972M Wheel Loader | Front Loader | Tier 3

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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.

Engine - Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent

Emissions
Tier 3/Stage IIIA

Weights

Operating Weight
54871 lb
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 (4.19-13.0 yd³)

Engine

Net Power - ISO 9249
298 HP
Displacement
568 in³
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349
298 HP
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349 - Metric
302 HP
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396
325 HP
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396 - Metric
329 HP
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1995
330 HP
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1995 - Metric
334 HP
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249
298 HP
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249 - Metric
302 HP
Maximum Net Torque - 1,000 rpm
1204 ft-lb
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - ISO 14396
1261 ft-lb
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - SAE J1995
1275 ft-lb
Engine Model
Cat C9.3

Operating Specifications

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

Transmission

Forward - 1
4.2 mile/h
Forward - 2
8.1 mile/h
Forward - 3
14.4 mile/h
Forward - 4
24.5 mile/h
Reverse - 1
4.7 mile/h
Reverse - 2
9.3 mile/h
Reverse - 3
16.5 mile/h
Reverse - 4
24.5 mile/h
Note
Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 826 mm (32.5 in) roll radius.

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total
10.7 s
Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure
4496 psi
Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 2,200 rpm
95 gal/min
Implement Pump Type
Variable Displacement Piston

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System
18.9 gal (US)
Crankcase
6.5 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Front
15.1 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Rear
15.1 gal (US)
Fuel Tank
79.8 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
33 gal (US)
Transmission
15.5 gal (US)

Sound

With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)
109 dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)
70 dB(A)
Note
*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)
76 dB(A)*

Dimensions - High Lift

Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight
8.17 ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch
5.83 ft
Ground Clearance
1.42 ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe
11.58 ft
Height - Top of Hood
9.25 ft
Height - Top of ROPS
11.75 ft
Hinge Pin Height at Carry
2.58 ft
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift
15.75 ft
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift
13.5 ft
Maximum Width over Tires
9.92 ft
Overall Length - Without Bucket
26.67 ft
Tread Width
7.33 ft
Wheel Base
11.67 ft
Note
All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
Rack Back - Carry Height
49 degrees
Rack Back - Maximum Lift
71 degrees
Rack Back at Ground
39 degrees

Dimensions - Standard Lift

Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight
8.17 ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch
5.83 ft
Ground Clearance
1.42 ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe
11.58 ft
Height - Top of Hood
9.25 ft
Height - Top of ROPS
11.75 ft
Hinge Pin Height at Carry
2.25 ft
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift
14.67 ft
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift
12.58 ft
Maximum Width over Tires
9.92 ft
Overall Length - Without Bucket
25.58 ft
Tread Width
7.33 ft
Wheel Base
11.67 ft
Note
All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
Rack Back - Carry Height
50 degrees
Rack Back - Maximum Lift
56 degrees
Rack Back at Ground
41 degrees

Bucket Capacities

Bucket Range
3.20-9.94 m³ (4.19-13.0 yd³)