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972M Wheel Loader | Front Loader | Tier 3

Overview

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.

972M Wheel Loader | Front Loader | Tier 3 - Specifications

Engine - Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent
Emissions
Tier 3/Stage IIIA
Weights
Operating Weight
54871 lb
24897 kg
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, sound suppression and a 4.8 m³ (6.28 yd³) general purpose bucket with BOCE.
Buckets
Bucket Capacities
3.20-9.94 m³ (4.19-13.0 yd³)
Dimensions - Standard Lift
Rack Back at Ground
41 degrees
Note
All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
Ground Clearance
1.42 ft
434 mm
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift
14.67 ft
4458 mm
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe
11.58 ft
3522 mm
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight
8.17 ft
2500 mm
Wheel Base
11.67 ft
3550 mm
Height - Top of Hood
9.25 ft
2818 mm
Rack Back - Carry Height
50 degrees
Overall Length - Without Bucket
25.58 ft
7774 mm
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift
12.58 ft
3843 mm
Height - Top of ROPS
11.75 ft
3587 mm
Maximum Width over Tires
9.92 ft
3009 mm
Rack Back - Maximum Lift
56 degrees
Hinge Pin Height at Carry
2.25 ft
680 mm
Tread Width
7.33 ft
2230 mm
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch
5.83 ft
1775 mm
Engine
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - SAE J1995
1275 ft-lb
1728 N·m
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - ISO 14396
1261 ft-lb
1710 N·m
Maximum Net Torque - 1,000 rpm
1204 ft-lb
1632 N·m
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249 - Metric
302 HP
222 kW
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396 - Metric
329 HP
242 kW
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349
298 HP
222 kW
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1995 - Metric
334 HP
246 kW
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349 - Metric
302 HP
222 kW
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396
325 HP
242 kW
Displacement
568 in³
9.3 l
Net Power - ISO 9249
298 HP
222 kW
Engine Model
Cat C9.3
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1995
330 HP
246 kW
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249
298 HP
222 kW
Dimensions - High Lift
Rack Back at Ground
39 degrees
Tread Width
7.33 ft
2230 mm
Rack Back - Carry Height
49 degrees
Hinge Pin Height at Carry
2.58 ft
778 mm
Ground Clearance
1.42 ft
434 mm
Note
All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
Wheel Base
11.67 ft
3550 mm
Maximum Width over Tires
9.92 ft
3009 mm
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe
11.58 ft
3522 mm
Height - Top of ROPS
11.75 ft
3587 mm
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift
13.5 ft
4140 mm
Rack Back - Maximum Lift
71 degrees
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch
5.83 ft
1775 mm
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift
15.75 ft
4793 mm
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight
8.17 ft
2500 mm
Overall Length - Without Bucket
26.67 ft
8109 mm
Height - Top of Hood
9.25 ft
2818 mm
Operating Specifications
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.
Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - No Tire Deflection
38396 lb
17421 kg
Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - With Tire Deflection
35626 lb
16164 kg
Breakout Force
44075 lbf
196 kN
Bucket Capacities
Bucket Range
3.20-9.94 m³ (4.19-13.0 yd³)
Transmission
Note
Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 826 mm (32.5 in) roll radius.
Forward - 2
8.1 mile/h
13.1 km/h
Forward - 3
14.4 mile/h
23.2 km/h
Forward - 4
24.5 mile/h
39.5 km/h
Reverse - 1
4.7 mile/h
7.6 km/h
Forward - 1
4.2 mile/h
6.7 km/h
Reverse - 2
9.3 mile/h
15 km/h
Reverse - 3
16.5 mile/h
26.5 km/h
Reverse - 4
24.5 mile/h
39.5 km/h
Hydraulic System
Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure
4496 psi
31000 kPa
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total
10.7 s
10.7 s
Implement Pump Type
Variable Displacement Piston
Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 2,200 rpm
95 gal/min
360 l/min
Sound
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013)
76 dB(A)*
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)
70 dB(A)
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 Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)
109 dB(A)
109 dB(A)
Service Refill Capacities
Fuel Tank
79.8 gal (US)
302 l
Differential - Final Drives - Front
15.1 gal (US)
57 l
Hydraulic Tank
33 gal (US)
125 l
Crankcase
6.5 gal (US)
24.5 l
Cooling System
18.9 gal (US)
71.6 l
Transmission
15.5 gal (US)
58.5 l
Differential - Final Drives - Rear
15.1 gal (US)
57 l