Offering increased truck loading and load-and-carry efficiency, the new 988K XE increases efficiency by 25% overall. This reduces costs and helps operations reduce greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint.

The new Cat 988K XE loader offers a range of bucket capacities from 6.2-17 yd3. Rated standard and high lift payload for the loader reaches 12.5 tons when working with face material and 16 tons with loose material. Advansys Series Ground Engaging Tools protect bucket components and reduce operating costs, so operations can get the most out of machine performance.

The standard 988K XE wheel loader is performance matched to offer efficient 3-pass loading of the 42.6-ton Cat 770G and 4-pass loading of the 51-ton Cat 772. Its high-lift configuration delivers 5-pass loading of the 61-ton Cat 773G and 6-pass loading of the 70.5-ton Cat 775G.

Cat electric drive technology found in the new 988K XE lowers overall maintenance costs, while increasing engine life expectancy. Offering extended oil change intervals of 2,000 hours, the electric drive wheel loader uses 40% less powertrain oil.

The durable SR drive motor, generator and inverter are built to last minimum maintenance. Additionally, the efficient electric drive design increases engine life by up to 3,500 hours, extending time between powertrain rebuilds.

Slight changes inside the cab of the new 988K XE provide operators with the familiar functions of the 988K, and at the same time, operators will experience improved handling smoothness and ease of operation. The new loader offers a single speed range, so the machine efficiently operates without the need for gear shifting. New virtual gears help to control machine ground speed and deliver smooth direction shifts.

The standard Cat Product Link offers remote data monitoring through VisionLink, so key personnel can stay informed of critical machine operating data. Fuel usage, payload summaries, scheduled service reminders, fault code alerts and various productivity reports are available to help improve machine management. Additionally, the onboard Vital Information Management System provides the operator with operating data such as real-time fuel consumption and fuel efficiency via an interactive touch screen display.

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