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966M XE (2017)

Reliability

  • Cat® C9.3 ACERT™ engine offers increased power density with a combination of proven electronic, fuel and air systems.
  • Utilizing rigorous component design and machine validation processes results in unmatched reliability, durability and high uptime.

Durability

  • Cat continuously variable transmission and axles handle extreme applications.
  • Full flow hydraulic filtration system with additional loop filtration improves hydraulic system robustness and component life.

Productivity

  • Advanced power train delivers superior performance and fuel efficiency while simplifying interface and operating technique.
  • Integrated continuously variable transmission with multi-viscosity oil provides maximum and continuous power at optimal speeds.
  • Power train control independent of engine speed with energy recovery improves efficiency and fuel economy.
  • Easy-to-load Performance Series Buckets feature a wider mouth and curved side plates that improve material retention (fill factor).
  • On-the-go disc-type front manual differential locks (front and rear fully automatic option) improve performance.
  • Optional Aggregate Handler configuration option offers slightly higher payload capability for loose aggregate rehandling.*
*Requires conformance to Caterpillar payload policy. Consult your dealer or Caterpillar representative for availability and details.

Fuel Efficiency

  • Up to 25% more fuel efficient than the M Series standard configuration and up to 35% more than the K Series standard configuration.**
  • Power dense ACERT engine burns less fuel by providing power and torque when needed.
  • Standard productive Economy Mode provides maximum fuel savings with minimal productivity impact.
**Actual results may vary based on factors such as, but not limited to, machine configuration, operator technique, machine application, climate, etc.

Ease of Operation

  • Best-in-class operator environment provides unmatched comfort, visibility, and efficiency.
  • E-H joystick steering with force feedback for precision control and dramatically decreases operator arm fatigue.
  • Intuitive controls and touch screen multifunction display.
  • Ride control system with dual accumulators provides excellent ride quality and lowers cab vibrations.

Safety

  • Excellent cab access with wide door, remote door opening option and stair-like steps.
  • Floor to ceiling windshield, large mirrors with integrated spot mirrors and rear vision camera provide industry leading all-around visibility.

Serviceability

  • One-piece tilting hood with side and rear doors; hydraulic and electrical service centers make access fast and easy.
  • Safe, ground level access to fuel fill and daily maintenance points.
  • Optional, fully integrated Cat Autolube system provides full lube system monitoring and diagnostic test visibility.

Cat Connect Technology

  • Monitor, manage and enhance job site operations.
  • Cat LINK Technologies: VisionLink® enables owners to access data wirelessly to monitor machine health, utilization and location.
  • Cat DETECT Technologies: Integrated rear vision camera enhances visibility behind machine to help operators work safely. Optional Cat Rear Object Detection increases operator awareness of the working environment.
  • Cat PAYLOAD Technologies: Optional Cat Production Measurement 2.0 brings simple and accurate on-the-go payload scale allowing operators to deliver exact loads and work more efficiently. Advanced Productivity subscription provides comprehensive actionable information to help you manage and improve the productivity and profitability of your operations.

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Overview

The new 966M XE Wheel Loader, with the 2017 product update, applies proven technologies systematically and strategically to meet your high expectations for reliability, productivity, fuel efficiency, and long service life. The XE technology improves fuel efficiency by up to 25% over the M Series standard configuration and up to 35% over the K Series standard configuration.** Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage IV emission standards. **Actual results may vary based on factors such as, but not limited to, machine configuration, operator technique, machine application, climate, etc.

Engine

  • Net Power - ISO 9249 298.0 HP 222.0 kW
  • Engine Model Cat C9.3 ACERT Cat C9.3 ACERT
  • Displacement 568.0 in³ 9.3 l
  • Maximum Net Power - 1,600 rpm - ISO 9249 298.0 HP 222.0 kW
  • Maximum Net Power - 1,600 rpm - ISO 9249 - Metric 302.0 HP 222.0 kW
  • Maximum Net Power - 1,600 rpm - SAE J1349 298.0 HP 222.0 kW
  • Maximum Net Power - 1,600 rpm - SAE J1349 - Metric 302.0 HP 222.0 kW
  • Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - SAE J1995 1275.0 ft·lbf 1728.0 N·m
  • Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - ISO 14396 1260.0 ft·lbf 1708.0 N·m
  • Maximum Net Torque - 1,200 rpm 1193.0 ft·lbf 1618.0 N·m
  • 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.

Service Refill Capacities

  • Cooling System 19.0 gal (US) 71.6 l
  • Crankcase 6.5 gal (US) 24.5 l
  • Transmission 16.6 gal (US) 63.0 l
  • Hydraulic Tank 33.0 gal (US) 125.0 l
  • Differential - Final Drives - Front 15.1 gal (US) 57.0 l
  • Differential - Final Drives - Rear 15.1 gal (US) 57.0 l
  • Fuel Tank 79.8 gal (US) 302.0 l
  • DEF Tank 4.4 gal (US) 16.8 l

Sound

  • Note (1) *Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio. *Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio.
  • With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)** 67.0 dB(A) 67.0 dB(A)
  • Note (2) **For machines in European Union countries and in countries that adopt the ?EU Directives.? **For machines in European Union countries and in countries that adopt the ?EU Directives.?
  • With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)** 105 LWA*** 105 LWA***
  • With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008) 67.0 dB(A) 67.0 dB(A)
  • Note (3) ***European Union Directive ?2000/14/EC? as amended by ?2005/88/EC.? ***European Union Directive ?2000/14/EC? as amended by ?2005/88/EC.?
  • With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008) 107.0 dB(A) 107.0 dB(A)
  • With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013) 76 dB(A)* 76 dB(A)*

Weights

  • Operating Weight 51176.0 lb 23220.0 kg
  • Note Weight based on a machine configuration with Michelin 26.5R25 XHA2 L3 radial tires, full fluids, operator, standard counterweight, cold start, roading fenders, Product Link?, manual diff lock/open axles (front/rear), power train guard, secondary steering, Weight based on a machine configuration with Michelin 26.5R25 XHA2 L3 radial tires, full fluids, operator, standard counterweight, cold start, roading fenders, Product Link?, manual diff lock/open axles (front/rear), power train guard, secondary steering,

Operating Specifications

  • Breakout Force 38984.0 lbf 173.0 kN
  • Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - No Tire Deflection 34873.0 lb 15822.0 kg
  • Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - With Tire Deflection 32329.0 lb 14668.0 kg
  • Note (1) For a machine configuration as defined under ?Weight.? For a machine configuration as defined under ?Weight.?
  • Note (2) Full compliance to ISO 143971:2007 Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification between calculations and testing. Full compliance to ISO 143971:2007 Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification between calculations and testing.

Bucket Capacities

  • Bucket Capacities 3.20-7.40 m3 (4.19-9.68 yd3) 3.20-7.40 m3 (4.19-9.68 yd3)

Transmission - Virtual Gears

  • Forward - 1 4.1 mile/h 6.7 km/h
  • Forward - 2 7.7 mile/h 12.6 km/h
  • Forward - 3 13.5 mile/h 22.1 km/h
  • Forward - 4 24.5 mile/h 39.5 km/h
  • Reverse - 1 4.1 mile/h 6.7 km/h
  • Reverse - 2 7.7 mile/h 12.6 km/h
  • Reverse - 3 17.1 mile/h 28.0 km/h
  • Note Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 826 mm (32.5 in) roll radius. Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 826 mm (32.5 in) roll radius.

Hydraulic System

  • Implement Pump Type Variable Displacement Piston Variable Displacement Piston
  • Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure 4496.0 psi 31000.0 kPa
  • Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 1,600 rpm 102.0 gal/min 385.0 l/min
  • Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total 10.1 s 10.1 s

Buckets

  • Bucket Capacities 3.20-7.40 m3 (4.19-9.68 yd3) 3.20-7.40 m3 (4.19-9.68 yd3)

Dimensions - High Lift

  • Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 8.17 ft 2500.0 mm
  • Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 5.83 ft 1775.0 mm
  • Ground Clearance 1.42 ft 434.0 mm
  • Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 11.58 ft 3522.0 mm
  • Height - Top of Hood 9.25 ft 2818.0 mm
  • Height - Top of ROPS 11.75 ft 3587.0 mm
  • Hinge Pin Height at Carry 2.58 ft 778.0 mm
  • Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift 15.75 ft 4793.0 mm
  • Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 13.58 ft 4140.0 mm
  • Maximum Width over Tires 9.83 ft 3009.0 mm
  • Note All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires. All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
  • Overall Length - Without Bucket 26.58 ft 8109.0 mm
  • Rack Back - Carry Height 49 degrees 49 degrees
  • Rack Back - Maximum Lift 71 degrees 71 degrees
  • Rack Back at Ground 39 degrees 39 degrees
  • Tread Width 7.33 ft 2230.0 mm
  • Wheel Base 11.67 ft 3550.0 mm

Dimensions - Standard Lift

  • Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 7.17 ft 2180.0 mm
  • Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 5.83 ft 1775.0 mm
  • Ground Clearance 1.42 ft 434.0 mm
  • Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 11.58 ft 3522.0 mm
  • Height - Top of Hood 9.25 ft 2818.0 mm
  • Height - Top of ROPS 11.75 ft 3587.0 mm
  • Hinge Pin Height at Carry 2.08 ft 630.0 mm
  • Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift 13.92 ft 4235.0 mm
  • Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 11.92 ft 3643.0 mm
  • Maximum Width over Tires 9.83 ft 3009.0 mm
  • Note All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires. All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
  • Overall Length - Without Bucket 23.92 ft 7289.0 mm
  • Rack Back - Carry Height 50 degrees 50 degrees
  • Rack Back - Maximum Lift 62 degrees 62 degrees
  • Rack Back at Ground 42 degrees 42 degrees
  • Tread Width 7.33 ft 2230.0 mm
  • Wheel Base 11.67 ft 3550.0 mm
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