New Cat wheeled loader offers more payload and performance

Caterpillar has launched the new Cat 995 wheeled loader which features up to 19% increased productivity than the previous 994K model with its higher rated payload and 6% increase in hydraulic force with equal hydraulic cycle time. 
Loading, Hauling & Excavation / June 15, 2023
By Liam McLoughlin
The new Cat 995 wheeled loader is built to the same size as the predecessor 994K model but offers a higher rated payload. Pic: Caterpillar
The new Cat 995 wheeled loader is built to the same size as the predecessor 994K model but offers a higher rated payload

The new loader is claimed to deliver up to 13% lower hourly fuel consumption and offer up to an additional 8% efficiency gain when operating in Enhanced Eco Mode compared to throttle lock mode. It is also up to 19% more efficient than the 994K in equal comparisons of throttle lock operation. 

Enhancements to the front linkage include an improved casting design, increased weld size, larger bearings and pins, and profile changes for increased service life. New, larger capacity buckets available for the 995 incorporate an extended floor for fast loading, high fill factors reaching 115%, and excellent material retention.  Buckets are interchangeable between the 995 and 994K.

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The operator's cab on the Cat 995 wheeled loader. Pic: Caterpillar


Built to the same size as the 994K but offering a higher rated payload, the new 995 is designed to enable a one-pass reduction when loading Cat 785, 789 and 793 Mining Trucks. This equates to up to a 33% increase in production and efficiency when loading the 785, up to a 25% increase with the 789 and up to a 20% increase with the 793.   

The new 995 meets the global industry's demand for high production and greater payloads with its powerful Cat 3516E engine offering configurations based on regional needs, meeting EU Stage V/U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final or U.S. EPA Tier 1 equivalent emissions. Its 39% torque rise ensures high lugging forces during digging and acceleration in high rimpull conditions. 

The redesigned next generation operator environment for the new 995 has 50% more legroom and boasts features that improve operator confidence while reducing fatigue. Its pressurized cab reduces vibration feedback, lowers sound levels and includes automatic temperature control. Providing shift-long comfort, its new electrohydraulic speed-sensing steering with force feedback automatically stiffens when traveling at higher speeds and softens as speed decreases to boost operator confidence. 

Integrated with electronics, the new Cat 995 wheeled loader offers flexible levels of information and technologies for a smart machine and more informed operator, maximising both productivity. Standard tip up prevention technology avoids unnecessary stress on the drivetrain and structural components by delivering full breakout forces while preventing the back tires from significantly lifting off the ground. 

New optional Autodig components automate three of the dig cycle’s most difficult parts in rehandling and tough digging applications to improve productivity and reduce tire wear. Reducing tire wear, Tire Slip Prevention reduces rimpull before the tires are set and increases rimpull when downward force is applied. Auto Set Tires detects pile contact and automatically lifts against the pile to set the tires and increase available traction, discouraging premature racking. Lift Stall Prevention manages rimpull in-dig to prevent hydraulic stall when lifting through the face, so the 995 spends less time in the pile.

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The Cat 995 wheeled loader is said to deliver up to 13% lower hourly fuel consumption and offer up to an additional 8% efficiency gain. Pic: Caterpillar

An onboard interactive training tool, optional Operator Coaching measures and reports on individual operator behaviors that impact efficiency, production and component life. Instructional videos provide training on measured behaviours, showing incorrect and recommended behaviours. Among 21 total monitored operating technique aspects, the system shows how to properly reduce tire rotation, avoid unracking in-dig, enter the pile with a level bucket, avoid excessive usages of the impeller clutch, reduce dump height and use the kickout. 

Offering a 500-hour engine oil change interval and improved air filter life, the 995 spends more time working. The number of steering hoses has been reduced from 15 to 10 and tubes cut from 11 to 1 to improve steering system reliability. An enhanced service station provides access to functions like coolant and oil as well as level indicators, and it features a Cat battery charging connector and indicator lights for fuel tanks. 

The loader’s redesigned pump bay improves access to transmission components, offers discharge ports on the side of the pumps and has simplified lines routed directly to the high-pressure screens. The bay includes a brake pump filter, implement pilot filter and implement discharge screens, and diagnostic ports are accessible from the front walk deck and pump bay. Groundline service now includes a steering pilot filter, transmission filters and steering pump discharge screen. 

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