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Ziegler CAT

Caterpillar

972M Wheel Loader | Front Loader | Tier 4

Emissions

Tier 4/Stage IV

Operating Weight

54871 lb

Bucket Capacities

3.20-9.94 m³ (4.19-13.0 yd³)

Overview

The Cat ® 972M Wheel Loader offers significant fuel savings while lowering long-term costs. This machine meets emission standards and is designed to improve fuel economy without interrupting performance. The reliability, durability, and versatility results in a machine that is better built to meet your needs.

Photos

Videos

  • Cat® M Series Medium Wheel Loader | Introduction
  • Cat® M Series Medium Wheel Loaders | Comfort and Efficiency
  • Cat® M Series Medium Wheel Loaders | Safety
  • Cat® M Series Medium Wheel Loader | Performance

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Exterior

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Interior

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Features

Specifications

  • Engine
    Spec Value
    Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1995 - Metric 341 HP
    Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1995 337 HP
    Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349 - Metric 303 HP
    Net Power - ISO 9249 299 HP
    Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396 331 HP
    Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349 299 HP
    Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396 - Metric 336 HP
    Displacement 568 in³
    Engine Model Cat C9.3
    Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249 - Metric 303 HP
    Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249 299 HP
    Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - ISO 14396 1261 ft·lbf
    Maximum Net Torque - 1,100 rpm 1220 ft·lbf
    Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - SAE J1995 1275 ft·lbf
    Note 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.
  • Weights
    Spec Value
    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, sound suppression and a 4.8 m³ (6.28 yd³) general purpose bucket with BOCE.
  • Buckets
    Spec Value
    Bucket Capacities 3.20-9.94 m³ (4.19-13.0 yd³)
  • Operating Specifications
    Spec Value
    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
    Spec Value
    Forward - 1 4.2 mile/h
    Forward - 3 14.4 mile/h
    Reverse - 1 4.7 mile/h
    Reverse - 2 9.3 mile/h
    Forward - 2 8.1 mile/h
    Reverse - 3 16.5 mile/h
    Forward - 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.
    Reverse - 4 24.5 mile/h
  • Hydraulic System
    Spec Value
    Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 2,200 rpm 95 gal/min
    Implement Pump Type Variable Displacement Piston
    Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total 10.7 s
    Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure 4496 psi
  • Service Refill Capacities
    Spec Value
    Cooling System 18.9 gal (US)
    Differential - Final Drives - Rear 15.1 gal (US)
    Fuel Tank 79.8 gal (US)
    Transmission 14.3 gal (US)
    Hydraulic Tank 33 gal (US)
    Differential - Final Drives - Front 15.1 gal (US)
    Crankcase 6.5 gal (US)
    DEF Tank 4.4 gal (US)
  • Sound
    Spec Value
    Note (1) *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)
    Note (2) **For machines in European Union countries and in countries that adopt the ?EU Directives.?
    With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013) 76 dB(A)*
    With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)** 69 dB(A)
    With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008) 70 dB(A)
    Note (3) ***European Union Directive ?2000/14/EC? as amended by ?2005/88/EC.?
    With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)** 108 LWA***
  • Dimensions - Standard Lift
    Spec Value
    Hinge Pin Height at Carry 2.25 ft
    Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 5.83 ft
    Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 8.17 ft
    Height - Top of ROPS 11.75 ft
    Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 12.58 ft
    Wheel Base 11.67 ft
    Overall Length - Without Bucket 25.58 ft
    Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 11.58 ft
    Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift 14.67 ft
    Tread Width 7.33 ft
    Rack Back - Carry Height 50 degrees
    Note All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
    Height - Top of Hood 9.17 ft
    Maximum Width over Tires 9.92 ft
    Ground Clearance 1.42 ft
    Rack Back at Ground 41 degrees
    Rack Back - Maximum Lift 56 degrees
  • Dimensions - High Lift
    Spec Value
    Maximum Width over Tires 9.92 ft
    Height - Top of Hood 9.17 ft
    Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 8.17 ft
    Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 13.5 ft
    Overall Length - Without Bucket 26.67 ft
    Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift 15.75 ft
    Rack Back - Maximum Lift 71 degrees
    Height - Top of ROPS 11.75 ft
    Hinge Pin Height at Carry 2.58 ft
    Rack Back at Ground 39 degrees
    Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 11.58 ft
    Wheel Base 11.67 ft
    Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 5.83 ft
    Tread Width 7.33 ft
    Ground Clearance 1.42 ft
    Rack Back - Carry Height 49 degrees
    Note All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
  • Bucket Capacities
    Spec Value
    Bucket Range 3.20-9.94 m³ (4.19-13.0 yd³)
  • Engine - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV
    Spec Value
    Emissions Tier 4/Stage IV

Standard Equipment

NOTE

  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.

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

  • 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
  • Vandlism protection caplocks

Optional Equipment

NOTE

  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.

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

  • Premixed extended life coolant with freeze protection to -50° C (-58° F)

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