Sep 10, 2020

Next level track loader from Caterpillar

Next level track loader from Caterpillar

The new Cat 963 track loader combines versatility with improved fuel efficiency, more productivity and cab and controllability improvements.

The 963 crawler loader replaces the 963K and features an updated cab with suspension seat and adjustable armrests/controls.

An intuitive 10-inch (254 mm) touchscreen dash display is easy to use and features a standard high definition rearview camera.  

The joystick option provides familiar controls for operators experienced with skid steers/compact track loaders. Or choose the more traditional V-lever/foot pedal controls.

With either control scheme, operators can set implement response – fine, normal, coarse – to match operator preference or application.

The 963 is powered by a Cat C7.1 engine that produces 15 per cent more peak torque than the previous model for more power to the ground under load.

The manufacturer says up to 10 per cent fuel consumption reduction is achieved with an auto mode that will adapt the engine speed to the load.

Eco mode will use even lower speed for further reduction in fuel consumption in lighter duty applications. Power mode will keep engine speed high to feel readily available power at all times.

An optional performance series bucket boosts productivity up to 20 per cent while an optional Fusion Quick Coupler enables fast attachment changes. A variety of buckets, forks and other tools can be shared among track loaders, wheel loaders and other Fusion compatible machines.