973D Waste Handler

Product Description

Caterpillar built its first track loader in 1955. With its pedigree for digging, the track loader has excavated millions of building foundations all over the globe. It wasn’t long before customers demanded that the strength and versatility of this machine be adapted to the forestry, demolition, steel mill and waste industries. With Caterpillar built and designed waste handling features, the track loader is now considered the second most useful machines in a landfill (after the compactor). The Cat® 973D is the largest, most powerful track loader in the world, and it’s the safest, most environmentally friendly and efficient track loader Caterpillar has ever built. Put it to work in waste, it’s designed for it. Read on for more information on the 973D’s waste handling attributes, and how they can benefit your operation.

Engine Model
Cat® C9 ACERT™
Flywheel Power
263.0 hp
196.0 kW
Operating Weight
65157.0 lb
29555.0 kg
Capacity - General Purpose Landfill
6.4 yd3
4.9 m3
Capacity - General Purpose
4.2 yd3
3.21 m3
Capacity - Multi-Purpose Landfill
6.0 yd3
4.6 m3
Capacity - Multi-Purpose
3.92 yd3
3.05 m3
Width - General Purpose Landfill
114.56 in
2910.0 mm
Width - General Purpose
114.56 in
2910.0 mm
Width - Multi-Purpose Landfill
112.91 in
2868.0 mm
Width - Multi-Purpose
112.91 in
2868.0 mm
Track Shoe Width - Standard
21.6 in
550.0 mm
Track Shoe Width - Optional
26.6 in
675.0 mm
Track Gauge
85.0 in
2160.0 mm
Ground Pressure - Standard Shoe
12.4 psi
85.5 kPa
Ground Pressure - Optional Shoe
10.1 psi
69.5 kPa
Track Shoe Type
Double Grouser, Extreme Service
Service Refill Capacities
Fuel Tank
164.0 gal
621.0 L
Cooling System
11.6 gal
44.0 L
Hydraulic Tank
49.9 gal
189.0 L
Ripper Specifications
Number of Pockets
Overall Width/Beam
86.6 in
2200.0 mm
15.6 in
397.0 mm
Ripping Width
72.4 in
1840.0 mm
Hydraulic System - Implement
Cycle Time - Dump
1.4 Seconds
1.4 Seconds
Cycle Time - Raise
6.5 Seconds
6.5 Seconds
Float Down
2.7 Seconds
2.7 Seconds
Output - Maximum
91.4 gal/min
346.0 L/min
Relief Valve Setting
3988.0 psi
27500.0 kPa
Closed Center Load Sensing
Electrical System
95 amp, Heavy-Duty, Brushless
Battery Capacity
1400 CCA
Battery Quantity
Battery Voltage
24V DC
Drive System
Drive Pump
Two, variable-displacement, slipper-type axial piston pumps
Maximum System Pressure
6527.0 psi
45000.0 kPa
Track Motor
Two, variable-displacement, bent axis piston motors
Hydrostatic drive with infinite machine speeds up to 11 km/h (6.8 mph)
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.

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