992 Wheel Loader

The Cat® 992 Large Wheel Loader has set the standard in its size class for more than 50 years, delivering industry-leading productivity, unparalleled reliability and long life. Today’s 992 raises the bar. Compared to the 992K, the new 992 is up to 48% more efficient and 32% more productive, thanks to higher payload for improved pass match, increases in rimpull and breakout force, and an optimized linkage design. Extended component replacement intervals plus increased filter and turbo life help reduce maintenance costs. These improvements — and many more — combine to provide significant savings over the life of the machine for the lowest owning and operating costs in the industry. With both standard and high-lift configurations, the 992 offers the ideal pass match for fleets of Cat 775, 777 and 785 trucks.

SAFETY

  • Designed for visibility, with a taller windshield that provides a 25% increase in glass surface area for a better view to the bucket, standard rear-view camera, optional Detect 270-degree cameras, standard LED lighting and mining mirrors.
  • Improved access and egress, with integrated powered access system, adjustable hanging steps, 45-degree-angle wide stairs, emergency egress ladder, and full handrails on each side.
  • Wide walkways with non-skid surfaces and integrated lockout/tagout points designed into the service areas.
  • Speed limiter, which sets the maximum speeds in both forward and reverse.

OPERATOR COMFORT

  • 50% increase in leg room and increased width by the operator’s knees compared to previous model.
  • Reduced vibration, low sound levels and automatic temperature controls.
  • Electro-hydraulic speed-sensing steering with force feedback for shift-long comfort.
  • Pressurized cab featuring Next Gen Seat with 9-inch travel, active cooling and heating, adjustable lumbar support, seat cushion tilt adjustment, and air-adjustable bolsters on the seat and backrest.

CONFIDENT & EMPOWERED OPERATORS

  • Low-effort integrated controls that make cycles smoother and faster while reducing fatigue.
  • Large, easy-to-read, color LED displays that provide access to the Electronic Operation & Maintenance Manual.
  • Operator coaching, which helps empower operators to exceed targets by measuring and providing feedback to reinforce proper operating techniques.
  • New Autodig Components that boost efficiency and reduce tire wear by automating critical parts of the digging cycle.
  • Payload Overload Prevention, which inhibits severe payloads from being raised to full truck height.

PRODUCTIVITY

  • Increased rated payload, which allows for a a 4-pass match to a 90.7-tonne (100-ton) truck in all applications.
  • Better digging thanks to 20% more breakout force compared to previous models, with no increase in cycle time; 9.5% boost in rimpull; and increased traction.
  • Superior loading with Cat Performance Series Buckets, which deliver easier, faster loading; increased fill factors and material retention; larger bucket volume; and better bucket and machine stability due to the payload being lower and closer to the machine.
  • Greater stability, thanks to an increase in static tipping load and greater tipping-to-weight ratio, which helps operators be more confident and productive.

EFFICIENCY-BOOSTING FEATURES

  • Tire Slip Prevention, which reduces rimpull when there is less downforce on the tire and increases rimpull when there is more downforce on the tire — providing maximum rimpull when you can use it.
  • Tire Set, which automatically applies a lift command at the optimal time to increase traction on the tire, allowing for an increase in usable rimpull.
  • Lift Stall Prevention, which automatically applies the impeller clutch when necessary to prevent hydraulic stall when lifting up through the face — keeping the lift motion continuous, without excessive use of the impeller clutch.
  • Positive Flow Control Hydraulic System, which boosts efficiency with concurrent pump and valve control and increases bucket feel and control to deliver consistent performance.
  • On-demand throttle feature that allows operators to maintain normal operation with the left pedal and implements while the 992 manages the engine speed.

SERVICEABILITY

  • Reduced time spent on regular maintenance procedures thanks to features such as ground-level or platform access to filters; grouped service points; swing-out doors on both sides of the engine compartment; improved access for engine and pump drive service as well as to cooling package; and automatic lubrication system that greases the linkage, hitch, steering and axle trunnion bearings.
  • Relocated service station that provides easy access to functions such as coolant and oil as well as level indicators; Cat battery charging connector; and indicator lights for full fuel tanks.
  • Standard VIMS™ monitoring system that delivers critical health and payload information, keeping performance at optimum levels and allowing advanced troubleshooting and planning to lower maintenance costs.
  • Improved hydraulic system filtration as well as prognostics for the implement pump and remaining useful life of the engine air filter.
  • Remote Flash capabilities that reduce downtime by providing immediate access to the latest software updates.

VERSATILITY

  • Ideal for all temperatures, with high ambient package for operation in temperatures as high as 55 degrees C / 131 degrees F; and cold-weather features such as cooling fan bypass; 120V or 240V coolant heating elements and fuel heater; 240V engine oil; and heated mirrors.
  • Approved for higher payloads in low to moderate digging resistance applications; increased payload intended for rehandled material in the ROM pad area or stockpile material, such as coal.
  • Variety of bucket options, including limestone bucket; granite buckets for use in high-abrasion production applications; heavy-duty rock buckets for applications like face loading tightly compacted pit materials or handling materials of moderate abrasion and high impact; coal buckets for light density non-abrasive materials; and iron ore buckets for extremely aggressive applications.
  • New Performance Series Buckets that feature extended floor, dual radius and angled side bars for fast loading; larger bottom box section for increased strength, high fill factors and good material retention; and taller side plate with a level top surface improves operator visibility to the bucket from the cab.
  • Cat Ground Engaging Tools (GET) that feature CapSure™ Retention Technology, which simplifies component replacement with hammerless retention for fast, easy and safe installation.

DURABILITY

  • New C32B engine improved for increased durability.
  • Use of structural castings at the high-stress locations where the lift arm and front axle mount; and improvements to the axle cutout, upper hitch design and rear trunnion mounting.
  • Loads efficiently transmitted by the field-proven solid steel lift arms and reinforced pin joint bores.
  • Powertrain improvements including 20% increase in Planned Component Replacement interval of drivetrain components; increase in axle housing size, which enabled the elimination of the brake anchor and integration of brakes into the housing; 23% increase in oscillation joint diameter, which greatly increases surface area and reduces bearing wear; and increased hardness on Output Transfer Gears (OTG).
  • Frame, powertrain, engine and components that all built to be rebuilt — using new, remanufactured or rebuilt parts and components — to deliver multiple lives of like-new performance at a fraction-of-new price.

TECHNOLOGY

  • Cat MineStar™ Terrain for loading, which provides real-time feedback on payloads and design plan progress to increases productivity and accuracy, reduce rework, enhance ore control and improve shift-to-shift operator performance.
  • MineStar Object Detection, which combines radar and camera systems to warn operators about light vehicles or stationary hazards within the immediate vicinity of their machines.
  • MineStar Health, which delivers critical event-based machine condition and operating data and includes comprehensive equipment health and asset monitoring capabilities, with a wide range of diagnostic, analytic and reporting tools.
  • Upgraded touchscreen information display that provides intuitive operation and easy navigation and keeps operators informed about machine systems to decrease service time.
  • Cat ProductLink™, which provides remote access to information on machine systems and diagnostic codes; allows you to track utilization, fuel usage and payload summaries; and gives access to machine location, service meter hours and reporting status.

SUSTAINABILITY

  • Designed to be more efficient and use less fuel, which reduces engine emissions and carbon footprint; Tier 4 Final engine reduces NOx and particulate matter.
  • Engine Idle Shutdown, which saves fuel by making it possible to avoid unnecessary idling.
  • Better control of fluids through use of Cat anti-drain filter housings and component ecology drains.
  • Retrofits and upgrades for older machines — to incorporate efficiency improvements and emission reductions, and to keep them in production longer to conserve energy and minimize the need for raw materials
  • Cat Rebuild and Cat Reman programs, which preserve raw materials, conserve energy and reduce emissions.

Standard Equipment

POWER TRAIN
  • Engine, C32B
  • Fuel priming pump (electric)
  • Ground-level engine shutdown
  • Engine air intake (above hood) precleaner
  • Aluminum Modular Radiator (AMR)
  • Automatic, ether starting aid
  • Electronic throttle lock
  • Impeller Clutch Torque Converter (ICTC) with lock-up clutch
  • Rimpull control system
  • Planetary powershift, 3F/3R electronic control transmission
  • Delayed engine shutdown
  • Oil-cooled, multi-disc, service brakes
  • Electro-hydraulic parking brake
  • Auto retarding controls
  • Brake temp estimator
  • Autoshift
LINKAGE
  • Standard lift (23 tonnes/25.5 tons face, 27.2 tonnes/30 tons loose)
EFFICIENCY
  • Variable displacement implement pumps
  • Variable displacement load-sensing steering
  • Variable displacement cooling fan pump
  • Torque converter lock-up clutch
  • Bucket float
  • Automatic bucket controls:
    – Lift kickout
    – Return-to-dig kickout
  • Default on-demand throttle (economy mode) with HP+ mode button
  • Engine idle shutdown
ELECTRICAL AND LIGHTING
  • 150-amp alternator
  • Four 1400 CCA batteries
  • 10/15 amp, 24V to 12V converter
  • Battery – single pole (master disconnect) isolator
  • Emergency jump-start receptacle
  • Starter and transmission lockout in bumper
  • 24V starting and charging system
  • Electric starters
  • Live line indicators in service center
  • LED warning lights (pattern selectable)
  • LED lighting system:
    – Two front- and rear-mounted LED turn signals
    – Four forward-facing running lights
    – Three forward-facing flood lights
    – Four platform-mounted flood lights
    – Two forward-facing high beams
    – Four rear-facing floods
    – Four stairway lights
    – Two engine bay service lights
OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
  • Premium seat with heated and actively cooled leather, adjustable lumbar support, air adjustable bolsters on the seat and backrest, seat cushion tilt adjustment and two-way thigh support adjustment
  • Bonded glass, tinted
  • Trainer seat
  • Dual-lever lift and tilt function controls
  • Implement kickouts
  • Air conditioner
  • Cab pressure indicator
  • Graphical touchscreen information display conveys real-time operating information and payload measurement
  • Heater, defroster, auto temperature controls
  • Gauge instrumentation with configurable widgets:
    – Status indicators
    – Wheel rev counter
    – Simplified payload
    – TPMS (optional)
    – Bucket angle
    – Coolant temperature
    – Hydraulic oil temperature
    – Fuel level
    – Power train oil temperature
    – Engine speed (tachometer)
    – Transmission gear
    – Ground speed
    – Engine hour meter
  • Powered cab precleaner
  • Operator presence status
  • Starting/charging system malfunction
  • Electronic OMM
  • Operator controls help
  • Two USB charging ports
  • CB mounting, 12V/24V power and antenna
  • 14-pin service port
  • 12V power
  • Selectable application profiles
  • Entertainment radio mute
  • Push-To-Start (PTS)
  • Warning/indicator instrumentation
  • Keypad control with indicator lights
  • Dome light in cab
  • Lunchbox and beverage holders
  • Electro-hydraulic force feedback steering
  • Vital Information Management System (VIMS™) with information display: external data port, cycle timer
  • Coat hook
SAFETY
  • Ground-access ladders
  • Rear-vision camera
  • Front walkway around cab
  • Tie-offs on ROPS
  • Steering frame lock
  • Stairways on both sides of the machine
  • Platform toe kicks
  • Retractable seatbelt, operator and trainer seat
  • Back-up alarm
  • Electric disc horns
  • Implement lock switch
  • Seatbelt warning
  • Entertainment radio mute
MACHINE CONTROL AND GUIDANCE
  • MineStar Health ready
    MineStar GUIDE ready
    MineStar Edge ready
COOLING
  • Standard ambient package (recommended for site conditions that do not exceed 43° C [110° F])
SERVICE
  • Ground-level service center including:
    – Implement and cooling fan oil level indicator
    – Steering and brake oil level indicator
    – Window washer fluid level indicator
    – Transmission oil level indicator
    – Fuel level indicator
    – Engine oil level indicator
    – Engine coolant level indicator
    – Automatic lubrication system grease tank level indicator
    – Starter lockout and LED
    – Heavy-duty battery disconnect switch
    – Stairway light switch
    – Service lighting switch (if equipped)
    – Fuel shutoff engine shutdown switch
    – Engine oil fast-fill port
    – Transmission oil fast-fill port
    – Steering and brake hydraulic oil fast-fill port
    – Steering and brake hydraulic oil drain port
    – Engine coolant fast-fill port
    – Implement and cooling fan hydraulic oil fast-fill port
    – Implement and cooling fan hydraulic oil drain port
    – Automatic lubrication system grease tank fill port
    – 24V jump-start receptacle
    – 12V power port
    – 120V jacket water plug (if equipped)
    – 240V jacket water plug (if equipped)
    – VIMS key switch
    – 14-pin service port
    – Transmission lockout and LED
  • In-tank mounted cartridge-type case drain filters with in-line magnetic plugs on implement, cooling fan, brake and steering pumps
  • High-pressure screens on the output side of implement, cooling fan, brake and steering pumps
  • Implement pump efficiency monitoring
  • Rock guards on linkage grease lines
  • Cat O-ring face seal couplings
  • Lockable service access doors
  • Ecology drains for engine, radiator, hydraulic tank, steering and brake tank, brake cooling tank and axles
  • Electronic pressure control of the automatic lubrication system eliminates pressure adjustment and monitors grease thickness for temperature compatibility
  • Ground-level fast-fill fuel system
  • Drawbar hitch with pin
  • Cat XT™ hoses
  • Left-side service center
  • Oil sampling valves
  • Premixed 50% concentration of extended-life coolant with freeze protection to –34° C (–29° F)
  • Rear access to cab and service platform
  • Load-sensing steering
  • Vandalism protection caplocks
  • Cooling cleanout service access
  • Telematics and Cat Electronic Technician service port in bumper
  • Automatic Autolube filling shutoff valve
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