August 28, 2008
The new Cat® 992K Wheel Loader builds on the popular and productive 992G with features to enhance productivity, operator efficiency and safety, serviceability and durability. The loader efficiently matches with the Caterpillar® 777 and 775 off-highway trucks. The new loader delivers fast cycles and high bucket fill factors for productive truck loading. The 992K replaces the 992G.
The 992K features the Cat C32 ACERTTM engine for increased performance and US EPA Tier 2 and EU Stage IIa emissions compliance. It produces net power of 801 horsepower (597 kW). The same engine powers the 993K loader, 777F truck and D11T tractor, which effectively reduces inventory needs.
Also boosting productivity is Positive Flow Control (PFC) hydraulicsâ€”the next generation of load-sensing hydraulics. Additional sensors at the pumps provide enhanced responsiveness that the operator can feel and use.
The 992K 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, and the next generation modular radiator (NGMR) has copper fins for superior heat exchange capabilities. The design and construction minimize space required for the cooling package and allow enhanced sight lines to the rear.
Additionally, centralized service centers and ground level access points including the bumper service center and optional fluid service center speed service and reduce exposure to falls. The VIMS machine health monitoring system aids technician when needed.
The loader design also emphasizes operator safety and comfort. A trainer seat is standard equipment. The optional rearview camera increases the view behind the machine as do optional, heated rearview mirrors.
For additional information about the 992K wheel loader, customers should contact their local Caterpillar dealer or visit the Cat web site at http://www.cat.com/.