What's New In Plant & Equipment
Cat’s More Powerful 950L and 962L
Medium Wheel Loaders
The new Cat L Series medium wheel loaders - 950L and 962L - are more powerful and fuel-efficient than predecessor models made possible by featuring significant drive-train and hydraulic-system refinement, operator safety and convenience enhancements as well as retaining proven technoligies such as Z-bar linkage, Cat Performance Series buckets, and options such as automatic traction control, enhanced ride control system.
The 950L and 962L use a productive and fuel-efficient Cat C7.1 ACERT engine with a maximum gross power rating of 195 kW (265 horsepower) and approximate operating weights from 18 000 to 19 000 kg (40,000 to 42,400 pounds).
The updated and refined Cat ACERT engines offer increased engine power by 22% in the 950L and 8% in the 962L (compared to H series) to greatly improve machine performance and response.
The 950L and 962L use a 5F/3R countershaft power-shift transmission.
In addition, the Integrated Braking System (IBS) regulates downshifting in proportion to the required braking force, resulting in smoother downshifts and increased deceleration control.
To expand the versatility of L Series models with work tools such as forks, grapple buckets, dozer blades, rakes, and plows, the available Cat Fusion Coupler System allows fast tool changes and provides performance virtually identical to pin-on tools. The coupler’s advanced wedging mechanism creates a tight, rattle-free attachment and long service life.
The machines are designed for maximum fuel efficiency and lowest fuel consumption while maintaining high performance. The new models are not only more powerful, but also feature up to 10% less fuel consumption for the 950 and 962L compared with H Series predecessors.