Caterpillar 966 GC released

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The 21.5-tonne Caterpillar 966 GC has been designed with a focus on reliability, productivity and operating ease across a range of applications and is now available in Australia to complement the current 23.2-tonne 966M.

Caterpillar 966 GC released
The Cat 966 GC wheel loader has a 321hp engine and a bucket capacity of up to 7.1m³.

Fitted with a Cat 9.3B engine, the 966 GC achieves a maximum gross power rating of 321hp, meeting Tier-3 emission standards.

An electronically controlled, hydraulically driven, variable speed cooling fan, combined with the Cat Engine Idle Management System, results in lower fuel consumption and reduced sound levels.

Using a Caterpillar designed and built 4F/4R electronically controlled, planetary powershift transmission, it features an electronic clutch, with a pressure-compensated, single clutch shifting system for smooth, efficient gear changes in all operating situations.

The intuitive, ergonomic 966 GC control system includes an operator interface display—with five analog-like gauges, color indicator lights, and an LCD screen—all within easy view of the operator and allowing operators to quickly monitor machine systems.

Inclined ladders and integrated handrails are located on both sides of the machine to provide access to the cab and to the engine air filter.

A large roof-to-floor, flat glass front windshield; standard rearview camera; and exterior mirrors with integrated spot mirrors provide all-around visibility.

Integrated into 966 GC systems, Product Link allows remote monitoring using VisionLink and the machine can also be configured with the optional rear-view camera and Cat Production Measurement systems to further enhance operator performance and productivity.

Those wanting a standard bucket loader will see value in the 966 GC, which has a bucket capacity of up to 7.1m³, whereas increased versatility through specialist application configurations, and increased operator comfort and ergonomics will continue to be a feature of the 966M (pictured below).

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966 GC

Weight: 21.5-tonne

Height: 4.2 metres

Power: 321hp

Bucket Capacity: up to 7.1m³



Weight: 23.2-tonne

Height: 4.2 metres

Power: 304hp

Bucket Capacity: up to 11.1m³

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