The all-purpose 982M Wheel Loader is a great 2-pass match for larger on-highway trucks, bank excavation and even face loading in well shot rock loading applications. The 982M has longer standard lift arms than the 980M making ita great rail car loader due to the higher hinge pin height. With a full range of bucket sizes and types, the982M provides you an exciting new option in this size class.

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

Displacement 763 in³
Engine Model Cat C13 ACERT
Maximum Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1995 436 HP
Net Power - ISO 9249 398 HP

Operating Weight 78402 lb

Bucket Capacities 4.6-12.0 m³ (6.0-15.75 yd³)

Operating Specifications
Breakout Force 58450 lbf
Static Tipping Load - Full 40° Turn - No Tire Deflection 49368 lb
Static Tipping Load - Full 40° Turn - With Tire Deflection 46473 lb

Forward - 1 3.9 mile/h
Forward - 2 7.4 mile/h
Forward - 3 13.1 mile/h
Forward - 4 23.3 mile/h
Reverse - 1 4.3 mile/h
Reverse - 2 8.5 mile/h
Reverse - 3 15 mile/h

Hydraulic System
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total 10.1 s
Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure 4975 psi
Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 2,250 rpm 119 gal/min

Service Refill Capacities
Cooling System 14 gal (US)
Crankcase 9.8 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Front 24.3 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Rear 24.3 gal (US)
Fuel Tank 112.5 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank 48 gal (US)
Transmission 20.3 gal (US)

Note (1) *Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio.
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008) 112 dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013) 78 dB(A)*

Bucket Capacities
Bucket Range 4.6-12.0 m³ (6.0-15.75 yd³)

Dimensions - Standard Lift
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 8.92 ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 6.25 ft
Ground Clearance 1.33 ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 12.25 ft
Height - Top of Hood 10.17 ft
Height - Top of ROPS 12.5 ft
Hinge Pin Height at Carry 2.67 ft
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift 15.5 ft
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 12.67 ft
Maximum Width over Tires 11.5 ft
Note All dimensions are approximate and based on Bridgestone 875/65R29 VLTS L4 radial tires.
Overall Length - Without Bucket 28.17 ft
Rack Back - Carry Height 48 degrees
Rack Back - Maximum Lift 57 degrees
Rack Back at Ground 42 degrees
Tread Width 8.33 ft
Wheel Base 12.5 ft

Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249 398 HP
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249 - Metric 404 HP
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349 398 HP
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349 - Metric 404 HP
Maximum Net Torque - 1,100 rpm 1518 ft·lbf
Maximum Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 14396 430 HP
Maximum Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 14396 - Metric 436 HP
Maximum Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1995 - Metric 442 HP
Note The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.6 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 2.288 metric tonnes.
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - ISO 14396 1609 ft·lbf
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - SAE J1995 1627 ft·lbf

Operating Specifications
Note (1) For a machine configuration as defined under "Weight."
Note (2) Full compliance to ISO 143971:2007 Sections 1 thru 6.

Service Refill Capacities
DEF Tank 5.5 gal (US)

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)** 109 LWA***
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)** 72 dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008) 72 dB(A)

Note Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L4 tires with 914 mm (36 in) roll radius.
Reverse - 4 24.5 mile/h

Note Weight based on a machine configuration with Bridgestone 875/65R29 VLTS L4 radial tires, full fluids, operator, standard counterweight, cold start, roading fenders, Product Link™, open differential axles, secondary steering, sound suppression, and a 6.1 m3 (8.0 yd3) GP bucket with BOCE.


  • Cat® C13 ACERT™ engine with Cat Clean Emissions Module and automatic Cat Regeneration System 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.


  • Heavy-duty planetary powershift transmission and axles handle extreme applications.
  • Full flow hydraulic filtration system with additional loop filtration improves hydraulic system robustness and component life.


  • Optimized engine power, when demanded, improves machine performance and response.
  • Lock-up clutch torque converter, combined with lock-to-lock shifting, delivers smooth shifts, fast acceleration and speed on grade.
  • Easy-to-load Performance Series Buckets feature a wider mouth and curved side plates that improve material retention (fill factor).
  • Optional limited slip differentials improve performance.
  • Optional Aggregate Handler configuration offers slightly higher payload capability for loose aggregate rehandling.*
*Optional configurations and equipment may vary from region to region and requires conformance to Caterpillar payload policy. Consult your dealer or Caterpillar representative for details.

Fuel Efficiency

  • Up to 10% more fuel efficient than K Series and up to 25% more fuel efficient than H Series loaders.**
  • Power dense ACERT engine burns less fuel by providing power and torque when needed.
  • Standard productive Economy Mode provides maximum fuel savings with minimal productivity impact.
**Actual results may vary based on factors such as, but not limited to, machine configuration, operator technique, machine application, climate, etc.

Ease of Operation

  • Best-in-class operator environment provides unmatched comfort, visibility, and efficiency.
  • E-H joystick steering with force feedback for precision control and dramatically decreases operator arm fatigue.
  • Intuitive controls and touch screen multifunction display.
  • Ride control system with dual accumulators provides excellent ride.


  • Excellent cab access with wide door, remote door opening option and stair-like steps.
  • Floor to ceiling windshield, large mirrors with integrated spot mirrors and rear vision camera provide industry leading all-around visibility.


  • One-piece tilting hood with side and rear doors; hydraulic and electrical service centers make access fast and easy.
  • Safe, ground level access to fuel fill and daily maintenance points.
  • Optional, fully integrated Cat Autolube system provides full lube system monitoring and diagnostic test visibility.

Cat Connect Technology

  • Monitor, manage and enhance job site operations.
  • Cat LINK Technologies: VisionLink® enables owners to access data wirelessly to monitor machine health, utilization and location.
  • Cat DETECT Technologies: Integrated rear vision camera enhances visibility behind machine to help operators work safely. Optional Cat Rear Object Detection increased operator awareness of the working environment which enhances site safety.
  • Cat PAYLOAD Technologies: Optional Cat Production Measurement 2.0 brings simple and accurate on-the-go payload scale allowing operators to deliver exact loads and work more efficiently. Advanced Productivity subscription provides comprehensive actionable information to help you manage and improve the productivity and profitability of your operations.

Standard Equipment

  • Engine, Cat C13 ACERT meets Stage IV emission standards
  • Cat Clean Emissions Module (CEM) with Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank and pump
  • Fuel priming pump (electric)
  • Fuel/water separator
  • Precleaner, engine air intake
  • Economy Mode (selectable)
  • Transmission, automatic planetary power shift (4F/4R)
  • Torque converter, locking clutch with free wheel stator
  • Switch, transmission neutralizer lockout
  • Axles, open differential, front and rear
  • Heavy duty transmission
  • Axles, ecology drains
  • Brakes, full hydraulic enclosed wet-disc with Integrated Braking System (IBS)
  • Brake wear indicators
  • Parking brake, disc and caliper
  • Fan, radiator, electronically controlled, hydraulically driven, temperature sensing, on demand
  • Radiator, high debris, 6 fins per inch, 43� cooling capacity
  • Cab, pressurized and sound suppressed (ROPS/FOPS)
  • Viscous moounts
  • Multi-function 18 cm color LCD touch-screen display for rear vision camera image display (reverse travel activated) and machine status, setting and health parameters
  • EH controls, SAL (single axis levers) lift and tilt function
  • Steering, EH joystick, speed sensing with force feedback
  • Radio ready (entertainment) includes antenna, speakers and converter (12V, 10-amp)
  • Air conditioner, heater, and defroster (auto temp and fan)
  • EH parking brake
  • Beverage holders (2) with storage compartment for cell phone/MP3 player
  • Bucket/work tool fucnction lockout
  • Coat hook (2)
  • Cab air filter
  • Ergonomic cab access ladders and handrails
  • Horn, electric
  • Light, two dome (cab)
  • Mirrors, rearview external with integrated spot mirrors
  • ost mounted membrane 16 switch keypad
  • 3 receptacles, 12V
  • Seat, Cat Comfort (cloth) air suspension
  • Seat belt, 51 mm retractable, with indicator
  • Steering, secondary
  • Sun visor, front
  • Wet-arm wipers/washers front and rear, intermittent front wiper
  • Window, sliding (left and right sides)
  • Cab tie-off
  • With following gauges: Speedometer/tachometer; Digital gear range indicator; Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) level; Temperature: engine coolant, hydraulic oil, transmission oil; Fuel level
  • With following warning indicators: Regeneration; Temperature: axle oil, engine intake manifold; Pressure: engine oil, fuel pressure hi/low, primary steering oil, service brake oil; Battery voltage hi/low; Engine air filter restriction; Hydraulic oil filter restriction; Hydraulic oil low; Parking brake; DEF low level; Transmission filter bypass
  • Batteries (2), maintenance free 1,400 CCA
  • Ignition key; start/stop switch
  • Starter, electric, heavy duty
  • Starting and charging system (24V)
  • Lighting system: Four halogen work lights (cab mounted); Two halogen roading lights (with signals); Two halogen rear vision lights (hood mounted)
  • Alarm, back-up
  • Alternator, 145-amp brushed
  • Main disconnect switch
  • Receptacle start (cables not included)
  • Link technologies: Product Link
  • Detect technologies: rear vision camera
  • Linkage, Z-bar, cast crosstube/tilt levers
  • Kickout, lift and tilt, automatic (adjustable in cab)
  • Hydraulic system, load sensing
  • Steering, load sensing
  • Ride control, 2V
  • Remote diagnostic pressure taps
  • Hoses, Cat XT�
  • Couplings, Cat O-ring face seal
  • Hydraulic oil cooler (swing out)
  • Oil sampling valves
  • Premixed extended life coolant with freeze protection to -34� C
  • One-piece tilting hood with side and rear doors
  • Service centers (electrical and hydraulic)
  • Platform, window washing
  • Auto idle shutdown
  • Fenders, steel front with mud-flap/rear with extension
  • Guard, power train
  • Ecology drains for engine, transmission, and hydraulics
  • Ether aid ready
  • Grill, airborne debris
  • Filters: fuel, engine air, engine oil, hydraulic oil, transmission
  • Toolbox
  • Vandlism protection caplocks

Optional Equipment

  • Axles: Differentials: limited slip, front or rear; Axle oil cooler
  • Fan, VPF (variable pitch fan), automatic and manual control
  • Radiator, low debris, 9 fins per inch, high ambient 47� cooling capacity
  • Door, remote opening system
  • Cover, HVAC metallic
  • EH controls, SAL 3rd function
  • EH controls, joystick lift and tilt - Additional integrated roller switches for 3rd function
  • Filter, carbon fresh air
  • Mirrors, heated rearview external with integrated spot mirrors
  • Precleaner, HVAC
  • Precleaner, HVAC (RESPA)
  • Radio, AM/FM/CD/USB/MP3 Bluetooth
  • Radio, CB ready
  • Seat, heated air suspension
  • Steering, EH wheel with directional FNR shifter and gear selector - Additional FNR with imlement controls
  • Roof, metallic
  • Sun visor, rear
  • Windows, rubber mounted
  • Windows, with front gard
  • Windows, with heavy duty front guard
  • Windows, with full guards front, rear and sides
  • Four additional auxiliary halogen cab mounted work lights or
  • Two additional auxiliary front HI LED and two additional auxiliary rear LED cab mounted work lights with two LED work lights in the radiator grill and LED front turn signals also includes replacement of the standard four halogen cab mounted work lights with four LED work lights (the standard offering and only roading light available is the halogen roading light)
  • Warning amber strobe beacon
  • Reversing strobes
  • External seat belt indicator light
  • Speed limiter - 20 km/h (Europe only)
  • Batteries (4), maintenance free 1,400 CCA with 240V Engine Coolant Heater
  • Link technologies: VIMS�
  • Payload technologies: Aggregate Autodig; Cat Production Measurement 2.0; Printer
  • Detect technologies: Cat Rear Object Detection
  • Machine Security System
  • Quick coupler ready
  • Performance Series buckets
  • Forks, pallet
  • Forks, logging
  • 3rd function with Ride Control: Standard linkage; Logger linkage
  • Premixed extended life coolant with freeze protection to -50� C
  • Cat Autolube System
  • Wheel chocks
  • Fenders, roading
  • Oil change, high speed engine
  • Fuel tank, fast fill
  • Precleaner, turbine
  • Precleaner, trash
  • Aggregate Handler