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972M Wheel Loader | Front Loader | Tier 4

The 972M Wheel Loader is equipped with built-in proven technologies to help meet your expectations for productivity, fuel efficiency, reliability and service life. Deep system integration results in a machine built to help you reduce emissions, improve performance and improve fuel economy. All of this is done without interrupting machine performance and making it seamless to you. This machine deliversthe reliability, durability, and versatility you’ve come to expect from a Cat machine.

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    Product Specs

    Engine

    Net Power - ISO 9249 299 HP
    Emissions Tier 4/Stage IV
    Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1995 - Metric 341 HP
    Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1995 337 HP
    Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349 - Metric 303 HP
    Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396 331 HP
    Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349 299 HP
    Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396 - Metric 336 HP
    Displacement 568 in³
    Engine Model Cat C9.3
    Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249 - Metric 303 HP
    Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249 299 HP
    Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - ISO 14396 1261 ft·lbf
    Maximum Net Torque - 1,100 rpm 1220 ft·lbf
    Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - SAE J1995 1275 ft·lbf
    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.

    Weights

    Operating Weight 54871 lb
    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.

    Buckets

    Bucket Capacities 3.20-9.94 m³ (4.19-13.0 yd³)

    Operating Specifications

    Breakout Force 44075 lbf
    Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - No Tire Deflection 38396 lb
    Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - With Tire Deflection 35626 lb
    Note (1) For a machine configuration as defined under "Weight."
    Note (2) Full compliance to ISO 143971:2007 Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification between calculations and testing.

    Transmission

    Forward - 1 4.2 mile/h
    Forward - 3 14.4 mile/h
    Reverse - 1 4.7 mile/h
    Reverse - 2 9.3 mile/h
    Forward - 2 8.1 mile/h
    Reverse - 3 16.5 mile/h
    Forward - 4 24.5 mile/h
    Note Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 826 mm (32.5 in) roll radius.
    Reverse - 4 24.5 mile/h

    Hydraulic System

    Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 2,200 rpm 95 gal/min
    Implement Pump Type Variable Displacement Piston
    Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total 10.7 s
    Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure 4496 psi

    Service Refill Capacities

    Cooling System 18.9 gal (US)
    Differential - Final Drives - Rear 15.1 gal (US)
    Fuel Tank 79.8 gal (US)
    Transmission 14.3 gal (US)
    Hydraulic Tank 33 gal (US)
    Differential - Final Drives - Front 15.1 gal (US)
    Crankcase 6.5 gal (US)
    DEF Tank 4.4 gal (US)

    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)
    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)
    With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008) 70 dB(A)
    Note (3) ***European Union Directive 2000/14/EC as amended by 2005/88/EC.
    With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)** 108 LWA***

    Dimensions - Standard Lift

    Hinge Pin Height at Carry 2.25 ft
    Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 5.83 ft
    Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 8.17 ft
    Height - Top of ROPS 11.75 ft
    Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 12.58 ft
    Wheel Base 11.67 ft
    Overall Length - Without Bucket 25.58 ft
    Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 11.58 ft
    Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift 14.67 ft
    Tread Width 7.33 ft
    Rack Back - Carry Height 50 degrees
    Note All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
    Height - Top of Hood 9.17 ft
    Maximum Width over Tires 9.92 ft
    Ground Clearance 1.42 ft
    Rack Back at Ground 41 degrees
    Rack Back - Maximum Lift 56 degrees

    Dimensions - High Lift

    Maximum Width over Tires 9.92 ft
    Height - Top of Hood 9.17 ft
    Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 8.17 ft
    Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 13.5 ft
    Overall Length - Without Bucket 26.67 ft
    Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift 15.75 ft
    Rack Back - Maximum Lift 71 degrees
    Height - Top of ROPS 11.75 ft
    Hinge Pin Height at Carry 2.58 ft
    Rack Back at Ground 39 degrees
    Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 11.58 ft
    Wheel Base 11.67 ft
    Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 5.83 ft
    Tread Width 7.33 ft
    Ground Clearance 1.42 ft
    Rack Back - Carry Height 49 degrees
    Note All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.

    Engine - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV

    Emissions Tier 4/Stage IV

    Bucket Capacities

    Bucket Range 3.20-9.94 m³ (4.19-13.0 yd³)