Wheel Loader

966 GC

This unit includes a general purpose bucket, maintenance package, connectivity, remote monitoring and your own team of product experts from Holt of California

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The new Cat® 966 GC Wheel Loader is easy to own and operate. It offers low fuel consumption with an on-demand fan, load sensing hydraulics, intuitive controls, and performance series buckets. This machine is built to be just the right machine for a broad range of applications. Great machine performance combined with the low owning and operating costs makes the 966 GC the right choice for your business.

Engine

Engine Power @ 1,600 rpm - ISO 14396:2002 321HP
Engine Model Cat C9.3B
Gross Power @ 1,600 rpm - SAE J1995:2014 325HP
Net Power @ 1,600 rpm - ISO 9249:2007, SAE J1349:2011 292HP
Net Power - ISO 9249 292HP
Engine Torque @ 1,200 rpm - ISO 14396:2002 1314ft·lbf
Gross Torque @ 1,200 rpm – SAE J1995:2014 1327ft·lbf
Net Torque @ 1,200 rpm - ISO 9249:2007, SAE J1349:2011 1234ft·lbf
Bore - ISO 9249 4.53in
Stroke 5.87in
Displacement 568in³
Note (1) Cat engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, Korea Tier 5, China Nonroad Stage IV, and Japan 2014 (Tier 4 Final) emission standards.
Note (2) The net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with fan, alternator, air cleaner, and aftertreatment.
Note (3) Cat engines are compatible with the following renewable, alternative, and biodiesel* fuels that reduce greenhouse gases on a lifecycle basis: • Up to B20 biodiesel (FAME) ** • Up to 100% HVO and GTL renewable fuels

Weights

Operating Weight* 48018lb
Note (1) * For 4.0 m3 (5.2 yd3) general purpose bucket with BOCE.
Note (2) * Full compliance to ISO 14397-1:2007 Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification between calculations and testing.

Buckets

Bucket Capacities 3.2 - 7.1 m³ (4.25 - 9.25 yd³)

Operating Specifications

Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - With Tire Deflection 30072lb
Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - No Tire Deflection 32233lb
Breakout Force 36974lbf
Note (1) * For 4.0 m3 (5.2 yd3) general purpose bucket with BOCE.
Note (2) * Full compliance to ISO 14397-1:2007 Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification between calculations and testing.

Sound

With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008) 75dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008) 110dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013) 78 dB(A)*
Note (1) *Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio.
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)** 73dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)** 108 dB(A)***
Note (2) ** For machines in European Union countries and in countries that adopt the “EU Directives”.
Note (3) *** European Union Directive “2000/14/EC” as amended by “2005/88/EC”.

Transmission

Forward - 1 4mile/h
Reverse - 1 4.3mile/h
Forward - 2 7.5mile/h
Reverse - 2 8.2mile/h
Forward - 3 13mile/h
Reverse - 3 14.3mile/h
Forward - 4 21.6mile/h
Reverse - 4 22.9mile/h
Note Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 826 mm (32 in) roll radius.

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank 84.5gal (US)
DEF Tank 6.9gal (US)
Cooling System 14gal (US)
Crankcase 6.1gal (US)
Transmission 14.5gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Front 15.1gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Rear 15.1gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank 26.7gal (US)

Hydraulic System

Implement Pump Type Variable Displacement Piston, Load Sensing
Implement System - Maximum Flow @ 2,275 rpm 86gal/min
Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure 4047psi
Implement System - Maximum Flow 3rd Function 63gal/min
Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure 3rd Function 3304psi
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Raise from Carry Position 5.7s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Lower, Empty, Float Down 2.6s
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total Cycle Time 10.1s

Cab

ROPS/FOPS ROPS/FOPS meet ISO 3471:2008 and ISO 3449:2005 Level II standards

Brakes

Brakes Brakes meet ISO 3450:2011 standards

Dimensions

Height - Top of Hood 9.2ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 11.61ft
B-Pin Height 13.11ft
Height - Top of ROPS 11.75ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 8.1ft
Ground Clearance 1.49ft
Wheel Base 11.65ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 5.82ft
Rack Back - Maximum Lift 62°
Rack Back - Carry 50°
Rack Back - Ground 42°
Lift Arm Clearance 12.16ft

Loader Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Cycle Time - Dump, at Maximum Raise 1.8s

Sustainability

Recyclability 97%

Standard Equipment

Note
  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
Operator Environment
  • Air conditioning (HVAC) with 10 vents and filter unit located outside of cab
  • Bucket/work tool function lockout
  • Switch, transmission neutralizer lockout
  • Cab, pressurized and sound suppressed
  • Camera, rearview
  • Coat hook
  • Computerized monitoring system
  • Cup holders and personal tray on right console and behind seat
  • Horn
  • Mirrors, rearview external with integrated spot mirror
  • Pilot hydraulic controls, lift and tilt function; two (2) single axis levers or joystick
  • 12V power port (10A)
  • Radio ready
  • ROPS/FOPS structure
  • Seat, Cat Comfort (cloth), mechanical suspension
  • Steering column, adjustable angle
  • Window, sliding (left and right sides)
  • Wipers/washers (front and rear)
Power Train
  • Axels, Open/Open differentials
  • Brakes, full hydraulic enclosed wet-disc
  • Cat C9.3B engine
  • EIMS (Engine Idle Management System)
  • AIS (Auto Idle Shutdown)
  • Fan, radiator, electronically controlled, hydraulically driven, temperature sensing, on demand
  • Fan, reversing automatic and manual control
  • Filter, fuel primary/secondary/tertiary
  • Filters, engine air, primary/secondary
  • Fuel priming pump (electric)
  • Fuel/water separator
  • Radiator, unit core (9.5 fpi) with ATAAC
  • Torque converter
  • Transmission, powershift (4F/4R), automatic (2-4) with kick-down function, overspeed protection
Linkage
  • Lift and bucket return-to-dig kickouts (electro-magnetic), mechanical adjustment
  • Z-bar, cast tilt lever
Hydraulics
  • Dedicated brake and fan pump
  • Dedicated load sensing steering pump
  • Load sensing implement system pilot operated
  • S O S ℠ oil sampling valves
Electrical
  • Alarm, back-up variable/main disconnect switch
  • Alternator (145-amp, brush type)
  • Batteries, maintenance free (2 x 1,125 CCA)
  • Ignition key; start/stop
  • Lighting system: 4 halogen work lights, cab mounted
  • Roading lights with high/low beam and F and R turn signals
  • Starter, electric (heavy duty)
  • Starting and charging system, 24V
Additional Equipment
  • Cold weather starting basic (ether starting aid)
  • Counterweight, 605 kg (1,334 lb)
  • Fenders (front) steel
  • Grill, airborne debris
  • Hitch, drawbar with pin
  • Hood, metallic on steel structure
  • Doors, service access (locking)
  • L3 radial or bias ply tires
  • Precleaner, strata tubes
  • Product Link ready

Optional Equipment

Note
  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
Operator Environment
  • Cat® Payload (kit)
  • Radio
  • Seat, air suspended
Power Train
  • Axles, limited slip differential(s)
  • Axles, oil cooler
  • Fan, reversing automatic and manual control
Linkage
  • Fusion quick coupler control with dual kick outs
Hydraulics
  • Quick coupler control
  • Ride control
  • 3rd function with additional dedicated single axis lever
Electrical
  • Lighting system: 8 halogen work lights, cab mounted
  • Lighting system: 4 LED work lights, cab mounted
  • Lighting system: 8 LED work lights, cab mounted
  • Lights: warning beacon
Additional Equipment
  • Autolube system
  • Camera, front view (kit)**
  • Cold weather starting full (HD batteries 2 x 1,400 CCA, ether system, jacket water heater, cold weather fluids)
  • Fender rear extensions or roading
  • L5 traction tires
  • Power train guard
  • Precleaner, strata tubes with screen
  • Precleaner, strata tubes with screen
  • Reverse Stobe (kit)***
  • Roading Certification****
  • Secondary steering system, electrical*
  • Toolbox
  • Window cleaning (kit)
  • Windshield guard
Optional Equipment - Note
  • * Standard where mandated
  • ** Refer to M0106413 publication for usage reqiurements.
  • *** Not compatible with roading arrangements.
  • **** Offering depends on region.

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