Caterpillar launches four 9 to 11 t wheeled loaders

By Steve Ducker26 May 2021

Caterpillar has unveiled the latest stage of its Next Generation equipment programme with the launch of four medium wheeled loaders in the 9 to 11 t class.

The 980 and 982 models replace their 980M and 982M powershift predecessors – with Cat claiming 10% more productivity and 20% lower maintenance costs – while the 980XE and 982XE feature continuous variable transmission (CVT) manufactured and developed by Cat for reportedly even greater improvements including 35% more fuel efficiency and consequent CO2 emissions reductions.

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