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980M Wheel Loader
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The new 980M Wheel Loader has an ACERT™ engine equipped with a combination of proven electronic, fuel, and air components. Applying proven technologies systematically and strategically lets us meet your high expectations for productivity, fuel efficiency, reliability and service life. Deep system integration results in reduced emissions, improved performance and improved fuel economy without interrupting machine performance. Aggregate Handler and other optional configurations are available. (Optional configuration and equipment may vary from region to region. Consult your Caterpillar representative for further details.)



Operating Weight
66337 lb


Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)
112 dB(A)
Exterior Sound Power Level (SAE J88:2013)
78 dB(A)* dB(A)
*Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio.


Bucket Capacities
4.2-12.2 m³ (5.25-16.0 yd³)


Net Power - ISO 9249
373 hp
Engine Model
763 in3
Maximum Net Power - SAE J1349
412 hp


Forward 1
4.3 mph
Forward 2
8.3 mph
Forward 3
14.6 mph
Forward 4
24.5 mph
Reverse 1
4.8 mph
Reverse 2
9.4 mph
Reverse 3
16.7 mph

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System
12 gal
9.8 gal
20.3 gal
Differentials and Final Drives - Front
22 gal
Differentials and Final Drives - Rear
22 gal
Hydraulic Tank
40 gal
Fuel Tank
112.5 gal

Operating Specifications

Breakout Force
43133 lb
Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - No Tire Deflection
45847 lb
Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - With Tire Deflection
50357 lb

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Cycle Time with Rated Payload - Lower, Empty, Float Down
119 Seconds
Hydraulic Cycle Time with Rated Payload - Raise from Carry Position
4975 Seconds
Implement System - Optional 3rd/4th Function Maximum Pressure
10.1 psi