March 30, 2021 – Caterpillar updated its mining wheel loader range with the unveiling at a virtual press event of the new Cat 992 wheel loader – with a 32% improvement in productivity, a 10% reduction in maintenance costs and up to 48% greater payload-per-fuel efficiency than the earlier model 992K. Powered by the new Tier 4 Final/Stage V Cat C32B engine, the new 992 meets the demand for high-production equipment with greater payloads in the quarry industry. Powertrain design enhancements to the transmission, axles and final drive, along with the new engine, deliver a 20% longer interval for planned component replacement. Offering both standard- and high-lift configurations, the 992 delivers the lowest cost-per-ton when paired with fleets of Cat 775, 777 and 785 trucks. Standard-lift payload capacities reach 25.5 tons for quarry face applications and 30 tons for loose material handling, while high-lift capacities reach 22.5 tons and 27 tons in respective applications.