Cat Updates 966, 966 XE, 972 and 972 XE Wheel Loaders

Bringing a host of standard technologies to the 7- to 9-tonne (8- to 10-ton) wheel loader line, the updated Caterpillar 966 and 972 wheel loader series boost operator efficiency. The 966 and 972 models deliver consistently high bucket fill factors to increase productivity by up to 10%. Their next generation design extends fluid and filter change intervals to lower maintenance…

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Cat Event Features 972 Loader

Nov. 10, 2021 – I had the opportunity to attend Caterpillar’s annual Year-End Press Event in Peoria, Ill., where they featured the next-generation 972 front-end loader. The company stated that the machine offers significant fuel savings while lowering long-term costs. It features up to a 20% reduction in maintenance costs. It meets emission standards and is designed to improve fuel…

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Deere Innovations Revealed at Press Event

April 6, 2021 – Developed in response to evolving customer needs and expectations, John Deere launched its Performance Tiering Strategy at a virtual press conference, delivering a range of products at different levels of capability and user experience. Available first on the wheel loader lineup, the Performance Tiering Strategy supports customers by providing machine solutions built for various applications and jobs…

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Deere Expands Loader Line-Up

John Deere expanded its L-Series Wheel Loader lineup with four new utility models, the 444L, 644L, 644L Hybrid and 724L. The new wheel loaders incorporate several customer-driven improvements to boost performance and productivity, including a redesigned Z-Bar loader linkage, an updated, ergonomically designed cab, electrohydraulic (EH) controls and a more robust heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system.

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