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SPECS SUMMARY

Net Power - ISO 9249250 HP (186 kW)
Operating Weight44591 lb (20226 kg)
Bucket Capacities2.5-9.2 m³ (3.3-12.0 yd³)
EmissionsTier 4/Stage IV
The 962M Wheel Loader is equipped with built-in proven technologies to help meet your expectations for productivity and fuel efficiency. This wheel loader offers a standard lock up clutch torque converter, standard manual front locking differential axles, and improved standard ride control to significantly improve your fuel economy, performance and ergonomics. This machine deliversthe reliability, durability, and versatility you’ve come to expect from a Cat machine.

Specifications

Net Power - ISO 9249250 HP (186 kW)
Operating Weight44591 lb (20226 kg)
Bucket Capacities2.5-9.2 m³ (3.3-12.0 yd³)
EmissionsTier 4/Stage IV
Note (1)*Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio.
Overall Length (without bucket)285 in (7228 mm)
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift167 in (4235 mm)
Peak Gross Torque - 1,350 rpm - ISO 14396918 ft·lbf (1245 N·m)
NoteAll dimensions are approximate and based on Michelin 23.5R25 XHA2 L3 radial tires.
Forward - 27.5 mile/h (12 km/h)
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift11.83 ft (3631 mm)
NoteAll dimensions are approximate and based on Michelin 23.5R25 XHA2 L3 radial tires.
Displacement428 in³ (7 l)
Height - Top of ROPS11.33 ft (3447 mm)
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift13.92 ft (4235 mm)
Note (2)**For machines in European Union countries and in countries that adopt the EU Directives.
Breakout Force42489 lbf (189 kN)
Height - Top of ROPS136 in (3447 mm)
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe134 in (3411 mm)
Maximum Width - Over Tires - Loaded9.25 ft (2824 mm)
Differential - Final Drives - Front11.4 gal (US) (43 l)
Maximum Width - Over Tires - Loaded9.25 ft (2824 mm)
Hinge Pin Height at Carry Height2.17 ft (669 mm)
Tread Width84 in (2140 mm)
Static Tipping Load - Full 40° Turn - With Tire Deflection25814 lb (11709 kg)
Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure4250 psi (29300 kPa)
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)**69 dB(A) (69 dB(A))
Forward - 524.5 mile/h (39.5 km/h)
NoteThe air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.6 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 2.288 metric tonnes.
Peak Gross Torque - 1,350 rpm - SAE J1995921 ft·lbf (1249 N·m)
Note (1)For a machine configuration as defined under Weight.
Reverse - 316 mile/h (25.7 km/h)
Engine ModelCat C7.1
Rack Back - Carry Height49 degrees
Differential - Final Drives - Rear11.4 gal (US) (43 l)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)107 dB(A) (107 dB(A))
Rack Back - Carry Height49 degrees
Forward - 416 mile/h (25.7 km/h)
DEF Tank4.2 gal (US) (16 l)
Rack Back - Maximum Lift59 degrees
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift136 in (3477 mm)
Rack Back at Ground37 degrees
Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 2,150 rpm76 gal/min (286 l/min)
Overall Length - Without Bucket23.75 ft (7228 mm)
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)**104 LWA***
Height - Top of Hood106 in (2694 mm)
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift11.33 ft (3477 mm)
NoteAll dimensions are approximate and based on Michelin 23.5R25 XHA2 L3 radial tires.
Static Tipping Load - Full 40° Turn - No Tire Deflection27494 lb (12471 kg)
Crankcase5.8 gal (US) (22 l)
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift14.83 ft (4524 mm)
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total8.9 s (8.9 s)
Maximum Net Power - 2,100 rpm - ISO 9249 - Metric253 HP (186 kW)
Wheel Base11 ft (3350 mm)
Hydraulic Tank33 gal (US) (125 l)
Cooling System15.6 gal (US) (59 l)
NoteWeight based on a machine configuration with Michelin 23.5R25 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, sound suppression and a 3.3 m³ (4.3 yd³) general purpose bucket with BOCE.™
Overall Length - Without Bucket23.75 ft (7228 mm)
Implement Pump TypeVariable Axial Piston
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe11.17 ft (3408 mm)
Note (3)***European Union Directive 2000/14/EC as amended by 2005/88/EC.
Wheel Base132 in (3350 mm)
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight7.08 ft (2147 mm)
Transmission11.4 gal (US) (43 l)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)70 dB(A) (70 dB(A))
Note (2)Full compliance to ISO 143971:2007 Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification between calculations and testing.
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight85 in (2147 mm)
Hinge Pin Height at Carry Height2.58 ft (779 mm)
Maximum Net Power - 2,100 rpm - ISO 9249250 HP (186 kW)
Maximum Width over Tires (loaded)111 in (2824 mm)
Tread Width7 ft (2140 mm)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013)75 dB(A)*
Rack Back - Maximum Lift59 degrees
Maximum Power - 2,100 rpm - SAE J1995271 HP (202 kW)
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch5.5 ft (1675 mm)
Ground Clearance1.17 ft (364 mm)
Height - Top of Hood8.83 ft (2694 mm)
Maximum Net Power - 2,100 rpm - SAE J1349250 HP (186 kW)
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch5.5 ft (1675 mm)
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch66 in (1675 mm)
Height - Top of Hood8.83 ft (2691 mm)
Reverse - 14.3 mile/h (6.9 km/h)
Ground Clearance1.17 ft (361 mm)
NoteMaximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 787 mm (31 in) roll radius.
Reverse - 27.5 mile/h (12 km/h)
Ground Clearance14 in (364 mm)
Fuel Tank72.6 gal (US) (275 l)
Height - Top of ROPS11.33 ft (3444 mm)
Forward - 14.3 mile/h (6.9 km/h)
Wheel Base11 ft (3350 mm)
Tread Width7 ft (2140 mm)
Hinge Pin Height at Carry Height26 in (669 mm)
Maximum Power - 2,100 rpm - ISO 14396269 HP (201 kW)
Forward - 312 mile/h (19.3 km/h)
Rack Back at Ground37 degrees
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight7.08 ft (2147 mm)
Maximum Net Torque - 1,350 rpm865 ft·lbf (1172 N·m)
Maximum Power - 2,100 rpm - ISO 14396 - Metric273 HP (201 kW)
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe11.17 ft (3411 mm)
Bucket Range2.5-9.2 m³ (3.3-12.0 yd³)
EmissionsTier 4/Stage IV

Benefits and Features

  • Cat C7.1 engine offers increased power density with a combination of proven electronic fuel and air systems.
  • Equipped with automatic Cat regeneration system, Cat clean emissions module (CEM) with Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF), and Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank and pump (Tier 4 Final, Stage IV, and Stage V only).
  • Features an electric fuel priming pump and a fuel/water separator.
  • Thorough component design and machine validation processes result in unmatched reliability and uptime.

  • Tough transmission and axles handle extreme applications.
  • Automatic powershift (5F/3R) transmission features durable, long-lasting components.
  • Full-flow hydraulic filtration system with additional loop filtration improves hydraulic system strength and component life.
  • Full hydraulic enclosed wet-disc with Integrated Braking System (IBS) and brake wear indicators add valued safety on the job.

  • Increased engine power resulting in improved machine performance and response.
  • With 5-speed transmission and lock-up clutch torque converter, power trains deliver smooth shifting, fast acceleration, and speed on grade for greater performance and fuel efficiency.
  • Optimized Z-bar linkage provides high breakout force at ground level along with excellent parallelism for precise work tool control.
  • Easy-to-load performance series buckets improve material retention and reduce dig times, significantly improving productivity and fuel efficiency.
  • Differential locks are activated on-the-go, which improves traction, resulting in increased productivity while reducing tire scuffing for reduced operating costs.
  • Automatic idle engine shutdown system significantly reduces idle time, overall operatinghours, and fuel consumption.

  • Deep system integration results in lower fuel consumption.
  • Significantly more fuel efficient than both the H and K Series loaders.
  • Power dense engine burns less fuel by providing power and torque when needed.
  • Significantly improved performance and fuel economy through engine speed and overall system heat load reduction.
  • Standard productive economy mode delivers more fuel savings with minimal productivity impact.

  • Developed to monitor, manage, and enhance your job site operations.
  • Payload provides accurate weighing* of the materials you are loading and hauling. Payload data is displayed in real-time to improve productivity and reduce overloading.
  • Detect enhances awareness of the environment around working equipment and provides alerts to help keep people and assets safe on the job site.
  • Link wirelessly connects you to your equipment, giving you access to essential information you need to know to run your business. Gain valuable insight into how your machine or fleet is performing allowing you to make timely, fact-based decisions that can boost job site efficiency and productivity.
  • Optional Advanced Productivity subscription provides comprehensive actionable information to help you manage and improve the productivity and profitability of your operations.

    * Not legal for trade.

  • Cab access with wide door, optional remote door opening, and stair-like steps add solid stability.
  • Floor-to-ceiling windshield, large mirrors with integrated spot mirrors, and rear-vision camera provide industry leading all-around visibility.
  • Computerized monitoring system includes several warning indicators.
  • Rear vision camera enhances visibility behind the machine, helping you work safely and confidently.
  • Optional rear object detection radar system warns you of an object in critical zone while going in reverse, enhancing job site safety.

  • Extended service intervals including -
  1. Engine oil and engine oil filter change interval up to 1000 hours (Tier 4 Final, Stage IV, and Stage V only)
  2. Hydraulic filter change interval up to 1000
  3. Transmission oil change interval up to 2000 hours
  • One-piece tilting hood makes cab access fast and easy.
  • Electrical service centers enhance convenience and accessibility.
  • Access to fuel fill and daily maintenance points means less servicing time is required.
  • Optional integrated Cat autolube system provides full lube system monitoring and diagnostic test visibility.
  • Remote flash support
  • Longer tire life with on-the-go traction aids.

  • The next generation easily adjustable seat with updated styling and a revolutionary suspension system. It comes in three trim levels and can be equipped with a 4-point harness.
  • Sound-suppression, seals, and damping cab mounts decrease noise and vibration for a quieter work environment.
  • Low-effort conventional steering wheel standard.
  • Optional seat-mounted electro-hydraulic joystick steering system provides precision control and dramatically reduces arm fatigue, resulting in excellent comfort and accuracy.
  • Electrohydraulic (EH) controls, parking brake, and Single Axis Lever (SAL) lift and tilt function allow for better handling and control management.
  • Smart ergonomic controls are easy to use, intuitive, and user-friendly.
  • Touchscreen multi-function color display keeps operators focused.
  • The next generation of ride control works as a shock absorber, improving ride quality over rough terrain.
  • Enhanced inclined steps and convenient grab handles create a secure and accessible operating space.
  • Extended windows enhance visibility while convex and spot mirrors extend the driver’s view on the sides and rear.

INDUSTRIAL & WASTE

  • Engineered for work in Transfer Stations, Recycling Depots, Scrap Yards and Demolition Sites.
  • Factory installed guarding improves uptime; guards protect axle seals, steering cylinders, crankcase, front frame, powertrain, tilt cylinders, lower cab and rear box. Package includes reinforced service centers, heavy duty cable steps, lift cylinder baffles, narrow front fenders, and steel rear fender deflectors.
  • Factory installed options available are solid tires, rear machine guard, rubber mounted cab glass, engine precleaner, powered and filtered cab precleaner and variable pitch cooling fan.
  • Cat Waste Buckets available separately are Load & Carry, Tamp & Clamp, Dozing, and Grapple can be fitted with steel or rubber cutting edge.
FORESTRY
  • Designed for efficiency and productivity log and chip handling in paper, pellet and saw mills.
  • 962M Forest Machine includes logger counterweight to maintain stability carrying heavy loads, larger lift and tilt cylinders increase machine capacity 9% over base model.
  • Factory options available are Fusion or VCE quick coupler, 3rd or 4th function hydraulics to operate top or high dump bucket, front windshield guard, variable pitch fan, high debris cooler cores, engine precleaner, axle oil coolers and premium LED lighting package.
  • Work Tools available separately are Sorting Grapple, Millyard, Logging, Pole and Log & Lumber Forks and Light Material High Dump and Chip Buckets.
CORROSION RESISTANCE
  • Designed for corrosive environments such as fertilizer plants, chemical industries, agriculture, salt water ports and others.
  • Factory protection of all machine components that can be affected by corrosive materials.
  • Treatment includes E-Coat cooler cores, additional coating on main hydraulic valve, heat treated shrink sealant on hydraulic hoses, fittings and electrical wiring, all hinges greased, Zerust® vapor enclosure for electronic components, extra heavy duty alternator, turbine engine precleaner and varnish protection on engine compartment, internal chassis and all non-painted metallic parts.

Standard Equipment

  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Engine, Cat C7.1 meets Stage IV emission standards
  • Cat Clean Emissions Module (CEM) with Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank and pump
  • Fuel priming pump (electric)
  • Fuel/water separator
  • Precleaner, engine air intake
  • Economy Mode (selectable)
  • Transmission, automatic counter shaft power shift (5F/3R)
  • Torque converter, locking clutch with free wheel stator
  • Switch, transmission neutralizer lockout
  • Axles, manually actuated differential lock front axle, open differential rear axle
  • Axles, ecology drains
  • Brakes, full hydraulic enclosed wet-disc with Integrated Braking System (IBS)
  • Brake wear indicators
  • Parking brake, disc and caliper
  • Fan, radiator, electronically controlled, hydraulically driven, temperature sensing, on demand
  • Radiator, high debris with wide fin spacing
  • Cab, pressurized and sound suppressed (ROPS/FOPS)
  • Viscous mounts
  • Multi-function 18 cm color LCD touch-screen display for rear vision camera image display (reverse travel activated) and machine status, setting and health parameters
  • EH controls, SAL (single axis lever) lift and tilt function
  • Steering, steering wheel
  • Radio ready (entertainment) includes antenna, speakers and converter (12V, 10-amp)
  • Air conditioner, heater, and defroster (auto temp and fan)
  • EH parking brake
  • Beverage holders (2) with storage compartment for cell phone/MP3 player
  • Bucket/work tool function lockout
  • Coat hook (2)
  • Cab air filter
  • Ergonomic cab access ladders and handrails
  • Horn, electric
  • Light, two dome (cab)
  • Mirrors, rearview external with integrated spot mirrors
  • Post mounted membrane 16 switch keypad
  • 2 receptacles, 12V
  • Seat, Cat Comfort (cloth) air suspension
  • Seat belt, 51 mm retractable, with indicator
  • Sun visor, front
  • Wet-arm wipers/washers front and rear, intermittent front wiper
  • Window, sliding (left and right sides)
  • Cab tie-off
  • With following gauges: Speedometer/tachometer; Digital gear range indicator; Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) level; Temperature: engine coolant, hydraulic oil, transmission oil; Fuel level
  • With following warning indicators: Temperature: axle oil, engine intake manifold; Pressure: engine oil, fuel pressure hi/low, primary steering oil, service brake oil; Battery voltage hi/low; Engine air filter restriction; Hydraulic oil filter restriction; Hydraulic oil low; Parking brake; DEF low level; Transmission filter bypass
  • Batteries (2), maintenance free 1,400 CCA
  • Ignition key; start/stop switch
  • Starter, electric, heavy duty
  • Starting and charging system (24V)
  • Lighting system: Four halogen work lights (cab mounted); Two LED stop, turn, tail lights; Two halogen roading lights (with signals); Two halogen rear vision lights (hood mounted)
  • Alarm, back-up
  • Alternator, 145-amp brushed
  • Main disconnect switch
  • Receptacle start (cables not included)
  • Secondary steering
  • Link technologies: Product Link
  • Detect technologies: rear vision camera
  • Linkage, optimized Z-bar, cast crosstube/tilt lever
  • Kickout, lift and tilt, automatic (adjustable in cab)
  • Hydraulic system, load sensing
  • Steering, load sensing
  • Ride control, 2V
  • Remote diagnostic pressure taps
  • Hoses, Cat XT™
  • Couplings, Cat O-ring face seal
  • Hydraulic oil cooler (swing out)
  • Oil sampling valves
  • Premixed extended life coolant with freeze protection to -34° C
  • Hood, non-metallic power tilting
  • Service centers (electrical and hydraulic)
  • Auto idle shutdown
  • Fenders with mud-flap/rear with extension
  • Ecology drains for engine, transmission, and hydraulics
  • Grill, airborne debris
  • Filters: fuel, engine air, engine oil, hydraulic oil, transmission
  • Fuel cooler
  • Grease zerks
  • Hitch, drawbar with pin
  • Precleaner rain cap
  • Sight gauges: engine coolant, hydraulic oil, and transmission oil level
  • Toolbox
  • Vandalism protection caplocks

Optional Equipment

  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Axles: Automatic front/rear differential locks; Axle oil cooler; Seal guards
  • Fan, VPF (variable pitch fan), automatic and manual control
  • Radiator, high debris with wider fin spacing
  • Door, remote opening system
  • Cover, HVAC metallic
  • EH controls, SAL 3rd function - Additional roller switch for 4th function
  • EH controls, joystick lift and tilt - Additional integrated roller switches for 3rd and 4th functions
  • Filter, carbon fresh air
  • Mirrors, heated rearview external with integrated spot mirrors
  • Precleaner, HVAC
  • Precleaner, HVAC (RESPA)
  • Radio, AM/FM/CD/USB/MP3 Bluetooth
  • Radio, CB ready
  • Seat, heated air suspension
  • Seat belt, 4 point harness, with indicator
  • Steering, EH joystick, speed sensing with force feedback
  • Roof, metallic
  • Sun visor, rear
  • Windows, rubber mounted
  • Windows, with front guard
  • Windows, with full guards front, rear and sides
  • Full time rear vision display Work Area Vision Systems (WAVS)
  • Cat seat cover, removable
  • Four additional halogen cab mounted work lights or;
  • Two additional auxiliary front HI LED and two additional auxiliary rear LED cab mounted work lights, two LED work lights in the radiator grill, LED front turn signals, replacement of the standard four halogen cab mounted work lights with four LED work lights, LED roading lights
  • Warning amber strobe beacon
  • Reversing strobes
  • Speed limiter 20 km/h
  • External seat belt indicator light
  • Link technologies: VIMS™
  • Payload technologies: Cat Production Measurement 2.0 (CPM); Printer, Cat Production Measurement; Aggregate Autodig
  • Advanced Productivity subscription
  • Detect technologies: Cat Rear Object Detection
  • Machine Security System
  • High lift
  • Forestry
  • Quick coupler ready
  • Performance Series buckets
  • Fusion quick coupler, ISO coupler
  • Forks, pallet
  • Forks, logging
  • 3rd function with Ride Control: Standard linkage; High lift linkage; Forestry linkage
  • 4th function with Ride Control: Standard linkage; High lift linkage; Forestry linkage
  • Premixed extended life coolant with freeze protection to -50° C
  • Bio-degradable oil, Cat HYDO™
  • Cat Autolube System
  • Fenders, roading
  • Guard, power train
  • Precleaner, turbine
  • Precleaner, trash
  • Platform, window washing
  • Cold weather package: Transmission filter by pass; Fan pump bypass; Jacket water or engine block heater; Ether aid ready
  • Industrial & Waste
  • Forestry
  • Corrosion Resistance