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Product of the Week: Caterpillar’s updated 992K wheel loader

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Caterpillar says its recently updated Cat 992K Wheel Loader is designed to lower fuel costs by as much as 21 percent compared to previous models and increase operating efficiency with features such as the On-Demand Throttle arrangement that automatically manages engine speed, combining the efficiency of a manual throttle with ergonomic throttle lock operation.

The wheel loader is powered by an 801-horsepower Cat C32 ACERT engine that can be configured to meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV or U.S. EPA Tier 2/EU Stage IIa emissions regulations. The loader’s 14-16 cubic-yard bucket capacities offer a standard lift payload of 24 tons and high-lift payload of 21 tons.

Matched to load a Cat 775 in three passes and a Cat 777 in four passes, the 992K now offers Cat Production Measurement (CPM), the advanced payload weight measuring system that promotes cost-effective hauling by helping loader operators minimize truck under-loading and overloading.

The loader is built fire suppression ready and features fall protection tie-offs that provide fall arrest for service technicians. The 992K design includes turn signals and hazard lights, a bi-directional emergency gate, wheel chocks, and mid-rails. New performance-enhancing features include pump efficiency monitoring, improved fluid filtration, and coolant-loss monitoring. Cat Advansys G.E.T adapters maximize loader uptime with fast, hammerless installation and removal of ground engaging tools.

The cab features joystick controls and an updated information display with a color graphical touch screen. Additional features include centralized service centers and ground level access points to speed up service and reduce exposure to falls. The Vital Information Management System (VIMS) monitors machine health and provides operating information on critical loader functions for operators, service personnel, and fleet managers.

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