Caterpillar 988 GC Wheel Loader Offers 5% Less Fuel Consumption, 15% Lower Maintenance Costs than 988K
The new Cat® 988 GC wheel loader offers up to 5% less fuel consumption and up to 15% lower maintenance costs than the Cat 988K, according to the manufacturer. It is designed to maximize life-cycle value in moderate production applications—it is optimized as a 50-ton truck match loader with a dump clearance of 12.8 feet. It offers up to 740 tons per hour productivity in shot rock truck loading applications and up to 581 tons per hour for load-and-carry operations.
It includes a Cat C15 engine, which offers configurations to emit equivalent to EU Stage IIIA / U.S. EPA Tier 3 or meet EU Stage V / U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emissions standards, according to the manufacturer. The 988 GC’s cooling package offers higher heat rejection with an on-demand fan strategy and two available fan speed settings for standard and high-ambient-temperature configurations.
The new loader’s design includes features to increase machine uptime and reduce maintenance costs by up to 15% compared to the 988K. Advanced filtration extends performance and reliability of the hydraulic system. Ground level or platform access to grouped service points delivers convenient servicing. Providing easy access to important daily service checks, access doors are located on both sides of the engine compartment. Centralized ground level grease points plus ground level sight gauges simplify daily greasing and oil level checks for major machine systems.
Its on-board diagnostics alerts the operator of machine issues so that problems can be resolved before failure. Information captured by Product Link can be remotely monitored via my.cat.com, the Cat app or VisionLink® to help further advance preventive maintenance and servicing efficiency.
For more information, contact your local Cat dealer.