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972M Wheel Loader | Front Loader Specifications
Net Power - ISO 9249 299 hp
Engine Model Cat C9.3 ACERT
Displacement 568 in³
Maximum Power @ 1,800 rpm – SAE J1995 337 hp

Engine

Net Power - ISO 9249
299 hp
Engine Model
Cat C9.3 ACERT
Displacement
568 in³
Maximum Power @ 1,800 rpm – SAE J1995
337 hp
Maximum Power @ 1,800 rpm – SAE J1995 (metric)
341 hp
Maximum Power @ 1,800 rpm – ISO 14396
331 hp
Maximum Power @ 1,800 rpm – ISO 14396 (metric)
336 hp
Maximum Net Power @ 1,700 rpm – SAE J1349
299 hp
Maximum Net Power @ 1,700 rpm – SAE J1349 (metric)
303 hp
Net Power - ISO 9249
299 HP
Engine Model
Cat C9.3 ACERT
Displacement
568 in³
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349
299 HP
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349 - Metric
303 HP
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396
331 HP
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396 - Metric
336 HP
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1995
337 HP
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1995 - Metric
341 HP
Maximum Net Torque (1,100 rpm)
1220 lbf-ft
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249
299 HP
Maximum Net Power @ 1,700 rpm – ISO 9249 (metric)
303 hp
Peak Gross Torque (1,200 rpm) – SAE J1995
1275 lbf-ft
Peak Gross Torque (1,200 rpm) – ISO 14396
1261 lbf-ft
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.
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249 - Metric
303 HP
Maximum Net Torque - 1,100 rpm
1220 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.
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - ISO 14396
1261 ft·lbf
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - SAE J1995
1275 ft·lbf

Weights

Operating Weight
54871 lb
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 steerin
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,

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 – with Tire Deflection
35626 lb
Static Tipping Load – Full 37° Turn – No Tire Deflection
38396 lb
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
For a machine configuration as defined under “Weight.”
Note
Full compliance to ISO 143971:2007 Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification between calculations and testing.
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 mph
Forward 2
8.1 mph
Forward 3
14.4 mph
Forward 4
24.5 mph
Reverse 1
4.7 mph
Reverse 2
9.3 mph
Reverse 3
16.5 mph
Forward - 1
4.2 mile/h
Forward - 2
8.1 mile/h
Forward - 3
14.4 mile/h
Forward - 4
24.5 mile/h
Reverse - 1
4.7 mile/h
Reverse - 2
9.3 mile/h
Reverse - 3
16.5 mile/h
Reverse 4
24.5 mph
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
Note
Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 826 mm (32.5 in) roll radius.

Hydraulic System

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

Service Refill Capacities

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

Sound

With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value: Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)
109 dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value: Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013)
76 dB(A)*
Note
*Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio.
Note
**For machines in European Union countries and in countries that adopt the “EU Directives.”
Note (1)
*Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio.
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 Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)
109 dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013)
76 dB(A)*
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value: Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)
70 dB(A)
Note
***European Union Directive “2000/14/EC” as amended by “2005/88/EC.”
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value: Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)**
69 dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value: Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)**
108 LWA***
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***
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)

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

Dimensions – Standard Lift

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

Dimensions – High Lift

Height to Top of Hood
9.17 ft
Height to Top of Exhaust Pipe
11.58 ft
Height to Top of ROPS
11.75 ft
Ground Clearance
1.42 ft
Center Line of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight
8.17 ft
Center Line of Rear Axle to Hitch
5.83 ft
Wheelbase
11.67 ft
Overall Length (without bucket)
26.67 ft
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift
15.75 ft
Hinge Pin Height at Carry
2.58 ft
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift
13.50 ft
Rack Back at Maximum Lift
71 degrees
Rack Back at Carry Height
49 degrees
Rack Back at Ground
39 degrees
Maximum Width over Tires
9.92 ft
Tread Width
7.33 ft
Note
All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.

Dimensions - High Lift

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

Dimensions - Standard Lift

Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight
8.17 ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch
5.83 ft
Ground Clearance
1.42 ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe
11.58 ft
Height - Top of Hood
9.17 ft
Height - Top of ROPS
11.75 ft
Hinge Pin Height at Carry
2.25 ft
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift
14.67 ft
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift
12.58 ft
Maximum Width over Tires
9.92 ft
Note
All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
Overall Length - Without Bucket
25.58 ft
Rack Back - Carry Height
50 degrees
Rack Back - Maximum Lift
56 degrees
Rack Back at Ground
41 degrees
Tread Width
7.33 ft
Wheel Base
11.67 ft
  • POWER TRAIN
    • Engine, Cat C9.3 ACERT - meets Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent or Tier 4/Final/Stage IV emission standards
    • Cat Clean Emissions Module (CEM) wih Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank and pump (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV models)
    • Fuel priming pump (electric)
    • Fuel/water separator
    • Precleaner, engine air intake
    • Economy Mode (selectable)
    • Transmission, automatic planetary power shift (4F/4R)
    • Torque converter, locking clutch with free wheel stator
    • Switch, transmission neutralizer lockout
    • Axles, manually actuated differential lock front axle, open differential rear axle
    • Axles, ecology drains
    • Brakes, full hydraulic enclosed wet-disc with Integrated Braking System (IBS)
    • Brake wear indicators
    • Parking brake, disc and caliper
    • Fan, radiator, on demand
  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • Cab, pressurized and sound suppressed (ROPS/FOPS)
    • Viscous mounts
    • Multi-function 18 cm (7 in) color touch-screen display for rear vision camera, clock and machine parameters
    • EH controls, SAL (single axis lever) lift and tilt function
    • Steering, EH joystick, speed sensing with force feedback
    • Radio ready (entertainment) includes antenna, speakers and converter (12V, 10-amp)
    • Air conditioner, heater, and defroster (auto temp and fan)
    • EH parking brake
    • Beverage holders (2) with storage compartment for cell phone/MP3 player
    • Bucket/work tool function lockout
    • Coat hook (2)
    • Cab air filter
    • Ergonomic cab access ladders and handrails
    • Horn, electric
    • Light, two dome (cab)
    • Mirrors, rearview external with integrated spot mirrors
    • Post mounted membrane 16 switch keypad
    • 2 receptables, 12V
    • Seat, Cat Comfort (cloth) air suspension
    • Seat belt, 51 mm (2 in) retractable, with indicator
    • Sun visor, front
    • Wet-arm wipers/washers front and rear, intermittent front wiper
    • Window, sliding (left and right sides)
    • Cab tie-off
  • COMPUTERIZED MONITORING SYSTEM
    • With following gauges: Speedometer/tachometer; Digital gear range indicator; Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) level (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV models); Temperature: engine coolant, hydraulic oil, transmission oil; Fuel level
    • With following warning indicators: Regeneration; Temperature: axle oil, engine intake manifold; Pressure: engine oil, fuel pressure hi/low, primary steering oil, service brake oil; Battery voltage hi/low, primary steering oil, service brake oil; Battery voltage hi/low; Engine air filter restriction; Hydraulic oil filter restriction; Hydraulic oil low; Parking brake; DEF low level (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV models); Transmission filter bypass
  • ELECTRICAL AND LIGHTING
    • Batteries (2), maintenance free 1,400 CCA
    • Ignition key; start/stop switch
    • Starter, electric, heavy duty
    • Starting and charging system (24V)
    • Lighting system: Four halogen work lights (cab mounted); Two halogen roading lights (with signals); Two halogen rear vision lights (hood mounted)
    • Alarm, back-up
    • Alternator, 145-amp brushed
    • Main disconnect switch
    • Receptacle start (cables not included)
  • CAT CONNECT TECHNOLOGIES
    • Link technologies: Product Link
    • Detect technologies: rear vision camera
  • LINKAGE
    • Linkage, Z-bar, cast crosstube/tilt lever
    • Kickout, lift and tilt, automatic
  • HYDRAULICS
    • Hydraulic system, load sensing
    • Steering, load sensing
    • Ride control, 2V
    • Remote diagnostic pressure taps
    • Hoses, Cat XT�
    • Oil sampling valves
  • FLUIDS
    • Premixed extended life coolant with freeze protection to -34� C (-29� F)
  • OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT
    • Hood, non-metallic power tilting
    • Service centers (electrical and hydraulic)
    • Platform, window washing
    • Auto idle shutdown
    • Fenders, front with mud-flap/rear with extension
    • Ecology drains for engine, transmission, and hydraulics
    • Ether aid ready
    • Grill, airborne debris
    • Filters: fuel, engine air, engine oil, hydraulic oil, transmission
    • Fuel cooler
    • Grease zerks
    • Hitch, drawbar with pin
    • Precleaner rain cap
    • Sight gauges: engine coolant, hydraulic oil, and transmission oil level
    • Toolbox
    • Vandlism protection caplocks
  • POWER TRAIN
    • Axles - Automatic front/rear differential locks; Axle oil cooler; Extreme temperature seals; Seal guards
    • Fan, VPF (variable pitch fan), automatic and manual control
    • Radiator, high debris with wider fin spacing
  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • Door, remote opening system
    • Cover, HVAC metallic
    • EH controls, SAL 3rd function - Additional roller switch for 4th function
    • EH controls, joyhstick lift and tilt - Additional integrated roller switches for 3rd and 4th functions
    • Filter, carbon fresh air
    • Mirrors, heated rearview external with integrated spot mirrors
    • Precleaner, HVAC
    • Precleaner, HVAC (RESPA)
    • Radio, AM/FM/CD/USB/MP3 Bluetooth with Satellite Sirius XM
    • Radio, CB ready
    • Seat, heated air suspension
    • Seat belt, 76 mm (3 in) retractable, with indicator
    • Steering, EH wheel with directional FNR shifter and gear selector - Additional FNR with implement controls
    • Roof, metallic
    • Steering, secondary
    • Sun visor, rear
    • Windows, rubber mounted
    • Windows, with front guard
    • Windows, with heavy duty front guard
    • Windows, with full guards front, rear and sides
  • ELECTRICAL AND LIGHTING
    • Four additional auxiliary halogen cab mounted work lights or
    • Two additional auxiliary front HI LED and two additional auxiliary rear LED cab mounted work lights with 2 LED work lights in the radiator grill and LED front turn signals also includes replacement of the standard four halogen cab mounted work lights with four LED work lights (the standard offering and only roading light available is the halogen roading light)
    • Warning amber strobe beacon
    • Reversing strobes
    • External seat belt indicator light
    • Speed limiter - 20 km/h (Europe only)
  • CAT CONNECT TECHNOLOGIES
    • Link technologies: VIMS�
    • Payload technologies: Advanced Productivity subscription; Cat Production Measurement 2.0; Printer; Aggregate Autodig
    • Detect technologies: Cat Rear Object Detection
    • Machine Security System
  • HYDRAULICS
    • 3rd function with Ride Control: Standard linkage; High lift linkage; Forestry linkage
    • 4th function with Ride Control: Standard linkage; High lift linkage; Forestry linkage
  • FLUIDS
    • Premixed extended life coolant with freeze protection to -50� C (-58� F)
  • STARTERS, BATTERIES, AND ALTERNATORS
    • Cold start - 120V
    • Cold start - 240V
  • LINKAGE
    • High lift
    • Extended capacity
    • Quick coupler ready
  • WORK TOOLS
    • Performance Series buckets
    • Fusion quick coupler
    • Forks, pallet
    • Forks, logging
  • OTHER OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
    • Cat Autolube System
    • Fenders, roading
    • Guard, power train
    • Oil change, high speed engine
    • Precleaner, turbine
    • Precleaner, trash
    • Wheel chocks
  • OTHER OPTIONAL CONFIGURATIONS
    • Aggregate Handler
    • Industrial and Waste Handler
    • Steel Mill