988K XE Wheel Loader

Product description

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.
Introduced in 1963, the 988 has been the industry leader for over 50 years, built on a legacy of reliability, performance, safety, operator comfort, serviceability, and productivity. The 988K XE brings improved sustainability and maximum efficiency to this machine platform.

Engine
  • Net Power - SAE J1349 - 538HP
  • Engine Model - Cat® C18 ™
  • Engine Power - ISO 14396 - 580HP
  • Gross Power - SAE J1995 - 588HP
  • Rated Speed - 1,700 rpm
  • Emissions - U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, and Japan 2014
  • Peak Power Speed - 1,500 rpm
  • Bore - 5.7in
  • Stroke - 7.2in
  • Displacement - 1105in³
  • Peak Torque - 1,200 rpm - SAE J1995 - 2230ft·lbf
  • Torque Rise - 58%
Operating Specifications
  • Operating Weight - 116362lb
  • Operating Weight - Standard - 116362lb
  • Operating Weight - High Lift - 119618lb
  • Rated Payload - Standard (Quarry Face) - 12.5ton (US)
  • Rated Payload - Loose Material (Standard) - 16ton (US)
  • Bucket Capacity Range - 4.7-13 m3 (6.2-17 yd3)
Buckets
  • Bucket Capacities - 4.7-13 m3 (6.2-17 yd3)
Transmission
  • Transmission Type - Cat switched reluctance electric drive
  • Forward 1 (virtual) - 4.3mile/h
  • Forward 2 (virtual) - 7mile/h
  • Forward 3 (virtual) - 13.8mile/h
  • Forward 4 (virtual) - 20mile/h
  • Reverse 1 (virtual) - 4.3mile/h
  • Reverse 2 (virtual) - 7mile/h
  • Reverse 3 (virtual) - 17.5mile/h
Hydraulic System - Lift/Tilt
  • Lift/Tilt System - Circuit - EH-Positive Flow Control, Flow Sharing
  • Lift/Tilt System - Pump - Variable displacement piston
  • Maximum Flow at 1,400-1,600 rpm - 153gal/min
  • Relief Valve Setting - Lift/Tilt - 4757psi
  • Lift Cylinder - Bore - 8.7in
  • Lift Cylinder - Stroke - 41.3in
  • Tilt Cylinder - Bore - 8.7in
  • Tilt Cylinder - Stroke - 27in
Hydraulic Cycle Times
  • Rack Back - 4.5s
  • Raise - 8s
  • Dump - 2.2s
  • Lower Float Down - 3.5s
  • Total Hydraulic Cycle Time - 18.2s
Hydraulic System - Steering
  • Steering System - Circuit - Pilot, load sensing
  • Steering System - Pump - Piston, variable displacement
  • Maximum Flow at 1,400-1,600 rpm - 71.3gal/min
  • Steering Cut Off Pressure - 4351psi
  • Total Steering Angle - 86°
  • Steering Cycle Times - High Idle - 3.4s
  • Steering Cycle Times - Low Idle - 5.6s
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 - 13°
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 - 147gal (US)
  • Cooling System - Jacket Water - 30gal (US)
  • Cooling Systems - Power Train - 8gal (US)
  • Engine Crankcase - 16gal (US)
  • Diesel Exhaust Fluid Tank - 8.7gal (US)
  • Transmission - 16gal (US)
  • Differential - Final Drives - Front - 49gal (US)
  • Differential - Final Drives - Rear - 49gal (US)
  • Hydraulic System - Implement/Steering - 126gal (US)
  • Note - All nonroad Tier 4 Final/Stage V diesel engines are required to use: – The machine has the flexibility to run on either ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel (ULSD with 15 ppm of sulfur or less). – Cat engines are compatible with the following renewable, alternati
Sound Performance - Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V - Standard
  • Operator Sound Level (ISO 6396) - 72dB(A)
  • Machine Sound Level (ISO 6395) - 109dB(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) - Standard Lift
  • Ground to Top of ROPS - 13.8ft
  • Ground to Top of Exhaust Stacks - 14.8ft
  • Ground to Top of Hood - 10.9ft
  • Ground to Bumper Clearance - 3.1ft
  • Rear Axle - Centerline to Bumper - 10.5ft
  • Front Axle Centerline to Bucket Tip - 14ft
  • Wheel Base - 14.9ft
  • Maximum Overall Length - 39.3ft
  • Ground to Lower Hitch Clearance - 1.9ft
  • Ground to Center of Axles - 3.2ft
  • Clearance at Maximum Lift - 11.9ft
  • B-Pin Height - Maximum Lift - 18ft
  • Maximum Overall Height - Bucket Raised - 24.5ft
  • Reach - Maximum Lift - 6.5ft
  • Note - Specs are calculated with 6.9 m3 (9.0 yd3) rock bucket and Michelin XLDD2 with 978 mm (3.2 ft) centerline of rear axle height.
Dimensions (Approximate) - High Lift
  • Ground to Top of ROPS - 13.8ft
  • Ground to Top of Exhaust Stacks - 14.8ft
  • Ground to Top of Hood - 10.9ft
  • Ground to Bumper Clearance - 3.1ft
  • Rear Axle - Centerline to Bumper - 10.5ft
  • Front Axle Centerline to Bucket Tip - 15.3ft
  • Wheel Base - 14.9ft
  • Maximum Overall Length - 40.7ft
  • Ground to Lower Hitch Clearance - 1.9ft
  • Ground to Center of Axles - 3.2ft
  • Clearance at Maximum Lift - 13.3ft
  • B-Pin Height - Maximum Lift - 19.3ft
  • Maximum Overall Height - Bucket Raised - 25.8ft
  • Reach - Maximum Lift - 6.8ft
  • Note - Specs are calculated with 6.9 m3 (9.0 yd3) rock bucket and Michelin XLDD2 with 978 mm (3.2 ft) centerline of rear axle height.
Standard Equipment:
  • Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Electrical
    • Alarm, back-up
    • Alternator, single 150 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
    • Starter lockout in bumper
    • 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)
    • Rimpull Control System
    • Seat, Cat Comfort Series III, heated and ventilated, air suspension, six-way adjustable
    • Seat belt minder
    • Seat belt, retractable, 76 mm (3 in) wide
    • STIC Control System
    • UV glass
    • Virtual gear indicator
    • Vital Information Management System (VIMS) with Graphical Information Display: External Data Port, Customizable Operator Profiles, Cycle Timer, Integrated Payload Control System
    • 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, C18 MEUI diesel, turbocharged/aftercooled
    • Ground level engine shutoff
    • Turbine precleaner, engine air intake
    • Radiator, Aluminum Modular Radiator (AMR)
    • 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, 555 L (147 gal)
    • Hitch, drawbar with pin
    • 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
    • –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
    • Crankcase guard
    • Engine brake, SEA
  • Other Optional Configurations
    • Aggregate Handler
    • Millyard
    • Load and Carry
  • Operator Environment
    • Cat Detect, object detection system
    • Cab precleaner
    • AM/FM/CD/MP3 radio
    • Satellite Sirius radio with Bluetooth®
    • LED warning strobe
    • Window pull down visor
    • Handrail mounted mirrors
  • Additional Equipment
    • Front and rear roading fenders
    • Fast fill fuel system (Shaw-Aero)
    • Cold Weather Starting (extra starter plus two batteries)
    • Aggregate Handler
    • Autodig feature, Tire Slip Prevention
    • Wheel Chocks
    • EZ Clean cooling system
    • Autodig features, Auto Set Tires & Lift Stall Prevention
    • Autolube with Auto shutoff
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Load and Carry Counterweight
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