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Caterpillar 930 Wheel Loader

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The Caterpillar 930 wheel loader was introduced in 1968 in the USA. Production began in Belgium in 1969, Japan in 1972, and Brazil in 1973.

[edit] Features

The 930 has a D330c four-cylinder engine producing 100 flywheel horsepower (FWHP). It comes standard with powershift transmission, four-wheel drive, articulated steering, caliper disc brakes, and electric start.

The 930 was manufactured in the USA, with a 41K serial number prefix; in Belgium, with a 79J prefix; in Japan, with a 73U prefix; and in Brazil, with a 71H prefix. The 41K and 73U have a 108-inch (274-cm) wheelbase, the 73U has a sealed loader linkage, and the 79J has a turbocharged engine.

[edit] Modifications

In 1971 and 1972, Caterpillar added a sealed loader linkage to the American and Belgian units, beginning with 41K02040 and 79J01480.

In 1972 and 1973, the American and Japanese units received 3304 engines, beginning with 41K03208 and 73U00352.

In 1973 and 1974, Cat added a sleeve metering fuel system, beginning with 41K03798, 73U00567, and 71H00260.

In 1977, the Japanese unit received an interim scroll fuel system, beginning with 73U01313.

In 1979, Caterpillar added a redesigned bumper and rear-mounted batteries to the Belgian unit, beginning with 79J07507.

In 1979 and 1980, Cat modified the caliper disc brakes, beginning with 41K08438 and 73U02207.

Production in Japan and Belgium ended in 1984.

Production in the USA ended in 1985.

Production of 71H ended in 1986. That same year, Caterpillar introduced a new unit in Brazil, with a 17B prefix. It comes standard with a 3304 direct injection engine, articulated frame, and scroll fuel injection system.

Based on data from the sales database of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, it is estimated that more than 33,800 Caterpillar 930 wheel loaders have been produced.

Highest Serial #
Belgium
79J 11551
Brazil
17B N/A
71H 02834
Japan
73U 03157
USA
41K 16290
Total = 33,832