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988K Block Handler Arrangement

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Overview

Introduced in 1963, the 988 has been the industry leader for 50 years. Focused on helping our customers succeed, we have continued to build upon each new series. The 988K continues our legacy of reliability, performance, safety, operator comfort, serviceability, and efficiency. The Cat 988K Block Handler was designed to withstand the demanding and harsh environment of block handling applications. The features of the 988K Block Handler work together to provide a durable and reliable machine to meet your block handling needs.

Engine

  • Net Power 541.0 HP 403.0 kW
  • Engine Model Cat® C18 ACERT™ Cat® C18 ACERT™
  • Net Power - SAE J1349 541.0 HP 403.0 kW
  • Bore 5.7 in 145.0 mm
  • Stroke 7.2 in 183.0 mm
  • Displacement 1105.0 in³ 18.1 l
  • Torque Rise 58.0 % 58.0 %
  • Emissions U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV, Tier 2 Equivalent U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV, Tier 2 Equivalent
  • Gross - ISO 14396 580.0 HP 432.0 kW
  • Peak Power Speed 1500.0 r/min 1500.0 r/min
  • Peak Power Speed - Gross - ISO 14396 580.0 HP 432.0 kW
  • Peak Power Speed - Gross - SAE J1995 588.0 HP 439.0 kW
  • Peak Power Speed - Net Power - SAE J1349 541.0 HP 403.0 kW
  • Peak Torque - 1,200 rpm 2104.0 lb/ft 2852.0 N·m
  • Rated Speed 1700.0 r/min 1700.0 r/min

Operating Specifications

  • Operating Weight 135602.0 lb 61508.0 kg

Transmission

  • Transmission Type Cat planetary power shift Cat planetary power shift
  • Forward - 1 3.6 mile/h 5.8 km/h
  • Forward - 2 4.5 mile/h 10.3 km/h
  • Forward - 3 11.4 mile/h 18.3 km/h
  • Forward - 4 19.0 mile/h 30.5 km/h
  • Reverse - 1 4.1 mile/h 6.6 km/h
  • Reverse - 2 7.3 mile/h 11.8 km/h
  • Reverse - 3 13.0 mile/h 20.8 km/h
  • Direct Drive - Forward 1 Lock-up disabled Lock-up disabled
  • Direct Drive - Forward 2 6.7 mile/h 10.8 km/h
  • Direct Drive - Forward 3 11.9 mile/h 19.2 km/h
  • Direct Drive - Forward 4 21.0 mile/h 34.0 km/h
  • Direct Drive - Reverse 1 4.3 mile/h 6.9 km/h
  • Direct Drive - Reverse 2 7.7 mile/h 12.4 km/h
  • Direct Drive - Reverse 3 13.7 mile/h 22.0 km/h

Hydraulic System - Lift/Tilt

  • Cylinders, Double Acting - Lift, Bore and Stroke 235 mm × 976 mm (9.3 in × 38.4 in) 235 mm × 976 mm (9.3 in × 38.4 in)
  • Cylinders, Double Acting - Tilt, Bore and Stroke 291 mm × 671 mm (11.5 in × 26.4 in) 291 mm × 671 mm (11.5 in × 26.4 in)
  • Lift/Tilt System Variable displacement piston Variable displacement piston
  • Lift/Tilt System - Circuit Pilot operated - EH control, flow sharing Pilot operated - EH control, flow sharing
  • Maximum Flow at 1,400-1,860 rpm 153.0 gal/min 580.0 l/min
  • Maximum Flow at 1,700 rpm 13.7 gal/min 52.0 l/min
  • Pilot System Variable displacement piston Variable displacement piston
  • Relief Valve Setting 551.0 psi 3800.0 kPa
  • Relief Valve Setting - Lift/Tilt 4757.0 psi 32800.0 kPa

Hydraulic Cycle Times

  • Dump 2.2 s 2.2 s
  • Lower Float Down 3.5 s 3.5 s
  • Rack Back 4.5 s 4.5 s
  • Raise 8.0 s 8.0 s
  • Total Hydraulic Cycle Time - Empty Bucket 18.2 s 18.2 s

Hydraulic System - Steering

  • Maximum Flow 74.0 gal/min 280.0 l/min
  • Relief Valve Setting - Steering 4641.0 psi 32000.0 kPa
  • Steering Cycle Times - High Idle 3.4 s 3.4 s
  • Steering Cycle Times - Low Idle 5.6 s 5.6 s
  • Steering System - Circuit Pilot, load sensing Pilot, load sensing
  • Steering System - Pump Piston, variable displacement Piston, variable displacement
  • Total Steering Angle 86.0 ° 86.0 °

Service Refill Capacities

  • Cooling System 31.7 gal (US) 120.0 l
  • Crankcase 15.9 gal (US) 60.0 l
  • Diesel Exhaust Fluid Tank 8.7 gal (US) 33.0 l
  • Differential - Final Drives - Front 49.1 gal (US) 186.0 l
  • Differential - Final Drives - Rear 49.1 gal (US) 186.0 l
  • Fuel Tank 188.1 gal (US) 712.0 l
  • Hydraulic System - Tank Only 63.4 gal (US) 240.0 l
  • Hydraulic System Factory Fill 125.5 gal (US) 475.0 l
  • Transmission 31.7 gal (US) 120.0 l

Axles

  • Front Fixed Fixed
  • Rear Trunnion Trunnion
  • Oscillation Angle 13.0 ° 13.0 °

Brakes

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

Sound Performance - Standard

  • Exterior Sound Level 111.0 dB(A) 111.0 dB(A)
  • Interior Sound Level 71.0 dB(A) 71.0 dB(A)

Sound Performance - Suppression

  • Exterior Sound Level 109.0 dB(A) 109.0 dB(A)
  • Interior Sound Level 70.0 dB(A) 70.0 dB(A)

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Efficiency

Designed for Block Handling

988K Block Handler Arrangement Standard Equipment

ELECTRICAL

  • Alarm, back-up
  • Alternator, single 150 amp
  • Batteries, dry
  • Converter, 10/15 amp, 24V to 12V
  • Lighting system (halogen, work lights, access and service platform lighting)
  • Starting and charging system, 24V
  • Starter emergency start receptacle
  • Starter lockout in bumper
  • Transmission lockout in bumper

OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT

  • Graphical Information Display, displays real time operating information, performs calibrations and customizes operator settings
  • Air conditioner
  • Cat Detect Vision, rear vision camera system
  • Cab, sound suppressed and pressurized, integrated rollover protective structure (ROPS/FOPS) radio ready for entertainment, includes antenna, speakers and converter (12-volt 5-amp) and power port
  • Controls, lift and tilt function
  • Heater, defroster
  • Horn, electric
  • Instrumentation, gauges: - Coolant temperature - Engine hour meter - Hydraulic oil temperature - Power train oil temperature
  • Light, cab, dome
  • Lunchbox, beverage holders
  • Mirrors, rearview (externally mounted)
  • Rimpull Control System
  • Seat, Cat Comfort (cloth), air suspension, six-way adjustable
  • Seat belt, retractable, 76 mm (3 in) wide
  • STIC Control System
  • UV glass
  • Transmission gear indicator
  • Vital Information Management System (VIMS) with Graphical Information Display: External Data Port, Customizable Operator Profiles, Cycle Timer, Integrated Payload Control System
  • Wet-Arm wipers/washers (front and rear): - Intermittent front and rear wipers
  • Lights, directional

POWER TRAIN

  • Brakes, oil-cooled, multi-disc, service/secondary
  • Case drain screens
  • Crankcase guard
  • Electro hydraulic parking brake
  • Engine, C18 MEUI diesel, turbocharged/aftercooled
  • Ground level engine shutoff
  • Turbine precleaner, engine air intake
  • Radiator, Next Generation Modular (NGMR)
  • Starting aid, ether, automatic
  • Throttle lock, electronic
  • Torque converter, Impeller Clutch (ICTC) with Lock up clutch (LUC), Rimpull Control System
  • Transmission, planetary powershift, 4F/3R electronic control

OTHER

  • Automatic bucket lift kickout/positioner
  • Base machine price includes a rim allowance
  • Hydraulically driven demand fan
  • Couplings, Cat O-ring face seals
  • Doors, service access (locking)
  • Ecology drains for engine, radiator, hydraulic tank
  • Fuel tank, 731 L (188 gal)
  • Hitch, drawbar with pin
  • Hoses, Cat XT™
  • Hydraulic, steering and brake filtration/screening system
  • Cat Clean Emission Module
  • Oil sampling valves
  • Premixed 50% concentration of extended life coolant with freeze protection to -34° C (-29° F)
  • Rear access to cab and service platform
  • Steering, load sensing
  • Toe kicks
  • Vandalism protection caplocks

988K Block Handler Arrangement Optional Equipment

POWER TRAIN

  • -50° C (-58° F) antifreeze
  • Engine oil change system, high speed, Wiggins
  • Engine block heater 120V or 240V
  • High ambient cooling - software
  • Payload Control System (PCS)

OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT

  • Cab precleaner
  • AM/FM/CD/MP3 radio
  • Satellite Sirius radio with bluetooth
  • LED warning strobe
  • CB radio ready
  • Window pull down visor

MISCELLANEOUS ATTACHMENTS

  • Front and rear roading fenders
  • Fast fill fuel system (Shaw-Aero)

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