Track Loaders

Cat 953

Operating Weight
115kW (154hp)
Ground Clearance

Save money and transport time with one rugged machine for land clearing, digging, grading, truck loading, slope work and more. Crawler loaders give you reduced ground pressure and better traction so you can start the job earlier and work longer in soft underfoot conditions. Purpose-built Waste Handler, Ship Hold and Partial Steel Mill configurations stand up to the toughest applications. This new generation of Cat® Track Loaders brings you all of this, plus improved performance and fuel efficiency.


  • 953K uses 10-25 percent less fuel per hour than the previous model.*
  • Optional Performance Series bucket helps you move up to 10 percent more material per hour.
  • Efficient use of Diesel Exhaust Fluid(1) – typically 2.5-3 percent of fuel consumption – provides excellent overall fluid efficiency.


  • Smoother implement and steering response, and improved steering performance over the previous model.*
  • Features like load sensing hydraulics and position sensing cylinders offer precise, responsive performance.
  • Cat C7.1 ACERT™ engine delivers power and fast response when the machine is under load.
  • Reduced engine noise* – quieter for the operator and others around the work site.


  • Steel track undercarriage allows you to work in wet, soft, or sensitive underfoot conditions.
  • Finish jobs in less time – track loaders can often start the job earlier and work longer than other machines due to their lower ground pressure and increased traction.
  • Quick Coupler Ready – Fusion™ Quick Coupler option allows easy use of forks, buckets, etc. from wheel loaders and other Fusion compatible machines.


  • Choose either joystick or two-lever implement controls to match operator preference or application.
  • Speed/steering controls available as either a joystick or as V-lever and foot pedals.
  • Updated cab offers operator comforts like suspension seat, adjustable armrests and controls, and an improved air conditioning system.
  • Excellent visibility to the bucket and all around the machine enhances safety and helps operators work more confidently.
  • Handles and steps help operators climb on and off the machine more easily, from the front or the back of the tracks.
  • Set implement response – fine, normal, coarse – to match operator preference or application.
  • Emissions reduction technology(1) is designed to be transparent to the operator.


  • Integrated diagnostics show operators on-board pressure readings for faster service.
  • Tilt cab and convenient service access points for easier maintenance and repair.
  • Demand fan provides efficient cooling plus easy fold-down service access.
  • Remote monitoring with Product Link™/VisionLink® helps you manage your fleet more effectively and profitably.


Operating Weight
115kW (154hp)
Ground Clearance
Digging Depth
Bucket Capacity


Emissions U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V/Japan 2014/Korea Tier 4 Final Engine Model Cat C7.1 Flywheel Power 119kW Net Power - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 119kW Net Power - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN) 162mhp Note (1) All non-road Tier 4 Interim and Final, Stage IIIB, IV and V, Japan 2014(Tier 4 Final) and Korea Tier 4 Final diesel engines are required to use onlyUltra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuels containing 15 ppm EPA/10 ppm EU(mg/kg) sulfur or less. Biodiesel blends up to B20 (20% blend by volume)are acceptable when blended with 15 ppm (mg/kg) sulfur or less ULSD.B20 should meet ASTM D7467 specification (biodiesel blend stock shouldmeet Cat biodiesel spec, ASTM D6751 or EN 14214). Cat DEO-ULS™ or oils that meet the Cat ECF-3, API CJ-4, and ACEA E9 specificationare required. Consult your OMM for further machine specific fuelrecommendations. Note (2) Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) used in Cat Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems must meet the requirements outlined in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 22241. Note (3) Engine power at 1,800 rpm. The net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with fan running up to maximum speed, alternator, air cleaner and aftertreatment. Net power is tested per ISO 9249:2007 and SAE J1349:2011.
Operating Weight 15692kg
Service Refill Capacities
DEF Tank 16l Fuel Tank 265l
Ground Contact Area 2.4m² Ground Pressure 66kPa Operating Weight 15958kg Width of Standard Shoe 480mm
Low Ground Pressure (LGP)
Ground Contact Area 3.9mm² Ground Pressure 43kPa Operating Weight 17261kg Width of Standard Shoe 800mm
Waste Handler
Ground Contact Area 2.4m² Ground Pressure 67kPa Operating Weight 16176kg Width of Standard Shoe 480mm
Clearance at Full Lift Height and 45° Dump* 2838mm Ground Clearance 413mm Height - Bucket Hinge Pin 3608mm Machine Height - Top of Cab 3156mm Note *With General Purpose pin-on bucket Overall Machine Length* 6378mm Overall Machine Width without Bucket: With Standard Tracks - 550 mm (21.6 in) Shoes 2316mm Ramp Angle 29° Reach at Full Lift Height and 45° Dump* 1053mm
Track Gauge 1836mm Track on Ground 2286mm Track Rollers/Shoes - Each Side 6/37
Capacity - General Purpose 1.8m³ Capacity - Multi-Purpose 1.6m³ Capacity - Performance Series 2.1m³ Width - General Purpose 2485mm Width - Multi-Purpose 2471mm Width - Performance Series 2536mm
Air Conditioning System
Air Conditioning The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.1 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.573 metric tonnes.

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