972M XE Wheel Loader | Front Loader

972M XE Wheel Loader | Front Loader

The new 972M XE Wheel Loader, with the 2017 product update, applies proven technologies systematically and strategically to meet your high expectations for reliability, productivity, fuel efficiency, and long service life. The XE technology improves fuel efficiency by up to 25% over the M Series standard configuration and up to 35% over the K Series standard configuration.** Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage IV emission standards. **Actual results may vary based on factors such as, but not limited to, machine configuration, operator technique, machine application, climate, etc.

Engine
Net Power - ISO 9249
311HP
Emissions
Tier 4/Stage IV
Maximum Net Power - 1,600 rpm - SAE J1349 - Metric
315HP
Displacement
568in³
Maximum Net Power - 1,600 rpm - SAE J1349
311HP
Engine Model
Cat C9.3
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - SAE J1995
1275ft·lbf
Maximum Net Power - 1,600 rpm - ISO 9249
311HP
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - ISO 14396
1260ft·lbf
Maximum Net Power - 1,600 rpm - ISO 9249 - Metric
315HP
Maximum Net Torque - 1,200 rpm
1193ft·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
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
Bucket Capacities
3.20-9.94 m³ (4.19-13.00 yd³)
Operating Specifications
Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - With Tire Deflection
35626lb
Breakout Force
44075lbf
Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - No Tire Deflection
38396lb
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 - Virtual Gears
Reverse - 3
17.1mile/h
Forward - 1
4.1mile/h
Forward - 2
7.7mile/h
Reverse - 2
7.7mile/h
Forward - 3
13.5mile/h
Forward - 4
24.5mile/h
Reverse - 1
4.1mile/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
Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure
4496psi
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total
11s
Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 1,600 rpm
102gal/min
Implement Pump Type
Variable Displacement Piston
Service Refill Capacities
Differential - Final Drives - Front
15.1gal (US)
Cooling System
19gal (US)
Crankcase
6.5gal (US)
DEF Tank
4.4gal (US)
Transmission
16.6gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Rear
15.1gal (US)
Fuel Tank
79.8gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
33gal (US)
Sound
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)
107dB(A)
Note (1)
*Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio.
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)**
67dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)**
105 LWA***
Note (3)
***European Union Directive 2000/14/EC as amended by 2005/88/EC.
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)
67dB(A)
Dimensions - High Lift
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift
15.67ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch
5.75ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe
11.5ft
Maximum Width over Tires
9.83ft
Rack Back - Maximum Lift
71 degrees
Ground Clearance
1.42ft
Height - Top of ROPS
11.75ft
Tread Width
7.25ft
Overall Length - Without Bucket
26.58ft
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift
13.58ft
Height - Top of Hood
9.17ft
Wheel Base
11.58ft
Rack Back - Carry Height
49 degrees
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight
8.17ft
Hinge Pin Height at Carry
2.5ft
Rack Back at Ground
39 degrees
Note
All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
Dimensions - Standard Lift
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight
8.17ft
Rack Back - Maximum Lift
56 degrees
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch
5.75ft
Overall Length - Without Bucket
25.5ft
Wheel Base
11.58ft
Hinge Pin Height at Carry
2.17ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe
11.5ft
Ground Clearance
1.42ft
Rack Back - Carry Height
50 degrees
Height - Top of Hood
9.17ft
Tread Width
7.25ft
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift
12.58ft
Rack Back at Ground
41 degrees
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift
14.58ft
Height - Top of ROPS
11.75ft
Maximum Width over Tires
9.83ft
Note
All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
Bucket Capacities
Bucket Capacities
3.20-9.94 m³ (4.19-13.00 yd³)
Engine - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV
Emissions
Tier 4/Stage IV

Standard Equipment:

Note
  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
 
Power Train
  • Engine, Cat 9.3 meets Stage IV emission standards
  • Cat Clean Emissions Module (CEM) with Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank and pump
  • Fuel priming pump (electric)
  • Fuel/water separator
  • Precleaner, engine air intake
  • Cat continuously variable transmission
  • Axles, manually actuated differential lock front axle, open differential rear axle
  • Axles, ecology drains
  • Brakes, full hydraulic enclosed wet-disc with modulated neutralizer and integrated retarding
  • Brake wear indicators
  • Parking brake, disc and caliper
  • Right pedal lock, maximum rimpull control and machine speed limit in the cab
  • Fan, radiator, on demand
 
Hydraulics
  • Hydraulic system, load sensing
  • Steering, load sensing
  • Ride control, 2V
  • Remote diagnostic pressure taps
  • Hoses, Cat XT
  • Couplings, Cat O-ring face seal
  • Hydraulic oil cooler (swing out)
  • Oil sampling valves
 
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); Two rear LED position/stop/turn
  • Alarm, back up
  • Alternator, 145-amp brushed
  • Main disconnnect switch
  • Emergency engine shutdown switch
  • Receptable start (cables not included)
  • Secondary steering
  • Speed limiter, adjustable
 
Operator Environment
  • Cab, pressurized and sound suppressed (ROPS/FOPS)
  • Viscous mounts
  • Multi-function 18 cm color touchscreen 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, speakrs 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 retractable, with indicator
  • Sun visor, front
  • Wet-arm wipers/washer 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; 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; Engine air filter restriction; Hydraulic oil filter restriction; Hydraulic oil low; Parking brake; DEF low level; Transmission filter bypass
 
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
 
Fluids
  • Premixed extended life coolant with freeze protection to -34° C
 
Other Standard Equipment
  • Hood, non-metallic power tilting
  • Service centers (electrical and hydraulic)
  • Platform, window washing
  • Auto idle shutdown
  • Fenders, steel 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 transmissin 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
 
Hydraulics
  • 3rd function with Ride Control
  • 4th function with Ride Control
 
Electrical And Lighting
  • Four additional halogen cab mounted work lights or;
  • Two additional auxiliary front HI LED and two additional auxiliary rear LED cab mounted work lights, two LED work lights in the radiator grill, LED front turn signals, replacement of the standard four halogen cab mounted work lights with four LED work lights, LED roading lights
  • Speed limiter - 20 km/h
  • External seat belt indicator light
  • Reversing strobes
 
Operator Environment
  • Door, remote opening system
  • Cover, HVAC metallic
  • EH controls, SAL 3rd function - Additional roller switch for 4th function
  • EH controls, joystick 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
  • Seat, heated, air suspension
  • Seat belt, 4 point harness, with indicator
  • Seat, deluxe with leather inserts and headrest, heated and ventilated, air-suspended, adjustable lumbar support
  • Roof, metallic
  • Sun visor, rear
  • Windows, rubber mounted
  • Windows, with front guard
  • Windows, with heavy duty front guard
  • Windows, with full guards front, rear and sides
  • Cat seat cover, removable
 
Cat Connect Technologies
  • Link technologies: VIMS
  • Payload technologies: Cat Production Measurement 2.0 (CPM); Printer, Cat Production Measurement; Aggregate Autodig
  • Advanced Productivity subscription
  • Detect technologies: Cat Rear Object Detection
  • Machine Security System
 
Linkage
  • High lift
  • Extended capacity
  • Quick coupler ready
 
Fluids
  • Premixed extended life coolant with freeze protection to -50° C
  • Bio-degradable oil, Cat HYDO
 
Starters, Batteries, And Alternators
  • Cold start - 240V
 
Work Tools
  • Performance Series buckets
  • Fusion quick coupler
  • Forks, pallet
  • Forks, logging
 
Other Optional Equipment
  • Cat Autolube System
  • Fenders, roading
  • Guard, power train
  • Guard, rear radiator grill
  • Oil change, high speed engine
  • Precleaner, turbine
  • Precleaner, trash
  • Wheel clocks
 
Optional Application Specific Configurations
  • Aggregate Handler
 
Purpose Built Specialty Models
  • Industrial and Waste Handler
  • Steel Mill
  • Corrosion Resistance
 

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