Caterpillar’s new 950L and 962L medium wheeled loaders
First publishedin Aggregates Business International
The new Caterpillar L Series 950L and 962L medium wheeled loaders apply proven technologies systematically and strategically to meet customers’ high expectations for reliability, productivity, fuel efficiency and long service life. Said to be more powerful and fuel-efficient than predecessor models, the 950L and 962L models feature significant drive-train and hydraulic-system refinement, operator safety and convenience enhancements, proven Z-bar linkage, Cat Performance Series buckets, and options such as automatic traction control, enhanced ride control system and Cat Connect Technologies.
Meanwhile, rigorous design and machine validation processes have delivered claimed unmatched reliability, durability and high uptime. Components used to build Cat wheeled loaders are designed and manufactured to Caterpillar quality standards to ensure maximum performance even in extreme operating conditions. Heavy duty components, such as the Caterpillar designed ACERT engines, transmissions and axles, reduced the risk of premature wear resulting in increased uptime and reduce operating costs over the lifetime of the machine.
The 950L and 962L use a productive and fuel-efficient Cat C7.1 ACERT engine with a maximum gross power rating of 195 and approximate operating weights from 18 to 19tonnes. These power-dense engines use a combination of proven electronic, fuel-injection and air-systems. The updated and refined Cat ACERT engines offer 22% more engine power in the 950L and 8% more in the 962L, compared to H series models, to significantly improve machine performance and response.