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The 972M Wheel Loader is equipped with built-in proven technologies to help meet your expectations for productivity, fuel efficiency, reliability and service life. Deep system integration results in a machine built to help you reduce emissions, improve performance and improve fuel economy. All of this is done without interrupting machine performance and making it seamless to you. This machine deliversthe reliability, durability, and versatility you’ve come to expect from a Cat machine.

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Weights

Operating Weight
54871 lb
Note
Weight based on a machine configuration with Michelin 26.5R25 XHA2 L3 radial tires, full fluids, operator, standard counterweight, cold start, roading fenders, Product Link?, manual diff lock/open axl

Buckets

Bucket Capacities
3.20-9.94 m³ (4.19-13.0 yd³)

Transmission

Reverse - 4
24.5 mile/h
Forward - 1
4.2 mile/h
Forward - 2
8.1 mile/h
Reverse - 1
4.7 mile/h
Reverse - 2
9.3 mile/h
Forward - 4
24.5 mile/h
Reverse - 3
16.5 mile/h
Note
Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 826 mm (32.5 in) roll radius.
Forward - 3
14.4 mile/h

Engine

Displacement
568 in³
Net Power - ISO 9249
298 HP
Engine Model
Cat C9.3 ACERT
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249
298 HP
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349
298 HP
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249 - Metric
302 HP

Operating Specifications

Note (1)
For a machine configuration as defined under ?Weight.?
Note (2)
Full compliance to ISO 143971:2007 Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification between calculations and testing.

Service Refill Capacities

Crankcase
6.5 gal (US)
Cooling System
18.9 gal (US)
Transmission
15.5 gal (US)
Fuel Tank
79.8 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Front
15.1 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
33 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Rear
15.1 gal (US)

Sound

With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)
70 dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013)
76 dB(A)*
Note
*Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio.
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)
109 dB(A)