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Track Loaders

973K Track Loader

Flywheel Power

275 HP

Operating Weight

63,900 lb

Capacity - General Purpose

4.2 yd³

THIS IS MY SELECT

backhoe loader

973K Track Loader

Flywheel Power

275 HP

Operating Weight

63,900 lb

Capacity - General Purpose

4.2 yd³

Specifications

Save money and transport time with one rugged machine for land clearing, digging, grading, truck loading, slope work and more. Crawler loaders give you reduced ground pressure and better traction so you can start the job earlier and work longer in soft underfoot conditions. Purpose-built Waste Handler, Steel Mill and Low Ground Pressure configurations stand up to the toughest applications. This new generation of Cat® Track Loaders brings you all of this, plus improved performance and fuel efficiency. For complete machine specifications and available configurations, please see your Cat dealer or visit www.cat.com.

      • Flywheel Power

        275 HP

        205 kW

        Engine Model

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        Cat C9.3

        Net Power - ISO 9249/SAE J1349

        275 HP

        205 kW

        Net Power - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN)

        278 HP

        278 HP

        Emissions

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V/Japan 2014 (Tier 4 Final), Korea Tier 4 Final OR China Nonroad Stage III/UN ECE R96 Stage IIIA emission standards, equivalent to Tier 3/Stage IIIA

        Note (1)

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        All nonroad Tier 4 Interim and Final, Stage IIIB, IV and V, Japan 2014 (Tier 4 Final) 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 D7467 specification (biodiesel blend stock should meet Cat biodiesel spec, ASTM D6751 or EN 14214). Cat DEO-ULS™ or oils that meet the Cat ECF-3, API CJ-4, and ACEA E9 specification are required. Consult your OMM for further machine specific fuel recommendations.

        Note (2)

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        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.

      • Operating Weight

        63,900 lb

        28,985 kg

        Operating Weight - Wide Gauge

        71,218 lb

        32,304 kg

        Operating Weight - Waste Handler

        64,319 lb

        29,175 kg

        Operating Weight - Steel Mill

        74,293 lb

        33,699 kg

        Note (1)

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        Subtract approximately 295 kg / 650 lb for machines not equipped with Tier 4 Final/Stage V emissions reduction technology.

      • Fuel Tank

        101.5 gal (US)

        384 l

        DEF Tank

        9.2 gal (US)

        35 l

      • Overall Machine Length*

        298.4 in

        7,579 mm

        Machine Height - Top of Cab

        138.2 in

        3,510 mm

        Height - Top of Stack

        120.8 in

        3,069 mm

        Overall Machine Height - Bucket Fully Raised

        226.5 in

        5,752 mm

        Overall Machine Width without Bucket: With Standard Tracks - 550 mm (21.6 in) Shoes

        106.7 in

        2,710 mm

        Note

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        *With General Purpose bucket and heavy duty teeth.

      • Track Gauge

        85 in

        2,160 mm

        Track Shoe Width - Standard

        21.6 in

        550 mm

        Track Shoe Width - Optional

        26.6 in

        675 mm

        Track Shoe Width - Wide Gauge

        32.7 in

        830 mm

        Track on Ground

        115.3 in

        2,930 mm

        Ground Contact Area* - Standard Shoe - 550 mm (21.6 in)

        5,673 in²

        3.66

        Ground Contact Area* - Optional Shoe - 675 mm (26.6 in)

        6,960 in²

        4.49

        Ground Contact Area* - Wide Gauge - 830 mm (32.7 in)

        8,572 in²

        5.53

        Ground Pressure* - Standard Shoe - 550 mm (21.6 in)

        11.3 psi

        77.6 kPa

        Ground Pressure* - Optional Shoe - 675 mm (26.6 in)

        9.3 psi

        64.4 kPa

        Ground Pressure* - Wide Gauge - 830 mm (32.7 in)

        8.3 psi

        57.3 kPa

        Note

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        *ISO 16754:2008.

      • Capacity - General Purpose

        4.2 yd³

        3.2

        Capacity - Multi-Purpose

        4 yd³

        3

        Capacity - Performance Series

        5 yd³

        3.8

        Capacity - Landfill

        6.4 yd³

        4.9

        Capacity - Slag

        4 yd³

        3

        Width - General Purpose

        117 in

        2,974 mm

        Width - Multi-Purpose

        116 in

        2,946 mm

        Width - Performance Series

        117 in

        2,982 mm

        Width - Landfill

        117 in

        2,974 mm

        Width - Slag

        112 in

        2,846 mm

      • Air Conditioning

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.1 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.573 metric tonnes.

      • NOTE

      • Power Train

        • Cat C9.3 diesel engine, turbocharged with ATAAC

        • Modular cooling system for engine air intake, oil and water

        • Radiator fan, electronically controlled, hydraulically driven, temperature sensing, on demand

        • Electro Hydrostatic Control (EHC) for transmission with travel and work modes

        • Fuel cooler

        • Water separator

        • Air cleaner dry-type, axial seal with integral precleaner and dust ejection system, electronic filter condition indicator

        • Caterpillar extended life coolant

      • Undercarriage

        • Heavy Duty tracks

        • Track guiding guards, end section

        • Hydraulic track adjuster

        • Sprocket rims, with replaceable bolt-on tough steel segments

        • Sprocket guards

        • Seven track rollers, two upper carrier rollers per track, lifetime lubricated

        • Conventional idlers, lifetime lubricated

        • Oscillating track roller frames

        • Track master link

      • Electrical

        • 24 volt heavy duty brushless alternator

        • Backup alarm

        • Electric horn

        • Two heavy duty batteries, high output, maintenance free, 1,400 CCA

        • Main disconnect switch

        • Electric starter (heavy duty, 24 volt)

      • Operator Environment

        • Pressurized, sound suppressed, ROPS/ FOPS cab with sealed front windshield, tinted glass and right side sliding window

        • Air conditioning and heating

        • Heater/defroster with automatic temperature control

        • Electro Hydraulic, seat mounted control levers

        • Rear vision camera

        • Seat belt, retractable, with buckling indicator on dash

        • Electronic Monitoring System with gauges for engine coolant temperature, hydraulic oil temperature, fuel level and Diesel Exhaust Fluid level (when equipped)

        • Mirror, rearview, inside adjustable

        • Radio ready (Includes 24 to 12 volt converter, speakers, antenna and two 12V power outlets)

        • Coat hook

        • Storage compartments under left armrest

        • Document holder on right console

        • Floor mat, rubber, heavy duty

        • Windshield washers and wipers, multiple speed front and rear

        • Durable metal roof

        • Parking brake switch and 'brake-on' indicator light

      • Other Standard Equipment

        • Sound suppression, exterior

        • Z-bar loader linkage

        • Load sensing variable displacement implement pump

        • Implement cylinders with position sensors

        • Operator programmable lift and tilt kickouts

        • Engine enclosure with lockable doors

        • Radiator core 6.5 fins-per-inch, debris resistant

        • Hinged radiator guard and swing out fan

        • Full bottom guards

        • Lift cylinder guards

        • Oil gauge guard

        • Product Link ready

        • Oil sampling valves

        • Cat XT hoses

        • HYDO Advanced 10

      • NOTE

      • Power Train

        • Cat C9.3 diesel engine with engine mounted aftertreatment to meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/ EU Stage V/Japan 2014 (Tier 4 Final)/ Korea Tier 4 Final emission standards

        • Cat C9.3 diesel engine to meet China Nonroad Stage III and UN ECE R96 Stage IIIA emission standards, equivalent to Tier 3/Stage IIIA

        • Engine thermal shield

        • Fan, basic

        • Fan, reversing

        • Fan, reversing, low speed

        • Fan, reversing, Steel Mill

        • Air inlet, precleaner turbine

      • Operator Environment

        • Deluxe cab

        • Steel Mill cab

        • Seat, cloth, air suspension, no side-to-side isolator

        • Seat, cloth, air suspension, heated, side-to-side isolator

        • Transmission control, V-lever or joystick

        • Radio, AM/FM/AUX/USB/Bluetooth

        • Cab air precleaner

      • Hydraulics

        • Hydraulic oil, biodegradable

        • Hydraulic oil, EcoSafe (Steel Mill Arrangement)

        • General Purpose Hydraulics Packages: Two-valve, joystick; Three-valve, joystick; Two-valve, two levers; or Three-valve, two levers

        • Multi-Purpose Hydraulics Packages: Three-valve, joystick; or Four-valve, joystick

      • Guards

        • Tilt cylinder guards

        • Guard, front lights

        • Windshield protection

        • Final drive abrasion guard

        • Final drive abrasion guard, lower

      • Electrical

      • Undercarriage

        • Track roller guard

        • Track roller guard, Steel Mill

        • HEAVY DUTY TRACK SEALED AND LUBRICATED TRACK GROUPS (40 SECTIONS)

        • 500 mm (19.7 in) double grouser, center hole

        • 510 mm (20.1 in) extreme service, single grouser, center hole

        • 550 mm (21.6 in) double grouser

        • 675 mm (26.6 in) double grouser

        • 675 mm (26.6 in) double grouser, center hole

        • 675 mm (26.6 in) single grouser, center hole

        • 830 mm (32.7 in) double grouser, wide gauge

        • HEAVY DUTY SEALED AND NON-LUBRICATED TRACK GROUPS - STEEL MILL

        • 500 mm (19.7 in) double grouser

        • 500 mm (19.7 in) flat

        • 500 mm (19.7 in) triple grouser

        • 500 mm (19.7 in) alternate flat shoe

      • Buckets

        • GENERAL PURPOSE BUCKETS

        • 3.0 m3 (4.0 yd3), welded flush adaptors

        • 3.2 m3 (4.2 yd3), pin on

        • 3.2 m3 (4.2 yd3), heavy duty, pin on

        • 3.2 m3 (4.2 yd3), heavy duty, full edge, pin on

        • 4.2 m3 (5.5 yd3), Performance Series

        • 4.0 m3 (5.2 yd3), Performance Series flush

        • MULTI-PURPOSE BUCKETS

        • 3.0 m3 (4.0 yd3), heavy duty, pin on

        • 3.0 m3 (4.0 yd3), pin on

        • WIDE BUCKETS

        • 4.2 m3 (5.5 yd3), Performance Series

        • LANDFILL BUCKETS

        • 4.6 m3 (6.0 yd3), multi-purpose landfill, heavy duty, pin on

        • 4.9 m3 (6.4 yd3), general purpose landfill, heavy duty, pin on

        • STEEL MILL BUCKET

        • 3.0 m3 (4.0 yd3), slag bucket

      • Other Attachments

        • Counterweight

        • Counterweight, heavy duty bumper

        • Multi-shank ripper

        • Ripper hitch

        • Rear striker bars

        • Standard bumper

        • No bumper

        • Standard rear step

        • Ripper rear step

        • ADDITIONAL WORK TOOLS (please consult your Cat dealer for ordering information)

        • Quick coupler

        • Blades

        • Forks

        • Material handling arms

        • Rakes

      • Starters, Batteries and Alternators

        • Engine coolant heater, 120V

        • Engine coolant heater, 240V

      • Maintenance and Related Attachments

        • Maintenance package, deluxe

        • High speed oil change

        • Sediment pump

        • Fuel tank refueling pump

        • Service package, standard

        • Locking bar that holds cab at 30 degrees safely, front windshield

        • Extended service package with manual hydraulic system enabling cab tilt/lock and shovel holder (shovel not included)

        • Antifreeze -50 C (-58 F)

      • Technology Products

        • Product Link - Satellite

        • Product Link - Cellular

        • Grade control mast

      • Special Arrangements

        • Waste Package, Heavy Duty

        • Waste Package, Heavy Duty, Enhanced Cleaning

        • Waste Package, Extreme Service

        • Ship Hold Package, Heavy Duty

        • Steel Mill Package, Heavy Duty

        • Low Ground Pressure Package - Heavy Duty

      WHY CHOOSE EMPIRE

      • Every purchase backed by a full menu of service and support offerings

      • Flexible financing options designed to fit your budget

      • Commitment to providing expert training to maximize operations

      • Value Agreements to ensure proper maintenance and performance