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Caterpillar 980B Wheel Loader

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Caterpillar Wheel Loaders
Caterpillar 980B
Caterpillar 980B
Caterpillar 980B interior
The Caterpillar 980B wheel loader was introduced in 1970. It was manufactured in the USA only.

[edit] Features

The 980B has a D333 turbocharged/after-cooled, six-cylinder engine producing 260 flywheel horsepower. It has powershift transmission and four wheel drive. It comes standard with air brakes, an electric start, and 130-inch (330-cm) wheelbase.

The 980B was given an 89P serial number prefix.

[edit] Modifications

In 1970 Caterpillar added a sealed loader linkage, beginning with 89P00906.

In 1972 a rollover protection system (ROPS) was added, beginning with 89P01879.

In 1974 Cat added a sleeve-metering fuel system (SMFS), beginning with 89P03495.

In 1976 flow-amplified steering was added, beginning with 89P05075.

Production of 980B ended in 1978.

The Caterpillar 980B was replaced by the Caterpillar 980C.

Based on data from the sales database of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, it is estimated that more than 7,200 Caterpillar 980B wheel loaders have been produced.

Highest Serial #
USA
89P 07248
Total = 7,248