Cat Medium Wheel Loaders:

966M Wheel Loader

Maximum Net Power @ 1,700 rpm – SAE J1349 (metric)
281 hp
Maximum Net Power @ 1,700 rpm – ISO 9249
278 hp
Engine Model
Cat C9.3 ACERT
Cooling System
18.9 gal

The new 966M Wheel Loader, with the 2017 product update, applies proven technologies systematically and strategically to meet your high expectations for reliability, productivity, fuel efficiency, and long service life. Meets U.S. EPA Tier 3 and EU Stage IIIA equivalent emission standards.



Product Specs

  • Engine

  • Maximum Net Power @ 1,700 rpm – SAE J1349 (metric)
    281hp
    Maximum Net Power @ 1,700 rpm – ISO 9249
    278hp
    Engine Model
    Cat C9.3 ACERT
    Net Power - ISO 9249
    278hp
    Maximum Power @ 1,800 rpm – SAE J1995
    308hp
    Maximum Power @ 1,800 rpm – SAE J1995 (metric)
    313hp
    Maximum Power @ 1,800 rpm – ISO 14396
    304hp
    Maximum Power @ 1,800 rpm – ISO 14396 (metric)
    309hp
    Maximum Net Power @ 1,700 rpm – SAE J1349
    278hp
    Maximum Net Power @ 1,700 rpm – ISO 9249 (metric)
    281hp
    Peak Gross Torque (1,200 rpm) – SAE J1995
    1180lbf-ft
    Peak Gross Torque (1,200 rpm) – ISO 14396
    1166lbf-ft
    Maximum Net Torque (1,000 rpm)
    1112lbf-ft
    Displacement
    568in³
  • Service Refill Capacities

  • Cooling System
    18.9gal
    Crankcase
    6.5gal
    Transmission
    15.5gal
    Differentials and Final Drives – Front
    15.1gal
    Differentials and Final Drives – Rear
    15.1gal
    Hydraulic Tank
    33gal
    Fuel Tank
    79.8gal
  • Sound

  • Note
    *Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio.
    With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value: Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)
    70dB(A)
    With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value: Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)
    109dB(A)
    With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value: Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013)
    76 dB(A)*
  • Transmission

  • Reverse 1
    4.4mph
    Reverse 2
    8.9mph
    Reverse 3
    16.1mph
    Forward 1
    4.0mph
    Forward 2
    8.1mph
    Forward 3
    14.6mph
    Forward 4
    24.5mph
    Note
    Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 826 mm (32.5 in) roll radius.
    Reverse 4
    24.5mph
  • Hydraulic System

  • Implement Pump Type
    Variable Displacement Piston
    Implement System: Maximum Pump Output (2,200 rpm)
    95gal/min
    Implement System: Maximum Operating Pressure
    4496psi
    Hydraulic Cycle Time – Total
    10.1Seconds
  • Weights

  • Operating Weight
    51176lb
    Note
    Weight based on a machine configuration with Michelin 26.5R25 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,
  • Buckets

  • Bucket Capacities
    3.20-7.40 m3 (4.19-9.68 yd3)
  • Operating Specifications

  • Static Tipping Load – Full 37° Turn – with Tire Deflection
    32329lb
    Static Tipping Load – Full 37° Turn – No Tire Deflection
    34873lb
    Breakout Force
    38984lbf
    Note
    For a machine configuration as defined under “Weight.”
    Note
    Full compliance to ISO 143971:2007 Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification between calculations and testing.
  • Dimensions – Standard Lift

  • Height to Top of Hood
    9.25ft
    Height to Top of Exhaust Pipe
    11.58ft
    Height to Top of ROPS
    11.75ft
    Ground Clearance
    1.42ft
    Center Line of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight
    7.17ft
    Center Line of Rear Axle to Hitch
    5.83ft
    Wheelbase
    11.67ft
    Overall Length (without bucket)
    23.92ft
    Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift
    13.92ft
    Hinge Pin Height at Carry
    2.08ft
    Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift
    11.92ft
    Rack Back at Maximum Lift
    62 degrees
    Rack Back at Carry Height
    50 degrees
    Rack Back at Ground
    42 degrees
    Maximum Width over Tires
    9.92ft
    Tread Width
    7.33ft
    Note
    All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
  • Dimensions – High Lift

  • Height to Top of Hood
    9.25ft
    Height to Top of Exhaust Pipe
    11.58ft
    Height to Top of ROPS
    11.75ft
    Ground Clearance
    1.42ft
    Center Line of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight
    8.17ft
    Center Line of Rear Axle to Hitch
    5.83ft
    Wheelbase
    11.67ft
    Overall Length (without bucket)
    26.58ft
    Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift
    15.75ft
    Hinge Pin Height at Carry
    2.58ft
    Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift
    13.50ft
    Rack Back at Maximum Lift
    71 degrees
    Rack Back at Carry Height
    49 degrees
    Rack Back at Ground
    39 degrees
    Maximum Width over Tires
    9.92ft
    Tread Width
    7.33ft
    Note
    All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
  • Bucket Capacities

  • Bucket Range
    3.20-7.40 m3 (4.19-9.68 yd3)

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