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966M Wheel Loader Specifications
Engine Model Cat® C9.3 ACERT™
Net Power – ISO 9249 276 hp
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV: Maximum Gross Power – SAE J1995 311 hp
U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA equivalent: Maximum Gross Power – SAE J1995 308 hp

Engine

Engine Model
Cat® C9.3 ACERT™
Net Power – ISO 9249
276 hp
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV: Maximum Gross Power – SAE J1995
311 hp
U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA equivalent: Maximum Gross Power – SAE J1995
308 hp

Weight

Operating Weight
51176 lb
Note
For 4.2 m3 (5.5 yd3) general purpose buckets with BOCE.
Note
Weight based on a machine configuration with Michelin 26.5R25 XHA2 L3 radial tires, full fluids, operator, standard counterweight, cold start, roading fenders, Product Link, manual diff lock/open axles (front/rear), power train guard, secondary steering,

Buckets

Bucket Capacities
2.5-9.2 m³ (3.25-12.0 yd³)

Operating Specifications

Breakout Force
38984 lbf
Static Tipping Load – Full 37° Turn: No Tire Deflection
34873 lb
Static Tipping Load – Full 37° Turn: With Tire Deflection
32329 lb
Note
For a machine configuration as defined under “Weight.”
Note
Full compliance to ISO 143971:2007 Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification between calculations and testing.

Transmission

Forward 1
4.0 mph
Forward 2
8.1 mph
Forward 3
14.6 mph
Forward 4
24.5 mph
Reverse 1
4.4 mph
Reverse 2
8.9 mph
Reverse 3
16.1 mph
Reverse 4
24.5 mph
Note
Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 826 mm (32.5 in) roll radius.

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Cycle Time with Rated Payload – Dump, at Maximum Raise
1.4 Seconds
Hydraulic Cycle Time with Rated Payload – Lower, Empty, Float Down
2.6 Seconds
Hydraulic Cycle Time with Rated Payload – Raise from Carry Position
6.1 Seconds
Hydraulic Cycle Time with Rated Payload – Total
10.1 Seconds
Implement Pump Type
Variable Displacement Piston
Implement System: Maximum Operating Pressure
4496 psi
Implement System: Maximum Pump Output (2,200 rpm)
95 gal/min
Implement System: Optional 3rd/4th Function Maximum Flow
63 gal/min
Implement System: Optional 3rd/4th Function Maximum Pressure
3159 psi

Brakes

Brakes
Brakes meet ISO 3450 standards

Axles

Front
Fixed
Rear
Oscillating ±13 degrees
Maximum Single-Wheel Rise and Fall
19.5 in

Cab

ROPS/FOPS
ROPS/FOPS meet ISO 3471 and ISO 3449 Level II standards

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System
18.9 gal
Crankcase
6.5 gal
Transmission
15.5 gal
Hydraulic Tank
33 gal
Differentials and Final Drives – Front
15.1 gal
Differentials and Final Drives – Rear
15.1 gal
DEF Tank*
4.4 gal
Fuel Tank
82.7 gal
Note
*Must meet the requirements outlined in ISO 22241-1 for Tier 4 Final/Stage IV models.

Sound

With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value: Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)
70 dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value: Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)
109 dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value: Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013)
76 dB(A)*
Note
The sound values indicated below are for specific operating conditions only. Machine and operator sound levels will vary at different engine and/or cooling fan speeds. Hearing protection may be needed when the machine is operated with a cabin that is not
Note
*Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio.

Engine (Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent)

Engine Model
Cat C9.3 ACERT
Maximum Gross Power (1,800 rpm) – SAE J1995
308 hp
Maximum Net Power (1,700 rpm) – SAE J1349
278 hp
Peak Gross Torque (1,200 rpm) – SAE J1995
1180 lbf-ft
Maximum Net Torque (1,000 rpm) – SAE J1349
1112 lbf-ft
Bore
4.53 in
Stroke
5.87 in
Displacement
568 in3
Emissions
Cat engine with ACERT Technology – meets Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent emission standards.

Engine (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV)

Engine Model
Cat C9.3 ACERT
Maximum Gross Power (1,800 rpm) – SAE J1995
311 hp
Maximum Net Power (1,700 rpm) – SAE J1349
276 hp
Peak Gross Torque (1,200 rpm) – SAE J1995
1179 lbf-ft
Maximum Net Torque (1,000 rpm) – SAE J1349
1126 lbf-ft
Bore
4.53 in
Stroke
5.87 in
Displacement
568 in3
Emissions
Cat engine with ACERT Technology meets Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emission standards.
Note
The power ratings apply at the stated speed when tested under the reference conditions for the specified standards.
Note
The net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with fan, alternator, air cleaner and aftertreatment.
Note
The gross power advertised is with the fan at maximum speed.
  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • Cab, pressurized and sound suppressed (ROPS/FOPS)
    • Viscous mounts
    • Multi-function 18 cm (7 in) color touch-screen display for rear vision camera, clock and machine parameters
    • EH controls, SAL (single axis lever) lift and tilt function
    • Steering, EH joystick, speed sensing with force feedback
    • Radio ready (entertainment) includes antenna, speakers and converter (12V, 10-amp)
    • Air conditioner, heater, and defroster (auto temp and fan)
    • EH parking brake
    • Beverage holders (2) with storage compartment for cell phone/MP3 player
    • Bucket/work tool function lockout
    • Coat hook (2)
    • Cab air filter
    • Ergonomic cab access ladders and handrails
    • Horn, electric
    • Light, two dome (cab)
    • Mirrors, rearview external with integrated spot mirrors
    • Post mounted membrane 16 switch keypad
    • 2 receptacles, 12V
    • Seat, Cat Comfort (cloth) air suspension
    • Seat belt, 51 mm (2 in) retractable, with indicator
    • Sun visor, front
    • Wet-arm wipers/washers front and rear, intermittent front wiper
    • Window, sliding (left and right sides)
    • Cab tie-off
  • COMPUTERIZED MONITORING SYSTEM
    • With following gauges: – Speedometer/tachometer – Digital gear range indicator – Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) level (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV models) – Temperature: engine coolant, hydraulic oil, transmission oil – Fuel level
    • With following warning indicators: – Regeneration – Temperature: axle oil, engine intake manifold – Pressure: engine oil, fuel pressure hi/low, primary steering oil, service brake oil – Battery voltage hi/low – Engine air filter restriction – Hydraulic oil filter restriction – Hydraulic oil low – Parking brake – DEF low level (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV models) – Transmission filter bypass
  • ELECTRICAL AND LIGHTING
    • Batteries (2), maintenance free 1,400 CCA
    • Ignition key; start/stop switch
    • Starter, electric, heavy duty
    • Starting and charging system (24V)
    • Lighting system: – Four halogen work lights (cab mounted) – Two halogen roading lights (with signals) – Two halogen rear vision lights (hood mounted)
    • Alarm, back-up
    • Alternator, 145-amp brushed
    • Main disconnect switch
    • Receptacle start (cables not included)
  • CAT CONNECT TECHNOLOGIES
    • Link technologies: Product Link
    • Detect technologies: rear vision camera
  • POWER TRAIN
    • Engine, Cat C9.3 ACERT – meets Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent or Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emission standards
    • Cat Clean Emissions Module (CEM) with Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and remote Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank and pump (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV models)
    • Fuel priming pump (electric)
    • Fuel/water separator
    • Precleaner, engine air intake
    • Economy Mode (selectable)
    • Transmission, automatic planetary power shift (4F/4R)
    • Torque converter, locking clutch with free wheel stator
    • Switch, transmission neutralizer lockout
    • Axles, manually actuated differential lock front axle, open differential rear axle
    • Axles, ecology drains
    • Brakes, full hydraulic enclosed wet-disc with Integrated Braking System (IBS)
    • Brake wear indicators
    • Parking brake, disc and caliper
    • Fan, radiator, on demand
  • LINKAGE
    • Linkage, Z-bar, cast crosstube/tilt lever
    • Kickout, lift and tilt, automatic
  • HYDRAULICS
    • Hydraulic system, load sensing
    • Steering, load sensing
    • Ride control, 2V
    • Remote diagnostic pressure taps
    • Hoses, Cat XT
    • Oil sampling valves
  • FLUIDS
    • Premixed extended life coolant with freeze protection to –34° C (–29° F)
  • OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT
    • Hood, non-metallic power tilting
    • Service centers (electrical and hydraulic)
    • Platform, window washing
    • Auto idle shutdown
    • Fenders, front with mud-flap/rear with extension
    • Ecology drains for engine, transmission, and hydraulics
    • Ether aid ready
    • Grill, airborne debris
    • Filters: fuel, engine air, engine oil, hydraulic oil, transmission
    • Fuel cooler
    • Grease zerks
    • Hitch, drawbar with pin
    • Precleaner rain cap
    • Sight gauges: engine coolant, hydraulic oil, and transmission oil level
    • Toolbox
    • Vandalism protection caplocks
  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • Door, remote opening system
    • Cover, HVAC metallic
    • EH controls, SAL 3rd function: – Additional roller switch for 4th function
    • EH controls, joystick lift and tilt: – Additional integrated roller switches for 3rd and 4th functions
    • Filter, carbon fresh air
    • Mirrors, heated rearview external with integrated spot mirrors
    • Precleaner, HVAC
    • Precleaner, HVAC (RESPA)
    • Radio, AM/FM/USB/MP3 Bluetooth
    • Radio, AM/FM/CD/USB/MP3 Bluetooth
    • Radio, AM/FM/CD/USB/MP3 Bluetooth with Satellite Sirius and XM
    • Radio, CB ready
    • Seat, heated air suspension
    • Seat belt, 76 mm (3 in) retractable, with indicator
    • Steering, EH wheel with directional FNR shifter and gear selector: – Additional FNR with implement controls
    • Roof, metallic
    • Steering, secondary
    • Sun visor, rear
    • Windows, rubber mounted
    • Windows, with front guard
    • Windows, with heavy duty front guard
    • Windows, with full guards front, rear and sides
  • ELECTRICAL AND LIGHTING
    • Four additional auxiliary halogen cab mounted work lights or
    • Two additional auxiliary front HI LED and two additional auxiliary rear LED cab mounted work lights with 2 LED work lights in the radiator grill and LED front turn signals also includes replacement of the standard four halogen cab mounted work lights with four LED work lights (the standard offering and only roading light available is the halogen roading light)
    • Warning amber strobe beacon
    • Reversing strobes
    • External seat belt indicator light
    • Speed limiter – 20 km/h (Europe only)
  • STARTERS, BATTERIES, AND ALTERNATORS
    • Cold start – 120V
    • Cold start – 240V
  • CAT CONNECT TECHNOLOGIES
    • Link technologies: VIMS
    • Payload technologies: – Aggregate Autodig – Cat Production Measurement – Printer, Cat Production Measurement
    • Detect technologies: dedicated display for rear vision camera, full-time activation
    • Machine Security System
    • Cat Object Detection
  • POWER TRAIN
    • Axles: – Automatic front/rear differential locks – Axle oil cooler – Extreme temperature seals – Seal guards
    • Fan, VPF (variable pitch fan), automatic and manual control
    • Radiator, high debris with wider fin spacing
  • LINKAGE
    • High lift
    • Forestry
    • Quick coupler ready
  • WORK TOOLS
    • Performance Series buckets
    • Fusion quick coupler
    • Forks, pallet
    • Forks, logging
  • HYDRAULICS
    • 3rd function with Ride Control: – Standard linkage – High lift linkage – Forestry linkage
    • 4th function with Ride Control: – Standard linkage – High lift linkage – Forestry linkage
  • FLUIDS
    • Premixed extended life coolant with freeze protection to –50° C (–58° F)
  • OTHER OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
    • Fenders, roading
    • Guard, power train
    • Oil change, high speed engine
    • Precleaner, turbine
    • Precleaner, trash
    • Wheel chocks
  • OTHER OPTIONAL CONFIGURATIONS
    • Aggregate Handler
    • Industrial and Waste Handler
    • Forestry