982M (TIER 4/STAGE IV) (2017)

The new 982M Wheel Loader, with the 2017 product update, applies proven technologies systematically and strategically to meet your high expectations for reliability, productivity, fuel efficiency, and long service life. This all-purpose machine is a great 2-pass match for larger on-highway trucks, bank excavation and even face loading in well shot rock applications. Long standard lift arms make the 982M an excellent rail car loader. Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV emission standards.

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

Operating Weight 78402 lb

Bucket Capacities 4.6-12.0 m? (6.0-15.75 yd?)

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)
Transmission 20.3 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank 48 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Front 24.3 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Rear 24.3 gal (US)
Fuel Tank 112.5 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)*

Reverse - 4 24.5 mile/h

Bucket Capacities
Bucket Range 4.6-12.0 m? (6.0-15.75 yd?)

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.

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 m


  • 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.

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