Performance and comfort you can feel. Caterpillar® design delivers excellent breakout force, fast load and cycle times, precise maneuvering and smoother shifts for optimal performance and comfort. Reliability you can trust. Proven components, field-tested durability, combined with easy maintenance, ensures reliability over the life of the machine.

Engine Model Cat® 3126 DITA
Flywheel Power 200 hp
Max. Flywheel Power 207 hp
Displacement 439.37 in3

Operating Weight 40960 lb

Maximum Bucket Capacity 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 10 ft
Static Tipping Load, Full Turn 24340 lb
Breakout Force 31550 lb

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


Powerful Performance
The 3126 DITA Engine 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 Filters
Fuel pre-filter and water separator element combined with two high efficiency micron fuel filters, in series, ensure excellent fuel cleanliness, provide extended injector life, fuel system durability, and protection.

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

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. It has seven main journals and eight counterweights and is dynamically balanced for smooth operation.

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

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

Remanufactured Parts
Factory 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.

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

Transmission Neutralizer
Transmission neutralizer allows the operator to disengage the transmission clutches, removing torque from the drive train.

Six, proportional electro-hydraulic valves driving the clutches are identical and are easy to service. Using the Electronic Technician (ET) service tool, the transmission can be easily recalibrated to maintain quick response.

Easy maintenance is designed into the transmission.

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


Heavy-Duty 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.

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

Limited 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.

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

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
Superior engineering and materials provide excellent strength and durability.

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
Frame structure is specifically designed.

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

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

Operator Station

Top-quality operator station helps maximize productivity.

Improved viewing in all directions.

Command Control Steering
Command Control steering with integrated transmission controls.

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

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

Monitoring System
962G Monitoring System provides gauges, tachometer/speedometer and 3-level warning to provide full time monitoring of key functions.

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 a coat hook and 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
Improved ventilation for better air flow to the operator and windows. There are twelve louvered vents with two on each door post.

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
The 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 radio installation.

Other Options
There are other options available for the 962G operator station.

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


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

Smooth, efficient steering. Load sensing steering maximizes machine performance by directing power through the steering system only when needed.

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

Hose and Couplings
Caterpillar 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 & Sampling Valves
Pressure taps allow quick diagnosis of the hydraulic system. Sampling valves provide easy access to hydraulic oil for analysis.

Operator Controls
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.

Finger Tip Bucket/Work Tool Control Levers
Finger tip bucket/work tool 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 transmission neutralizer and as a brake.

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

Nine combinations of general purpose buckets, two combinations of rock buckets and nine combinations of material handling buckets allow precise application match.

A wide variety of bucket combinations optimize performance and versatility of the 962G.

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

Corner Guard System
Corner Guard System allows maximum flexibility between teeth and edge systems providing superior protection and performance for each application.

Cutting Edge and End Bits
Bolt-on cutting edge and end bits have standard DH-2 for superior strength and wear life.

Corner Adapter
New, two-bolt corner adapter securely attached to prevent shifting.

Bolt-on Segments
Bolt-on segments protect the base edge eliminating scalloping and maintaining a smooth work surface.

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

Material Handling Buckets
Nine 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.

Tip Options
The five tip options are: short, long, heavy-duty long, heavy-duty abrasion and penetration.

Work Tools
Work Tools add versatility to machines with a wide range of buckets and attachments designed for the 962G 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.

Woodchip Buckets
Woodchip buckets are specially designed to load and carry woodchips and similar light materials.

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 and glass bottle.

Other Buckets
Other available buckets are light material, rock, landfill/refuse, sand and gravel.

Pallet, logging, millyard and lumber forks are the ideal tools for handling a variety of materials.

Other Forks
Other available forks are core forks and hay ejector forks.

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

Snow Plows
Snow plows, hydraulically reversible, angle left or right.

Other Work Tools
Other work tools include rakes, tire loaders and hooks.

Easily perform daily maintenance with ground-level access through hinged doors to all major service points.

Keep machines 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.

Factory 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, a Cat Dealer offers a wide range of services, from purchase options to operator training, maintenance programs and parts support.

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.

Range of Options
Choose from a wide range of maintenance services at the time a machine is purchased. Repair option programs guarantee the cost of repairs up front. Diagnostic programs such as SOS oil analysis and technical analysis help avoid unscheduled repairs.

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 downtime.

Standard Equipment

  • Alarm, back-up
  • Alternator (65-amp, brushless)
  • Batteries, maintenance-free (2) 950CCA
  • Ignition key; start/stop switch
  • Lighting system, halogen (6 total)
  • Main disconnect switch
  • Starter, electric, heavy-duty
  • Starting and charging system (24-volt)
Operator Environment
  • Air conditioner, heater, defroster
  • Bucket/Work Tool function lockout
  • Cab, pressurized and sound suppressed
  • Cigar lighter and ashtray
  • Coat hooks (2) with straps
  • Controls, lift and tilt (function)
  • Computerized Monitoring System
  • Horn, electric
  • Lunchbox and beverage holders
  • Mirrors, rearview (internally mounted)
  • Seat, Cat Comfort (cloth), air suspension on (CC) version
  • Seat, KAB (cloth) mechanical suspension on (SW) version
  • Seat belt, retractable, 76 mm (3 in) wide
  • Steering column, adjustable (angle) SW (angle and length) CC
  • Wet-arm, wipers/washers (front and rear),
  • Window, sliding (left and right side)
Power Train
  • Brakes, full hydraulic enclosed wet-disc
  • Engine, Cat 3176C diesel with ATAAC
  • Fan, radiator, hydraulically driven, variable speed
  • Filters, fuel/engine air, primary/secondary
  • Fuel priming aid (electric pump)
  • Muffler, sound suppressed
  • Precleaner, engine air intake
  • Radiator, unit core with ATAAC (6 fins)
  • Starting aid (ether)
  • Switch, transmission neutralizer lockout
  • Torque converter (free wheel stator)
  • Transmission, automatic planetary power shift (4F/4R)
  • Variable Shift Control (VSC)
  • Automatic bucket positioner
  • Counterweight
  • Doors, service access (locking)
  • Ecology drains for engine, transmission, and hydraulics
  • Fenders (front and rear)
  • Hitch, drawbar with pin
  • Hood, non-metallic power tiltng
  • Hydraulic oil cooler
  • Kickout, lift automatic (tilt on CC version)
  • Linkage, Z-bar, cast crosstube/tilt lever
  • Oil samplimg valves
  • Product Link Ready
  • Sight gauges:
  • Vandalism protection caplocks

Optional Equipment

  • Auxiliary halogen lighting on cab, 2 front/2 rear
  • Directional lights
Starting Aid
  • Heater, engine coolant, 110-volt
Operator Environment
  • Autodig on CC/EH
  • Joystick control
  • Machine Security System
  • On the Conevtional steering version:
  • Radio-ready cab for CB
  • Rearview mirrors, exterior
  • Lift lever F-N-R switch
Drive Train
  • Axle oil cooler
  • Differential Limited Slip, front/rear axle
  • Differential No SPIN, rear axle
  • Hydraulic arrangement, third valve
  • Automatic Ride Control
Preventive Maintenance
  • Cat Turbine PreCleaner
  • Ecology drain, axle
  • Extended Life Coolant antifreeze (-35° to -50°C)
  • Product Link
  • Remote Diagnostics Pressure Taps
Other Optional attachments
  • High Lift arrangement
  • High Lift arrangement with hydraulic third valve
  • Open cab, including ROPS structure (for conventional steering only)
  • Payload Control System



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