Cat 980B Wheel Loader


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Vehicle Summary


Year of Manufacture1969

Serial Numbers/n 42H1337

Tire Size26.5x25

Approx. Tire Life50%

Unit LocationRedding, CA

Vehicle Detail

Spade-nose Bucket, Cab.

Specs from an External Site

The Caterpillar 980B wheel loader was introduced in 1970. It was manufactured in the USA only.


The 980B has a D333 turbocharged/after-cooled, six-cylinder engine producing 260 flywheel horsepower. It has powershift transmission and four wheel drive. It comes standard with air brakes, an electric start, and 130-inch (330-cm) wheelbase.

The 980B was given an 89P serial number prefix.


In 1970 Caterpillar added a sealed loader linkage, beginning with 89P00906.

In 1972 a rollover protection system (ROPS) was added, beginning with 89P01879.

In 1974 Cat added a sleeve-metering fuel system (SMFS), beginning with 89P03495.

In 1976 flow-amplified steering was added, beginning with 89P05075.

Production of 980B ended in 1978.

The Caterpillar 980B was replaced by the Caterpillar 980C.

Makes: Caterpillar.Vehicle Tags: 980, 980B Cat 980B, cat, caterpillar, caterpillars, loaders, and wheel loaders.

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