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Ziegler CAT

972M Wheel Loader | Front Loader | Tier 4

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.

Brand: Caterpillar

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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Specifications

  • Engine
    SpecValue
    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
    SpecValue
    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
    SpecValue
    Bucket Capacities 3.20-9.94 m³ (4.19-13.0 yd³)
  • Operating Specifications
    SpecValue
    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
    SpecValue
    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
    SpecValue
    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
    SpecValue
    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
    SpecValue
    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
    SpecValue
    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
    SpecValue
    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
    SpecValue
    Bucket Range 3.20-9.94 m³ (4.19-13.0 yd³)
  • Engine - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV
    SpecValue
    Emissions Tier 4/Stage IV