The all-new Cat 980K wheel loader offers high productivity, reliable performance and excellent fuel efficiency and an engine certified to meet Tier 4 Interim and Stage IIIB emissions standards in North America and Europe. Major improvements include a new cab, load-sensing hydraulics, a 25 percent increase in lift force and a 16 percent increase in tilt force over the 980H. The loader also features new electro-hydraulic steering with either joystick or steering wheel control, plus Performance Series Buckets and an optional lock-up torque converter.
The 980K is equipped with the new Cat C13 ACERT engine with peak net power of 369 horsepower (275 kilowatts) at 1,500 rpm. The loader accommodates buckets from 5.25 to 16.00 cubic yards (4 to 12.2 cubic meters).