973D Track Loader

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973D Track Loader

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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 ...
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Engine

Flywheel Power
263HP
Engine Model
Cat® C9 ACERT™
Net Power - ISO 9249
263HP
Net Power - SAE J1349
263HP
Net Power - EEC 80/1269
263HP
Bore
4.41in
Stroke
5.86in
Displacement
537in³
Net Power - Cat
263HP

Weights

Operating Weight
61857lb
Shipping Weight - Without Bucket
55997lb

Buckets

Capacity - General Purpose
4.2yd³
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
4991in²
Ground Contact Area - Optional Shoe
6138in²
Ground Pressure - Standard Shoe
12.4psi
Ground Pressure - Optional Shoe
10.1psi
Grouser Height - Double Grouser
1.92in
Track Gauge
85in

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
Maximum System Pressure
6527psi

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank
164gal (US)
Cooling System
11.6gal (US)
Crankcase - With Filter
7.7gal (US)
Final Drive - Each
7.5gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Equipment, Power Train and Tank
89.8gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
49.9gal (US)
Pump Drive Box
1gal (US)
Pivot Shaft
0.8gal (US)

Operating Specifications

Maximum Travel Speed
6.8mile/h

Ripper Specifications

Type
Parallelogram
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
Number of Pockets
3
Penetration Force - Ground Level
22500lb
Ramp Angle
28.5°
Ripper Weight - With 3 Shanks
3747.8lb

Standards

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

Hydraulic System - Implement

Cycle Time - Dump
1.4s
Cycle Time - Raise
6.5s
Float Down
2.7s
Output - Maximum
91.4gal/min
Relief Valve Setting
3988psi
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.

Standard Equipment:

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
    • DBL GR
    • TRPL GR
    • SGL GR ES
    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