972

972

The Cat® 972 Wheel Loader brings premium performance with simple-to-use technologies as a standard offering, boosting operator efficiencies and delivering increased productivity. Extended service intervals lower maintenance costs. Improved performance, ...
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Engine

Engine Power @ 1,600 rpm - ISO 14396:2002
339HP
Gross Power @ 1,600 rpm - SAE J1995:2014
342HP
Engine Model
Cat C9.3B
Net Power @ 1,600 rpm - ISO 9249:2007, SAE J1349:2011
321HP
Note (1)
Cat engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, Korea Tier 4 Final, and Japan 2014 emission standards.
Note (2)
The net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with fan, alternator, air cleaner, and aftertreatment.
Net Torque @ 1,200 rpm - ISO 9249:2007, SAE J1349:2011
1316ft-lb
Engine Torque @ 1,200 rpm – ISO 14396:2002
1375lb/ft
Note (3)
Cat engines are compatible with the following renewable, alternative, and bio-fuels* with lower greenhouse gas emission impact: ? Up to B20 biodiesel (FAME) ** ? Up to 100% HVO and GTL renewable fuels * Refer to guidelines for successful application. Plea
Gross Torque @ 1,200 rpm – SAE J1995:2014
1388lb/ft
Displacement
9.3 L

Weights

Operating Weight
54858lb
Note
Weight based on a machine configuration with Bridgestone 26.5R25 VJTL3 radial tires, full fluids, operator, standard counterweight, ride control,cold start, roading fenders, Product Link, front manual differential/openrear axles, power train guard, second

Bucket Capacities

Bucket Range
2.8-14.0 m³ 3.75-18.25 yd³

Transmission

Forward - 1
4.1mile/h
Forward - 2
8.4mile/h
Forward - 3
15mile/h
Forward - 4
24.5mile/h
Note
Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 849 mm (33 in) roll radius.
Reverse - 1
4.5mile/h
Reverse - 2
9.2mile/h
Reverse - 3
16.5mile/h
Reverse - 4
24.5mile/h

Sound

Note (1)
** For machines in European Union countries and in countries that adopt the EU Directives.
Note (2)
***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*
108
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)
69dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Speed - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)
109dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Speed - Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013)
76
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Speed - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)
70dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Note
Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio.

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 1.6 kg (3.5 lb) of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent 2.288 metric tonnes (2.522 tons).

Operating Specifications

Breakout Force
44072lb
Note (1)
For a machine configuration as defined under Weight.
Note (2)
Full compliance to ISO 14397-1:2007 Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification between calculations and testing.
Static Tipping Load - Full 40° Turn - No Tire Deflection
17505kg
Static Tipping Load - Full 40° Turn - With Tire Deflection
35919lb

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System
17.4gal (US)
Crankcase
6.1gal (US)
DEF Tank
6.9gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Front
15.1gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Rear
15.1gal (US)
Fuel Tank
80.1gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
30.1gal (US)
Transmission
15.5gal (US)

Hydraulic System

Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure
4496psi
Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 2,250 rpm
99gal/min
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total
10.7 seconds

Dimensions

Note
All dimensions are approximate and based on machine equipped with 5.4 m3 (7.1 yd3) general purpose bucket with BOCE and Bridgestone 29.5R25 VSNT L4 radial tires.

Dimensions - High Lift

Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight
8.1ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch
5.1ft
Ground Clearance
1.4ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe
11.8ft
Height - Top of Hood
9.5ft
Height - Top of ROPS
11.1ft
Hinge Pin Height at Carry
2.6ft
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift
15.9ft
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift
13.8ft
Overall Length - Without Bucket
26.6ft
Tread Width
7.3ft
Wheel Base
11.8ft
Rack Back at Ground
37 degrees
Rack Back - Maximum Lift
71 degrees
Rack Back - Carry Height
49 degrees
Width over Tires (Loaded)
9.11ft

Dimensions - Standard Lift

Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch
5.1ft
Ground Clearance
420mm
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe
3527mm
Height - Top of Hood
2846mm
Height - Top of ROPS
3589mm
Hinge Pin Height at Carry
2.2ft
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift
4464mm
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift
3843mm
Overall Length - Without Bucket
7731mm
Tread Width
7.3ft
Wheel Base
3550mm
Rack Back at Ground
39 degrees
Width over Tires (Loaded)
9.11ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight
8ft
Rack Back - Maximum Lift
56 degrees
Rack Back - Carry Height
49 degrees

Standard Equipment: