New Cat 990K wheeled loader
First publishedin Aggregates Business International
The new Caterpillar 990K loading a truck
The new Caterpillar 990K wheeled loader is said to offer more power and increased payload for greater productivity and fuel efficiency.
The 990K also features a redesigned cab and several new features to promote operator and maintenance technician safety and performance.
Designed as an optimum loading tool for Cat construction and mining trucks, specifically the 773, 775 and 777, ranging from about 54-91tonnes capacity, the new 990K also features engine configurations to meet customer needs worldwide. The 990K builds on the proven features of previous models and replaces the 990H.
The rated payload of the new 990K is 16tonnes, up from the 15tonne payload of the H Series model.
The increased payload makes the new loader a perfect four-pass match with the Cat 775 truck for efficient, high-production loading. New, Performance Series buckets promote fast filling and full bucket loads on every pass, and they are available in sizes ranging from 8.6-10.0m³.
The Cat C27 ACERT engine powers the 990K and delivers an 11% increase in power compared to the previous model. Net power of 521kW helps deliver increased production, without any change in fuel consumption.