982M Has What It Takes—More Applications. Fewer Passes.
The 982M is a new model in the Cat® M Series medium wheel loader line, similar to the 980K 12-ton Aggregates Handler. It is a two-pass match for larger on-highway trucks common in North America, but is not restricted to aggregates and loose material re-handling. The 982M is designed to be the go-to loader in a wide range of applications.
- Extended Application Range. Design changes in the frames, linkage, hydraulics and power train make the 982M a productive worker in sand and gravel, earth bank excavation or face-loading in shot rock applications. With long lift arms and higher hinge pin height, it’s also ideal for loading rail cars.
- Lower Fuel Consumption. Fuel efficiency is 10% better than K Series loaders and up to 25% better than H Series loaders.
- Improved Power Train. Standard lock-up clutch torque converters add to fuel efficiency and speed on grade. Heavy-duty 17-inch planetary transmission features a new split-flow oil system and uses multi-viscosity oil to improve fuel economy.
- Next Generation Hydraulics. Main valve and pump design increases flow at lower engine speeds and adds to responsiveness.