972M

Heavy Equipment

972M

Operating Weight
54871 lb / 24897 kg
Displacement
568 in³ / 9.3 l
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349
298 HP / 222 kW

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 delivers the reliability, durability, and versatility you’ve come to expect from a Cat machine.

Engine - Tier 3/Stage IIIA Equivalent
Emissions Tier 3/Stage IIIA
Engine
Displacement 568 in³ / 9.3 l
Engine Model Cat C9.3 ACERT
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349 298 HP / 222 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
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396 - Metric 329 HP / 242 kW
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1995 330 HP / 246 kW
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1995 - Metric 334 HP / 246 kW
Net Power - ISO 9249 298 HP / 222 kW
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249 298 HP / 222 kW
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249 - Metric 302 HP / 222 kW
Maximum Net Torque - 1,000 rpm 1204 ft-lb / 1632 N·m
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - ISO 14396 1261 ft-lb / 1710 N·m
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - SAE J1995 1275 ft-lb / 1728 N·m
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)
Operating Specifications
Breakout Force 44075 lbf / 196 kN
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
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 / 6.7 km/h
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
Reverse - 2 9.3 mile/h / 15 km/h
Reverse - 3 16.5 mile/h / 26.5 km/h
Note Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 826 mm (32.5 in) roll radius.
Reverse - 4 24.5 mile/h / 39.5 km/h
Hydraulic System
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total 10.7 s
Implement Pump Type Variable Displacement Piston
Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure 4496 psi / 31000 kPa
Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 2,200 rpm 95 gal/min / 360 l/min
Service Refill Capacities
Cooling System 18.9 gal (US) / 71.6 l
Crankcase 6.5 gal (US) / 24.5 l
Differential - Final Drives - Front 15.1 gal (US) / 57 l
Differential - Final Drives - Rear 15.1 gal (US) / 57 l
Fuel Tank 79.8 gal (US) / 302 l
Hydraulic Tank 33 gal (US) / 125 l
Transmission 15.5 gal (US) / 58.5 l
Sound
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)
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)
Bucket Capacities
Bucket Range 3.20-9.94 m³ (4.19-13.0 yd³)
Dimensions - High Lift
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 8.17 ft / 2500 mm
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 5.83 ft / 1775 mm
Ground Clearance 1.42 ft / 434 mm
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 11.58 ft / 3522 mm
Height - Top of Hood 9.25 ft / 2818 mm
Height - Top of ROPS 11.75 ft / 3587 mm
Hinge Pin Height at Carry 2.58 ft / 778 mm
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift 15.75 ft / 4793 mm
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 13.5 ft / 4140 mm
Maximum Width over Tires 9.92 ft / 3009 mm
Note All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
Overall Length - Without Bucket 26.67 ft / 8109 mm
Rack Back - Carry Height 49 degrees
Rack Back - Maximum Lift 71 degrees
Rack Back at Ground 39 degrees
Tread Width 7.33 ft / 2230 mm
Wheel Base 11.67 ft / 3550 mm
Dimensions - Standard Lift
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 8.17 ft / 2500 mm
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 5.83 ft / 1775 mm
Ground Clearance 1.42 ft / 434 mm
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 11.58 ft / 3522 mm
Height - Top of Hood 9.25 ft / 2818 mm
Height - Top of ROPS 11.75 ft / 3587 mm
Hinge Pin Height at Carry 2.25 ft / 680 mm
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift 14.67 ft / 4458 mm
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 12.58 ft / 3843 mm
Maximum Width over Tires 9.92 ft / 3009 mm
Note All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
Overall Length - Without Bucket 25.58 ft / 7774 mm
Rack Back - Carry Height 50 degrees
Rack Back - Maximum Lift 56 degrees
Rack Back at Ground 41 degrees
Tread Width 7.33 ft / 2230 mm
Wheel Base 11.67 ft / 3550 mm

Standard Equipment

  • POWER TRAIN
    • Engine, Cat C9.3 ACERT - meets Tier 3/Stage IIIA equivalent or Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emission standards
    • Cat Clean Emissions Module (CEM) with 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
  • 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 receptacles, 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/tacometer; 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; 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 no included)
  • CAT CONNECT TECHNOLOGIES
    • Link technologies: Product Link
    • Detect technologies: rear vision camera
  • LINKAGE
    • Linkage, Z-bar, cast crosstube/tile 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
    • Premixed extended life coolant with freeze protection to -34? C (-29? F)
  • 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
    • Vandalism protection caplocks

Optional Equipment

  • 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, joystick 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 and 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)
  • STARTERS, BATTERIES, AND ALTERNATORS
    • Cold start - 120V
    • Cold start - 240V
  • 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
  • LINKAGE
    • High lift
    • Extended capacity
    • Quick coupler ready
  • WORK TOOLS
    • Performance Series buckets
    • Fusion quick coupler
    • Forks, pallet
    • Forks, logging
  • 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
    • Premixed extended life coolant with freeze protection to -50? C (-58? F)
  • OTHER OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
    • Cat Autolube System
    • Fenders, roading
    • Guard, power train
    • Oil change, high speed engine
    • Precleaner, turbine
    • Precleaner, trash
    • Wheel clocks
  • OTHER OPTIONAL CONFIGURATIONS
    • Aggregate Handler
    • Industrial and Waste Handler
    • Steel Mill
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