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Overview

The Cat® 297D2 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.

Engine

Units:
Engine Model Cat C3.8 DIT (turbo) Cat C3.8 DIT (turbo) Less
Net Power 95.0 hp 71.0 kW Less
Gross Power SAE J1995 98.0 hp 73.0 kW Less
Net Power SAE 1349 95.0 hp 71.0 kW Less
Displacement 232.0 in3 3.8 L Less
Bore 3.9 in 100.0 mm Less
Stroke 4.7 in 120.0 mm Less
Net Power ISO 9249 95.0 hp 71.0 kW Less
Peak Torque at 1,500 rpm SAE J1995 246.0 lbf-ft 334.0 N·m Less

Weights

Operating Weight 10692.0 lb 4850.0 kg Less
Note Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, enclosed cab with glass door, side windows, heater, mechanical suspension seat, advanced display, 880 CCA battery, 1981 mm (78 in) dirt bucket, standard flow hydraulics, no optional counterweights and manual quick coupler (unless otherwise noted). Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, enclosed cab with glass door, side windows, heater, mechanical suspension seat, advanced display, 880 CCA battery, 1981 mm (78 in) dirt bucket, standard flow hydraulics, no optional counterweights and manual quick coupler (unless otherwise noted). Less

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacities: 50% Tipping Load 4700.0 lb 2132.0 kg Less
Ground Contact Area 2561.0 in2 1.65 m2 Less
Ground Pressure 4.2 psi 28.8 kPa Less
Tipping Load 9400.0 lb 4264.0 kg Less
Breakout Force, Tilt Cylinder 7468.0 lb 3387.0 kg Less
Breakout Force, Lift Cylinder 6072.0 lb 2754.0 kg Less
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight 4960.0 lb 2250.0 kg Less
Rated Operating Capacity: 35% Tipping Load 3290.0 lb 1492.0 kg Less
Rated Operating Capacity: 50% Tipping Load 4700.0 lb 2132.0 kg Less
Note Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, enclosed cab with glass door, side windows, heater, mechanical suspension seat, advanced display, 880 CCA battery, 1981 mm (78 in) dirt bucket, standard flow hydraulics, no optional counterweights and manual quick coupler (unless otherwise noted). Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, enclosed cab with glass door, side windows, heater, mechanical suspension seat, advanced display, 880 CCA battery, 1981 mm (78 in) dirt bucket, standard flow hydraulics, no optional counterweights and manual quick coupler (unless otherwise noted). Less

Dimensions

Length of Track on Ground 71.1 in 1807.0 mm Less
Overall Length of Track 90.0 in 2286.0 mm Less
Height to Top of Cab 83.2 in 2114.0 mm Less
Vehicle Width 78.1 in 1984.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance 8.8 in 223.0 mm Less
Departure Angle 30° 30° Less
Maximum Dump Angle 52° 52° Less
Length without Bucket 126.0 in 3201.0 mm Less
Length with Bucket on Ground 155.2 in 3942.0 mm Less
Maximum Overall Height 160.5 in 4076.0 mm Less
Bucket Pin Height at Maximum Lift 127.6 in 3241.0 mm Less
Bucket Pin Height at Carry Position 7.9 in 200.0 mm Less
Reach at Maximum Lift and Dump 30.5 in 776.0 mm Less
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump 96.3 in 2445.0 mm Less
Turning Radius from Center – Machine Rear 73.4 in 1864.0 mm Less
Turning Radius from Center – Coupler 59.2 in 1504.0 mm Less
Turning Radius from Center – Bucket (racked) 91.8 in 2333.0 mm Less
Maximum Reach with Arms Parallel to Ground 49.6 in 1260.0 mm Less
Rack Back Angle at Maximum Height 83° 83° Less
Bucket Pin Reach at Maximum Lift 15.2 in 387.0 mm Less
Roll Back Angle 27° 27° Less
Note Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, enclosed cab with glass door, side windows, heater, mechanical suspension seat, advanced display, 880 CCA battery, 1981 mm (78 in) dirt bucket, standard flow hydraulics, no optional counterweights and manual quick coupler (unless otherwise noted). Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, enclosed cab with glass door, side windows, heater, mechanical suspension seat, advanced display, 880 CCA battery, 1981 mm (78 in) dirt bucket, standard flow hydraulics, no optional counterweights and manual quick coupler (unless otherwise noted). Less

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow – Standard: Loader Hydraulic Pressure 3335.0 psi 23000.0 kPa Less
Hydraulic Flow – Standard: Loader Hydraulic Flow 23.0 gal/min 86.0 L/min Less
Hydraulic Flow – Standard: Hydraulic Power (calculated) 44.0 hp 33.0 kW Less
Hydraulic Flow – High Flow XPS: Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure 4061.0 psi 28000.0 kPa Less
Hydraulic Flow – High Flow XPS: Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow 32.0 gal/min 121.0 L/min Less
Hydraulic Flow – High Flow XPS: Hydraulic Power (calculated) 76.0 hp 57.0 kW Less

Cab

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

Power Train

Travel Speed (Forward or Reverse): One Speed 5.9 mph 9.6 km/h Less
Travel Speed (Forward or Reverse): Two Speed 9.4 mph 15.1 km/h Less

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System 4.1 gal 16.0 L Less
Engine Crankcase 3.5 gal 13.0 L Less
Fuel Tank 32.2 gal 122.0 L Less
Hydraulic System 14.5 gal 55.0 L Less
Hydraulic Tank 10.3 gal 39.0 L Less
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Tank 5.0 gal 19.0 L Less

Noise Level

Inside Cab* 83.0 dB(A) 83.0 dB(A) Less
Outside Cab** 104.0 dB(A) 104.0 dB(A) Less
Note Cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe. Cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe. Less
Note *The declared dynamic operator sound pressure levels per ISO 6396:2008. The measurements were conducted with the cab doors and windows closed and at 70% of the maximum engine cooling fan speed. The sound level may vary at different engine cooling fan speeds. *The declared dynamic operator sound pressure levels per ISO 6396:2008. The measurements were conducted with the cab doors and windows closed and at 70% of the maximum engine cooling fan speed. The sound level may vary at different engine cooling fan speeds. Less
Note **The labeled sound power level for the CE marked configurations when measured according to the test procedure and conditions specified in 2000/14/EC. **The labeled sound power level for the CE marked configurations when measured according to the test procedure and conditions specified in 2000/14/EC. Less

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 0.81 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.158 metric tonnes. The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 0.81 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.158 metric tonnes. Less

Comfortable Cab

Industry leading sealed and pressurized cab option provides a cleaner and quieter operating environment with excellent work tool visibility. Available high-back, heated, air ride seat with seat mounted adjustable joystick controls makes Cat Multi Terrain Loaders the industry leader in operator comfort.


Advanced Display

Maximize machine capability and control with the standard Advanced Display providing on-screen adjustments for implement response, Hystat™ response and creep control. Also features multi-language functionality with customizable layouts, security system and rearview camera.


Powerful Performance

High performance power train provides maximum performance and production capability through the Electronic Torque Management system, standard two speed travel and an electronic hand/foot throttle with decel pedal capability. High Flow XPS hydraulic system is available for applications that demand maximum hydraulic work tool performance. Electronically controlled Cat C3.8 engine provides high horsepower and torque while meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV emission standards. Cat “Intelligent Leveling” system (ILEV) provides industry leading technology, integration and optional features such as dual direction self level, work tool return to dig and work tool positioner.


Suspended Undercarriage

Standard dual level suspension undercarriage combined with the optional Speed Sensitive Ride Control system provides better load retention, improved operator comfort and one of the smoothest rides in the industry. The dual suspension undercarriage features oscillating roller wheel assemblies that independently pivot to provide maximum track on the ground.


Outstanding Versatility

Broad range of performance matched Cat Work Tools make the Cat Multi Terrain Loader the most versatile machine on the job site.


Easy Service

Ground level access to all daily service and routine maintenance points helps reduce machine downtime for greater productivity.


297D2 Standard Equipment

ELECTRICAL
  • 12 volt Electrical System
  • 100 ampere Alternator
  • Ignition Key Start/Stop Switch
  • Lights: Gauge Backlighting, Two Rear Tail Lights, Two Rear Halogen Working Lights, Two Adjustable Front Halogen Lights, Dome Light
  • Backup Alarm
  • Heavy Duty Battery, 880 CCA

OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
  • Gauges: Fuel Level, DEF Level, Hour Meter
  • Operator Warning System Indicators: Air Filter Restriction, Alternator Output, Armrest Raised/Operator Out of Seat, Engine Coolant Temperature, Engine Oil Pressure, Glow Plug Activation, Hydraulic Filter Restriction, Hydraulic Oil Temperature, Park Brake Engaged, Engine Emission System
  • Adjustable Vinyl Seat
  • Fold in Ergonomic Contoured Armrest
  • Control Interlock System, when operator leaves seat or armrest raised: Hydraulic System Disables, Hydrostatic Transmission Disables, Parking Brake Engages
  • ROPS Cab, Open, Tilt Up
  • FOPS, Level I
  • Top and Rear Windows
  • Floor Mat
  • Interior Rearview Mirror
  • 12 volt Electric Socket
  • Horn
  • Hand (Dial) Throttle, Electronic
  • Adjustable Joystick Controls
  • Advanced Display: Full Color, 127 mm (5 in) LCD Screen, Advanced Multi-operator Security System, On-screen Adjustments for Implement Response, Hystat Drive Response, and Creep Control
  • Storage Compartment with Netting

POWER TRAIN
  • Cat C3.8, Turbo Diesel Engine, Meeting Tier 4 Final/Stage IV Emission Standards
  • Air Cleaner, Dual Element, Radial Seal
  • S·O·SSM Sampling Valve, Hydraulic Oil
  • Filters, Cartridge-type, Hydraulic
  • Filters, Cartridge-type, Fuel and Water Separator
  • Radiator/Hydraulic Oil Cooler (side-by-side)
  • Spring Applied, Hydraulically Released, Wet Multi Disc Parking Brakes
  • Hydrostatic Transmission, Two Speed Travel
  • Suspension – Independent Torsion Axles (4) and Oscillating Bogie Wheels
  • Rubber Track 457 mm (18 in)

OTHER
  • Engine Enclosure, Lockable
  • Extended Life Antifreeze, –37° C (–34° F)
  • Machine Tie Down Points (6)
  • Support, Lift Arm
  • Hydraulic Oil Level Sight Gauge
  • Radiator Coolant Level Sight Gauge
  • Radiator, Expansion Bottle
  • Cat ToughGuard™ Hose
  • Auxiliary, Hydraulics, Continuous Flow
  • Heavy Duty, Flat Faced Quick Disconnects with Integrated Pressure Release
  • Split D-Ring to Route Work Tool Hoses Along Side of Left Lift Arm
  • Electrical Outlet, Beacon
  • Belly Pan Cleanout
  • Variable Speed Demand Fan
  • Product Link™ PL240, Cellular

MANDATORY EQUIPMENT
  • Hydraulics, Standard or High Flow XPS
  • Quick Coupler, Mechanical or Powered
  • Seat Belt, 50 mm (2 in) or 75 mm (3 in)
  • PERFORMANCE PACKAGE (must select one of the following):
    • Performance Package H1: Standard Flow Hydraulics (No Self Level)
    • Performance Package H2: Standard Flow, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise and Lower), Electronic Snubbing (Raise and Lower)
    • Performance Package H3: High Flow XPS, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise and Lower), Electronic Snubbing (Raise and Lower)
  • COMFORT PACKAGE (must select one of the following):
    • Open ROPS (C0): Static Seat (No Foot Throttle, Headliner, Heater or Door)
    • Open ROPS (C1): Foot Throttle, Headliner, Cup Holder, and choice of Seat (Mechanical Suspension or High Back, Heated, Air Ride Seat) (No Heater or Door)
    • Enclosed ROPS with Heater (C2): Foot Throttle, Headliner, Heater and Defroster, Side Windows, Cup Holder, Radio Ready, choice of Seat (Mechanical Suspension or High Back, Heated, Air Ride Seat) and Door (Glass or Polycarbonate)
    • Enclosed ROPS with A/C (C3): C2 + Air Conditioner

297D2 Optional Equipment

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
  • External Counterweights
  • Beacon, Rotating
  • Engine Block Heater – 120V
  • Oil, Hydraulic, Cold Operation
  • Paint, Custom
  • Heavy Duty Battery, 880 CCA, with Battery Disconnect
  • Heavy Duty Battery, 1,000 CCA, with Battery Disconnect
  • Product Link PL641, Cellular
  • Variable Speed Demand Fan with Reversing Functionality
  • Speed Sensitive Ride Control
  • Advanced Display: Rearview Camera Included
  • Work Tool Return to Dig and Work Tool Positioner
  • Bluetooth Radio with Microphone (AM/FM/Weather Band Receiver with USB and Auxiliary Input Jack)