Two new Cat Compact Wheel Loaders—the 910K, a new model in the range, and 914K, replacing both 914G2 and IT14G2 – feature Caterpillar’s exclusive Optimized Z-bar loader linkage, allowing these new models to work with the digging power of conventional Z-bar machines, while also providing the parallel-lift of an integrated tool carrier. Both models use a 92-net horsepower, EPA Tier 4-Interim / EU Stage IIIB engine, the Cat Hystat hydrostatic drive system, and newly designed cabs. High-lift booms, couplers and a range of work tools, including Cat Performance Series buckets are available, ensuring optimum versatility and productivity.
The 910K and 914K feature the Cat C3.8B engine, longitudinally mounted to facilitate routine maintenance and to provide excellent rearward visibility. A new, single-plane cooling system uses an efficient hydraulically driven fan or an optional Cat Demand Fan that operates only as required. An ECO mode regulates the engine’s high idle, saving fuel and lowering sound levels with no compromise in machine performance, while also effectively controlling downhill braking. Exhaust after-treatment requires only a diesel particulate filter, eliminating the need for diesel exhaust fluid.
Refinements in the Cat Hystat system allow a 25mph (40kph) top speed for the new machines, and a convenient switch in the right console provides on-the-go shifting between two speed ranges. The electronically controlled hydrostatic transmission delivers maximum rimpull in both ranges and automatically regulates speed during downhill travel.
The cab design for 910K and 914K includes expanded visibility to the work tool—resulting from the new loader-linkage design and compact hydraulic-hose routing—as well as control-layout modifications. The Deluxe cab features two side-entry doors, low-effort electro-hydraulic joystick, suspended pedals, tilt steering wheel, air-suspended and heated seat and optional security keypad. The multi-function loader-control joystick also incorporates transmission and differential-lock controls and accommodates controls for two-, three-, and four-valve hydraulic systems, including proportional control of auxiliary circuits.
The new machines are available with an Integrated Tool Carrier coupler, compatible with legacy IT Cat work tools as well as the Cat ISO coupler, designed to work with a full range of Cat Performance Series buckets, optimized ISO pallet forks and certain competitive attachments. Cat Performance Series buckets feature a large throat opening, long floor, curved side bars, ample rack-back and efficient strike plane to assist operators in loading faster, to capacity, while retaining material during travel. High-lift booms provide 335mm (14 inches) of added clearance.