Caterpillar has launched a loading shovel for aggregates that it claims will handle up to 25% more payload than a standard wheeled loader.
The 990K Aggregate Handler will enable users to load trucks and rail cars faster and to move more material in load-and-carry and stockpile applications it says.
Payload is 20 tonnes and it has a full-turn static tipping load of 43,738 kg, stabilised by an additional counterweight. The machine is available in standard lift configuration with 4108mm dump clearance and in high lift configuration with 4569mm clearance.
The 990K complements the smaller 986K and 988K Aggregate Handlers in Cat’s large wheeled loader line but is not designed for use in quarry face or other shot rock applications.
The machine is equipped with rear view camera system and in-cab display to show the operator the area at the rear. Cat’s object detection system, available as an option, builds on the camera system with radars and in-cab software that notify the operator when an object is within the radar coverage area.
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