Caterpillar 963 track loader released

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  • Earthmovers & Exacavators

The new Caterpillar 963 track loader, which combines up to 10 per cent better fuel efficiency and a number of design improvements, is now available in Australia.

Caterpillar 963 track loader released
Crawler loaders like the new Cat 963 excel at working on slopes, especially in wet or slippery ground conditions.

At 202hp and with an operating weight of 20.3-tonne, the new 963 crawler loader meets Tier-4 emission standards and replaces the 963K.

The 963 is easy to operate from an updated cabin with suspension seat and adjustable armrests and controls.  An intuitive 10-inch touchscreen dash display is easy to use and features a standard high definition rearview camera.  Slope Indicate helps make operation easier by showing machine mainfall and cross slope right on the display.

The joystick option provides familiar controls for operators experienced with skid steers-compact track loaders, or the more traditional V-lever-foot pedal controls can be opted for.

With either control scheme, operators can set implement response – fine, normal, coarse – to match operator preference or application. Smoother implement and steering response and improved steering performance provide more controllability.

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More productivity & less fuel use

The 963 is powered by a Cat C7.1 engine that produces 15 per cent more peak torque than the previous model for more power to the ground under load.

Up to 10 per cent fuel consumption reduction is achieved with the Auto Mode that will adapt the engine speed to the load. Eco Mode will use even lower speed for further reduction in fuel consumption in lighter duty applications. Power Mode will keep engine speed high to provide readily available power at all times.

An optional Performance Series bucket boosts productivity up to 20 per cent. An optional Fusion quick coupler enables fast attachment changes. A variety of buckets, forks and other tools can be shared among track loaders, wheel loaders and other Fusion compatible machines.

Purpose-built Low Ground Pressure (LGP) and Waste Handling machines are factory equipped with specialised undercarriage, guarding and other features designed to take on tough tasks.

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Technology plus

Cat LINK telematics technology helps take the complexity out of managing job sites – by gathering data generated by equipment, materials, and people – and serving it up in customizable formats.

  • Product Link collects data automatically and accurately from equipment assets (any type and any brand) which can be viewed online through web and mobile applications.
  • Access information anytime, anywhere with VisionLink. A Cat dealer can help configure a customised subscription, available with cellular or satellite reporting or both. The Cat App helps manage assets – at any time – from a smartphone. Some of the technological features available include:
  • Remote Troubleshoot allows Cat dealers to perform diagnostic testing remotely;
  • Remote Flash updates on-board software without a technician being present, at a convenient time;
  • Application Profile and Operator ID help save time by saving preferred machine settings;
  • Machine Security – Passcode provides an optional additional level of security by requiring an operator to enter an ID before the machine will start.

 

Specifications

Engine - Cat C7.1, 202hp

Emissions - Tier-4

Operating Weight – 20.3-tonne (standard); 20.6-tonne (Waste Handler model);
                                  22.7-tonne (LGP model)

Bucket Capacity - 2.5 m³ (GP bucket); 2.8 m³ (Performance series).

 

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