The New Cat 966 GC
More Performance. More Reliability. More Comfort.
The new Cat® 966 GC Wheel Loader designed for reliable performance and long-term durability in a wide range of applications that require a capable, versatile machine that fits the budget.
Superior Fuel Efficiency
Achieve Greater Productivity
Easy & Comfortable Operator Environment
Reduced Maintenance Time & Costs
Optional Cat Production Measurement Kit*
Displacement 9.3 L Engine Model Cat C9.3B Engine Power @ 1,600 rpm - ISO 14396:2002 239kW Engine Torque @ 1,200 rpm – ISO 14396:2002 1781N·m Gross Power @ 1,600 rpm - SAE J1995:2014 242kW Gross Torque @ 1,200 rpm – SAE J1995:2014 1799N·m Net Power @ 1,600 rpm - ISO 9249:2007, SAE J1349:2011 226kW Net Torque @ 1,200 rpm - ISO 9249:2007, SAE J1349:2011 1702N·m Note (1) Cat engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, Korea Tier 4 Final, and Japan 2014 emission standards. Note (2) The net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with fan, alternator, air cleaner, and aftertreatment. Note (3) Cat engines are compatible with the following renewable, alternative, and bio-fuels* with lower greenhouse gas emission impact: *Up to B20 biodiesel (FAME) ** Up to 100% HVO and GTL renewable fuels* Refer to guidelines for successful application. Please consult your Catdealer or Caterpillar Machine Fluids Recommendations (SEBU6250) for details.** For use of higher blends, consult your Cat dealer.Weights
Note Weight based on a machine configuration with Bridgestone 29.5R25 VSNT L4 radial tires, full fluids, operator, standard counterweight, ride control cold start, roading fenders, Product Link, open differential axles (front/rear), secondary steering, sound suppression, and a 5.4 m³ (7.1 yd³) general purpose bucket with BOCE. Operating Weight 23196kgTransmission
Forward - 1 6.7km/h Forward - 2 13.5km/h Forward - 3 24.2km/h Forward - 4 39.5km/h Note Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 849 mm (33 in) roll radius. Reverse - 1 7.3km/h Reverse - 2 14.8km/h Reverse - 3 26.6km/h Reverse - 4 39.5km/hSound
Note (1) ** For machines in European Union countries and in countries that adopt the EU Directives. Note (2) ***European Union Directive 2000/14/EC as amended by 2005/88/EC. With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level* 108 With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008) 69dB(A) With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Speed - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008) 109dB(A) With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Speed - Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013) 76 With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Speed - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008) 70dB(A) With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Note Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio.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 1.6 kg (3.5 lb) of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent 2.288 metric tonnes (2.522 tons).Operating Specifications
Breakout Force 174kN Note (1) For a machine configuration as defined under Weight. Note (2) Full compliance to ISO 14397-1:2007 Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification between calculations and testing. Static Tipping Load - Full 40° Turn - No Tire Deflection 35244lb Static Tipping Load - Full 40° Turn - With Tire Deflection 14849kgService Refill Capacities
Cooling System 66l Crankcase 23l DEF Tank 26l Differential - Final Drives - Front 57l Differential - Final Drives - Rear 57l Fuel Tank 303l Hydraulic Tank 114l Transmission 58.5lHydraulic System
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total 10.1 seconds Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure 31000kPa Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 2,250 rpm 373l/minDimensions
Note All dimensions are approximate and based on machine equipped with 5.4 m3 (7.1 yd3) general purpose bucket with BOCE and Bridgestone 29.5R25 VSNT L4 radial tires.Dimensions - High Lift
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 2458mm Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 1775mm Ground Clearance 424mm Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 3531mm Height - Top of Hood 2850mm Height - Top of ROPS 3593mm Hinge Pin Height at Carry 782mm Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift 4804mm Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 4183mm Overall Length - Without Bucket 8069mm Rack Back - Carry Height 49 degrees Rack Back - Maximum Lift 71 degrees Rack Back at Ground 37 degrees Tread Width 2230mm Wheel Base 3550mm Width over Tires (Loaded) 3012mmDimensions - Standard Lift
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 2290mm Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 1775mm Ground Clearance 1.4ft Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 11.8ft Height - Top of Hood 9.5ft Height - Top of ROPS 11.1ft Hinge Pin Height at Carry 635mm Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift 13.11ft Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 12.1ft Overall Length - Without Bucket 24.4ft Rack Back - Carry Height 50 degrees Rack Back - Maximum Lift 62 degrees Rack Back at Ground 40 degrees Tread Width 2230mm Wheel Base 11.8ft Width over Tires (Loaded) 3012mmBucket Capacities
Bucket Range 2.8-11.9 m³ 3.75-15.5 yd³
How does the 966 Compare?
Wheel Loaders Cat 966Operating Weight21,577 kgPower239kW (321hp)Engine ModelCat C9.3BSELECTED MODEL
Wheel Loaders Cat 962Operating Weight20,227 kgPower202kW (271hp)Reach1,430mm
Wheel Loaders Cat 966Operating Weight21,577 kgPower239kW (321hp)Engine ModelCat C9.3B