982M Wheel Loader | Front Loader | Tier 4



Technical Specifications
Benefits and Features

The all-purpose 982M Wheel Loader is a great 2-pass match for larger on-highway trucks, bank excavation and even face loading in well shot rock loading applications. The 982M has longer standard lift arms than the 980M making ita great rail car loader due to the higher hinge pin height. With a full range of bucket sizes and types, the982M provides you an exciting new option in this size class.

Net Power - ISO 9249 398 HP
Emissions Tier 4/Stage IV
Displacement 763 in³
Engine Model Cat C13
Maximum Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1995 436 HP
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249 398 HP
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249 - Metric 404 HP
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349 398 HP
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349 - Metric 404 HP
Maximum Net Torque - 1,100 rpm 1518 ft·lbf
Maximum Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 14396 430 HP
Maximum Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 14396 - Metric 436 HP
Maximum Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1995 - Metric 442 HP
Note The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.6 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 2.288 metric tonnes.
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - ISO 14396 1609 ft·lbf
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - SAE J1995 1627 ft·lbf
Operating Weight 78402 lb
Note Weight based on a machine configuration with Bridgestone 875/65R29 VLTS L4 radial tires, full fluids, operator, standard counterweight, cold start, roading fenders, Product Link™, open differential axles, secondary steering, sound suppression, and a 6.1 m
Bucket Capacities 4.6-12.0 m³ (6.0-15.75 yd³)
Operating Specifications
Breakout Force 58450 lbf
Static Tipping Load - Full 40° Turn - No Tire Deflection 49368 lb
Static Tipping Load - Full 40° Turn - With Tire Deflection 46473 lb
Note (1) For a machine configuration as defined under "Weight."
Note (2) Full compliance to ISO 143971:2007 Sections 1 thru 6.
Forward - 1 3.9 mile/h
Forward - 2 7.4 mile/h
Forward - 3 13.1 mile/h
Forward - 4 23.3 mile/h
Reverse - 1 4.3 mile/h
Reverse - 2 8.5 mile/h
Reverse - 3 15 mile/h
Note Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L4 tires with 914 mm (36 in) roll radius.
Reverse - 4 24.5 mile/h
Hydraulic System
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total 10.1 s
Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure 4975 psi
Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 2,250 rpm 119 gal/min
Service Refill Capacities
Cooling System 14 gal (US)
Crankcase 9.8 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Front 24.3 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Rear 24.3 gal (US)
Fuel Tank 112.5 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank 48 gal (US)
Transmission 20.3 gal (US)
DEF Tank 5.5 gal (US)
Note (1) *Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio.
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008) 112 dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013) 78 dB(A)*
Note (2) **For machines in European Union countries and in countries that adopt the "EU Directives."
Note (3) ***European Union Directive "2000/14/EC" as amended by "2005/88/EC."
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)** 109 LWA***
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)** 72 dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008) 72 dB(A)
Bucket Capacities
Bucket Range 4.6-12.0 m³ (6.0-15.75 yd³)
Dimensions - Standard Lift
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 8.92 ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 6.25 ft
Ground Clearance 1.33 ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 12.25 ft
Height - Top of Hood 10.17 ft
Height - Top of ROPS 12.5 ft
Hinge Pin Height at Carry 2.67 ft
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift 15.5 ft
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 12.67 ft
Maximum Width over Tires 11.5 ft
Note All dimensions are approximate and based on Bridgestone 875/65R29 VLTS L4 radial tires.
Overall Length - Without Bucket 28.17 ft
Rack Back - Carry Height 48 degrees
Rack Back - Maximum Lift 57 degrees
Rack Back at Ground 42 degrees
Tread Width 8.33 ft
Wheel Base 12.5 ft
Engine - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV
Emissions Tier 4/Stage IV


  • Cat C13 engine offers increased power density with a combination of proven electronic fuel and air systems.
  • Equipped with automatic Cat regeneration system, Cat Clean Emissions Module (CEM) with Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF), and Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank and pump (Tier 4 Final and Stage V).
  • Features an electric fuel priming pump and a fuel/water separator.
  • Thorough component design and machine validation processes result in unmatched reliability and uptime.


  • Increased power, heavy duty transmission, low-profile tires and advanced axle and final drives.
  • Heavy-duty transmission and axles handle extreme applications.
  • Automatic planetary powershift (4F/4R) transmission features durable, long-lasting components.
  • Full-flow hydraulic filtration system with additional loop filtration improves hydraulic system strength and component life.
  • With upgraded frames and heavier counterweight, the two-piece structural frame absorbs more impact.


  • Increased engine power resulting in improved machine performance and response.
  • Lock-up clutch transmission, matching the engine power to increase fuel efficiency while delivering optimal performance.
  • Easy-to-load performance series buckets improve material retention and reduce dig times, significantly improving productivity and fuel efficiency.
  • Automatic idle engine shutdown system significantly reduces idle time, overall operating hours, and fuel consumption.
  • Equipped with longer standard lift arms and a higher hinge point height for rail car capability.
  • Includes optimized high lift linkage, higher B-Pin height, and upgraded valves and cylinders.
  • Great 2-pass match for larger on-highway trucks, bank excavation, and face loading in well shot rock loading applications.


  • Deep system integration results in lower fuel consumption.
  • Significantly more fuel efficient than both the H and K Series loaders.
  • Power dense engine burns less fuel by providing power and torque when needed.
  • The HEUI™ fuel system boosts performance and reduces soot.
  • Standard productive economy mode delivers more fuel savings with minimal productivity impact.
  • New split-flow oil system (transmission) uses multi-viscosity oil to improve fuel economy.


  • The next generation easily adjustable seat with updated styling and a revolutionary suspension system. It comes in three trim levels and can be equipped with a 4-point harness.
  • Sound-suppression, seals, and damping cab mounts decrease noise and vibration for a quieter work environment.
  • The seat-mounted electro-hydraulic joystick steering system provides precision control and dramatically reduces arm fatigue, resulting in excellent comfort and accuracy.
  • Smart ergonomic controls are easy to use, intuitive, anduser-friendly.
  • Touchscreen multi-function color display keeps operators focused.
  • The next generation of ride control works as a shock absorber, improving ride quality over rough terrain.
  • Inclined steps and convenient grab handles ease accessibility to the operating space.
  • Extended windows enhance visibility while convex and spot mirrors extend the driver’s view on the sides and rear.


  • Cab access with wide door, optional remote door opening, and stair-like steps add solid stability.
  • Floor-to-ceiling windshield, large mirrors with integrated spot mirrors, and rear-vision camera provide industry leading all-around visibility.
  • Computerized monitoring system includes several warning indicators.
  • Rear vision camera enhances visibility behind the machine, helping you work safely and confidently.
  • Optional rear object detection radar system warns you of an object in critical zone while going in reverse, enhancing job site safety.


  • Extended service intervals including -
  1. Engine oil and engine oil filter change interval up to 1000 hours (Tier 4 Final and Stage V)
  2. Hydraulic filter change interval up to 1000 hours
  3. Transmission oil change interval up to 2000 hours
  • One-piece tilting hood makes cab access fast and easy.
  • Electrical service centers enhance convenience and accessibility.
  • Buckets and components can be changed without leaving the cab, allowing the machine to quickly move from task to task.
  • A full range of bucket sizes and types provides an exciting new option in this size class.
  • Access to fuel fill and daily maintenance points means lessservicing time is required.
  • Remote flash support.
  • Longer tire life with on-the-go traction aids.
  • Optional integrated Cat autolube system provides full lube system monitoring and diagnostic test visibility.


  • Developed to monitor, manage, and enhance your job site operations.
  • Payload provides accurate weighing* of the materials you are loading and hauling. Payload data is displayed in real-time to improve productivity and reduce overloading.
  • Detect enhances awareness of the environment around working equipment and provides alerts to help keep people and assets safe on the job site.
  • Link wirelessly connects you to your equipment, giving you access to essential information you need to know to run your business. Gain valuable insight into how your machine or fleet is performing allowing you to make timely, fact-based decisions that can boost job site efficiency and productivity.
  • Optional Advanced Productivity subscription provides comprehensive actionable information to help you manage and improve the productivity and profitability of your operations.

    * Not legal for trade.



  • Engineered for work in Transfer Stations, Recycling Depots, Scrap Yards and Demolition Sites.
  • Factory installed guarding improves uptime; guards protectaxle seals, steering cylinders, crankcase, front frame, powertrain, tilt cylinders, lower cab and rear box. Package includes reinforced service centers, heavy duty cable steps, lift cylinder baffles, narrow front fenders, and steel rear fender deflectors.
  • Factory installed options available are solid tires, rear machine guard, rubber mounted cab glass, engine precleaner, powered and filtered cab precleaner and variable pitch cooling fan.
  • Cat Waste Buckets available separately are Load & Carry, Tamp & Clamp, Dozing, and Grapple can be fitted with steel or rubber cutting edge.


  • Designed for efficiency and productivity log and chip handling in paper, pellet and saw mills.
  • The 982M Logger can 2 Pass unload trucks with two bunks or two trailers.
  • Forestry package includes logger counterweight and larger tilt cylinders to maintain stability carrying heavy loads, increase machine capacity 41% over 980M Logger.
  • Package also includes logger rear frame and Extreme Service Transmission.
  • Factory options available are 3rd function hydraulics to operate top or high dump bucket, front windshield guard, variable pitch fan, high debriscooler cores, engine precleaner, axle oil coolers and premium LED lighting package.
  • Work Tools available separately are Sorting Grapple, Millyard, and Logging Forks and Light Material High Dump and Chip Buckets.

Standard Equipment:

  • Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Power Train
    • Engine, Cat C13 meets Stage IV emission standards
    • Cat Clean Emissions Module (CEM) with Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank and pump
    • Fuel priming pump (electric)
    • Fuel/water separator
    • Precleaner, engine air intake
    • Economy Mode (selectable)
    • Transmission, automatic planetary power shift (4F/4R)
    • Torque converter, locking clutch with free wheel stator
    • Switch, transmission neutralizer lockout
    • Axles, open differential, front and rear
    • Heavy duty transmission
    • Axles, ecology drains
    • Brakes, full hydraulic enclosed wet-disc with Integrated Braking System (IBS)
    • Brake wear indicators
    • Parking brake, disc and caliper
    • Fan, radiator, electronically controlled, hydraulically driven, temperature sensing, on demand
    • Radiator, high debris, 6 fins per inch, 43° C cooling capacity
  • Operator Environment
    • Cab, pressurized and sound suppressed (ROPS/FOPS)
    • Viscous moounts
    • Multi-function 18 cm color LCD touch-screen display for rear vision camera image display (reverse travel activated) and machine status, setting and health parameters
    • EH controls, SAL (single axis levers) lift and tilt function
    • Steering, EH joystick, speed sensing with force feedback
    • Radio ready (entertainment) includes antenna, speakers and converter (12V, 10-amp)
    • Air conditioner, heater, and defroster (auto temp and fan)
    • EH parking brake
    • Beverage holders (2) with storage compartment for cell phone/MP3 player
    • Bucket/work tool fucnction lockout
    • Coat hook (2)
    • Cab air filter
    • Ergonomic cab access ladders and handrails
    • Horn, electric
    • Light, two dome (cab)
    • Mirrors, rearview external with integrated spot mirrors
    • ost mounted membrane 16 switch keypad
    • 3 receptacles, 12V
    • Seat, Cat Comfort (cloth) air suspension
    • Seat belt, 51 mm retractable, with indicator
    • Steering, secondary
    • Sun visor, front
    • Wet-arm wipers/washers front and rear, intermittent front wiper
    • Window, sliding (left and right sides)
    • Cab tie-off
  • Computerized Monitoring System
    • With following gauges: Speedometer/tachometer; Digital gear range indicator; Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) level; Temperature: engine coolant, hydraulic oil, transmission oil; Fuel level
    • With following warning indicators: Regeneration; Temperature: axle oil, engine intake manifold; Pressure: engine oil, fuel pressure hi/low, primary steering oil, service brake oil; Battery voltage hi/low; Engine air filter restriction; Hydraulic oil filter restriction; Hydraulic oil low; Parking brake; DEF low level; Transmission filter bypass
  • Electrical And Lighting
    • Batteries (2), maintenance free 1,400 CCA
    • Ignition key; start/stop switch
    • Starter, electric, heavy duty
    • Starting and charging system (24V)
    • Lighting system: Four halogen work lights (cab mounted); Two halogen roading lights (with signals); Two halogen rear vision lights (hood mounted)
    • Alarm, back-up
    • Alternator, 145-amp brushed
    • Main disconnect switch
    • Receptacle start (cables not included)
  • Cat Connect Technologies
    • Link technologies: Product Link
    • Detect technologies: rear vision camera
  • Linkage
    • Linkage, Z-bar, cast crosstube/tilt levers
    • Kickout, lift and tilt, automatic (adjustable in cab)
  • Hydraulics
    • Hydraulic system, load sensing
    • Steering, load sensing
    • Ride control, 2V
    • Remote diagnostic pressure taps
    • Hoses, Cat XT
    • Couplings, Cat O-ring face seal
    • Hydraulic oil cooler (swing out)
    • Oil sampling valves
  • Fluids
    • Premixed extended life coolant with freeze protection to -34° C
  • Other Standard Equipment
    • One-piece tilting hood with side and rear doors
    • Service centers (electrical and hydraulic)
    • Platform, window washing
    • Auto idle shutdown
    • Fenders, steel front with mud-flap/rear with extension
    • Guard, power train
    • Ecology drains for engine, transmission, and hydraulics
    • Ether aid ready
    • Grill, airborne debris
    • Filters: fuel, engine air, engine oil, hydraulic oil, transmission
    • Toolbox
    • Vandlism protection caplocks

Optional Equipment:

  • Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Power Train
    • Axles: Differentials: limited slip, front or rear; Axle oil cooler
    • Fan, VPF (variable pitch fan), automatic and manual control
    • Radiator, low debris, 9 fins per inch, high ambient 47° C cooling capacity
  • Operator Environment
    • Door, remote opening system
    • Cover, HVAC metallic
    • EH controls, SAL 3rd function
    • EH controls, joystick lift and tilt - Additional integrated roller switches for 3rd function
    • Filter, carbon fresh air
    • Mirrors, heated rearview external with integrated spot mirrors
    • Precleaner, HVAC
    • Precleaner, HVAC (RESPA)
    • Radio, AM/FM/CD/USB/MP3 Bluetooth
    • Radio, CB ready
    • Seat, heated air suspension
    • Steering, EH wheel with directional FNR shifter and gear selector - Additional FNR with imlement controls
    • Roof, metallic
    • Sun visor, rear
    • Windows, rubber mounted
    • Windows, with front gard
    • Windows, with heavy duty front guard
    • Windows, with full guards front, rear and sides
  • Electrical And Lighting
    • Four additional auxiliary halogen cab mounted work lights or
    • Two additional auxiliary front HI LED and two additional auxiliary rear LED cab mounted work lights with two LED work lights in the radiator grill and LED front turn signals also includes replacement of the standard four halogen cab mounted work lights with four LED work lights (the standard offering and only roading light available is the halogen roading light)
    • Warning amber strobe beacon
    • Reversing strobes
    • External seat belt indicator light
    • Speed limiter - 20 km/h (Europe only)
  • Starters, Batteries, And Alternators
    • Batteries (4), maintenance free 1,400 CCA with 240V Engine Coolant Heater
  • Cat Connect Technologies
    • Link technologies: VIMS
    • Payload technologies: Aggregate Autodig; Cat Production Measurement 2.0; Printer
    • Detect technologies: Cat Rear Object Detection
    • Machine Security System
  • Linkage
    • Quick coupler ready
  • Work Tools
    • Performance Series buckets
    • Forks, pallet
    • Forks, logging
  • Hydraulics
    • 3rd function with Ride Control: Standard linkage; Logger linkage
  • Fluids
    • Premixed extended life coolant with freeze protection to -50° C
  • Other Optional Equipment
    • Cat Autolube System
    • Wheel chocks
    • Fenders, roading
    • Oil change, high speed engine
    • Fuel tank, fast fill
    • Precleaner, turbine
    • Precleaner, trash
  • Purpose Built Specialty Models
    • Aggregate Handler
    • Industrial & Waste
    • Forestry