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New Cat 950K and 962K Wheel Loaders - page 2 of 2

cwmags: The cabs on the Cat K-Series wheel loaders also offer improved visibility to the rear with a large colour monitorOnce inside the can, the operator now has left and right-hand sliding windows that can be opened and closed with one hand while seated. Apart from enabling fresh air for those who prefer it, they also make it easier to communicate with people on the ground.

The cabs on the Cat K-Series wheel loaders also offer improved visibility to the rear with a large colour monitor

A redesigned four-post ROPS has slimmer uprights, and by moving the operator position slightly forward gives the operator better visibility to either side and over the optimized Z-bar linkage for a clear view to the front and sides. A rear-view camera, fitted as standard, also gives the operator ‘eyes in the back of his head’ with a clear image displayed on a large colour monitor.

The loaders can be equipped with a low-effort hydraulically assisted steering wheel or Cat Command Control steering, which is especially well-suited for short-cycle manoeuvring. Both steering systems minimize operator fatigue and allow smooth handling and excellent manoeuvrability.

Smoother, quieter cab

The cab also features new viscous cab mounts that reduce noise and vibration; an automatic climate control that adjusts temperature and fan speed to the operator’s preferred setting, and a new center display panel with five analog-like gauges (much easier to understand than digital gauges).

The loaders benefit from a new electro-hydraulically activated parking brake. Some degree of customizing is possible with options such as heated and powered mirrors to improve operator comfort and clear condensation and ice. AM/FM radios with CD players are available along with a standard MP3 jack and three 12-volt power outlets.

cwmags: Cat K-Series Wheel loadersMore power where its needed

Caterpillar engineers taken a full-integration approach and completely redesigned the linkage system to better meet customer needs in many applications.

Development of the new optimized Z-bar linkage was done in conjunction with the ‘Performance Series’ buckets, Fusion coupler and Fusion family of work tools to ensure that all components function together to optimize visibility, performance and fuel efficiency.

Visibility has been optimized by putting hydraulic line and structural components out of the operator’s sight lines. New parallel lift capabilities and a significant increase in tilt force at maximum lift enhance performance and versatility.

The Fusion coupler not only allows one machine to use a wide range of work tools, but also permits one work tool to be used by machines of different sizes. This cross-machine capability gives equipment owners additional flexibility and fleet options.





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