Cat Medium Wheel Loaders:

966M XE Wheel Loader

Peak Gross Torque (1,200 rpm) – ISO 14396
1260 lbf-ft
Maximum Net Torque (1,200 rpm)
1193 lbf-ft
Engine Model
Cat C9.3 ACERT
Cooling System
19 gal

The new 966M XE Wheel Loader has a U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage IV ACERT™ engine equipped with a combination of proven electronic, fuel, air and aftertreatment components. Applying proven technologies systematically and strategically lets us meet our customer’s high expectations for productivity, fuel efficiency, reliability and service life. Deep system integration results in reduced emissions, improved performance and improved fuel economy without interrupting machine performance making it seamless to operators. The XE technology results in a 25% improvement in fuel efficiency over the M Series standard configuration and 35% over the K Series standard configuration. (Fuel efficiency is measured in mass of material moved per volume of fuel burned. Average efficiency improvement as tested and analyzed for an average composite cycle and stand configuration with variations per comparable model with and without economy mode active. Factors influence result variation such as, but not limited to, machine configuration, operator technique, machine application, climate, etc.) The 966M XE Wheel Loader, with an advanced power train, has been designed to deliver superior performance and fuel efficiency while simplifying the operator’s interface and operating technique. Aggregate Handler and other optional configurations are available. (Optional configuration and equipment may vary from region to region. Consult your Caterpillar representative for further details.)



Product Specs

  • Engine

  • Peak Gross Torque (1,200 rpm) – ISO 14396
    1260lbf-ft
    Maximum Net Torque (1,200 rpm)
    1193lbf-ft
    Engine Model
    Cat C9.3 ACERT
    Net Power – ISO 9249
    298hp
    Maximum Net Power @ 1,600 rpm – SAE J1349
    298hp
    Maximum Net Power @ 1,600 rpm – SAE J1349 (metric)
    302hp
    Maximum Net Power @ 1,600 rpm – ISO 9249
    298hp
    Maximum Net Power @ 1,600 rpm – ISO 9249 (metric)
    302hp
    Peak Gross Torque (1,200 rpm) – SAE J1995
    1275lbf-ft
    Displacement
    568in³
  • Service Refill Capacities

  • Cooling System
    19gal
    Crankcase
    6.5gal
    Transmission
    16.6gal
    Differentials and Final Drives – Front
    15.1gal
    Differentials and Final Drives – Rear
    15.1gal
    Hydraulic Tank
    33gal
    Fuel Tank
    82.7gal
    DEF Tank
    4.4gal
  • Sound

  • Note
    *Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio.
    With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value: Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)**
    67dB(A)
    With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value: Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)**
    105 LWA***
    Note
    **For machines in European Union countries and in countries that adopt the “EU Directives.”
    With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value: Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)
    67dB(A)
    With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value: Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)
    107dB(A)
    With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value: Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013)
    76 dB(A)*
    Note
    ***European Union Directive “2000/14/EC” as amended by “2005/88/EC.”
  • Transmission – Virtual Gears

  • Reverse 1
    4.1mph
    Reverse 2
    7.7mph
    Reverse 3
    17.1mph
    Forward 1
    4.1mph
    Forward 2
    7.7mph
    Forward 3
    13.5mph
    Forward 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.
  • Hydraulic System

  • Implement Pump Type
    Variable Displacement Piston
    Implement System: Maximum Pump Output (1,600 rpm)
    102gal/min
    Implement System: Maximum Operating Pressure
    4496psi
    Hydraulic Cycle Time – Total
    10.1Seconds
  • Weights

  • 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,
  • Bucket Capacities

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

  • Static Tipping Load – Full 37° Turn – with Tire Deflection
    32329lb
    Static Tipping Load – Full 37° Turn – No Tire Deflection
    34873lb
    Breakout Force
    38984lbf
    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.
  • Dimensions – Standard Lift

  • Height to Top of Hood
    9.25ft
    Height to Top of Exhaust Pipe
    11.58ft
    Height to Top of ROPS
    11.75ft
    Ground Clearance
    1.42ft
    Center Line of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight
    7.17ft
    Center Line of Rear Axle to Hitch
    5.83ft
    Wheelbase
    11.67ft
    Overall Length (without bucket)
    23.92ft
    Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift
    13.92ft
    Hinge Pin Height at Carry
    2.08ft
    Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift
    11.92ft
    Rack Back at Maximum Lift
    62 degrees
    Rack Back at Carry Height
    50 degrees
    Rack Back at Ground
    42 degrees
    Maximum Width over Tires
    9.83ft
    Tread Width
    7.33ft
    Note
    All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
  • Dimensions – High Lift

  • Height to Top of Hood
    9.25ft
    Height to Top of Exhaust Pipe
    11.58ft
    Height to Top of ROPS
    11.75ft
    Ground Clearance
    1.42ft
    Center Line of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight
    8.17ft
    Center Line of Rear Axle to Hitch
    5.83ft
    Wheelbase
    11.67ft
    Overall Length (without bucket)
    26.58ft
    Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift
    15.75ft
    Hinge Pin Height at Carry
    2.58ft
    Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift
    13.58ft
    Rack Back at Maximum Lift
    71 degrees
    Rack Back at Carry Height
    49 degrees
    Rack Back at Ground
    39 degrees
    Maximum Width over Tires
    9.83ft
    Tread Width
    7.33ft
    Note
    All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.

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