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972M Wheel Loader | Front Loader

972M Wheel Loader | Front Loader

At a Glance

Emissions
Tier 4/Stage IV
Operating Weight
54871 lb
Bucket Capacities
3.20-9.94 m³ (4.19-13.0 yd³)
Bucket Range
3.20-9.94 m³ (4.19-13.0 yd³)
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Overview

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

Engine - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV

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Emissions Tier 4/Stage IV

Weights

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Operating Weight 54871lb
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,

Buckets

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Bucket Capacities 3.20-9.94 m³ (4.19-13.0 yd³)

Bucket Capacities

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Bucket Range 3.20-9.94 m³ (4.19-13.0 yd³)

Engine

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Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249 299HP
Net Power - ISO 9249 299HP
Engine Model Cat C9.3 ACERT
Displacement 568in³
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349 299HP
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349 - Metric 303HP
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396 331HP
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396 - Metric 336HP
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1995 337HP
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1995 - Metric 341HP
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249 - Metric 303HP
Maximum Net Torque - 1,100 rpm 1220ft·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.
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - ISO 14396 1261ft·lbf
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - SAE J1995 1275ft·lbf

Operating Specifications

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Breakout Force 44075lbf
Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - No Tire Deflection 38396lb
Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - With Tire Deflection 35626lb
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

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Forward - 1 4.2mile/h
Forward - 2 8.1mile/h
Forward - 3 14.4mile/h
Forward - 4 24.5mile/h
Reverse - 1 4.7mile/h
Reverse - 2 9.3mile/h
Reverse - 3 16.5mile/h
Reverse - 4 24.5mile/h
Note Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 826 mm (32.5 in) roll radius.

Hydraulic System

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Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total 10.7s
Implement Pump Type Variable Displacement Piston
Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure 4496psi
Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 2,200 rpm 95gal/min

Service Refill Capacities

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Cooling System 18.9gal (US)
Crankcase 6.5gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Front 15.1gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Rear 15.1gal (US)
Fuel Tank 79.8gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank 33gal (US)
Transmission 14.3gal (US)
DEF Tank 4.4gal (US)

Sound

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Note (1) *Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio.
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 Power Level (ISO 6395:2008) 109dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013) 76 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***
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)** 69dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008) 70dB(A)

Dimensions - High Lift

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Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 8.17ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 5.83ft
Ground Clearance 1.42ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 11.58ft
Height - Top of Hood 9.17ft
Height - Top of ROPS 11.75ft
Hinge Pin Height at Carry 2.58ft
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift 15.75ft
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 13.5ft
Maximum Width over Tires 9.92ft
Note All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
Overall Length - Without Bucket 26.67ft
Rack Back - Carry Height 49 degrees
Rack Back - Maximum Lift 71 degrees
Rack Back at Ground 39 degrees
Tread Width 7.33ft
Wheel Base 11.67ft

Dimensions - Standard Lift

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Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 8.17ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 5.83ft
Ground Clearance 1.42ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 11.58ft
Height - Top of Hood 9.17ft
Height - Top of ROPS 11.75ft
Hinge Pin Height at Carry 2.25ft
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift 14.67ft
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 12.58ft
Maximum Width over Tires 9.92ft
Note All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
Overall Length - Without Bucket 25.58ft
Rack Back - Carry Height 50 degrees
Rack Back - Maximum Lift 56 degrees
Rack Back at Ground 41 degrees
Tread Width 7.33ft
Wheel Base 11.67ft