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966 GC

966 GC

The new Cat® 966 GC Wheel Loader is easy to own and operate. It offers low fuel consumption with an on-demand fan, load-sensing hydraulics, intuitive controls and performance series buckets. This machine is built to be just the right machine for a broad range of applications. Great machine performance combined with the low owning and operating costs makes the 966 GC the right choice for your business.

Net Power - ISO 9249 196 kW
Operating Weight 21577 kg
Engine Model Cat C9.3B

Technicial Specifications

Net Power - ISO 9249 196 kW
Engine Model Cat C9.3B
Stroke 149 mm
Displacement 9.3 l
Rated Net Power - 2,200 rpm - ISO 9249 196 kW
Rated Gross Power - 2,200 rpm - ISO 14396 219 kW
Max Net Torque - 1,200 rpm - ISO 14396 1671 N·m
Bore - ISO 9249 115 mm
Max Gross Power - 1,600 rpm - ISO 14396 239 kW
Max Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - ISO 14396 1779 N·m
Operating Weight 21577 kg
Bucket Capacities 3.8-7.1 m³ (5.0-9.25 yd³)
Forward - 1 6.4 km/h
Forward - 2 12.1 km/h
Forward - 3 21 km/h
Forward - 4 34.8 km/h
Reverse - 1 7 km/h
Reverse - 2 13.2 km/h
Reverse - 3 23 km/h
Reverse - 4 36.9 km/h
Note (1) Maximum travel speeds (26.5R25 tires).
Note (2) Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 825 mm (32.5 in) roll radius.
Brakes Brakes meet ISO 3450:2011 standards
Hydraulic System
Steering System - Pump Type Piston
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Raise from Carry Position 6.5 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total Cycle Time 12 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Dump, at Maximum Raise 2.7 s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Lower, Empty, Float Down 2.8 s
Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure 27900 kPa
Implement System - Maximum Flow 3rd Function 320 l/min
Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure 3rd Function 23500 kPa
Implement System - Maximum Flow - 2,200 rpm 320 l/min
ROPS/FOPS ROPS/FOPS meet ISO 3471:2008 and ISO 3449:2005 Level II standards
Weights and Operating Specifications
Operating Weight 21577 kg
Breakout Force 164 kN
Note (1) For 4.0 m³ (5.2 yd³) general purpose bucket with BOCE.
Note (3) **Compliance to ISO 14397-1:2007 Sections 1 thru 5.
Note (2) *Full compliance to ISO 14397-1:2007 Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification between calculations and testing.
Tipping Load - Full Turn - Rigid Tires** 14568 kg
Tipping Load - Full Turn - ISO 14397-1:2007* 13594 kg
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008) 75 dB(A)
Note (2) **European Union Directive “2000/14/EC” as amended by “2005/88/EC.”
Note (1) *For machines in European Union countries and in countries that adopt the “EU Directives.”
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008) 110 dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)* 75 dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level* 108 LWA**
Service Refill Capacities
Differential - Final Drives - Front 57 l
Fuel Tank 320 l
Crankcase 25 l
Cooling System 53 l
Transmission 55 l
Differential - Final Drives - Rear 57 l
Hydraulic Tank 120 l
Choices Choices include: Triangle 26.5-25 20PR L3 (TL612); Triangle 26.5R25, L3 (TB516); Maxam 26.5R25, L3 (MS302); Bridgestone 26.5R25, L3 (VJT); Maxam 26.5R25, L5 (MS503); Bridgestone 26.5R25, L5 (VSDT); Triangle 26.5R25, L5 (TL538S+)
Lift Arm Clearance 3705 mm
B-Pin Height 4256 mm
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 2453 mm
Height - Top of ROPS 3582 mm
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 3539 mm
Height - Top of Hood 2804 mm
Ground Clearance 455 mm
Wheel Base 3550 mm
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 1775 mm
Rack Back - Maximum Lift 62 °
Rack Back - Carry 50 °
Rack Back - Ground 42 °

Advantages and Features

Proven Reliability

  • Cat C9.3B engine offers high power density with a combination of proven and improved electronic, fuel, and air systems.
  • Engine meets China Nonroad Stage III and Brazil MAR-1 emission standards, equivalent to U.S. EPA Tier 3 and EU Stage IIIA.
  • Thorough component choice, design and in-machine validation processes result in excellent reliability and uptime.
  • Advansys™ GET system features stronger adapters; tips with a new shape to better protect the adapter and an integrated retainer.

Achieve Greater Productivity

  • The proven Cat Z-bar linkage geometry with Performance Series Buckets offer excellent penetration into the pile and high breakout forces. This results in low fuel consumption and exceptional production capabilities.
  • Cat designed, electronically controlled, automatic powershift heavy duty planetary transmission features shift protection and single clutch gear shifting for efficiency, durability, and smooth gear changes.
  • Optional Fusion™ quick-coupler and third hydraulic function can make the machine a versatile tool carrier for buckets, grapples or forks.

Superior Fuel Efficiency

  • Engine Idle Management System (EIMS) reduces idle RPM and fuel consumption.
  • Variable speed fan adjusts to meet the varying cooling requirements of the machine resulting in a reduced average fan speed and lowered fuel consumption, noise levels, and radiator plugging.
  • Load sensing hydraulics produce flow and pressure for the implement system upon demand and only in amounts necessary to perform the needed work functions.

Easy, Comfortable Operator Environment

  • The spacious cab features easy, intuitive controls and excellent visibility which provides a comfortable working environment for efficient operation.
  • A comfortable cloth covered suspension (mechanical) seat is standard, an optional air suspended seat is available.
  • Pilot-operated hydraulic implement controls deliver comfortable, low-effort operation. Two single-axis levers or one joystick are available. Both arrangements are equipped with kick-down switches.
  • Unmatched viewing area with a wide, flat, and distortion-free front windshield.
  • The glass stretches to the floor of the cab for excellent visibility to the bucket and front tires.
  • Sliding side windows on both sides allow natural ventilation and easy communication to ground staff.
  • The cab roof has channels which direct rain off the corners of the cab, keeping windows clear.
  • Air conditioning and heating systems are standard. Ten louvered vents allow the operator to direct the air flow to remain productive and efficient all shift long.
  • Optional windshield guard.

Safety Features

  • Ladders are standard on both sides of the machine; the main cab access features a 15-degree angle to easily access the operator environment.
  • Steps are equipped with hand and/or guardrails to safely access the cab and maintenance points of the machine.
  • The main cab door opens to the front and provides wide access to the operator environment.
  • Front and back wipers ensure that a clear view is maintained.
  • External rearview mirrors with integrated spot mirrors are standard.
  • A rear vision camera is standard to enhance visibility behind the machine.

Reduced Maintenance Time and Costs

  • Grouped service points and sight gauges allow for easy daily maintenance.
  • Convenient access to left, right, and rear of engine compartment provides excellent serviceability.
  • Electrical service center, along with additional key serviceability features, help make servicing and in-field component exchange quick, easy, and efficient.
  • A rear swing-up grill gives easy cleaning access to the cooling cores.
  • Hinged wheel guards are easy to remove/re-install providing wide access to all maintenance points and to the engine compartment.
  • Optional power train bottom guard protects the machine against damage to reduced downtime.
  • Optional Cat Autolube system provides full lube system monitoring and diagnostic test visibility. One-button control, including fault flash function.
  • Caterpillar design and manufacturing techniques assure outstanding service life.

Cat Production Measurement Kit – Optional*

  • On-the-go weighing** for precise load targets with proven accuracy, flexible installation, and easy calibration and setup.
  • Brings payload weighing to the cab so operators can work more productively and deliver consistently accurate loads.
  • Increases productivity, weighing while lifting with no interruptions in loading cycle.
  • High efficiency: load to exact specification, load more trucks faster, and move more material for more revenue.
  • Improve efficiency with less rework; save time, labor, fuel, and costs.
  • Simple installation.
*Not available in all markets
**Not legal for trade

Standard Equipment

  • NOTE
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
    • Air conditioning (HVAC) with 10 vents and filter unit located outside of cab
    • Bucket/work tool function lockout
    • Switch, transmission neutralizer lockout
    • Cab, pressurized and sound suppressed
    • Camera, rearview
    • Coat hook
    • Computerized monitoring system
    • Cup holders and personal tray on right console and behind seat
    • Heater and defroster
    • Horn
    • Mirrors, rearview external
    • Pilot hydraulic controls, lift and tilt function; two (2) single axis levers or joystick
    • 12V power port (10A)
    • Radio ready
    • ROPS/FOPS structure
    • Seat, Cat Comfort (cloth), mechanical suspension
    • Steering column, adjustable angle
    • Window, sliding (left and right sides)
    • Wipers/washers (front and rear)
    • Brakes, full hydraulic enclosed wet-disc
    • Cat C9.3B equivalent to Tier 3
    • EIMS (Engine Idle Management System)
    • Fan, radiator, electronically controlled, hydraulically driven, temperature sensing, on demand
    • Filter, fuel primary/secondary/tertiary
    • Filters, engine air, primary/secondary
    • Fuel priming pump (electric)
    • Fuel/water separator
    • Muffler, sound suppressed
    • Radiator, unit core (9.5 fpi) with ATAAC
    • Torque converter
    • Transmission, automatic, power shift (4F/4R), kick-down function, overspeed protection
    • Lift and bucket return-to-dig kickouts (electro‑magnetic), mechanical adjustment
    • Z-bar, cast tilt lever
    • Dedicated brake and fan piston pump
    • Dedicated load sensing steering pump
    • Load sensing implement system pilot operated
    • S O·SSM oil sampling valves
    • Alarm, back-up/main disconnect switch
    • Alternator (115-amp, brush type)
    • Batteries, maintenance free (2×1,125 CCA)
    • Ignition key; start/stop
    • Lighting system: 4 halogen work lights, cab mounted
    • Lighting system: 2 halogen work lights, loader tower mounted
    • Starter, electric (heavy duty)
    • Starting and charging system, 24V
    • Counterweight, 700 kg (1,545 lb)
    • Fenders (front and rear) steel
    • Grill, airborne debris
    • Hitch, drawbar with pin
    • Hood, non-metallic on steel structure
    • Doors, service access (locking)
    • L3 bias or radial tires
    • Product Link™ ready

Optional Equipment

  • NOTE
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
    • Radio
    • Seat, air suspended
    • Steering, secondary, electrical
    • Fan, reversing automatic and manual control
    • Fusion quick coupler control
    • Quick coupler control
    • Ride control
    • 3rd function with additional dedicated single axis lever
    • Lighting system: 8 halogen work lights, cab mounted
    • Lighting system: 4 LED work lights, cab mounted
    • Lights: warning beacon
    • Roading lights with high/low beam and F and R turn signals
    • Autolube system
    • Cold weather starting basic (ether starting aid)
    • Cold weather starting full (HD batteries 2×1,400 CCA, ether system, jacket water heater, cold weather fluids)
    • Fender extensions or roading
    • L5 traction tires
    • Power train guard
    • Precleaner, turbine
    • Toolbox
    • Windshield guard