The 953D WH is the machine to perform many waste handling tasks. It can also be used to compact the top layer of material which minimizes the amount of daily cover needed.


Engine Model Cat® C6.6 ACERT™ Cat® C6.6 ACERT™ Less
Flywheel Power 148.0 hp 110.0 kW Less


Track Shoe Width - Standard 18.9 in 480.0 mm Less
Track Shoe Width - Optional 15.0 in 380.0 mm Less
Track Gauge 71.0 in 1800.0 mm Less
Track on Ground 91.3 in 2320.0 mm Less
Ground Contact Area - Standard Shoe 2790.0 in2 1.8 m2 Less
Ground Contact Area - Optional Shoe 3410.0 in2 2.2 m2 Less
Ground Pressure - Standard Shoe 9.5 psi 65.8 kPa Less
Ground Pressure - Optional Shoe 12.3 psi 84.1 kPa Less
Track Shoe Type Double Grouser Double Grouser Less

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank 83.5 gal 316.0 L Less
Cooling System 8.0 gal 31.0 L Less
Crankcase (with Filter) 4.4 gal 16.5 L Less
Final Drives (each) 2.8 gal 10.8 L Less
Hydraulic Tank 18.5 gal 70.0 L Less


Operating Weight 34381.0 lb 15595.0 kg Less


Capacity - General Purpose Landfill 3.0 yd3 2.3 m3 Less
Capacity - Multi-Purpose Landfill 2.74 yd3 2.1 m3 Less
Width - General Purpose Landfill 96.8 in 2458.0 mm Less
Width - Multi-Purpose Landfill 99.8 in 2536.0 mm Less

Ripper Specifications

Type Radial Radial Less
Number of Pockets 3 3 Less
Overall Width/Beam 76.9 in 1952.0 mm Less
Penetration 9.45 in 240.0 mm Less
Ripping Width 70.9 in 1800.0 mm Less


Standards Standards Standards Less

Operating Specifications

Track on Ground 91.3 in 2320.0 mm Less
Ground Pressure 9.5 psi 65.8 kPa Less
Max Travel Speed 6.2 mph 10.0 km/h Less


Note: Note Note Less


The excellent versatility of the 953D Waste Handler makes it well suited for performing many waste handling applications. Other uses for the 953D WH vary from soil excavation, utility applications, and material handling.

Basic Guarding Package

Guarding helps protect critical machine components and body panels from being damaged by debris under harsh waste handling environments.

Basic Waste Handler Arrangement

The basic Waste Handler arrangement inlcudes the Basic Guarding Package in addtion to the following - Heavu-duty Bottom Guards, Guarded Lights, Debris Barrier Package, Trash Radiator, Heavy-duty Front Guards, and Idler Guards.

Recommended Options

Features for peak performance. Several additional options are recommended to assist matching your site requirements.

Work Tools

  • General Purpose Bucket
  • General Purpose Landfill Bucket
  • Multi-Purpose Bucket
  • Multi-Purpose Landfill Bucket
  • Ripper


The 953D WH design offers reduced maintenance, convenient access to components, easy diagnostic capabilities, as well as easy and economical component replacement possibilities. Cat dealers also provide quick parts availability.

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Your Caterpillar dealer offers a wide range of services that can be set up with a Customer Support Agreement. A customized plan, from PM service to total machine maintenance, and flexible financing, allows you to optimize your return on investment.

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