950 GC

The new Cat® 950 GC Wheel Loader is designed specifically to handle all the jobs on your work site from material handling and truck loading, to general construction, to stockpiling. This machine is purpose-built to be just the right machine to get your everyday jobs done. Great machine performance combined with low owning and operating costs makes the 950 GC the right choice for your business. Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage IV emission standards.

Net Power - ISO 9249 225 HP
Engine Model Cat C7.1 ACERT
Displacement 428 in³
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249 225 HP
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249 - Metric 228 HP
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349 225 HP
Maximum Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 14396 240 HP
Maximum Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 14396 - Metric 243 HP
Maximum Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1995 241 HP
Peak Gross Torque - 1,400 rpm - ISO 14396 805 ft·lbf
Peak Gross Torque - 1,400 rpm - SAE J1995 811 ft·lbf

Operating Weight 41554 lb

Bucket Capacities 2.9-4.4 m³ (3.75-5.75 yd³)

Forward - 1 4.5 mile/h
Forward - 2 8 mile/h
Forward - 3 14.2 mile/h
Forward - 4 22.4 mile/h
Reverse - 1 4.5 mile/h
Reverse - 2 8 mile/h
Reverse - 3 14.2 mile/h

Hydraulic System
Steering System - Pump Type Piston
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total Cycle Time 9.4 s
Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure @ 50 ± 1.5 L/min (13.2 + 0.4 gal/min) 4047 psi
Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 2,390 rpm 68 gal/min

Service Refill Capacities
Cooling System 13.2 gal (US)
Crankcase 4.8 gal (US)
DEF Tank 4.2 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Front 10.6 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Rear 10 gal (US)
Fuel Tank Size 76.6 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank 29.6 gal (US)
Transmission 11.9 gal (US)

With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008) 109 dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013) 76 dB(A)*
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008) 73 dB(A)

Bore 4.13 in
Stroke 5.31 in

B-Pin Height 13.75 ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 6.75 ft
Lift Arm Clearance 12 ft
Note All dimensions are approximate and based on MAXAM MS302 23.5R25 L3 radial tires.
Rack Back - Carry 45 degrees
Rack Back - Ground 40 degrees
Rack Back - Maximum Lift 60 degrees

Note The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.9 kg (4.2 lb) of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 2.717 metric tonnes (2.995 tons).

Note (1) *Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio.
Note (2) **For machines in European Union countries and in countries that adopt the "EU Directives."
Note (3) ***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 (ISO 6395:2008)** 107 LWA***
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)** 73 dB(A)

Note Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 760 mm (30 in) roll radius.

Weights and Operating Specifications
Breakout Force 34638 lbf
Note (1) For 3.1 m3 (4.0 yd3) general purpose buckets with BOCE. Weight based on a machine configuration with MAXAM MS302 23.5R25 L3 radial tires, full fluids, operator, standard counterweight, cold start, roading fenders, Product Link™, secondary steering, sound
Note (2) *Full compliance to ISO (2007) 14397-1 Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification between calculations and testing.
Note (3) **Compliance to ISO (2007) 14397-1 Sections 1 thru 5.
Operating Weight 41554 lb
Tipping Load - Full Turn - ISO 14397-1* 24264 lb
Tipping Load - Full Turn - Rigid Tires** 25875 lb

Height - Top of ROPS 11.33 ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 11.17 ft
Height - Top of Hood 8.75 ft
Ground Clearance 1.5 ft
Wheel Base 10.83 ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 5.42 ft

Ease of Operation

  • The spacious cab features easy, intuitive controls and excellent visibility. The cab provides a comfortable working environment for efficient all day operation.
  • Pilot-operated hydraulic implement controls deliver comfortable, low-effort operation. Two single axis levers or one joystick are available. Both arrangements are equipped with kick-down switches. The adjustable steering column includes the F-N-R shifter and turn signal control lever.
  • The dashboard display contains six (6) analog-like gauges, several colored indicator lights and an LCD screen. This intuitive system allows you to monitor the machine systems.
  • Standard rearview camera, manual air-conditioning system, comfortable suspended cloth seat and wide opening access door are a few more features that help you to be efficient all day.


  • Cat C7.1 ACERT™ engine offers increased power density with a combination of proven electronic, fuel and air systems.
  • Utilizing rigorous component design and machine validation processes results in unmatched reliability, durability and high uptime.
  • Components used to build Cat Wheel Loaders are designed and manufactured to Caterpillar quality standards throughout all Caterpillar facilities. The 950 GC is built on a long legacy of high performance and highly reliable wheel loaders.
  • The 950 GC is easy to maintain with grouped service points and sight gauges for easy daily maintenance. Convenient access to left, right and rear of engine compartment for excellent serviceability and a rear swing-up grill give easy cleaning access to the cooling cores.


  • Cat C7.1 ACERT engine is designed for maximum fuel efficiency and increased power density, while meeting Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emission standards. This unit does not have the Cat Regeneration System on it. It uses a passive only system.
  • Engine Idle Management System (EIMS) and Auto Engine Idle Shutdown (EIS) maximizes fuel efficiency by reducing engine rpm after a specified amount of idle time.
  • Load sensing hydraulics produce flow and pressure for the implement system upon demand and only in amounts necessary to perform the needed work functions. This state of the art system results in low fuel consumption.
  • The proven Cat Z-bar linkage geometry with Performance Series buckets offer excellent penetration into the pile and high breakout forces. Combined with best-in-class standard dump clearance, this results in low fuel consumption and exceptional production capabilities.
  • Electronically controlled, hydraulically driven variable speed fan adjusts to meet the varying cooling requirements of the machine. This results in a reduced average fan speed lowering fuel consumption, noise levels and radiator plugging.
  • Cat designed, electronically controlled, automatic powershift countershaft transmission features shift protection and is equipped with a split flow oil system for added efficiency, durability and smoother gear changes.
  • Optional Fusion™ quick-coupler control features a selectable kick-out to adjust for efficient bucket and fork applications.

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