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Cat 988 pushing snow

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Bigfoot Brent, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. Bigfoot Brent

    Bigfoot Brent Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    Our shop in the slag pit getting plowed out on Jan. 11/2011. With the drifting it was hard to tell the accumulation but some drifts were 2' deep.
    This loader fills our transport trucks (40+ tonne payload) with just 2 or 3 buckets.

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  2. thewizard

    thewizard Member
    Messages: 51

    It has its own set of stairs. that thing is bad a$$ :salute:
     
  3. Winfrey

    Winfrey Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    that looks like a huge fire extinguisher!!!
     
  4. speedy

    speedy Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    I think that is the cartridge for the auto-greaser, the fire extinguisher is covered with the safety orange material. (I think)
     
  5. fargosnowpro

    fargosnowpro Member
    Messages: 91

    The elevator is an option! (seriously, it is :eek:)
     
  6. Aimfor1337

    Aimfor1337 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    That's real nice. How much would one of those run someone looking into it? 200k?
     
  7. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I think you need to slide your decimal one place to the left.

    Tires alone are pushing 50K
     
  8. fargosnowpro

    fargosnowpro Member
    Messages: 91

    What he said. A clean used 988H might be in the neighborhood of $800k - $1M, maybe a little more depending on options.
     
  9. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Actually, I meant one to the right :laughing:
     
  10. needmoresnow

    needmoresnow Member
    Messages: 80

    here is a nice cheap used one lol

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  11. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    come on tell the truth does that even feel the 2 ft drifts ? :laughing:
     
  12. Bigfoot Brent

    Bigfoot Brent Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    Too be honest it was just above idle, and no the 2' didn't phase it!. It was the only piece of equipment on site we had to push with:D.
     
  13. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    Wow. That machine is really a piece or work! Can you get any photos of the cab and looking outward?
     
  14. Bigfoot Brent

    Bigfoot Brent Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    No, unfortunately I won't be able to get pictures from inside the cab as the loader is owned by my employers customer and with all the health+safety and union crap this is about as close as I can get to it. From what I've seen though it doesn't seem to have a steering wheel, just joysticks.
     
  15. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    Damn. I would love to drive one, even for 15 min.
     
  16. Jelinek61

    Jelinek61 Senior Member
    Messages: 679

    Nice pictures....The red cylinder on the landing is a dry chemical or CO2 fire suppression tank. The engine compartment has its own fire suppression nozzles that trip in the event of a fire. The orange cover has a handheld fire extinguisher under it also.

    Here is a brochure from CAT........http://xml.catmms.com/servlet/ImageServlet?imageId=C609127

    And a picture of the cab

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    Last edited: Jan 15, 2011
  17. KMBertog

    KMBertog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    that thing is a beast!!! makes our 924G Cat look like a toy!
     
  18. TremblaySNOW

    TremblaySNOW Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    That's one impresive machine LOL
     
  19. turbo5560

    turbo5560 Senior Member
    Messages: 285

    what is the advantage to joystick controls over a steering wheel in a machine like this?
     
  20. speedy

    speedy Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    12 busy hours in a quarry is pretty damn tiring, it's a lot easier with the joystick, and it's actually quite easy to get the hang of. One thing's for certain, you WILL put the seatbelt on, there's nothing else to brace against.

    988's are a great machine, but you want to leave them in one place once you get it there, hauling them costs a horrendous amount of money!!