966M & 972M Wheel Loaders

XE Advanced Powertrain brings a CVT that reduces fuel consumption 25% on average compared to loaders with traditional torque converters


Cat's 966M and 972M wheel loaders include new features as well as axle and hydraulic improvements that result in 10% lower fuel consumption on average compared to the K Series models. Both wheel loaders are offered in XE Advanced Powertrain models which produce 25% lower fuel consumption on average compared to machines with traditional torque converters. The XE models are also simplified with a two-pedal design.

  • Tier 4 Final Cat C9.3 ACERT engine with combination of electronic, fuel, air and aftertreatment components
  • Standard powertrains feature lock-up-clutch torque converters
  • Planetary transmissions have split-flow oil system and use multi-viscosity oil
  • Disc-type differential locks improve tractive ability on the roll
  • Front axle differential locks standard on all four models
  • Main hydraulic valve is a mono-block with an integrated ride control section to reduce weight and leak points
  • Ride control system has two accumulators
  • Full flow and kidney-loop filtration protect hydraulic system
  • Hydraulic implement pumps continuously and automatically balance hydraulic loads with machine performance
  • Unlatch cab door remotely with ground-level switch
  • Multipurpose color touch screen display
  • Cat Connect Solutions accesses machine operating data

966M/966M XE

  • 277 hp
  • Operating weight: 49,560 lbs. (56,637 lbs. XE)

972M/972M XE

  • 300 hp
  • Operating weight: 53,495 lbs. (57,122 lbs. XE)

Video: Advantages of Cat's CVT in the 972M XE Loader

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