The Cat® 980 XE Wheel Loader delivers increased fuel efficiency, premium performance with simple-to-use standard technologies to boost operator efficiencies, and 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 better built to meet your needs.

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Engine Model Cat C13
Engine Power @ 1,700 rpm – ISO 14396:2002 420HP
Engine Torque @ 1,200 rpm – ISO 14396:2002 1612lb/ft
Gross Power @ 1,700 rpm – SAE J1995:2014 425HP
Gross Torque @ 1,200 rpm – SAE J1995:2014 1627lb/ft
Net Power @ 1,700 rpm – ISO 9249:2007, SAE J1349:2011 393HP
Net Torque @ 1,100 rpm – ISO 9249:2007, SAE J1349:2011 1539lb/ft
Note (1) Cat engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, Korea Stage V, and Japan 214 emission standards.
Note (2) The net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with fan, alternator, air cleaner, and aftertreatment.
Note (3) Cat diesel engines are required to use ULSD (ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel with 15 ppm of sulfur or less) or ULSD blended with the following lower-carbon intensity fuels up to: • 20% biodiesel FAME (fatty acid methyl ester)* • 100% renewable diesel, HVO (h
Note Weight based on a machine configuration with Bridgestone 29.5R25 VSNT L4 radial tires, full fluids, operator, standard counterweight, ride control cold start, roading fenders, Product Link, open differential axles (front/rear), secondary steering, sound s
Operating Weight 66877lb
Bucket Range 4.0-14.5 m³ 5.25-19 yd³
Forward - 1 4.4mile/h
Forward - 2 8.4mile/h
Forward - 3 14.9mile/h
Forward - 4 24.5mile/h
Note Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L4 tires with 935 mm (37 in) roll radius.
Reverse - 1 5mile/h
Reverse - 2 9.6mile/h
Reverse - 3 18.3mile/h
Note (1) For machines in European Union countries and in countries that adopt the EU Directives.
Note (2) European Union Directive 2000/14/EC as amended by 2005/88/EC.
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level* 110
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008) 70dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Speed - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008) 107dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Speed - Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013) 75
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Speed - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008) 70dB(A)
Air Conditioning The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.9 kg (4.2 lb) of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent 2.717 metric tonnes (2.995 tons).
Breakout Force 51008lbf
Note (1) For a machine configuration as defined under Weight.
Note (2) Full compliance to ISO 14397-1:2007 Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification between calculations and testing.
Static Tipping Load - Full 40° Turn - No Tire Deflection 20965kg
Static Tipping Load - Full 40° Turn - With Tire Deflection 43432lb
Cooling System 13.7gal (US)
Crankcase 9.8gal (US)
DEF Tank 5.5gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Front 24.3gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Rear 24.3gal (US)
Fuel Tank 112.5gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank 40.4gal (US)
Transmission 20.3gal (US)
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total 10.1 seconds
Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure 4975psi
Note All dimensions are approximate and based on machine equipped with 5.4 m3 (7.1 yd3) general purpose bucket with BOCE and Bridgestone 29.5R25 VSNT L4 radial tires.
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 8.9ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 6.3ft
Ground Clearance 1.5ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 12.5ft
Height - Top of Hood 10.1ft
Height - Top of ROPS 12.7ft
Hinge Pin Height at Carry 2.2ft
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift 15.7ft
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 13.6ft
Overall Length - Without Bucket 27.5ft
Tread Width 8ft
Wheel Base 12.6ft
Width over Tires (Loaded) 10.9ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 8.7ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 6.3ft
Ground Clearance 456mm
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 3764mm
Height - Top of Hood 3064mm
Height - Top of ROPS 3829mm
Hinge Pin Height at Carry 2ft
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift 4554mm
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 3881mm
Overall Length - Without Bucket 8155mm
Tread Width 8ft
Wheel Base 3800mm
Width over Tires (Loaded) 10.9ft
Recyclability 98%

Standard Equipment:

  • Operator Environment
    • Cab, pressurized, sound suppression
    • EH implement controls, parking brake
    • Steering, joystick
    • Seat, suede/cloth, air suspension, heated
    • Touchscreen display
    • Visibility: mirrors, rear-vision camera
    • Mirrors, heated
    • Air conditioner, heater, defroster (auto temp, fan)
    • Sun visor, front, retractable
    • Sun visor, rear, retractable
    • Window cleaning platform, front
    • Windows, front, safety laminated rounded glass
  • On-board Technologies
    • Cat Payload scale
    • Autodig with Auto Set Tires
    • Operator ID & machine security
    • Application Profiles
    • Job Aids
    • Controls Help and eOMM
  • Power Train
    • Cat C13 engine
    • Electric fuel priming pump
    • Fuel-water separator and secondary fuel filter
    • Engine, air precleaner
    • Axles, open differentials
    • Axles, ecology drains
    • Transmission, continuous variable
    • Rimpull control
    • Throttle lock mode
    • Service brakes, hydraulic, fully enclosed wet disc, wear indicators
    • Hill and speed hold on grades
    • Park brake, caliper on front axles, spring applied-pressure released
  • Hydraulics
    • Implement system, load sensing with variable displacement piston pump
    • Steering system, load sensing with dedicated variable displacement piston pump
    • Ride control, dual accumulators
    • Oil sampling valves, Cat XT hoses
  • Electrical
    • Starting and charging system, 24V
    • Starter, electric, heavy duty
    • Lights: halogen, 4 work lights, 2 rear-vision lights
    • Lights: roading with turn signals
  • Monitoring System
    • Front dash with analog gauges, LCD display, and warning lights
    • Primary touchscreen monitor (Cat Payload, quad screens, machine settings & messages)
  • Linkage
    • Standard lift, Z-bar
    • Kickouts: lift and tilt

Optional Equipment:

  • Operator Environment
    • Door, remote opening system
    • Entertainment radio (FM, AM, USB, BT)
    • Entertainment radio (DAB+)
    • CB radio ready
    • Seat, leather/cloth, air suspension, heated/ cooled
    • 360° vision system
    • Cat Detect rear radar system
    • Dedicated rearview screen
    • Windows, front, heavy duty, or full guards
  • On-board Technologies
    • Cat Advanced Payload
    • Cat Payload Printer
  • Power Train
    • Turbine, air precleaner
    • Radiator, high debris
    • Cooling fan, reversible
    • Axles, limited slip differential(s)
    • Axles, AOC ready, extreme temperature seals
    • Axles, oil cooler
  • Hydraulics
    • 3rd auxiliary function with ride control
    • Quick coupler control
  • Electrical
    • Cold start, 120V or 240V
    • Lights: LED
    • Warning beacon
  • Monitoring System
    • Reversing strobe lights
  • Linkage
    • High lift, Z-bar
  • Additional Equipment
    • Cat Autolube system
    • Fenders, extensions or roading
    • Guards: power train, crankcase, cab, cylinders, rear
    • Biodegradable hydraulic oil
    • High-speed oil change system
    • Fast fill fuel tank
    • Toolbox
    • Wheel chocks
    • Secondary steering system, electrical
  • Special Configurations
    • Aggregate handler
    • Waste and industrial
    • Forestry, logger