Cat 992 wheel loader enhances visibility

Caterpillar has updated its 992 wheel loader, featuring a redesigned cab that ups the ante on visibility and functionality to make operations safer.

The 992 wheel loader cab features 25 per cent larger windshield that results in a 10 per cent increase to visibility.

Next-generation technologies have also been implemented into the 922 wheel loader.

Two 10-inch screens display the machine control and operating functions of the wheel loader, while an additional eight-inch screen provides a viewing feed of the rear view camera.

Cat has allowed the option for the rear view camera to be upgraded with 270-degree vision and object detection.

For easy maintenance, Cat has included a front walk-around platform to clean cab windows safely.

The 992 wheel loader also features electrohydraulic speed-sensing steering with force feedback to improve drivability of the machine.

Productivity and efficiency are also enhanced with the 992 wheel loader, which is powered by the Cat C32B engine that offers up to a 32 per cent gain in productivity.

It also features a 48 per cent greater payload-per-fuel efficiency compared with the previous Cat 992K model due to its Z-bar linkage.

The Z-bar linkage is tuned for performance while delivering rimpull and breakout force improvements, and features an automatic lubrication of its pins to improve reliability.

With both standard and high lift configurations, the 992 also features a reduced cost per tonne when compared with Cat 775, 777 and 785 trucks.

Its transmission axles, final drive and new engine deliver a 20 per cent longer interval for component replacements, while the truck also provides a 10 per cent decrease in maintenance costs.

Cat’s autodig components have also been included to decrease tyre wear by preventing slippage.

Payload overload prevention system is optional, enabling the adjustment of the overload value and configurable to stop automatically or slow the lift function if the payload is exceeded.

The Cat 992 includes hydraulic systems filtration and pump prognostics to reduce machine downtime.