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SPECS SUMMARY

Net Power373 HP (278 kW)
Operating Weight98806 lb (44818 kg)
Bucket Capacities5-10,3 m³ (6,5-13,5 yd.³)
Engine ModelC15 Cat®
Cat® Large Wheel Loaders are designed with durability built in, ensuring maximum availability through multiple life cycles. With optimized performance and simplified serviceability, our machines allow you to move more material efficiently and safely at a lower cost per ton. The 986 builds upon this legacy of durability, performance, safety, operator comfort, serviceability and sustainability.

Specifications

Net Power373 HP (278 kW)
Operating Weight98806 lb (44818 kg)
Bucket Capacities5-10,3 m³ (6,5-13,5 yd.³)
Engine ModelC15 Cat®
EmissionsTier 4 Final/Stage V, or China Nonroad Stage III and Brazil MAR-1 equivalent to Tier 3 and Stage IIIA
Gross Power - ISO 14396449 HP (335 kW)
Peak Power Speed - 1,600 rpm - SAE J1995456 HP (340 kW)
Peak Power Speed - 1,600 rpm - SAE J1995 (DIN)462 HP (340 kW)
Peak Power Speed - 1,600 rpm - ISO 14396449 HP (335 kW)
Peak Power Speed - 1,600 rpm - ISO 14396 (DIN)455 HP (335 kW)
Rated Speed - 2,000 rpm - EEC 80/1269373 HP (278 kW)
Rated Speed - 2,000 rpm - EEC 80/1269 (DIN)378 HP (278 kW)
Rated Speed - 2,000 rpm - ISO 9249373 HP (278 kW)
Rated Speed - 2,000 rpm - ISO 9249 (DIN)378 HP (278 kW)
Rated Speed - 2,000 rpm - SAE J1349373 HP (278 kW)
Rated Speed - 2,000 rpm - SAE J1349 (DIN)378 HP (278 kW)
Bore5.4 in (137 mm)
Stroke6.75 in (171.5 mm)
Displacement927 in² (15.2 l)
Peak Torque - 1,200 rpm - SAE J19951778 lb/ft (2411 N·m)
Torque Rise16%
Operating Weight - Standard97785 lb (44355 kg)
Operating Weight - High Lift104005 lb (47175 kg)
Rated Payload - Quarry Face11 ton (US) (10 t)
Rated Payload - Loose Material (Standard)14 ton (US) (12.7 t)
Rated Payload - Loose Material (High Lift)12.1 ton (US) (11 t)
Rated Payload - Standard (Quarry Face)11 ton (US) (10 t)
Rated Payload - Standard Lift (Low to Moderate Digging Resistance)14 ton (US) (12.7 t)
Rated Payload - High Lift (Quarry Face)11 ton (US) (10 t)
Rated Payload - High Lift (Low to Moderate Digging Resistance)12.1 ton (US) (11 t)
Bucket Capacity Range5-10,3 m³ (6,5-13,5 yd.³)
Cat Truck Match - Standard770/735/740/745
Cat Truck Match - High Lift772/773
Transmission TypeCat-Planeten-Lastschaltgetriebe
Forward - 15 mile/h (7.3 km/h)
Forward - 28 mile/h (12.2 km/h)
Direct Drive - Forward 28 mile/h (12.7 km/h)
Direct Drive - Forward 314 mile/h (22 km/h)
Direct Drive - Forward 424 mile/h (39 km/h)
Reverse - 15 mile/h (7.6 km/h)
Reverse - 28 mile/h (13.6 km/h)
Direct Drive - Reverse 29 mile/h (14.1 km/h)
Direct Drive - Reverse 316 mile/h (25 km/h)
Direct Drive - Reverse 425.4 mile/h (40.8 km/h)
Lift/Tilt System - CircuitLoad Sense
Lift/Tilt System - Pump2 × 110 cc variable displacement
Maximum Flow at 2,165 rpm123 gal/min (470 l/min)
Relief Valve Setting - Lift/Tilt4050 psi (27900 kPa)
Lift Cylinder - Bore7.5 in (190 mm)
Lift Cylinder - Stroke45 in (1138 mm)
Tilt Cylinder - Bore6.7 in (170 mm)
Tilt Cylinder - Stroke28.4 in (722 mm)
Rack Back4.5 s (4.5 s)
Raise9 s (9 s)
Dump3.5 s (3.5 s)
Lower5.2 s (5.2 s)
Lower Float Down4.3 s (4.3 s)
Total Hydraulic Cycle Time21.3 s (21.3 s)
Fuel Tank141 gal (US) (535 l)
Fuel Tank - Short Lift127 gal (US) (481 l)
Cooling Systems26 gal (US) (100 l)
Crankcase9 gal (US) (34 l)
Diesel Exhaust Fluid Tank (For Tier 4 Final/Stage IV Only)6 gal (US) (23 l)
Transmission20 gal (US) (75 l)
Axle Oil - Differentials and Final Drives - Front49 gal (US) (186 l)
Axle Oil - Differentials and Final Drives - Rear45 gal (US) (170 l)
Hydraulic System Factory Fill87 gal (US) (330 l)
Hydraulic System - Tank Only34 gal (US) (130 l)
Air ConditioningThe 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.
FrontFixed
RearTrunnion
Oscillation Angle±12.5°
Oscillation Angle - Chain Arrangement±8.5°
BrakesISO 3450:2011
ISO 5010:2007 - Steering System - CircuitLoad Sense
ISO 5010:2007 - Steering System - PumpPiston, variable displacement
ISO 5010:2007 - Maximum Flow at 1,400 rpm52 gal/min (200 l/min)
ISO 5010:2007 - Steering Cutoff Pressure4000 psi (27600 kPa)
ISO 5010:2007 - Total Steering Angle70°
ROPS/FOPSROPS/FOPS meet ISO 3471:2008 (ROPS) and ISO 3449:2005 Level II (FOPS)
Operator Sound Level (ISO 6396)72 dB(A) (72 dB(A))
Machine Sound Level (ISO 6395)112 dB(A) (112 dB(A))
Note
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Operator Sound Level (ISO 6396)72 dB(A) (72 dB(A))
Machine Sound Level (ISO 6395)110 dB(A) (110 dB(A))
Note
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Ground to Top of ROPS13.5 ft (4100 mm)
Ground to Top of Exhaust Stacks13.3 ft (4060 mm)
Ground to Top of Hood10.7 ft (3270 mm)
Ground to Center of Front Axle3.2 ft (978 mm)
Ground to Fuel Tank Clearance2.3 ft (691 mm)
Ground to Lower Hitch Clearance1.5 ft (459 mm)
Reach - Maximum Lift7.1 ft (2175 mm)
Clearance at Maximum Lift10.1 ft (3079 mm)
B-Pin Height - Maximum Lift16.1 ft (4912 mm)
Maximum Overall Height - Bucket Raised22.4 ft (6817 mm)
Rear Axle - Centerline to Bumper10.3 ft (3132 mm)
Wheel Base12.5 ft (3810 mm)
Maximum Overall Length36.6 ft (11143 mm)
Front Axle Centerline to Bucket Tip13.8 ft (4201 mm)
Note
  • All dimensions are approximate.
  • Specs are calculated with a 6.1 m³ (8.0 yd³) rock bucket.
Ground to Top of ROPS13.5 ft (4100 mm)
Ground to Top of Exhaust Stacks13.3 ft (4060 mm)
Ground to Top of Hood10.7 ft (3270 mm)
Ground to Center of Front Axle3.2 ft (978 mm)
Ground to Fuel Tank Clearance2.3 ft (691 mm)
Ground to Lower Hitch Clearance1.5 ft (459 mm)
Reach - Maximum Lift7.4 ft (2248 mm)
Clearance at Maximum Lift11.6 ft (3538 mm)
B-Pin Height - Maximum Lift17.6 ft (5371 mm)
Maximum Overall Height - Bucket Raised23.9 ft (7276 mm)
Rear Axle - Centerline to Bumper10.3 ft (3132 mm)
Wheel Base12.5 ft (3810 mm)
Maximum Overall Length38 ft (11591 mm)
Front Axle Centerline to Bucket Tip15.3 ft (4649 mm)
Note
  • All dimensions are approximate.
  • Specs are calculated with a 6.1 m³ (8.0 yd³) rock bucket.

Benefits and Features

        
  • The highly responsive Cat C15 engine is built and tested for maximum performance.
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  • Mechanically actuated Electronic Unit Injection (MEUI™) fuel system and ADEM™ A5 electronic control module manage fuel delivery for optimum performance and quick engine response.
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  • Available in aggregate handler configuration with 14-ton payload.
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  • System match efficiency up to 60-ton rigid-frame trucks.

        
  • Best-in-class transmission for long life and consistent, smooth shifting; specifically designed for mining applications.
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  • Moves material more efficiently with improved power and control.
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  • Durable construction withstands the toughest loading conditions and multiple life cycles.
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  • Transmission neutralizer pedal extends service brake life and allows full power during stationary loading.
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  • Load sense hydraulics maximize performance, lower heat and fuel consumption.
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  • Advanced filtration system for extended performance and reliability of the hydraulic system.

        
  • Up to 10% more payload per pass, higher efficiency, and improved pass match.
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  • Field-proven lift arms for enhanced strength, uptime, and excellent visibility.
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  • Load-sensing hydraulic steering with 35-degree articulation for precise positioning.
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  • Maximum responsiveness with Steering and Integrated Control (STIC™), combining directional, gear, and steering controls in a single joystick.
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  • Most advanced payload weight measuring system available.
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  • Performance Buckets for superior digging, higher bucket fill factors, and reduced dig times.
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  • Cat Advansys™ ground engaging tools (GET) protect components and reduce operating costs.
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  • Excellent visibility to the bucket edges and work area.
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  • Convenient, responsive, electro-hydraulic controls increase operator productivity.

        
  • Best-in-class efficiency while truck loading.
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  • Torque converter with lock-up clutch improves travel speed, cycle times.
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  • Engine Idle Shutdown saves fuel from unnecessary idling. Move up to 10% more material per gallon of fuel.
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  • Consistent performance and efficiency with lower system heat.

        
  • Developed to monitor, manage, and enhance your jobsite operations.
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  • 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.
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  • Detect enhances awareness of the environment around working equipment and provides alerts to help keep people and assets safe on the jobsite.
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  • VisionLink® wirelessly connects you to your equipment, giving you access to essential information you need to know to run your business.
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  • Gain valuable insight into how your machine or fleet is performing.
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  • 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

        
  • Standard stairway lighting.
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  • Left- and right-hand stairs with 45-degree angle.
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  • Rear vision camera system.
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  • Large front and side windows.
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  • Pressurized cabin with filtered and reduced sound levels.

        
  • Up to 10% lower maintenance costs.
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  • Advanced filtration system for extended performance.
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  • Extended service intervals for fluids and filters.
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  • Ground level or platform access to transmission control valves.
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  • Grouped service points.
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  • Centralized, ground level grease points and remote pressure taps.
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  • Ground electrical service center.
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  • Reduced waste with maintenance-free or extended-maintenance batteries.
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  • Swing-out engine compartment service doors.
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  • Tire pressure monitoring to enhance tire life.
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  • Longer life, rebuildability, and high resale value.
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  • Electro-hydraulic controls.

        
  • Best-in-class operator comfort and ergonomics.
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  • Integrated steering and transmission controls.
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  • Convenient, automatic, inside-the-cab implement kickouts.
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  • Easy-to-use soft detent controls.
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  • Comfort Series III seats with extra thick, contoured cushions.
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  • Air suspension system.
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  • Easy-to-reach levers and controls with six-way adjustment.
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  • Seat-mounted implement pod with STIC steering.
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  • Ergonomic switch placement and displays with large backlit switches and LED indicators.
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  • Two-position rocker switch activates the electro-hydraulic parking brake.
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  • Automatic cab temperature controls.
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  • Precise machine control by load-sensing hydraulic steering system.
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  • Fold-up STIC steer/armrest.

Block Handler

        
  • Delivers stability and durability with an optimized counterweight for block handling applications.
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  • An additional hydraulic valve with the Quick Coupler allows the operator to switch work tools and immediately lock the work tool.
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  • Larger tilt and lift cylinders on the linkage help improve load control and ensure safe and long lasting operation.
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  • Ride control acts as a shock absorber, providing the operator with a smoother ride over rough terrain.
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  • Linkage layout designed to maximize lift capability in block handling application.
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  • High load stresses are absorbed by solid steel lift arms.
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  • Enhanced strength in key pin areas through the use of one-piece castings.
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  • Stress released lift arms increase durability and lengthen time to repair.

Standard Equipment

  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Alarm, back-up
  • Alternator, single 145 amp
  • Batteries, dry
  • Converter, 10/15 amp, 24V to 12V
  • Lighting system (halogen, work lights, access and service platform lighting)
  • Starting and charging system, 24V
  • Starter emergency start receptacle
  • Graphical Information Display, displays real time operating information, performs calibrations and customizes operator settings
  • Air conditioner
  • 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
    – Fuel level
    – DEF level
    – Hydraulic oil temperature
    – Power train oil temperature
  • Light, cab, dome
  • Lunchbox, beverage holders
  • 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
  • Transmission gear indicator
  • Wet-Arm wipers/washers (front and rear):
    – Intermittent front and rear wipers
  • Lights, directional
  • Cat Production Measurement ready
  • Brakes, oil-cooled, multi-disc, service/secondary
  • Case drain screens
  • Crankcase guard
  • Electro hydraulic parking brake
  • Engine, C15 MEUI diesel, turbocharged/aftercooled
  • Ground level engine shutoff
  • Turbine precleaner, engine air intake
  • Starting aid, ether, automatic
  • Torque converter, Neutralizer
  • Transmission, planetary powershift, 4F/3R electronic control
  • Manual switch and automatic fuel priming
  • Automatic bucket lift kickout/positioner
  • 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)
  • Hitch, drawbar with pin
  • Hoses, Cat XT™
  • Hydraulic, steering and brake filtration/screening system
  • Cat Clean Emission Module
  • Oil sampling valves
  • Premixed 50% 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

  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • –50° C (–58° F) antifreeze
  • Engine oil change system, high speed, Wiggins
  • Engine block heater 120V or 240V
  • High ambient cooling – software
  • Cat Production Measurement
  • Front and rear roading fenders
  • Fast fill fuel system (Shaw-Aero)
  • Cold Weather Starting (extra two batteries)
  • Aggregate Handler
  • Wheel chocks
  • Cab powered precleaner
  • Cat Detect Vision
  • AM/FM/CD/MP3 radio
  • Satellite Sirius radio with Bluetooth
  • LED warning strobe
  • CB radio ready
  • Window pull down visor
  • Handrail mounted mirrors

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