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972M Wheel Loader | Front Loader | Tier 3

Overview
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Equipment

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.

Product Specifications

UnitsUSMetric

 

Engine - Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent
Emissions
Tier 3/Stage IIIA
Engine
Displacement
568 in³ 9.3 l
Engine Model
Cat C9.3 ACERT
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349
298 HP 222 kW
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349 - Metric
302 HP 222 kW
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396
325 HP 242 kW
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396 - Metric
329 HP 242 kW
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1995
330 HP 246 kW
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1995 - Metric
334 HP 246 kW
Net Power - ISO 9249
298 HP 222 kW
Weights
Operating Weight
54871 lb 24897 kg
Buckets
Bucket Capacities
3.20-9.94 m³ (4.19-13.0 yd³)
Operating Specifications
Breakout Force
44075 lbf 196 kN
Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - No Tire Deflection
38396 lb 17421 kg
Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - With Tire Deflection
35626 lb 16164 kg
Transmission
Forward - 1
4.2 mile/h 6.7 km/h
Forward - 2
8.1 mile/h 13.1 km/h
Forward - 3
14.4 mile/h 23.2 km/h
Forward - 4
24.5 mile/h 39.5 km/h
Reverse - 1
4.7 mile/h 7.6 km/h
Reverse - 2
9.3 mile/h 15 km/h
Reverse - 3
16.5 mile/h 26.5 km/h
Hydraulic System
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total
10.7 s 10.7 s
Implement Pump Type
Variable Displacement Piston
Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure
4496 psi 31000 kPa
Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 2,200 rpm
95 gal/min 360 l/min
Service Refill Capacities
Cooling System
18.9 gal (US) 71.6 l
Crankcase
6.5 gal (US) 24.5 l
Differential - Final Drives - Front
15.1 gal (US) 57 l
Differential - Final Drives - Rear
15.1 gal (US) 57 l
Fuel Tank
79.8 gal (US) 302 l
Hydraulic Tank
33 gal (US) 125 l
Transmission
15.5 gal (US) 58.5 l
Sound
Note
*Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio.
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)
109 dB(A) 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 2500 mm
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch
5.83 ft 1775 mm
Ground Clearance
1.42 ft 434 mm
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe
11.58 ft 3522 mm
Height - Top of Hood
9.25 ft 2818 mm
Height - Top of ROPS
11.75 ft 3587 mm
Hinge Pin Height at Carry
2.58 ft 778 mm
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift
15.75 ft 4793 mm
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift
13.5 ft 4140 mm
Maximum Width over Tires
9.92 ft 3009 mm
Note
All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
Overall Length - Without Bucket
26.67 ft 8109 mm
Rack Back - Carry Height
49 degrees
Rack Back - Maximum Lift
71 degrees
Rack Back at Ground
39 degrees
Tread Width
7.33 ft 2230 mm
Wheel Base
11.67 ft 3550 mm
Dimensions - Standard Lift
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight
8.17 ft 2500 mm
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch
5.83 ft 1775 mm
Ground Clearance
1.42 ft 434 mm
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe
11.58 ft 3522 mm
Height - Top of Hood
9.25 ft 2818 mm
Height - Top of ROPS
11.75 ft 3587 mm
Hinge Pin Height at Carry
2.25 ft 680 mm
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift
14.67 ft 4458 mm
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift
12.58 ft 3843 mm
Maximum Width over Tires
9.92 ft 3009 mm
Note
All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
Overall Length - Without Bucket
25.58 ft 7774 mm
Rack Back - Carry Height
50 degrees
Rack Back - Maximum Lift
56 degrees
Rack Back at Ground
41 degrees
Tread Width
7.33 ft 2230 mm
Wheel Base
11.67 ft 3550 mm
Engine
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249
298 HP 222 kW
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249 - Metric
302 HP 222 kW
Maximum Net Torque - 1,000 rpm
1204 ft-lb 1632 N·m
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - ISO 14396
1261 ft-lb 1710 N·m
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - SAE J1995
1275 ft-lb 1728 N·m
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.
Sound
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)
70 dB(A) 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 39.5 km/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.
Units:USMetric
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
STARTERS, BATTERIES, AND ALTERNATORS
CAT CONNECT TECHNOLOGIES
LINKAGE
WORK TOOLS
HYDRAULICS
FLUIDS
OTHER OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
OTHER OPTIONAL CONFIGURATIONS

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