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Caterpillar’s Cat980K Wheel Loader offers high productivity, reliable performance and excellent fuel efficiency and an engine certified to meet Tier 4 Interim and Stage IIIB emissions standards in North America and Europe. Major improvements include a new cab, load-sensing hydraulics, a 25 percent increase in lift force and a 16 percent increase in tilt force over the 980H. The loader also features new electro-hydraulic steering with either joystick or steering wheel control, plus Performance Series Buckets and an optional lock-up torque converter. The 980K is equipped with the new Cat C13 ACERT™ engine with peak net power of 369 horsepower (275 kilowatts) at 1500 rpm. The loader accommodates buckets from 5.25 to 16.00 cubic yards (4.00 to 12.20 cubic meters) and is a productive and cost effective tool in quarry, aggregates, construction and other high-volume applications.