New Cat®L Series Medium Wheel Loaders

February 20 2017

The new L Series medium wheel loaders—950L, 962L, 966L and 972L apply proven technologies systematically and strategically to meet our customers’ high expectations for reliability, productivity, fuel efficiency, and long service life. The new L Series medium wheel loaders are more powerful and fuel-efficient than predecessor models, featuring significant drive-train and hydraulic-system refinement, operator safety and convenience enhancements, proven Z-bar linkage, Cat Performance Series buckets, and options such as automatic traction control, enhanced ride control system, and Cat Connect Technologies.   

Optional Aggregate Handler configurations, available on the 966L and 972L, offer higher payload capability for loose aggregate rehandling. These configurations enable efficient bucket size and payload pass matches to common truck payload targets and enhanced efficiency in load and carry applications.

Components used to build Cat wheel loaders are designed and manufactured to Caterpillar quality standards to ensure maximum performance even in extreme operating conditions. Heavy duty components, such as the Caterpillar designed ACERT™ engines, transmissions and axles, reduce the risk of premature wear resulting in increased uptime and reduce operating costs over the lifetime of the machine.
The 950L and 962L use a productive and fuel-efficient Cat C7.1 ACERT engine, and the 966L and 972L use the Cat C9.3 ACERT. Maximum gross power ratings range from 195 to 303 kW (265 to 412 horsepower) and approximate operating weights from 18 000 to 30 000 kg.