973D Track Loader

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Product Description

The Cat® 973D Track Loader is the only track loader in this size class. Furthermore, it leads the industry in operator comfort, performance and versatility. Designed to be productive, this machine will give you complete satisfaction in a wide range of tough applications in the most efficient and productive way. Its design also delivers strength and durability with excellent control and unmatched ease of operation. Discover how much more you can get with this one work force machine ...

Specifications
Us
Metric
Engine
Flywheel Power
263 mm H2O
196 kg/mm
Engine Model
Cat® C9 ACERT™
Net Power - ISO 9249
263 mm H2O
196 kg/mm
Net Power - SAE J1349
263 mm H2O
196 kg/mm
Net Power - EEC 80/1269
263 mm H2O
196 kg/mm
Bore
4.41 in
112 mm
Stroke
5.86 in
149 mm
Displacement
537 in³
8.8 l
Net Power - Cat
263 mm H2O
196 kg/mm
Undercarriage
Track Shoe Type
Double Grouser, Extreme Service
Track Shoe Width - Standard
21.6 in
550 mm
Track Shoe Width - Optional
26.6 in
675 mm
Track Rollers - Each Side
7
Number of Shoes - Each Side
40
Track on Ground
115.3 in
2930 mm
Ground Contact Area - Standard Shoe
4991 in²
3.22 m²
Ground Contact Area - Optional Shoe
6138 in²
3.96 m²
Ground Pressure - Standard Shoe
12.4 psi
85.5 kPa
Ground Pressure - Optional Shoe
10.1 psi
69.5 kPa
Grouser Height - Double Grouser
1.92 in
49 mm
Track Gauge
85 in
2160 mm
Drive System
Type
Hydrostatic drive with infinite machine speeds up to 11 km/h (6.8 mph)
Drive Pump
Two, variable-displacement, slipper-type axial piston pumps
Track Motor
Two, variable-displacement, bent axis piston motors
Maximum System Pressure
6527 psi
45000 kPa
Hydraulic System - Implement
Cycle Time - Dump
1.4 s
1.4 s
Cycle Time - Raise
6.5 s
6.5 s
Float Down
2.7 s
2.7 s
Output - Maximum
91.4 gal/min
346 l/min
Relief Valve Setting
3988 psi
27500 kPa
Type
Closed Center Load Sensing
Service Refill Capacities
Fuel Tank
164 gal (US)
621 l
Cooling System
11.6 gal (US)
44 l
Crankcase - With Filter
7.7 gal (US)
29 l
Final Drive - Each
7.5 gal (US)
28.5 l
Hydraulic System - Equipment, Power Train and Tank
89.8 gal (US)
340 l
Hydraulic Tank
49.9 gal (US)
189 l
Pump Drive Box
1 gal (US)
3.8 l
Pivot Shaft
0.8 gal (US)
3 l
Electrical System
Type
24V DC
Battery Capacity
1400 CCA
Battery Voltage
12
Battery Quantity
2
Alternator
95 amp, Heavy-Duty, Brushless
Weights
Operating Weight
61857 lb
28058 null
Shipping Weight - Without Bucket
55997 lb
25400 null
Buckets
Capacity - General Purpose
4.2 yd³
3.21 m³
Capacity - Multi-Purpose
3.92 yd³
3.05 m³
Bucket Width - General Purpose
114.56 in
2910 mm
Bucket Width - Multi-Purpose
112.91 in
2868 mm
Operating Specifications
Maximum Travel Speed
6.8 mile/h
11 km/h
Ripper Specifications
Type
Parallelogram
Overall Width/Beam
86.6 in
2200 mm
Shank Cross Section
74 x 175 mm 2.9 x 6.9 in
Ground Clearance
34.96 in
888 mm
Penetration
15.6 in
397 mm
Ripping Width
72.4 in
1840 mm
Cylinders - Bore
5.1 in
130 mm
Cylinders - Stroke
9.3 in
236 mm
Addition to Machine Length Due to Ripper in Transportation Position
23.1 in
586 mm
Number of Pockets
3
Penetration Force - Ground Level
22500 lb
100 kN
Ramp Angle
28.5 °
28.5 °
Ripper Weight - With 3 Shanks
3747.8 lb
1700 null
Standards
ROPS/FOPS
ROPS/FOPS
Brakes
Brakes
Cab
Cab
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 1.9 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 2.717 metric tonnes.
Standard/Optional

Standard Equipment

ELECTRICAL
OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
POWER TRAIN
UNDERCARRIAGE
OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT

Optional Equipment

ELECTRICAL
POWER TRAIN
HYDRAULIC
BUCKET
BUCKET ATTACHMENTS
UNDERCARRIAGE
GUARDS
OTHER ATTACHMENTS
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