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953K Track Loader

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  • 953K uses 10-25 percent less fuel per hour than the previous model.*
  • Optional Performance Series bucket helps you move up to 10 percent more material per hour.
  • Efficient use of Diesel Exhaust Fluid(1)
     - typically 2.5-3 percent of fuel consumption
     - provides excellent overall fluid efficiency.


  • Smoother implement and steering response, and improved steering performance over the previous model.*
  • Features like load sensing hydraulics and position sensing cylinders offer precise, responsive performance.
  • Cat C7.1 ACERT™ engine delivers power and fast response when the machine is under load.
  • Reduced engine noise*
     - quieter for the operator and others around the work site.


  • Steel track undercarriage allows you to work in wet, soft, or sensitive underfoot conditions.
  • Finish jobs in less time
     - track loaders can often start the job earlier and work longer than other machines due to their lower ground pressure and increased traction.
  • Quick Coupler Ready
     - Fusion™ Quick Coupler option allows easy use of forks, buckets, etc. from wheel loaders and other Fusion compatible machines.

Ease of Operation

  • Choose either joystick or two-lever implement controls to match operator preference or application.
  • Speed/steering controls available as either a joystick or as V-lever and foot pedals.
  • Updated cab offers operator comforts like suspension seat, adjustable armrests and controls, and an improved air conditioning system.
  • Excellent visibility to the bucket and all around the machine enhances safety and helps operators work more confidently.
  • Handles and steps help operators climb on and off the machine more easily, from the front or the back of the tracks.
  • Set implement response
     - fine, normal, coarse
     - to match operator preference or application.
  • Emissions reduction technology(1) is designed to be transparent to the operator.


  • Integrated diagnostics show operators on-board pressure readings for faster service.
  • Tilt cab and convenient service access points for easier maintenance and repair.
  • Demand fan provides efficient cooling plus easy fold-down service access.
  • Remote monitoring with Product Link™/VisionLink® helps you manage your fleet more effectively and profitably.

*Compared to 953D.

(1) Machine equipped with U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV emissions reduction technology.

Flywheel Power 115 kW (154 hp)
Engine Model Cat C7.1 ACERT
Net Power (rated) u2013 SAE J1349/ISO 9249 115 kW (154 hp)
Net Power (rated) u2013 ISO 9249 (DIN) 115 kW (156 hp)
Note 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 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.
Operating Weight 15355 kg (33852 lb)
Capacity - General Purpose 1.8 m3 (2.4 yd3)
Capacity u2013 Performance Series 2.1 m3 (2.5 yd3)
Capacity u2013 Multi-Purpose 1.6 m3 (2.1 yd3)
Width u2013 General Purpose 2485 mm (97.8 in)
Track Shoe Width u2013 Standard 480 mm (18.9 in)
Track Shoe Width u2013 Optional 380 mm (14.9 in)
Track Rollers/Shoes u2013 Each Side 6/37
Track on Ground 2320 mm (91.3 in)
Ground Contact Area u2013 Standard Shoe 2.2 m2 (3410 in2)
Ground Contact Area u2013 Optional Shoe 1.8 m2 (2790 in2)
Ground Pressure(1) u2013 Standard Shoe 60.7 kPa (8.8 psi)
Ground Pressure(1) u2013 Optional Shoe 76.7 kPa (11.1 psi)
Grouser Height u2013 Double Grouser 35 mm (1.4 in)
Track Gauge 1836 mm (72.3 in)
Service Refill Capacities
Fuel Tank 265 L (70 gal)
DEF Tank(1) 16 L (4.2 gal)
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
Width u2013 Performance Series 2536 mm (99.8 in)
Width u2013 Multi-Purpose 2471 mm (97.3 in)
Overall Machine Width without Bucket: Standard Tracks u2013 480 mm (19.7 in) Shoes 2316 mm (91.2 in)
Overall Machine Width without Bucket: Narrow Tracks u2013 380 mm (14.9 in) Shoes 2216 mm (87.2 in)
Ground Clearance 417 mm (16.4 in)
Machine Height to Top of Cab 3155 mm (124.2 in)
Overall Machine Length* 6389 mm (251.5 in)
Carry Position Approach Angle 15u00b0
Digging Depth* 140 mm (5.5 in)
Maximum Rollback at Ground/Carry Position 43u00b0/50u00b0
Bucket Height in Carry Position 548 mm (21.6 in)
Reach at Full Lift Height and 45u00b0 Dump* 1195 mm (47 in)
Clearance at Full Lift Height and 45u00b0 Dump* 2694 mm (106 in)
Maximum Rollback/Dump, Fully Raised 52u00b0/53u00b0
Grading Angle 74u00b0
Height to Bucket Hinge Pin 3610 mm (142.1 in)
Overall Machine Height, Bucket Fully Raised 4666 mm (183.7 in)
Height to Top of Stack 2804 mm (110.3 in)
Ramp Angle 29u00b0
Note Buckets equipped with teeth and segments.
Note *With general purpose bucket and extra duty teeth.
General Information
Note For complete machine specifications and available configurations, please see your Cat dealer or look on this website.
Ground Pressure u2013 Standard Shoe 59.6 kPa (8.6 psi)
Ground Pressure u2013 Optional Shoe 75.3 kPa (10.9 psi)
Note (1) Machine equipped with Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions reduction technology.
Service Refill Capacities
Note (1) Machine equipped with Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions reduction technology.
Operating Weight(1) 15642 kg (34484 lb)
Note (1) Machine equipped with Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions reduction technology.
Air Conditioning System
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.

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