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972KStandard Equipment

POWER TRAIN
  • Brakes, full hydraulic enclosed wet-disc with Integrated Braking System (IBS)
  • Brake wear indicators
  • Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)
  • Engine, Cat 9.3 meets Tier 4 Interim/Stage IIIB emission standards
  • Fan, radiator, electronically controlled, hydraulically driven, temperature sensing, on demand
  • Fuel Management System (FMS)
  • Fuel priming pump (electric)
  • Fuel/water separator
  • Guard, power train
  • Guard, vandalism
  • Precleaner, engine air intake
  • Radiator, unit core (6 fpi) with ATAAC
  • Switch, transmission neutralizer lockout
  • Torque converter, free wheel stator
  • Transmission, automatic planetary power shift (4F/4R)
  • Variable Shift Control (VSC)

ELECTRICAL
  • Alarm, back-up
  • Alternator, 150-amp brushless
  • Batteries, (2) maintenance free 1,400 CCA
  • Ignition key; start/stop switch
  • Lighting system:
  • Main disconnect switch
  • Receptacle start (cables not included)
  • Starter, electric, heavy duty
  • Starting and charging system (24-volt)

OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
  • Air conditioner, heater, and defroster (auto temp and fan)
  • Beverage holders (2) with storage compartment for cell phone/MP3 player
  • Bucket/Work Tool function lockout
  • Cab, pressurized and sound suppressed, (ROPS/FOPS) radio ready (entertainment) includes antenna, speakers and converter (12-volt 10-amp)
  • Camera, rearview
  • Coat hook (2)
  • EH controls, lift and tilt function
  • EH parking brake
  • Computerized monitoring system
  • Instrumentation, gauges:
  • Instrumentation, warning indicators:
  • Horn, electric
  • Light, two dome (cab)
  • Mirrors, rearview external (includes spot mirrors)
  • Post mounted membrane switch keypads
  • Receptacle, 12-volt
  • Seat, Cat Comfort (cloth) air suspension
  • Seat belt, retractable, 51 mm (2") wide
  • Steering, EH joystick, speed sensing with force feedback
  • Sun visor, front
  • Wet-arm wipers/washers front and rear
  • Window, sliding (left and right sides)
  • Viscous mounts

TIRES
  • A tire must be selected from the mandatory attachments section. Base machine price includes an allowance.

FLUIDS
  • Premixed 50% concentration of Extended Life Coolant with freeze protection to -34° C (-29° F)

OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT
  • Auto idle shutdown
  • Couplings, Cat O-ring face seal
  • Ecology drains for engine, transmission, axles, and hydraulics
  • Ether aid
  • Fenders, steel front with mud-flap/rear with extension
  • Filters:
  • Fuel cooler
  • Grease zerks
  • Grill, airborne debris
  • Hitch, drawbar with pin
  • Hood, non-metallic power tilting with rear clamshell
  • Hoses, Cat XT
  • Hydraulic oil cooler (swing out)
  • Hydraulic system, load sensing
  • Kickout, lift and tilt, automatic (adjustable in cab)
  • Linkage, Z-bar, cast crosstube/tilt lever
  • Oil sampling valves
  • Platform, window washing
  • Product Link
  • Remote diagnostic pressure taps
  • Ride control, 2V
  • Service center (electrical and hydraulic)
  • Sight gauges: engine coolant, hydraulic oil, and transmission oil level
  • Steering, load sensing
  • Steering, secondary
  • Toolbox
  • Vandalism protection caplocks

972KOptional Equipment

Power Train
  • Differentials
  • Extreme temperature seals
  • Seal guards
  • Axle oil cooler

Overview

The Cat® 972K was designed to improve operator comfort, performance, and productivity, all while meeting Tier 4 Interim/Stage IIIB emission standards. The Performance Series Buckets enhance visibility and decrease cycle times. The unmatched, revolutionary world-class cab creates a comfortable, efficient, safe, and productive operator environment. The innovative Cat C9.3 ACERT engine is optimized for maximum fuel efficiency and increased power density while meeting Tier 4 Interim/Stage IIIB emission standards. The reliability, durability, and versatility of the 972K result in a machine that is better built to meet your needs. All day. Every day.

Engine

Units:
Net Power - ISO 9249 288.0 mm H2O 215.0 kg/mm Less
Engine Model Cat® C9.3 ACERT™ Cat® C9.3 ACERT™ Less
Bore 4.5 in 115.0 mm Less
Stroke 5.9 in 149.0 mm Less
Displacement 568.0 in³ 9.3 l Less
Maximum Gross Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1995 318.0 mm H2O 237.0 kg/mm Less
Maximum Gross Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1995 - Metric 322.0 mm H2O 237.0 kg/mm Less
Maximum Net Power - 1,800 rpm - EEC 80/1269 288.0 mm H2O 215.0 kg/mm Less
Maximum Net Power - 1,800 rpm - EEC 80/1269 - Metric 292.0 mm H2O 215.0 kg/mm Less
Maximum Net Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 9249 288.0 mm H2O 215.0 kg/mm Less
Maximum Net Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 9249 - Metric 292.0 mm H2O 215.0 kg/mm Less
Maximum Net Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1349 288.0 mm H2O 215.0 kg/mm Less
Maximum Net Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1349 - Metric 292.0 mm H2O 215.0 kg/mm Less
Peak Gross Torque - 1,400 rpm - SAE J1995 1051.0 ft-lb 1426.0 N·m Less
Peak Net Torque - 1,400 rpm - SAE J1349 985.0 ft-lb 1335.0 N·m Less

Weights

Operating Weight 57770.0 lb 26212.0 null Less

Buckets

Bucket Capacities 2.90 m3-9.90 m3 (3.75 yd3-13.00 yd3) 2.90 m3-9.90 m3 (3.75 yd3-13.00 yd3) Less

Operating Specifications

Breakout Force 44075.0 lb 196.0 kN Less
Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - ISO 14397-1* 35963.0 lb 16317.0 null Less
Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - Rigid Tires** 38884.0 lb 17642.0 null Less

Transmission

Forward - 1 4.4 mile/h 7.0 km/h Less
Forward - 2 7.8 mile/h 12.5 km/h Less
Forward - 3 13.3 mile/h 21.4 km/h Less
Forward - 4 22.9 mile/h 36.9 km/h Less
Reverse - 1 5.0 mile/h 8.0 km/h Less
Reverse - 2 8.9 mile/h 14.3 km/h Less
Reverse - 3 15.2 mile/h 24.5 km/h Less
Reverse - 4 26.2 mile/h 42.2 km/h Less

Hydraulic System

Steering System - Pump Type Piston Piston Less
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Lower, Empty, Float Down 2.4 s 2.4 s Less
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total 10.3 s 10.3 s Less
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Dump, at Maximum Raise 2.0 s 2.0 s Less
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Raise from Carry Position 5.9 s 5.9 s Less
Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure 4496.0 psi 31000.0 kPa Less
Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 2,275 rpm 90.0 gal/min 340.0 l/min Less
Implement System - Optional 3rd Function Maximum Flow 79.3 gal/min 300.0 l/min Less
Implement System - Optional 3rd Function Maximum Pressure 3000.0 psi 20700.0 kPa Less

Brakes

Brakes Meet OSHA, SAE J1473 OCT90 and ISO 3450-1985 required standards Meet OSHA, SAE J1473 OCT90 and ISO 3450-1985 required standards Less

Axles

Front Fixed Fixed Less
Rear Oscillating ±13 degrees Oscillating ±13 degrees Less
Maximum Single-Wheel Rise and Fall 19.5 in 495.0 mm Less

Tires

Tires Choices Choices Less

Cab

ROPS/FOPS Meets SAE and ISO standards Meets SAE and ISO standards Less

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank - Standard 101.0 gal (US) 381.0 l Less
Cooling System 17.4 gal (US) 66.0 l Less
Crankcase 6.5 gal (US) 24.5 l Less
Transmission 13.2 gal (US) 50.0 l Less
Differential - Final Drives - Front 16.9 gal (US) 64.0 l Less
Differential - Final Drives - Rear 16.9 gal (US) 64.0 l Less
Hydraulic Tank 52.3 gal (US) 198.0 l Less

Sound

Standards Standards Standards Less

Reliability

Reliability

Reliability

Reliability

Reliability

Durability

Durability

Durability

Durability

Productivity

Productivity

Productivity

Productivity

Productivity

Versatility

Versatility

Versatility

Versatility

Versatility

Versatility

Versatility

Versatility

Versatility

Versatility

Operator Environment

Operator Environment

Operator Environment

Operator Environment

Operator Environment

Operator Environment

Operator Environment

Operator Environment

Operator Environment

Operator Environment

Serviceability

Serviceability

Serviceability

Serviceability

Sustainability

Customer Support

Customer Support

Customer Support

Customer Support

Owning Costs

Owning Costs

Owning Costs

Owning Costs

Operating Costs