The 950G delivers excellent breakout force, fast load and cycle times, and precise maneuvering for top all-around performance. Proven components, combined with easy maintenance ensures reliability over the life of the machine.

Engine Model Cat® 3126 DITA
Flywheel Power 180 hp
Max. Flywheel Power 197 hp
Displacement 439.37 in3

Operating Weight 39200 lb

Bucket Capacities 2.7-3.5 m3 3.5-4.5 yd3
Maximum Bucket Capacity 4.5 yd3

Hydraulic System
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Raise 6.3 Seconds
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Dump 2.2 Seconds
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Lower, Empty, Float Down 2.2 Seconds
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total 10.7 Seconds

Service Refill Capacities
Fuel Tank - Standard 78 gal
Cooling System 12.94 gal
Crankcase 7.93 gal
Transmission 8.98 gal
Differentials and Final Drives - Front 9.51 gal
Differentials and Final Drives - Rear 9.51 gal
Hydraulic System (Including Tank) 40.42 gal
Hydraulic Tank 23.25 gal

Forward 1 4.29 mph
Forward 2 7.89 mph
Forward 3 13.86 mph
Forward 4 22.99 mph
Reverse 1 4.72 mph
Reverse 2 8.64 mph
Reverse 3 15.22 mph
Reverse 4 25.17 mph
Travel Speed 23 mph

Front Fixed
Rear Trunnion
Maximum Single-Wheel Rise and Fall 18.5 in

Operating Specifications
Dump Clearance 9.5 ft
Static Tipping Load, Full Turn 22944 lb
Breakout Force 32810 lb

Cat 3126 DITA Diesel Engine is built for performance, durability, excellent fuel economy and meets emission regulations.

The 3126 DITA Engine performs and meets all current and proposed worldwide emissions standards.

Torque Rise
The unit fuel system increases fuel as the engine lugs back from rated sped, resulting in greater engine torque rise.

Turbocharger enhances performance and engine efficiency, especially at high altitudes by packing more air in the cylinders for excellent combustion.

Jacket Water Aftercooler
Jacket water aftercooler cools combustion air from the turbocharger for more efficient combustion, reducing smoke and emissions.

Air Intake Heating
Air intake heating (optional on some configurations) eases cold starts. When coolant temperature is above 10 degree C, the air intake heater does not operate.

Unit Injectors
Individual, high-pressure unit injectors atomize fuel efficiently for fast response, increased fuel economy with low emissions.

Fuel Pre-Filter and Water Separator Element
Fuel pre-filter and water separator element combined with two high efficiency fuel filters, in series, ensure excellent fuel cleanliness, provide extended injector life and fuel system durability and protection.

Camshaft Roller Followers
Camshaft roller followers reduce wear and frictional power losses for durability and fuel economy.

Articulated Pistons
Two-piece, articulated pistons with forged steel crown and forged aluminum skirt provide durability, lower engine sound levels, enhanced fuel efficiency with improved thermal and structural capability.

Crankshaft is forged and induction hardened for long-term durability.

Block Design
Deep skirt engine block design ensures rigidity and reduces vibration.

Engine Oil
Caterpillar engine oil is formulated to optimize engine life and performance and is strongly recommended for use in Cat diesel engines.

Remanufactured Parts
A large choice of factory remanufactured parts and dealer proposed repair options increase machine availability and reduce total repair costs.

Planetary power shift transmission with automatic shift capability helps provide on-the-go speed and direction changes.

Power Shift Transmission
Power shift transmission with automatic shift capability is designed, developed and built by Caterpillar.

Transmission Oil
Caterpillar Transmission oil is balanced to provide optimum friction control for power shift transmissions and brake disc material and at the same time optimize transmission and final drive gear life.

Easy maintenance is designed into the transmission.

Electronic Clutch Pressure Control (ECPC)
Electronic Clutch Pressure Control (ECPC) delivers smoother shifting and longer clutch life.

Electro-Hydraulic Valves
Six, proportional electro-hydraulic valves driving the clutches are identical and are easy to service.

Larger diameter axle shafts on the high torque side of the final drive provide greater torsional strength.

Axles and Brakes
Heavy-duty axles and brakes are designed to last in all kinds of operating conditions.

Front Axle
The front axle is rigidly mounted to the front frame to support the weight of the wheel loader, internal torque loads and external loads applied during breakout.

Rear Axle
The rear axle includes a trunnion, two trunnion supports and the associated bearings, allowing it to oscillate plus or minus thirteen degrees.

Either axle can be easily removed for service by removing the bolts that fasten it to the frame.

Slip Differentials
Limited slip differentials (optional on some configurations) deliver maximum traction on uneven ground and in changing traction conditions such as mud, snow and ice.

Axle Design
The four-piece axle design contains two axle shaft housings, the center housing, and the intermediate housing.

Duo-Cone Seals
Patented metal-to-metal, Duo-Cone Seals between the axle shafts and housings keep lubrication in and dirt out.

Superior engineering and materials provide excellent strength and durability.


Articulated Frame
Articulated frame consists of a durable box-section engine frame and a rigid four-plate loader tower to absorb impact forces and provide a solid foundation for the entire machine.

Full Box-Section Frame
Full box-section frame has been designed to resist twisting and impact forces to provide a solid foundation for the engine, transmission and axles.

Loader Tower
Four-plate loader tower provides a solid mount for lift arms, lift cylinders and Z-Bar tilt lever.

Spread Hitch Design
Spread-hitch design widens the distance between upper and lower hitch plates to distribute forces and increase bearing life.

Hitch Pins
Upper and lower hitch pins pivot on double-tapered roller bearings.

Frame Structure
Specifically designed frame structure improves stability, performance and serviceability.

Frame Tests
Frames were tested under severe applications including virgin material hardbank digging, load and carry, bump course travel and J-hook corner loading.

Well balanced hydraulics deliver precise, low-effort control and trouble-free operation.


Hydraulic Controls
Low-effort hydraulic controls allow the operator to precisely maneuver bucket lift and tilt.

Smooth, efficient steering.

Hydraulic Pumps
Positive-displacement hydraulic pumps perform with high efficiency and great reliability.

Hose and Couplings
Caterpillar's XT hose and couplings are uniquely designed and tested to work together as a system for superior performance.

Automatic Ride Control
Automatic Ride Control is an optional attachment that helps operators perform better.

Pressure Taps
Pressure taps allow quick diagnosis of the hydraulic system.

Sampling Valves
Sampling valves provide easy access to hydraulic oil for analysis.

Operator Station
Ergonomically engineered using advanced virtual reality technology to provide the operator unparalleled comfort, spaciousness and viewing area.

Operator Station

Comfort and Control
The 950G cab is a spacious and comfortable work environment that promotes productive operation.

Improved viewing in all directions.

Command Control Steering
Command Control steering optional with integrated transmission controls. Load-sensing, steering system with flow amplification matches steering response to application requirements.

Bucket Controls
Finger tip bucket controls use electro-hydraulics for extremely low effort and precise hydraulic modulation capability.

Lift and Kickouts
Automatic lift/lower kickouts are easily adjustable from the cab.

Monitoring System
950G Monitoring System provides gauges, tachometer/speedometer and 3-level warning to provide full time monitoring of key functions.

Left, Rear-hinged door
Left, rear-hinged door provides entrance and exit to operator station.

Dual Brake Pedals
Dual brake pedals serve brake and transmission neutralizer functions (left pedal only for neutralizer) so the operator can maintain high engine rpm for full hydraulic flow.

Storage Space
Generous storage space includes: coat hook, molded compartments for lunchbox, cooler, thermos, cup or can.

Contour Series Seat
Caterpillar Contour Series seat, which is standard on the Command Control steering version and optional on the Conventional steering version, is 6-way adjustable, providing comfort and support.

Improved ventilation for better air flow to the operator and windows.

Transmission Neutralizer Lockout
Transmission neutralizer lockout lets the operator shut the neutralizer off, allowing the left pedal to work as a brake only.

Steering Configuration
Conventional steering configuration offers generous storage and lockable compartment for personal items.

Steering Wheel
Steering wheel can be positioned infinitely within the tilt range by the operator.

Hydraulic Bucket Control
Pilot-assisted, hydraulic bucket control makes low-effort operation possible.

Kickdown Button
Quick gear kickdown button lets the operator downshift easily to a lower gear, saving time, increasing bucket fill factors and lowering cycle times.

Wrist Rest
Padded, adjustable wrist rest helps reduce fatigue.

KAB Seat
KAB seat is standard on the Conventional steering configuration, with adjustable fore/aft position seatback angle, lumbar support, bottom cushion height, armrest angle and suspension stiffness.

Radio ready means this cab includes a 12-volt converter (5-amp), speakers, antenna, all wiring and brackets for entertainment or communications radio installation.

Other Options
Other options are available for the 950G operator station.

Operator Controls
Operator Controls and Hydraulics Enhanced, low-effort operator controls for steering, shifting and bucket loading precisely respond to operator input.

Operator Controls

Low Effort Controls
Low-effort controls provide ease of operation for increased comfort and efficiency.

Command Control Steering
Command Control steering allows one hand operation of steering and transmission controls.

Transmission Controls
Integrated transmission controls are part of the steering design, providing one hand operation.

Control Levers
Finger tip bucket/worktool control levers require very low operator effort and reduced travel.

Pilot Hydraulics & Conventional Steering
Pilot hydraulics and Conventional steering give owners another choice in operator controls.

Electronic Autoshift Control
Electronic Autoshift Control allows the operator to concentrate on the work, not gear selection.

Dual-Pedal Braking
Dual-pedal braking lets the left pedal function as a brake and as a transmission neutralizer.

Transmission Neutralizer Lockout Switch
Transmission neutralizer lockout lets the operator shut the neutralizer off, allowing the left pedal to work as a brake only.

Nine combinations of excavating buckets, two combinations of rock buckets and six combinations of material handling buckets allow precise application match.

General Purpose Buckets
Nine combinations are designed for a broad range of applications such as bank loading, excavating, and stock pile loading.

Rock Buckets
Rock Buckets have a spade-edge design that makes them well suited to high-impact jobs.

Material Handling Buckets
Six combinations have a flat floor for excellent performance in stock pile applications.

Five tip options are available to provide the best combination of wear life, penetration and strength needed for each application.

Easily perform daily maintenance with ground-level access through hinged doors to all major service points. The tilting hood provides unmatched access for larger maintenance jobs.


Keep your machine up and running with easy-to-perform daily maintenance.

Sloped Hood
Sloped hood, electrically activated, tilts up for complete access to the engine, cooling system and other major components.

Sampling Valves
Sampling valves allow quick, clean access to engine, transmission and hydraulic oils, and provide the most representative oil samples for analysis.

Ecology Drains
Ecology drains for the engine, transmission, hydraulics, radiator and fuel are factory installed and replace the standard drain plugs.

Caterpillar engine, transmission and hydraulic oils deliver maximum performance and service life.

Remanufactured Parts
A large choice of factory remanufactured parts and dealer proposed repair options increases machine availability and reduces repair cost.

Complete Customer Service
In addition to machine selection, your Cat Dealer offers a wide range of services, from purchase options to operator training, maintenance programs and parts support.

Complete Customer Service

Customer Support Agreements
Cat Dealers offer a wide variety of product support agreements, and work with customers to develop a plan that best meets specific needs.

Make detailed comparisons of the machines under consideration before purchase.

Look past initial price. Consider the financing options available as well as day-to-day operating costs.

Improving operating techniques can boost profits.

Choose from a wide range of maintenance services at the time you purchase a machine.

Repair, rebuild or replace? Cat dealers can help evaluate the cost involved so the right choice can be made.

Product Support
Cat Dealers utilize a worldwide computer network to find in-stock parts to minimize machine down time.

Work Tools
Add versatility to a machine with a wide range of buckets and work tools designed for the 950G to optimize operation.

Quick Couplers
Quick couplers provide unmatched versatility and allow one operator with one machine to perform a wide variety of tasks, resulting in greater machine performance and efficiency.

Coal Buckets
Coal buckets are available in special widths. All coal buckets include a bolt-on cutting edge.

Woodchip Buckets
Woodchip buckets are specially designed to load and carry woodchips and similar light materials. Bolt-on cutting edges are included in standard. Visibility screens help the operator with loading.

Multi-Purpose Buckets
Loading, dozing, clamping objects or filtering the discharge of material are easy tasks with multi-purpose buckets.

High-Dump Buckets
High-dump buckets are ideal for loading stockpiled, light material into high sided trucks, hoppers in waste transfer stations or rehandling fertilizer, coal or grain.

Side-Dump Buckets
Side-dump buckets permit loaders to operate in congested worksites and also dump forward like conventional buckets.

Fertilizer Buckets
Fertilizer buckets are available and can be designed for different hopper heights, widths and intake capacities.

Brick and Clay Buckets
Brick and clay buckets are ideal in applications requiring non-stick qualities, including handling gypsum, clay and opencast materials.

Screening Buckets
Screening buckets allow operators to scoop, screen, blend, mix and load materials as various as top soil, clay, sand peat, compost, bark, coal, lime, glass bottle.

Other Available Buckets
Other available buckets are: Light material, Rock, Sand and Gravel, Landfill/refuse.

Pallet, logging, millyard and lumber forks are the ideal tools for handling a variety of materials. The different configurations (various tine lengths, top clamps, etc.) are well-matched to the applications, and log size.

Other Available Forks
Core forks and hay ejector forks are also available.

Hydraulic Brooms
Hydraulic brooms offer a unique balanced suspension system which eliminates the need for supporting wheels.

Snow Plows
Snow plows, hydraulically reversible angle 35 degree left or right. This reversing action is ideal for cleaning applications on mountain roads, airports, parking lots, plant facilities, etc.

Also Available
Material handling arms and the V-plow are also available.

Other Attachments
Other attachments offered are rakes, tire loaders and hooks.

Standard Equipment

  • Alternator, 70-amp
  • Backup alarm
  • Batteries, two 12-volt, maintenance free
  • Electric starter, heavy-duty
  • Ignition key; start/stop switch
  • Main disconnect switch
  • Six Halogen road/working lights
  • Voltage converter, 12-volt, 5-amp
Operator Environment
  • Adjustable steering column
  • Cigar lighter and ashtray
  • Computerized Monitoring System
  • Dome light, cab
  • Heater and defroster
  • Horn, electric (steering wheel mounted)
  • Radio-ready cab for entertainment, includes 5A converter
  • Rearview mirrors, inside mounted
  • Retractable seat belt, 76 mm (3 in) wide
  • ROPS sound-suppressed, pressurized cab
  • Storage
  • Wet-arm wiper/washers, front and rear, intermittent front wiper
Power Train
  • Automatic planetary power shift transmission
  • Cat 3126T diesel engine
  • Full-hydraulic, enclosed, wet-disc brakes
  • Hydraulic-driven radiator cooling fan
  • Individual, Multi-row Modular radiator cores
Other Standard Equipment
  • Counterweight with drawbar hitch and pin
  • Fenders, front and rear
  • Hydraulic oil cooler
  • Locking engine enclosures
  • Non-metallic one-piece tilting hood
  • Oil sampling valves for engine, transmission and hydraulic system
  • Sight gauges
  • Vandalism protection caplocks
  • Automatic bucket positioner, adjustable
  • Caterpillar O-ring face seal couplings
  • Caterpillar XT hoses
  • Hydraulic diagnostics connectors, pressure taps
  • Loader linkage, Z-bar design, cast lever
  • Load-sensing hydraulic steering
  • Long life coolant -30°C(-20°F)

Optional Equipment

Air conditioning
Axle oil cooler
Buckets and bucket teeth tips
Caterpillat Contour Series seat with air suspension - conventional steering version
Cooling, high ambient
Ecology drain, axle
Ether aid
External mirrors
Fender extentions, mud (front and rear)
  • Crankcase
  • Power train
Heater, engine coolant 110-volt, 220-volt
Hydraulic arrangement, third valve
Light, warning (rotating beacon)
Lighting group, four exterior
Limited Slip Differentials (front and/or rear)
NoSPIN Differential (rear axle only)
Payload Control System
Radio, AM/FM
Ride Control System
ROPS canopy
Starting receptacle, emergency
Steering, secondary
Sun visor
Tool kit
Turn signals
Window group, sliding



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