Caterpillar introduces upgrades to M Series small wheel loaders

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Caterpillar’s M Series (926M, 930M and 938M) and K Series (924K, 930K, 938K) small wheel loaders are benefiting from new standard and optional features that boost productivity, improve operating ease and increase uptime reliability.

A new secondary display module option for all models within the product line improves operator interface and navigation, and makes available a host of special payload management and service options. 

Adding the new touchscreen display and Product Link Elite to these small loaders ushers in the availability of Caterpillar Payload Management. The management system’s tip-off capability confirms to the operator that there is sufficient weight in the bucket before leaving the pile, which increases machine productivity, and gives the operator the ability to place the proper amount of material in the mixer, hopper or truck the first time, every time, reducing the number of cycles and maximizing profit potential.

Caterpillar Payload Management allows the operator to set target loading weight and monitor the cumulative amount of material loaded into a truck or hopper, which helps to prevent overloading. Additionally, the available system printer gives the operator the ability to print up to three copies of a recorded weight ticket. Since Caterpillar Payload Management is fully integrated into the machine, the site manager can use VisionLink to track important statistical information, such as the amount of material moved and the number of trucks loaded.

Enhancements to Cat Auto-Lube include the replacement of rubber hoses and swivel joints with steel lines running to the bucket pins, improving system durability. New secondary zerks added to the system enable the operator to manually grease circuits, should the need arise. To save time, the technician can add grease quickly to the new main manifold, which greases every circuit on the loader, or specific individual circuits can be greased independently.

To increase tire longevity, tire pressure monitoring (TPM), a first to market, is now a fully integrated option for the M Series small wheel loaders.

November 25, 2016 

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