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Caterpillar 980F Wheel Loader

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Caterpillar Wheel Loaders
Caterpillar 980F
Caterpillar 980F
Caterpillar 980F interior
The Caterpillar 980F wheel loader was introduced in 1991 in the USA and Belgium as the replacement for the Caterpillar 980C. Production began in Japan a year later.

[edit] Features

The 980F has a 3406 engine producing 275 or 300 flywheel horsepower. It comes standard with modified operator arrangement and dual horsepower.

The 980F was manufactured in the USA, with an 8CJ serial number prefix; in Belgium, with a 3HK prefix; and in Japan, with a 5XJ prefix.

[edit] Modifications

In 1994, Caterpillar replaced CFC-based R12 with R134A refrigerant in the air conditioner, and made limited slip differential and new tires available, beginning with 8CJ01221 and 5XJ00577.

Caterpillar offered a certified rebuild program with this model. Units beginning with the following serial number run were certified rebuilds: 8CJ75000.

Production ended in the USA and Belgium in 1994, and Japan in 1996.

The Caterpillar 980F was replaced by the Caterpillar 980F II.

Based on data from the sales database of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, it is estimated that more than 3,600 Caterpillar 980F wheel loaders have been produced.

Highest Serial #
Belgium
3HK 01220
Japan
5XJ 00800
USA
8CJ 01606
Total = 3,626