Caterpillar 988b A Radlader Fa.Trinkl,Baustelle Erdbewegung in Augsburg 1971
Der 988A Radlader ist mit einem sechs Zylinder D 343 Dieselmotor ausgestattet und
läuft mit 2100RPM.
The first production 988 articulated-steering wheel loader rolled off the line in 1963.
The 5 cubic yard loader was powered by a six-cylinder Cat® D343 diesel.
Initially, it was rated at 300 flywheel-horsepower,
but this increased to 325 flywheel-horsepower in 1968.
At this time, rock bucket capacity also grew to 6 cubic yards.
In May 1963, the introduction of the 988 Large Wheel Loader
was highlighted in the local Caterpillar newspaper Cat Folks®.
When the 988 first rolled off the Building LL assembly line,
it was the fourth model in Caterpillar’s line of wheel-type loaders.
It was powered by a 300 horsepower Cat diesel engine
and had a three-speed power shift transmission.