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Caterpillar wheel loader

By Stephen Elliott

September 17, 2023

Caterpillar wheel loaderThe Cat® 988 GC wheel loader from Caterpillar, Irving, Texas, is optimized as a 50-ton truck match loader. A 12.8-ft. dump clearance delivers loading up to the Cat 775G truck. The loader offers up to 740 tons/hr. of productivity in shot rock truck loading applications and up to 581 tons/hr. for load-and-carry operations. A full box section rear frame is designed to resist torsional shock and twisting forces. Its front frame is redesigned to withstand larger loads and features a new lift arm design. The machine has an operating weight of 23,070 lbs. and a bucket pin height of 18.7 ft.