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972 XE

The Cat® 972 XE Wheel Loader delivers increased fuel efficiency, premium performance with simple-to-use standard technologies to boost operator efficiencies, and lower maintenance costs. This machine is designed to meet emission standards without interrupting operation. Improved performance, reliability, durability, and versatility result in a machine that is better built to meet your needs.

Engine

Engine Power @ 1,600 rpm - ISO 14396:2002

339HP

Gross Power @ 1,600 rpm - SAE J1995:2014

343HP

Engine Model

Cat C9.3B

Net Power @ 1,600 rpm - ISO 9249:2007, SAE J1349:2011

316HP

Note (1)

Cat engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, Korea Tier 4 Final, and Japan 2014 emission standards.

Note (2)

The net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with fan, alternator, air cleaner, and aftertreatment.

Net Torque @ 1,200 rpm - ISO 9249:2007, SAE J1349:2011

1287ft-lb

Displacement

9.3 L

Engine Torque @ 1,200 rpm – ISO 14396:2002

1375lb/ft

Note (3)

Cat engines are compatible with the following renewable, alternative, and bio-fuels* with lower greenhouse gas emission impact: ? Up to B20 biodiesel (FAME) ** ? Up to 100% HVO and GTL renewable fuels * Refer to guidelines for successful application. Plea

Gross Torque @ 1,200 rpm – SAE J1995:2014

1388lb/ft

Weights

Operating Weight

54858lb

Note

Weight based on a machine configuration with Bridgestone 26.5R25 VJTL3 radial tires, full fluids, operator, standard counterweight, ride control,cold start, roading fenders, Product Link, front manual differential/openrear axles, power train guard, second

Bucket Capacities

Bucket Range

2.8-14.0 m³ 3.75-18.25 yd³

Transmission

Forward - 1

4.1mile/h

Forward - 2

8.4mile/h

Forward - 3

15mile/h

Forward - 4

24.5mile/h

Note

Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 849 mm (33 in) roll radius.

Reverse - 1

4.5mile/h

Reverse - 2

9.2mile/h

Reverse - 3

16.5mile/h

Reverse - 4

24.5mile/h

Sound

Note (1)

** For machines in European Union countries and in countries that adopt the EU Directives.

Note (2)

***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*

108

With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)

69dB(A)

With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Speed - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)

109dB(A)

With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Speed - Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013)

76

With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Speed - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)

70dB(A)

With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Note

Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio.

Air Conditioning System

Air Conditioning

The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.6 kg (3.5 lb) of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent 2.288 metric tonnes (2.522 tons).

Operating Specifications

Breakout Force

44072lb

Note (1)

For a machine configuration as defined under Weight.

Note (2)

Full compliance to ISO 14397-1:2007 Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification between calculations and testing.

Static Tipping Load - Full 40° Turn - No Tire Deflection

17505kg

Static Tipping Load - Full 40° Turn - With Tire Deflection

35919lb

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System

17.4gal (US)

Crankcase

6.1gal (US)

DEF Tank

6.9gal (US)

Differential - Final Drives - Front

15.1gal (US)

Differential - Final Drives - Rear

15.1gal (US)

Fuel Tank

80.1gal (US)

Hydraulic Tank

30.1gal (US)

Transmission

15.5gal (US)

Hydraulic System

Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure

4496psi

Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 2,250 rpm

99gal/min

Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total

10.7 seconds

Dimensions

Note

All dimensions are approximate and based on machine equipped with 5.4 m3 (7.1 yd3) general purpose bucket with BOCE and Bridgestone 29.5R25 VSNT L4 radial tires.

Dimensions - High Lift

Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight

8.1ft

Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch

5.1ft

Ground Clearance

1.4ft

Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe

11.8ft

Height - Top of Hood

9.5ft

Height - Top of ROPS

11.1ft

Hinge Pin Height at Carry

2.6ft

Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift

15.9ft

Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift

13.8ft

Overall Length - Without Bucket

26.6ft

Tread Width

7.3ft

Wheel Base

11.8ft

Width over Tires (Loaded)

9.11ft

Rack Back at Ground

37 degrees

Rack Back - Maximum Lift

71 degrees

Rack Back - Carry Height

49 degrees

Dimensions - Standard Lift

Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch

5.1ft

Ground Clearance

420mm

Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe

3527mm

Height - Top of Hood

2846mm

Height - Top of ROPS

3589mm

Hinge Pin Height at Carry

2.2ft

Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift

4464mm

Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift

3843mm

Overall Length - Without Bucket

7731mm

Tread Width

7.3ft

Wheel Base

3550mm

Width over Tires (Loaded)

9.11ft

Rack Back - Carry Height

49 degrees

Rack Back at Ground

39 degrees

Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight

8ft

Rack Back - Maximum Lift

56 degrees

Standard Equipment:

  • Operator Environment
    • Cab, pressurized, sound suppression
    • Door, remote opening system
    • EH implement controls, parking brake
    • Steering, joystick
    • Seat, suede/cloth, air suspension, heated
    • Touchscreen display
    • Visibility: mirrors, rear-vision camera
    • Mirrors, heated
    • Air conditioner, heater, defroster (auto temp, fan)
    • Sun visor, front, retractable
    • Sun visor, rear, retractable
    • Window cleaning platform, front
    • Window, front, laminated
  • On-board Technologies
    • Cat Payload scale
    • Autodig with Auto Set Tires
    • Operator ID & machine security
    • Application Profiles
    • Job Aids
    • Controls Help and eOMM
  • Power Train
    • Cat C9.3B engine
    • Electric fuel priming pump
    • Fuel-water separator and secondary fuel filter
    • Engine, air precleaner
    • Axles, front differential lock
    • Axles, ecology drains
    • Transmission, continuous variable
    • Rimpull control
    • Throttle lock mode
    • Hill and speed hold on grades
    • Service brakes, hydraulic, fully enclosed wet disc, wear indicators
    • Park brake, caliper on front axles, spring applied-pressure released
  • Hydraulics
    • Implement system, load sensing with electro-hydraulic variable displacement piston pump
    • Steering system, load sensing with dedicated variable displacement piston pump
    • Ride control, dual accumulators
    • Oil sampling valves, Cat XT hoses
  • Electrical
    • Starting and charging system, 24V
    • Starter, electric, heavy duty
    • Lights: halogen, 4 work lights, 2 rearvision lights
    • Lights: roading with turn signals
  • Monitoring System
    • Front dash with analog gauges, LCD display, and warning lights
    • Primary touchscreen monitor (Cat Payload, quad screens, machine settings & messages)
  • Linkage
    • Standard lift, Z-bar
    • Kickouts: lift and tilt

Optional Equipment:

  • Operator Environment
    • Entertainment radio (FM, AM, USB, BT)
    • Entertainment radio (DAB+)
    • CB radio ready
    • Seat, leather/cloth, air suspension, heated/cooled
    • Multiview (360�) vision system
    • Cat Detect rear radar system
    • Dedicated rearview screen
    • Full cab window guard
  • On-board Technologies
    • Cat Advanced Payload
    • Cat Payload Printer
  • Power Train
    • Turbine, air precleaner
    • Radiator, high debris
    • Cooling fan, reversible
    • Axles, auto differential locks front and rear
    • Axles, AOC ready, extreme temperature seals
    • Axles, oil cooler
  • Hydraulics
    • 3rd and 4th auxiliary functions with ride control
    • Quick coupler control
  • Electrical
    • Cold start, 120V or 240V
    • Lights: LED
    • Warning beacon
  • Monitoring System
    • Reversing strobe lights
  • Linkage
    • High lift, Z-bar
  • Additional Equipment
    • Cat Autolube system
    • Fenders, roading
    • Guards: power train, crankcase, cab, cylinders, rear
    • Biodegradable hydraulic oil
    • High-speed oil change system
    • Toolbox
    • Wheel chocks
    • Secondary steering system, electrical
  • Special Configurations
    • Aggregate handler
    • Waste and industrial
    • Corrosion resistant

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