Cat® Large Wheel Loaders are designed with durability built in, ensuring maximum availability through multiple life cycles. With optimized performance and simplified serviceability, our machines allow you to move more material efficiently and safely at a lower cost per ton. Introduced in 1963, the 988 has been the industry leader for 50 years. Focused on helping our customers succeed, we have continued to build upon each new series. The 988K continues our legacy of reliability, performance, safety, operator comfort, serviceability, and efficiency.
The Cat C18 engine is built and tested to meet your most demanding applications while meeting Tier 4 Final/Stage IV OR Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent OR Tier 2/Stage II Equivalent emission standards.
Featuring all new Advanced Productivity Electronic Control Shifting (APECS) transmission controls provides greater momentum on grades and fuel savings by carrying that momentum through the shift points.
Enable your operators to maximize efficiency by varying machine rimpull while putting more horsepower to hydraulics.
Enabling maximum productivity and efficiency, all day every day. The 988K systems work hard to save you fuel through advanced technologies. Utilizing On Demand Throttle, operators maintain normal operation with the left pedal and implements while the 988K manages the engine speed.
Your bottom line is improved by highly durable structures that achieve multiple life cycles and withstand the toughest loading conditions.
To ensure long life and reliability, the linkage pin joints feature a greased pin design with an auto lube system attachment available from the factory.
Experience maximum responsiveness and control with STIC that combines directional selection, gear selection and steering into a single lever.
Building your success begins with a best-in-class transmission designed specifically for mining applications.
Durability and efficiency at the heart of your 988K comes from the Cat C18 Engine. Optimum performance is built in through the use of a 6 cylinder, four-stroke design.
Lower your cost per ton utilizing advanced ICTC and RCS for modulated rimpull.
Increase efficiency through our Positive Flow Control (PFC) Hydraulic System. PFC has concurrent pump and valve control. By optimizing pump control, hydraulic oil flow is proportionate to implement lever movement.
Operators increase productivity with our responsive implements feature.
Confident loader operation starts with precise machine control enabled by the 988K's load sensing hydraulic steering system.
Benefit from extended performance and reliability of your hydraulic system with our advanced filtration system.
Enter and exit the cab easily and safely with these newly designed, ergonomic features.
Enhance comfort and helps reduce operator fatigue with Cat Comfort Series III seat.
Ergonomic placement of switches and information display keep your operators comfortable all day every day.
Your operator's productivity is enhanced with our clean, comfortable cab environment.
We have worked hard to help our customers and operators perform at their best through our newly upgraded touch screen information display.
With the Product Link telematics system, you no longer have to rely on guesswork when managing your machine.
Connect directly to the machine for access to a wide range of sensor information and enhanced machine data.
A valued partner, your Cat dealer is available whenever you need them.
Sustainability is designed and built into our 988K's features.
For full truck payloads with minimum loading time, an efficient loading/hauling system starts with a perfect match. Cat wheel loaders are matched with Cat off-highway trucks to maximize volume of material moved at the lowest operating cost per ton. The 988K equipped with the standard linkage will pass match the 770 (36 tonnes/40 tons) in 3 passes and the 772 (45 tonnes/50 tons) in 4 passes. Equipped with a high lift linkage the 988K is capable of loading a 773 (56 tonnes/61.7 tons) in 5 passes and the 775 (64 tonnes/70 tons) in 6 passes.
Performance Series Buckets feature an optimized profile maximizing material retention and minimizing dig time, translating into significant productivity and fuel efficiency improvements. All 988K buckets are manufactured with the Performance Series design.
Applications: Face loading tightly compacted pit materials.
Applications: Loading loose, stockpiled material.
Multiple GET options are available to customize your 988K to your application, such as:
Data from customer machines show Cat wheel loaders are among the most fuel efficient machines in the industry. Several features contribute to this excellent fuel efficiency: