986H Block Handler Arrangement


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Cat Large Wheel Loaders are designed with durability built in, ensuring maximum availability through multiple life cycles. With optimized performance and simplified serviceability, our machines allow you to move more material efficiently and safely at a lower cost per ton. The 986H builds upon this legacy of durability, performance, safety, operator comfort, serviceability and sustainability.


Net Power 409.0 hp 305.0 kW Less
Engine Model Cat® C15 ACERT™ Cat® C15 ACERT™ Less
Net Power - ISO 9249 409.0 hp 305.0 kW Less
Bore 5.4 in 137.0 mm Less
Stroke 6.75 in 171.5 mm Less
Displacement 927.0 in3 15.2 L Less
Torque Rise 37.0 % 37.0 % Less
EEC 80/1269 409.0 hp 305.0 kW Less
Emissions Tier 2 Tier 2 Less
Gross Power - SAE J1995 449.0 hp 335.0 kW Less
ISO 14396 at Rated Speed 441.0 hp 329.0 kW Less
ISO 9249 at Rated Speed (assumes standard ambient fan) 409.0 hp 305.0 kW Less
Peak Torque @ 1,200 rpm 1711.0 lb ft 2320.0 N·m Less
Rated Speed 1800.0 RPM 1800.0 RPM Less
SAE 1349 at Rated Speed (assumes standard ambient fan) 409.0 hp 305.0 kW Less
SAE J1995 at Rated Speed 449.0 hp 335.0 kW Less

Operating Specifications

Operating Weight 106768.0 lb 48429.0 kg Less


Transmission Type Cat planetary power shift Cat planetary power shift Less
Forward 1 5.0 mph 7.3 km/h Less
Forward 2 8.0 mph 12.2 km/h Less
Reverse 1 5.0 mph 7.6 km/h Less
Reverse 2 8.0 mph 13.6 km/h Less
Direct Drive - Forward 2 8.0 mph 12.7 km/h Less
Direct Drive - Forward 3 14.0 mph 22.0 km/h Less
Direct Drive - Forward 4 24.0 mph 39.0 km/h Less
Direct Drive - Reverse 2 9.0 mph 14.1 km/h Less
Direct Drive - Reverse 3 16.0 mph 25.0 km/h Less
Note Travel speeds based on R35/65-33 tires. Travel speeds based on R35/65-33 tires. Less

Hydraulic System - Lift/Tilt

Lift/Tilt System Pumps 2 × 110 cc variable displacement 2 × 110 cc variable displacement Less
Maximum Flow at 2,165 rpm 123.0 gal/min 470.0 L/min Less
Lift/Tilt System - Circuit Load Sense Load Sense Less
Relief Valve Setting - Lift/Tilt 4050.0 psi 27900.0 kPa Less
Lift Cylinder - Bore 7.5 in 190.0 mm Less
Lift Cylinder - Stroke 45.0 in 1138.0 mm Less
Tilt Cylinder - Bore 7.5 in 190.0 mm Less
Tilt Cylinder - Stroke 22.4 in 568.0 mm Less

Hydraulic Cycle Time

Rackback 4.5 Seconds 4.5 Seconds Less
Raise 8.5 Seconds 8.5 Seconds Less
Dump 3.0 Seconds 3.0 Seconds Less
Total Hydraulic Cycle Time 15.8 Seconds 15.8 Seconds Less
Lower 4.9 Seconds 4.9 Seconds Less
Lower Float Down 4.3 Seconds 4.3 Seconds Less

Hydraulic System - Steering

Steering System - Circuit Load Sense Load Sense Less
Steering System - Pump Piston, variable displacement Piston, variable displacement Less
Maximum Flow @ 2,284 rpm 52.0 gal/min 200.0 L/min Less
Steering Cutoff Pressure 4000.0 psi 27600.0 kPa Less
Total Steering Angle 70.0 Degrees 70.0 Degrees Less

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank 127.0 gal 481.0 L Less
Crankcase 9.0 gal 34.0 L Less
Transmission 20.0 gal 75.0 L Less
Differentials and Final Drives - Front 49.0 gal 186.0 L Less
Differentials and Final Drives - Rear 45.0 gal 170.0 L Less
Hydraulic System (tank only) 33.0 gal 125.0 L Less
Axle Oil 94.0 gal 356.0 L Less
Cooling Systems 24.0 gal 90.0 L Less
Hydraulic System Factory Fill 87.0 gal 330.0 L Less


Front Fixed Fixed Less
Rear Trunnion Trunnion Less
Oscillation Angle ±12.5° ±12.5° Less


Brakes SAE J1473 OCT90, ISO 3450:1992 SAE J1473 OCT90, ISO 3450:1992 Less


Best built for the toughest conditions.

Power Train

Move material more efficiently with improved power and control.


Productivity enabling you to move more and make more.

Operator Station

Best-in-Class operator comfort and ergonomics.

Technology Solutions

Greater productivity through Integrated Electronic Systems.


Making your safety our priority.


Enabling high uptime by reducing your service time.

Customer Support

Your Cat dealers know how to keep your mining machines productive.


Stewards of the environment.

Designed for Block Handling

Unique features for block handling applications.

986H Block Handler Arrangement Standard Equipment

  • Alarm, back-up
  • Alternator, 115 amp
  • Batteries, dry
  • Battery disconnect switch
  • Converter, 10/15 amp, 24V to 12V
  • Lighting system (halogen, work lights)

  • Air conditioner
  • Cab, sound suppressed and pressurized
  • Cigar lighter, ashtray
  • Controls, lift and tilt function
  • Heater, defroster
  • Horn
  • Instrumentation, gauges: - Coolant temperature - Engine hour meter - Hydraulic oil temperature - Power train oil temperature
  • Light, cab, dome
  • Lunchbox, beverage holders
  • Mirrors, rearview (externally mounted)
  • Seat, Cat Comfort (cloth), air suspension, six-way adjustable
  • Seat belt, retractable
  • Tinted glass
  • Transmission gear indicator
  • Wet-Arm wipers/washers (front and rear): - Intermittent front and rear wipers

  • Brakes, oil-cooled, multi-disc, service/secondary
  • Driveline parking brake
  • Engine, C15 ACERT diesel, turbocharged/aftercooled
  • Fuel priming pump (electric)
  • Ground level engine shutoff
  • Precleaner, engine air intake (above hood)
  • Radiator
  • Torque converter with LUC
  • Transmission, planetary powershift, 4F/3R electronic control

  • Doors, service access (locking)
  • Fuel tank
  • Hitch, drawbar with pin
  • Hoses, Cat XT
  • Hydraulic, steering and brake filtration/screening system
  • Mufflers
  • Oil sampling valves
  • Premixed 50% concentration of extended life coolant with freeze protection to -34° C (-29° F)
  • Steering, load sensing

986H Block Handler Arrangement Optional Equipment

  • Batteries - additional

  • AM/FM/CD radio
  • Rearview camera (WAVS)
  • LED strobe warning beacon
  • Radio ready

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