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Cat® Large Wheel Loaders are designed with durability built in, ensuring maximum availability through multiple life cycles. With optimized performance and simplified serviceability, our machines allow you to move more material efficiently and safely at a lower cost per ton. Introduced in 1963, the 988 has been the industry leader for 50 years. Focused on helping our customers succeed, we have continued to build upon each new series. The 988K continues our legacy of reliability, performance, safety, operator comfort, serviceability, and efficiency.

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Engine

Net Power
541 HP
Bore
5.7 in
Stroke
7.2 in
Displacement
1105 in³
Torque Rise
58 %
Rated Speed
1,700 rpm
Engine Model
Cat® C18 ACERT™
Peak Torque - 1,200 rpm
2104 lb/ft
Emissions
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV OR Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent OR Tier 2/Stage II Equivalent
Net Power - SAE J1349
541 HP

Operating Specifications

Operating Weight
112574 lb
Bucket Capacity Range
4.7-13 m3 (6.2-17 yd3)
Rated Payload - Quarry Face
12.5 t
Cat Truck Match - High Lift
773-775
Cat Truck Match - Standard
770-772

Buckets

Bucket Capacities
4.7-13 m3 (6.2-17 yd3)

Hydraulic System - Steering

Relief Valve Setting - Steering
4351 psi
Steering Cycle Times - High Idle
3.4 s
Steering Cycle Times - Low Idle
5.6 s
Total Steering Angle
86° °
Steering System - Circuit
Pilot, load sensing
Steering System - Pump
Piston, variable displacement

Sound Performance - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV: Suppression

Machine Sound Level (ISO 6395)
109 dB(A)
Operator Sound Level (ISO 6396)
72 dB(A)

Sound Performance - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV - Standard

Machine Sound Level (ISO 6395)
111 dB(A)
Operator Sound Level (ISO 6396)
72 dB(A)

Hydraulic System - Lift/Tilt

Cylinders, Double Acting - Lift, Bore and Stroke
210 mm × 1050 mm (8.7 in × 41.3 in)
Pilot System
Variable displacement piston
Lift/Tilt System
Variable displacement piston
Lift/Tilt System - Circuit
EH- Positive Flow Control, Flow Sharing
Relief Valve Setting - Lift/Tilt
4757 psi

Transmission

Transmission Type
Cat planetary power shift
Forward - 1
4 mile/h
Forward - 2
7.2 mile/h
Reverse - 1
4.7 mile/h
Reverse - 2
8.3 mile/h
Forward - 4
21.6 mile/h
Direct Drive - Reverse 3
15.8 mile/h
Reverse - 3
14.4 mile/h
Direct Drive - Forward 4
24.4 mile/h
Direct Drive - Forward 2
7.8 mile/h
Forward - 3
12.7 mile/h
Direct Drive - Reverse 2
8.9 mile/h
Direct Drive - Forward 3
13.9 mile/h

Axles

Front
Fixed
Rear
Trunnion
Oscillation Angle
13°

Service Refill Capacities

Crankcase
15.9 gal (US)
Cooling System
31.7 gal (US)
Transmission
31.7 gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Tank Only
63.4 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Front
49.1 gal (US)
Fuel Tank
188 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Rear
49.1 gal (US)
Hydraulic System Factory Fill
125.5 gal (US)

Brakes

Brakes
SAE J1473 OCT90, ISO 3450:1992