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Introduced in 1963, the 988 has been the industry leader for 50 years.
Introduced in 1963, the 988 has been the industry leader for 50 years. Focused on helping our customers succeed, we have continued to build upon each new series. The 988K continues our legacy of reliability, performance, safety, operator comfort, serviceability, and efficiency. The 988K Millyard Arrangement is designed to meet the demands of millyard applications. The features of the 988K Millyard work together to provide a durable and reliable machine to meet the needs of the modern millyard.
Delivering fuel efficiency you demand through integrated machine systems.Learn More
Cat® C18 ACERT Engine
The Cat C18 ACERT engine is built and tested to meet your most demanding applications while meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV Technology, Tier 2 Equivalent emission standards.
Cat Planetary Powershift Transmission
Featuring all new Advanced Productivity Electronic Control Shifting (APECS) transmission controls provides greater momentum on grades and fuel savings by carrying that momentum through the shift points.
Impeller Clutch Torque Converter (ICTC)
Enable your operators to maximize efficiency by varying machine rimpull while putting more horsepower to hydraulics.
Cat Torque Converter with Lock-up Clutch
Enabling maximum productivity and efficiency, all day every day. The 988K systems work hard to save you fuel through advanced technologies. Utilizing On Demand Throttle, operators maintain normal operation with the left pedal and implements while the 988K manages the engine speed.
Best built for the toughest conditions.Learn More
Your bottom line is improved by highly durable structures that achieve multiple life cycles and withstand the toughest loading conditions.
To ensure long life and reliability, the linkage pin joints feature a greased pin design with an auto lube system attachment available from the factory.
Move material more efficiently with improved power and control.Learn More
Steering and Transmission Integrated Control System (STIC™)
Experience maximum responsiveness and control with STIC that combines directional selection, gear selection and steering into a single lever.
Building your success begins with a best-in-class transmission designed specifically for mining applications.
Cat C18 ACERT Engine
Durability and efficiency at the heart of your 988K comes from the Cat C18 ACERT Engine. Optimum performance is built in through the use of a 6 cylinder, four-stroke design.
Impeller Clutch Torque Converter (ICTC) and Rimpull Control System (RCS)
Lower your cost per ton utilizing advanced ICTC and RCS for modulated rimpull.
Productivity enabling you to move more and make more.Learn More
Positive Flow Control Hydraulics
Increase efficiency through our Positive Flow Control (PFC) Hydraulic System. PFC has concurrent pump and valve control. By optimizing pump control, hydraulic oil flow is proportionate to implement lever movement.
Electro Hydraulic Controls
Operators increase productivity with our responsive implements feature.
Confident loader operation starts with precise machine control enabled by the 988K’s load sensing hydraulic steering system.
Benefit from extended performance and reliability of your hydraulic system with our advanced filtration system.
Best-in-class operator comfort and ergonomics.Learn More
Your operators can work more efficiently and stay comfortable with our customer-inspired cab features.
Entry and Exit
Enter and exit the cab easily and safely with these newly designed, ergonomic features.
Cat Comfort Series III Seat
Enhance comfort and reduce operator fatigue with Cat Comfort Series III seat.
Ergonomic placement of switches and Information display keep your operators comfortable all day every day.
Your operator’s productivity is enhanced with our clean, comfortable cab environment.
Greater productivity through Integrated Electronic Systems.Learn More
The 988K electronic systems have been completely integrated to function as one machine. This integration creates a smart machine and more informed operator, maximizing the productivity of both.
Cat Product Link™
Cat Product link allows remote monitoring of equipment to improve overall fleet management effectiveness. Events and diagnostic codes, as well as hours, fuel, idle time and other information are transmitted to a secure web based application, VisionLink®. VisionLink includes powerful tools to convey information to users and dealers, including mapping, working and idle time, fuel level and more.
We have worked hard to help our customers and operators perform at their best through our Vital Information Management System (VIMS 3G).
Enabling high uptime by reducing your service time.Learn More
The 988K has many design features that help you succeed by reducing your downtime.
Your Cat dealers know how to keep your machines productive.Learn More
Legendary Cat Dealer Support
A valued partner, your Cat dealer is available whenever you need them.
Making your safety our priority.Learn More
We are constantly improving our products in an effort to provide a productive and safe work environment for the operator and those who work on your job site.
Making sustainable progress possible.Learn More
The 988K is designed to maximize efficiency and productivity while conserving natural resources.
Work Tool options to meet your needs.Learn More
Forks and Buckets
Available for both the 988H and 990H, Millyard and Logging Forks are designed to move wood in the millyard. Woodchip Buckets are designed with performance characteristics to bring productivity and fuel efficiency to load-and-carry work in the yard.
A single top clamp closes down between the tines, allowing individual logs to be picked and placed with ease. An open, high visibility design allows operators to see the job at hand, work faster and more efficiently.
Dual top clamps close down to the tine tips, their curvature maximizes carry capacity. Built to match the task of unloading trucks. An open, high visibility design allows operators to see the job at hand, work faster and more efficiently.
Extra capacity and loading characteristics make this bucket style perfect for handling woodchips. Available in direct pin on models or for use with the Cat Quick Coupler System.
Cat Full Width Forks
Dual top clamps are connected to allow maximum capacity while still closing between the tines allowing partial loads to be handled.
Cat Block Handling couplers are designed to withstand the demanding and harsh environment of block handling various applications. Learn More
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.