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Caterpillar 941 Crawler Loader
Cat 941B traxcavator - sn 70H2673 (336) at Malvern 09 - IMG 5348.jpg
Tidy example of a Cat 941B at the Tractor World Show - Malvern in 2009
Model history
Model introduced 1968
Model discontinued Unknown
Model status Unknown
Engine Specification
Engine make Caterpillar
Engine model D330
Fuel type Diesel
Power hp 70
Cooling system Water
Transmission Details
Transmission type Unknown
Drive tracked
Linkage Category Unknown
Other info
Factories USA, Japan, France
Plow rating Unknown
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The Caterpillar 941 crawler loader was introduced in 1968 in the USA and Japan. Production began in France a year later.


The Caterpillar 941 has a four-cylinder Caterpillar D330 engine producing 70 hp (52 kW) flywheel (FWHP).

It comes standard with electric start, optional pedal steer, and a 60-inch (152 cm) track gauge.


The Japanese unit has a direct drive transmission.

The American and French units both have a powershift transmission.

The 941 was manufactured with the following serial number prefixs.

  • In the USA, with a 80H prefix
  • In Japan, with a 75H prefix
  • In France, with a 70H prefix.

Production of 941 ended in the USA and Japan in 1971 when it was replaced by the 941B

Production of the 941 ended in France in 1981.


In 1971 Caterpillar added a sealed loader linkage, beginning with 70H02089 and 80H02715.

Caterpillar 941B

American Caterpillar 941B production began in 1971, continuing the 80H prefix. Japanese 941B production began in 1973, with a 16U prefix. The new Japanese unit has powershift transmission and produces 80 FWHP.


In 1971 and 1972 Cat added hydraulic track adjusters, and automatic bucket position function as standard, and increased horsepower to 80 FWHP, beginning with Serial number 70H02238 and 80H03040.

In 1972 a rollover protection system was added, beginning with s/n 80H03884.

In 1973 and 1974 a sleeve metering fuel system was added, beginning with s/n 70H04094, 16U00296, and 80H04676.

Between 1974 and 1978 Cat added a sealed and lubricated track (SALT), beginning with s/n 70H04414, 16U00423, and 80H06306.

In 1977 an interim scroll fuel system and rollover protection system adaptability was added to the Japanese unit, beginning with 16U00403.

Production of the 941B ended in Japan in 1979, and in the USA in 1980.

Serial numbers

Based on data from the sales database of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, it is estimated that more than 16,500 Caterpillar 941/941B crawler loaders have been produced.

Highest Serial #
70H 05954
16U 00441
75H 00549
80H 09633
Total = 16,577


A number of examples are with collectors

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See also

References / sources

  • Serial number info from Ritchiwiki

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