Published February 09, 2015 19:09
CAT® Introduces Three New Small Wheel Loaders; 926M, 930M and 938M
Caterpillar announced in early February the introduction of three new Small Wheel Loaders. The new Cat® M-Series Small Wheel Loaders—926M, 930M and 938M—build on the success of K-Series predecessor models—924K, 930K and 938K— with engineering refinements that include new engines meeting Tier 4 Final emission standards and new options and features that further enhance value, operator comfort, and safety. Innovative features introduced with the K-Series carry over to the new M-Series family.
926M replaces 924K
With the M-Series introduction, the nomenclature for the smallest model in the family changes from 924 to 926, reflecting the increased capabilities of the new model, compared with those of the 924H and 924Hz. All three new models have increased engine power and higher tip loads for improved performance.
A new Cat C7.1 ACERT™ engine powers the three new M-Series wheel loaders and has a clean emissions module designed to require no operator intervention and causing no disruption of work cycles. The module uses a fit-for-life diesel particulate filter (DPF) and a selective catalytic reduction system, which requires only the addition of diesel exhaust fluid. Regeneration of the DPF occurs passively at a low temperature.
The step-less, four-range, electronically controlled, intelligent hydrostatic drive system has been further enhanced to include operator selected power-train modes including a conventional Hystat mode with aggressive engine braking, refined Torque Converter mode allowing the machine to free wheel down hills and around grades, and an Ice mode setting tuned to maximize control in slippery underfoot conditions. Testing shows that the Torque Converter mode can save up to 5 percent additional fuel in load-and-carry applications and is the factory default setting.