Caterpillar Wheel Loader size
Keeping your people safe and productive is our number one priority
At Caterpillar, we have designed the 988H with your most important asset in mind - People. Drawing from a history of technological advancements and practical wisdom, you can be assured that your people are protected while working in, on or around the 988H Wheel Loader.
Good visibility, whether it be positioning to the truck or watching for people and vehicles on the site, the 988H offers a number of standard and optional features to enhance job site visibility. Standard and optional features include articulated wiper/washer system with intermittent features, optional rear vision camera, optional high intensity discharge (HID) lights, optional warning beacon and optional turn signals.
Access and Egress
Getting on and off the machine is one of the leading causes of injury on a job site. The 988H has a number of features to ensure your operator gets safely on and off the 988H. The 988H includes primary and secondary stairwell exits, punch stamped tread plates located throughout the machine, ground level night time stairwell light switch, full perimeter railings on the upper platform, side platform emergency egress and toe kicks and optional roading fenders.
Daily and routine maintenance should not pose a safety hazard to your operator or service technician. With the 988H, design efforts were taken to group service points with convenient access. As seen in the serviceability section, all service points are at ground level or platform access to maintain three points of contact, and a number of disconnect switches are available to ensure the 988H is static during service.
Operator Health and Well Being
For the 988H, the operator and safety go hand-in-hand. The 988H offers many features that enhance operator comfort and aid in keeping the operator safe. In the cab, all controls are ergonomically designed for easy adjustment, low-effort and easy to reach controls minimize repetitive motion and potential strains. With a cab filtration system, low operator sound and optional features such as ride control or secondary steering, all effort has been made to protect the operators from environmental elements that can cause issues with their health or well-being.