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980 XE

The Cat® 980 XE Wheel Loader delivers increased fuel efficiency, premium performance with simple-to-use standard technologies to boost operator efficiencies, and lower maintenance costs. This machine is designed to meet emission standards without interrupting operation. Improved performance, reliability, durability, and versatility result in a machine that is better built to meet your needs.

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Net Power @ 1,700 rpm – ISO 9249:2007, SAE J1349:2011393HP

Engine ModelCat C13

Gross Torque @ 1,200 rpm – SAE J1995:20141627lb/ft

Engine Torque @ 1,200 rpm – ISO 14396:20021612lb/ft

Net Torque @ 1,100 rpm – ISO 9249:2007, SAE J1349:20111539lb/ft

Engine Power @ 1,700 rpm – ISO 14396:2002420HP

Gross Power @ 1,700 rpm – SAE J1995:2014425HP

Note (3)Cat diesel engines are required to use ULSD (ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel with 15 ppm of sulfur or less) or ULSD blended with the following lower-carbon intensity fuels up to: • 20% biodiesel FAME (fatty acid methyl ester)* • 100% renewable diesel, HVO (h

Note (2)The net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with fan, alternator, air cleaner, and aftertreatment.

Note (1)Cat engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, Korea Stage V, and Japan 214 emission standards.

Operating Weight66877lb

NoteWeight based on a machine configuration with Bridgestone 29.5R25 VSNT L4 radial tires, full fluids, operator, standard counterweight, ride control cold start, roading fenders, Product Link, open differential axles (front/rear), secondary steering, sound s

Bucket Range4.0-14.5 m³ 5.25-19 yd³

Forward - 14.4mile/h

Forward - 28.4mile/h

Forward - 314.9mile/h

Forward - 424.5mile/h

NoteMaximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L4 tires with 935 mm (37 in) roll radius.

Reverse - 15mile/h

Reverse - 29.6mile/h

Reverse - 318.3mile/h

Note (1)For machines in European Union countries and in countries that adopt the EU Directives.

Note (2)European Union Directive 2000/14/EC as amended by 2005/88/EC.

With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level*110

With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)70dB(A)

With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Speed - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)107dB(A)

With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Speed - Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013)75

With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Speed - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)70dB(A)

Air ConditioningThe air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.9 kg (4.2 lb) of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent 2.717 metric tonnes (2.995 tons).

Breakout Force51008lbf

Note (1)For a machine configuration as defined under Weight.

Note (2)Full compliance to ISO 14397-1:2007 Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification between calculations and testing.

Static Tipping Load - Full 40° Turn - No Tire Deflection20965kg

Static Tipping Load - Full 40° Turn - With Tire Deflection43432lb

Cooling System13.7gal (US)

Crankcase9.8gal (US)

DEF Tank5.5gal (US)

Differential - Final Drives - Front24.3gal (US)

Differential - Final Drives - Rear24.3gal (US)

Fuel Tank112.5gal (US)

Hydraulic Tank40.4gal (US)

Transmission20.3gal (US)

Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure4975psi

Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total10.1 seconds

NoteAll dimensions are approximate and based on machine equipped with 5.4 m3 (7.1 yd3) general purpose bucket with BOCE and Bridgestone 29.5R25 VSNT L4 radial tires.

Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight8.9ft

Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch6.3ft

Ground Clearance1.5ft

Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe12.5ft

Height - Top of Hood10.1ft

Height - Top of ROPS12.7ft

Hinge Pin Height at Carry2.2ft

Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift15.7ft

Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift13.6ft

Overall Length - Without Bucket27.5ft

Tread Width8ft

Wheel Base12.6ft

Width over Tires (Loaded)10.9ft

Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight8.7ft

Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch6.3ft

Ground Clearance456mm

Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe3764mm

Height - Top of Hood3064mm

Height - Top of ROPS3829mm

Hinge Pin Height at Carry2ft

Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift4554mm

Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift3881mm

Overall Length - Without Bucket8155mm

Tread Width8ft

Wheel Base3800mm

Width over Tires (Loaded)10.9ft



Cab, pressurized, sound suppression

EH implement controls, parking brake

Steering, joystick

Seat, suede/cloth, air suspension, heated

Touchscreen display

Visibility: mirrors, rear-vision camera

Mirrors, heated

Air conditioner, heater, defroster (auto temp, fan)

Sun visor, front, retractable

Sun visor, rear, retractable

Window cleaning platform, front

Windows, front, safety laminated rounded glass


Door, remote opening system

Entertainment radio (FM, AM, USB, BT)

Entertainment radio (DAB+)

CB radio ready

Seat, leather/cloth, air suspension, heated/ cooled

360° vision system

Cat Detect rear radar system

Dedicated rearview screen

Windows, front, heavy duty, or full guards


Cat Payload scale

Autodig with Auto Set Tires

Operator ID & machine security

Application Profiles

Job Aids

Controls Help and eOMM


Cat Advanced Payload

Cat Payload Printer


Cat C13 engine

Electric fuel priming pump

Fuel-water separator and secondary fuel filter

Engine, air precleaner

Axles, open differentials

Axles, ecology drains

Transmission, continuous variable

Rimpull control

Throttle lock mode

Service brakes, hydraulic, fully enclosed wet disc, wear indicators

Hill and speed hold on grades

Park brake, caliper on front axles, spring applied-pressure released


Turbine, air precleaner

Radiator, high debris

Cooling fan, reversible

Axles, limited slip differential(s)

Axles, AOC ready, extreme temperature seals

Axles, oil cooler


Implement system, load sensing with variable displacement piston pump

Steering system, load sensing with dedicated variable displacement piston pump

Ride control, dual accumulators

Oil sampling valves, Cat XT hoses


3rd auxiliary function with ride control

Quick coupler control


Starting and charging system, 24V

Starter, electric, heavy duty

Lights: halogen, 4 work lights, 2 rear-vision lights

Lights: roading with turn signals


Cold start, 120V or 240V

Lights: LED

Warning beacon


Front dash with analog gauges, LCD display, and warning lights

Primary touchscreen monitor (Cat Payload, quad screens, machine settings & messages)


Reversing strobe lights


Standard lift, Z-bar

Kickouts: lift and tilt


High lift, Z-bar


Cat Autolube system

Fenders, extensions or roading

Guards: power train, crankcase, cab, cylinders, rear

Biodegradable hydraulic oil

High-speed oil change system

Fast fill fuel tank


Wheel chocks

Secondary steering system, electrical


Aggregate handler

Waste and industrial

Forestry, logger



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