972M XE Wheel Loader | Front Loader

972M XE Wheel Loader | Front Loader

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The new 972M XE Wheel Loader, with the 2017 product update, applies proven technologies systematically and strategically to meet your high expectations for reliability, productivity, fuel efficiency, and ...
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Engine - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV

Emissions
Tier 4/Stage IV

Weights

Operating Weight
54871lb
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 (4.19-13.00 yd³)

Dimensions - Standard Lift

Rack Back - Carry Height
50 degrees
Overall Length - Without Bucket
25.5ft
Note
All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
Maximum Width over Tires
9.83ft
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift
12.58ft
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift
14.58ft
Hinge Pin Height at Carry
2.17ft
Height - Top of Hood
9.17ft
Height - Top of ROPS
11.75ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe
11.5ft
Ground Clearance
1.42ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch
5.75ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight
8.17ft
Rack Back - Maximum Lift
56 degrees
Rack Back at Ground
41 degrees
Tread Width
7.25ft
Wheel Base
11.58ft

Dimensions - High Lift

Wheel Base
11.58ft
Tread Width
7.25ft
Rack Back at Ground
39 degrees
Rack Back - Maximum Lift
71 degrees
Rack Back - Carry Height
49 degrees
Overall Length - Without Bucket
26.58ft
Note
All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
Maximum Width over Tires
9.83ft
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift
13.58ft
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift
15.67ft
Hinge Pin Height at Carry
2.5ft
Height - Top of ROPS
11.75ft
Height - Top of Hood
9.17ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe
11.5ft
Ground Clearance
1.42ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch
5.75ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight
8.17ft

Sound

With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013)
76 dB(A)*
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)
107dB(A)
Note (2)
**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 (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)**
105 LWA***
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)**
67dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)
67dB(A)

Service Refill Capacities

Transmission
16.6gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
33gal (US)
Fuel Tank
79.8gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Rear
15.1gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Front
15.1gal (US)
DEF Tank
4.4gal (US)
Crankcase
6.5gal (US)
Cooling System
19gal (US)

Hydraulic System

Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure
4496psi
Implement Pump Type
Variable Displacement Piston
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total
11s
Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 1,600 rpm
102gal/min

Transmission - Virtual Gears

Forward - 4
24.5mile/h
Forward - 3
13.5mile/h
Forward - 2
7.7mile/h
Forward - 1
4.1mile/h
Reverse - 1
4.1mile/h
Reverse - 2
7.7mile/h
Reverse - 3
17.1mile/h
Note
Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 826 mm (32.5 in) roll radius.

Operating Specifications

Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - With Tire Deflection
35626lb
Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - No Tire Deflection
38396lb
Breakout Force
44075lbf
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.

Bucket Capacities

Bucket Capacities
3.20-9.94 m3 (4.19-13.00 yd3)

Engine

Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - SAE J1995
1275ft·lbf
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - ISO 14396
1260ft·lbf
Maximum Net Power - 1,600 rpm - SAE J1349 - Metric
315HP
Maximum Net Power - 1,600 rpm - SAE J1349
311HP
Maximum Net Power - 1,600 rpm - ISO 9249 - Metric
315HP
Maximum Net Power - 1,600 rpm - ISO 9249
311HP
Engine Model
Cat C9.3 ACERT
Displacement
568in³
Net Power - ISO 9249
311HP
Maximum Net Torque - 1,200 rpm
1193ft·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.

Reliability

        

  • Cat® C9.3 ACERT™ engine offers increased power density with a combination of proven electronic, fuel and air systems.
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  • Utilizing rigorous component design and machine validation processes results in unmatched reliability, durability and high uptime.

Durability

        

  • Cat continuously variable transmission and axles handle extreme applications.
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  • Full flow hydraulic filtration system with additional loop filtration improves hydraulic system robustness and component life.

Productivity

        

  • Advanced power train delivers superior performance and fuel efficiency while simplifying interface and operating technique.
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  • Integrated continuously variable transmission with multi-viscosity oil provides maximum and continuous power at optimal speeds.
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  • Power train control independent of engine speed with energy recovery improves efficiency and fuel economy.
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  • Easy-to-load Performance Series Buckets feature a wider mouth and curved side plates that improve material retention (fill factor).
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  • On-the-go disc-type front manual differential locks (front and rear fully automatic option) improve performance.
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  • Optional Aggregate Handler configuration option offers slightly higher payload capability for loose aggregate rehandling.*

*Requires conformance to Caterpillar payload policy. Consult your dealer or Caterpillar representative for availability and details.

Fuel Efficiency

        

  • Up to 25% more fuel efficient than the M Series standard configuration and up to 35% more than the K Series standard configuration.**
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  • Power dense ACERT engine burns less fuel by providing power and torque when needed.
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  • Standard productive Economy Mode provides maximum fuel savings with minimal productivity impact.

**Actual results may vary based on factors such as, but not limited to, machine configuration, operator technique, machine application, climate, etc.

Ease of Operation

        

  • Best-in-class operator environment provides unmatched comfort, visibility, and efficiency.
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  • E-H joystick steering with force feedback for precision control and dramatically decreases operator arm fatigue.
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  • Intuitive controls and touch screen multifunction display.
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  • Ride control system with dual accumulators provides excellent ride quality and lowers cab vibrations.

Safety

        

  • Excellent cab access with wide door, remote door opening option and stair-like steps.
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  • Floor to ceiling windshield, large mirrors with integrated spot mirrors and rear vision camera provide industry leading all-around visibility.

Serviceability

        

  • One-piece tilting hood with side and rear doors; hydraulic and electrical service centers make access fast and easy.
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  • Safe, ground level access to fuel fill and daily maintenance points.
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  • Optional, fully integrated Cat Autolube system provides full lube system monitoring and diagnostic test visibility.

Cat Connect Technology

        

  • Monitor, manage and enhance job site operations.
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  • Cat LINK Technologies: VisionLink® enables owners to access data wirelessly to monitor machine health, utilization and location.
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  • Cat DETECT Technologies: Integrated rear vision camera enhances visibility behind machine to help operators work safely. Optional Cat Rear Object Detection increases operator awareness of the working environment.
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  • Cat PAYLOAD Technologies: Optional Cat Production Measurement 2.0 brings simple and accurate on-the-go payload scale allowing operators to deliver exact loads and work more efficiently. Advanced Productivity subscription provides comprehensive actionable information to help you manage and improve the productivity and profitability of your operations.

Standard Equipment:

Optional Equipment: