973D Track Loader

973D Large Track Loader

973D Track Loader

The Cat® 973D Track Loader is the only track loader in this size class. Furthermore, it leads the industry in operator comfort, performance and versatility. Designed to be productive, this machine will give you complete satisfaction in a wide range of tough applications in the most efficient and productive way. Its design also delivers strength and durability with excellent control and unmatched ease of operation. Discover how much more you can get with this one work force machine …

Benefits & Features

Product Specs

Engine

Flywheel Power
263.0hp
Flywheel Power
263.0hp
Engine Model
Cat® C9 ACERT™
Net Power - Cat
263.0hp
Net Power - ISO 9249
263.0hp
Net Power - SAE J1349
263.0hp
Net Power - EEC 80/1269
263.0hp
Bore
4.41in
Stroke
5.86in
Displacement
537.0in3
Engine Model
Cat® C9 ACERT™
Net Power - Cat
263.0hp
Net Power - ISO 9249
263.0hp
Net Power - SAE J1349
263.0hp
Net Power - EEC 80/1269
263.0hp
Bore
4.41in
Stroke
5.86in
Displacement
537.0in3

Weights

Operating Weight
61857.0lb
Operating Weight
61857.0lb
Shipping Weight - without Bucket
55997.0lb
Shipping Weight - without Bucket
55997.0lb

Buckets

Capacity - General Purpose
4.2yd3
Capacity - General Purpose
4.2yd3
Capacity - Multi-Purpose
3.92yd3
Bucket Width - General Purpose
114.56in
Bucket Width - Multi-Purpose
112.91in
Capacity - Multi-Purpose
3.92yd3
Bucket Width - General Purpose
114.56in
Bucket Width - Multi-Purpose
112.91in

Undercarriage

Track Shoe Type
Double Grouser, Extreme Service
Track Shoe Width - Standard
21.6in
Track Shoe Width - Optional
26.6in
Track Rollers - Each Side
7
Number of Shoes - Each Side
40
Track on Ground
115.3in
Ground Contact Area - Standard Shoe
4991.0in2
Ground Contact Area - Optional Shoe
6138.0in2
Ground Pressure - Standard Shoe
12.4psi
Ground Pressure - Optional Shoe
10.1psi
Grouser Height - Double Grouser
1.92in
Track Gauge
85.0in
Track Shoe Type
Double Grouser, Extreme Service
Track Shoe Width - Standard
21.6in
Track Shoe Width - Optional
26.6in
Track Rollers - Each Side
7
Number of Shoes - Each Side
40
Track on Ground
115.3in
Ground Contact Area - Standard Shoe
4991.0in2
Ground Contact Area - Optional Shoe
6138.0in2
Ground Pressure - Standard Shoe
12.4psi
Ground Pressure - Optional Shoe
10.1psi
Grouser Height - Double Grouser
1.92in
Track Gauge
85.0in

Drive System

Type
Hydrostatic drive with infinite machine speeds up to 11 km/h (6.8 mph)
Drive Pump
Two, variable-displacement, slipper-type axial piston pumps
Track Motor
Two, variable-displacement, bent axis piston motors
Max System Pressure
6527.0psi
Type
Hydrostatic drive with infinite machine speeds up to 11 km/h (6.8 mph)
Drive Pump
Two, variable-displacement, slipper-type axial piston pumps
Track Motor
Two, variable-displacement, bent axis piston motors
Max System Pressure
6527.0psi

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank
164.0gal
Cooling System
11.6gal
Crankcase (with Filter)
7.7gal
Final Drives (each)
7.5gal
Hydraulic system (Equipment, Power Train and Tank)
89.8gal
Hydraulic Tank
49.9gal
Pump Drive Box
1.0gal
Pivot Shaft
0.8gal
Fuel Tank
164.0gal
Cooling System
11.6gal
Crankcase (with Filter)
7.7gal
Final Drives (each)
7.5gal
Hydraulic system (Equipment, Power Train and Tank)
89.8gal
Hydraulic Tank
49.9gal
Pump Drive Box
1.0gal
Pivot Shaft
0.8gal

Operating Specifications

Max. Travel Speed
6.8mph
Max. Travel Speed
6.8mph

Ripper Specifications

Type
Parallelogram
Number of pockets
3
Overall Width/Beam
86.6in
Shank cross section
74 x 175 mm 2.9 x 6.9 in
Ground Clearance
34.96in
Penetration
15.6in
Ripping Width
72.4in
Cylinders - Bore
5.1in
Cylinders - Stroke
9.3in
Addition to Machine Length due to Ripper (in Transportation Position)
23.1in
Penetration Force at ground level
22500.0lb
Ramp Angle
28.5Degrees
Ripper weight (with 3 shanks)
3747.8lb
Type
Parallelogram
Number of pockets
3
Overall Width/Beam
86.6in
Shank cross section
74 x 175 mm 2.9 x 6.9 in
Ground Clearance
34.96in
Penetration
15.6in
Ripping Width
72.4in
Cylinders - Bore
5.1in
Cylinders - Stroke
9.3in
Addition to Machine Length due to Ripper (in Transportation Position)
23.1in
Penetration Force at ground level
22500.0lb
Ramp Angle
28.5Degrees
Ripper weight (with 3 shanks)
3747.8lb

Standards

ROPS/FOPS
ROPS/FOPS
Brakes
Brakes
Cab
Cab
ROPS/FOPS
ROPS/FOPS
Brakes
Brakes
Cab
Cab

Electrical System

Type
24V DC
Battery Capacity
1400 CCA
Battery Voltage
12
Battery Quantity
2
Alternator
95 amp, Heavy-Duty, Brushless
Type
24V DC
Battery Capacity
1400 CCA
Battery Voltage
12
Battery Quantity
2
Alternator
95 amp, Heavy-Duty, Brushless

Hydraulic System - Implement

Cycle Time - Dump
1.4Seconds
Cycle Time - Raise
6.5Seconds
Float Down
2.7Seconds
Output - Maximum
91.4gal/min
Relief Valve Setting
3988.0psi
Type
Closed Center Load Sensing
Cycle Time - Dump
1.4Seconds
Cycle Time - Raise
6.5Seconds
Float Down
2.7Seconds
Output - Maximum
91.4gal/min
Relief Valve Setting
3988.0psi
Type
Closed Center Load Sensing

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.

Worktool Attachments

Equipment

  • Electrical
    • Alternator, 95 amps, 24 V, heavy duty brushless
    • Alarm, backup
    • Horn, electric
    • 2 Maintenance free batteries, 1,400 amps
    • Converter 24V/12V
    • Switch, main disconnect
    • Starter, electric (24V)
    • Four halogen lights, two forward facing, roof mounted; two rearward facing, integrated in A/C unit
  • Operator Environment
    • Pressurized, sound suppressed, ROPS/FOPS cab
    • Cab with tinted glass and side sliding window
    • Air conditioning and heating
    • Heater, defroster with automatic temperature control
    • Seat, fabric-covered, air suspended
    • Seat-mounted controls
    • Seat belt, retractable
    • Electronic Monitoring System
    • Array
    • Electro-hydraulic implement control joystick
    • Radio ready, includes 24 to 12V converter, speakers, antenna and two 12 volts power outlets
    • Mirror rearview
    • Coat Hook
    • Adjustable armrest
    • Transmission control, Joystick or V-lever and steering pedals
    • Storage lockable compartment under armrests
    • Floor mat, rubber, heavy duty
    • Windshield washers and wipers, front and rear
    • Durable metal roof
    • Parking brake switch and "brake-on" indicator light
  • Power Train
    • Caterpillar C9 ACERT diesel engine
    • Modular cooling system for engine air intake, oil and water
    • 24 volt electric starting
    • Electronically controlled, on-demand fan cooling system
    • Extended Life Coolant
    • Fuel priming pump electric
    • Electronic Hydrostatic Control (EHC) for transmission with travel and work modes
    • Closed Loop Hystat transmission with DSR Software
    • Muffler, under hood
    • Water separator
  • Undercarriage
    • 2160 mm/85 in track gauge
    • End Section Track Guiding guards
    • Hydraulic Track Adjuster
    • EWL track (40 sections, 215 mm /8.5 in pitch)
    • Five piece sprocket track
    • Seven track rollers, lifetime lubricated
    • Conventional idlers, lifetime lubricated.
    • Oscillating track roller frames
    • Two carrier rollers per track
    • Track Master Link
    • Guard, idler
  • Other Standard Equipment
    • Sound Suppression, Exterior
    • Z-bar loader linkage
    • Load sensing variable displacement implement pump
    • Implement cylinders with integrated positioning sensors
    • Operator programmable lift and tilt kickouts
    • Engine enclosure with lockable doors (5 mm/0.2 in perforated holes)
    • Hinged radiator grill
    • 6.35 fins per inch radiator and cooler cores
    • Ecology Drains
    • Hydraulic Oil, HYDO Advanced 10
    • Cab, tilt jack, hydraulic

Optional Equipment

  • Electrical
    • Beacon, rotating
  • Power Train
    • Tank fuel, fast fill
  • Hydraulic
    • Hydraulic oil, biodegradable
  • Bucket
    • General Propose, Slag
  • Bucket Attachments
    • Teeth, extra duty, 8
    • Teeth, penetration, 8
    • Cutting edge, bolt-on
  • Undercarriage
    • Track, 500 mm (19.7 in), flat
    • Track, 500 mm (19.7 in), alternates flat and DG GR shoes
    • Track, 675 mm (26.6 in), Trap Hole
    • Array
    • Array
    • Array
  • Guards
    • Guard, tilt cylinders
    • Guard, track roller
  • Other Attachments
    • Radio AM/FM, CD
    • Heater, engine coolant, 120V
    • Heater, engine coolant, 240V
    • Product Link
    • Machine Security System
    • Antifreeze, -50° C (-58° F)
  • 973d Value Packages
    • Rear protection STD
    • Rear protection HD
    • Ripper package
    • Maintenance package, deluxe
    • Lights additional, package
    • Protection, windshield, lights
    • Striker bar package
    • Counterweight package
    • Hydraulic 2W, Joystick
    • Hydraulic 3W, MP Joystick
    • Hydraulic 3W, GP Joystick
    • Hydraulic 4W, MP joystick
    • Hydraulic, 2W, 2 levers
    • Bucket GP, 3.0 m³ (3.98 yd³), package
    • Bucket MP, 2.8 m³ (3.6 yd³), package
    • Bucket GP, 3.0 m³ (3.98 yd³), package
    • Bucket GP, landfill, package
    • Bucket wide, 3.3 m³ (4.37 yd³), package
    • Bucket GP, 3.0 m³ (3.98 yd³), HD, pack
    • Bucket MP ES, 2.8 m³ (3.6 yd³), package
    • Bucket MP, landfill, package

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