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966M Wheel Loader | Front Loader

966M Wheel Loader | Front Loader

At a Glance

Emissions
Tier 3/Stage IIIA
Operating Weight
51176 lb
Bucket Capacities
3.20-7.40 m³ (4.19-9.68 yd³)
Bucket Range
3.20-7.40 m³ (4.19-9.68 yd³)
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Overview

The 966M Wheel Loader is equipped with built-in proven technologies to help meet your expectations for productivity, fuel efficiency, reliability and service life. Deep system integration results in a machine built to help you reduce emissions, improve performance and improve fuel economy. All of this is done without interrupting machine performance and making it seamless to you. This machine deliversthe reliability, durability, and versatility you’ve come to expect from a Cat machine.

Engine - Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent

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Emissions Tier 3/Stage IIIA

Weights

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Operating Weight 51176lb
Note Weight based on a machine configuration with Michelin 26.5R25 XHA2 L3 radial tires, full fluids, operator, standard counterweight, cold start, roading fenders, Product Link?, manual diff lock/open axles (front/rear), power train guard, secondary steering,

Buckets

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Bucket Capacities 3.20-7.40 m³ (4.19-9.68 yd³)

Bucket Capacities

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Bucket Range 3.20-7.40 m³ (4.19-9.68 yd³)

Hydraulic System

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Implement Pump Type Variable Displacement Piston
Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure 4496psi
Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 2,200 rpm 95gal/min
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total 10.1s

Dimensions - Standard Lift

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Height - Top of Hood 9.25ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 11.58ft
Height - Top of ROPS 11.75ft
Ground Clearance 1.42ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 7.17ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 5.83ft
Wheel Base 11.67ft
Overall Length - Without Bucket 23.92ft
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift 13.92ft
Hinge Pin Height at Carry 2.08ft
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 11.92ft
Rack Back - Maximum Lift 62 degrees
Rack Back - Carry Height 50 degrees
Rack Back at Ground 42 degrees
Maximum Width over Tires 9.92ft
Tread Width 7.33ft
Note All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.

Dimensions - High Lift

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Height - Top of Hood 9.25ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 11.58ft
Height - Top of ROPS 11.75ft
Ground Clearance 1.42ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 8.17ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 5.83ft
Wheel Base 11.67ft
Overall Length - Without Bucket 26.58ft
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift 15.75ft
Hinge Pin Height at Carry 2.58ft
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 13.5ft
Rack Back - Maximum Lift 71 degrees
Rack Back - Carry Height 49 degrees
Rack Back at Ground 39 degrees
Maximum Width over Tires 9.92ft
Tread Width 7.33ft
Note All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.

Engine

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Net Power - ISO 9249 278HP
Engine Model Cat C9.3 ACERT
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349 278HP
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396 304HP
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396 - Metric 309HP
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1995 308HP
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1995 - Metric 313HP
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349 - Metric 281HP
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249 278HP
Displacement 568in³
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249 - Metric 281HP
Maximum Net Torque - 1,000 rpm 1112ft-lb
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - ISO 14396 1166ft-lb
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - SAE J1995 1180ft-lb

Service Refill Capacities

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Cooling System 18.9gal (US)
Crankcase 6.5gal (US)
Transmission 15.5gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank 33gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Front 15.1gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Rear 15.1gal (US)
Fuel Tank 79.8gal (US)

Sound

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Note *Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio.
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008) 70dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008) 109dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013) 76 dB(A)*

Transmission

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Forward - 1 4mile/h
Forward - 2 8.1mile/h
Forward - 3 14.6mile/h
Forward - 4 24.5mile/h
Reverse - 1 4.4mile/h
Reverse - 2 8.9mile/h
Reverse - 3 16.1mile/h
Reverse - 4 24.5mile/h
Note Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 826 mm (32.5 in) roll radius.

Operating Specifications

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Breakout Force 38984lbf
Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - No Tire Deflection 34873lb
Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - With Tire Deflection 32329lb
Note (1) For a machine configuration as defined under ?Weight.?
Note (2) Full compliance to ISO 143971:2007 Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification between calculations and testing.