953D Waste Handler

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953D Waste Handler

Our customers think the track loader is the 2nd most important machine behind the compactor in a landfill. Discover the assets of this Cat® Waste Handler ...
  • Standard Equipment
  • Optional Equipment
  • Specs
  • Features
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Standard Equipment

  • For standard equipment, please refer to the 953D Track Loader information.

Optional Equipment

    • Lights, 4, extra
    • Beacon, rotating
    • Control, joystick, MP bucket
    • Control, two levers, GP bucket
    • Comfort seat, air suspended, heated
    • Cab window, front sealed
    • Cat Messenger
    • Fan, demand, reversible
    • Tank fuel, fast fill
    • Air inlet, pre-cleaner, turbine
    • Hydraulic oil, bio
    • Oil change, high speed
    • Hydraulics MP Bucket, lines front
    • Hydraulics RIPPER, control, lines rear
    • Hydraulics MP + RIPPER, lines front and rear
    • Striker bar, rear
    • Ripper, multi-Shank
    • Hitch, standard
    • Hitch, extended
    • Counterweight, light
    • Counterweight, additional
    • General Purpose, for bolt-on GET
    • General Purpose, flush mounted adapt
    • Multi-Purpose
    • Multi-Purpose, landfill
    • General Purpose, landfill, flush mounted adapt
    • General Purpose, landfill and demolition
    • Teeth, Extra Duty
    • Teeth, General Duty
    • Teeth, Penetration
    • Bolt On, Cutting Edge
    • Bolt On Segments, Cutting Edge
    • Cutting Edge Segment
    • Tips, Extra Duty
    • Guard, track roller
    • Guard, idler
    • Guard, cab lights
    • Guard, lift lines
    • Screen, windshield
    • Track shoes, 380 mm (15 in), double grouser
    • Track shoes, 480 mm (19 in), center hole
    • Track shoes, 480 mm (19 in), double grouser
    • Track shoes, 800 mm (31 in), Wide Gauge
    • Final drive, waste
    • Undercarriage, 2100 mm (83 in), Wide Gauge
    • Cab, tilt jack, hydraulic
    • Radio, AM/FM, CD
    • Heather, engine coolant, 120V
    • Heather, engine coolant, 240V
    • Re- fueling pump
    • Sediment pump, fuel tank
    • Cat Product Link
    • Antifreeze, -50° C (-58° F)



Long Name:
953D Waste Handler
953D WH


Engine Model:
Cat® C6.6 ACERT™
Flywheel Power:
148.0 hp / 110.0 kW


Operating Weight:
34381.0 lb / 15595.0 kg


Capacity - General Purpose Landfill:
3.0 yd3 / 2.3 m3
Capacity - Multi-Purpose Landfill:
2.74 yd3 / 2.1 m3
Width - General Purpose Landfill:
96.8 in / 2458.0 mm
Width - Multi-Purpose Landfill:
99.8 in / 2536.0 mm


Track Shoe Width - Standard:
18.9 in / 480.0 mm
Track Shoe Width - Optional:
15.0 in / 380.0 mm
Track Gauge:
71.0 in / 1800.0 mm
Track on Ground:
91.3 in / 2320.0 mm
Ground Contact Area - Standard Shoe:
2790.0 in2 / 1.8 m2
Ground Contact Area - Optional Shoe:
3410.0 in2 / 2.2 m2
Ground Pressure - Standard Shoe:
9.5 psi / 65.8 kPa
Ground Pressure - Optional Shoe:
12.3 psi / 84.1 kPa
Track Shoe Type:
Double Grouser

Operating Specifications

Track on Ground:
91.3 in / 2320.0 mm
Ground Pressure:
9.5 psi / 65.8 kPa
Max Travel Speed:
6.2 mph / 10.0 km/h



Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank:
83.5 gal / 316.0 L
Cooling System:
8.0 gal / 31.0 L
Crankcase (with Filter):
4.4 gal / 16.5 L
Final Drives (each):
2.8 gal / 10.8 L
Hydraulic Tank:
18.5 gal / 70.0 L

Ripper Specifications

Number of Pockets:
Overall Width/Beam:
76.9 in / 1952.0 mm
9.45 in / 240.0 mm
Ripping Width:
70.9 in / 1800.0 mm

Hydraulic System - Implement

Cycle Time - Dump:
1.5 Seconds / 1.5 Seconds
Cycle Time - Raise:
5.9 Seconds / 5.9 Seconds
Float Down:
3.2 Seconds / 3.2 Seconds
Output - Maximum:
30.8 gal/min / 140.0 L/min
Relief Valve Setting:
4061.0 psi / 28000.0 kPa
Total Cycle Time:
10.6 Seconds / 10.6 Seconds
Close center load sensing/piston


Waste Handling Arrangement

Tailored for waste applications.

Final Drive Seal Guards

Protects the Duo Cone seal against wrapping of wires or plastics.

Hydraulic Reversible Fan

Purges the debris from the air inlets by reversing the airflow. Limits radiator plugging and increases maintenance interval.

Turbine Precleaner

Increase engine air filter life by pre-cleaning the air.

Guard, Idler and Lift Lines

Protects and limits the entry of debris into the tensioning system and lift lines. It includes scrapers mounted around idler.

Rubber Mounted Windshield

Makes the windshield replacement easy and fast.

Eight Lights

Increase work time with four lights at the front and four at the back.

Hinged Grill and Radiator Fan

Provides excellent access to radiator and fan for cleaning.

Extensive Sealing

Improved sealing between engine enclosure, cab and frame limits radiator plugging.


Tailored for waste applications.

Center Holes Shoes

The center holes in the track allow sprocket to punch out dirt and debris, that prevents an increase of track wear caused by an abnormal track tension. This is the best choice in landfill.

Striker Bars

Very useful in landfills, the striker bars removes waste from the tracks to prevent damaging the fenders and the cab. Equipped with a step, it facilitate the access to the cab from the rear.

General Purpose Bucket - Landfill

This trash rack increases the standard bucket capacity to move low density materials.

Multi-Purpose Bucket - Landfill

This buckets provides the ability to load, push, grab. Trash rack increases the standard MP bucket capacity to move low density materials.

Guard, Cab Lights and Windshield Screen

Provides additional protection to the windshield and the lights against debris.

Guard Track Roller

Provides additional protection for rollers and reduce debris entry inside the links.

Tilt Cab System

The D-Series enables the cab to tilt up to 90°. The optional hydraulic jack provides a 30° tilting capability recommended for an easy servicing in the field.

Fast Fill System

Special port and vent designed to minimize the fuel tank refill time and increase productivity.


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