The Caterpillar 938G Series II wheel loader was introduced in 2001 in the USA and Japan as the replacement for the Caterpillar 938G. Production began in Brazil and France the following year.
The 938G II has a 3126B Hydraulic/Electric Unit Injector (HEUI) engine producing 160 horsepower (HP). It comes standard with countershaft transmission, a separate cooling system, and a 3.25-yard (3-m) bucket.
The 938G II was manufactured in the USA, with a CRD serial number prefix; in Japan, with a B9Y prefix; in Brazil, with a RTB prefix; and in France, with a PHN prefix.
Based on data from the sales database of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, it is estimated that more than 800 Caterpillar 938G Series II wheel loaders have been produced.