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972M Wheel Loader

  • OVERVIEW
  • SPECIFICATIONS
  • STANDARD / OPTIONAL
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The 972M Wheel Loader is equipped with built-in proven technologies to help meet your expectations for productivity, fuel efficiency, reliability and service life. Deep system integration results in a machine built to help you reduce emissions, improve performance and improve fuel economy. All of this is done without interrupting machine performance and making it seamless to you. This machine delivers the reliability, durability, and versatility you’ve come to expect from a Cat machine.

Engine - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV
  • Emissions - Tier 4/Stage IV
  • Engine
  • Displacement - 568 in³
  • Engine Model - Cat C9.3 ACERT
  • Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349 - 299 HP
  • Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349 - Metric - 303 HP
  • Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396 - 331 HP
  • Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396 - Metric - 336 HP
  • Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1995 - 337 HP
  • Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1995 - Metric - 341 HP
  • Net Power - ISO 9249 - 299 HP
  • Weights
  • Operating Weight - 54871 lb
  • Buckets
  • Bucket Capacities - 3.20-9.94 m³ (4.19-13.0 yd³)
  • Operating Specifications
  • Breakout Force - 44075 lbf
  • Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - No Tire Deflection - 38396 lb
  • Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - With Tire Deflection - 35626 lb
  • Transmission
  • Forward - 1 - 4.2 mile/h
  • Forward - 2 - 8.1 mile/h
  • Forward - 3 - 14.4 mile/h
  • Forward - 4 - 24.5 mile/h
  • Reverse - 1 - 4.7 mile/h
  • Reverse - 2 - 9.3 mile/h
  • Reverse - 3 - 16.5 mile/h
  • Hydraulic System
  • Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total - 10.7 s
  • Implement Pump Type - Variable Displacement Piston
  • Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure - 4496 psi
  • Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 2,200 rpm - 95 gal/min
  • Service Refill Capacities
  • Cooling System - 18.9 gal (US)
  • Crankcase - 6.5 gal (US)
  • Differential - Final Drives - Front - 15.1 gal (US)
  • Differential - Final Drives - Rear - 15.1 gal (US)
  • Fuel Tank - 79.8 gal (US)
  • Hydraulic Tank - 33 gal (US)
  • Transmission - 14.3 gal (US)
  • Sound
  • Note (1) - *Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio.
  • Note (2) - **For machines in European Union countries and in countries that adopt the ?EU Directives.?
  • With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008) - 109 dB(A)
  • With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013) - 76 dB(A)*
  • Bucket Capacities
  • Bucket Range - 3.20-9.94 m³ (4.19-13.0 yd³)
  • Dimensions - High Lift
  • Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight - 8.17 ft
  • Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch - 5.83 ft
  • Ground Clearance - 1.42 ft
  • Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe - 11.58 ft
  • Height - Top of Hood - 9.17 ft
  • Height - Top of ROPS - 11.75 ft
  • Hinge Pin Height at Carry - 2.58 ft
  • Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift - 15.75 ft
  • Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift - 13.5 ft
  • Maximum Width over Tires - 9.92 ft
  • Note - All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
  • Overall Length - Without Bucket - 26.67 ft
  • Rack Back - Carry Height - 49 degrees
  • Rack Back - Maximum Lift - 71 degrees
  • Rack Back at Ground - 39 degrees
  • Tread Width - 7.33 ft
  • Wheel Base - 11.67 ft
  • Dimensions - Standard Lift
  • Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight - 8.17 ft
  • Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch - 5.83 ft
  • Ground Clearance - 1.42 ft
  • Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe - 11.58 ft
  • Height - Top of Hood - 9.17 ft
  • Height - Top of ROPS - 11.75 ft
  • Hinge Pin Height at Carry - 2.25 ft
  • Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift - 14.67 ft
  • Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift - 12.58 ft
  • Maximum Width over Tires - 9.92 ft
  • Note - All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
  • Overall Length - Without Bucket - 25.58 ft
  • Rack Back - Carry Height - 50 degrees
  • Rack Back - Maximum Lift - 56 degrees
  • Rack Back at Ground - 41 degrees
  • Tread Width - 7.33 ft
  • Wheel Base - 11.67 ft
  • Engine
  • Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249 - 299 HP
  • Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249 - Metric - 303 HP
  • Maximum Net Torque - 1,100 rpm - 1220 ft·lbf
  • Note - The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.6 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 2.288 metric tonnes.
  • Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - ISO 14396 - 1261 ft·lbf
  • Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - SAE J1995 - 1275 ft·lbf
  • Operating Specifications
  • Note (1) - For a machine configuration as defined under ?Weight.?
  • Note (2) - Full compliance to ISO 143971:2007 Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification between calculations and testing.
  • Service Refill Capacities
  • DEF Tank - 4.4 gal (US)
  • Sound
  • Note (3) - ***European Union Directive ?2000/14/EC? as amended by ?2005/88/EC.?
  • With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)** - 108 LWA***
  • With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)** - 69 dB(A)
  • With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008) - 70 dB(A)
  • Transmission
  • Note - Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 826 mm (32.5 in) roll radius.
  • Reverse - 4 - 24.5 mile/h
  • Weights
  • Note - Weight based on a machine configuration with Michelin 26.5R25 XHA2 L3 radial tires, full fluids, operator, standard counterweight, cold start, roading fenders, Product Link?, manual diff lock/open axles (front/rear), power train guard, secondary steering, sound suppression and a 4.8 m3 (6.28 yd3) general purpose bucket with BOCE.
  • Standard Equipment
  • POWER TRAIN
  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
  • COMPUTERIZED MONITORING SYSTEM
  • ELECTRICAL AND LIGHTING
  • CAT CONNECT TECHNOLOGIES
  • LINKAGE
  • HYDRAULICS
  • FLUIDS
  • OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT
  • Optional Equipment
  • POWER TRAIN
  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
  • ELECTRICAL AND LIGHTING
  • CAT CONNECT TECHNOLOGIES
  • HYDRAULICS
  • FLUIDS
  • STARTERS, BATTERIES, AND ALTERNATORS
  • LINKAGE
  • WORK TOOLS
  • OTHER OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
  • OTHER OPTIONAL CONFIGURATIONS
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