Cat Medium Wheel Loaders:

966M Wheel Loader

Net Power – ISO 9249
276 hp
Operating Weight
51176 lb
Bucket Capacities
2.5-9.2 m³ (3.25-12.0 yd³)
Engine Model
Cat® C9.3 ACERT™

The new 966M Wheel Loader has a Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent or Tier 4 Final/Stage IV engine equipped with a combination of proven electronic, fuel, air and aftertreatment components, if required. Applying proven technologies systematically and strategically lets us meet our customer’s high expectations for productivity and fuel efficiency. Deep system integration results in improved performance, improved fuel economy, and reduced emissions without interrupting machine performance making it seamless to operators. The reliability, durability, and versatility of the 966M result in a machine that is better built to meet your needs.



Benefits & Features

Product Specs

  • Engine

  • Net Power – ISO 9249
    276hp
    Engine Model
    Cat® C9.3 ACERT™
    Bore
    4.53in
    Stroke
    5.87in
    Displacement
    568in3
    Maximum Gross Power (1,800 rpm) – SAE J1995
    311hp
    U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV: Maximum Gross Power – SAE J1995
    311hp
    U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA equivalent: Maximum Gross Power – SAE J1995
    308hp
    Maximum Net Power – SAE J1349
    276hp
    Maximum Net Torque (1,000 rpm) – SAE J1349
    1126lbf-ft
    Peak Gross Torque (1,200 rpm) – SAE J1995
    1179lbf-ft
    Emissions
    Cat engine with ACERT Technology meets Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emission standards.
  • Weight

  • Operating Weight
    51176lb
    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,
    Note
    For 4.2 m3 (5.5 yd3) general purpose buckets with BOCE.
  • Buckets

  • Bucket Capacities
    2.5-9.2 m³ (3.25-12.0 yd³)
  • Transmission

  • Forward 1
    4.0mph
    Forward 2
    8.1mph
    Forward 3
    14.6mph
    Forward 4
    24.5mph
    Reverse 1
    4.4mph
    Reverse 2
    8.9mph
    Reverse 3
    16.1mph
    Reverse 4
    24.5mph
    Note
    Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 826 mm (32.5 in) roll radius.
  • Axles

  • Front
    Fixed
    Rear
    Oscillating ±13 degrees
    Maximum Single-Wheel Rise and Fall
    19.5in
  • Brakes

  • Brakes
    Brakes meet ISO 3450 standards
  • Service Refill Capacities

  • Cooling System
    18.9gal
    Crankcase
    6.5gal
    Transmission
    15.5gal
    Differentials and Final Drives – Front
    15.1gal
    Differentials and Final Drives – Rear
    15.1gal
    Hydraulic Tank
    33gal
    DEF Tank*
    4.4gal
    Fuel Tank
    82.7gal
    Note
    *Must meet the requirements outlined in ISO 22241-1 for Tier 4 Final/Stage IV models.
  • Cab

  • ROPS/FOPS
    ROPS/FOPS meet ISO 3471 and ISO 3449 Level II standards
  • Operating Specifications

  • Breakout Force
    38984lbf
    Static Tipping Load – Full 37° Turn: No Tire Deflection
    34873lb
    Static Tipping Load – Full 37° Turn: With Tire Deflection
    32329lb
    Note
    For a machine configuration as defined under “Weight.”
    Note
    Full compliance to ISO 143971:2007 Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification between calculations and testing.
  • Hydraulic System

  • Hydraulic Cycle Time with Rated Payload – Dump, at Maximum Raise
    1.4Seconds
    Hydraulic Cycle Time with Rated Payload – Lower, Empty, Float Down
    2.6Seconds
    Hydraulic Cycle Time with Rated Payload – Raise from Carry Position
    6.1Seconds
    Hydraulic Cycle Time with Rated Payload – Total
    10.1Seconds
    Implement Pump Type
    Variable Displacement Piston
    Implement System: Maximum Operating Pressure
    4496psi
    Implement System: Maximum Pump Output (2,200 rpm)
    95gal/min
    Implement System: Optional 3rd/4th Function Maximum Flow
    63gal/min
    Implement System: Optional 3rd/4th Function Maximum Pressure
    3159psi
  • Sound

  • With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value: Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)
    70dB(A)
    With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value: Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)
    109dB(A)
    With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value: Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013)
    76 dB(A)*
    Note
    The sound values indicated below are for specific operating conditions only. Machine and operator sound levels will vary at different engine and/or cooling fan speeds. Hearing protection may be needed when the machine is operated with a cabin that is not
    Note
    *Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio.
    Note
    Hearing protection may be needed when the machine is operated with a cabin that is not properly maintained.
    Note
    Hearing protection may be needed when the doors and/or windows are open for extended periods or in a noisy environment.
  • Engine (Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent)

  • Engine Model
    Cat C9.3 ACERT
    Maximum Gross Power (1,800 rpm) – SAE J1995
    308hp
    Maximum Net Power (1,700 rpm) – SAE J1349
    278hp
    Peak Gross Torque (1,200 rpm) – SAE J1995
    1180lbf-ft
    Maximum Net Torque (1,000 rpm) – SAE J1349
    1112lbf-ft
    Bore
    4.53in
    Stroke
    5.87in
    Displacement
    568in3
    Emissions
    Cat engine with ACERT Technology – meets Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent emission standards.
  • Engine (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV)

  • Engine Model
    Cat C9.3 ACERT
    Maximum Gross Power (1,800 rpm) – SAE J1995
    311hp
    Maximum Net Power (1,700 rpm) – SAE J1349
    276hp
    Peak Gross Torque (1,200 rpm) – SAE J1995
    1179lbf-ft
    Maximum Net Torque (1,000 rpm) – SAE J1349
    1126lbf-ft
    Bore
    4.53in
    Stroke
    5.87in
    Displacement
    568in3
    Emissions
    Cat engine with ACERT Technology meets Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emission standards.
    Note
    The power ratings apply at the stated speed when tested under the reference conditions for the specified standards.
    Note
    The net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with fan, alternator, air cleaner and aftertreatment.
    Note
    The gross power advertised is with the fan at maximum speed.

Equipment

  • Operator Environment
    • Cab, pressurized and sound suppressed (ROPS/FOPS)
    • Viscous mounts
    • Multi-function 18 cm (7 in) color touch-screen display for rear vision camera, clock and machine parameters
    • EH controls, SAL (single axis lever) lift and tilt function
    • Steering, EH joystick, speed sensing with force feedback
    • Radio ready (entertainment) includes antenna, speakers and converter (12V, 10-amp)
    • Air conditioner, heater, and defroster (auto temp and fan)
    • EH parking brake
    • Beverage holders (2) with storage compartment for cell phone/MP3 player
    • Bucket/work tool function lockout
    • Coat hook (2)
    • Cab air filter
    • Ergonomic cab access ladders and handrails
    • Horn, electric
    • Light, two dome (cab)
    • Mirrors, rearview external with integrated spot mirrors
    • Post mounted membrane 16 switch keypad
    • 2 receptacles, 12V
    • Seat, Cat Comfort (cloth) air suspension
    • Seat belt, 51 mm (2 in) retractable, with indicator
    • Sun visor, front
    • Wet-arm wipers/washers front and rear, intermittent front wiper
    • Window, sliding (left and right sides)
    • Cab tie-off
  • Computerized Monitoring System
    • With following gauges: – Speedometer/tachometer – Digital gear range indicator – Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) level (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV models) – Temperature: engine coolant, hydraulic oil, transmission oil – Fuel level
    • With following warning indicators: – Regeneration – Temperature: axle oil, engine intake manifold – Pressure: engine oil, fuel pressure hi/low, primary steering oil, service brake oil – Battery voltage hi/low – Engine air filter restriction – Hydraulic oil filter restriction – Hydraulic oil low – Parking brake – DEF low level (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV models) – Transmission filter bypass
  • Electrical And Lighting
    • Batteries (2), maintenance free 1,400 CCA
    • Ignition key; start/stop switch
    • Starter, electric, heavy duty
    • Starting and charging system (24V)
    • Lighting system: – Four halogen work lights (cab mounted) – Two halogen roading lights (with signals) – Two halogen rear vision lights (hood mounted)
    • Alarm, back-up
    • Alternator, 145-amp brushed
    • Main disconnect switch
    • Receptacle start (cables not included)
  • Cat Connect Technologies
    • Link technologies: Product Link
    • Detect technologies: rear vision camera
  • Power Train
    • Engine, Cat C9.3 ACERT – meets Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent or Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emission standards
    • Cat Clean Emissions Module (CEM) with Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and remote Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank and pump (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV models)
    • Fuel priming pump (electric)
    • Fuel/water separator
    • Precleaner, engine air intake
    • Economy Mode (selectable)
    • Transmission, automatic planetary power shift (4F/4R)
    • Torque converter, locking clutch with free wheel stator
    • Switch, transmission neutralizer lockout
    • Axles, manually actuated differential lock front axle, open differential rear axle
    • Axles, ecology drains
    • Brakes, full hydraulic enclosed wet-disc with Integrated Braking System (IBS)
    • Brake wear indicators
    • Parking brake, disc and caliper
    • Fan, radiator, on demand
  • Linkage
    • Linkage, Z-bar, cast crosstube/tilt lever
    • Kickout, lift and tilt, automatic
  • Hydraulics
    • Hydraulic system, load sensing
    • Steering, load sensing
    • Ride control, 2V
    • Remote diagnostic pressure taps
    • Hoses, Cat XT
    • Oil sampling valves
  • Fluids
    • Premixed extended life coolant with freeze protection to –34° C (–29° F)
  • Other Standard Equipment
    • Hood, non-metallic power tilting
    • Service centers (electrical and hydraulic)
    • Platform, window washing
    • Auto idle shutdown
    • Fenders, front with mud-flap/rear with extension
    • Ecology drains for engine, transmission, and hydraulics
    • Ether aid ready
    • Grill, airborne debris
    • Filters: fuel, engine air, engine oil, hydraulic oil, transmission
    • Fuel cooler
    • Grease zerks
    • Hitch, drawbar with pin
    • Precleaner rain cap
    • Sight gauges: engine coolant, hydraulic oil, and transmission oil level
    • Toolbox
    • Vandalism protection caplocks
  • Operator Environment
    • Door, remote opening system
    • Cover, HVAC metallic
    • EH controls, SAL 3rd function: – Additional roller switch for 4th function
    • EH controls, joystick lift and tilt: – Additional integrated roller switches for 3rd and 4th functions
    • Filter, carbon fresh air
    • Mirrors, heated rearview external with integrated spot mirrors
    • Precleaner, HVAC
    • Precleaner, HVAC (RESPA)
    • Radio, AM/FM/USB/MP3 Bluetooth
    • Radio, AM/FM/CD/USB/MP3 Bluetooth
    • Radio, AM/FM/CD/USB/MP3 Bluetooth with Satellite Sirius and XM
    • Radio, CB ready
    • Seat, heated air suspension
    • Seat belt, 76 mm (3 in) retractable, with indicator
    • Steering, EH wheel with directional FNR shifter and gear selector: – Additional FNR with implement controls
    • Roof, metallic
    • Steering, secondary
    • Sun visor, rear
    • Windows, rubber mounted
    • Windows, with front guard
    • Windows, with heavy duty front guard
    • Windows, with full guards front, rear and sides
  • Electrical And Lighting
    • Four additional auxiliary halogen cab mounted work lights or
    • Two additional auxiliary front HI LED and two additional auxiliary rear LED cab mounted work lights with 2 LED work lights in the radiator grill and LED front turn signals also includes replacement of the standard four halogen cab mounted work lights with four LED work lights (the standard offering and only roading light available is the halogen roading light)
    • Warning amber strobe beacon
    • Reversing strobes
    • External seat belt indicator light
    • Speed limiter – 20 km/h (Europe only)
  • Starters, Batteries, And Alternators
    • Cold start – 120V
    • Cold start – 240V
  • Cat Connect Technologies
    • Link technologies: VIMS
    • Payload technologies: – Aggregate Autodig – Cat Production Measurement – Printer, Cat Production Measurement
    • Detect technologies: dedicated display for rear vision camera, full-time activation
    • Machine Security System
    • Cat Object Detection
  • Power Train
    • Axles: – Automatic front/rear differential locks – Axle oil cooler – Extreme temperature seals – Seal guards
    • Fan, VPF (variable pitch fan), automatic and manual control
    • Radiator, high debris with wider fin spacing
  • Linkage
    • High lift
    • Forestry
    • Quick coupler ready
  • Work Tools
    • Performance Series buckets
    • Fusion quick coupler
    • Forks, pallet
    • Forks, logging
  • Hydraulics
    • 3rd function with Ride Control: – Standard linkage – High lift linkage – Forestry linkage
    • 4th function with Ride Control: – Standard linkage – High lift linkage – Forestry linkage
  • Fluids
    • Premixed extended life coolant with freeze protection to –50° C (–58° F)
  • Other Optional Equipment
    • Fenders, roading
    • Guard, power train
    • Oil change, high speed engine
    • Precleaner, turbine
    • Precleaner, trash
    • Wheel chocks
  • Other Optional Configurations
    • Aggregate Handler
    • Industrial and Waste Handler
    • Forestry

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