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973K Track Loader - Steel Mill Configuration

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Product Description

Factory designed and installed features equip your track loader for the extreme heat and harsh conditions of steel mill work. Maneuverability, visibility and the breakout force needed for fast cycle times make crawler loaders a rugged and efficient choice for handling slag.

Flywheel Power
275 HP
205 kW
Operating Weight
74293 lb
33699 kg
Capacity - General Purpose
4 yd³
3 m³
Engine Model
Cat C9.3
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V/Japan 2014 (Tier 4 Final), Korea Tier 4 Final emission standards OR China Nonroad Stage III, India Bharat III, Eurasian Economic Union Stage IIIA UN ECE R96 Stage IIIA emission standards, equivalent to Tier 3/Stage IIIA
Engine Power - Maximum - SAE J1995
310 HP
231 kW
Engine Power - Maximum - ISO 14396
306 HP
228 kW
Engine Power - Maximum - ISO 14396 (DIN)
310 HP
228 kW
Net Power (Rated) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
275 HP
205 kW
Net Power (Rated) - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
278 HP
205 kW
Note (1)
Engine ratings at 1,800 rpm.
Note (2)
No derating required up to 2164 m (7,200 ft) altitude.
Note (3)
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 (4)
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.
Track Shoe Type
Heavy Duty Sealed and Non Lubricated - Steel Mill, Double Grouser
Track Shoe Width - Standard
19.7 in
500 mm
Track Rollers - Each Side
Number of Shoes - Each Side
Track on Ground
115.4 in
2930 mm
Ground Contact Area (ISO 16754:2008): Steel Mill Shoe - 500 mm (19.7 in)
5161 in²
3.33 m²
Ground Pressure* (ISO 16754:2008): Steel Mill Shoe - 500 mm (19.7 in)
14.4 psi
99.3 kPa
Grouser Height - Double Grouser
1.9 in
49 mm
Track Gauge
85 in
2160 mm
Link Pitch
8.5 in
215.9 mm
* Calculated using Steel Mill operating weight with Slag Bucket.
Service Refill Capacities
Fuel Tank
101.5 gal (US)
384 l
Cooling System
11.6 gal (US)
44 l
DEF Tank
9.2 gal (US)
35 l
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.
Operating Weight - Steel Mill
74293 lb
33699 kg
Shipping Weight - Steel Mill
63097 lb
28621 kg
Steel Mill weights are with new slag bucket.
Capacity - Slag
4 yd³
3 m³
Width - Slag
112 in
2846 mm
Overall Machine Width without Bucket: Steel Mill Tracks - 500 mm (19.7 in) Shoes
107.9 in
2740 mm
Overall Machine Width with Slag Bucket: Steel Mill Tracks - 500 mm (19.7 in)
116.5 in
2960 mm
Ground Clearance
18.5 in
469 mm
Machine Height - Top of Cab
140 in
3560 mm
Length - Front of Track
209.6 in
5323 mm
Overall Machine Length*
298.4 in
7579 mm
Carry Position Approach Angle
Digging Depth*
6.2 in
158 mm
Maximum Rollback - Ground/Carry Position
Bucket Height - Carry Position
19 in
483.5 mm
Reach at Full Lift Height and 45° Dump*
53.8 in
1366 mm
Clearance at Full Lift Height and 45° Dump*
116.2 in
2952 mm
Maximum Rollback/Dump - Fully Raised
Grading Angle
Height - Bucket Hinge Pin
166.1 in
4218 mm
Overall Machine Height - Bucket Fully Raised
226.5 in
5752 mm
Height to Top of the Seat with Headrest
117.6 in
2988 mm
Height - Top of Stack
120.8 in
3069 mm
Ramp Angle
*With General Purpose bucket Performance with heavy duty teeth. Dimensions vary with bucket. Refer to Operating Specifications chart.
  • Machine Height to Top of Cab is with Steel Mill plate.

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
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