Cat 963 track loader pairs versatilityPublished 5/10 at 15:58
When maximum return on equipment investment is key, track loader versatility requires one machine and one operator to dig, load, carry, fill and more.
The new Cat 963 track loader combines that versatility with up to 10% better fuel efficiency, more productivity and cab and controllability improvements whilst also meeting EU Stage V emission standards. At 151kW and with an operating weight of 20,358kg, the new 963 crawler loader replaces the 963K.
Operation made easy
The 963 is easy to operate from an updated cab with suspension seat and adjustable armrests/controls. An intuitive 254mm touchscreen dash display is easy to use and features a standard high definition rear view camera. ‘Slope Indicate’ helps make operation easier by showing machine mainfall and cross slope right on the display. The joystick option provides familiar controls for operators experienced with skid steers and compact track loaders, whilst customers are able to choose more traditional V-lever/foot pedal controls. With either control scheme, operators can set ‘implement response’ – fine, normal, coarse – to match operator preference or application. Smoother implement and steering response, and improved steering performance provide more controllability.
The 963 is powered by a Cat C7.1 engine that produces 15% more peak torque than the previous model for more power to the ground under load. Up to 10% fuel consumption reduction is achieved with the ‘Auto Mode’ that will adapt the engine speed to the load. ‘Eco Mode’ will use even lower speed for further reduction in fuel consumption in lighter duty applications, whilst ‘Power Mode’ will keep engine speed high to feel readily available power at all times.
An optional ‘Performance Series’ bucket boosts productivity up to 20% whilst the optional ‘Fusion’ quick coupler enables fast attachment changes. A variety of buckets, forks and other tools can be shared among track loaders, wheel loaders and other Fusion compatible machines. Additionally purpose built ‘Low Ground Pressure’ (LGP) and waste handling machines are factory equipped with specialised undercarriage, guarding and other features designed to take on the toughest tasks.