Caterpillar is presenting the new Cat 986H Wheel Loader for the first time to thousands of visitors attending bauma China 2012. The 986H wheel loader, with an operating weight of 42 metric tonnes, is designed to endure the most challenging environments while offering maximum cost savings with its reliable and fuel-efficient performance. The new wheel loader embodies Caterpillar’s philosophy of providing high-quality, long life-cycle machines that customers can depend on.
Cat wheel loaders have played a pivotal role in sustaining China’s growth by enabling quarry operations around the country to deliver efficiently and productively. The new 986H Wheel Loader adds to that legacy with the ability to quickly load the 770G Off-Highway Truck (38.6 tonnes capacity) in just four passes. Equipped with a high lift front linkage, the 986H is an efficient five-pass match with the 772G (47.7 tonnes capacity).
Designed for the quarry pit, the 986H features the Cat C15 ACERT engine with net power of 300 to 310 kW. The wheel loader also features a load-sensing hydraulic system and torque converter lock-up clutch to reduce fuel consumption and reduce operating costs. The Cat planetary powershift transmission provides consistent, smooth shifting through its four forward and three reverse gears, which enable the operator to adjust speeds to suit the tasks.
With operators working for long periods of time, the 986H cabin is designed for comfort. The spacious cabin is pressurized to keep dust out, and intake air is filtered. Automatic temperature control maintains cabin temperature. In addition, the roll over protection system (ROPS) is integrated into the cab design to ensure operator safety.