980G Series II


Power Train

The 980G Series II is designed for efficiency and delivers agressive performance and easy operation.

Free Wheel Stator

Improves power train efficiency and contributes to reduced fuel consumption.


Built with the strength and durability to provide years of service in even harsh conditions.

Operator Station

The 980G Series II cab is quiet and comfortable and enhances operator productivity.

Caterpillar Monitoring System

Monitors critical machine systems and provides four warning categories to keep the operator informed.

Buckets and Work Tool Controls

Caterpillar Buckets and Work Tools give you the flexibility to match the machine to your application. Low-effort controls help reduce operator fatigue and increase productivity.


The 980G Series II continues Caterpillar leadership in offering unmatched serviceability.

Product Link Ready

Product Link provides two-way information flow between machine systems, the Caterpillar dealer and customer.

Versatility and Application Match

Increase your productivity by performing a variety of jobs with one machine. Matched payloads and matched buckets ensure optimum performance.

Complete Customer Support

Cat dealer services help you operate longer with lower costs.

980G Series II Standard Equipment

  • Alarm, back-up
  • Alternator (65-amp, brushless)
  • Batteries, maintenance-free (4) 740CCA
  • Lighting system, halogen (6 total)
  • Main disconnect switch
  • Starter, electric, heavy-duty
  • Starting and charging system (24-volt)
  • Starting receptacle for emergency start

Operator Environment
  • Air conditioner/HVAC system
  • Bucket/Work Tool function lockout
  • Cab, pressurized and sound suppressed
  • Cigar lighter and ashtray
  • Coat hooks (2) with straps
  • Controls, bucket/work tool electro-hydraulic
  • Heater and defroster
  • Horns, electric (steering wheel mounted)
  • Computerized Monitoring System
  • Lunchbox and beverage holders
  • Mirrors, rearview (externally mounted)
  • Seat, C-500 Series (cloth) air suspension
  • Seatbelt, retractable, 76 mm (3 in) wide
  • Steering column, adjustable, tilt and telescope
  • Wet-arm, wipers/washers (front and rear)
  • Window, sliding (left and right side)

Power Train
  • Brakes, full hydraulic enclosed wet-disc
  • Engine, Cat 3406E diesel with ATAAC
  • Fan, radiator, hydraulically driven, variable speed
  • Filters, fuel/engine air, primary/secondary
  • Fuel priming aid (electric pump)
  • Fuel/water separator
  • Muffler, sound suppressed
  • Precleaner, engine air intake
  • Radiator, Advanced Modular Cooling System (AMOCS)
  • Starting aid (ether)
  • Switch, transmission neutralizer lockout
  • Torque converter (free wheel stator)
  • Transmission, automatic planetary power shift (4F/4R)
  • Variable Shift Control (VSC)

  • Automatic bucket positioner, in-cab adjustable
  • Counterweight
  • Doors, service access (locking)
  • Ecology drains for engine, transmission and hydraulics
  • Fenders, steel front with mudflaps/rear with extensions
  • Guard, power train and crankcase
  • Hitch, drawbar with pin
  • Hood, non-metallic power tilting
  • Kickout, lift and tilt, automatc (in-cab adjustable)
  • Linkage, Z-bar, cast crosstube/tilt lever
  • Oil sampling valves
  • Product Link Ready
  • Sight Gauges:
  • Vandalism protection caplocks

  • Couplings, Caterpillar O-ring face seals
  • Diagnostic pressure taps
  • Hoses, XT
  • Hydraulic oil cooler (swing-out)
  • Steering, load sensing

Tires, Rims and Wheels
  • A tire must be selected from the mandatory attachments section. Base machine price includes a tire allowance.

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

980G Series II Optional Equipment

Axle oil cooler ready

Axle oil cooler

Buckets and Work Tools

Bucket Ground Engaging Tools - see Cat dealer

Cat QuickEvacTM System

CB radio ready (20-amp)

Differentials, limited slip (front or rear), No-SPIN (rear axle only)

Fast fill system, fuel

Fast fill system, oil

Fenders, roading

Fenders, narrow

Fuel tank guarding

Heater, engine coolant

High ambient radiator

High lift arrangement

Hydraulic arrangement, three-valve

Hydraulic tank guarding

Lights, directional

Lighting, auxiliary (4)

Forestry arrangement

Mirrors, rearview, interior

Open canopy

Payload Control System

Precleaner, turbine

Precleaner, turbine/trash

Ride Control System, two- and three-valve

Steel mill arrangement

Steering, secondary

Sound suppression

Tires - see page

Transmission, extreme service

Waste Handling arrangement

Visor, front

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