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Ziegler CAT


953K Track Loader

Flywheel Power

154 HP

Operating Weight

33852 lb

Capacity - General Purpose

2.4 yd³


Save money and transport time with one machine for land clearing, digging, grading, truck loading, slope work and more. With track loaders you get lower ground pressure and better traction so you can start earlier and work longer in soft underfoot conditions. Cat® Track Loaders bring you all of this, plus improved performance and fuel efficiency. 



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  • Engine
    Spec Value
    Flywheel Power 154 HP
    Engine Model Cat C7.1
    Net Power (Rated) - SAE J1349/ISO 9249 154 HP
    Net Power - Rated - ISO 9249 (DIN) 156 HP
    Emissions U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV/Korea Tier 4 Final or China Nonroad Stage III, India Bharat III, Eurasian Economic Union Stage IIIA, UN ECE R96 Stage IIIA emission standards, equivalent to Tier 3/Stage IIIA
    Note (1) All nonroad Tier 4 Interim and Final, Stage IIIB and IV and Korea Tier 4 Final diesel engines are required to use only Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) with 15 ppm (mg/kg) of sulfur or less, or up to B20 biodiesel blended with ULSD. B20 should meet ASTM D7467 specification (biodiesel blend stock should meet Cat biodiesel spec, ASTM D6751 or EN 14214). Cat DEO-ULS™ or oils that meet the Cat ECF-3, API CJ-4, and ACEA E9 specification are required. Consult your OMM for further machine specific fuel recommendations.
    Note (2) Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) used in Cat Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems must meet the requirements outlined in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 22241.
  • Weights
    Spec Value
    Operating Weight 33852 lb
    Operating Weight(1) 34484 lb
    Note (1) Machine equipped with Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions reduction technology.
  • Service Refill Capacities
    Spec Value
    Fuel Tank 70 gal (US)
    DEF Tank(1) 4.2 gal (US)
    Note (1) Machine equipped with Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions reduction technology.
  • Dimensions
    Spec Value
    Overall Machine Length* 251.5 in
    Machine Height - Top of Cab 124.2 in
    Height - Top of Stack 110.3 in
    Overall Machine Height - Bucket Fully Raised 183.7 in
    Overall Machine Width without Bucket: Standard Tracks - 480 mm (19.7 in) Shoes 91.2 in
    Overall Machine Width without Bucket: Narrow Tracks - 380 mm (14.9 in) Shoes 87.2 in
    Note *With general purpose bucket and extra duty teeth.
  • Undercarriage
    Spec Value
    Track Gauge 72.3 in
    Track Shoe Width - Standard 18.9 in
    Track Shoe Width - Optional 14.9 in
    Track on Ground 91.3 in
    Ground Contact Area - Standard Shoe 3410 in²
    Ground Contact Area - Optional Shoe 2790 in²
    Ground Pressure(1) - Standard Shoe 8.8 psi
    Ground Pressure(1) - Optional Shoe 11.1 psi
    Ground Pressure - Standard Shoe 8.6 psi
    Ground Pressure - Optional Shoe 10.9 psi
    Note (1) Machine equipped with Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions reduction technology.
  • Buckets
    Spec Value
    Capacity - General Purpose 2.4 yd³
    Capacity - Multi-Purpose 2.1 yd³
    Capacity - Performance Series 2.5 yd³
    Width - General Purpose 97.8 in
    Width - Multi-Purpose 97.3 in
    Width - Performance Series 99.8 in
    Note Buckets equipped with teeth and segments.
  • Air Conditioning System
    Spec Value
    Air Conditioning The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.1 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.573 metric tonnes.

Standard Equipment


  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.

Power Train

  • Cat C7.1 diesel engine, turbo charged with Air-To-Air After Cooler (ATAAC)
  • Modular cooling system for engine air intake, oil and water
  • Radiator fan, electronically controlled, hydraulically driven, temperature sensing, on demand
  • Electro Hydrostatic Control (EHC) for transmission with travel and work modes
  • Engine idle shutdown
  • Auto engine speed control
  • Electric fuel pump
  • Water separator
  • Air cleaner dry-type, axial seal with integral precleaner and dust ejection system, electronic filter condition indicator
  • Starting aid, glow plug
  • Cat extended life coolant


  • Cat heavy duty undercarriage: 953K (37 sections), 1836 mm (72.3 in) track gauge
  • Track guiding guards, end section
  • Track adjuster, hydraulic
  • Sprocket rims, with replaceable bolt-on tough steel segments
  • Guards, sprocket
  • Six track rollers per side with two upper carrier rollers, lifetime lubricated
  • Idlers, conventional type, lifetime lubricated
  • Oscillating track roller frames


  • Alternator, 24V, heavy duty brushless
  • Backup alarm
  • Electric horn
  • Two heavy duty batteries, high output, maintenace free: 900 CCA
  • Switch, main disconnect
  • Starter, electric (heavy duty, 24V)

Operator Environment

  • Pressurized, sound suppressed, ROPS/FOPS cab with tinted glass and right side sliding window
  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Heater/defroster with automatic temperature control
  • Seat, fabric-covered, air suspended, adjustable
  • Adjustable armrests
  • Electro hydraulic, seat mounted control levers with faster processing
  • Seat belt, retractable, with buckling indicator on dash
  • Electronic Monitoring System with gauges for: Engine coolant temperature; Hydraulic oil temperature; Fuel level; Engine oil pressure; Diesel Exhaust Fluid level (when equipped)
  • Engine RPM and gear display
  • Hour meter, electronic
  • Throttle switch rotary with Eco Mode
  • Center brake pedal
  • Independent forward/reverse speed range settings
  • Travel speed limiter, electronic
  • Mirror, rearview, inside, adjustable
  • Radio ready, Includes 24V to 12V converter, speakers, antenna and 12V power outlet
  • Coat hook
  • Storage compartments under left armrest
  • Document holder on right console
  • Floor mat, rubber, heavy duty
  • Windshield washer and wipers, multiple speed front and rear
  • Durable metal roof
  • Parking brake switch and "brake-on" indicator light
  • Fender

Other Standard Equipment

  • Sound suppression, exterior
  • Z-bar loader linkage
  • Load sensing variable displacement implement pump
  • Implement cylinders with sensors
  • Operator programmable lift and tilt kickouts
  • Engine enclosure with lockable doors
  • Radiator core 6.5 fins-per-inch, debris resistant
  • Hinged radiator guard and swing out fan
  • Full bottom guards
  • Ecology drains on hydraulic oil tank
  • Product Link ready
  • Oil sampling valves
  • Cat XT hoses
  • HYDO Advanced 10

Optional Equipment


  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.

Power Train

  • Cat C7.1 diesel engine with engine mounted aftertreatment to meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV/Korea Tier 4 Final emission standards OR Cat C7.1 diesel engine to meet China Nonroad Stage III, India Bharat III, Eurasian Economic Union Stage IIIA
  • Demand fan, reversing
  • Air inlet, precleaner, turbine
  • Transmission control, V-lever or joystick

Operator Environment

  • Standard cab with four halogen lights (two forward-facing roof mounted, two rear-facing integrated into air conditioning unit)
  • Deluxe cab with sliding windows, Bluetooth radio microphone, eight LED lights (four forward-facing, two sideways facing, two rear-facing integrated into air conditioning unit)
  • Seat, cloth, air suspension, no side-to-side isolator
  • Radio, AM/FM/AUX/USB/Bluetooth
  • Easy access package (grab irons and steps)
  • Cab air precleaner
  • Front light guards
  • Windshield protection


  • Hydraulic oil, biodegradable
  • Hydraulics Packages: General Purpose - Two-valve, joystick Three-valve, joystick; Two-valve, two levers; Three-valve, two levers
  • Hydraulics Packages: Multi-Purpose - Three-valve, joystick; Four-valve, joystick

Fuel Systems

  • Fast fill fuel tank
  • Fuel tank refueling pump


  • Idler guard
  • Idler guard, ship hold
  • Full length track roller guard
  • Full length track roller guard, heavy duty
  • Track Groups (37 sections) - Heavy Duty Track Groups: 380 mm double grouser, 380 mm double grouser, sealed; 480 mm double grouser, 480 mm double grouser, center hole, 800 mm double grouser
  • Track Groups (37 sections) - SystemOne Track Groups: 380 mm double grouser, 480 mm double grouser


  • General Purpose: 1.7 m³, flush
  • General Purpose: 1.8 m³
  • General purpose: 1.8 m³, full edge
  • General Purpose: 1.8 m³, heavy duty
  • General Purpose: 2.1 m³, Performance Series
  • Multi-Purpose: 1.8 m³
  • Wide: 2.2 m³, flush
  • Landfill: 2.3 m³
  • Landfill: 2.1 m³, heavy duty

Starters, Batteries and Alternators

  • Cold weather package, 120V - two 12V batteries (1,400 CCA), 120V engine coolant heater, ether starting aid
  • Antifreeze -50 degrees Celcius

Other Attachments

  • Counterweight, light, 230 kg (507 lb)
  • Counterweight, additional, 220 kg (485 lb)
  • Ripper, multi-shank
  • Hitch, ripper
  • Striker bars, rear
  • Additional work tools: Fusion Quick Coupler, Blades, Forks, Material handling arms, Rakes, Trim blade or two-way dozer


  • Rotating beacon

Maintenance and Related Attachments

  • Fuel tank sediment pump
  • High speed oil change system
  • Service package, extended: Manual hydraulic system enabling cab tilt and lock at 30 degrees safely in the field; Windshield, sealed; Shovel holder (shovel not included)

Technology Products

  • Product Link - Satellite
  • Product Link - Cellular
  • Grade Control receiver mast

Special Arrangements

  • Waste Package, Heavy Duty
  • Waste Package, Heavy Duty, Enhanced Cleaning
  • Ship Hold Package, Heavy Duty
  • Partial Steel Mill Package, Heavy Duty
  • Low Ground Pressure Package, Heavy Duty