Cat’s Largest Tracked Loader Levelling Dirt
Posted on 7/6/19

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Introduced in 1978 as a replacement to the 983, the largest track loader produced by Caterpillar® at the time, the 983B Track-Type Loader featured a 3406 diesel engine producing 275 HP at the flywheel.  Weighing in at an impressive 78,530 lbs. and equipped with a single-lever power shift transmission, the 983B was capable of top forward speeds of 7 MPH and reverse speeds of up to 8 MPH.  The 983B featured pedal steering, leaving the operator’s hands free for transmission and loader control.  An automatic bucket control system allowed the 4.5 cubic yard bucket to rise to a pre-set dumping height and return to a pre-set digging angle for fast cycle times.