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Caterpillar 966D/966E Wheel Loader

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Caterpillar 966D
Caterpillar 966E
The Caterpillar 966D wheel loader was introduced in 1980 in the USA as the replacement for the Caterpillar 966C. Production began in Japan and Belgium a year later.

[edit] Features

The 966D has a 3306 direct injection turbo, six-cylinder engine producing 200 flywheel horsepower (FWHP). It has a four speeds forward, four reverse powershift transmission. It comes standard with articulated flow amplified steering, a sealed Z-Bar loader linkage, and electronic monitoring system.

The 966D was manufactured in the USA, with a 99Y serial number prefix; in Japan, with a 35S prefix; and in Belgium, with a 94X prefix.

The American unit has a rollover protection system.

[edit] Modifications

In 1986 Caterpillar added a cast lift arm crosstube to the American unit, beginning with 99Y03806.

In 1986 Cat added a folded core radiator, beginning with 99Y04215, 35S02075, and 94X04689. I

In 1987 Caterpillar replaced 966D with 966E, which consisted of modified 99Y, 35S, and 94X units, beginning with 99Y05315, 35S02523, and 94X06489. With the 966E, Cat added a 615 torque converter impeller, a five-cubic yard (3.8-m3) bucket, new tires, and increased horsepower to 216 FWHP.

The Caterpillar 966E was replaced by the Caterpillar 966F.

Based on data from the sales database of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, it is estimated that more than 20,800 Caterpillar 966D and 966E wheel loaders have been produced.

Highest Serial #
94X 09758
35S 03689
99Y 07378
Total = 20,825