Engine redesign for small K series loaders

New features also deliver enhanced performance, fuel efficiency and operator comfort in the 924K, 930K and 938K series.

The K series has an electronically controlled hydrostatic drive system, new optimised Z-bar loader linkage, refined operator’s station and a choice of couplers and buckets for best matching the machine to the application.

A Cat C6.6 ACERT engine powers the three new K series loaders and works efficiently with the machines to deliver fuel savings of up to 30 per cent. The engine?s rated speed setting of 1800 rpm contributes significantly to reduced fuel consumption, lowered sound levels, and reduced wear.

The loaders incorporate a step-less, four-range, hydrostatic drive system that allows independent control of ground speed and engine speed for efficient operation of hydraulically powered work tools. The optimised Z-bar linkage is designed to work with Cat performance series buckets, designed for efficient loading, high fill factors, improved material retention and lowered fuel consumption.

The 938K was officially launched by Caterpillar at the combined CCAA/IQA Construction Materials Industry Conference in Melbourne. The K series is now available to buy in the Australian market.

For more information: Caterpillar of Australia

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