988K wheel loader

Posted By Therese Dunphy On December 5, 2013 @ 8:08 am In Aggbeat Online,Equipment,News,RollOuts,Top RollOuts | No Comments

Cat 988K Wheel Loader with bucket full of rock [1]

Caterpillar introduced its seventh-generation 988 wheel loader, the 988K [2], for the 50th anniversary of the 988 [3].

The 988K [4] features redesigned loader linkage, drive train modifications, redesigned cab and enhancements in safety and serviceability.

A Cat C18 ACERT engine powers the loader, which is available as a Tier 4 Final/Stage IV version (using selective catalytic reduction to control nitrogen-oxide emissions).

AggMan_25TopRollOuts [5]Electronic fuel control ensures optimum performance and throttle response, delivering up to 20-percent more fuel efficiency compared with the 988H.

The patented Optimized Z-bar loader linkage replaces the 988H mono-boom design and expands the unit’s versatility in small quarries and underground applications.

The Cat impeller clutch torque converter uses a lock-up clutch, providing direct drive to boost fuel economy, trim cycle times, and reduce heat, especially in load-and-carry applications.

The loader’s all-new operator station features the Cat Next Generation Vital Information Management System (VIMS), which provides expanded capabilities, including real-time fuel consumption and fuel efficiency data, through an interactive touch screen.

Caterpillar | cat.com [6]

Here’s a quick look at improvements made to the 988K:

  • Redesigned loader linkage

  • Drive train modifications

  • Redesigned cab

  • Enhanced safety and serviceability

  • Tier 4 Final/Stage IV available

  • 20-percent improved fuel efficiency over the 988H

  • Optimized Z-bar loader linkage replaces 988H mono-boom

  • Expanded versatility

  • All-new operator station with Cat Next Generation VIMS

Editor’s note: We’re sharing all 2013 Top RollOuts throughout the month of December, with a different product posted each day. Click here to see them all [7].

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[1] Image: http://www.aggman.com/files/2013/06/Cat-988K-Wheel-Loader-with-bucket-full-of-rock.jpg

[2] the 988K: http://www.aggman.com/product-of-the-week-cat-988k-loader/

[3] 50th anniversary of the 988: http://www.aggman.com/rollouts-july-2013/

[4] 988K: http://www.aggman.com/pre-bauma-cat-coverage-hybrid-excavator-336eh-will-be-centerpiece/

[5] Image: http://www.aggman.com/files/2013/12/AggMan_25TopRollOuts.png

[6] cat.com: http://www.cat.com

[7] Click here to see them all: http://www.aggman.com/tag/25-days-of-rollouts/

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