Caterpillar first introduced the 992 in 1968. This large wheel loader has been a global leader ever since, building a reputation as a face loader that’s both safe to operate, productive and durable. With the introduction of the K Series, we’ve enhanced the operator’s experience and the safety of those working on and around the machine. With both standard and high lift configurations, this machine will pass match with fleets of 775 and 777 trucks. If your operations revolve around the 992 as a loading tool, you’ll find everything that’s important to your business in the 992K; safety, productivity, cost control and comfort for your people.
Benefits & Features
Proven designs and components ensure multiple life cycles
Linkage and Frames
We combine 40+ years of design and field experience - as well as new validation technologies - to ensure 992K frames, castings, welds and fabrications are the best in the industry. Our unique box section rear and front frame designs combine plates and castings to manage torsion loads and provide longer lasting alignment for hitch and pin life. Sleeve bearing pins in the linkage are more predictable in their wear and limit daily greasing. For load and carry applications, optional Ride Control further reduces shock loads to the frame while giving the operator a much smoother ride.
Cat C32 Engine
The 992K retains the durability and reliability of the proven Cat C32 diesel with ACERT™ Technology. Like all Cat machines, this engine has been completely integrated into all machine systems resulting in power curves, fuel maps and ratings that are unique to this machine and applications. The solid foundation of this engine starts from our legendary foundries delivering the highest quality engine block. The mechanically actuated, electronically controlled unit injection (MEUI™) ensures that fuel is metered out in optimal quantities for both power and efficiency.
Cat Planetary Powershift Transmission
Nobody builds a better transmission than Caterpillar for earthmoving applications. Everything from gear geometry, heat treatment and metallurgy are Caterpillar design controlled, including the electronics that allow it to integrate with the C32 engine and Impeller Clutch Torque Converter of the 992K. The Cat Planetary Powershift Transmission in the 992K offers three forward and three reverse speeds. The planetary gear group is common with the 993K and 994F large wheel loaders.
Delivering optimum performance for your application
Positive Flow Control Hydraulics
The 992K Positive Flow Control (PFC) Hydraulic System is setting a new standard for hydraulic response, performance and efficiency. The implement system is equipped with two electronically controlled, fully variable piston pumps for fast, productive cycles. PFC has concurrent pump and valve control. By optimizing pump control, hydraulic oil flow is proportionate to implement lever stroke. Benefits:
Lowered fuel consumption by up to five percent
Improved hydraulic response, giving the operator better feel and control of the bucket
Improved power efficiency and lower system heat
Impeller Clutch Torque Converter (ICTC)/Rimpull Control System
ICTC maintains hydraulic balance while digging and loading, enabling the operator to finely modulate rimpull by depressing the left pedal, thus reducing the impeller clutch pressure. The further the pedal is depressed, the more the impeller clutch pressure is reduced.
An efficient loading/hauling system starts with a perfect match. The 992K is matched to the 775 and 777 Cat Trucks providing full truck payloads with minimum loading time. This loading/hauling system will maximize volume of material moved at the lowest operating cost per ton.
Leading the industry in design and ergonomics
The 992K sets a new benchmark in operator comfort for this size class with a completely new cab. The new cab interior has been increased giving operators plenty of room for long work shifts. Operators will appreciate this increased room when the standard trainer seat is occupied. As the benchmark for operator comfort the 992K does not compromise on safety. Standard 76 mm (3 in) wide retractable seat belts for an operator and trainer provide comfort while keeping both occupants safe. Conversations between them will be easier with a more quiet cab while automatic temperature controls ensure they do this in complete climate comfort. Vibrations are kept to a minimum with Cat Comfort seat with air suspension and viscous cab mounts. Operators will appreciate improved air quality with a pressurized cab and filtered air. Operators can set automatic bucket heights for easier truck loading or feeding a crusher. The implement controls are finger tip controlled and low effort.
Electronic Systems Integration enables the 992K achieve greater productivity
The 992K electronic systems have been completely integrated to function as one machine. This integration creates a smart machine and more informed operator maximizing the productivity of both.
Now utilizing the Advisor Display, Vital Information Management System (VIMS 3G) has been improved providing more user friendly interfaces and additional machine data logging. Since 1990 VIMS has been enabling our customers and operators to perform at their best and ensure maximum uptime for our machines using meaningful data.
Up to 10 separate operator profiles can be stored through Advisor. Screen layouts and machine settings can instantly be recalled providing a quick and consistent setup between operators.
Payload Control System
Payload Control System 3.0 is standard on the 992K providing owners and operators the ability to manage truck payloads and produce accurate records of material movement. This system is designed for on the go weighing. Up to 1,000 trucks can store 25 different materials for comprehensive record accuracy of job site performance.
Operators can easily set the dump height, return to dig/carry or bucket angle from the comfort of the cab. Standard, in-cab programmable kickouts are located in the upper left panel. This feature provides more flexibility and improved productivity when the job requires load and dump target heights.
Cat Product Link
Cat® Product Link enables convenient, remote monitoring of equipment. Get usable information to keep jobs on schedule, maintain machine health and reduce fleet owning and operating costs.
Safety is always our first priority
We are constantly improving our products in an effort to provide a safe work environment for the operator and those who work on your job site. Here are just a few of the safety features found on the 992K.
Wider stairs with improved stair angles increase safety for operators getting on and off the 992K.
Walkways offer non-skid surfaces and integrated lock out/tag out points are designed into the service areas.
Windshield cleaning platforms provide safe and convenient access for the operator.
Extensive glass in the cab and optional heated mirrors extend visibility. An object detection system (rearview camera and radar) or rearview camera option increases operator awareness around the machine.
A backup alarm is standard, and operators receive three levels of warning when the machine requires attention.
Available HID lights provide excellent workspace visibility.
An operator trainer seat allows your seasoned professionals to guide new operators. 76 mm (3 in) wide safety belts are standard on both seats.
External roll over and falling object protection (ROPS/FOPS).
Service Made Simple
Organized to reduce your costs
The 992K is organized into individual service centers. Combined with the diagnostics available through VIMS, Product Link and Electronic Technician, servicing the 992K can be simple and efficient. 1) Diagnostic and Fluids Service Center
Power on switch
Electronic Technician “ET” Com-II port
Radiator fill port
Implement fill port
Steering tank fill port
Transmission fill port
Engine oil fill port
Autolube fill port
Keypad for machine fluid indicators
Messenger Display 2) Hydraulic Service Center
Hydraulic pilot filters
Hydraulic case drain filters 3) Electrical Lockout Area (left side bumper)
Auxiliary emergency shutdown switch
Stairway light switch
Starter lockout switch
Transmission lockout switch 4) Remote Diagnostic Pressure Ports Front Frame
Service brakes - front and rear 6) Electrical Service Area
Fuse 7) Engine Filter Service Area
Primary fuel filter
Engine oil filters
Secondary fuel filter
Tertiary fuel filter
The key to a better built machine
Caterpillar’s commitment to quality is profound. We design to a higher standard so that your business can prosper.
All of our parts are subject to quality and conformance checks. We collaborate with suppliers early in the design phase for their knowledge and manufacturing experience.
New designs undergo Finite Element Analysis telling us where stresses congregate under loads typical of the machine’s application. New castings are virtually monitored to evaluate fill quality and temperature exchange.
A shake table simulates thousands of hours of use in days - allowing engineers to validate durability. Further analysis on airflow, ergonomics, performance, and ISO standard compliance are performed on prototype and field follow machines.
Further tests are performed by operators and technicians for comfort, ergonomics and serviceability either in 3D virtual environments or on the iron.
You should know that all new product introductions at Caterpillar are guided by your voice and input, the voice of our dealer organization and their mechanics, and on our ability to physically manufacture a new design. These are just some of the criteria that make Cat products leaders in the industry, and help us ensure long life, reliable machines for your business.
Protecting the Environment
Our commitment to you, your business and future generations is as strong as the machines we build. Our effort to build machines that live longer, use fewer resources, and produce fewer emissions is only the start. Our plants, like the Aurora facility where the 992K is built, are conserving precious energy and resources with solar power, roof top gardens, and comprehensive recycle programs. Sustainability is profitable. Our cleaner environment helps us control quality on the assembly line and build better products. It reduces our energy demand and our output to the landfill. We can similarly help your business with machines that lead the industry in balancing fuel use with productivity demands. Each generation of Cat product produces less emissions than the last, helping reduce the carbon foot print of your fleet. In fact, the 992K (Prefix 880) now meets strict U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emissions.
Tier 4 Final Emission*
For customers that are located in regions with Tier 4 Final Emissions requirements, Caterpillar has developed a reliable U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final solution which requires no operator input. Utilizing ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel, two primary solutions are used on the C32 engine platform to meet these emissions. *All non road U.S. EPA Tier 4, European Union (EU) Stage IIIB and IV, and Japan (MLIT) Step 4 diesel engines are required to use only Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuels containing 15 ppm (mg/kg) sulfur or less. Biodiesel blends up to B20 are acceptable when blended with 15 ppm (mg/kg) sulfur or less ULSD and when the biodiesel feedstock meets ASTM D7467 specifications. Cat® DEO-ULS™ or oils that meet the Cat ECF-3, API CJ-4, and ACEA E9 specifications are required.
Diesel Oxidation Catalyst
The C32 Tier 4 Final engine features an after-treatment package that combines a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) and muffler into a single unit, per exhaust bank, and is mounted on the top of the engine. The DOC uses a chemical process to transform hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide into water and carbon dioxide as they flow through the components. It requires no maintenance and is designed to last the entire life of the engine.
Cat NOx Reduction System
The Cat NOx Reduction System uses cooled exhaust gas to reduce combustion temperatures and prevent NOx formation. This is accomplished by diverting a portion of the exhaust gas through dedicated coolers before being mixed with fresh air and re-entering the engine intake. Combustion air is diluted with inert gas, which lowers the combustion temperature, resulting in reduced NOx.
Options to reduce your cost per ton
Selecting the right bucket will dictate the productivity of your loader. The process of selection starts with knowing the density of the material you load. From there, you can select the size and appropriate protection strategies that will suit the rated payload targets of your machine. With a large selection of ground engaging tools, your Cat dealer can help you build a bucket that best suits your application. Custom buckets are an option, however many 992K customers will choose one of the following:
Heavy Duty Rock Bucket
Applications: Face loading tightly compacted pit materials. Moderate abrasion factors and high impact loads are suitable for this bucket.
High Abrasion Rock Bucket
Applications: Face loading iron ore. High abrasion and moderate impact loads are suitable for this bucket. A smooth floor is also desirable. Note: Some applications can be very abrasive. Keep in mind that additional bucket protection can affect the performance of the machine such as higher horsepower loads, higher fuel consumption and affect productivity. With this in mind, it is important that you do not over protect the bucket and replaceable components of the bucket.
Bucket Ground Engaging Tools
Protect your investment
You can’t buy a better performing or longer lasting tip than Cat K Series ground engaging tools. Short of a missing operator, nothing affects the productivity of your loader more, so consult your Cat dealer if your current system isn’t living up to expectations. When worn beyond use by such materials as iron ore, K Series are easy to change out - no hammer required. A full list of Cat GET can be found on http://www.Cat.com/get. Typical 992K Ground Engaging Tools include: Adapters and Tips: Heavy Penetration - Heavy Abrasion - Penetration Side Bar Protectors Base Edges Bucket Wings
Cat® C32 ACERT™
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final
Gross Power - SAE J1995
Operating Weight High Lift**
Operating Weight Standard Lift*
Rated Payload - High Lift
Rated Payload - Standard Lift
10.7-12.3 m3 (14-16 yd3)
Loader Hydraulic System
Relief Valve Setting
Lift Cylinders, Double Acting: Bore
Lift Cylinders, Double Acting: Stroke
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting: Bore
Tilt Cylinder, Double Acting: Stroke
Service Refill Capacities
Differentials and Final Drives - Front
Differentials and Final Drives - Rear
Fuel Tank - Standard
Hydraulic Tank - Implement
Hydraulic Tank - Steering/Brake
Windshield Washer Fluid
Converter Drive - Forward 1
Converter Drive - Forward 2
Converter Drive - Forward 3
Converter Drive - Reverse 1
Converter Drive - Reverse 2
Converter Drive - Reverse 3
Direct Drive - Forward 1
Direct Drive - Forward 2
Direct Drive - Forward 3
Direct Drive - Reverse 1
Direct Drive - Reverse 2
Direct Drive - Reverse 3
Operating Specifications - High Lift*
Static Tipping Load at 35° articulation
Hydraulic Cycle Times
Lower Float Down (Empty)
Total Hydraulic Cycle Time
Serial Number Prefix
Meets SAE and ISO standards
Operating Specifications - Standard Lift*
Static Tipping Load, at 35° articulation
Operating Weight - High Lift**
Operating Weight - Standard Lift*
Meets SAE J1473, OCT90 and ISO 3450:1992
Choose from a variety of tires to match your application.
Batteries, low maintenance
Deutsch & Amp Seal terminal connectors
ECM diagnostic connector
Ground level electrical disconnect
Ground level starting receptacle for emergency start
Lighting system, halogen (front and rear)
Lighting, access stairway
Starter, electric (heavy duty)
Starting and charging system (24-volt)
Air conditioner and heater with automatic temperature control
Cab, sound suppressed, pressurized, rollover protective structure (ROPS/FOPS) Radio ready for (entertainment) includes antenna, speakers, and 1 x 12V converters (24-volt, 10 amp) for use with laptop/cell phone
Cigar lighter and ashtray
Electro-hydraulic tilt and lift control system locks
Heater and defroster
Implement and steering lockouts
Light, dome (cab)
Lunchbox and beverage holders
Mirrors, rearview (externally mounted)
Seat belt, retractable, 76 mm (3 in) wide operator and trainer seats
Seat, Cat Comfort (cloth) air suspension
STIC control system
Wet-arm wipers/washer (front, rear, and corners), intermittent front wipers
Air-to-Air After cooler (ATAAC)
Auto Idle Kickdown
Axle oil coolers (front and rear)
Brakes, fully hydraulic, enclosed, wet multiple disc service brakes and dry parking/secondary brake
Case drain filters
Delayed Engine Shutdown
Electric fuel priming pump
Engine Cat® C32 ACERT
Ground level engine shutdown
Ground level fast fill fuel
Ground level transmission lockout
Ground level starter lockout
Idle Engine Shutdown
Precleaner, engine air intake
Next Generation Modular Radiator (NGMR)
Starting aid (ether) automatic
Transmission, 533 mm (21 in) planetary, powershift with 3F/3R, electronic control
Venturi Exhaust Stacks
Other Standard Equipment
Automatic bucket lift/tilt kickouts, electronically adjustable from cab
Bumper service center
Couplings, Cat O-ring face seals
Doors, service access (locking)
Emergency platform egress
Fenders, steel (front and rear)
Grouped hydraulic pressure ports
Guards, power train and crankcase
Hitch, drawbar with pin
Hoses, Cat XT and XT-ES
Hydraulic oil cooler
Implement and steering ecology drains
Mufflers, under hood
Oil sampling valves
Piston pump case drain filters
Positive Flow Control implement system
Service center with ground level electrical and fluids service center
Starter lockout, bumper
Stairway, left and right rear access
Steering, load sensing
Transmission lockout, bumper
Vandalism protection caplocks
Windshield cleaning platforms
Tires, Rims, And Wheels
A tire must be selected from the mandatory attachments section. Base machine price includes a tire allowance.
Premixed 50 percent concentration of extended life coolant with freeze protection to 34° C (-29° F)
Rear vision camera
LED strobe warning beacons
Engine coolant 120V heater
Engine coolant 240V heater
Machine Control And Guidance
CAES attachment ready option
Arctic Antifreeze for protection to -50° C (-58° F)