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992K Wheel Loader
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Caterpillar first introduced the 992 in 1968. This large wheel loader has been a global leader ever since, building a reputation as a face loader that’s both safe to operate, productive and durable. With the introduction of the K Series, we’ve enhanced the operator’s experience and the safety of those working on and around the machine. With both standard and high lift configurations, this machine will pass match with fleets of 775, 777, and 785 trucks. If your operations revolve around the 992 as a loading tool, you’ll find everything that’s important to your business in the 992K; safety, productivity, cost control and comfort for your people.

Standard Equipment


Transmission Type
Cat Planetary Power Shift
Forward 1
4.3 mph
Forward 2
7.4 mph
Forward 3
12.6 mph
Reverse 1
4.7 mph
Reverse 2
8.1 mph
Reverse 3
13.8 mph
Direct Drive - Forward 1
Direct Drive - Forward 2
8.0 mph
Direct Drive - Forward 3
14.2 mph
Direct Drive - Reverse 1
4.9 mph
Direct Drive - Reverse 2
8.8 mph
Direct Drive - Reverse 3
15.4 mph

Operating Specifications

Operating Weight
220089 lb
Rated Payload - Standard
24 tons
Rated Payload - Super High Lift
21 tons
Bucket Capacity Range
10.7-12.3 m3 (14-16 yd3)

Hydraulic System - Steering

Steering System - Circuit
Pilot, Load Sensing
Steering System - Pump
Piston, Variable Displacement
Max Flow @ 1,710 rpm (6900 kpa) (2x)
95 gal/min
Relief Valve Setting - Steering
4500 psi


Net Power
814 hp
Engine Model
Cat® C32 ACERT™
Net Power - ISO 9249
900 hp
Net Power - SAE J1349
814 hp
5.7 in
6.4 in
1963.5 in3
Peak Torque @ 1,100 rpm
1750 lb ft
Torque Rise
814 %
Rated Speed
Gross Power - SAE J1995
907 hp
Net Power - EEC 80/1269
814 hp


Bucket Capacities
10.7-12.3 m3 (14-16 yd3)


Air Conditioning
The operator sound pressure level is 70 dB(A), measured according to the test procedures and conditions specified in ISO 6396:2008 for the standard machine configuration. The measurement was conducted
Hearing protection may be needed when the machine is operated with a cab that is not properly maintained or when the doors or windows are open for extended periods or in a noisy environment.
Sound Performance
The machine sound power level is 116 dB(A), measured according to the test procedures and conditions specified in ISO 6395:2008 for the standard machine configuration. The measurement was conducted at


Meet ISO 3450:2011


Oscillation Angle
10° ±, 8° ± with Stops

Hydraulic System - Lift/Tilt

Lift Cylinder - Bore*
Positive Flow Control in
Lift Cylinder - Stroke*
Variable Displacement Piston in
Tilt Cylinder - Bore*
254 in
Tilt Cylinder - Stroke*
4500 in
Lift/Tilt System - Circuit
Lift/Tilt System - Pump
Max Flow at 1,710 rpm (3x)
10.5 gal/min

Hydraulic Cycle Time

994H High Lift Cycle Time - Dump
4.4 Seconds
994H High Lift Cycle Time - Lower
9.4 Seconds
994H High Lift Cycle Time - Rackback
1.8 Seconds
994H High Lift Cycle Time - Raise
3.7 Seconds


Designed for the toughest conditions.

Robust Structures

Your bottom line is improved by highly durable structures that achieve multiple life cycles and withstand the toughest loading conditions.

  • Full box-section rear frame resists torsional shock and twisting forces to maximize life of mounted components.
  • Frames utilize castings in key areas to maximize frame durability and optimize efficiency.
  • Rear axle mounting to frame optimized to better disperse loads for increased structural integrity.

Lift Arm

Your key to maximum uptime and productivity is our field-proven lift arm.

  • Excellent visibility to the bucket edges and work area.
  • Enhanced strength in key pin areas through the use of one piece castings.
  • Stress relieved lift arm increases durability.

Front Linkage

To ensure long life and reliability, sleeve bearing pins in the linkage are more predictable in their wear and limit daily greasing.

Power Train

Power Train

Move material more efficiently with improved power and control.

Impeller Clutch Torque Converter (ICTC) and Rimpull Control System (RCS)

Lower your cost per ton utilizing advanced ICTC and RCS for modulated rimpull.

  • Reduce tire slippage and wear by modulating rimpull from 100 to 25 percent while depressing left pedal. After 25 percent rimpull is achieved the left pedal applies the brake.
  • Reduce the potential for wheel slippage without reducing hydraulic efficiency with RCS.
  • Improve fuel efficiency in certain applications with lock-up clutch torque converter providing direct drive.

Steering and Transmission Integrated Control System (STIC™)

Experience maximum responsiveness and control with STIC that combines directional selection, gear selection and steering into a single lever.

  • Simple side-to-side motion turns machine right or left, minimizing operator movements.
  • Easy to operate finger controlled gear selection.
  • Smoother, faster cycles and less operator fatigue through the use of low effort integrated controls.

Cat Planetary Powershift Transmission

Building your success begins with a best-in-class transmission designed specifically for your application.

  • Consistent, smooth shifting and efficiency through integrated electronic controls.
  • Long life and reliability through heat treated gears and metallurgy.
  • Three forward and three reverse speeds to match your application.

Cat C32 ACERT Engine

The 992K retains the durability and reliability of the proven Cat C32 diesel with ACERT Technology.

  • Like all Cat machines, this engine has been completely integrated into all machine systems resulting in power curves, fuel maps and ratings that are unique to this machine and applications.
  • The solid foundation of this engine starts from our legendary foundries delivering the highest quality engine block.
  • The mechanically actuated, electronically controlled unit injection (MEUI™) ensures that fuel is metered out in optimal quantities for both power and efficiency.

Economy Mode

Enabling maximum productivity and efficiency, all day every day.

The 992K systems work hard to save you fuel through advanced technologies. Utilizing On Demand Throttle, operators maintain normal operation with the left pedal and implements while the 992K manages the engine speed.

  • Provides similar control and feel to our traditional throttle lock feature.
  • Efficiency of manual throttle and the ergonomics of throttle lock.



Productivity enabling you to move more and make more.

Positive Flow Control Hydraulics

Increase efficiency through our Positive Flow Control (PFC) Hydraulic System. PFC has concurrent pump and valve control. By optimizing pump control, hydraulic oil flow is proportionate to implement lever movement.

  • Fast, productive cycles enabled by four electronically controlled, fully variable piston pumps.
  • Increased bucket feel and control.
  • Consistent performance and efficiency with lower system heat.

Electro Hydraulic Controls

Increase operator productivity with these implement features.

  • Operate comfortably through electronically controlled hydraulic cylinder stops.
  • Handle easy-to-use soft detent controls.
  • Conveniently set automatic implement kickouts from inside the cab.

Steering System

Confident loader operation starts with precise machine control enabled by the 992K’s load sensing hydraulic steering system.

  • Efficient variable displacement piston pumps.
  • Achieve precise positioning for easy loading in tight areas.
  • Enhance operator comfort with integrated steering and transmission control functions.

Filtration System

Benefit from extended performance and reliability of your hydraulic system with our advanced filtration system.

  • Lift/tilt case drain filters.
  • Lift/tilt high pressure screens.
  • Steering case drain filters.
  • Steering high pressure screens.
  • Hydraulic case drain filters.
  • Power train filters for transmission, torque converter, and pump drives.
  • Front and rear brake oil screens.

Cooling System

  • A standard demand fan to improve efficiency and cooling performance.
  • Optional high ambient package for hot climate conditions.

Operator Station

Operator Station

Best-in-Class operator comfort and ergonomics.

Your operators can work more efficiently and stay comfortable with our customer-inspired cab features.


Your operator’s productivity is enhanced with our clean, comfortable cab environment.

  • Experience reduced vibrations from viscous cab mounts and air seat suspension.
  • Maintain desired cab temperature with automatic temperature controls.
  • Pressurized cab with pressure indicator.
  • Low operator sound levels.
  • Available heated and ventilated seats featuring leather covered seat bolster and headrest.

Deluxe Operator Seat

Enhance comfort and reduce operator fatigue.

  • Available heated and ventilated seat featuring leather seat bolster surfaces.
  • High back design and extra thick, contoured cushions.
  • Air suspension system.
  • Easy-to-reach seat levers and controls for six way adjustments.
  • Seat-mounted implement pod and STIC steer that moves with the seat.
  • 76 mm (3 in) wide retractable seat belt.
  • Fold up STIC steer/armrest.

Trainer Seat

Train other operators in comfort with our standard training seat.

  • 76 mm (3 in) wide, retractable seat belt.
  • Fold-down design with molded drink tray and storage.

Technology Solutions

Technology Solutions

Greater productivity through integrated electronic systems.

Integrated electronics provide flexible levels of information to both the site and the operator. This integration creates a smart machine and more informed operator, maximizing the productivity of both.

Information Display

We have worked hard to help our customers and operators perform at their best through our newly upgraded touch screen information display.

  • Intuitive operation and easy navigation with our enhanced user interface.
  • Decrease service time by keeping operators informed about machine systems.
  • Quick on-the-go weighing with the Cat Production Measurement (CPM).

Cat Product Link™

Take the guesswork out of asset management with Product Link remote monitoring.

  • Remote access to information through the easy-to-use VisionLink® interface.
  • Maximize uptime by staying informed on machine systems and diagnostic codes.
  • Track machine with utilization, fuel usage, and payload summaries.
  • Stay up to date on machine location, service meter hours, and reporting status.

Vital Information Management System (VIMS™)

Connect directly to the machine for access to a wide range of sensor information and enhanced machine data.

  • Create productivity reports with payload and work cycle segmentation.
  • Identify operator training needs through productivity data.
  • Detailed data logging of machine parameters and diagnostic codes.
  • Track machine sensor information with trend analysis and histograms to monitor machine health.

Cat® MineStar System

Cat® MineStar System

Work more productively.

Cat MineStar System is the industry’s broadest suite of integrated mine operations and mobile equipment management technologies, configurable to suite your operation’s needs. Its capability sets – Fleet, Terrain, Detect, Health and Command – contain a range of technologies that let you manage everything from fleet assignment and condition monitoring to remote and autonomous control. The 992K can take advantage of many of these advanced technologies, some of which are standard out of the factory.


Fleet provides comprehensive, real-time machine tracking, assignment and productivity management, giving you a comprehensive overview of all operations from anywhere in the world.

Terrain for Loading

Terrain with your 992K enables high-precision management of loading operations through the use of guidance technology. It increases 992K’s productivity and provides you real-time feedback for improved efficiency.


Detect helps increase operator awareness, enhancing safety at your operation. It includes a range of capabilities designed to assist the operator with areas of limited visibility around fixed and mobile equipment.


Health delivers critical event-based machine condition and operating data for your entire fleet. It includes comprehensive equipment health and asset monitoring capabilities, with a wide range of diagnostic, analytic and reporting tools.



Making your safety our priority.

We are constantly improving our products in an effort to provide a safe work environment for the operator and those who work on your job site.

Machine Access

  • Wider stairs with 45 degree angles provide easy access for operators getting on and off the 992K.
  • Wide walkways with non-skid surfaces and integrated lock out/tag out points are designed into the service areas.
  • Windshield cleaning platforms provide safe and convenient access for the operator.
  • Maintain three points of contact at all times through ground level or platform accessible service areas.
  • Emergency egress ladder provides a third exit, if needed.


  • Cat Detect, which includes Cat Vision plus an optional object detection radar system, enhances operator awareness around the machine.
  • LED warning lights, programmable for site-specific signaling.
  • A mirror system improves operator line of sight to the side and rear of the machine. Heated option also available.
  • Pull down window shade.

Operator Environment

  • Viscous cab mounts and seat air suspension reduce vibrations from the machine to the operator.
  • Low interior sound levels.
  • Standard 76 mm (3 in) seat belt with minder.
  • Optional 4 point harness with minder.
  • Operator training seat with standard 76 mm (3 in) seat belt facilitates safe new operator training.

Fire Suppression Ready System

  • Provides required provisions to mount a fire suppression system.
  • Allows the customer to install a fire suppression system quickly without compromising other components.

Powered Access System

The Cat powered access system allows easier access to the primary stairs by improving access and egress to and from the rear platform.

  • Safe, ergonomic access system.
  • All operators have adequate space when using the wide stairway.
  • Operators maintain three-point contact when using full handrails on each side.
  • Raise and lower stairs from cab level or ground.



Enabling high uptime by reducing your service time.

We help you succeed by ensuring your 992K has design features to increase uptime.

  • The standard, comprehensive filtration system maintains clean fluids to enable high component reliability.
  • Safe and convenient service with ground level or platform access and grouped service points.
  • Swing-out doors on both sides of the engine compartment provide easy access to important daily service checks.
  • Ecology drains for ease of service and prevention of spills.
  • Centralized remote pressure taps.
  • Reduce downtime with VIMS system notifications so your operators and technicians can resolve any problems before failure.
  • Powered fresh air filter extends cab filter life.

Customer Support

Customer Support

Your Cat dealers know how to keep your mining machines productive.

Superior Cat Dealer Support

A valued partner, your Cat dealer is available whenever you need them.

  • Preventive maintenance programs and guaranteed maintenance contracts.
  • Best-in-class parts availability.
  • Improve your efficiency with operator training.
  • Genuine Cat Remanufactured parts.



Stewards of the environment.

Protecting the Environment

Environmental responsibility is designed and built into our 992K’s features.

  • Increased fuel efficiency to minimize your carbon footprint.
  • Engine Idle Shutdown can help you save fuel by avoiding unnecessary idling.
  • To assist with maximizing machine life, Caterpillar provides a number of sustainable options such as our Reman and Certified Rebuild programs. In these programs, reused or remanufactured components can deliver cost savings of 40 to 70 percent, which lowers operating cost while benefiting the environment.
  • Caterpillar offers retrofit packages to bring new features to older machines, maximizing your resource. When you go through the Cat Certified Rebuild program, these retrofit kits are part of the rebuild process.
  • Fluids are better controlled through use of Cat anti-drain filter housings and component ecology drains.

Buckets and Ground Engaging Tools

Buckets and Ground Engaging Tools

It’s all about performance.

Increase Productivity and Fuel Efficiency

Cat buckets are designed for superior performance in a variety of materials. They are engineered to dig into piles quickly and load efficiently. Optimized fill factors enable you to get the job done and move on to other tasks. Fast load cycles and fewer trips mean less wear and tear on your machine and keep you working.

The buckets below are part of the 992K bucket line. They come in different capacities and widths to fit your loading and carrying needs.

Rock Buckets

Designed for use in bank or face loading of limestone and other unprocessed rock. Application also includes truck and hopper loading for a wide range of quarry materials. GET includes spade nose cutting edge with adapters, half arrow segments, floor liner, bottom wear plates, wings, and side bar protectors.

Heavy Duty Rock Buckets

Designed for use in applications like face loading tightly compacted pit materials or handling materials of moderate abrasion and high impacts. GET are similar to the rock bucket with the addition of half radius liners and bolt-on bottom edge wear plates. Base edge end protection, ski plates, additional side wear plates, and an extra set of side bar protectors are also included.

Iron Ore Buckets

Designed for use in extremely aggressive applications like face loading. Built for high abrasion and moderate impact. GET are similar to heavy duty rock buckets with the addition of flush mount adapter covers, edge segment top covers and side heel shrouds. Iron ore buckets are smaller in bucket capacity to accommodate for higher material density applications.

Coal Buckets

Designed for use in applications with light density and non-abrasive materials. GET includes a straight base edge with a bolt-on cutting edge system.

Cat Advansys™ Ground Engaging Tools

Protect expensive components. Reduce your operating costs. Get the most out of your machine’s performance. Choose from a variety of performance-built Advansys GET like these to meet your application requirements.

  • CapSure™ Tip Option: Heavy Duty Tip
  • CapSure Tip Option: Heavy Abrasion Tip
  • CapSure Tip Option: Coal Tip
  • CapSure Tip Option: Heavy Penetration Tip
  • Edge Protection Option: CapSure Shrouds
  • Edge Protection Option: Half Arrow Segment
  • CapSure Sidebar Protector
  • MAWPs – on Side and Bottom
  • Base End Edge Protector

Please check out our Parts Catalog for more GET options.

CapSure™ Retention Technology

Simplify GET component replacement with hammerless CapSure retention for fast, easy and safe installation. CapSure tips, shrouds and sidebar protectors are easily locked and unlocked with a 180 degree turn of a 3?4 inch ratchet.

System Match Efficiency

System Match Efficiency

Efficient loading/hauling system starts with a perfect match.

Application Match

The standard 992K is sized to load the 68 tonnes (70 ton) 775 in three passes, and the 91 tonnes (100 ton) 777 in four passes. The 992K high light configuration loads the 777 in five passes, and the 145 tonnes (160 ton) 785 in seven passes.

Efficient Combination

For full truck payloads with minimum loading time, an efficient loading/hauling system starts with a perfect match. Cat wheel loaders are matched with Cat mining trucks to maximize volume of material moved at the lowest operating cost per ton.

Bucket Selection

Selection of the right bucket depends on penetration requirements, material densities, abrasion, and the loading target. Bucket sizes are matched to truck bed capacities and material densities for optimum loading efficiency and greater productivity.