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Medium Wheel Loaders

972 XE

Engine Power @ 1,600 rpm - ISO 14396:2002

339 HP

Operating Weight

54,858 lb

Bucket Range

93.0 hp

2.8-14.0 m³ 3.75-18.25 yd³

THIS IS MY SELECT

backhoe loader

972 XE

Engine Power @ 1,600 rpm - ISO 14396:2002

339 HP

Operating Weight

54,858 lb

Bucket Range

93.0 hp

2.8-14.0 m³ 3.75-18.25 yd³

Specifications

The Cat® 972 XE Wheel Loader delivers increased fuel efficiency, premium performance with simple-to-use standard technologies to boost operator efficiencies, and lower maintenance costs. This machine is designed to meet emission standards without interrupting operation. Improved performance, reliability, durability, and versatility result in a machine that is better built to meet your needs.

      • Engine Power @ 1,600 rpm - ISO 14396:2002

        339 HP

        253 kW

        Gross Power @ 1,600 rpm - SAE J1995:2014

        343 HP

        256 kW

        Engine Model

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        Cat C9.3B

        Net Power @ 1,600 rpm - ISO 9249:2007, SAE J1349:2011

        316 HP

        236 kW

        Note (1)

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        Cat engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, Korea Tier 4 Final, and Japan 2014 emission standards.

        Note (2)

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        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

        1,287 ft-lb

        1,745 N·m

        Displacement

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        9.3 L

        Engine Torque @ 1,200 rpm – ISO 14396:2002

        1,375 lb/ft

        1,864 N·m

        Note (3)

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        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. Please consult your Cat dealer or ?Caterpillar Machine Fluids Recommendations? (SEBU6250) for details. ** For use of higher blends, consult your Cat dealer.

        Gross Torque @ 1,200 rpm – SAE J1995:2014

        1,388 lb/ft

        1,882 N·m

      • Note

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        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.

      • Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight

        8.1 ft

        2,458 mm

        Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch

        5.1 ft

        1,775 mm

        Ground Clearance

        1.4 ft

        424 mm

        Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe

        11.8 ft

        3,531 mm

        Height - Top of Hood

        9.5 ft

        2,850 mm

        Height - Top of ROPS

        11.1 ft

        3,593 mm

        Hinge Pin Height at Carry

        2.6 ft

        782 mm

        Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift

        15.9 ft

        4,804 mm

        Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift

        13.8 ft

        4,183 mm

        Overall Length - Without Bucket

        26.6 ft

        8,069 mm

        Tread Width

        7.3 ft

        2,230 mm

        Wheel Base

        11.8 ft

        3,550 mm

        Width over Tires (Loaded)

        9.11 ft

        3,012 mm

        Rack Back at Ground

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        37 degrees

        Rack Back - Maximum Lift

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        71 degrees

        Rack Back - Carry Height

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        49 degrees

      • Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch

        5.1 ft

        1,775 mm

        Ground Clearance

        420 mm

        1.4 ft

        Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe

        3,527 mm

        11.7 ft

        Height - Top of Hood

        2,846 mm

        9.4 ft

        Height - Top of ROPS

        3,589 mm

        11 ft

        Hinge Pin Height at Carry

        2.2 ft

        682 mm

        Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift

        4,464 mm

        14.7 ft

        Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift

        3,843 mm

        12.7 ft

        Overall Length - Without Bucket

        7,731 mm

        25.5 ft

        Tread Width

        7.3 ft

        2,230 mm

        Wheel Base

        3,550 mm

        11.8 ft

        Width over Tires (Loaded)

        9.11 ft

        3,012 mm

        Rack Back - Carry Height

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        49 degrees

        Rack Back at Ground

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        39 degrees

        Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight

        8 ft

        2,458 mm

        Rack Back - Maximum Lift

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        56 degrees

      • Bucket Range

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        2.8-14.0 m³ 3.75-18.25 yd³

      • Operating Weight

        54,858 lb

        24,890 kg

        Note

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        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, secondary steering, sound suppression,and a 4.8 m³ (6.25 yd³) general purpose bucket with BOCE.

      • Forward - 1

        4.1 mile/h

        6.7 km/h

        Forward - 2

        8.4 mile/h

        13.4 km/h

        Forward - 3

        15 mile/h

        24.1 km/h

        Forward - 4

        24.5 mile/h

        39.5 km/h

        Note

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 849 mm (33 in) roll radius.

        Reverse - 1

        4.5 mile/h

        7.3 km/h

        Reverse - 2

        9.2 mile/h

        14.8 km/h

        Reverse - 3

        16.5 mile/h

        26.6 km/h

        Reverse - 4

        24.5 mile/h

        39.5 km/h

      • Note (1)

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        ** For machines in European Union countries and in countries that adopt the EU Directives.

        Note (2)

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        ***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*

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        108

        With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)

        69 dB(A)

        69 dB(A)

        With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Speed - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)

        109 dB(A)

        109 dB(A)

        With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Speed - Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013)

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        76

        With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Speed - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)

        70 dB(A)

        70 dB(A)

        With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Note

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio.

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

      • Breakout Force

        44,072 lb

        196 kN

        Note (1)

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        For a machine configuration as defined under Weight.

        Note (2)

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        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

        17,505 kg

        35,582 lb

        Static Tipping Load - Full 40° Turn - With Tire Deflection

        35,919 lb

        16,297 kg

      • Cooling System

        17.4 gal (US)

        66 l

        Crankcase

        6.1 gal (US)

        23 l

        DEF Tank

        6.9 gal (US)

        26 l

        Differential - Final Drives - Front

        15.1 gal (US)

        57 l

        Differential - Final Drives - Rear

        15.1 gal (US)

        57 l

        Fuel Tank

        80.1 gal (US)

        303 l

        Hydraulic Tank

        30.1 gal (US)

        114 l

        Transmission

        15.5 gal (US)

        58.5 l

      • Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure

        4,496 psi

        31,000 kPa

        Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 2,250 rpm

        99 gal/min

        373 l/min

        Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        10.7 seconds

      • Operator Environment

        • Cab, pressurized, sound suppression

        • Door, remote opening system

        • EH implement controls, parking brake

        • Steering, joystick

        • Seat, suede/cloth, air suspension, heated

        • Touchscreen display

        • Visibility: mirrors, rear-vision camera

        • Mirrors, heated

        • Air conditioner, heater, defroster (auto temp, fan)

        • Sun visor, front, retractable

        • Sun visor, rear, retractable

        • Window cleaning platform, front

        • Window, front, laminated

      • ON-BOARD TECHNOLOGIES

        • Cat Payload scale

        • Autodig with Auto Set Tires

        • Operator ID & machine security

        • Application Profiles

        • Job Aids

        • Controls Help and eOMM

      • POWER TRAIN

        • Cat C9.3B engine

        • Electric fuel priming pump

        • Fuel-water separator and secondary fuel filter

        • Engine, air precleaner

        • Axles, front differential lock

        • Axles, ecology drains

        • Transmission, continuous variable

        • Rimpull control

        • Throttle lock mode

        • Hill and speed hold on grades

        • Service brakes, hydraulic, fully enclosed wet disc, wear indicators

        • Park brake, caliper on front axles, spring applied-pressure released

      • HYDRAULICS

        • Implement system, load sensing with electro-hydraulic variable displacement piston pump

        • Steering system, load sensing with dedicated variable displacement piston pump

        • Ride control, dual accumulators

        • Oil sampling valves, Cat XT™ hoses

      • ELECTRICAL

        • Starting and charging system, 24V

        • Starter, electric, heavy duty

        • Lights: halogen, 4 work lights, 2 rearvision lights

        • Lights: roading with turn signals

      • MONITORING SYSTEM

        • Front dash with analog gauges, LCD display, and warning lights

        • Primary touchscreen monitor (Cat Payload, quad screens, machine settings & messages)

      • LINKAGE

        • Standard lift, Z-bar

        • Kickouts: lift and tilt

      • Operator Environment

        • Entertainment radio (FM, AM, USB, BT)

        • Entertainment radio (DAB+)

        • CB radio ready

        • Seat, leather/cloth, air suspension, heated/cooled

        • Multiview (360�) vision system

        • Cat Detect rear radar system

        • Dedicated rearview screen

        • Full cab window guard

      • ON-BOARD TECHNOLOGIES

        • Cat Advanced Payload

        • Cat Payload Printer

      • POWER TRAIN

        • Turbine, air precleaner

        • Radiator, high debris

        • Cooling fan, reversible

        • Axles, auto differential locks front and rear

        • Axles, AOC ready, extreme temperature seals

        • Axles, oil cooler

      • HYDRAULICS

        • 3rd and 4th auxiliary functions with ride control

        • Quick coupler control

      • ELECTRICAL

        • Cold start, 120V or 240V

        • Lights: LED

        • Warning beacon

      • MONITORING SYSTEM

      • LINKAGE

      • ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT

        • Cat Autolube system

        • Fenders, roading

        • Guards: power train, crankcase, cab, cylinders, rear

        • Biodegradable hydraulic oil

        • High-speed oil change system

        • Toolbox

        • Wheel chocks

        • Secondary steering system, electrical

      • SPECIAL CONFIGURATIONS

        • Aggregate handler

        • Waste and industrial

        • Corrosion resistant

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