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The Cat® 990H is a proven performer in quarry and industrial applications around the world.
The Cat® 990H is a proven performer in quarry and industrial applications around the world. With superior quality and world class productivity, the 990H provides the lowest cost per ton of any wheel loader in its size class.
Designed with the right features to meet the daily demands of your job siteLearn More
The Cat® C27 engine with ACERT® Technology is U.S. EPA Tier 3 and EU Stage III compliant. It features increased horsepower and efficient fuel management for quick response, high productivity and exceptional service life. A sculpted cylinder block provides greater strength and is lighter weight.
Impeller Clutch Torque Converter (ICTC) and Rimpull Control System (RCS)
ICTC combined with the RCS allows the operator maximum flexibility in the modulating rimpull.
Fuel ManagementLearn More
Load Sense Steering System
Typical steering systems can draw more than 30 kW (40 hp) from the engine. The draw is constant, even when the operator is not steering. This system maximizes performance by directing power through the steering system only when it’s needed. More efficient use of power results in decreased fuel consumption and higher production.
Torque Converter Lock Up Clutch
The torque converter lock up clutch provides direct drive for improved fuel economy, especially in load and carry operations. This feature activates in second and third gears forward and first through third gears reverse.
Demand Driven Cooling Fan
A variable displacement pump drives the fan’s hydraulic motor so that fan speed varies independent of engine speed. The pump increases output as temperatures increase, improving cooling capability. The fan draws only the power needed for cooling, reducing fuel consumption and increasing efficiency.
Engine Idle Shutdown
This new feature will automatically shutdown the engine after the machine has been in a safe idling state for an extended amount of time. The operator in the cab will be audibly and visually warned before the shutdown occurs.
Maximize uptime, long life – it’s what you expect from your Cat® wheel loaderLearn More
Combining the use of robotic welding and castings in critical high-stress areas, more than 80 percent of the 990H structure is robotically-welded to provide highly consistent welds and increased strength. Castings are also used in several areas to increase strength by helping to spread the loads and reduce the number of parts.
Front Frame and Rear Frame
Highly engineered and field-proven, the 990H uses high-strength plates and castings which distribute loads and increases structure robustness. A key differentiator from other manufacturers’ machines is the box-section rear frame and box-shaped loader tower. The box section absorbs torsional forces generated in a loading cycle, maintaining alignment for hitch pins and driveline. The box-shaped loader tower resists shock and torsional loads, maintaining hitch and loader linkage pin alignment, maximizing pin life.
Axle-Shaft, Oil Disc Brakes
These brakes are adjustment-free, fully hydraulic and completely sealed. Disc face grooves provide cooling even when brakes are applied for a longer component life.
Z-bar Loader Linkage
Proven Z-bar loader linkage geometry delivers maximum productivity. Fewer pivot points and moving parts are designed to reduce maintenance costs.
Best-in-class working environmentLearn More
Best-in-Class Working Environment
A comfortable operator is a productive operator, which is why Caterpillar has designed the 990H with a best-in-class working environment for this size wheel loader class.
Systems and features to achieve even greater productivityLearn More
Payload Control System
Payload Control System (PCS) is designed to help the 990H owners and operators manage truck payloads and produce accurate records of material movement. This advanced electronic control system is designed for on-the-go weighing.
Cat Product Link
Cat® Product Link enables convenient, remote monitoring of equipment. It provides usable information to keep jobs on schedule, maintain machine health and reduce fleet owning and operating costs.
Using a combination of radars, an in-cab display, and multiple cameras, Cat Detect provides equipment operators with enhanced awareness for increased site safety.
The touch screen display alerts the operator when objects have entered critical areas around the equipment. The radar view provides a visual indication of where the objects are relative to the machine.
Provide flexibility to match the machine to your applicationLearn More
Buckets for the 990H range in size from 8.6 m3 (11.25 yd3) to 9.2 m3 (12 yd3) and may be configured for a variety of impact and abrasive conditions.
All buckets are built with shell-tine construction that resists twisting and distortion and feature replaceable, weld-on wear plates to protect the bottom of the bucket. The integral rock guard helps retain big loads while heavy-duty pins and retainers provide durability.
Available in spade edge or straight edge configurations. Spade edge buckets use bolt-on segments and are available from 8.6 m3 (11.25 yd3) to 9.2 m3 (12 yd3). An 8.6 m3 (11.25 yd3) Straight Edge Rock is also available. Each bucket accepts up to two sets of sidebar protectors, features double-strap adapters, easily changed bolt-on segments and several tip options.
Heavy-Duty Quarry Bucket
Available as an 8.6 m3 (11.25 yd3) capacity bucket and is recommended for use in face loading where moderate abrasion and high impact is encountered. It features additional wear protection items, including: thicker base edge and adapters, additional liners and wear plates, bolt-on half arrow segments and four sidebar protectors.
High Abrasion Bucket
Available as an 8.6 m3 (11.25 yd3) capacity bucket and is recommended for use in face loading where high abrasion and moderate impact is encountered. This bucket features additional wear protection items including independently attached edge and adapter covers, flush mount adapters, additional liners and wear plates, four sidebar protectors (two sets) and a thicker base edge. Flush mount adapters provide a smooth finish floor and reduce wear on the adapters.
Increase uptime by reducing service timeLearn More
The 990H is designed to ensure minimal downtime through ground level or platform access, grouped service points, and attention to key serviceable areas on the machine.
Count on Cat dealers for business solutionsLearn More
Cat dealers can help customers compare and choose the right machine for their business.
Cat dealers offer financing options to meet a variety of needs.
Improve operating technique for better productivity and profit with the latest Cat dealer training resources.
Cat dealers are with customers every step of the way with unsurpassed worldwide parts support, trained technicians and customer support agreements.
Protecting the environmentLearn More
Protecting the Environment
With the 990H having a long legacy, it is only fitting this machine has features and services that show environmental responsibility.
Keeping your people safe and productive is our number one priorityLearn More
At Caterpillar, we have designed the 990H with your most important asset in mind – People. Drawing from a history of technological advancements and practical wisdom, you can be assured that your people are protected while working in, on or around the 990H Wheel Loader.
Whether it be positioning to the truck or watching for people and vehicles on the site, the 990H offers a number of standard and optional features to enhance job site visibility.
Access and Egress
The 990H has a number of features to ensure your operator gets safely on and off the 990H.
With the 990H, design efforts were taken to group service points with convenient access. As seen in the serviceability section, all service points are at ground level or platform access to maintain three points of contact, and a number of disconnect switches are available to ensure the 990H is static during service.
Operator Health and Well Being
The 990H offers many features that enhance operator comfort and aid in keeping the operator safe.
WesTrac and our power systems partners Energy Power Systems Australia (EPSA), provide WA, NSW and ACT with Caterpillar Electric Power Systems, such as generator sets, automatic transfer switches (ATS), uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and switchgears.
EPSA is the Australian Dealer responsible for the sale of new and used Caterpillar engines and design of the installations.
WesTrac provides build-up, installation, servicing, repair and management of power generation plant and equipment, as well as industrial, truck and marine engines and transmissions – 24/7.
It is a formidable combination, providing an unrivalled service – proven reliable Cat power and superb service and parts supply.
You will find the strategic WesTrac/EPSA alliance at work throughout WA, NSW and ACT wherever prime or standby power is required.
At WesTrac® we conduct our business with a number of associated partners.