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Cat

988 XE Wheel Loader

Net Power - SAE J1349

538 HP

Operating Weight

116362 lb

Engine Model

Cat® C18 ™

Engine Power - ISO 14396

580 HP

Overview

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 over 60 years, built on a legacy of reliability, performance, safety, operator comfort, serviceability, and productivity. The 988 XE brings improved sustainability and maximum efficiency to this machine platform.

Photos

Videos

  • Cat® 988 XE Large Wheel Loader | Dynamic Braking Go Pedal
  • Cat® 988K & 988 XE Large Wheel Loader | Tire Slip Prevention - YouTube
  • Cat® 988K & 988 XE Large Wheel Loader | Lift Stall Prevention - YouTube
  • Cat® 988K & 988 XE Large Wheel Loader | Operator Coaching - YouTube
  • Cat® 988K & 988 XE Large Wheel Loader | Auto Set Tires - YouTube

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Specifications

  • Engine
    Spec Value
    Net Power - SAE J1349 538 HP
    Engine Power - ISO 14396 580 HP
    Engine Model Cat® C18 ™
    Gross Power - SAE J1995 588 HP
    Rated Speed 1,700 rpm
    Peak Power Speed 1,500 rpm
    Emissions U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, and Japan 2014
    Bore 5.7 in
    Stroke 7.2 in
    Displacement 1105 in³
    Peak Torque - 1,200 rpm - SAE J1995 2230 ft·lbf
    Torque Rise 58%
  • Operating Specifications
    Spec Value
    Operating Weight 116362 lb
    Operating Weight - Standard 116362 lb
    Operating Weight - High Lift 119618 lb
    Rated Payload - Standard (Quarry Face) 12.5 ton (US)
    Rated Payload - Loose Material (Standard) 16 ton (US)
    Bucket Capacity Range 4.7-13 m3 (6.2-17 yd3)
  • Transmission
    Spec Value
    Transmission Type Cat switched reluctance electric drive
    Forward 1 (virtual) 4.3 mile/h
    Forward 2 (virtual) 7 mile/h
    Forward 3 (virtual) 13.8 mile/h
    Forward 4 (virtual) 20 mile/h
    Reverse 1 (virtual) 4.3 mile/h
    Reverse 2 (virtual) 7 mile/h
    Reverse 3 (virtual) 17.5 mile/h
  • Hydraulic System - Lift/Tilt
    Spec Value
    Lift/Tilt System - Circuit EH-Positive Flow Control, Flow Sharing
    Lift/Tilt System - Pump Variable displacement piston
    Maximum Flow at 1,400-1,600 rpm 153 gal/min
    Relief Valve Setting - Lift/Tilt 4757 psi
    Lift Cylinder - Bore 8.7 in
    Lift Cylinder - Stroke 41.3 in
    Tilt Cylinder - Bore 8.7 in
    Tilt Cylinder - Stroke 27 in
  • Hydraulic Cycle Times
    Spec Value
    Rack Back 4.5 s
    Raise 8 s
    Dump 2.2 s
    Lower Float Down 3.5 s
    Total Hydraulic Cycle Time 18.2 s
  • Hydraulic System - Steering
    Spec Value
    Steering System - Circuit Pilot, load sensing
    Steering System - Pump Piston, variable displacement
    Maximum Flow at 1,400-1,600 rpm 71.3 gal/min
    Steering Cut Off Pressure 4351 psi
    Total Steering Angle 86°
    Steering Cycle Times - High Idle 3.4 s
    Steering Cycle Times - Low Idle 5.6 s
  • 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 1.8 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 2.574 metric tonnes.
  • Axles
    Spec Value
    Front Fixed
    Rear Trunnion
    Oscillation Angle 13°
  • Brakes
    Spec Value
    Brakes ISO 3450:2011
  • Operator's Cab
    Spec Value
    ROPS/FOPS ROPS/FOPS meet ISO 3471:2008 and ISO 3449:2005 Level II standards
  • Service Refill Capacities
    Spec Value
    Fuel Tank 147 gal (US)
    Cooling System - Jacket Water 30 gal (US)
    Cooling Systems - Power Train 8 gal (US)
    Engine Crankcase 16 gal (US)
    Diesel Exhaust Fluid Tank 8.7 gal (US)
    Transmission 16 gal (US)
    Differential - Final Drives - Front 49 gal (US)
    Differential - Final Drives - Rear 49 gal (US)
    Hydraulic System - Implement/Steering 126 gal (US)
    Note All nonroad Tier 4 Final/Stage V diesel engines are required to use: – The machine has the flexibility to run on either ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel (ULSD with 15 ppm of sulfur or less). – Cat engines are compatible with the following renewable, alternative, and biodiesel* fuels that reduce greenhouse gases: Up to B20 biodiesel (FAME) ** Up to 100% HVO and GTL renewable fuels * Refer to guidelines for successful application. Please consult your Cat dealer or “Caterpillar Machine Fluids Recommendations” (SEBU6250) for details. – Cat DEO-ULS™ or oils that meet the Cat ECF-3, API CJ-4, and ACEA E9 specifications are required. – Only use DEF that meets ISO 22241-1 standards.
  • Sound Performance - Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V - Standard
    Spec Value
    Operator Sound Level (ISO 6396) 72 dB(A)
    Machine Sound Level (ISO 6395) 109 dB(A)
    Note (1) The operator sound pressure level was measured according to the test procedures and conditions specified in ISO 6396:2008. The measurement was conducted at 70 percent of the maximum engine cooling fan speed.
    Note (2) 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.
    Note (3) The machine sound power level was measured according to the test procedures and conditions specified in ISO 6395:2008. The measurement was conducted at 70 percent of the maximum engine cooling fan speed.
  • Dimensions (Approximate) - Standard Lift
    Spec Value
    Ground to Top of ROPS 13.8 ft
    Ground to Top of Exhaust Stacks 14.8 ft
    Ground to Top of Hood 10.9 ft
    Ground to Bumper Clearance 3.1 ft
    Rear Axle - Centerline to Bumper 10.5 ft
    Front Axle Centerline to Bucket Tip 14 ft
    Wheel Base 14.9 ft
    Maximum Overall Length 39.3 ft
    Ground to Lower Hitch Clearance 1.9 ft
    Ground to Center of Axles 3.2 ft
    Clearance at Maximum Lift 11.9 ft
    B-Pin Height - Maximum Lift 18 ft
    Maximum Overall Height - Bucket Raised 24.5 ft
    Reach - Maximum Lift 6.5 ft
    Note Specs are calculated with 6.9 m3 (9.0 yd3) rock bucket and Michelin XLDD2 with 978 mm (3.2 ft) centerline of rear axle height.
  • Dimensions (Approximate) - High Lift
    Spec Value
    Ground to Top of ROPS 13.8 ft
    Ground to Top of Exhaust Stacks 14.8 ft
    Ground to Top of Hood 10.9 ft
    Ground to Bumper Clearance 3.1 ft
    Rear Axle - Centerline to Bumper 10.5 ft
    Front Axle Centerline to Bucket Tip 15.3 ft
    Wheel Base 14.9 ft
    Maximum Overall Length 40.7 ft
    Ground to Lower Hitch Clearance 1.9 ft
    Ground to Center of Axles 3.2 ft
    Clearance at Maximum Lift 13.3 ft
    B-Pin Height - Maximum Lift 19.3 ft
    Maximum Overall Height - Bucket Raised 25.8 ft
    Reach - Maximum Lift 6.8 ft
    Note Specs are calculated with 6.9 m3 (9.0 yd3) rock bucket and Michelin XLDD2 with 978 mm (3.2 ft) centerline of rear axle height.
  • Dimensions - Millyard Linkage
    Spec Value
    Ground to Top of ROPS 13.8 ft
    Ground to Top of Exhaust Stacks 13.8 ft
    Ground to Top of Hood 10.9 ft
    Ground to Bumper Clearance 3.1 ft
    Rear Axle - Centerline to Bumper 10.5 ft
    Front Axle Centerline to Fork Tip 16.5 ft
    Wheel Base 14.9 ft
    Maximum Overall Length 41.9 ft
    Ground to Lower Hitch Clearance 1.9 ft
    Ground to Center of Front Axle 3.2 ft
    Fork Height with Level Arms 8.1 ft
    Fork Top Clamp Opening 13.1 ft
    Fork Height at Maximum Lift 17.2 ft
    Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift 16.1 ft
    Dump Angle at Maximum Lift -39.4 °
  • Buckets
    Spec Value
    Bucket Capacities 4.7-13 m3 (6.2-17 yd3)
  • Sustainability
    Spec Value
    Recyclability 96%

Standard Equipment

NOTE

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

ELECTRICAL

  • Alarm, back-up
  • Alternator, single 150 amp
  • Batteries, dry
  • Converter, 10/15 amp, 24V to 12V
  • Lighting system (LED, work lights, access and service platform lighting)
  • Starting and charging system, 24V
  • Starter emergency start receptacle
  • Starter lockout in bumper
  • Transmission lockout in bumper
  • Hazardous voltage lamp

OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT

  • Graphical Information Display, displays real time operating information, performs calibrations and customizes operator settings
  • Air conditioner
  • Cat Vision, rear vision camera system
  • Cab, sound suppressed and pressurized, integrated rollover protective structure (ROPS/FOPS) radio ready for entertainment, includes antenna, speakers and converter (12‑volt 5-amp) and power port
  • Controls, lift and tilt function
  • Heater, defroster
  • Horn, electric
  • Instrumentation, gauges
    – Coolant temperature
    – Engine hour meter
    – Hydraulic oil temperature
    – Power train oil temperature
  • Light, cab, dome
  • Lunchbox, beverage holders
  • CB radio-ready
  • Mirrors, rearview (externally mounted)
  • Rimpull Control System
  • Seat, Deluxe
  • Seat belt minder
  • Seat belt, retractable, 76 mm (3 in) wide
  • STIC Control System
  • UV glass
  • Virtual gear indicator
  • Vital Information Management System (VIMS) with Graphical Information Display: External Data Port, Customizable Operator Profiles, Cycle Timer, Integrated Payload Control System
  • Wet-Arm wipers/washers (front and rear)
    – Intermittent front and rear wipers
  • Lights, directional

POWER TRAIN

  • Brakes, oil-cooled, multi-disc, service/secondary
  • Case drain screens
  • Electro hydraulic parking brake
  • Engine, C18 MEUI diesel, turbocharged/aftercooled
  • Ground level engine shutoff
  • Turbine precleaner, engine air intake
  • Radiator, Aluminum Modular Radiator (AMR)
  • Starting aid, ether, automatic
  • Throttle lock, electronic
  • Manual switch and automatic fuel priming
  • Cat Production Measurement ready
  • Cat SR Generator/Pump Drive
  • Cat SR Drive Motor
  • Cat Integrated Powered Electronics
  • Automatic retarding controls

ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT

  • Automatic bucket lift kickout/positioner
  • Base machine price includes a rim allowance
  • Hydraulically driven demand fan
  • Couplings, Cat O-ring face seals
  • Doors, service access (locking)
  • Ecology drains for engine, radiator, hydraulic tank
  • Fuel tank, 555 L (147 gal)
  • Hitch, drawbar with pin
  • Hoses, Cat XT™
  • Hydraulic, steering and brake filtration/screening system
  • Cat Clean Emission Module
  • Oil sampling valves
  • Premixed 50 percent concentration of extended life coolant with freeze protection to –34° C (–29° F)
  • Rear access to cab and service platform
  • Steering, load sensing
  • Toe kicks
  • Vandalism protection caplocks

Optional Equipment

NOTE

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

POWER TRAIN

  • –50° C (–58° F) antifreeze
  • Engine oil change system, high speed, Wiggins
  • Engine block heater 120V or 240V
  • High ambient cooling – software
  • Cat Production Measurement
  • Crankcase guard
  • Engine brake, SEA

Other Optional Configurations

  • Load and Carry
  • Millyard
  • Aggregate Handler

OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT

  • Cab precleaner
  • Cat Detect, object detection system
  • Cat Production Measurement
  • Radio, AM/FM/CD/MP3 Bluetooth® with Satellite SiriusXM
  • LED warning strobe
  • Window pull down visor
  • Handrail mounted mirrors

ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT

  • Front and rear roading fenders
  • Fast fill fuel system (Shaw-Aero)
  • Cold Weather Package: Additional Starter and 2 Batteries, Engine Block Heater 120V or 240V, Heated Fuel Lines
  • Engine Compartment Lights
  • Autolube with Auto shutoff
  • High Performance LED Lighting
  • Wheel Chocks
  • Operator Coaching
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Autodig, Tire Slip Prevention, Auto Set Tires, and Lift Stall Prevention
  • Load and Carry Counterweight