Cat | 950 Wheel Loader | Caterpillar



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The Cat 950 Wheel Loader brings premium performance with simple-to-use technologies as a standard offering, boosting operator efficiencies and delivering consistent high bucket fill factors resulting in increased productivity. Extended service intervals lower maintenance costs. This machine is designed to meet emission standards without interrupting operation.Improved performance, reliability, durability, and versatility result in a machine that is built to meet your needs.

Operating Weight 42461 lb
Note Weight based on a machine configuration with with Parallel lift z-bar linkage, Bridgestone 23.5R25 VJT L3 radial tires, full fluids, operator, standard counterweight, ride control cold start, roading fenders, Product Link, front manual differential/open r
Maximum Power - 2,100 rpm - ISO 14396 249 HP
Engine Model Cat C7.1
Maximum Gross Power - 2,100 rpm - SAE J1995 253 HP
Maximum Net Power - 2,100 rpm - ISO 9249 231 HP
Engine Torque @ 1,300 rpm - ISO 14396:2002 908 ft·lbf
Gross Torque @ 1,300 rpm - SAE J1995:2014 916 ft·lbf
Maximum Net Torque - 1,300 rpm - ISO 9249 863 ft·lbf
Displacement 427 in³
Note Cat engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, and Japan 2014 emission standards.
Note (1) The net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with fan, alternator, air cleaner, and aftertreatment.
Note (2) Cat diesel engines are required to use ULSD (ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel with 15 ppm of sulfur or less) or ULSD blended with the following lowercarbon intensity fuels up to: • 20% biodiesel FAME (fatty acid methyl ester)* • 100% renewable diesel, HVO (hy
Forward - 1 4.3 mile/h
Forward - 2 7.5 mile/h
Forward - 3 12 mile/h
Forward - 4 16 mile/h
Forward - 5 24.5 mile/h
Reverse - 1 4.3 mile/h
Reverse - 2 7.5 mile/h
Reverse - 3 16 mile/h
Note Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 787 mm (31 in) roll radius
Operator Sound Pressure Level - ISO 6396:2008 70 dB(A)
Exterior Sound Power Level - ISO 6395:2008 70 dB(A)
Operator Sound Pressure Level - ISO 6396:2008 ¹ 69 dB(A)
Exterior Sound Power Level - ISO 6395:2008 ¹ 107 dB(A)
Note ¹Including countries that adopt the EU and UK Directives.
Note (1) ¹Exterior Sound Power Level - European Union Directive 2000/14/EC and UK Noise Regulation 2001 No. 1701
Air Conditioning System
Air Conditioning The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.6 kg (3.5 lb) of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent 2.288 metric tonnes (2.522 tons).
Operating Specifications
Static Tipping Load - Full 40° Turn - With Tire Deflection 24694 lb
Static Tipping Load - Full 40° Turn - No Tire Deflection 26369 lb
Breakout Force 40690 lbf
Note For a machine configuration as defined under “Weight.”
Note (1) Full compliance to ISO 14397-1:2007 Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification between calculations and testing. Service Refill Capaciti
Service Refill Capacities
Fuel Tank 68.6 gal (US)
DEF Tank 4 gal (US)
Cooling System 14.3 gal (US)
Crankcase 5.5 gal (US)
Transmission 11.4 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Front 11.4 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Rear 11.4 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank 25.6 gal (US)
Hydraulic System
Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 2,340 rpm 85 gal/min
Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure 4250 psi
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total 9.1 s
Dimensions - Standard Lift
Height - Top of Hood 8.83 ft
Height - Top of ROPS 11.33 ft
Ground Clearance 1.08 ft
Wheel Base 11 ft
Overall Length - Without Bucket 23.08 ft
Hinge Pin Height at Carry Height 2 ft
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift 13.08 ft
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 10.67 ft
Rack Back - Maximum Lift 59 °
Rack Back - Carry Height 49 °
Width over Tires (Loaded) 9.33 ft
Tread Width 7 ft
Note All dimensions are approximate and based on machine equipped with 3.1 m3 (4.1 yd3 ) general purpose bucket with BOCE and Bridgestone 23.5R25 VJT L3 radial tires.
Dimensions - High Lift
Height - Top of Hood 8.83 ft
Height - Top of ROPS 11.33 ft
Ground Clearance 1.08 ft
Wheel Base 11 ft
Overall Length - Without Bucket 24.58 ft
Hinge Pin Height at Carry Height 2.5 ft
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift 14.75 ft
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 11.83 ft
Rack Back - Maximum Lift 56 °
Rack Back - Carry Height 49 °
Width over Tires (Loaded) 9.33 ft
Tread Width 7 ft
Note All dimensions are approximate and based on machine equipped with 3.1 m3 (4.1 yd3 ) general purpose bucket with BOCE and Bridgestone 23.5R25 VJT L3 radial tires.

Proven Reliability

  • Cat C7.1 engine offers high power density with a combination of proven electronics, 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.
  • Features an electric fuel priming pump, fuel-water separator, and secondary fuel filter.
  • Thorough component design and machine validation processes result in unmatched reliability and uptime.


  • Heavy-duty transmission and axles designed to handle extreme applications.
  • Automatic countershaft powershift (5F/3R) transmission features durable, long-lasting components.
  • Full-flow hydraulic filtration system with additional kidney-loop filtration improves hydraulic system reliability and component life.
  • Next Generation implement pump increases flow at lower engine speeds and improves hydraulic response.

Work in Comfort in the All New Cab

  • Next-generation, easily adjustable seat and suspension for improved operator comfort. It comes in three trim levels and can be equipped with a 4-point harness (kit).
  • Increased legroom and adjustable seat controls for increased comfort and efficiency.
  • Automatic air conditioning system keeps the cab temperature as desired.
  • New in-cab dashboard and high-resolution touch display(s) are easy to use, intuitive, and user friendly.
  • Sound suppression, seals, and viscous cab mounts decrease noise and vibration for a quieter work environment.
  • The standard HMU steering wheel provides precision control, resulting in excellent comfort and accuracy. An optional seat-mounted electro-hydraulic joystick steering system (replaces the HMU steering wheel) is also available in many regions.
  • The next generation of ride control works as a shock absorber, improving ride quality over rough terrain.

Smart Machine for Efficient Operation

  • Standard Cat technologies to monitor, manage, and enhance your jobsite operations.

– Cat Payload with Assist provides accurate weighing* of the bucket payloads. Data is displayed in real time to improve productivity and loading accuracy with manual tip-off.
– Product Link™ wirelessly connects the machine to the office, giving you access to production and essential health information needed to make timely, fact-based decisions to help you better run your business.
– New Autodig allows the operator to fully automate bucket loading to improve fill factors and loading time.
– Auto Set Tires promotes proper loading technique, significantly reducing tire slip and tire wear.

  • Optional Cat Advanced Payload* with Assist:

– Tip Off Assist automatizes load adjustment of the final bucket to match hauling unit target.
– Enhanced lists management, site integration, and extended scale features to help manage and improve productivity and profitability of operations.

  • Optional Cat Productivity subscription provides detailed and comprehensive actionable information to help you manage and improve the productivity and profitability of your operations.

*Not legal for trade.

Achieve Greater Fuel Efficiency and Productivity

  • New Autodig with Auto Set Tires for consistent high bucket fill factors deliver up to 10% more productivity compared to previous Cat model.
  • 5-speed transmission and lock-up clutch torque converter, power trains deliver smooth shifting, fast acceleration, and speed on grade for greater performance and fuel efficiency.
  • Single clutch and lock-to-lock shifting for faster acceleration and speed on grades.
  • Z bar* linkage provides high breakout force at ground level.
  • Optimized Z bar* linkage offers parallel lift capability for precise work tool control.
  • Performance Series Buckets utilize a system-based approach to balance bucket shape against the machine’s linkage, resulting in higher fill factors and better material retention when compared with other buckets of the same rated capacity.
  • Application Profiles optimize machine settings for different applications at one push of a button.
  • Job Aids help operators improve and optimize their operating skills.
  • Automatic engine idle shutdown system significantly reduces idle time, overall operating hours, and fuel consumption.
  • Deeply integrated engine, power train, and hydraulic systems deliver unmatched productivity and fuel efficiency.
  • Standard front manual differential locks and optional auto front and rear differential locks improve traction, resulting in increased productivity while reducing tire scuffing for reduced operating costs.
  • Fusion™ Quick Coupler allows for easy tool changes without leaving the cab, letting the machine move quickly from task to task.

* Not all configurations available in all regions, subject to availability

Reduced Maintenance Time and Costs

  • Extended fluid and filter change intervals reduce maintenance costs by up to 30%.*
  • Convenient access to hydraulic and electrical service centers for easy ground-level servicing.
  • Remote Troubleshoot can connect the machine to the dealer service department to help diagnose problems quickly so you can get back to work.
  • Remote Flash works around your schedule to ensure your machine’s software is up to date for optimal performance.
  • The Cat App helps you manage fleet location, hours, and maintenance schedules; it also alerts you for required maintenance and allows you to request service from your local Cat dealer.
  • One-piece tilting hood makes engine compartment access fast and easy.
  • Optional Integrated Autolube extends component and service life.

* Parts and fluids only

Safety Features

  • Rear-vision camera enhances visibility behind the machine, helping you work safely and confidently.
  • Cab access with wide door, optional remote door opening, and inclined 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.
  • Monitored seat belt is standard and can be enhanced with an optional exterior indicator.
  • Optional multiview (360˚) vision system helps the operator monitor the surroundings of the machine at all times.
  • Optional Cat Detect radar technology enhances awareness by monitoring the working environment and alerts operators to hazards.
  • Optional access light and under-hood service light system to provide illuminated access to the machine and daily checks even in the dark.

Purpose-built Specialty Configurations

  • Application-specific arrangements direct from the factory for optimized performance and added durability in the toughest applications, including:

– Industrial and waste models feature guarding and reinforcement necessary for work in transfer stations, recycling depots, scrap yards, and demolition sites.
– Forestry model increases lift and tilt capacities for efficient and productive log and chip handling in paper, pellet, and sawmills.


  • The Cat® C7.1 engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, and Japan 2014 emission standards.
  • Cat diesel engines are required to use ULSD (ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel with 15 ppm of sulfur or less) or ULSD blended with the following lower-carbon intensity fuels up to: 20% biodiesel FAME (fatty acid methyl ester) * or 100% renewable diesel, HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) and GTL (gas-to-liquid) fuels. Refer to guidelines for successful application. Please consult your Cat dealer or “Caterpillar Machine Fluids Recommendations” (SEBU6250) for details.
  • The Cat® clean emissions module includes Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF), Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC), and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technologies to reduce the engine’s emissions.
  • Engine Idle Shutdown Timer reduces fuel burn, greenhouse gas emissions and unnecessary idle time by shutting down the machine after a pre-set idling period.
  • Autodig helps you work more efficiently and productively and reduce fuel burn, greenhouse gas emissions, machine wear and operator fatigue.
  • Auto Set Tires reduce tire wear and lowers fuel burn and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Extended maintenance intervals not only reduce downtime but decrease the amount of fluid and filters that are replaced over the life of the machine.
  • Cat® Payload technology maximizes loading efficiency, helping operators of every skill level work more accurately to reduce load time, fuel costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Upgrade to Advanced Payload for expanded features and capabilities that can further increase operator efficiency and accuracy.
  • Cat VisionLink® displays the CO2 emissions for monitored assets, calculated by fuel type for the Runtime Fuel Burned each day in a selected date range.
  • Remote Flash minimizes downtime and maintenance time while keeping your asset running with maximum efficiency. Alerts for machine updates are sent virtually from your Cat dealer and updates can be deployed without a dealer technician needing to be onsite.
  • Remote Troubleshoot decreases maintenance time and keeps your machine running with maximum efficiency by allowing your Cat dealer to virtually test the machine while working. Once a problem is identified, a technician can fix it the first time, saving time and money.

*Engines with no aftertreatment devices can use higher blends, up to 100% biodiesel (for use of blends higher than 20% biodiesel, consult your Cat dealer).

Standard Equipment:

  • Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Electrical
    • Lights: halogen, 4 work lights, 2 front roading lights with turn signals, 2 rear-vision lights
    • Starting and charging system, 24V
    • Starter, electric, heavy duty
  • Hydraulics
    • Steering system, load sensing with dedicated variable displacement piston pump
    • Implement system, load sensing with variable displacement piston pump
    • Oil sampling valves, Cat XT hoses
    • Ride control, dual accumulators
  • Linkage
    • *Not all configurations available in all regions, subject to availability
    • Kickouts: lift and tilt
    • Parallel Lift, Z-bar*
  • Monitoring System
    • Primary touchscreen monitor (Cat Payload, quad screens, machine settings & messages)
    • Front dash with analog gauges, LCD display, and warning lights
  • On-board Technologies
    • Cat Payload scale
    • Application Profiles
    • Operator ID & machine security
    • Autodig with Auto Set Tires
    • Job Aids
  • Operator Environment
    • Cab, pressurized, sound suppression
    • HMU steering wheel
    • Visibility: mirrors, rear-vision camera
    • Window, front, laminated
    • Window cleaning platform, front
    • Touchscreen display
    • Air conditioner, heater, defroster (auto temp, fan)
    • EH implement controls, parking brake
    • Sun visor, front and rear, retractable
    • Seat, cloth, air suspension
  • Power Train
    • Fuel-water separator and secondary fuel filter
    • Service brakes, hydraulic, fully enclosed wet disc, wear indicators, Integrated Braking System (IBS)
    • Engine, air precleaner
    • Park brake, caliper on front axles, spring applied–pressure released
    • Transmission, countershaft, automatic powershift
    • Axles, front differential lock
    • Torque converter with lock-up
    • Electric fuel priming pump
    • Cat C7.1 engine

Optional Equipment:

  • Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Additional Equipment
    • Guards: power train, crankcase, cab, cylinders, rear
    • Cat Autolube system
    • Fenders, extensions or roading
    • Wheel chocks
    • Toolbox
    • Secondary steering system, electrical**
    • **Standard or optional depending on region. Consult your dealer.
    • Biodegradable hydraulic oil
    • High-speed oil change system
    • Rear cab access
  • Electrical
    • Cold start, 120V or 240V
    • Warning beacon
    • Lights: LED
    • Reversing strobe lights
  • Hydraulics
    • 3rd and 4th auxiliary functions with ride control
    • Quick coupler control
  • Linkage
    • *Not all configurations available in all regions, subject to availability
    • Standard lift, Z-bar*
    • High Lift available with both linkages*
  • On-board Technologies
    • Cat Payload Printer
    • Controls Help and eOMM
    • Cat Advanced Payload
  • Operator Environment
    • Mirrors, heated
    • Dedicated rearview screen
    • Entertainment radio
    • Seat, leather/cloth, air suspension, heated/cooled
    • Full cab window guard
    • Windows, front, heavy duty
    • Steering, joystick
    • Cat Detect rear radar system
    • CB radio ready
    • Door, remote opening system
    • Multiview (360°) vision system
    • Seat, suede/cloth, air suspension, heated
  • Power Train
    • Turbine, air precleaner
    • Axles, ecology drains, AOC ready, extreme temperature seals
    • Radiator, high debris
    • Axles, auto differential locks front and rear
    • Axles, oil cooler
    • Cooling fan, reversible
  • Special Configurations
    • Tunneling***
    • Corrosion resistant
    • Auxiliary Counterweight
    • ***Japan only
    • Waste and industrial
    • Forestry

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