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297D Multi Terrain Loader

297D Multi Terrain Loader

At a Glance

Engine Model
Cat C3.8 DIT (Turbo)
Net Power
95 HP
Rated Operating Capacities - 50% Tipping Load
4550 lb
Rated Operating Capacities - 35% Tipping Load
3185 lb
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The Cat® 297D Multi Terrain Loader, with its vertical lift design, delivers extended reach and lift height for quick and easy truck loading. Its standard, suspended undercarriage system provides superior traction, flotation, speed and ride quality with very low ground pressure and minimal ground disturbance across a wide range of underfoot conditions.


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Engine Model Cat C3.8 DIT (Turbo)
Net Power 95HP
Gross Power - SAE J1995 98HP
Net Power - ISO 9249 EEC 71HP
Net Power - SAE 1349 71HP
Displacement 232in³
Bore 3.9in
Stroke 4.7in

Operating Specifications

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Rated Operating Capacities - 50% Tipping Load 4550lb
Rated Operating Capacities - 35% Tipping Load 3185lb
Ground Contact Area 2233in²
Ground Pressure 4.5psi
Tipping Load 9100lb
Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder 7491lb
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight 4800lb

Power Train

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Travel Speed Forward 5.9mile/h
Travel Speed Reverse 5.9mile/h
Travel Speed Reverse - 2-Speed Option 9.4mile/h
Travel Speed Forward - 2-Speed Option 9.4mile/h


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Operating Weight 10120lb

Service Refill Capacities

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Cooling System 4.1gal (US)
Engine Crankcase 3.5gal (US)
Fuel Tank 32.2gal (US)
Hydraulic System 14.5gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank 10.3gal (US)


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Length - Track on Ground 71.1in
Overall Length - Track 90in
Length - With Bucket on Ground 152.2in
Length - Without Bucket 124.2in
Height - Top of Cab 83.6in
Vehicle Width 76.2in
Maximum Overall Height 158.4in
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift 125.6in
Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position 7.5in
Reach at Maximum Lift/Dump 30.6in
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump 94.3in
Ground Clearance 8.6in
Departure Angle 31°
Maximum Dump Angle 52°
Turn Radius from Center - Rear 73.2in
Turn Radius from Center - Coupler 57.9in
Turn Radius from Center - Bucket 91.7in
Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel 50.1in
Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height 83°
Bucket Pin Reach - Maximum Lift 15.6in


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ROPS ISO 3471:2008
FOPS ISO 3449:2005 Level I
FOPS Level II ISO 3449:2005 Level II

Hydraulic System

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Hydraulic Flow (1) Standard
Hydraulic Flow (2) High Flow XPS
Loader Hydraulic Pressure 3335psi
Loader Hydraulic Flow 23gal/min
Hydraulic Power 44HP
Hydraulic Power - Calculated 76HP
Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow 32gal/min
Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure 4061psi