New medium loaders from Cat

Caterpillar has launched the new 980 and 982 medium wheeled loaders, designed to offer premium performance in the 9- to 11-tonne class.
March 21, 2022
The new Cat 982 loader
The new Cat 982 loader

The two new loaders are claimed to be up to 10% more productive with up to 12% lower maintenance costs when compared to the previous 980M, 980L and 982M models.

The 980 and 982 models are being launched in South America, Africa, Middle East, Turkey, Eurasia, China, Southeast Asia, India, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand.

The loaders include an expanded technology platform to increase machine performance and improve operating efficiency.

Standard Cat Payload with Assist on all 980 and 982 series loaders provides an accurate weighing of bucket payloads, so operators can load to target the first time every time. This new technology includes low-lift-weigh and manual tip-off functions. Optional Cat Advanced Payload expands the system’s functionality with Lists-Management, Multitask- & Manual-Add Modes and Tip-off assist. Compatible with third-party scale-house software, it can wirelessly integrate the machine in the scale-house process with Dispatch-for-Loading (for which an additional subscription is required).

The new Cat Autodig with Auto Set Tyres promotes proper loading technique to significantly reduce tyre slip and loading time. It can automate the complete bucket-loading cycle to deliver consistently high bucket fill factors for up to 10% more productivity.

Standard along with Autodig and Auto Set Tyres, the new models introduce Application-Profiles, in which the press of one button sets multiple machine parameters to optimize settings for the application at hand. Customised profiles can be created to fit customer-specific cases. Selectable on-screen Job Aids, along with a streamlined new controls layout, promotes ease of operation to help all operators be more productive.

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