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 988K Block Handler was designed to withstand the demanding and harsh environment of block handling applications. The features of the 988K Block Handler work together to provide a durable and reliable machine to meet your block handling needs.
The Cat C18 engine is built and tested to meet your most demanding applications while meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV, Tier 2 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.
The 988K Block Handler delivers stability and durability with an optimized counterweight for block handling applications.
The 988K Block Handler is capable of moving the heaviest blocks out of your quarry pit. The high rimpull power train features a torque converter and transmission specially designed for this application to maximize rimpull.
The Block Handler includes an additional hydraulic valve with the Quick Coupler, allowing the operator to switch work tools and immediately lock the work tool during load and carry applications.
The 988K Block Handler comes equipped with larger tilt and lift cylinders on the linkage that help improve load control and ensure safe and long lasting operation.
Ride control works by using an accumulator to dampen the linkage motion, acting as a shock absorber. It provides the operator with a smoother ride over rough terrain, enabling a more comfortable ride at higher speeds.
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 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.
Cat Product link allows remote monitoring of equipment to improve overall fleet management effectiveness. Events and diagnostic codes, as well as hours, fuel, idle time and other information are transmitted to a secure web based application, VisionLink®. VisionLink includes powerful tools to convey information to users and dealers, including mapping, working and idle time, fuel level and more.
We have worked hard to help our customers and operators perform at their best through our Vital Information Management System (VIMS 3G).
A valued partner, your Cat dealer is available whenever you need them.
The quick coupler is designed for optimal utilization of lifting and break-out forces with Cat cylinder, safety valves, pressure and isolating valves, safety covers and lock indicators. It has enhanced visibility and has been optimized for handling large rocks and blocks.
Center-mounted, heavy-duty single-piece forged fork tine is used for prying loose large stone blocks. It is built with an extra thick tine to handle a variety of materials in this demanding application.
Heavy-duty pallet forks are engineered to handle weight and load stress when maneuvering and placing blocks in quarry operations. Dual tine forks are designed to allow blocks to be placed close to the machine for greater balance and safe handling.
Used primarily for clearing and controlling loose objects at the quarry face and working levels, the block handling rake is designed with a curved boom for enhanced operator visibility and object placement.
Heavy-duty bucket offers superior durability, protection and performance in rock and overburden operations in block quarries. It includes large size teeth and segments. Its HD400 (high wear resistant) metal shell and bottom offer maximum strength, durability and wear life.
Special bucket construction including the HD400-metal shell and bottom help the bucket effectively load large blocks and boulders while maintaining durability. The corner teeth ease block tilting and handling. The heavy-duty V-edge is particularly suited for handling high-value breakable marbles before cutting operations.
Special bucket construction loads very large squared blocks and boulders. The deep carved sides and extra long heavy-duty bottom allow the special V-edge to penetrate under large blocks. The interior bucket profile allows blocks to further fit back in the bucket for increased load and lift capabilities and better balance and rack-back. Its HD400-metal shell and bottom offers maximum strength, durability and wear life.