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Caterpillar 953C Crawler Loader


Clearance at Full Height and Dump9.6 ft (3 m)
Ground Clearance1.3 ft (0 m)
Height - Top of Cab10.4 ft (3 m)
Length to Front of Track14.3 ft (4 m)
Length with Bucket on Ground19.3 ft (6 m)
Reach at Dump Height3.2 ft (1 m)
Width to Outside of Tracks7.6 ft (2 m)


Displacement442 cu in (0 m)
Engine ModelCat 3126B ATAAC
Net Power128 hp (95 kw)
Number of Cylinders6
Power Measured @2000 rpm

Hydraulic System

Dump Time1.3 sec
Lower Time2.6 sec
Pump Flow Capacity31.8 gal/min (120 l/min)
Pump TypeVANE
Raise Time6.9 sec
Relief Valve Pressure3481 psi

Operating Specifications

Alternator Supplied Amperage70 A
Breakout Force Bucket21400 lbs (9,707 kg)
Bucket Capacity - heaped2 cu yds (2 m)
Bucket Capacity - struck1.7 cu yds (1 m)
Cooling System Fluid Capacity6.9 gal (26 l)
Engine Oil Capacity4.8 gal (18 l)
Final Drive Fluid Capacity - each4.1 gal (16 l)
Fuel Capacity63.7 gal (241 l)
Hydraulic System Fluid Capacity29.1 gal (110 l)
Max Speed5.7 mph (9 kph)
Operating Voltage12 V V
Operating Weight32895.2 lbs (14,921 kg)
Static Tipping Load23565.3 lbs (10,689 kg)


Ground Contact Area3565.1 cu in (0 m)
Ground Pressure9.5 psi
Length of Track on Ground7.7 ft (2 m)
Number of Shoes per Side37
Number of Track Rollers per Side6
Track Gauge71 in (180 cm)
Track Shoe Width19.7 in (50 cm)

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