The Cat® 982M Wheel Loader offers significant fuel savings while lowering long-term costs. This machine meets emission standards and is designed to improve fuel economy without interrupting performance. The reliability, durability, and versatility result in a machine that is better built to meet your needs.

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Net Power - ISO 9249 398.0 HP 297.0 kW
Emissions Tier 4/Stage IV Tier 4/Stage IV
Engine Model Cat C13 Cat C13
Maximum Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1995 436.0 HP 325.0 kW
Displacement 763.0 in³ 12.5 l
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349 - Metric 404.0 HP 297.0 kW
Maximum Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 14396 - Metric 436.0 HP 321.0 kW
Maximum Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1995 - Metric 442.0 HP 325.0 kW
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - SAE J1995 1627.0 ft·lbf 2206.0 N·m
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - ISO 14396 1609.0 ft·lbf 2182.0 N·m
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349 398.0 HP 297.0 kW
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249 - Metric 404.0 HP 297.0 kW
Note The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.6 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 2.288 metric tonnes. The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.6 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 2.288 metric tonnes.
Maximum Net Torque - 1,100 rpm 1518.0 ft·lbf 2058.0 N·m
Maximum Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 14396 430.0 HP 321.0 kW
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249 398.0 HP 297.0 kW


  • Cat C13 engine offers increased power density with a combination of proven electronic fuel and air systems.
  • Equipped with automatic Cat regeneration system, Cat Clean Emissions Module (CEM) with Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF), and Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank and pump (Tier 4 Final and Stage V).
  • Features an electric fuel priming pump and a fuel/water separator.
  • Thorough component design and machine validation processes result in unmatched reliability and uptime.


  • Increased power, heavy duty transmission, low-profile tires and advanced axle and final drives.
  • Heavy-duty transmission and axles handle extreme applications.
  • Automatic planetary powershift (4F/4R) transmission features durable, long-lasting components.
  • Full-flow hydraulic filtration system with additional loop filtration improves hydraulic system strength and component life.
  • With upgraded frames and heavier counterweight, the two-piece structural frame absorbs more impact.


  • Increased engine power resulting in improved machine performance and response.
  • Lock-up clutch transmission, matching the engine power to increase fuel efficiency while delivering optimal performance.
  • Easy-to-load performance series buckets improve material retention and reduce dig times, significantly improving productivity and fuel efficiency.
  • Automatic idle engine shutdown system significantly reduces idle time, overall operating hours, and fuel consumption.
  • Equipped with longer standard lift arms and a higher hinge point height for rail car capability.
  • Includes optimized high lift linkage, higher B-Pin height, and upgraded valves and cylinders.
  • Great 2-pass match for larger on-highway trucks, bank excavation, and face loading in well shot rock loading applications.


  • Deep system integration results in lower fuel consumption.
  • Significantly more fuel efficient than both the H and K Series loaders.
  • Power dense engine burns less fuel by providing power and torque when needed.
  • The HEUI™ fuel system boosts performance and reduces soot.
  • Standard productive economy mode delivers more fuel savings with minimal productivity impact.
  • New split-flow oil system (transmission) uses multi-viscosity oil to improve fuel economy.


  • The next generation easily adjustable seat with updated styling and a revolutionary suspension system. It comes in three trim levels and can be equipped with a 4-point harness.
  • Sound-suppression, seals, and damping cab mounts decrease noise and vibration for a quieter work environment.
  • The seat-mounted electro-hydraulic joystick steering system provides precision control and dramatically reduces arm fatigue, resulting in excellent comfort and accuracy.
  • Smart ergonomic controls are easy to use, intuitive, anduser-friendly.
  • Touchscreen multi-function color display keeps operators focused.
  • The next generation of ride control works as a shock absorber, improving ride quality over rough terrain.
  • Inclined steps and convenient grab handles ease accessibility to the operating space.
  • Extended windows enhance visibility while convex and spot mirrors extend the driver’s view on the sides and rear.


  • Cab access with wide door, optional remote door opening, and stair-like steps add solid stability.
  • Floor-to-ceiling windshield, large mirrors with integrated spot mirrors, and rear-vision camera provide industry leading all-around visibility.
  • Computerized monitoring system includes several warning indicators.
  • Rear vision camera enhances visibility behind the machine, helping you work safely and confidently.
  • Optional rear object detection radar system warns you of an object in critical zone while going in reverse, enhancing job site safety.


  • Extended service intervals including -
  1. Engine oil and engine oil filter change interval up to 1000 hours (Tier 4 Final and Stage V)
  2. Hydraulic filter change interval up to 1000 hours
  3. Transmission oil change interval up to 2000 hours
  • One-piece tilting hood makes cab access fast and easy.
  • Electrical service centers enhance convenience and accessibility.
  • Buckets and components can be changed without leaving the cab, allowing the machine to quickly move from task to task.
  • A full range of bucket sizes and types provides an exciting new option in this size class.
  • Access to fuel fill and daily maintenance points means lessservicing time is required.
  • Remote flash support.
  • Longer tire life with on-the-go traction aids.
  • Optional integrated Cat autolube system provides full lube system monitoring and diagnostic test visibility.


  • Developed to monitor, manage, and enhance your job site operations.
  • Payload provides accurate weighing* of the materials you are loading and hauling. Payload data is displayed in real-time to improve productivity and reduce overloading.
  • Detect enhances awareness of the environment around working equipment and provides alerts to help keep people and assets safe on the job site.
  • Link wirelessly connects you to your equipment, giving you access to essential information you need to know to run your business. Gain valuable insight into how your machine or fleet is performing allowing you to make timely, fact-based decisions that can boost job site efficiency and productivity.
  • Optional Advanced Productivity subscription provides comprehensive actionable information to help you manage and improve the productivity and profitability of your operations.

    * Not legal for trade.



  • Engineered for work in Transfer Stations, Recycling Depots, Scrap Yards and Demolition Sites.
  • Factory installed guarding improves uptime; guards protectaxle seals, steering cylinders, crankcase, front frame, powertrain, tilt cylinders, lower cab and rear box. Package includes reinforced service centers, heavy duty cable steps, lift cylinder baffles, narrow front fenders, and steel rear fender deflectors.
  • Factory installed options available are solid tires, rear machine guard, rubber mounted cab glass, engine precleaner, powered and filtered cab precleaner and variable pitch cooling fan.
  • Cat Waste Buckets available separately are Load & Carry, Tamp & Clamp, Dozing, and Grapple can be fitted with steel or rubber cutting edge.
  • Designed for efficiency and productivity log and chip handling in paper, pellet and saw mills.
  • The 982M Logger can 2 Pass unload trucks with two bunks or two trailers.
  • Forestry package includes logger counterweight and larger tilt cylinders to maintain stability carrying heavy loads, increase machine capacity 41% over 980M Logger.
  • Package also includes logger rear frame and Extreme Service Transmission.
  • Factory options available are 3rd function hydraulics to operate top or high dump bucket, front windshield guard, variable pitch fan, high debriscooler cores, engine precleaner, axle oil coolers and premium LED lighting package.
  • Work Tools available separately are Sorting Grapple, Millyard, and Logging Forks and Light Material High Dump and Chip Buckets.

982M Standard Equipment

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  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.

982M Optional Equipment

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  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.