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Caterpillar 983B Crawler Loader

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Caterpillar Crawler Loaders

The Caterpillar 983B crawler loader was introduced in 1978 as the replacement for the Caterpillar 983. It was manufactured in the USA only.

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The Cat 983B has a 3406 turbocharged, six-cylinder engine producing 275 flywheel horsepower (FWHP). It has a powershift transmission. It comes standard with suspended pedal steering, sealed and lubricated tracks, a sealed loader linkage, automatic bucket controls, a rollover protection system, sound suppressed cab, and a cartridge pin in the lower bucket joint.

The 983B was given a 58X serial number prefix.

Production of 983B ended in 1982.

Based on data from the sales database of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, it is estimated that more than 500 Caterpillar 983B crawler loaders have been produced.

Highest Serial #
USA
58X 00592
Total = 592