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972M XE Wheel Loader | Front Loader

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Product Description

The new 972M XE Wheel Loader, with the 2017 product update, applies proven technologies systematically and strategically to meet your high expectations for reliability, productivity, fuel efficiency, and long service life. The XE technology improves fuel efficiency by up to 25% over the M Series standard configuration and up to 35% over the K Series standard configuration.** Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage IV emission standards. **Actual results may vary based on factors such as, but not limited to, machine configuration, operator technique, machine application, climate, etc.

Product Specifications

UnitsUSMetric

 

Engine - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV
Emissions
Tier 4/Stage IV
Engine
Displacement
568 in³ 9.3 l
Engine Model
Cat C9.3 ACERT
Maximum Net Power - 1,600 rpm - ISO 9249
311 HP 232 kW
Maximum Net Power - 1,600 rpm - ISO 9249 - Metric
315 HP 232 kW
Maximum Net Power - 1,600 rpm - SAE J1349
311 HP 232 kW
Maximum Net Power - 1,600 rpm - SAE J1349 - Metric
315 HP 232 kW
Net Power - ISO 9249
311 HP 232 kW
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - ISO 14396
1260 ft·lbf 1708 N·m
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - SAE J1995
1275 ft·lbf 1728 N·m
Weights
Operating Weight
54871 lb 24896 kg
Bucket Capacities
Bucket Capacities
3.20-9.94 m3 (4.19-13.00 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 - Virtual Gears
Forward - 1
4.1 mile/h 6.7 km/h
Forward - 2
7.7 mile/h 12.6 km/h
Forward - 3
13.5 mile/h 22.1 km/h
Forward - 4
24.5 mile/h 39.5 km/h
Reverse - 1
4.1 mile/h 6.7 km/h
Reverse - 2
7.7 mile/h 12.6 km/h
Reverse - 3
17.1 mile/h 28 km/h
Hydraulic System
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total
11 s 11 s
Implement Pump Type
Variable Displacement Piston
Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure
4496 psi 31000 kPa
Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 1,600 rpm
102 gal/min 385 l/min
Service Refill Capacities
Cooling System
19 gal (US) 71.6 l
Crankcase
6.5 gal (US) 24.5 l
DEF Tank
4.4 gal (US) 16.8 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
16.6 gal (US) 63 l
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)
107 dB(A) 107 dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013)
76 dB(A)*
Buckets
Bucket Capacities
3.20-9.94 m³ (4.19-13.00 yd³)
Dimensions - High Lift
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight
8.17 ft 2500 mm
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch
5.75 ft 1775 mm
Ground Clearance
1.42 ft 434 mm
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe
11.5 ft 3522 mm
Height - Top of Hood
9.17 ft 2818 mm
Height - Top of ROPS
11.75 ft 3587 mm
Hinge Pin Height at Carry
2.5 ft 778 mm
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift
15.67 ft 4793 mm
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift
13.58 ft 4140 mm
Maximum Width over Tires
9.83 ft 3009 mm
Note
All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
Overall Length - Without Bucket
26.58 ft 8109 mm
Rack Back - Carry Height
49 degrees
Rack Back - Maximum Lift
71 degrees
Rack Back at Ground
39 degrees
Tread Width
7.25 ft 2230 mm
Wheel Base
11.58 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
5.75 ft 1775 mm
Ground Clearance
1.42 ft 434 mm
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe
11.5 ft 3522 mm
Height - Top of Hood
9.17 ft 2818 mm
Height - Top of ROPS
11.75 ft 3587 mm
Hinge Pin Height at Carry
2.17 ft 680 mm
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift
14.58 ft 4458 mm
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift
12.58 ft 3843 mm
Maximum Width over Tires
9.83 ft 3009 mm
Note
All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
Overall Length - Without Bucket
25.5 ft 7774 mm
Rack Back - Carry Height
50 degrees
Rack Back - Maximum Lift
56 degrees
Rack Back at Ground
41 degrees
Tread Width
7.25 ft 2230 mm
Wheel Base
11.58 ft 3550 mm
Engine
Maximum Net Torque - 1,200 rpm
1193 ft·lbf 1618 N·m
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.
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
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)**
105 LWA***
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)**
67 dB(A) 67 dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)
67 dB(A) 67 dB(A)
Transmission - Virtual Gears
Note
Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 826 mm (32.5 in) roll radius.
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
HYDRAULICS
ELECTRICAL AND LIGHTING
OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
COMPUTERIZED MONITORING SYSTEM
CAT CONNECT TECHNOLOGIES
LINKAGE
FLUIDS
OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT
Optional Equipment
POWER TRAIN
HYDRAULICS
ELECTRICAL AND LIGHTING
OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
CAT CONNECT TECHNOLOGIES
LINKAGE
FLUIDS
STARTERS, BATTERIES, AND ALTERNATORS
WORK TOOLS
OTHER OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
OTHER OPTIONAL CONFIGURATIONS

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