962M Wheel Loader | Front Loader | Tier 4
962M Wheel Loader | Front Loader | Tier 4
962M Wheel Loader | Front Loader | Tier 4
962M Wheel Loader | Front Loader | Tier 4

The Cat® 962M Wheel Loader offers significant fuel savings while lowering long-term costs. This machine meets emission standards and is designed to improve fuel economy without interrupting performance. The reliability, durability, and versatility results in a machine that is better built to meet your needs.

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Net Power - ISO 9249 250 HP
Emissions Tier 4/Stage IV
Maximum Power - 2,100 rpm - SAE J1995 271 HP
Maximum Net Power - 2,100 rpm - ISO 9249 250 HP
Maximum Power - 2,100 rpm - ISO 14396 - Metric 273 HP
Maximum Net Torque - 1,350 rpm 865 ft·lbf
Maximum Power - 2,100 rpm - ISO 14396 269 HP
Maximum Net Power - 2,100 rpm - SAE J1349 250 HP
Maximum Net Power - 2,100 rpm - ISO 9249 - Metric 253 HP
Displacement 428 in³
Peak Gross Torque - 1,350 rpm - ISO 14396 918 ft·lbf
Peak Gross Torque - 1,350 rpm - SAE J1995 921 ft·lbf
Engine Model Cat C7.1
Note The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.6 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 2.288 metric tonnes.
Operating Weight 44591 lb
Note Weight based on a machine configuration with Michelin 23.5R25 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, sound suppression and a 3.3 m³ (4.3 yd³) general purpose bucket with BOCE.™
Bucket Capacities 2.5-9.2 m³ (3.3-12.0 yd³)
Rack Back - Maximum Lift 59 degrees
Hinge Pin Height at Carry Height 2.58 ft
Wheel Base 11 ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 11.17 ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 5.5 ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 7.08 ft
Tread Width 7 ft
Height - Top of ROPS 11.33 ft
Ground Clearance 1.17 ft
Height - Top of Hood 8.83 ft
Maximum Width - Over Tires - Loaded 9.25 ft
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 11.83 ft
Note All dimensions are approximate and based on Michelin 23.5R25 XHA2 L3 radial tires.
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift 14.83 ft
Overall Length - Without Bucket 23.75 ft
Rack Back at Ground 37 degrees
Rack Back - Carry Height 49 degrees
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013) 75 dB(A)*
Note (3) ***European Union Directive 2000/14/EC as amended by 2005/88/EC.
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008) 70 dB(A)
Note (2) **For machines in European Union countries and in countries that adopt the EU Directives.
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)** 69 dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)** 104 LWA***
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008) 107 dB(A)
Note (1) *Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio.
Tread Width 7 ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 7.08 ft
Overall Length - Without Bucket 23.75 ft
Ground Clearance 1.17 ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 11.17 ft
Rack Back at Ground 37 degrees
Wheel Base 11 ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 5.5 ft
Height - Top of Hood 8.83 ft
Hinge Pin Height at Carry Height 2.17 ft
Maximum Width - Over Tires - Loaded 9.25 ft
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift 13.92 ft
Height - Top of ROPS 11.33 ft
Note All dimensions are approximate and based on Michelin 23.5R25 XHA2 L3 radial tires.
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 11.33 ft
Rack Back - Maximum Lift 59 degrees
Rack Back - Carry Height 49 degrees
Maximum Width over Tires (loaded) 111 in
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 85 in
Wheel Base 132 in
Hinge Pin Height at Carry Height 26 in
Ground Clearance 14 in
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 66 in
Tread Width 84 in
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 134 in
Height - Top of ROPS 136 in
Overall Length (without bucket) 285 in
Note All dimensions are approximate and based on Michelin 23.5R25 XHA2 L3 radial tires.
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift 167 in
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 136 in
Height - Top of Hood 106 in
Note (2) Full compliance to ISO 143971:2007 Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification between calculations and testing.
Static Tipping Load - Full 40° Turn - With Tire Deflection 25814 lb
Breakout Force 42489 lbf
Static Tipping Load - Full 40° Turn - No Tire Deflection 27494 lb
Note (1) For a machine configuration as defined under Weight.
Transmission 11.4 gal (US)
Cooling System 15.6 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank 33 gal (US)
Fuel Tank 72.6 gal (US)
Crankcase 5.8 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Front 11.4 gal (US)
DEF Tank 4.2 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Rear 11.4 gal (US)
Implement Pump Type Variable Axial Piston
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total 8.9 s
Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure 4250 psi
Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 2,150 rpm 76 gal/min
Forward - 1 4.3 mile/h
Forward - 3 12 mile/h
Reverse - 2 7.5 mile/h
Note Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 787 mm (31 in) roll radius.
Reverse - 1 4.3 mile/h
Forward - 2 7.5 mile/h
Forward - 5 24.5 mile/h
Forward - 4 16 mile/h
Reverse - 3 16 mile/h
Bucket Range 2.5-9.2 m³ (3.3-12.0 yd³)
Emissions Tier 4/Stage IV

  • Cat C7.1 engine offers increased power density with a combination of proven electronic fuel and air systems.
  • Equipped with automatic Cat regeneration system, Cat clean emissions module (CEM) with Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF), and Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank and pump (Tier 4 Final, Stage IV, and Stage V only).
  • Features an electric fuel priming pump and a fuel/water separator.
  • Thorough component design and machine validation processes result in unmatched reliability and uptime.

  • Tough transmission and axles handle extreme applications.
  • Automatic powershift (5F/3R) transmission features durable, long-lasting components.
  • Full-flow hydraulic filtration system with additional loop filtration improves hydraulic system strength and component life.
  • Full hydraulic enclosed wet-disc with Integrated Braking System (IBS) and brake wear indicators add valued safety on the job.

  • Increased engine power resulting in improved machine performance and response.
  • With 5-speed transmission and lock-up clutch torque converter, power trains deliver smooth shifting, fast acceleration, and speed on grade for greater performance and fuel efficiency.
  • Optimized Z-bar linkage provides high breakout force at ground level along with excellent parallelism for precise work tool control.
  • Easy-to-load performance series buckets improve material retention and reduce dig times, significantly improving productivity and fuel efficiency.
  • Differential locks are activated on-the-go, which improves traction, resulting in increased productivity while reducing tire scuffing for reduced operating costs.
  • Automatic idle engine shutdown system significantly reduces idle time, overall operatinghours, and fuel consumption.

  • Deep system integration results in lower fuel consumption.
  • Significantly more fuel efficient than both the H and K Series loaders.
  • Power dense engine burns less fuel by providing power and torque when needed.
  • Significantly improved performance and fuel economy through engine speed and overall system heat load reduction.
  • Standard productive economy mode delivers more fuel savings with minimal productivity impact.

  • Developed to monitor, manage, and enhance your job site operations.
  • Payload provides accurate weighing* of the materials you are loading and hauling. Payload data is displayed in real-time to improve productivity and reduce overloading.
  • Detect enhances awareness of the environment around working equipment and provides alerts to help keep people and assets safe on the job site.
  • Link wirelessly connects you to your equipment, giving you access to essential information you need to know to run your business. Gain valuable insight into how your machine or fleet is performing allowing you to make timely, fact-based decisions that can boost job site efficiency and productivity.
  • Optional Advanced Productivity subscription provides comprehensive actionable information to help you manage and improve the productivity and profitability of your operations.

    * Not legal for trade.

  • Cab access with wide door, optional remote door opening, and stair-like steps add solid stability.
  • Floor-to-ceiling windshield, large mirrors with integrated spot mirrors, and rear-vision camera provide industry leading all-around visibility.
  • Computerized monitoring system includes several warning indicators.
  • Rear vision camera enhances visibility behind the machine, helping you work safely and confidently.
  • Optional rear object detection radar system warns you of an object in critical zone while going in reverse, enhancing job site safety.

  • Extended service intervals including -
  1. Engine oil and engine oil filter change interval up to 1000 hours (Tier 4 Final, Stage IV, and Stage V only)
  2. Hydraulic filter change interval up to 1000
  3. Transmission oil change interval up to 2000 hours
  • One-piece tilting hood makes cab access fast and easy.
  • Electrical service centers enhance convenience and accessibility.
  • Access to fuel fill and daily maintenance points means less servicing time is required.
  • Optional integrated Cat autolube system provides full lube system monitoring and diagnostic test visibility.
  • Remote flash support
  • Longer tire life with on-the-go traction aids.

  • The next generation easily adjustable seat with updated styling and a revolutionary suspension system. It comes in three trim levels and can be equipped with a 4-point harness.
  • Sound-suppression, seals, and damping cab mounts decrease noise and vibration for a quieter work environment.
  • Low-effort conventional steering wheel standard.
  • Optional seat-mounted electro-hydraulic joystick steering system provides precision control and dramatically reduces arm fatigue, resulting in excellent comfort and accuracy.
  • Electrohydraulic (EH) controls, parking brake, and Single Axis Lever (SAL) lift and tilt function allow for better handling and control management.
  • Smart ergonomic controls are easy to use, intuitive, and user-friendly.
  • Touchscreen multi-function color display keeps operators focused.
  • The next generation of ride control works as a shock absorber, improving ride quality over rough terrain.
  • Enhanced inclined steps and convenient grab handles create a secure and accessible operating space.
  • Extended windows enhance visibility while convex and spot mirrors extend the driver’s view on the sides and rear.

INDUSTRIAL & WASTE

  • Engineered for work in Transfer Stations, Recycling Depots, Scrap Yards and Demolition Sites.
  • Factory installed guarding improves uptime; guards protect axle seals, steering cylinders, crankcase, front frame, powertrain, tilt cylinders, lower cab and rear box. Package includes reinforced service centers, heavy duty cable steps, lift cylinder baffles, narrow front fenders, and steel rear fender deflectors.
  • Factory installed options available are solid tires, rear machine guard, rubber mounted cab glass, engine precleaner, powered and filtered cab precleaner and variable pitch cooling fan.
  • Cat Waste Buckets available separately are Load & Carry, Tamp & Clamp, Dozing, and Grapple can be fitted with steel or rubber cutting edge.
FORESTRY
  • Designed for efficiency and productivity log and chip handling in paper, pellet and saw mills.
  • 962M Forest Machine includes logger counterweight to maintain stability carrying heavy loads, larger lift and tilt cylinders increase machine capacity 9% over base model.
  • Factory options available are Fusion or VCE quick coupler, 3rd or 4th function hydraulics to operate top or high dump bucket, front windshield guard, variable pitch fan, high debris cooler cores, engine precleaner, axle oil coolers and premium LED lighting package.
  • Work Tools available separately are Sorting Grapple, Millyard, Logging, Pole and Log & Lumber Forks and Light Material High Dump and Chip Buckets.
CORROSION RESISTANCE
  • Designed for corrosive environments such as fertilizer plants, chemical industries, agriculture, salt water ports and others.
  • Factory protection of all machine components that can be affected by corrosive materials.
  • Treatment includes E-Coat cooler cores, additional coating on main hydraulic valve, heat treated shrink sealant on hydraulic hoses, fittings and electrical wiring, all hinges greased, Zerust® vapor enclosure for electronic components, extra heavy duty alternator, turbine engine precleaner and varnish protection on engine compartment, internal chassis and all non-painted metallic parts.