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, reliability, durability, and versatility result in a machine that is better built to meet your needs.
Net Power @ 1,600 rpm - ISO 9249:2007, SAE J1349:2011
Cat engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, Korea Tier 4 Final, and Japan 2014 emission standards.
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
Engine Torque @ 1,200 rpm – ISO 14396:2002
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
** For use of higher blends, consult your Cat dealer.
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.
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).