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972M Wheel Loader | Front Loader | Tier 4

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Product Description

The Cat ® 972M Wheel Loader offers significant fuel savings while lowering long-term costs. This machine meets emission standards and is designed to improve fuel economy without interrupting performance. The reliability, durability, and versatility results in a machine that is better built to meet your needs.

Specifications
Us
Metric
Engine
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1995 - Metric
341 HP
251 kW
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1995
337 HP
251 kW
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349 - Metric
303 HP
223 kW
Net Power - ISO 9249
299 HP
223 kW
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396
331 HP
247 kW
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349
299 HP
223 kW
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396 - Metric
336 HP
247 kW
Displacement
568 in³
9.3 l
Engine Model
Cat C9.3
Weights
Operating Weight
54871 lb
24897 kg
Buckets
Bucket Capacities
3.20-9.94 m³ (4.19-13.0 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
Forward - 1
4.2 mile/h
6.7 km/h
Forward - 3
14.4 mile/h
23.2 km/h
Reverse - 1
4.7 mile/h
7.6 km/h
Reverse - 2
9.3 mile/h
15 km/h
Forward - 2
8.1 mile/h
13.1 km/h
Reverse - 3
16.5 mile/h
26.5 km/h
Forward - 4
24.5 mile/h
39.5 km/h
Hydraulic System
Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 2,200 rpm
95 gal/min
360 l/min
Implement Pump Type
Variable Displacement Piston
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total
10.7 s
10.7 s
Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure
4496 psi
31000 kPa
Service Refill Capacities
Cooling System
18.9 gal (US)
71.6 l
Differential - Final Drives - Rear
15.1 gal (US)
57 l
Fuel Tank
79.8 gal (US)
302 l
Transmission
14.3 gal (US)
54 l
Hydraulic Tank
33 gal (US)
125 l
Differential - Final Drives - Front
15.1 gal (US)
57 l
Crankcase
6.5 gal (US)
24.5 l
Sound
Note (1)
*Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio.
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)
109 dB(A)
109 dB(A)
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 Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013)
76 dB(A)*
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)**
69 dB(A)
69 dB(A)
Service Refill Capacities
DEF Tank
4.4 gal (US)
16.8 l
Dimensions - Standard Lift
Hinge Pin Height at Carry
2.25 ft
680 mm
Engine
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249 - Metric
303 HP
223 kW
Transmission
Note
Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 826 mm (32.5 in) roll radius.
Dimensions - Standard Lift
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch
5.83 ft
1775 mm
Dimensions - High Lift
Maximum Width over Tires
9.92 ft
3009 mm
Dimensions - Standard Lift
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight
8.17 ft
2500 mm
Dimensions - High Lift
Height - Top of Hood
9.17 ft
2818 mm
Dimensions - Standard Lift
Height - Top of ROPS
11.75 ft
3587 mm
Engine
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249
299 HP
223 kW
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - ISO 14396
1261 ft·lbf
1710 N·m
Sound
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)
70 dB(A)
70 dB(A)
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.
Dimensions - High Lift
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight
8.17 ft
2500 mm
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift
13.5 ft
4140 mm
Dimensions - Standard Lift
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift
12.58 ft
3843 mm
Dimensions - High Lift
Overall Length - Without Bucket
26.67 ft
8109 mm
Dimensions - Standard Lift
Wheel Base
11.67 ft
3550 mm
Dimensions - High Lift
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift
15.75 ft
4793 mm
Dimensions - Standard Lift
Overall Length - Without Bucket
25.58 ft
7774 mm
Dimensions - High Lift
Rack Back - Maximum Lift
71 degrees
Height - Top of ROPS
11.75 ft
3587 mm
Dimensions - Standard Lift
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe
11.58 ft
3522 mm
Engine
Maximum Net Torque - 1,100 rpm
1220 ft·lbf
1654 N·m
Dimensions - High Lift
Hinge Pin Height at Carry
2.58 ft
778 mm
Dimensions - Standard Lift
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift
14.67 ft
4458 mm
Dimensions - High Lift
Rack Back at Ground
39 degrees
Dimensions - Standard Lift
Tread Width
7.33 ft
2230 mm
Dimensions - High Lift
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe
11.58 ft
3522 mm
Wheel Base
11.67 ft
3550 mm
Engine
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - SAE J1995
1275 ft·lbf
1728 N·m
Dimensions - Standard Lift
Rack Back - Carry Height
50 degrees
Operating Specifications
Note (1)
For a machine configuration as defined under ?Weight.?
Dimensions - Standard Lift
Note
All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
Height - Top of Hood
9.17 ft
2818 mm
Transmission
Reverse - 4
24.5 mile/h
39.5 km/h
Bucket Capacities
Bucket Range
3.20-9.94 m³ (4.19-13.0 yd³)
Dimensions - High Lift
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch
5.83 ft
1775 mm
Tread Width
7.33 ft
2230 mm
Dimensions - Standard Lift
Maximum Width over Tires
9.92 ft
3009 mm
Sound
Note (3)
***European Union Directive ?2000/14/EC? as amended by ?2005/88/EC.?
Operating Specifications
Note (2)
Full compliance to ISO 143971:2007 Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification between calculations and testing.
Dimensions - Standard Lift
Ground Clearance
1.42 ft
434 mm
Engine
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.
Dimensions - Standard Lift
Rack Back at Ground
41 degrees
Dimensions - High Lift
Ground Clearance
1.42 ft
434 mm
Rack Back - Carry Height
49 degrees
Dimensions - Standard Lift
Rack Back - Maximum Lift
56 degrees
Sound
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)**
108 LWA***
Dimensions - High Lift
Note
All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
Engine - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV
Emissions
Tier 4/Stage IV
Standard/Optional

Standard Equipment

POWER TRAIN
OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
COMPUTERIZED MONITORING SYSTEM
ELECTRICAL AND LIGHTING
CAT CONNECT TECHNOLOGIES
LINKAGE
HYDRAULICS
FLUIDS
OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT

Optional Equipment

POWER TRAIN
OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
ELECTRICAL AND LIGHTING
CAT CONNECT TECHNOLOGIES
HYDRAULICS
FLUIDS
STARTERS, BATTERIES, AND ALTERNATORS
LINKAGE
WORK TOOLS
OTHER OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
OTHER OPTIONAL CONFIGURATIONS

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