972 XE

Medium Wheel Loaders 972 XE

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Key Specs

Engine Power @ 1,600 rpm - ISO 14396:2002
339 HP
253 kW
Operating Weight
54858 lb
24890 kg
Bucket Range
2.8-14 m³ 3.75-18.25 yd³
2.8-14 m³ 3.75-18.25 yd³

Overview

High Performance With Superior Efficiency

The Cat® 972 XE Wheel Loader delivers increased fuel efficiency, premium performance with simple-to-use standard technologies to boost operator efficiencies, and lower maintenance costs. This machine is designed to meet emission standards without interrupting operation. Improved performance, reliability, durability, and versatility result in a machine that is better built to meet your needs.

Benefits

Up To 25% Lower Maintenance Costs

With extended and more synchronized maintenance intervals, you get more done at a lower cost compared to previous Cat models.

Smart Machine for Efficient Operation

Broadest range of technologies, plus new operator assist features, work together seamlessly to help you boost your productivity.

Up To 35% Better Fuel Efficiency

Cat Continuously Variable Transmission delivers smooth shifts, fast acceleration and speed on grade. Deep system integration of the transmission, engine system, hydraulic system and cooling system results in significantly high performance and fuel efficiency.

Product Specifications for 972 XE

Engine Power @ 1,600 rpm - ISO 14396:2002 339 HP 253 kW
Gross Power @ 1,600 rpm - SAE J1995:2014 343 HP 256 kW
Engine Model Cat C9.3B Cat C9.3B
Net Power @ 1,600 rpm - ISO 9249:2007, SAE J1349:2011 316 HP 236 kW
Note (1) Cat engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, Korea Tier 4 Final, and Japan 2014 emission standards. Cat engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, Korea Tier 4 Final, and Japan 2014 emission standards.
Note (2) The net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with fan, alternator, air cleaner, and aftertreatment. The net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with fan, alternator, air cleaner, and aftertreatment.
Net Torque @ 1,200 rpm - ISO 9249:2007, SAE J1349:2011 1287 ft-lb 1745 N·m
Displacement 9.3 L 9.3 L
Engine Torque @ 1,200 rpm – ISO 14396:2002 1375 lb/ft 1864 N·m
Note (3) Cat engines are compatible with the following renewable, alternative, and bio-fuels* with lower greenhouse gas emission impact: ? Up to B20 biodiesel (FAME) ** ? Up to 100% HVO and GTL renewable fuels * Refer to guidelines for successful application. Please consult your Cat dealer or ?Caterpillar Machine Fluids Recommendations? (SEBU6250) for details. ** For use of higher blends, consult your Cat dealer. Cat engines are compatible with the following renewable, alternative, and bio-fuels* with lower greenhouse gas emission impact: ? Up to B20 biodiesel (FAME) ** ? Up to 100% HVO and GTL renewable fuels * Refer to guidelines for successful application. Please consult your Cat dealer or ?Caterpillar Machine Fluids Recommendations? (SEBU6250) for details. ** For use of higher blends, consult your Cat dealer.
Gross Torque @ 1,200 rpm – SAE J1995:2014 1388 lb/ft 1882 N·m
Operating Weight 54858 lb 24890 kg
Note Weight based on a machine configuration with Bridgestone 26.5R25 VJTL3 radial tires, full fluids, operator, standard counterweight, ride control,cold start, roading fenders, Product Link, front manual differential/openrear axles, power train guard, secondary steering, sound suppression,and a 4.8 m³ (6.25 yd³) general purpose bucket with BOCE. Weight based on a machine configuration with Bridgestone 26.5R25 VJTL3 radial tires, full fluids, operator, standard counterweight, ride control,cold start, roading fenders, Product Link, front manual differential/openrear axles, power train guard, secondary steering, sound suppression,and a 4.8 m³ (6.25 yd³) general purpose bucket with BOCE.
Forward - 1 4.1 mile/h 6.7 km/h
Forward - 2 8.4 mile/h 13.4 km/h
Forward - 3 15 mile/h 24.1 km/h
Forward - 4 24.5 mile/h 39.5 km/h
Note Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 849 mm (33 in) roll radius. Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 849 mm (33 in) roll radius.
Reverse - 1 4.5 mile/h 7.3 km/h
Reverse - 2 9.2 mile/h 14.8 km/h
Reverse - 3 16.5 mile/h 26.6 km/h
Reverse - 4 24.5 mile/h 39.5 km/h
Note (1) ** For machines in European Union countries and in countries that adopt the EU Directives. ** For machines in European Union countries and in countries that adopt the EU Directives.
Note (2) ***European Union Directive 2000/14/EC as amended by 2005/88/EC. ***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* 108 108
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008) 69 dB(A) 69 dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Speed - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008) 109 dB(A) 109 dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Speed - Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013) 76 76
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Speed - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008) 70 dB(A) 70 dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Note Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio. Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio.
Air Conditioning The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.6 kg (3.5 lb) of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent 2.288 metric tonnes (2.522 tons). The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.6 kg (3.5 lb) of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent 2.288 metric tonnes (2.522 tons).
Breakout Force 44072 lb 196 kN
Note (1) For a machine configuration as defined under Weight. For a machine configuration as defined under Weight.
Note (2) Full compliance to ISO 14397-1:2007 Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification between calculations and testing. Full compliance to ISO 14397-1:2007 Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification between calculations and testing.
Static Tipping Load - Full 40° Turn - No Tire Deflection 17505 kg 35582 lb
Static Tipping Load - Full 40° Turn - With Tire Deflection 35919 lb 16297 kg
Cooling System 17.4 gal (US) 66 l
Crankcase 6.1 gal (US) 23 l
DEF Tank 6.9 gal (US) 26 l
Differential - Final Drives - Front 15.1 gal (US) 57 l
Differential - Final Drives - Rear 15.1 gal (US) 57 l
Fuel Tank 80.1 gal (US) 303 l
Hydraulic Tank 30.1 gal (US) 114 l
Transmission 15.5 gal (US) 58.5 l
Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure 4496 psi 31000 kPa
Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 2,250 rpm 99 gal/min 373 l/min
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total 10.7 seconds 10.7 seconds
Note All dimensions are approximate and based on machine equipped with 5.4 m3 (7.1 yd3) general purpose bucket with BOCE and Bridgestone 29.5R25 VSNT L4 radial tires. All dimensions are approximate and based on machine equipped with 5.4 m3 (7.1 yd3) general purpose bucket with BOCE and Bridgestone 29.5R25 VSNT L4 radial tires.
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 8.1 ft 2458 mm
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 5.1 ft 1775 mm
Ground Clearance 1.4 ft 424 mm
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 11.8 ft 3531 mm
Height - Top of Hood 9.5 ft 2850 mm
Height - Top of ROPS 11.1 ft 3593 mm
Hinge Pin Height at Carry 2.6 ft 782 mm
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift 15.9 ft 4804 mm
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 13.8 ft 4183 mm
Overall Length - Without Bucket 26.6 ft 8069 mm
Tread Width 7.3 ft 2230 mm
Wheel Base 11.8 ft 3550 mm
Width over Tires (Loaded) 9.11 ft 3012 mm
Rack Back at Ground 37 degrees 37 degrees
Rack Back - Maximum Lift 71 degrees 71 degrees
Rack Back - Carry Height 49 degrees 49 degrees
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 5.1 ft 1775 mm
Ground Clearance 420 mm 1.4 ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 3527 mm 11.7 ft
Height - Top of Hood 2846 mm 9.4 ft
Height - Top of ROPS 3589 mm 11 ft
Hinge Pin Height at Carry 2.2 ft 682 mm
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift 4464 mm 14.7 ft
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 3843 mm 12.7 ft
Overall Length - Without Bucket 7731 mm 25.5 ft
Tread Width 7.3 ft 2230 mm
Wheel Base 3550 mm 11.8 ft
Width over Tires (Loaded) 9.11 ft 3012 mm
Rack Back - Carry Height 49 degrees 49 degrees
Rack Back at Ground 39 degrees 39 degrees
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 8 ft 2458 mm
Rack Back - Maximum Lift 56 degrees 56 degrees
Bucket Range 2.8-14 m³ 3.75-18.25 yd³ 2.8-14 m³ 3.75-18.25 yd³

972 XE Standard Equipment

Operator Environment

  • Cab, pressurized, sound suppression
  • Door, remote opening system
  • EH implement controls, parking brake
  • Steering, joystick
  • Seat, suede/cloth, air suspension, heated
  • Touchscreen display
  • Visibility: mirrors, rear-vision camera
  • Mirrors, heated
  • Air conditioner, heater, defroster (auto temp, fan)
  • Sun visor, front, retractable
  • Sun visor, rear, retractable
  • Window cleaning platform, front
  • Window, front, laminated

ON-BOARD TECHNOLOGIES

  • Cat Payload scale
  • Autodig with Auto Set Tires
  • Operator ID & machine security
  • Application Profiles
  • Job Aids
  • Controls Help and eOMM

POWER TRAIN

  • Cat C9.3B engine
  • Electric fuel priming pump
  • Fuel-water separator and secondary fuel filter
  • Engine, air precleaner
  • Axles, front differential lock
  • Axles, ecology drains
  • Transmission, continuous variable
  • Rimpull control
  • Throttle lock mode
  • Hill and speed hold on grades
  • Service brakes, hydraulic, fully enclosed wet disc, wear indicators
  • Park brake, caliper on front axles, spring applied-pressure released

HYDRAULICS

  • Implement system, load sensing with electro-hydraulic variable displacement piston pump
  • Steering system, load sensing with dedicated variable displacement piston pump
  • Ride control, dual accumulators
  • Oil sampling valves, Cat XT™ hoses

ELECTRICAL

  • Starting and charging system, 24V
  • Starter, electric, heavy duty
  • Lights: halogen, 4 work lights, 2 rearvision lights
  • Lights: roading with turn signals

MONITORING SYSTEM

  • Front dash with analog gauges, LCD display, and warning lights
  • Primary touchscreen monitor (Cat Payload, quad screens, machine settings & messages)

LINKAGE

  • Standard lift, Z-bar
  • Kickouts: lift and tilt

972 XE Optional Equipment

Operator Environment

  • Entertainment radio (FM, AM, USB, BT)
  • Entertainment radio (DAB+)
  • CB radio ready
  • Seat, leather/cloth, air suspension, heated/cooled
  • Multiview (360�) vision system
  • Cat Detect rear radar system
  • Dedicated rearview screen
  • Full cab window guard

ON-BOARD TECHNOLOGIES

  • Cat Advanced Payload
  • Cat Payload Printer

POWER TRAIN

  • Turbine, air precleaner
  • Radiator, high debris
  • Cooling fan, reversible
  • Axles, auto differential locks front and rear
  • Axles, AOC ready, extreme temperature seals
  • Axles, oil cooler

HYDRAULICS

  • 3rd and 4th auxiliary functions with ride control
  • Quick coupler control

ELECTRICAL

  • Cold start, 120V or 240V
  • Lights: LED
  • Warning beacon

MONITORING SYSTEM

  • Reversing strobe lights

LINKAGE

  • High lift, Z-bar

ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT

  • Cat Autolube system
  • Fenders, roading
  • Guards: power train, crankcase, cab, cylinders, rear
  • Biodegradable hydraulic oil
  • High-speed oil change system
  • Toolbox
  • Wheel chocks
  • Secondary steering system, electrical

SPECIAL CONFIGURATIONS

  • Aggregate handler
  • Waste and industrial
  • Corrosion resistant

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