973K Track Loader

973K Track Loader

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Engine

Flywheel Power
275HP
Engine Model
Cat C9.3 ACERT
Net Power - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)
278HP
Net Power - ISO 9249/SAE J1349
275HP
Note (1)
All nonroad Tier 4 Interim and Final, Stage IIIB and IV and Korea Tier 4 Final diesel engines are required to use only Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) with 15 ppm (mg/kg) of sulfur or less, or up to B20 biodiesel blended with ULSD. B20 should meet ASTM D74
Note (2)
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) used in Cat Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems must meet the requirements outlined in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 22241.
Emissions
Tier 4 Final/Stage IV/Korea Tier 4

Weights

Operating Weight
63900lb
Operating Weight - Waste Handler
64319lb
Operating Weight - Steel Mill
72102lb
Operating Weight - Wide Gauge
71218lb

Buckets

Capacity - General Purpose
4.2yd³
Capacity - Performance Series
5yd³
Width - General Purpose
117in
Width - Performance Series
117in
Width - Multi-Purpose
116in
Width - Landfill
117in
Width - Slag
112in
Capacity - Landfill
6.4yd³
Capacity - Multi-Purpose
4yd³
Capacity - Slag
4yd³

Undercarriage

Track on Ground
115.3in
Track Gauge
85in
Track Rollers/Shoes - Each Side
Jul-40
Ground Pressure* - Standard Shoe - 550 mm (21.6 in)
11.3psi
Ground Pressure* - Optional Shoe - 675 mm (26.6 in)
9.3psi
Ground Pressure* - Wide Gauge - 830 mm (32.7 in)
8.3psi
Ground Contact Area* - Optional Shoe - 675 mm (26.6 in)
6960in²
Ground Contact Area* - Standard Shoe - 550 mm (21.6 in)
5673in²
Ground Contact Area* - Wide Gauge - 830 mm (32.7 in)
8572in²
Track Shoe Width - Optional
26.6in
Track Shoe Width - Standard
21.6in
Track Shoe Width - Wide Gauge
32.7in
Grouser Height - Double Grouser
1.92in
Note
*ISO 16754:2008.

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank
101.5gal (US)
DEF Tank
9.2gal (US)

Dimensions

Overall Machine Width without Bucket: With Standard Tracks - 550 mm (21.6 in) Shoes
106.7in
Machine Height - Top of Cab
138.2in
Overall Machine Length*
298.4in
Carry Position Approach Angle
15°
Digging Depth*
6.2in
Maximum Rollback - Ground/Carry Position
43°/47°
Bucket Height - Carry Position
19in
Reach at Full Lift Height and 45° Dump*
53.8in
Clearance at Full Lift Height and 45° Dump*
116.2in
Maximum Rollback/Dump - Fully Raised
59°/49°
Grading Angle
85°
Ground Clearance
18.5in
Height - Bucket Hinge Pin
166.1in
Height - Top of Stack
120.8in
Note
*With General Purpose bucket and heavy duty teeth.
Overall Machine Height - Bucket Fully Raised
226.5in
Ramp Angle
29°

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 1.89 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 2.717 metric tonnes.

Versatility

  • Largest track loader in the industry provides the power, breakout force and capacity to take on tough construction utility, forestry and quarry jobs.
  • Specialized Steel Mill configuration factory equipped to withstand high temperatures and steel mill conditions – handle hot slag with ease and safety.
  • Purpose-built Waste Handler features added guarding and seals, specialized air handling, plus a choice of track shoes and buckets to take on the challenges of landfill and transfer station work.
  • Quick coupler option adds versatility by allowing easy use of forks, buckets, etc. from wheel loaders and other machines.

Efficiency

  • Reduce your fuel costs, using 10-25 percent less fuel per hour than the previous model.
  • Move up to 10 percent more material per hour with optional Performance Series bucket.
  • Easier maintenance and repair with a tilt cab and convenient service access points.
  • Demand fan provides efficient cooling plus easy service/clean-out access.
  • Manage your fleet more effectively and profitably through remote monitoring with Product Link™/VisionLink®.

Performance

  • Smoother implement and steering response, and improved steering performance over the previous model.
  • Precise, responsive performance with features like load sensing hydraulics and position sensing cylinders.
  • Power and fast response under load with a Cat C9.3 ACERT™ engine.
  • Reduced engine noise* – quieter for the operator and others around the work site.

*Compared to the 973D.

Ease of Operation

  • Updated cab offers operator comforts like suspension seat, adjustable armrests and controls, and an improved air conditioning system.
  • Choose either joystick or two-lever implement controls to match operator preference or application.
  • Speed/steering controls available as either a joystick or as v-lever and foot pedals.
  • Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV/Korea Tier 4 emission standards with emissions reduction technology that is designed to be transparent – regeneration runs automatically in the background while you work.
  • New handles and steps help operators climb on and off the machine more easily, from the front or the back of the tracks.
  • Excellent visibility to the bucket and all around the machine enhances safety and helps operators work more confidently.

Standard Equipment: