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Medium Wheel Loaders

972M Wheel Loader | Front Loader | Tier 4

Net Power - ISO 9249

299 HP

Operating Weight

54,871 lb

Bucket Capacities

93.0 hp

3.20-9.94 m³ (4.19-13.0 yd³)

THIS IS MY SELECT

backhoe loader

972M Wheel Loader | Front Loader | Tier 4

Net Power - ISO 9249

299 HP

Operating Weight

54,871 lb

Bucket Capacities

93.0 hp

3.20-9.94 m³ (4.19-13.0 yd³)

Specifications

The 972M Wheel Loader is equipped with built-in proven technologies to help meet your expectations for productivity, fuel efficiency, reliability and service life. Deep system integration results in a machine built to help you reduce emissions, improve performance and improve fuel economy. All of this is done without interrupting machine performance and making it seamless to you. This machine deliversthe reliability, durability, and versatility you’ve come to expect from a Cat machine.

      • Net Power - ISO 9249

        299 HP

        223 kW

        Emissions

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        Tier 4/Stage IV

        Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249 - Metric

        303 HP

        223 kW

        Engine Model

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        Cat C9.3

        Maximum Net Torque - 1,100 rpm

        1,220 ft·lbf

        1,654 N·m

        Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396 - Metric

        336 HP

        247 kW

        Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - SAE J1995

        1,275 ft·lbf

        1,728 N·m

        Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249

        299 HP

        223 kW

        Displacement

        568 in³

        9.3 l

        Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1995 - Metric

        341 HP

        251 kW

        Note

        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 of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 2.288 metric tonnes.

        Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349

        299 HP

        223 kW

        Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396

        331 HP

        247 kW

        Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349 - Metric

        303 HP

        223 kW

        Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1995

        337 HP

        251 kW

        Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - ISO 14396

        1,261 ft·lbf

        1,710 N·m

      • Bucket Range

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        3.20-9.94 m³ (4.19-13.0 yd³)

      • Emissions

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        Tier 4/Stage IV

      • Differential - Final Drives - Rear

        15.1 gal (US)

        57 l

        Fuel Tank

        79.8 gal (US)

        302 l

        Transmission

        14.3 gal (US)

        54 l

        Hydraulic Tank

        33 gal (US)

        125 l

        Crankcase

        6.5 gal (US)

        24.5 l

        DEF Tank

        4.4 gal (US)

        16.8 l

        Cooling System

        18.9 gal (US)

        71.6 l

        Differential - Final Drives - Front

        15.1 gal (US)

        57 l

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

        109 dB(A)

        109 dB(A)

        Note (1)

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

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

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

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        76 dB(A)*

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

        70 dB(A)

        70 dB(A)

        With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)**

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        108 LWA***

        Note (2)

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

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

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

        69 dB(A)

        69 dB(A)

        Note (3)

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        ***European Union Directive 2000/14/EC as amended by 2005/88/EC.

      • Bucket Capacities

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        3.20-9.94 m³ (4.19-13.0 yd³)

      • Reverse - 2

        9.3 mile/h

        15 km/h

        Reverse - 3

        16.5 mile/h

        26.5 km/h

        Forward - 1

        4.2 mile/h

        6.7 km/h

        Forward - 3

        14.4 mile/h

        23.2 km/h

        Reverse - 1

        4.7 mile/h

        7.6 km/h

        Reverse - 4

        24.5 mile/h

        39.5 km/h

        Forward - 2

        8.1 mile/h

        13.1 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 826 mm (32.5 in) roll radius.

      • Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total

        10.7 s

        10.7 s

        Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 2,200 rpm

        95 gal/min

        360 l/min

        Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure

        4,496 psi

        31,000 kPa

        Implement Pump Type

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        Variable Displacement Piston

      • Note (1)

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        For a machine configuration as defined under 'Weight.'

        Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - With Tire Deflection

        35,626 lb

        16,164 kg

        Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - No Tire Deflection

        38,396 lb

        17,421 kg

        Breakout Force

        44,075 lbf

        196 kN

        Note (2)

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        Full compliance to ISO 143971:2007 Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification between calculations and testing.

      • Rack Back - Carry Height

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        50 degrees

        Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift

        14.67 ft

        4,458 mm

        Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe

        11.58 ft

        3,522 mm

        Rack Back at Ground

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        41 degrees

        Height - Top of Hood

        9.17 ft

        2,818 mm

        Overall Length - Without Bucket

        25.58 ft

        7,774 mm

        Note

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.

        Wheel Base

        11.67 ft

        3,550 mm

        Rack Back - Maximum Lift

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        56 degrees

        Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift

        12.58 ft

        3,843 mm

        Ground Clearance

        1.42 ft

        434 mm

        Maximum Width over Tires

        9.92 ft

        3,009 mm

        Height - Top of ROPS

        11.75 ft

        3,587 mm

        Tread Width

        7.33 ft

        2,230 mm

        Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight

        8.17 ft

        2,500 mm

        Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch

        5.83 ft

        1,775 mm

        Hinge Pin Height at Carry

        2.25 ft

        680 mm

      • Hinge Pin Height at Carry

        2.58 ft

        778 mm

        Rack Back - Carry Height

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        49 degrees

        Tread Width

        7.33 ft

        2,230 mm

        Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch

        5.83 ft

        1,775 mm

        Maximum Width over Tires

        9.92 ft

        3,009 mm

        Wheel Base

        11.67 ft

        3,550 mm

        Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe

        11.58 ft

        3,522 mm

        Note

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.

        Ground Clearance

        1.42 ft

        434 mm

        Height - Top of ROPS

        11.75 ft

        3,587 mm

        Rack Back - Maximum Lift

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        71 degrees

        Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift

        15.75 ft

        4,793 mm

        Overall Length - Without Bucket

        26.67 ft

        8,109 mm

        Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift

        13.5 ft

        4,140 mm

        Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight

        8.17 ft

        2,500 mm

        Height - Top of Hood

        9.17 ft

        2,818 mm

        Rack Back at Ground

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        39 degrees

      • Operating Weight

        54,871 lb

        24,897 kg

        Note

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        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, sound suppression and a 4.8 m³ (6.28 yd³) general purpose bucket with BOCE.

      • NOTE

      • POWER TRAIN

        • Engine, Cat C9.3 meets Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent or Tier 4/Final/Stage IV emission standards

        • Cat Clean Emissions Module (CEM) wih Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank and pump (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV models)

        • Fuel priming pump (electric)

        • Fuel/water separator

        • Precleaner, engine air intake

        • Economy Mode (selectable)

        • Transmission, automatic planetary power shift (4F/4R)

        • Torque converter, locking clutch with free wheel stator

        • Switch, transmission neutralizer lockout

        • Axles, manually actuated differential lock front axle, open differential rear axle

        • Axles, ecology drains

        • Brakes, full hydraulic enclosed wet-disc with Integrated Braking System (IBS)

        • Brake wear indicators

        • Parking brake, disc and caliper

        • Fan, radiator, on demand

      • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT

        • Cab, pressurized and sound suppressed (ROPS/FOPS)

        • Viscous mounts

        • Multi-function 18 cm (7 in) color touch-screen display for rear vision camera, clock and machine parameters

        • EH controls, SAL (single axis lever) lift and tilt function

        • Steering, EH joystick, speed sensing with force feedback

        • Radio ready (entertainment) includes antenna, speakers and converter (12V, 10-amp)

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

        • EH parking brake

        • Beverage holders (2) with storage compartment for cell phone/MP3 player

        • Bucket/work tool function lockout

        • Coat hook (2)

        • Cab air filter

        • Ergonomic cab access ladders and handrails

        • Horn, electric

        • Light, two dome (cab)

        • Mirrors, rearview external with integrated spot mirrors

        • Post mounted membrane 16 switch keypad

        • 2 receptables, 12V

        • Seat, Cat Comfort (cloth) air suspension

        • Seat belt, 51 mm (2 in) retractable, with indicator

        • Sun visor, front

        • Wet-arm wipers/washers front and rear, intermittent front wiper

        • Window, sliding (left and right sides)

        • Cab tie-off

      • COMPUTERIZED MONITORING SYSTEM

        • With following gauges: Speedometer/tachometer; Digital gear range indicator; Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) level (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV models); Temperature: engine coolant, hydraulic oil, transmission oil; Fuel level

        • With following warning indicators: Regeneration; Temperature: axle oil, engine intake manifold; Pressure: engine oil, fuel pressure hi/low, primary steering oil, service brake oil; Battery voltage hi/low, primary steering oil, service brake oil; Battery voltage hi/low; Engine air filter restriction; Hydraulic oil filter restriction; Hydraulic oil low; Parking brake; DEF low level (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV models); Transmission filter bypass

      • ELECTRICAL AND LIGHTING

        • Batteries (2), maintenance free 1,400 CCA

        • Ignition key; start/stop switch

        • Starter, electric, heavy duty

        • Starting and charging system (24V)

        • Lighting system: Four halogen work lights (cab mounted); Two halogen roading lights (with signals); Two halogen rear vision lights (hood mounted)

        • Alarm, back-up

        • Alternator, 145-amp brushed

        • Main disconnect switch

        • Receptacle start (cables not included)

      • CAT CONNECT TECHNOLOGIES

        • Link technologies: Product Link

        • Detect technologies: rear vision camera

      • LINKAGE

        • Linkage, Z-bar, cast crosstube/tilt lever

        • Kickout, lift and tilt, automatic

      • HYDRAULICS

        • Hydraulic system, load sensing

        • Steering, load sensing

        • Ride control, 2V

        • Remote diagnostic pressure taps

        • Hoses, Cat XT™

        • Oil sampling valves

      • FLUIDS

      • OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT

        • Hood, non-metallic power tilting

        • Service centers (electrical and hydraulic)

        • Platform, window washing

        • Auto idle shutdown

        • Fenders, front with mud-flap/rear with extension

        • Ecology drains for engine, transmission, and hydraulics

        • Ether aid ready

        • Grill, airborne debris

        • Filters: fuel, engine air, engine oil, hydraulic oil, transmission

        • Fuel cooler

        • Grease zerks

        • Hitch, drawbar with pin

        • Precleaner rain cap

        • Sight gauges: engine coolant, hydraulic oil, and transmission oil level

        • Toolbox

        • Vandlism protection caplocks

      • NOTE

      • POWER TRAIN

        • Axles - Automatic front/rear differential locks; Axle oil cooler; Extreme temperature seals; Seal guards

        • Fan, VPF (variable pitch fan), automatic and manual control

        • Radiator, high debris with wider fin spacing

      • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT

        • Door, remote opening system

        • Cover, HVAC metallic

        • EH controls, SAL 3rd function - Additional roller switch for 4th function

        • EH controls, joyhstick lift and tilt - Additional integrated roller switches for 3rd and 4th functions

        • Filter, carbon fresh air

        • Mirrors, heated rearview external with integrated spot mirrors

        • Precleaner, HVAC

        • Precleaner, HVAC (RESPA)

        • Radio, AM/FM/CD/USB/MP3 Bluetooth with Satellite Sirius XM

        • Radio, CB ready

        • Seat, heated air suspension

        • Seat belt, 76 mm (3 in) retractable, with indicator

        • Steering, EH wheel with directional FNR shifter and gear selector - Additional FNR with implement controls

        • Roof, metallic

        • Steering, secondary

        • Sun visor, rear

        • Windows, rubber mounted

        • Windows, with front guard

        • Windows, with heavy duty front guard

        • Windows, with full guards front, rear and sides

      • ELECTRICAL AND LIGHTING

        • Four additional auxiliary halogen cab mounted work lights or

        • Two additional auxiliary front HI LED and two additional auxiliary rear LED cab mounted work lights with 2 LED work lights in the radiator grill and LED front turn signals also includes replacement of the standard four halogen cab mounted work lights with four LED work lights (the standard offering and only roading light available is the halogen roading light)

        • Warning amber strobe beacon

        • Reversing strobes

        • External seat belt indicator light

        • Speed limiter - 20 km/h (Europe only)

      • CAT CONNECT TECHNOLOGIES

        • Link technologies: VIMS™

        • Payload technologies: Advanced Productivity subscription; Cat Production Measurement 2.0; Printer; Aggregate Autodig

        • Detect technologies: Cat Rear Object Detection

        • Machine Security System

      • HYDRAULICS

        • 3rd function with Ride Control: Standard linkage; High lift linkage; Forestry linkage

        • 4th function with Ride Control: Standard linkage; High lift linkage; Forestry linkage

      • FLUIDS

      • STARTERS, BATTERIES, AND ALTERNATORS

        • Cold start - 120V

        • Cold start - 240V

      • LINKAGE

        • High lift

        • Extended capacity

        • Quick coupler ready

      • WORK TOOLS

        • Performance Series buckets

        • Fusion quick coupler

        • Forks, pallet

        • Forks, logging

      • OTHER OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

        • Cat Autolube System

        • Fenders, roading

        • Guard, power train

        • Oil change, high speed engine

        • Precleaner, turbine

        • Precleaner, trash

        • Wheel chocks

      • PURPOSE BULT SPECIALTY MODELS

        • Aggregate Handler

        • Industrial and Waste Handler

        • Steel Mill

        • Corrosion Resistance

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