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Caterpillar

953K Track Loader

Flywheel Power

154 HP

115 kW

Operating Weight

33852 lb

15355 kg

Capacity – General Purpose

2.4 yd³

1.8 m³

Overview

Save money and transport time with one machine for land clearing, digging, grading, truck loading, slope work and more. With track loaders you get lower ground pressure and better traction so you can start earlier and work longer in soft underfoot conditions. Cat® Track Loaders bring you all of this, plus improved performance and fuel efficiency. 

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Specifications

Spec Value
Flywheel Power 154 HP 115 kW
Engine Model Cat C7.1 Cat C7.1
Net Power (Rated) – SAE J1349/ISO 9249 154 HP 115 kW
Net Power – Rated – ISO 9249 (DIN) 156 HP 156 HP
Emissions U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV/Korea Tier 4 Final or China Nonroad Stage III, India Bharat III, Eurasian Economic Union Stage IIIA, UN ECE R96 Stage IIIA emission standards, equivalent to Tier 3/Stage IIIA U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV/Korea Tier 4 Final or China Nonroad Stage III, India Bharat III, Eurasian Economic Union Stage IIIA, UN ECE R96 Stage IIIA emission standards, equivalent to Tier 3/Stage IIIA
Note (1) All nonroad Tier 4 Interim and Final, Stage IIIB and IV and Korea Tier 4 Final diesel engines are required to use only Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) with 15 ppm (mg/kg) of sulfur or less, or up to B20 biodiesel blended with ULSD. B20 should meet ASTM D7467 specification (biodiesel blend stock should meet Cat biodiesel spec, ASTM D6751 or EN 14214). Cat DEO-ULS™ or oils that meet the Cat ECF-3, API CJ-4, and ACEA E9 specification are required. Consult your OMM for further machine specific fuel recommendations. All nonroad Tier 4 Interim and Final, Stage IIIB and IV and Korea Tier 4 Final diesel engines are required to use only Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) with 15 ppm (mg/kg) of sulfur or less, or up to B20 biodiesel blended with ULSD. B20 should meet ASTM D7467 specification (biodiesel blend stock should meet Cat biodiesel spec, ASTM D6751 or EN 14214). Cat DEO-ULS™ or oils that meet the Cat ECF-3, API CJ-4, and ACEA E9 specification are required. Consult your OMM for further machine specific fuel recommendations.
Note (2) Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) used in Cat Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems must meet the requirements outlined in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 22241. Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) used in Cat Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems must meet the requirements outlined in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 22241.
Spec Value
Operating Weight 33852 lb 15355 kg
Operating Weight(1) 34484 lb 15642 kg
Note (1) Machine equipped with Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions reduction technology. (1) Machine equipped with Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions reduction technology.
Spec Value
Fuel Tank 70 gal (US) 265 l
DEF Tank(1) 4.2 gal (US) 16 l
Note (1) Machine equipped with Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions reduction technology. (1) Machine equipped with Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions reduction technology.
Spec Value
Overall Machine Length* 251.5 in 6389 mm
Machine Height – Top of Cab 124.2 in 3155 mm
Height – Top of Stack 110.3 in 2804 mm
Overall Machine Height – Bucket Fully Raised 183.7 in 4666 mm
Overall Machine Width without Bucket: Standard Tracks – 480 mm (19.7 in) Shoes 91.2 in 2316 mm
Overall Machine Width without Bucket: Narrow Tracks – 380 mm (14.9 in) Shoes 87.2 in 2216 mm
Note *With general purpose bucket and extra duty teeth. *With general purpose bucket and extra duty teeth.
Spec Value
Track Gauge 72.3 in 1836 mm
Track Shoe Width – Standard 18.9 in 480 mm
Track Shoe Width – Optional 14.9 in 380 mm
Track on Ground 91.3 in 2320 mm
Ground Contact Area – Standard Shoe 3410 in² 2.2 m²
Ground Contact Area – Optional Shoe 2790 in² 1.8 m²
Ground Pressure(1) – Standard Shoe 8.8 psi 60.7 kPa
Ground Pressure(1) – Optional Shoe 11.1 psi 76.7 kPa
Ground Pressure – Standard Shoe 8.6 psi 59.6 kPa
Ground Pressure – Optional Shoe 10.9 psi 75.3 kPa
Note (1) Machine equipped with Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions reduction technology. (1) Machine equipped with Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions reduction technology.
Spec Value
Capacity – General Purpose 2.4 yd³ 1.8 m³
Capacity – Multi-Purpose 2.1 yd³ 1.6 m³
Capacity – Performance Series 2.5 yd³ 2.1 m³
Width – General Purpose 97.8 in 2485 mm
Width – Multi-Purpose 97.3 in 2471 mm
Width – Performance Series 99.8 in 2536 mm
Note Buckets equipped with teeth and segments. Buckets equipped with teeth and segments.
Spec Value
Air Conditioning The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.1 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.573 metric tonnes. The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.1 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.573 metric tonnes.

Standard Equipment

NOTE

  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.

Power Train

  • Cat C7.1 diesel engine, turbo charged with Air-To-Air After Cooler (ATAAC)
  • Modular cooling system for engine air intake, oil and water
  • Radiator fan, electronically controlled, hydraulically driven, temperature sensing, on demand
  • Electro Hydrostatic Control (EHC) for transmission with travel and work modes
  • Engine idle shutdown
  • Auto engine speed control
  • Electric fuel pump
  • Water separator
  • Air cleaner dry-type, axial seal with integral precleaner and dust ejection system, electronic filter condition indicator
  • Starting aid, glow plug
  • Cat extended life coolant

Undercarriage

  • Cat heavy duty undercarriage: 953K (37 sections), 1836 mm (72.3 in) track gauge
  • Track guiding guards, end section
  • Track adjuster, hydraulic
  • Sprocket rims, with replaceable bolt-on tough steel segments
  • Guards, sprocket
  • Six track rollers per side with two upper carrier rollers, lifetime lubricated
  • Idlers, conventional type, lifetime lubricated
  • Oscillating track roller frames

Electrical

  • Alternator, 24V, heavy duty brushless
  • Backup alarm
  • Electric horn
  • Two heavy duty batteries, high output, maintenace free: 900 CCA
  • Switch, main disconnect
  • Starter, electric (heavy duty, 24V)

Operator Environment

  • Pressurized, sound suppressed, ROPS/FOPS cab with tinted glass and right side sliding window
  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Heater/defroster with automatic temperature control
  • Seat, fabric-covered, air suspended, adjustable
  • Adjustable armrests
  • Electro hydraulic, seat mounted control levers with faster processing
  • Seat belt, retractable, with buckling indicator on dash
  • Electronic Monitoring System with gauges for: Engine coolant temperature; Hydraulic oil temperature; Fuel level; Engine oil pressure; Diesel Exhaust Fluid level (when equipped)
  • Engine RPM and gear display
  • Hour meter, electronic
  • Throttle switch rotary with Eco Mode
  • Center brake pedal
  • Independent forward/reverse speed range settings
  • Travel speed limiter, electronic
  • Mirror, rearview, inside, adjustable
  • Radio ready, Includes 24V to 12V converter, speakers, antenna and 12V power outlet
  • Coat hook
  • Storage compartments under left armrest
  • Document holder on right console
  • Floor mat, rubber, heavy duty
  • Windshield washer and wipers, multiple speed front and rear
  • Durable metal roof
  • Parking brake switch and “brake-on” indicator light
  • Fender

Other Standard Equipment

  • Sound suppression, exterior
  • Z-bar loader linkage
  • Load sensing variable displacement implement pump
  • Implement cylinders with sensors
  • Operator programmable lift and tilt kickouts
  • Engine enclosure with lockable doors
  • Radiator core 6.5 fins-per-inch, debris resistant
  • Hinged radiator guard and swing out fan
  • Full bottom guards
  • Ecology drains on hydraulic oil tank
  • Product Link ready
  • Oil sampling valves
  • Cat XT hoses
  • HYDO Advanced 10

Optional Equipment

NOTE

  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.

Power Train

  • Cat C7.1 diesel engine with engine mounted aftertreatment to meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV/Korea Tier 4 Final emission standards OR Cat C7.1 diesel engine to meet China Nonroad Stage III, India Bharat III, Eurasian Economic Union Stage IIIA
  • Demand fan, reversing
  • Air inlet, precleaner, turbine
  • Transmission control, V-lever or joystick

Operator Environment

  • Standard cab with four halogen lights (two forward-facing roof mounted, two rear-facing integrated into air conditioning unit)
  • Deluxe cab with sliding windows, Bluetooth radio microphone, eight LED lights (four forward-facing, two sideways facing, two rear-facing integrated into air conditioning unit)
  • Seat, cloth, air suspension, no side-to-side isolator
  • Radio, AM/FM/AUX/USB/Bluetooth
  • Easy access package (grab irons and steps)
  • Cab air precleaner
  • Front light guards
  • Windshield protection

Hydraulics

  • Hydraulic oil, biodegradable
  • Hydraulics Packages: General Purpose – Two-valve, joystick Three-valve, joystick; Two-valve, two levers; Three-valve, two levers
  • Hydraulics Packages: Multi-Purpose – Three-valve, joystick; Four-valve, joystick

Fuel Systems

  • Fast fill fuel tank
  • Fuel tank refueling pump

Undercarriage

  • Idler guard
  • Idler guard, ship hold
  • Full length track roller guard
  • Full length track roller guard, heavy duty
  • Track Groups (37 sections) – Heavy Duty Track Groups: 380 mm double grouser, 380 mm double grouser, sealed; 480 mm double grouser, 480 mm double grouser, center hole, 800 mm double grouser
  • Track Groups (37 sections) – SystemOne Track Groups: 380 mm double grouser, 480 mm double grouser

Buckets

  • General Purpose: 1.7 m³, flush
  • General Purpose: 1.8 m³
  • General purpose: 1.8 m³, full edge
  • General Purpose: 1.8 m³, heavy duty
  • General Purpose: 2.1 m³, Performance Series
  • Multi-Purpose: 1.8 m³
  • Wide: 2.2 m³, flush
  • Landfill: 2.3 m³
  • Landfill: 2.1 m³, heavy duty

Starters, Batteries and Alternators

  • Cold weather package, 120V – two 12V batteries (1,400 CCA), 120V engine coolant heater, ether starting aid
  • Antifreeze -50 degrees Celcius

Other Attachments

  • Counterweight, light, 230 kg (507 lb)
  • Counterweight, additional, 220 kg (485 lb)
  • Ripper, multi-shank
  • Hitch, ripper
  • Striker bars, rear
  • Additional work tools: Fusion Quick Coupler, Blades, Forks, Material handling arms, Rakes, Trim blade or two-way dozer

Electrical

  • Rotating beacon

Maintenance and Related Attachments

  • Fuel tank sediment pump
  • High speed oil change system
  • Service package, extended: Manual hydraulic system enabling cab tilt and lock at 30 degrees safely in the field; Windshield, sealed; Shovel holder (shovel not included)

Technology Products

  • Product Link – Satellite
  • Product Link – Cellular
  • Grade Control receiver mast

Special Arrangements

  • Waste Package, Heavy Duty
  • Waste Package, Heavy Duty, Enhanced Cleaning
  • Ship Hold Package, Heavy Duty
  • Partial Steel Mill Package, Heavy Duty
  • Low Ground Pressure Package, Heavy Duty

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