The Cat® 982 Wheel Loader brings premium performance with simple to-use technologies as a standard offering, boosting operator efficiencies and delivering increased productivity. 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 432HP
Engine Torque @ 1,200 rpm – ISO 14396:2002 1620lb/ft
Gross Power @ 1,700 rpm – SAE J1995:2014 436HP
Gross Torque @ 1,200 rpm – SAE J1995:2014 1636lb/ft
Net Power @ 1,700 rpm – ISO 9249:2007, SAE J1349:2011 404HP
Net Torque @ 1,100 rpm – ISO 9249:2007, SAE J1349:2011 1515lb/ft
Note (1) Cat engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, Korea Stage V, China Nonroad Stage IV and Japan 2014 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 875/65R29 VLTS L4 radial tires, full fluids, operator, standard counterweight, ride control, cold start, roading fenders, Product Link, open differential axles (front/rear), secondary steering, soun
Operating Weight 78264lb
Bucket Range 4.8-17.2 m³ 6.25-22.5 yd³
Forward - 1 3.9mile/h
Forward - 2 7.4mile/h
Forward - 3 13.1mile/h
Forward - 4 23.3mile/h
Note Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L4 tires with 914 mm (36 in) roll radius.
Reverse - 1 4.3mile/h
Reverse - 2 8.5mile/h
Reverse - 3 15mile/h
Reverse - 4 24.5mile/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* 109
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008) 72dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Speed - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008) 112dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Speed - Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013) 78
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Speed - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008) 72dB(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 59060lbf
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 22418kg
Static Tipping Load - Full 40° Turn - With Tire Deflection 46526lb
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)
Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure 4975psi
Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 2,250 rpm 119gal/min
Note All dimensions are approximate and based on machine equipped with 6.1 m3 (8.0 yd3) general purpose bucket with BOCE and Bridgestone 875/65R29 VLTS L4 radial tires.
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 9.4ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 6.3ft
Ground Clearance 1.4ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 12.4ft
Height - Top of Hood 10ft
Height - Top of ROPS 12.6ft
Hinge Pin Height at Carry 2.11ft
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift 16.1ft
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 13.4ft
Overall Length - Without Bucket 29.11ft
Tread Width 8.4ft
Wheel Base 12.6ft
Width over Tires (Loaded) 11.5ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 8.9ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 6.3ft
Ground Clearance 428mm
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 3736mm
Height - Top of Hood 3036mm
Height - Top of ROPS 3801mm
Hinge Pin Height at Carry 2.7ft
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift 4741mm
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 3902mm
Overall Length - Without Bucket 8597mm
Tread Width 8.4ft
Wheel Base 3800mm
Width over Tires (Loaded) 11.5ft

Standard Equipment:

  • Operator Environment
    • Cab, pressurized, sound suppression
    • EH implement controls, parking brake
    • Steering, joystick
    • Seat, cloth, air suspension
    • Touchscreen display
    • Visibility: mirrors, rear-vision camera
    • 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
    • Transmission, planetary, 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
  • 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 front roading lights with turn signals, 2 rearvision lights
  • 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, suede/cloth, air suspension, heated
    • Seat, leather/cloth, air suspension, heated/ cooled
    • 360° vision system
    • Cat Detect rear radar system
    • Dedicated rearview screen
    • Mirrors, heated
    • 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, ecology drains, AOC ready, extreme temperature seals
    • Axles, oil cooler
    • Heavy Duty transmission
  • 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
    • Rear cab access
    • Fast fill fuel tank
    • Toolbox
    • Wheel chocks
    • Secondary steering system, electrical
  • Special Configurations
    • Aggregate handler
    • Waste and industrial
    • Forestry, logger