972

Product description

The Cat® 972 Wheel Loader brings premium performance with simple-to-use technologies as a standard offering, boosting operator efficiencies and delivering increased productivity. Extended service intervals lower maintenance costs. Improved performance, reliability, durability, and versatility result in a machine that is better built to meet your needs.

Engine
  • Engine Power @ 1,600 rpm - ISO 14396:2002 - 339HP
  • Gross Power @ 1,600 rpm - SAE J1995:2014 - 342HP
  • Engine Model - Cat C9.3B
  • Net Power @ 1,600 rpm - ISO 9249:2007, SAE J1349:2011 - 321HP
  • Note (1) - Cat engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, Korea Stage V, China Nonroad Stage IV and Japan 2014 emission standards.
  • Note (2) - The net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with fan, alternator, air cleaner, and aftertreatment.
  • Net Torque @ 1,200 rpm - ISO 9249:2007, SAE J1349:2011 - 1316ft-lb
  • Engine Torque @ 1,200 rpm – ISO 14396:2002 - 1375lb/ft
  • Note (3) - Cat diesel engines are required to use ULSD (ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel with 15 ppm of sulfur or less) or ULSD blended with the following lower-carbon intensity fuels up to: • 20% biodiesel FAME (fatty acid methyl ester)* • 100% renewable diesel, HVO (h
  • Gross Torque @ 1,200 rpm – SAE J1995:2014 - 1388lb/ft
  • Displacement - 9.3 L
Weights
  • Operating Weight - 54858lb
  • Note - Weight based on a machine configuration with Bridgestone 26.5R25 VJTL3 radial tires, full fluids, operator, standard counterweight, ride control,cold start, roading fenders, Product Link, front manual differential/openrear axles, power train guard, second
Bucket Capacities
  • Bucket Range - 2.8-14.0 m³ 3.75-18.25 yd³
Transmission
  • Forward - 1 - 4.1mile/h
  • Forward - 2 - 8.4mile/h
  • Forward - 3 - 15mile/h
  • Forward - 4 - 24.5mile/h
  • Note - Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 849 mm (33 in) roll radius.
  • Reverse - 1 - 4.5mile/h
  • Reverse - 2 - 9.2mile/h
  • Reverse - 3 - 16.5mile/h
  • Reverse - 4 - 24.5mile/h
Sound
  • Note (1) - ** For machines in European Union countries and in countries that adopt the EU Directives.
  • Note (2) - ***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* - 108
  • With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008) - 69dB(A)
  • With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Speed - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008) - 109dB(A)
  • With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Speed - Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013) - 76
  • With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Speed - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008) - 70dB(A)
  • With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Note - Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio.
Air Conditioning System
  • Air Conditioning - The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.6 kg (3.5 lb) of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent 2.288 metric tonnes (2.522 tons).
Operating Specifications
  • Breakout Force - 44072lb
  • Note (1) - For a machine configuration as defined under Weight.
  • Note (2) - Full compliance to ISO 14397-1:2007 Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification between calculations and testing.
  • Static Tipping Load - Full 40° Turn - No Tire Deflection - 17505kg
  • Static Tipping Load - Full 40° Turn - With Tire Deflection - 35919lb
Service Refill Capacities
  • Cooling System - 17.4gal (US)
  • Crankcase - 6.1gal (US)
  • DEF Tank - 6.9gal (US)
  • Differential - Final Drives - Front - 15.1gal (US)
  • Differential - Final Drives - Rear - 15.1gal (US)
  • Fuel Tank - 80.1gal (US)
  • Transmission - 15.5gal (US)
Hydraulic System
  • Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure - 4496psi
  • Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 2,250 rpm - 99gal/min
  • Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total - 10.7 seconds
Dimensions
  • Note - All dimensions are approximate and based on machine equipped with 5.4 m3 (7.1 yd3) general purpose bucket with BOCE and Bridgestone 29.5R25 VSNT L4 radial tires.
Dimensions - High Lift
  • Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight - 8.1ft
  • Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch - 5.1ft
  • Ground Clearance - 1.4ft
  • Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe - 11.8ft
  • Height - Top of Hood - 9.5ft
  • Height - Top of ROPS - 11.1ft
  • Hinge Pin Height at Carry - 2.6ft
  • Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift - 15.9ft
  • Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift - 13.8ft
  • Overall Length - Without Bucket - 26.6ft
  • Tread Width - 7.3ft
  • Wheel Base - 11.8ft
  • Rack Back at Ground - 37 degrees
  • Rack Back - Maximum Lift - 71 degrees
  • Rack Back - Carry Height - 49 degrees
  • Width over Tires (Loaded) - 9.11ft
Dimensions - Standard Lift
  • Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch - 5.1ft
  • Ground Clearance - 420mm
  • Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe - 3527mm
  • Height - Top of Hood - 2846mm
  • Height - Top of ROPS - 3589mm
  • Hinge Pin Height at Carry - 2.2ft
  • Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift - 4464mm
  • Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift - 3843mm
  • Overall Length - Without Bucket - 7731mm
  • Tread Width - 7.3ft
  • Wheel Base - 3550mm
  • Rack Back at Ground - 39 degrees
  • Width over Tires (Loaded) - 9.11ft
  • Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight - 8ft
  • Rack Back - Maximum Lift - 56 degrees
  • Rack Back - Carry Height - 49 degrees
Standard Equipment:
  • Operator Environment
    • Cab, pressurized, sound suppression
    • EH implement controls, parking brake
    • Steering, joystick
    • Seat, cloth, air suspension
    • Touchscreen display
    • Visibility: mirrors, rear-vision camera
    • Air conditioner, heater, defroster (auto temp, fan)
    • Sun visor, front, retractable
    • Sun visor, rear, retractable
    • Window cleaning platform, front
    • Window, front, laminated
  • On-board Technologies
    • Cat Payload scale
    • Autodig with Auto Set Tires
    • Operator ID & machine security
    • Application Profiles
    • Job Aids
    • Controls Help and eOMM
  • Power Train
    • Cat C9.3B engine
    • Electric fuel priming pump
    • Fuel-water separator and secondary fuel filter
    • Engine, air precleaner
    • Axles, front differential lock
    • Transmission, planetary, automatic powershift
    • Torque converter with lock-up
    • Service brakes, hydraulic, fully enclosed wet disc, wear indicators
    • Integrated Braking System (IBS)
    • Park brake, caliper on front axles, spring applied-pressure released
  • Hydraulics
    • Implement system, load sensing with variable displacement piston pump
    • Steering system, load sensing with dedicated variable displacement piston pump
    • Ride control, dual accumulators
    • Oil sampling valves, Cat XT hoses
  • Electrical
    • Starting and charging system, 24V
    • Starter, electric, heavy duty
    • Lights: halogen, 4 work lights, 2 front roading lights with turn signals, 2 rearvision lights
  • Monitoring System
    • Front dash with analog gauges, LCD display, and warning lights
    • Primary touchscreen monitor (Cat Payload, quad screens, machine settings & messages)
  • Linkage
    • Standard lift, Z-bar
    • Kickouts: lift and tilt
Optional Equipment:
  • Operator Environment
    • Door, remote opening system
    • HMU steering wheel
    • Entertainment radio (FM, AM, USB, BT)
    • Entertainment radio (DAB+)
    • CB radio ready
    • Seat, suede/cloth, air suspension, heated
    • Seat, leather/cloth, air suspension, heated/ cooled
    • Multiview (360�) vision system
    • Cat Detect rear radar system
    • Dedicated rearview screen
    • Mirrors, heated
    • Full cab window guard
  • On-board Technologies
    • Cat Advanced Payload
    • Cat Payload Printer
  • Power Train
    • Turbine, air precleaner
    • Radiator, high debris
    • Cooling fan, reversible
    • Axles, auto differential locks front and rear
    • Axles, ecology drains, AOC ready, extreme temperature seals
    • Axles, oil cooler
  • Hydraulics
    • 3rd and 4th auxiliary functions with ride control
    • Quick coupler control
  • Electrical
    • Cold start, 120V or 240V
    • Lights: LED
    • Warning beacon
  • Monitoring System
    • Reversing strobe lights
  • Linkage
    • High lift, Z-bar
  • Additional Equipment
    • Cat Autolube system
    • Fenders, extensions or roading
    • Guards: power train, crankcase, cab, cylinders, rear
    • Biodegradable hydraulic oil
    • High-speed oil change system
    • Rear cab access
    • Toolbox
    • Wheel chocks
    • Secondary steering system, electrical
  • Special Configurations
    • Aggregate handler
    • Steel Mill
    • Corrosion resistant
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