The Cat IT38H - Tested And Proven - Ready To Work


Built Strong And Tough


Work Smart And Move More


Built For Your Operation


The IT38H - Best Value For Your Operation


Easy To Maintain - Easy To Service


Work Comfortably And Efficiently

IT38H Standard Equipment

  • Alarm, back-up, adjustable
  • Alternator, 24V/65A
  • Battery disconnect switch with removeable key
  • Lighting:
  • Jumpstart receptacle

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bucket/Work tool lever lockout feature
  • Cab, ROPS/FOPS, pressurized and sound suppressed
  • Coat hook
  • Controls, lift and tilt functions
  • Radio ready including antenna, speakers, two 12V/5A power outlets, includes cigar lighter
  • Electric horn, dual actuation (steering wheel, implement pod)
  • Sun Visor, Front
  • Cab heating with fresh air inlet and defrosting function
  • Messenger System
  • Product Link Ready (optional in some regions)
  • Operator display, Gauges:
  • Operator display, Warning Indicators:
  • Dual interior rearview mirrors
  • Dual exterior rearview mirrors
  • Interior operator lighting
  • Storage compartments
  • Lunchbox compartments
  • Beverage holder
  • Seat, KAB, cloth, adjustable
  • Seat belt, retractable, 51mm/2" wide
  • Adjustable steering column/wheel
  • Forward/Neutral/Reverse switch by implement controls
  • LH door with sliding window
  • RH sliding window and emergency exit
  • Windshield wipers, front and rear
  • Interval function for front and rear wipers
  • Windshield washers, front and rear

  • Brakes, full hydraulic enclosed wet-disc
  • Brake wear indicators with Integrated Braking System (IBS)
  • Front axle with locking differential
  • Drive line, extreme service
  • Engine, Cat C6.6 ACERT and ATAAC technology, electronically controlled.
  • Fan, radiator, electronically controlled, hydraulically driven, temperature sensing, on demand.
  • Filters, fuel, primary/secondary
  • Fuel priming pump (Electric)
  • Fuel/Water separator
  • Monitoring System, Axle Oil Temp.
  • Muffler, sound suppressed
  • Radiator, unit core (6fpi) with ATAAC
  • Starting aid (Glow Plugs)
  • Trans, neutralizer lockout in messenger
  • Torque converter
  • Transmission, countershaft, automatic power shift (4F/3R)
  • Variable Shift Control (VSC), messenger

  • Automatic bucket positioner
  • Counterweight
  • Couplings, Caterpillar O-ring face seal
  • Fenders, Extension, Platform, Rear
  • Guards, (bottom crankcase and fuel tank)
  • Hitch, drawbar with pin
  • Hood, non-metallic power tilting
  • Hoses, Caterpillar XT
  • Hydraulics, Load Sensing
  • Kickout, lift, automatic
  • Kickout, tilt, adjustable
  • Linkage, Z-bar, cast crosstube/tilt lever
  • Oil sampling valves
  • Remote Diagnostic Pressure Taps.
  • Sight Gauges: Engine coolant, hydraulic oil and transmission oil level.
  • Steering, load sensing
  • Vandalism protection caplocks

  • Load sensing implement system, pressure sensing
  • Load sensing steering system
  • Two function hydraulic valve (lift and tilt)
  • Two lever operator implement controls

  • A tire must be selected from the mandatory attachments section. Base machine price includes an allowance based on a premium radial tire.

  • Premixed 50% concentration of Extended Life Coolant with freeze protection to -34° C (-29° F).

IT38H Optional Equipment

Alternator, heavy-duty

Antifreeze, -50C


Buckets and work tools

Bucket Ground Engaging Tools (GET) - see Cat dealer for details

Camera, rear view

Coolant, extended life

Cooler, axle oil

Differnetial Lock, automatic front and rear

Drain, axle ecology

Ether Starting Aid

Fenders/Platforms, narrow

Fenders, roading

Guards, axle seal

Guard, front window, wide mesh

Guard, power train bolt-on

Guard, power train hinged

Guard, hitch area

Guard, front driveshaft

Guard, roading light, front and rear

Guard, tilt cylinder

Guard, transmission oil fill

Heater, engine coolant, 120- or 240-volt

High Lift, three-valve

High Lift, three-valve with hydraulic horizontal pin quick coupler

Hydraulics, three or four-valve

Joystick control, two, three or four valve

Ladder, cable

Lights, auxiliary cab lights

Lights, high intensity discharge (HID)

Lights, warning beacon

Machine Security System

Mirrors, heated external

Open canopy

Precleaner , turbine

Precleaner , turbine/trash

Quick Coupler, hydraulic horizontal pin

Quick Coupler ready lines

Radio, AM/FM CD player

Ride Control

Seat, air suspension

Seat, heated air suspension

Seatbelt, 76 mm (3") wide

Seatbelt, 76 mm (3") wide (KAB)

Steering, secondary

Sunscreen, rear



Setting the standard for wheel loader productivity, durability, versatility and comfort.


Net Power - ISO 9249 180.0 hp 134.0 kW Less
Engine Model Cat® 6.6 ACERT™ Cat® 6.6 ACERT™ Less
Net Power - 80/1269/EEC 180.0 hp 134.0 kW Less
Gross Power - SAE J1995 197.0 hp 147.0 kW Less
Net Power - SAE J1349 178.0 hp 133.0 kW Less
Peak Torque (Net) @ 1,400 RPM 620.0 ft-lb 840.0 N·m Less
Total Torque Rise 38.0 % 38.0 % Less
Bore 4.1 in 105.0 mm Less
Stroke 5.0 in 127.0 mm Less
Displacement 402.8 in3 6.6 L Less


Operating Weight 33190.0 lb 15059.0 kg Less


Bucket Capacities 2.3 - 3.0 m3 3.0 - 4.0 yd3 2.3 - 3.0 m3 3.0 - 4.0 yd3 Less
Max Bucket Capacity 4.0 yd3 3.0 m3 Less

Operating Specifications

Static Tipping Load, Full Turn 22207.0 lb 10076.0 kg Less
Breakout Force 27576.0 lb 123.0 kN Less


Forward 1 5.0 mph 8.1 km/h Less
Forward 2 9.1 mph 14.6 km/h Less
Forward 3 15.8 mph 25.5 km/h Less
Forward 4 26.8 mph 43.2 km/h Less
Reverse 1 5.0 mph 8.1 km/h Less
Reverse 2 9.1 mph 14.6 km/h Less
Reverse 3 15.8 mph 25.5 km/h Less

Hydraulic System

Steering System Pump Type Piston Piston Less
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Raise 5.4 Seconds 5.4 Seconds Less
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Dump 1.4 Seconds 1.4 Seconds Less
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Lower, Empty, Float Down 2.7 Seconds 2.7 Seconds Less
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total 9.5 Seconds 9.5 Seconds Less
Pilot System - Pump Output 77.9 gal/min 295.0 L/min Less


Brakes Meets required standards Meets required standards Less


Front Fixed front Fixed front Less
Rear Oscillating +/-12° Oscillating +/-12° Less
Maximum Single-Wheel Rise and Fall 17.0 in 420.0 mm Less


Tires Choose from a variety of tires to match your application. Choose from a variety of tires to match your application. Less


ROPS/FOPS Meets SAE and ISO standards. Meets SAE and ISO standards. Less

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank - Standard 65.3 gal 247.0 L Less
Cooling System 9.5 gal 36.0 L Less
Crankcase 4.6 gal 17.4 L Less
Transmission 11.4 gal 43.0 L Less
Differentials and Final Drives - Front 15.1 gal 57.0 L Less
Differentials and Final Drives - Rear 14.0 gal 53.0 L Less
Hydraulic Tank 23.5 gal 89.0 L Less
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