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Caterpillar 982 XE Wheel Loader

Caterpillar 982 XE Wheel Loader
Mini specs
Manufacturer:
Diecast Masters
Number:
85685
Scale:
1:50
Year:
2023
Status:
Upcoming

Diecast Masters has released the first photos following the announcement of the 2022 line up from the deco sample (Under decoration approval stage of Caterpillar) of the next new to release Caterpillar scale model in their 1:50th scale diecast "Highline Series":

  • Caterpillar 982 XE Wheel Loader #85685

The sales price and the delivery schedule for the Caterpillar 982 XE "Next Gen" Wheel Loader in 1:50th scale will be posted on this website when available. Diecas Masters says Q1-2023 is still the target date. Would be a great start of a new year!

Do you want to know more about this Caterpillar 982 XE Wheel Loader from Diecast Masters? Stay tuned to www.minimovers.nl for future updates.

982 Series

The Caterpillar 982M Wheel Loader is released by Caterpillar late 2013. The new all-purpose Caterpillar 982M joins the Medium Wheel Loader program.  In 2021 Caterpillar launched as its successor Caterpillar 982 XE "Next Gen" Wheel Loader.

So at present, the Caterpillar 982 XE "Next Gen" Wheel Loader is the flagship of the 982 family. Powered by a Caterpillar C13 ACERT Engine providing 404 hp, an operating weight of 78,264 lb. and a bucket capacity from 6.25 - 22.5 yd3 a serious piece of machinery in the Medium Wheel Loader types made by Caterpillar.

Two 1:50th scale models of the 982 series Wheel Loaders have now been released. Norscot launched the Caterpillar 982M in 2014 and Diecast Masters followed in 2015 with their version of the 982M in their diecast “High Line Series”. At the start of 2023, Diecast Masters will release the Caterpillar 982 XE "Next Gen" Wheel Loader and so we will be completely up to date within the scale model range as well!

982 XE Wheel Loader

The Caterpillar 982 XE Wheel Loader is released by Caterpillar in 2021 in the Medium Wheel Loader program to replace the "M" series.   

Specification highlights:

  • Powered by a Caterpillar C13 ACERT Engine providing 404 hp.
  • Operating weight of 78,264 lb.
  • Bucket capacity from 6.25 - 22.5 yd3.

According to Caterpillar, the new Caterpillar 982 XE  wheel Loader is up to 10 percent more productive and lower maintenance costs up to 20 percent compared to the previous 982M powershift models. The new loader include an expanded technology platform to increase machine performance and improve operating efficiency, Caterpillar adds.

Standard Caterpillar Payload with Assist on all 980 and 982 series loaders provides an accurate weighing of bucket payloads so operators can load to target the first time, every time. This new technology includes low-lift-weigh and manual tip-off functions. Optional Cat Advanced Payload expands the system’s functionality with Lists-Management, Multitask- & Manual-Add Modes and Tip-off assist.

Additionally, the new Cat Autodig with auto set tires promotes proper loading technique to significantly reduce tire slip and loading time. It can automate the complete bucket loading cycle to deliver consistently high bucket fill factors for up to 10 percent more productivity.

For the first time in this size class, Caterpillar offers a continuous variable transmission option, expanding the Caterpillar medium wheel loader offering. The Caterpillar 982 XE Wheel Loaders features a high-efficiency continuously variable parallel path drive system. This combines a direct mechanical path from the engine to the wheels with a Hystat variator.

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