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972M Wheel Loader
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The new 972M Wheel Loader, with the 2017 product update, applies proven technologies systematically and strategically to meet your high expectations for reliability, productivity, fuel efficiency, and long service life. Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage IV emission standards.

Specifications

Engine

Net Power - ISO 9249
299 hp
Engine Model
Cat C9.3 ACERT
Displacement
568 in3
Maximum Gross Power (1,800 rpm) - SAE J1995
337 hp
Maximum Gross Power - SAE J1995
341 hp
Maximum Net Power (1,700 rpm) - SAE J1349
331 hp
Maximum Net Power - SAE J1349
336 hp
Maximum Net Torque (1,100 rpm) - SAE J1349
299 lb ft
Peak Gross Torque (1,200 rpm) - SAE J1995
303 lb ft

Weights

Operating Weight
54871 lb

Buckets

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

Sound

Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)
109 dB(A)
Exterior Sound Power Level (SAE J88:2013)
76 dB(A)* dB(A)
Note
**For machines in European Union countries and in countries that adopt the “EU Directives.”
Note
*Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio.

Transmission

Forward 1
4.2 mph
Forward 2
8.1 mph
Forward 3
14.4 mph
Forward 4
24.5 mph
Reverse 1
4.7 mph
Reverse 2
9.3 mph
Reverse 3
16.5 mph

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System
18.9 gal
Crankcase
6.5 gal
Transmission
14.3 gal
Differentials and Final Drives - Front
15.1 gal
Differentials and Final Drives - Rear
15.1 gal
Hydraulic Tank
33 gal
Fuel Tank
79.8 gal

Operating Specifications

Breakout Force
35626 lb
Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - No Tire Deflection
38396 lb
Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - With Tire Deflection
44075 lb

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Cycle Time with Rated Payload - Dump, at Maximum Raise
Variable Displacement Piston Seconds
Hydraulic Cycle Time with Rated Payload - Lower, Empty, Float Down
95 Seconds
Hydraulic Cycle Time with Rated Payload - Raise from Carry Position
4496 Seconds
Implement System - Optional 3rd/4th Function Maximum Pressure
10.7 psi