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Overview

The Cat® 973D Track Loader is the only track loader in this size class. Furthermore, it leads the industry in operator comfort, performance and versatility. Designed to be productive, this machine will give you complete satisfaction in a wide range of tough applications in the most efficient and productive way. Its design also delivers strength and durability with excellent control and unmatched ease of operation. Discover how much more you can get with this one work force machine ...

Engine

  • Flywheel Power 263.0 HP 196.0 kW
  • Engine Model Cat® C9 ACERT™ Cat® C9 ACERT™
  • Net Power - ISO 9249 263.0 HP 196.0 kW
  • Net Power - SAE J1349 263.0 HP 196.0 kW
  • Net Power - EEC 80/1269 263.0 HP 196.0 kW
  • Bore 4.41 in 112.0 mm
  • Stroke 5.86 in 149.0 mm
  • Displacement 537.0 in³ 8.8 l
  • Net Power - Cat 263.0 HP 196.0 kW

Undercarriage

  • Track Shoe Type Double Grouser, Extreme Service Double Grouser, Extreme Service
  • Track Shoe Width - Standard 21.6 in 550.0 mm
  • Track Shoe Width - Optional 26.6 in 675.0 mm
  • Track Rollers - Each Side 7 7
  • Number of Shoes - Each Side 40 40
  • Track on Ground 115.3 in 2930.0 mm
  • Ground Contact Area - Standard Shoe 4991.0 in² 3.22 m²
  • Ground Contact Area - Optional Shoe 6138.0 in² 3.96 m²
  • Ground Pressure - Standard Shoe 12.4 psi 85.5 kPa
  • Ground Pressure - Optional Shoe 10.1 psi 69.5 kPa
  • Grouser Height - Double Grouser 1.92 in 49.0 mm
  • Track Gauge 85.0 in 2160.0 mm

Drive System

  • Type Hydrostatic drive with infinite machine speeds up to 11 km/h (6.8 mph) Hydrostatic drive with infinite machine speeds up to 11 km/h (6.8 mph)
  • Drive Pump Two, variable-displacement, slipper-type axial piston pumps Two, variable-displacement, slipper-type axial piston pumps
  • Track Motor Two, variable-displacement, bent axis piston motors Two, variable-displacement, bent axis piston motors
  • Maximum System Pressure 6527.0 psi 45000.0 kPa

Hydraulic System - Implement

  • Cycle Time - Dump 1.4 s 1.4 s
  • Cycle Time - Raise 6.5 s 6.5 s
  • Float Down 2.7 s 2.7 s
  • Output - Maximum 91.4 gal/min 346.0 l/min
  • Relief Valve Setting 3988.0 psi 27500.0 kPa
  • Type Closed Center Load Sensing Closed Center Load Sensing

Service Refill Capacities

  • Fuel Tank 164.0 gal (US) 621.0 l
  • Cooling System 11.6 gal (US) 44.0 l
  • Crankcase - With Filter 7.7 gal (US) 29.0 l
  • Final Drive - Each 7.5 gal (US) 28.5 l
  • Hydraulic System - Equipment, Power Train and Tank 89.8 gal (US) 340.0 l
  • Hydraulic Tank 49.9 gal (US) 189.0 l
  • Pump Drive Box 1.0 gal (US) 3.8 l
  • Pivot Shaft 0.8 gal (US) 3.0 l

Electrical System

  • Type 24V DC 24V DC
  • Battery Capacity 1400 CCA 1400 CCA
  • Battery Voltage 12 12
  • Battery Quantity 2 2
  • Alternator 95 amp, Heavy-Duty, Brushless 95 amp, Heavy-Duty, Brushless

Weights

  • Operating Weight 61857.0 lb 28058.0 kg
  • Shipping Weight - Without Bucket 55997.0 lb 25400.0 kg

Buckets

  • Capacity - General Purpose 4.2 yd³ 3.21 m³
  • Capacity - Multi-Purpose 3.92 yd³ 3.05 m³
  • Bucket Width - General Purpose 114.56 in 2910.0 mm
  • Bucket Width - Multi-Purpose 112.91 in 2868.0 mm

Operating Specifications

  • Maximum Travel Speed 6.8 mile/h 11.0 km/h

Ripper Specifications

  • Type Parallelogram Parallelogram
  • Overall Width/Beam 86.6 in 2200.0 mm
  • Shank Cross Section 74 x 175 mm 2.9 x 6.9 in 74 x 175 mm 2.9 x 6.9 in
  • Ground Clearance 34.96 in 888.0 mm
  • Penetration 15.6 in 397.0 mm
  • Ripping Width 72.4 in 1840.0 mm
  • Cylinders - Bore 5.1 in 130.0 mm
  • Cylinders - Stroke 9.3 in 236.0 mm
  • Addition to Machine Length Due to Ripper in Transportation Position 23.1 in 586.0 mm
  • Number of Pockets 3 3
  • Penetration Force - Ground Level 22500.0 lb 100.0 kN
  • Ramp Angle 28.5 ° 28.5 °
  • Ripper Weight - With 3 Shanks 3747.8 lb 1700.0 kg

Standards

  • ROPS/FOPS ROPS/FOPS ROPS/FOPS
  • Brakes Brakes Brakes
  • Cab Cab Cab

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 1.9 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 2.717 metric tonnes. The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.9 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 2.717 metric tonnes.

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Undercarriage

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973D Standard Equipment

ELECTRICAL

  • Alternator, 95 amps, 24 V, heavy duty brushless
  • Alarm, backup
  • Horn, electric
  • 2 Maintenance free batteries, 1,400 amps
  • Converter 24V/12V
  • Switch, main disconnect
  • Starter, electric (24V)
  • Four halogen lights, two forward facing, roof mounted; two rearward facing, integrated in A/C unit

OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT

  • Pressurized, sound suppressed, ROPS/FOPS cab
  • Cab with tinted glass and side sliding window
  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Heater, defroster with automatic temperature control
  • Seat, fabric-covered, air suspended
  • Seat-mounted controls
  • Seat belt, retractable
  • Electronic Monitoring System
  • Gauges for:
  • Electro-hydraulic implement control joystick
  • Radio ready, includes 24 to 12V converter, speakers, antenna and two 12 volts power outlets
  • Mirror rearview
  • Coat Hook
  • Adjustable armrest
  • Transmission control, Joystick or V-lever and steering pedals
  • Storage lockable compartment under armrests
  • Floor mat, rubber, heavy duty
  • Windshield washers and wipers, front and rear
  • Durable metal roof
  • Parking brake switch and "brake-on" indicator light

POWER TRAIN

  • Caterpillar C9 ACERT diesel engine
  • Modular cooling system for engine air intake, oil and water
  • 24 volt electric starting
  • Electronically controlled, on-demand fan cooling system
  • Extended Life Coolant
  • Fuel priming pump electric
  • Electronic Hydrostatic Control (EHC) for transmission with travel and work modes
  • Closed Loop Hystat transmission with DSR Software
  • Muffler, under hood
  • Water separator

UNDERCARRIAGE

  • 2160 mm/85 in track gauge
  • End Section Track Guiding guards
  • Hydraulic Track Adjuster
  • EWL track (40 sections, 215 mm /8.5 in pitch)
  • Five piece sprocket track
  • Seven track rollers, lifetime lubricated
  • Conventional idlers, lifetime lubricated.
  • Oscillating track roller frames
  • Two carrier rollers per track
  • Track Master Link
  • Guard, idler

OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT

  • Sound Suppression, Exterior
  • Z-bar loader linkage
  • Load sensing variable displacement implement pump
  • Implement cylinders with integrated positioning sensors
  • Operator programmable lift and tilt kickouts
  • Engine enclosure with lockable doors (5 mm/0.2 in perforated holes)
  • Hinged radiator grill
  • 6.35 fins per inch radiator and cooler cores
  • Ecology Drains
  • Hydraulic Oil, HYDO Advanced 10
  • Cab, tilt jack, hydraulic

973D Optional Equipment

ELECTRICAL

  • Beacon, rotating

POWER TRAIN

  • Tank fuel, fast fill

HYDRAULIC

  • Hydraulic oil, biodegradable

BUCKET

  • General Propose, Slag

BUCKET ATTACHMENTS

  • Teeth, extra duty, 8
  • Teeth, penetration, 8
  • Cutting edge, bolt-on

UNDERCARRIAGE

  • Track, 500 mm (19.7 in), flat
  • Track, 500 mm (19.7 in), alternates flat and DG GR shoes
  • Track, 675 mm (26.6 in), Trap Hole
  • DBL GR
  • TRPL GR
  • SGL GR ES

GUARDS

  • Guard, tilt cylinders
  • Guard, track roller

OTHER ATTACHMENTS

  • Radio AM/FM, CD
  • Heater, engine coolant, 120V
  • Heater, engine coolant, 240V
  • Product Link
  • Machine Security System
  • Antifreeze, -50° C (-58° F)

973D VALUE PACKAGES

  • Rear protection STD
  • Rear protection HD
  • Ripper package
  • Maintenance package, deluxe
  • Lights additional, package
  • Protection, windshield, lights
  • Striker bar package
  • Counterweight package
  • Hydraulic 2W, Joystick
  • Hydraulic 3W, MP Joystick
  • Hydraulic 3W, GP Joystick
  • Hydraulic 4W, MP joystick
  • Hydraulic, 2W, 2 levers
  • Bucket GP, 3.0 m³ (3.98 yd³), package
  • Bucket MP, 2.8 m³ (3.6 yd³), package
  • Bucket GP, 3.0 m³ (3.98 yd³), package
  • Bucket GP, landfill, package
  • Bucket wide, 3.3 m³ (4.37 yd³), package
  • Bucket GP, 3.0 m³ (3.98 yd³), HD, pack
  • Bucket MP ES, 2.8 m³ (3.6 yd³), package
  • Bucket MP, landfill, package

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