Cat | 950 Wheel Loader | Caterpillar

The Cat 950 Wheel Loader brings premium performance with simple-to-use technologies as a standard offering, boosting operator efficiencies and delivering consistent high bucket fill factors resulting in increased productivity. Extended service intervals lower maintenance costs. This machine is designed to meet emission standards without interrupting operation.Improved performance, reliability, durability, and versatility result in a machine that is built to meet your needs.

Proven Reliability

  • Cat C7.1 engine offers high power density with a combination of proven electronics, fuel, and air systems.
  • Features an electric fuel priming pump, fuel-water separator, and secondary filtration system.
  • Thorough component design and machine validation processes result in unmatched reliability and uptime.


  • Heavy-duty transmission and axles designed to handle extreme applications.
  • Automatic countershaft powershift (5F/3R) transmission features durable, long-lasting components.
  • Full-flow hydraulic filtration system with additional kidney-loop filtration improves hydraulic system reliability and component life.
  • Next Generation implement pump increases flow at lower engine speeds and improves hydraulic response.

Work in Comfort in the All New Cab

  • Next-generation, easily adjustable seat and suspension for improved operator comfort. It comes in three trim levels and can be equipped with a 4-point harness (kit).
  • Increased legroom and adjustable seat controls for increased comfort and efficiency.
  • Automatic air conditioning system keeps the cab temperature as desired.
  • New in-cab dashboard and high-resolution touch display(s) are easy to use, intuitive, and user friendly.
  • Sound suppression, seals, and viscous cab mounts decrease noise and vibration for a quieter work environment.
  • The standard HMU steering wheel provides precision control, resulting in excellent comfort and accuracy. An optional seat-mounted electro-hydraulic joystick steering system (replaces the HMU steering wheel) is also available in many regions.
  • The next generation of ride control works as a shock absorber, improving ride quality over rough terrain.

Smart Machine for Efficient Operation

  • Standard Cat technologies to monitor, manage, and enhance your jobsite operations.

– Cat Payload with Assist provides accurate weighing* of the bucket payloads. Data is displayed in real time to improve productivity and loading accuracy with manual tip-off.
– Product Link™ wirelessly connects the machine to the office, giving you access to production and essential health information needed to make timely, fact-based decisions to help you better run your business.
– New Autodig allows the operator to fully automate bucket loading to improve fill factors and loading time.
– Auto Set Tires promotes proper loading technique, significantly reducing tire slip and tire wear.

  • Optional Cat Advanced Payload with Assist*:

– Tip Off Assist automatizes load adjustment of the final bucket to match hauling unit target.
– Enhanced lists management, site integration, and extended scale features to help manage and improve productivity and profitability of operations.

  • Optional Cat Productivity subscription provides detailed and comprehensive actionable information to help you manage and improve the productivity and profitability of your operations.

*Not legal for trade.

Achieve Greater Fuel Efficiency and Productivity

  • New Autodig with Auto Set Tires for consistent high bucket fill factors deliver up to 10% more productivity compared to previous Cat model.
  • 5-speed transmission and lock-up clutch torque converter, power trains deliver smooth shifting, fast acceleration, and speed on grade for greater performance and fuel efficiency.
  • Single clutch and lock-to-lock shifting for faster acceleration and speed on grades.
  • Z bar* linkage provides high breakout force at ground level.
  • Optimized Z bar* linkage offers parallel lift capability for precise work tool control.
  • Performance Series Buckets utilize a system-based approach to balance bucket shape against the machine’s linkage, resulting in higher fill factors and better material retention when compared with other buckets of the same rated capacity.
  • Application Profiles optimize machine settings for different applications at one push of a button.
  • Job Aids help operators improve and optimize their operating skills.
  • Automatic engine idle shutdown system significantly reduces idle time, overall operating hours, and fuel consumption.
  • Deeply integrated engine, power train, and hydraulic systems deliver unmatched productivity and fuel efficiency.
  • Optional differential locks are activated on-the-go, which improves traction, resulting in increased productivity while reducing tire scuffing for reduced operating costs.
  • Fusion™ Quick Coupler allows for easy tool changes without leaving the cab, letting the machine move quickly from task to task.

*Optional configurations and equipment may vary from region to region and require conformance to Caterpillar payload policy. Consult your dealer or Caterpillar representative for details.

Reduced Maintenance Time and Costs

  • Extended fluid and filter change intervals reduce maintenance costs by up to 30%.*
  • Convenient access to hydraulic and electrical service centers for easy ground-level servicing.
  • Remote Troubleshoot can connect the machine to the dealer service department to help diagnose problems quickly so you can get back to work.
  • Remote Flash works around your schedule to ensure your machine’s software is up to date for optimal performance.
  • The Cat App helps you manage fleet location, hours, and maintenance schedules; it also alerts you for required maintenance and allows you to request service from your local Cat dealer.
  • One-piece tilting hood makes engine compartment access fast and easy.
  • Optional Integrated Autolube extends component and service life.

* Parts and fluids only

Safety Features

  • Rear-vision camera enhances visibility behind the machine, helping you work safely and confidently.
  • Cab access with wide door, optional remote door opening, and inclined steps add solid stability.
  • Floor-to-ceiling windshield, large mirrors with integrated spot mirrors, and rear-vision camera provide industry leading all-around visibility.
  • Computerized monitoring system includes several warning indicators.
  • Monitored seat belt is standard and can be enhanced with an optional exterior indicator.
  • Optional multiview (360˚) vision system helps the operator monitor the surroundings of the machine at all times.
  • Optional Cat Detect radar technology enhances awareness by monitoring the working environment and alerts operators to hazards.
  • Optional access light and under-hood service light system to provide illuminated access to the machine and daily checks even in the dark.

Purpose-built Specialty Configurations

  • Application-specific arrangements direct from the factory for optimized performance and added durability in the toughest applications, including:

– Industrial and waste models feature guarding and reinforcement necessary for work in transfer stations, recycling depots, scrap yards, and demolition sites.
– Forestry model increases lift and tilt capacities for efficient and productive log and chip handling in paper, pellet, and sawmills.
– Steel mill model is designed for the challenging work environment of steel mills and slag handling applications, incorporating an added level of safety.

Standard Equipment

  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Starting and charging system, 24V
  • Starter, electric, heavy duty
  • Lights: halogen, 4 work lights, 2 front tower lights, 2 rear-vision lights
  • Implement system, load sensing with variable displacement piston pump
  • Steering system, load sensing with dedicated variable displacement piston pump
  • Oil sampling valves, Cat XT™ hoses
  • Parallel Lift, Z-bar*
  • Kickouts: lift and tilt
  • * Not all configurations available in all regions, subject to availability.
  • Front dash with analog gauges, LCD display, and warning lights
  • Primary touchscreen monitor (Cat Payload, quad screens, machine settings & messages)
  • Cat Payload scale
  • Autodig with Auto Set Tires
  • Operator ID & machine security
  • Application Profiles
  • Job Aids
  • Cab, pressurized, sound suppression
  • EH implement controls, parking brake
  • HMU steering wheel
  • Seat, cloth, air suspension
  • Touchscreen display
  • Visibility: mirrors, rear-vision camera
  • Air conditioner, heater, defroster (auto temp, fan)
  • Sun visor, front, retractable
  • Windows, front, laminated
  • Cat C7.1 engine
  • Electric fuel priming pump
  • Fuel-water separator and secondary fuel filter
  • Engine, air precleaner
  • Axles, open/open differentials
  • Transmission, countershaft, automatic powershift
  • Torque converter with lock-up
  • Service brakes, hydraulic, fully enclosed wet disc, wear indicators, Integrated Braking System (IBS)
  • Park brake, caliper on front axles, spring applied–pressure released
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