962L Wheel Loader | Front Loader

The durable Cat® 962L wheel loader is equipped with proven technologies that meet demanding expectations for reliability, productivity and fuel efficiency. Offering more power and a 5-speed countershaft transmission, it delivers greater productivity, smoother shifts, faster acceleration and higher travel speeds.


  • Cat® C7.1 engine offers a combination of proven electronic, fuel, and air systems.
  • Utilizing rigorous component design and machine validation processes results in unmatched reliability, durability and high uptime.


  • Tough countershaft powershift transmission and axles handle extreme applications effectively.
  • Improved hydraulic hose routing reduces potential hose wear.
  • Full flow hydraulic filtration system with additional loop filtration improves hydraulic system robustness and component life.


  • Engine power increased by approximately 10% improves machine performance and response (compared to H Series).
  • Lock-up clutch torque converter, combined with lock-to-lock shifting, delivers smooth shifts, fast acceleration and speed on grade.
  • High capacity torque converter results in greater digging efficiency.
  • Z-bar linkage provides high breakout force at ground level.
  • Optional high lift linkage offers increased hinge pin height to load more easily in a variety of applications.
  • Easy-to-load Performance Series Buckets feature a wider mouth and curved side plates that improve material retention (fill factor) and decrease cycle times.
  • Optional fully automatic traction control system (differential locks) improves performance in the pile and poor underfoot conditions.


  • Up to 10% lower fuel consumption than H Series.*
  • Power dense engine burns less fuel by providing power and torque when needed.
  • Performance Series Buckets feature a longer floor that easily digs through the pile resulting in lower fuel consumption.
  • Load sensing hydraulics result in proportional flow for implement and steering on demand.
  • Standard productive Economy Mode provides maximum fuel savings with minimal productivity impact.

    * Actual results may vary based on factors such as, but not limited to, machine configuration, operator technique, machine application, climate, etc.


  • New best-in-class operator environment provides unmatched comfort, visibility, and efficiency.
  • Intuitive, ergonomic controls keep operators focused on their work.
  • Optional new ride control system with dual accumulators provides excellent ride quality and lowers cab vibrations.


  • Excellent cab access with wide door and stair-like steps.
  • Floor to ceiling windshield, large mirrors with integrated spot mirrors and rear vision camera provide industry leading all-around visibility.
  • Robust, repositioned grab bars provide safe access to machine platforms.


  • One-piece tilting hood with side and rear doors; hydraulic and electrical service centers make access fast and easy.
  • Safe ground level access to fuel fill, oil fill, filters and daily maintenance points means less servicing time required.
  • Optional, fully integrated Cat Autolube system provides full lube system monitoring and diagnostic test visibility.


  • Monitor, manage and enhance job site operations.
  • Cat LINK Technologies: VisionLink® enables owners to access data wirelessly to monitor machine health, utilization and location.
  • Cat DETECT Technologies: Integrated rear vision camera enhances visibility behind machine to help operators work safely. Optional Cat Rear Object Detection increases operator awareness of the working environment which enhances site safety.
  • Cat PAYLOAD Technologies: Optional Cat Production Measurement 2.0 brings simple and accurate on-the-go payload scale allowing operators to deliver exact loads and work more efficiently. Advanced Productivity subscription provides comprehensive actionable information to help you manage and improve the productivity and profitability of your operations.

Standard Equipment

  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
Operator Environment
  • Cab, pressurized and sound suppressed (ROPS/FOPS)
  • Viscous mounts
  • Rear vision camera within multi-function 18 cm color LCD touch-screen display (capability for displaying machine status, setting and health parameters)
  • EH controls, SAL (single axis lever) lift and tilt function
  • Steering wheel
  • Radio ready (entertainment) includes antenna, speakers and converter (12V, 10-amp)
  • Air conditioner, heater, and defroster
  • EH parking brake
  • Beverage holders (2) with storage
  • Bucket/work tool function lockout
  • Coat hook
  • Cab air filter
  • Ergonomic cab access ladders and handrails
  • Horn, electric
  • Light, two dome (cab)
  • Mirrors, rearview external with integrated spot mirrors
  • Post mounted membrane 16 switch keypad
  • Two receptacles, 12V
  • Seat, Cat Comfort (cloth) air suspension
  • Seat belt, 51 mm retractable
  • Sun visor, front
  • Wet-arm wipers/washers front and rear, intermittent front wiper
  • Window, sliding (left and right sides)
Computerized Monitoring System
  • With following gauges: Speedometer/tachometer; Digital gear range indicator; Temperature: engine coolant, hydraulic oil, transmission oil; Fuel level
  • With following warning indicators: Temperature: axle oil, engine intake manifold; Pressure engine oil, fuel pressure hi/low, primary steering oil, service brake oil; Battery voltage hi/low; Engine air filter restriction; Hydraulic oil filter restriction; Hydraulic oil low; Parking brake; Transmission filter bypass
Electrical and Lighting
  • Batteries (2), maintenance free 1,400 CCA
  • Ignition key; start/stop switch
  • Starter, electric, heavy duty
  • Starting and charging system (24V)
  • Lighting system: Four halogen work lights (cab mounted); Two LED stop, turn, tail lights; Two halogen roading lights (with signals); Two halogen rear vision lights (hood mounted)
  • Alarm, back-up
  • Alternator, 145-amp brushed
  • Main disconnect switch
  • Receptacle start (cables not included)
Cat Connect Technologies
  • Link technologies: Product Link
  • Detect technologies: rear vision camera
Power Train
  • Engine, Cat C7.1 meets China Nonroad Stage III and India Bharat Stage III emission standards, equivalent to Tier 3 and Stage IIIA
  • Fuel priming pump (electric)
  • Fuel/water separator
  • Rain caps, engine air intake
  • Economy Mode (selectable)
  • Transmission, automatic countershaft power shift (5F/3R)
  • Torque converter, locking clutch with free wheel stator
  • Switch, transmission neutralizer lockout
  • Axles, open differential front and rear axles
  • Brakes, full hydraulic enclosed wet-disc with Integrated Braking System (IBS)
  • Brake wear indicators
  • Parking brake, disc and caliper
  • Fan, radiator, electronically controlled, hydraulically driven, temperature sensing, on demand
  • Linkage, Z-bar, cast crosstube/tilt lever
  • Kickout, lift and tilt, automatic (adjustable in cab)
  • Hydraulic system, load sensing
  • Steering, load sensing
  • 2V
  • Remote diagnostic pressure taps
  • Hoses, Cat XT
  • Couplings, Cat O-ring face seal
  • Hydraulic oil cooler (swing out)
  • Oil sampling valves
  • Premixed extended life coolant with freeze protection to -34 degrees Celcius
Other Standard Equipment
  • Hood, non-metallic power tilting
  • Service centers (electrical and hydraulic)
  • Auto idle shutdown
  • Fenders
  • Ecology drains for engine, transmission, and hydraulics
  • Grill, airborne debris
  • Filters: fuel, engine air, engine oil, hydraulic oil, transmission
  • Grease zerks
  • Hitch, drawbar with pin
  • Precleaner rain cap
  • Sight gauges: engine coolant, hydraulic oil, and transmission oil level
  • Toolbox
  • Vandalism protection caplocks
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