973K Track Loader

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Product Description

Save money and transport time with one machine for land clearing, digging, grading, truck loading, slope work and more. With track loaders you get lower ground pressure and better traction so you can start earlier and work longer in soft underfoot conditions. Cat® Track Loaders bring you all of this, plus improved performance and fuel efficiency. 

Flywheel Power
275 HP
205 kW
Engine Model
Cat C9.3
Net Power - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
275 HP
205 kW
Net Power - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
278 HP
278 HP
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V/Japan 2014 (Tier 4 Final), Korea Tier 4 Final OR China Nonroad Stage III/UN ECE R96 Stage IIIA emission standards, equivalent to Tier 3/Stage IIIA
Note (1)
All nonroad Tier 4 Interim and Final, Stage IIIB, IV and V, Japan 2014 (Tier 4 Final) and Korea Tier 4 Final diesel engines are required to use only Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) with 15 ppm (mg/kg) of sulfur or less, or up to B20 biodiesel blended with ULSD. B20 should meet ASTM D7467 specification (biodiesel blend stock should meet Cat biodiesel spec, ASTM D6751 or EN 14214). Cat DEO-ULS™ or oils that meet the Cat ECF-3, API CJ-4, and ACEA E9 specification are required. Consult your OMM for further machine specific fuel recommendations.
Note (2)
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) used in Cat Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems must meet the requirements outlined in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 22241.
Operating Weight
63900 lb
28985 kg
Operating Weight - Wide Gauge
71218 lb
32304 kg
Operating Weight - Waste Handler
64319 lb
29175 kg
Operating Weight - Steel Mill
74293 lb
33699 kg
Note (1)
Subtract approximately 295 kg / 650 lb for machines not equipped with Tier 4 Final/Stage V emissions reduction technology.
Service Refill Capacities
Fuel Tank
101.5 gal (US)
384 l
DEF Tank
9.2 gal (US)
35 l
Overall Machine Length*
298.4 in
7579 mm
Machine Height - Top of Cab
138.2 in
3510 mm
Height - Top of Stack
120.8 in
3069 mm
Overall Machine Height - Bucket Fully Raised
226.5 in
5752 mm
Overall Machine Width without Bucket: With Standard Tracks - 550 mm (21.6 in) Shoes
106.7 in
2710 mm
*With General Purpose bucket and heavy duty teeth.
Track Gauge
85 in
2160 mm
Track Shoe Width - Standard
21.6 in
550 mm
Track Shoe Width - Optional
26.6 in
675 mm
Track Shoe Width - Wide Gauge
32.7 in
830 mm
Track on Ground
115.3 in
2930 mm
Ground Contact Area* - Standard Shoe - 550 mm (21.6 in)
5673 in²
3.66 m²
Ground Contact Area* - Optional Shoe - 675 mm (26.6 in)
6960 in²
4.49 m²
Ground Contact Area* - Wide Gauge - 830 mm (32.7 in)
8572 in²
5.53 m²
Ground Pressure* - Standard Shoe - 550 mm (21.6 in)
11.3 psi
77.6 kPa
Ground Pressure* - Optional Shoe - 675 mm (26.6 in)
9.3 psi
64.4 kPa
Ground Pressure* - Wide Gauge - 830 mm (32.7 in)
8.3 psi
57.3 kPa
*ISO 16754:2008.
Capacity - General Purpose
4.2 yd³
3.2 m³
Capacity - Multi-Purpose
4 yd³
3 m³
Capacity - Performance Series
5 yd³
3.8 m³
Capacity - Landfill
6.4 yd³
4.9 m³
Capacity - Slag
4 yd³
3 m³
Width - General Purpose
117 in
2974 mm
Width - Multi-Purpose
116 in
2946 mm
Width - Performance Series
117 in
2982 mm
Width - Landfill
117 in
2974 mm
Width - Slag
112 in
2846 mm
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 1.1 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.573 metric tonnes.

Standard Equipment

Power Train
Operator Environment
Other Standard Equipment

Optional Equipment

Power Train
Operator Environment
Other Attachments
Starters, Batteries and Alternators
Maintenance and Related Attachments
Technology Products
Special Arrangements

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