IT38G Series II



Setting the standard for Integrated Tool Carrier productivity, durability and comfort.


Net Power - ISO 9249 180.0 hp 134.0 kW Less
Engine Model Cat® 3126B ATAAC Cat® 3126B ATAAC Less
Flywheel Power 160.0 hp 119.0 kW Less
Max. Flywheel Power 180.0 hp 134.0 kW Less
Peak Torque (Net) @ 1,400 rpm 619.0 ft-lb 839.0 N·m Less
Total Torque Rise 62.0 % 62.0 % Less
Bore 4.3 in 110.0 mm Less
Stroke 5.0 in 127.0 mm Less
Displacement 439.0 in3 7.2 L Less


Operating Weight 32156.0 lb 14583.0 kg Less


Bucket Capacities 2.21-2.8 m3 2.75-3.5 yd3 2.21-2.8 m3 2.75-3.5 yd3 Less
Maximum Bucket Capacity 3.5 yd3 2.8 m3 Less

Operating Specifications

Static Tipping Load, Full Turn 19106.0 lb 8665.0 kg Less
Breakout Force 24750.0 lb 110.0 kN Less


Forward 1 4.7 mph 7.6 km/h Less
Forward 2 8.3 mph 13.4 km/h Less
Forward 3 14.5 mph 23.3 km/h Less
Forward 4 24.1 mph 38.8 km/h Less
Reverse 1 4.7 mph 7.6 km/h Less
Reverse 2 8.3 mph 13.4 km/h Less
Reverse 3 14.5 mph 23.3 km/h Less

Hydraulic System

Bucket/Work Tool System - Relief Valve Setting 3597.0 psi 24800.0 kPa Less
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Raise 5.8 Seconds 5.8 Seconds Less
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Dump 2.0 Seconds 2.0 Seconds Less
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Lower, Empty, Float Down 2.9 Seconds 2.9 Seconds Less
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total 10.7 Seconds 10.7 Seconds Less
Pilot System - Pump Output 26.9 gal/min 102.0 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 16.5 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 67.9 gal 257.0 L Less
Cooling System 11.4 gal 43.0 L Less
Crankcase 7.9 gal 30.0 L Less
Transmission 7.9 gal 30.0 L Less
Differentials and Final Drives - Front 6.3 gal 24.0 L Less
Differentials and Final Drives - Rear 7.1 gal 27.0 L Less
Hydraulic System (Including Tank) 23.8 gal 90.0 L Less
Hydraulic Tank 20.1 gal 76.0 L Less


Height to Top of ROPS 10.83 ft 3300.0 mm Less
Height to Top of Exhaust Pipe 10.59 ft 3227.0 mm Less
Height to Top of Hood 7.74 ft 2359.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance 1.31 ft 399.0 mm Less
B-Pin height - standard 13.32 ft 4061.0 mm Less
Center Line of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 6.09 ft 1857.0 mm Less
Wheelbase 9.91 ft 3020.0 mm Less
Center Line of Rear Axle to Hitch 4.95 ft 1510.0 mm Less


The IT38G II provides more power, excellent fuel economy, and reduced maintenance.

Power Train

Advanced Caterpillar® power train is reliable and fuel efficient.

Cooling System

The G Series II cooling package reduces radiator plugging and improves fuel efficiency.

Environmental Features

Caterpillar cares about the environment and continues to develop innovative solutions.

Operator Station

Improved visibility.


Increased full turn static tipping load allows stable and versatile operation.

Work Tools

A variety of couplers, work tools and buckets are available from the factory or from your Caterpillar® dealer. New 3.5 yd3 bucket now available.


The IT38G Series II continues Caterpillar leadership in wheel loader serviceability.

Complete Customer Support

Cat® dealer services help you operate longer with lower costs.

IT38G Series II Standard Equipment

  • Alarm, back-up
  • Alternator, 50-amp brushless
  • Batteries, maintenance-free (2) 950 CCA
  • Ignition key, start/stop switch
  • Lighting system, halogen (6 total)
  • Main disconnect switch
  • Starter, electric, heavy-duty
  • Starting and charging system (24-volt)

Operator Environment
  • Bucket/Work Tool function lockout
  • Cab, pressurized and sound suppressed
  • Cigar lighter and ashtray
  • Coat hook
  • Computerized Monitoring System
  • Controls, lift and tilt function
  • Heater and defroster
  • Horn, electric (steering wheel mounted)
  • Lunchbox, beverage holders, storage box
  • Mirrors, rearview (internally mounted)
  • Seat, KAB (cloth) mechanical suspension
  • Seatbelt, retractable, 51 mm (2") wide
  • Steering column, adjustable, angle
  • Wet-Arm wipers and washers, front and rear

Power Train
  • Brakes, full hydraulic enclosed wet-disc with Integrated Braking System (IBS)
  • Driveline, extreme service
  • Engine, Cat 3126B diesel with ATAAC, electronically controlled
  • Fan, radiator, hydraulically driven, variable speed, temperature sensing, on demand
  • Filters, fuel, primary/secondary
  • Fuel priming pump (electric)
  • Fuel/water separator
  • Muffler, sound suppressed
  • Precleaner, engine air intake
  • Radiator, unit core (6 fins per inch) with ATAAC
  • Starting aid (air inlet heater)
  • Switch, transmission neutralizer lockout
  • Torque converter
  • Transmission, automatic countershaft power shift (4F/3R)
  • Variable Shift Control (VSC)

Other Standard Equipment
  • Automatic work tool positioner
  • Counterweight
  • Couplings, Caterpillar O-ring face seals
  • Diagnostic pressure taps
  • Fenders, steel front and rear
  • Hitch, drawbar with pin
  • Hood, non-metallic power tilting
  • Hoses, Caterpillar XT™
  • Hydraulic arrangement, two-valve quick coupler actuation
  • Hydraulic oil cooler, swing-out
  • Kickout, lift and return-to-work, adjustable
  • Linkage, 8-bar, parallel lift
  • Product Link Ready
  • Sampling valves (engine, transmission)
  • Sight Gauges:
  • Steering, load sensing
  • Vandalism protection caplocks

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

IT38G Series II Optional Equipment

Actuator, electrical (power train and bottom guard)

Air conditioner

Alternator, heavy-duty (65 amp)

Axle ecology drain

Axle oil cooler

Axle oil temperature monitor

Buckets and Work Tools

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

  • Limited slip, front or rear
  • NO-SPIN, rear

Fan, auto-reversing

Fender and platform extensions, rear

Fenders and platforms, narrow

Fenders, roading, rear

Grill, airborne debris

Guard, axle seal

Guard, power train

Heater, engine coolant (120V)

Hydraulic arrangement, third-valve

Hydraulic arrangement, fourth-valve

Joystick control, two- or three-valve

Lights, cab-mounted (4)

Lights, directional

Lights, roading

Machine Security System

Mirrors, rearview, external

Open canopy

Precleaner, turbine

Precleaner, turbine/trash

Product Link

Radio, AM/FM Weatherband (CD)

Remote pressure taps

Ride Control System, two- or three-valve

Seat, air suspension

Seat belt 70 mm (3")

Sliding windows, cab

Starting aid, ether

Steering, secondary

Sunscreen, rear

Sun visor, front

Switch, lift lever F-N-R

Quick coupler, hydraulic, horizontal pin

Wiper, intermittent rear

Special machine arrangements
  • Scrap handler
  • Waste handler

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