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994F Loader

Discussion in 'Wheel Loaders' started by Cat Dr., Mar 9, 2007.

  1. Tigerotor77W

    Tigerotor77W Senior Member

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    Me personally, no -- I don't have even a thousandth of the funds to buy one. :(

    But I do think dealers can order them... I didn't check, though, so that's really a guess, not a fact.
     
  2. JimBruce42

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    Hey PAcattech,

    Nice photos, are those the new 777f's that it's loading? What part of PA do you hail from?
     
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    yep, those are the new 777F series. I wish we had new trucks like that
     
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    The proof behind my statements. ;)

    They had it parked between the 992 and the 990. I'll try to get a picture of the rest of it tomorrow.

    991k.jpg
     
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  5. Tigerotor77W

    Tigerotor77W Senior Member

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    Having been out of the Cat organization for even as little as a year now... I can't keep the numbers straight.

    But yuppers, the 991K is out of the box (since Bauma).
     
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    So they did stick with the 991K numbering?
     
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    If you glance at the picture, the cab mounts go to the rear of the machine.
     
  8. Tigerotor77W

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    That's what I was unsure about. I had thought that the 992K and 993K were launched at Bauma (not the 991K and 992K), but again, it's been so long that I haven't been keeping track.

    I believe it'll be the 992K and 993K that we should see.
     
  9. PAcattech

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    I bet yah A months pay country boy that those decals will be getting scraped off
     
  10. Countryboy

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    No betting this time. I'm pretty sure its going to happen too. ;)

    But, until then I'm going to take some more pictures of the "Machine that will be no more". Might be some rare pictures one day.

    A question for you.....in the pictures you posted above, where are the decals for it? Did they leave them off because they would eventually have to come off anyway or was it more for staying under the "radar" with an un-released machine?
     
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    Here's our new 994F, matches well with our 789's. This thing is awsome, comfortable, powerful, and dadgum FAST. It'll outmuck our 5230 in good digging. It even has a buddy seat!
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  12. Tigerotor77W

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    Awesome pics, Eric... you're spoiling us quite well!

    Countryboy -- I didn't see your question until now, but let's just say that it can be difficult for people to make up their minds on naming convention sometimes.
     
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    Here's the old 992 C.
     

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    Here's a couple more.
     

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    Im with you on keeping the traditional numbering system. If you go back to the old days of 922, 33, 44, 55, 66, 77 and 88 its easy to say who came up with 991 or 993 for a wheel loader. When we talk about them running out of numbers and letters, why do they skip letters such as a D6 went from E to H which to me naturaly meant High sprocket but then jumped to M, R and T. No wonder they're running out. But dont forget about the new D6k.??????? Whats up with that?
     
  16. Gavin84w

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    Yeh who's to say where it will end up, the other strange one is machine serial numbers as some of them have gone to a 7 digit number as opposed to having a number and then a letter following it. By virtue of the amount of letter number combinations available i find that a bit strange, sure the part numbers of Cat parts went 7 digit a long time ago and the shear number of parts i can understand that but there is not that many new model machines that they had to stray away from a traditional system, maybe tradition and progress just dont figure moving forward!!!

    That said i hear the track type tractors are done for letter changes for new models T is the last and future models will be series 1, series 2 etc.
    D is for diesel, T is for tractor is apparently the thinking.
     
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    I guess we'll see , That doesn't make much sense to me either. Plus since series numbers have been used for a while now, i'd think why would they want D6T series12 to be some kind of standard? Unless they are going to change things completely. Maybe some of the younger generation at cat don't even know the "tradition" we're talking about.
     
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    I think Cat fouled up the ability to stick with tradition in the wheel loader catagory years ago when they introduced the 994. There was not enough forward thinking to realize that there may be demand for a size in between the 992 and the 994. If the 994 would have been say a 996, then there would be room for a new model, like the 990 that came between the 988 and the 992. With the near doubling of size, there was no room left in numbers for a mid range machine. The only other choice was to have a "correction" like they did with Dozers, where each of the large sizes essentially shrunk back down a size.
     
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    I guess they were leaving room to keep going bigger rather than fill the gap, I'm just waiting for the day of some corporate decision to replace the 966 or 988 because of "progress" :pointhead