988 GC

Engine Power - ISO 14396
449 HP / 335 kW
Gross Power - SAE J1995
456 HP / 340 kW
Net Power - SAE J1349
373 HP / 278 kW

The Cat® 988 GC Wheel Loader helps you move more material at a lower cost per hour for a faster return on your investment. This machine offers significant fuel savings and up to 10% lower owning and operating cost than the 988K.

Engine
Engine Model Cat® C15
Rated Speed 2000
Peak Power Speed 1600
Engine Power - ISO 14396 449 HP / 335 kW
Gross Power - SAE J1995 456 HP / 340 kW
Net Power - SAE J1349 373 HP / 278 kW
Emissions U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, and Japan 2014
Bore 5.4 in / 137 mm
Stroke 6.75 in / 171.5 mm
Displacement 927 in³ / 15.2 l
Peak Torque - 1,200 rpm - SAE J1995 1778 ft·lbf / 2411 N·m
Torque Rise 16%
Operating Specifications
Operating Weight 116858 lb / 53006 kg
Rated Payload - Quarry Face 12.5 ton (US) / 11.3 t
Bucket Capacity Range 6.4-7.6 m3 (8.3-10 yd3)
Cat Truck Match - High Lift 772/773/775
Transmission
Transmission Type Cat planetary power shift
Forward - 1 5 mile/h / 7.3 km/h
Forward - 2 8 mile/h / 12.2 km/h
Reverse - 1 5 mile/h / 7.6 km/h
Reverse - 2 8 mile/h / 13.6 km/h
Direct Drive - Forward 1 Lock-up disabled
Direct Drive - Forward 2 8 mile/h / 12.7 km/h
Direct Drive - Forward 3 14 mile/h / 22 km/h
Direct Drive - Forward 4 24 mile/h / 39 km/h
Direct Drive - Reverse 2 9 mile/h / 14.1 km/h
Direct Drive - Reverse 3 16 mile/h / 25 km/h
Direct Drive - Reverse 4 25.4 mile/h / 40.8 km/h
Direct Drive - Reverse 1 Lock-up disabled
Hydraulic System - Lift/Tilt
Lift/Tilt System - Circuit EH - Load Sense
Lift/Tilt System 2X x 145 cc Variable displacement piston
Maximum Flow at 2,165 rpm 159 gal/min / 600 l/min
Relief Valve Setting - Lift/Tilt 4598 psi / 31700 kPa
Cylinders, Double Acting - Lift, Bore and Stroke 190 mm x 1216 mm (7.5 in x 48 in)
Cylinders, Double Acting - Tilt, Bore and Stroke 170 mm x 722 mm (6.7 in x 28.4 in)
Pilot System Variable displacement piston
Tilt Cylinder - Stroke 27 in / 685 mm
Hydraulic Cycle Times
Rack Back 3.8 s
Raise 7.5 s
Dump 3 s
Lower Float Down 4.6 s
Total Hydraulic Cycle Time - Empty Bucket 18.9 s
Hydraulic System - Steering
Steering System - Circuit Pilot, load sensing
Steering System - Pump Piston, variable displacement
Maximum Flow 52 gal (US) / 200 l/min
Relief Valve Setting - Steering 4000 psi / 27600 kPa
Total Steering Angle 70°
Steering Cycle Times - High Idle 3 s
Steering Cycle Times - Low Idle 5.2 s
Air Conditioning System
Air Conditioning The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.8 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 2.574 metric tonnes.
Axles
Front Fixed
Rear Trunnion
Oscillation Angle +/-12.5°
Brakes
Brakes ISO 3450:2011
Operator's Cab
ROPS/FOPS ROPS/FOPS meet ISO 3471:2008 and ISO 3449:2005 Level II standards
Service Refill Capacities
Fuel Tank 141 gal (US) / 535 l
Cooling System 27 gal (US) / 101 l
Engine Crankcase 9 gal (US) / 34 l
Diesel Exhaust Fluid Tank 5.5 gal (US) / 21 l
Transmission 20 gal (US) / 75 l
Differential - Final Drives - Front 49 gal (US) / 186 l
Differential - Final Drives - Rear 45 gal (US) / 170 l
Note Cat U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, and Japan 2014 diesel engines are required to use ULSD (ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel with 15 ppm of sulfur or less) or ULSD blended with the following lower-carbon intensity fuels up to: - 20% biodiesel FAME (fatty acid methyl ester)* - 100% renewable diesel, HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) and GTL (gas-to-liquid) fuels. Refer to guidelines for successful application. Please consult your Cat dealer or “Caterpillar Machine Fluids Recommendations” (SEBU6250) for details. *Engines with no aftertreatment devices can use higher blends, up to 100% biodiesel. **For use of blends higher than 20% biodiesel, consult your Cat dealer
Sound Performance - Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V - Standard
Operator Sound Level (ISO 6396) 72 dB(A)
Machine Sound Level (ISO 6395) 110 dB(A)
Note (1) The operator sound pressure level was measured according to the test procedures and conditions specified in ISO 6396:2008. The measurement was conducted at 70 percent of the maximum engine cooling fan speed.
Note (2) Hearing protection may be needed when the machine is operated with a cab that is not properly maintained or when the doors or windows are open for extended periods or in a noisy environment.
Note (3) The machine sound power level was measured according to the test procedures and conditions specified in ISO 6395:2008. The measurement was conducted at 70 percent of the maximum engine cooling fan speed.
Dimensions (Approximate) - High Lift
Ground to Top of ROPS 13.5 ft / 4100 mm
Ground to Top of Exhaust Stacks 13.3 ft / 4060 mm
Ground to Top of Hood 10.7 ft / 3270 mm
Rear Axle - Centerline to Bumper 10.3 ft / 3132 mm
Front Axle Centerline to Bucket Tip 15.7 ft / 4773 mm
Wheel Base 12.5 ft / 3810 mm
Maximum Overall Length 39.5 ft / 12042 mm
Ground to Lower Hitch Clearance 1.5 ft / 459 mm
Clearance at Maximum Lift 12 ft / 3732 mm
B-Pin Height - Maximum Lift 18.7 ft / 5755 mm
Maximum Overall Height - Bucket Raised 25 ft / 7582 mm
Reach - Maximum Lift 7.7 ft / 2342 mm
Note Specifications are calculated with 6.9 m3 (9.0 yd3 ) rock bucket equipped with Michelin XLDD1 35/65 R33 tires.
Buckets
Bucket Capacities 6.4-7.6 m3 (8.3-10 yd3)
Sustainability
Recyclability 96%

Standard Equipment

  • NOTE
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • ELECTRICAL
    • Alarm, back-up
    • Alternator, single 145 amp
    • Batteries, dry
    • Converter, 10/15 amp, 24V to 12V
    • Lighting system (LED, work lights, access and service platform lighting)
    • Starting and charging system, 24V
    • Starter emergency start receptacle
    • Transmission lockout in bumper
    • Hazardous voltage lamp
  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • Graphical Information Display, displays real time operating information, performs calibrations and customizes operator settings
    • Air conditioner
    • Cat Vision, rear vision camera system
    • Cab, sound suppressed and pressurized, integrated rollover protective structure (ROPS/FOPS) radio ready for entertainment, includes antenna, speakers and converter (12-volt 5-amp) and power port
    • Controls, lift and tilt function
    • Heater, defroster
    • Horn, electric
    • Instrumentation, gauges
      – Coolant temperature
      – Engine hour meter
      – Hydraulic oil temperature
      – Power train oil temperature
    • Light, cab, dome
    • Lunchbox, beverage holders
    • CB radio-ready
    • Mirrors, rearview (externally mounted)
    • Seat, Cat Comfort Cloth, air suspension, six-way adjustable
    • Seat belt minder
    • Seat belt, retractable, 76 mm (3 in) wide
    • STIC Control System
    • UV glass
    • Virtual gear indicator
    • Wet-Arm wipers/washers (front and rear)
      – Intermittent front and rear wipers
    • Lights, directional
  • POWER TRAIN
    • Brakes, oil-cooled, multi-disc, service/secondary
    • Case drain screens
    • Electro hydraulic parking brake
    • Engine, C15 MEUI diesel, turbocharged/aftercooled
    • Ground level engine shutoff
    • Turbine precleaner, engine air intake
    • Starting aid, ether, automatic
    • Throttle lock, electronic
    • Manual switch and automatic fuel priming
    • Cat Production Measurement ready
    • Cat SR Generator/Pump Drive
    • Cat SR Drive Motor
    • Cat Integrated Powered Electronics
    • Automatic retarding controls
  • ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT
    • Automatic bucket lift kickout/positioner
    • Base machine price includes a rim allowance
    • Hydraulically driven demand fan
    • Couplings, Cat O-ring face seals
    • Doors, service access (locking)
    • Ecology drains for engine, radiator, hydraulic tank
    • Fuel tank, 535 L (141 gal)
    • Hoses, Cat XT™
    • Hydraulic, steering and brake filtration/screening system
    • Cat Clean Emission Module
    • Oil sampling valves
    • Premixed 50 percent concentration of extended life coolant with freeze protection to –34° C (–29° F)
    • Rear access to cab and service platform
    • Steering, load sensing
    • Toe kicks
    • Vandalism protection caplocks

Optional Equipment

  • NOTE
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • POWER TRAIN
    • High ambient cooling – software
    • Optional Cat Production Measurement
    • Optional Engine brake
    • Crankcase guard
  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • Cab precleaner
    • Cat Detect, object detection system
    • AM/FM radio
  • ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT
    • Front and rear roading fenders
    • Cold Weather Starting
    • Autolube
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