950 GC

The purpose-built, easy to operate, reliable Cat 950 GC wheel loader is right-sized to get your everyday jobs done. With low fuel consumption, low owning and operating costs, the 950 GC is the perfect wheel loader to handle your loose material handling, truck loading, general construction, and stockpiling jobs.

Engine - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV
Emissions Tier 4/Stage IV

With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value: Note (1) For machines in European Union countries and in countries that adopt the EU Directives
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value: Note (2) European Union Directive "2000/14/EC" as amended by "2005/88/EC."
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value – Note Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio.

Displacement 428 in³
Engine Model Cat C7.1 ACERT
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
Net Power - ISO 9249 225 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
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
Steering System - Pump Type Piston

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)

B-Pin Height 13.75 ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 6.75 ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 5.42 ft
Ground Clearance 1.5 ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 11.17 ft
Height - Top of Hood 8.75 ft
Height - Top of ROPS 11.33 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
Wheel Base 10.83 ft

Bore 4.13 in
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).
Stroke 5.31 in

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
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 suppression.
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

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.

Standard Equipment

  • Engine - Cat C7.1 ACERT meets Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions standards
  • Torque converter
  • Transmission, automatic, power shift (4F/3R), kick-down function, overspeed protection
  • Brakes, full hydraulic enclosed wet-disc
  • EIMS (Engine Idle Management System)
  • EIS (Auto Idle Shutdown)
  • Fan, radiator, electronically controlled, hydraulically driven, temperature sensing, on demand
  • Filter, fuel primary-water separator/secondary
  • Radiator, unit core (9.5 fpi) with ATAAC
  • Starting aid, glow plugs
  • Switch, transmission neutralizer lockout
  • Load sensing implement system pilot operated
  • Dedicated load sensing steering pump
  • Dedicated brake and fan gear pump
  • Alarm, back-up/main disconnect switch
  • Alternator (145-amp, brush type)
  • Batteries (2), maintenance free
  • Ignition key; start/stop switch
  • Lighting system, halogen (6 total) - Four (4) halogen work lights; Two (2) halogen road lights
  • Starting and charging system (24-volt)
  • Starter, electric (heavy duty)
  • Air conditioning (HVAC) with 10 vents and filter unit located outside of cab
  • Bucket/work tool function lockout
  • Cab, pressurized and sound suppressed
  • Hydroformed (ROPS/FOPS) structure
  • 12V power port (10A)
  • Coat hook
  • Radio ready
  • Rear vision camera and display
  • Pilot hydraulic controls, lift and tilt function
  • Computerized monitoring system
  • Gauges - Engine coolant temperatures/fluid level; Hydraulic/transmission oil temperature; Tachometer/DEF level
  • Digital indicators - Gear indicator; Speedometer; Service meter units; Fault codes
  • Warning indicators - Air inlet heater; Electrical malfunction; Engine inlet manifold temperature; Engine oil pressure, fuel level; Fuel pressure high/low; Hydraulic oil level, parking brake; Primary steering oil pressure; Service brake oil pressure; Action light, engine malfunction; Transmission filter bypass
  • Heater and defroster
  • Horn
  • Cup holders and personal tray on right console
  • Storage tray behind seat
  • Mirrors, rearview external
  • Seat, Cat Comfort (clotch) suspension
  • Seat belt
  • Steering column, adjustable angle
  • Wipers/washers (front and rear)
  • Window, sliding (left and right side)
  • Tires are available from Triangle, Maxam and Bridgestone
  • Offerings vary by region. Consult your local Cat dealer for further details
  • Premixed 50% concentration of extended life coolant with freeze protection to -34� C (-29� F)
  • Lift and bucket return-to-dig kick outs (Electro-Magnetic), mechanical adjustment
  • Couplings, Cat O-ring face seal
  • Doors, service access (locking)
  • Front fender, steel
  • Grill, airborne debris
  • Hitch, drawbar with pin
  • Hood, wing doors
  • Hoses, Cat XT
  • Counterweight
  • Linkage, Z-bar, fabricated crosstube/tilt lever
  • S�O�S? oil sampling valves
  • Sight gauges - Engine coolant, hydraulic oil; Transmission oil level
  • Diagnostic pressure taps
  • Product Link Ready

Optional Equipment

  • Cold weather starting (jacket water heater, electric and ether starting aid)
  • Third hydraulic function, additional dedicated single axis level
  • Quick coupler control
  • Limited slip differentials
  • Ride control
  • Air suspended seat
  • Secondary steering, electrical
  • Reversing cooling fan (auto/manual controlled)
  • Toolbox
  • Sun visor, rear
  • High capacity converted 12V/15A
  • Warning beacon
  • Extra working lights (4), Halogen or LED
  • Radio
  • Fender extensions/roading