973K Track Loader

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Overview

Save money and transport time with one machine for land clearing, digging, grading, truck loading, slope work and more. With track loaders you get lower ground pressure and better traction so you can start earlier and work longer in soft underfoot conditions. Cat® Track Loaders bring you all of this, plus improved performance and fuel efficiency. 

Engine

Units:
Flywheel Power 275.0 HP 205.0 kW Less
Engine Model Cat C9.3 Cat C9.3 Less
Net Power - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 275.0 HP 205.0 kW Less
Net Power - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN) 278.0 HP 278.0 HP Less
Emissions U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V/Japan 2014 (Tier 4 Final), Korea Tier 4 Final OR China Nonroad Stage III/UN ECE R96 Stage IIIA emission standards, equivalent to Tier 3/Stage IIIA U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V/Japan 2014 (Tier 4 Final), Korea Tier 4 Final OR China Nonroad Stage III/UN ECE R96 Stage IIIA emission standards, equivalent to Tier 3/Stage IIIA Less
Note (1) All nonroad Tier 4 Interim and Final, Stage IIIB, IV and V, Japan 2014 (Tier 4 Final) and Korea Tier 4 Final diesel engines are required to use only Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) with 15 ppm (mg/kg) of sulfur or less, or up to B20 biodiesel blended with ULSD. B20 should meet ASTM D7467 specification (biodiesel blend stock should meet Cat biodiesel spec, ASTM D6751 or EN 14214). Cat DEO-ULS™ or oils that meet the Cat ECF-3, API CJ-4, and ACEA E9 specification are required. Consult your OMM for further machine specific fuel recommendations. All nonroad Tier 4 Interim and Final, Stage IIIB, IV and V, Japan 2014 (Tier 4 Final) and Korea Tier 4 Final diesel engines are required to use only Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) with 15 ppm (mg/kg) of sulfur or less, or up to B20 biodiesel blended with ULSD. B20 should meet ASTM D7467 specification (biodiesel blend stock should meet Cat biodiesel spec, ASTM D6751 or EN 14214). Cat DEO-ULS™ or oils that meet the Cat ECF-3, API CJ-4, and ACEA E9 specification are required. Consult your OMM for further machine specific fuel recommendations. Less
Note (2) Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) used in Cat Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems must meet the requirements outlined in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 22241. Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) used in Cat Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems must meet the requirements outlined in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 22241. Less

Weights

Operating Weight 63900.0 lb 28985.0 kg Less
Operating Weight - Wide Gauge 71218.0 lb 32304.0 kg Less
Operating Weight - Waste Handler 64319.0 lb 29175.0 kg Less
Operating Weight - Steel Mill 74293.0 lb 33699.0 kg Less
Note (1) Subtract approximately 295 kg / 650 lb for machines not equipped with Tier 4 Final/Stage V emissions reduction technology. Subtract approximately 295 kg / 650 lb for machines not equipped with Tier 4 Final/Stage V emissions reduction technology. Less

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank 101.5 gal (US) 384.0 l Less
DEF Tank 9.2 gal (US) 35.0 l Less

Dimensions

Overall Machine Length* 298.4 in 7579.0 mm Less
Machine Height - Top of Cab 138.2 in 3510.0 mm Less
Height - Top of Stack 120.8 in 3069.0 mm Less
Overall Machine Height - Bucket Fully Raised 226.5 in 5752.0 mm Less
Overall Machine Width without Bucket: With Standard Tracks - 550 mm (21.6 in) Shoes 106.7 in 2710.0 mm Less
Note *With General Purpose bucket and heavy duty teeth. *With General Purpose bucket and heavy duty teeth. Less

Undercarriage

Track Gauge 85.0 in 2160.0 mm Less
Track Shoe Width - Standard 21.6 in 550.0 mm Less
Track Shoe Width - Optional 26.6 in 675.0 mm Less
Track Shoe Width - Wide Gauge 32.7 in 830.0 mm Less
Track on Ground 115.3 in 2930.0 mm Less
Ground Contact Area* - Standard Shoe - 550 mm (21.6 in) 5673.0 in² 3.66 m² Less
Ground Contact Area* - Optional Shoe - 675 mm (26.6 in) 6960.0 in² 4.49 m² Less
Ground Contact Area* - Wide Gauge - 830 mm (32.7 in) 8572.0 in² 5.53 m² Less
Ground Pressure* - Standard Shoe - 550 mm (21.6 in) 11.3 psi 77.6 kPa Less
Ground Pressure* - Optional Shoe - 675 mm (26.6 in) 9.3 psi 64.4 kPa Less
Ground Pressure* - Wide Gauge - 830 mm (32.7 in) 8.3 psi 57.3 kPa Less
Note *ISO 16754:2008. *ISO 16754:2008. Less

Buckets

Capacity - General Purpose 4.2 yd³ 3.2 m³ Less
Capacity - Multi-Purpose 4.0 yd³ 3.0 m³ Less
Capacity - Performance Series 5.0 yd³ 3.8 m³ Less
Capacity - Landfill 6.4 yd³ 4.9 m³ Less
Capacity - Slag 4.0 yd³ 3.0 m³ Less
Width - General Purpose 117.0 in 2974.0 mm Less
Width - Multi-Purpose 116.0 in 2946.0 mm Less
Width - Performance Series 117.0 in 2982.0 mm Less
Width - Landfill 117.0 in 2974.0 mm Less
Width - Slag 112.0 in 2846.0 mm 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 1.1 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.573 metric tonnes. The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.1 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.573 metric tonnes. Less

ONE MACHINE, MANY JOBS

DO MORE WITH LESS FUEL

BUILT TO PERFORM

EASY TO OPERATE

SAVE ON MAINTENANCE TIME

TAKE ON THE TRASH

KEEP THINGS SHIPSHAPE

HANDLE THE HEAT

973K Standard Equipment

Power Train
  • Cat C9.3 diesel engine
  • Engine mounted aftertreatment to meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V/Japan 2014 (Tier 4 Final), Korea Tier 4 Final emission standards OR Cat C9.3 diesel engine to meet China Nonroad Stage III/UN ECE R96 Stage IIIA emission standards, equivalent to Tier 3/Stage IIIA
  • Turbocharged with ATAAC
  • Modular cooling system for engine air intake, oil and water
  • Radiator fan, electronically controlled, hydraulically driven, temperature sensing, on demand
  • Electro Hydrostatic Control (EHC) for transmission with travel and work modes
  • Fuel cooler
  • Water separator
  • Air cleaner dry-type, axial seal with integral precleaner and dust ejection system, electronic filter condition indicator
  • Caterpillar extended life coolant