Caterpillar 980K Wheel Loader


Maximum Single-Wheel Rise and Fall21.6 in (55 cm)
RearOscillating ?13 °


BrakesMeet OSHA, SAE J1473 OCT90 and ISO 3450-1985 required standards


Breakout Force61425 lbs (27,862 kg)
Bucket Capacities5.25 - 16 cu yds (4 - 12 m)
Bucket Capacity - heaped5.5 cu yds (4 m)
Bucket Capacity - struck4.8 cu yds (4 m)
Bucket Width11.6 ft (4 m)
Dump Clearance at Max Raise10.9 ft (3 m)


ROPS/FOPSMeets SAE and ISO standards


Ground Clearance1.5 ft (0 m)
Height - Top of Cab12.4 ft (4 m)
Hinge Pin - Max Height14.8 ft (5 m)
Length with Bucket on Ground31.1 ft (9 m)
Reach at Max Lift and Dump5.1 ft (2 m)
Wheelbase12.2 ft (4 m)
Width Over Tires10.6 ft (3 m)


Bore5.1 in (13 cm)
Displacement762.8 cu in (0 m)
Engine ModelCat C13 ACERT
Gross Power355 hp (265 kw)
Maximum Gross Power - ISO 14396402 hp (300 kw)
Maximum Net Power - 1,800 rpm - EEC 80/1269369 hp (275 kw)
Maximum Net Power - 1,800 rpm - EEC 80/1269 - Metric373 hp (278 kw)
Net Power369 hp (275 kw)
Net Power - ISO 9249369 hp (275 kw)
Number of Cylinders6
Power Measured @1800 rpm
Stroke6.2 in (16 cm)

Hydraulic System

Dump Time2.1 sec
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Dump, at Maximum Raise1.7 sec
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Lower, Empty, Float Down3.3 sec
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Raise from Carry Position6.4 sec
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total11.4 sec
Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure4496 psi
Implement System - Optional 3rd Function Maximum Flow79.3 gal/min (300 l/min)
Implement System - Optional 3rd Function Maximum Pressure3000 psi
Lower Time3.4 sec
Pump Flow Capacity123 gal/min (466 l/min)
Pump TypeGear
Raise Time6 sec
Relief Valve Setting3000 psi
Steering System - Pump TypePiston

Operating Specifications

Alternator Supplied Amperage80 A
Breakout Force53548 lbs (24,289 kg)
Cooling System Fluid Capacity22 gal (83 l)
Engine Oil Fluid Capacity10 gal (38 l)
Front Axle/Diff Fluid Capacity23 gal (87 l)
Fuel Capacity127 gal (481 l)
Hydraulic System Fluid Capacity66 gal (250 l)
Operating Voltage24 V V
Operating Weight66489.3 lbs (30,159 kg)
Rear Axle Oscillation26 °
Rear Axle/Diff Fluid Capacity23 gal (87 l)
Static Tipping Weight50201 lbs (22,771 kg)
Tire Size29.5-25
Transmission Fluid Capacity16 gal (61 l)
Turning Radius26.1 ft (8 m)

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System16.6 gal (63 l)
Crankcase9.8 gal (37 l)
Differential - Final Drives - Front22.2 gal (84 l)
Differential - Final Drives - Rear22.2 gal (84 l)
Fuel Tank - Standard118.1 gal (447 l)
Hydraulic Tank44.9 gal (170 l)
Transmission17.4 gal (66 l)




Note (1)Caterpillar recommends that you consult a tire supplier to evaluate all conditions before selecting a tire model.
Note (2)Other special tires are available on request.
Note (3)In certain applications, the loader's productive capabilities might exceed the tires' tonnes-km/h (ton-mph) capabilities.


Max Speed - Forward22.6 mph (36 kph)
Max Speed - Reverse25.8 mph (42 kph)
Number of Forward Gears4
Number of Reverse Gears4
Transmission TypePowershift


Operating Weight68862 lbs (31,236 kg)

ceg-logo ceg-logo ceg-logo ceg-logo ceg-logo