THE IMPACT OF RISING FUEL PRICES ON THE SOUTH AFRICAN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY - AND HOW THE NEW CAT® 966 GC CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
VERSATILITY THAT SAVES YOU MONEY
Discover how the Cat® 966 GC Wheel Loader can optimize your operation and save on fuel costs.
When it comes to managing an economical fleet, versatility is key. Because the more you’re able to use your machines for diverse applications, the greater your return on investment. And exceptional versatility is where Barloworld Equipment’s new CAT® 966 GC Wheel Loader really stands out. Built on a 60-year legacy of high performance and highly reliable wheel loaders, this medium-sized machine is designed to tackle a wide range of jobs – from material handling and truck loading to general construction. Its all-rounder capabilities coupled with its high productivity and superior fuel efficiency makes the CAT® 966 GC a valuable and cost-saving addition to your fleet.
One machine, many jobs Features that make the Cat® 966 GC a consummate multitasker include the optional Fusion™ quick-coupler and third hydraulic function, which ensure that it can handle a wide range of work tools, including buckets, grapples and forks. There is also a selection of Performance Series Buckets available, which include configurations for general purpose, light material and rock. Designed with a long floor, wide opening, and curved side plates, these buckets enable operators of all experience levels to reach 10% higher bucket-fill factors compared to legacy designs – improving cycle times and reducing fuel consumption.
The right choice for your business With versatility covered, what else does the Cat® 966 GC offer you? Let’s take a look.
Proven reliability With a combination of proven and improved electronic, fuel, and air systems, the Cat® C9.3B engine delivers high power density from one worksite to the next. The AdvansysTM GET system features stronger-than-ever adapters. And thanks to thorough component choice, design and in-machine validation processes, you can be sure of excellent reliability and uptime.
Greater productivity The Cat Z-bar linkage geometry with easy-to-load Performance Series Buckets improve material retention and reduce dig times, resulting in low fuel consumption and outstanding production capabilities. And the electronically controlled, automatic powershift heavy duty planetary transmission features shift protection and single clutch gear shifting for efficiency, durability, and smooth transition between gears.
Superior fuel-efficiency An electronically controlled, hydraulically-driven variable speed fan adjusts to meet the varying cooling requirements of the machine. This, together with the Cat® Engine Idle Management System, results in lower fuel consumption. In addition, load sensing hydraulics produce flow and pressure for the implement system on demand and only in amounts necessary to perform the needed work functions.
Comfortable operator environment Designed with safety and comfort in mind, the Cat® 966 GC’s spacious cab has ladders on either side, enabling easy entry and exit, and features intuitive hydraulic controls for low-effort operation. Air conditioning keeps the operator comfortable all-year round, with louvered vents ensuring optimal air flow throughout the shift. And sliding side windows allow natural ventilation and easy communication with ground staff.
THE Cat® 966 GC
Improved electronic, fuel, and air systems
Cat Z-bar linkage geometry improves material retention
Cat® Engine Idle Management System, results in lower fuel consumption
Air conditioning keeps the operator comfortable all-year round
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About Barloworld Equipment
As the sole distributor for Cat®️ earthmoving machines and related mining and construction equipment in Southern Africa, we supply equipment that delivers the lowest total owning and operating cost over its lifetime. Equipment that is backed by a highly experienced team of experts with the knowledge you need to get the most out of your machines. As a company, we’re committed to upholding the highest safety standards and minimising our impact on the environment across our operational footprint. And with our successful track record that spans over 100 years, you can expect outstanding service and an effortless experience, every time.