972L
Emissions Tier 3/Stage IIIA
Displacement 9.3 l568 in³
Engine Model Cat C9.3 ACERT
Maximum Gross Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396 - Metric 242 kW329 HP
Net Power - ISO 9249 222 kW302 HP
Operating Weight 24897 kg54871 lb
Bucket Capacities 3.40-9.90 m³ (4.45-12.95 yd³)
Breakout Force 196 kN44075 lbf
Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - No Tire Deflection 17421 kg38396 lb
Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - With Tire Deflection 16164 kg35626 lb
Forward - 1 6.9 km/h4.3 mile/h
Forward - 2 13.1 km/h8.1 mile/h
Forward - 3 23.2 km/h14.4 mile/h
Forward - 4 39.5 km/h24.5 mile/h
Reverse - 1 7.8 km/h4.8 mile/h
Reverse - 2 15 km/h9.3 mile/h
Reverse - 3 26.5 km/h16.5 mile/h
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total 10.7 s10.7 s
Implement Pump Type Variable Displacement Piston
Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure 31000 kPa4496 psi
Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 2,200 rpm 360 l/min95 gal/min
Cooling System 71.6 l18.9 gal (US)
Crankcase 24.5 l6.5 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Front 57 l15.1 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Rear 57 l15.1 gal (US)
Fuel Tank 303 l80 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank 125 l33 gal (US)
Transmission 58.5 l15.5 gal (US)
Note (1) *Distance of 15 m, moving forward in second gear ratio.
Note (2) **For machines in countries that adopt the ?EU Directives.?
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008) 109 dB(A)109 dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013) 76 dB(A)*
Bucket Range 3.40-9.90 m³ (4.45-12.95 yd³)
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 2500 mm8.17 ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 1775 mm5.83 ft
Ground Clearance 434 mm1.42 ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 3522 mm11.58 ft
Height - Top of Hood 2818 mm9.25 ft
Height - Top of ROPS 3587 mm11.75 ft
Hinge Pin Height at Carry 778 mm2.58 ft
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift 4793 mm15.75 ft
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 4140 mm13.5 ft
Maximum Width over Tires 3009 mm9.92 ft
Note All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
Overall Length - Without Bucket 8111 mm26.61 ft
Rack Back - Carry Height 49 degrees
Rack Back - Maximum Lift 71 degrees
Rack Back at Ground 39 degrees
Tread Width 2230 mm7.33 ft
Wheel Base 3550 mm11.67 ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 2500 mm8.17 ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 1775 mm5.83 ft
Ground Clearance 434 mm1.42 ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 3522 mm11.58 ft
Height - Top of Hood 2818 mm9.25 ft
Height - Top of ROPS 3587 mm11.75 ft
Hinge Pin Height at Carry 680 mm2.25 ft
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift 4458 mm14.67 ft
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 3843 mm12.58 ft
Maximum Width over Tires 3009 mm9.92 ft
Note All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
Overall Length - Without Bucket 7773 mm25.5 ft
Rack Back - Carry Height 50 degrees
Rack Back - Maximum Lift 56 degrees
Rack Back at Ground 41 degrees
Tread Width 2230 mm7.33 ft
Wheel Base 3550 mm11.67 ft
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249 - Metric 222 kW302 HP
Maximum Net Torque - 1,100 rpm 1632 N·m1204 ft·lbf
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - ISO 14396 1710 N·m1261 ft·lbf
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.
Note (3) ***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 (ISO 6395:2008)** 108 LWA***
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 Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008) 72 dB(A)72 dB(A)
Note Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 826 mm roll radius.
Reverse - 4 39.5 km/h24.5 mile/h
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 axles (front/rear), power train guard, secondary steering, sound suppression and a 4.8 m3 general purpose bucket with BOCE.

972L Standard Equipment

  • POWER TRAIN
    • Engine, Cat C9.3 ACERT - meets China Nonroad Stage III emission standards equivalent to Tier 3/Stage IIIA, or emissions equivalent to Tier 2/Stage II emissions standards
    • Fuel priming pump (electric)
    • Fuel/water separator
    • Precleaner, engine air intake
    • Productive Economy Mode
    • Transmission, automatic planetary power shift (4F/4R)
    • Torque converter, locking clutch with free wheel stator
    • Switch, transmission neutralizer lockout
    • Axles, open differential front and rear axles
    • Brakes, full hydraulic enclosed wet-disc with Integrated Braking System (IBS)
    • Brake wear indicators
    • Parking brake, disc and caliper
    • Fan, radiator, electronically controlled, hydraulically driven, temperature sensing, on demand
  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • Cab, pressurized and sound suppressed (ROPS/FOPS)
    • Viscous mounts
    • Rear vision camera within multi-function 18 cm color LCD touch-screen display (capability for displaying machine status, setting and health parameters)
    • EH controls, SAL (single axis lever) lift and tilt function
    • Steering, steering wheel
    • Radio ready (entertainment) includes antenna, speakers and converter (12V, 10-amp)
    • Air conditioner, heater, and defroster
    • EH parking brake
    • Beverage holders (2) with storage compartment for cell phone/MP3 player
    • Bucket/work tool function lockout
    • Coat hook
    • Cab air filter
    • Ergonomic cab access ladders and handrails
    • Horn, electric
    • Light, two dome (cab)
    • Mirrors, rearview external with integrated spot mirrors
    • Post mounted membrane 16 switch keypad
    • Two receptacles, 12V
    • Seat, Cat Comfort (cloth) air suspension
    • Seat belt, 51 mm retractable
    • Sun visor, front
    • Wet-arm wipers/washers front and rear, intermittent front wiper
    • Window, sliding (left and right sides)
  • COMPUTERIZED MONITORING SYSTEM
    • With following gauges: Speedometer/tachometer; Digital gear range indicator; Temperature: engine coolant, hydraulic oil, transmission oil; Fuel level
    • With following warning indicators: Temperature: axle oil, engine intake manifold; Pressure: engine oil, fuel pressure hi/low, primary steering oil, service brake oil; Battery voltage hi/low; Engine air filter restriction; Hydraulic oil filter restriction; Hydraulic oil low; Parking brake; Transmission filter bypass
  • ELECTRICAL AND LIGHTING
    • Batteries (2), maintenace free 1,400 CCA
    • Ignition key; start/stop switch
    • Starter, electric, heavy duty
    • Starting and charging system (24V)
    • Lighting system: Four halogen work lights (cab mounted); Two halogen rear vision lights (hood mounted)
    • Alarm, back-up
    • Alternator, 145-amp brushed
    • Main disconnect switch
    • Receptacle start (cables not included)
  • CAT CONNECT TECHNOLOGIES
    • Link technologies: Product Link
    • Detect technologies: rear vision camera
  • LINKAGE
    • Linkage, Z-bar, cast crosstube/tilt lever
    • Kickout, lift and tilt, automatic (adjustable in cab)
  • HYDRAULICS
    • Hydraulic system, load sensing
    • Steering, load sensing
    • Remote diagnostic pressure taps
    • Hoses, Cat XT
    • Couplings, Cat O-ring face seal
    • Hydraulic oil cooler (swing out)
    • Oil sampling valves
  • FLUIDS
    • Premixed extended life coolant with freeze protection to -34 degrees C
  • OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT
    • Toolbox
    • Hood, non-metallic power tilting
    • Service centers (electrical and hydraulic)
    • Auto idle shutdown
    • Fenders, front
    • Ecology drains for engine, transmission, and hydraulics
    • Grill, airborne debris
    • Filters: fuel, engine air, engine oil, hydraulic oil, transmission
    • Grease zerks
    • Hitch, drawbar with pin
    • Precleaner rain cap
    • Sight gauges: engine coolant, hydraulic oil, and transmission oil level
    • Vandalism protection caplocks

972L Optional Equipment

  • POWER TRAIN
    • Axles: Automatic front/rear differential locks; Axle oil cooler; Ecology drains; Extreme temperature seals; Seal guards
    • Fan, VPF (variable pitch fan), automatic and manual control
    • Radiator, high debris with wider fin spacing
  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • Cover, HVAC metallic
    • EH controls, SAL 3rd function
    • EH controls, joystick lift and tilt - Additional integrated roller switches for 3rd function
    • Mirrors, heated rearview external with integrated spot mirrors
    • Precleaner, HVAC
    • Radio, AM/FM/CD/USB/MP3 Bluetooth
    • Radio, CB ready
    • Seat, heated air suspension
    • Seat belt, 76 mm retractable, with indicator
    • Roof, metallic
    • Steering, secondary
    • Sun visor, rear
    • Windows, rubber mounted
    • Windows, with front guard
    • Windows, with full guards front, rear and sides
    • Full time rear vision display Work Area Vision System (WAVS)
  • ELECTRICAL AND LIGHTING
    • Four additional auxiliary halogen cab mounted work lights or
    • Two additional auxiliary front HI LED and two additional auxiliary rear LED cab mounted work lights with two LED work lights in the radiator grill and LED front turn signals also includes replacement of the standard four halogen cab mounted work lights with four LED work lights (the standard offering and only roading light available is the halogen roading light)
    • Warning amber strobe beacon
    • Two LED stop, turn, tail light
  • STARTERS, BATTERIES, AND ALTERNATORS
    • Cold start - 240V
  • CAT CONNECT TECHNOLOGIES
    • Link technologies: VIMS
    • Payload technologies: Cat Production Measurement 2.0 (Cat PM); Printer, Cat Production Measurement; Aggregate Autodig
    • Detect technologies: Cat Rear Object Detection
    • Machine Security System
  • LINKAGE
    • High lift
    • Forestry
    • Quick coupler ready
    • Autolube
  • WORK TOOLS
    • Performance Series buckets
    • Fusion quick coupler
    • Forks, pallet
    • Forks, logging
  • HYDRAULICS
    • 3rd function with Ride Control: Standard linkage; High lift linkage; Forestry linkage
    • Ride control, 2V
  • FLUIDS
    • Premixed extended life coolant with freeze protection to -50 degrees C
  • OTHER OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
    • Cat Autolube System
    • Fenders, roading
    • Guard, power train
    • Precleaner, turbine
    • Precleaner, trash
    • Platform, window washing
    • Cold weather package: Transmission filter bypass; Fan pump bypass; Jacket water or engine block heater; Ether aid ready
  • OTHER OPTIONAL CONFIGURATIONS
    • Industrial and Waste Handler
    • Steel Mill

Specifications

Emissions Tier 3/Stage IIIA
Displacement 9.3 l568 in³
Engine Model Cat C9.3 ACERT
Maximum Gross Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396 - Metric 242 kW329 HP
Net Power - ISO 9249 222 kW302 HP
Operating Weight 24897 kg54871 lb
Bucket Capacities 3.40-9.90 m³ (4.45-12.95 yd³)
Breakout Force 196 kN44075 lbf
Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - No Tire Deflection 17421 kg38396 lb
Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - With Tire Deflection 16164 kg35626 lb
Forward - 1 6.9 km/h4.3 mile/h
Forward - 2 13.1 km/h8.1 mile/h
Forward - 3 23.2 km/h14.4 mile/h
Forward - 4 39.5 km/h24.5 mile/h
Reverse - 1 7.8 km/h4.8 mile/h
Reverse - 2 15 km/h9.3 mile/h
Reverse - 3 26.5 km/h16.5 mile/h
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total 10.7 s10.7 s
Implement Pump Type Variable Displacement Piston
Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure 31000 kPa4496 psi
Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 2,200 rpm 360 l/min95 gal/min
Cooling System 71.6 l18.9 gal (US)
Crankcase 24.5 l6.5 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Front 57 l15.1 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Rear 57 l15.1 gal (US)
Fuel Tank 303 l80 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank 125 l33 gal (US)
Transmission 58.5 l15.5 gal (US)
Note (1) *Distance of 15 m, moving forward in second gear ratio.
Note (2) **For machines in countries that adopt the ?EU Directives.?
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008) 109 dB(A)109 dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013) 76 dB(A)*
Bucket Range 3.40-9.90 m³ (4.45-12.95 yd³)
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 2500 mm8.17 ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 1775 mm5.83 ft
Ground Clearance 434 mm1.42 ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 3522 mm11.58 ft
Height - Top of Hood 2818 mm9.25 ft
Height - Top of ROPS 3587 mm11.75 ft
Hinge Pin Height at Carry 778 mm2.58 ft
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift 4793 mm15.75 ft
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 4140 mm13.5 ft
Maximum Width over Tires 3009 mm9.92 ft
Note All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
Overall Length - Without Bucket 8111 mm26.61 ft
Rack Back - Carry Height 49 degrees
Rack Back - Maximum Lift 71 degrees
Rack Back at Ground 39 degrees
Tread Width 2230 mm7.33 ft
Wheel Base 3550 mm11.67 ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight 2500 mm8.17 ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch 1775 mm5.83 ft
Ground Clearance 434 mm1.42 ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe 3522 mm11.58 ft
Height - Top of Hood 2818 mm9.25 ft
Height - Top of ROPS 3587 mm11.75 ft
Hinge Pin Height at Carry 680 mm2.25 ft
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift 4458 mm14.67 ft
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift 3843 mm12.58 ft
Maximum Width over Tires 3009 mm9.92 ft
Note All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
Overall Length - Without Bucket 7773 mm25.5 ft
Rack Back - Carry Height 50 degrees
Rack Back - Maximum Lift 56 degrees
Rack Back at Ground 41 degrees
Tread Width 2230 mm7.33 ft
Wheel Base 3550 mm11.67 ft
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249 - Metric 222 kW302 HP
Maximum Net Torque - 1,100 rpm 1632 N·m1204 ft·lbf
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - ISO 14396 1710 N·m1261 ft·lbf
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.
Note (3) ***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 (ISO 6395:2008)** 108 LWA***
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 Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008) 72 dB(A)72 dB(A)
Note Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 826 mm roll radius.
Reverse - 4 39.5 km/h24.5 mile/h
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 axles (front/rear), power train guard, secondary steering, sound suppression and a 4.8 m3 general purpose bucket with BOCE.

Equipment

972L Standard Equipment

  • POWER TRAIN
    • Engine, Cat C9.3 ACERT - meets China Nonroad Stage III emission standards equivalent to Tier 3/Stage IIIA, or emissions equivalent to Tier 2/Stage II emissions standards
    • Fuel priming pump (electric)
    • Fuel/water separator
    • Precleaner, engine air intake
    • Productive Economy Mode
    • Transmission, automatic planetary power shift (4F/4R)
    • Torque converter, locking clutch with free wheel stator
    • Switch, transmission neutralizer lockout
    • Axles, open differential front and rear axles
    • Brakes, full hydraulic enclosed wet-disc with Integrated Braking System (IBS)
    • Brake wear indicators
    • Parking brake, disc and caliper
    • Fan, radiator, electronically controlled, hydraulically driven, temperature sensing, on demand
  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • Cab, pressurized and sound suppressed (ROPS/FOPS)
    • Viscous mounts
    • Rear vision camera within multi-function 18 cm color LCD touch-screen display (capability for displaying machine status, setting and health parameters)
    • EH controls, SAL (single axis lever) lift and tilt function
    • Steering, steering wheel
    • Radio ready (entertainment) includes antenna, speakers and converter (12V, 10-amp)
    • Air conditioner, heater, and defroster
    • EH parking brake
    • Beverage holders (2) with storage compartment for cell phone/MP3 player
    • Bucket/work tool function lockout
    • Coat hook
    • Cab air filter
    • Ergonomic cab access ladders and handrails
    • Horn, electric
    • Light, two dome (cab)
    • Mirrors, rearview external with integrated spot mirrors
    • Post mounted membrane 16 switch keypad
    • Two receptacles, 12V
    • Seat, Cat Comfort (cloth) air suspension
    • Seat belt, 51 mm retractable
    • Sun visor, front
    • Wet-arm wipers/washers front and rear, intermittent front wiper
    • Window, sliding (left and right sides)
  • COMPUTERIZED MONITORING SYSTEM
    • With following gauges: Speedometer/tachometer; Digital gear range indicator; Temperature: engine coolant, hydraulic oil, transmission oil; Fuel level
    • With following warning indicators: Temperature: axle oil, engine intake manifold; Pressure: engine oil, fuel pressure hi/low, primary steering oil, service brake oil; Battery voltage hi/low; Engine air filter restriction; Hydraulic oil filter restriction; Hydraulic oil low; Parking brake; Transmission filter bypass
  • ELECTRICAL AND LIGHTING
    • Batteries (2), maintenace free 1,400 CCA
    • Ignition key; start/stop switch
    • Starter, electric, heavy duty
    • Starting and charging system (24V)
    • Lighting system: Four halogen work lights (cab mounted); Two halogen rear vision lights (hood mounted)
    • Alarm, back-up
    • Alternator, 145-amp brushed
    • Main disconnect switch
    • Receptacle start (cables not included)
  • CAT CONNECT TECHNOLOGIES
    • Link technologies: Product Link
    • Detect technologies: rear vision camera
  • LINKAGE
    • Linkage, Z-bar, cast crosstube/tilt lever
    • Kickout, lift and tilt, automatic (adjustable in cab)
  • HYDRAULICS
    • Hydraulic system, load sensing
    • Steering, load sensing
    • Remote diagnostic pressure taps
    • Hoses, Cat XT
    • Couplings, Cat O-ring face seal
    • Hydraulic oil cooler (swing out)
    • Oil sampling valves
  • FLUIDS
    • Premixed extended life coolant with freeze protection to -34 degrees C
  • OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT
    • Toolbox
    • Hood, non-metallic power tilting
    • Service centers (electrical and hydraulic)
    • Auto idle shutdown
    • Fenders, front
    • Ecology drains for engine, transmission, and hydraulics
    • Grill, airborne debris
    • Filters: fuel, engine air, engine oil, hydraulic oil, transmission
    • Grease zerks
    • Hitch, drawbar with pin
    • Precleaner rain cap
    • Sight gauges: engine coolant, hydraulic oil, and transmission oil level
    • Vandalism protection caplocks

972L Optional Equipment

  • POWER TRAIN
    • Axles: Automatic front/rear differential locks; Axle oil cooler; Ecology drains; Extreme temperature seals; Seal guards
    • Fan, VPF (variable pitch fan), automatic and manual control
    • Radiator, high debris with wider fin spacing
  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • Cover, HVAC metallic
    • EH controls, SAL 3rd function
    • EH controls, joystick lift and tilt - Additional integrated roller switches for 3rd function
    • Mirrors, heated rearview external with integrated spot mirrors
    • Precleaner, HVAC
    • Radio, AM/FM/CD/USB/MP3 Bluetooth
    • Radio, CB ready
    • Seat, heated air suspension
    • Seat belt, 76 mm retractable, with indicator
    • Roof, metallic
    • Steering, secondary
    • Sun visor, rear
    • Windows, rubber mounted
    • Windows, with front guard
    • Windows, with full guards front, rear and sides
    • Full time rear vision display Work Area Vision System (WAVS)
  • ELECTRICAL AND LIGHTING
    • Four additional auxiliary halogen cab mounted work lights or
    • Two additional auxiliary front HI LED and two additional auxiliary rear LED cab mounted work lights with two LED work lights in the radiator grill and LED front turn signals also includes replacement of the standard four halogen cab mounted work lights with four LED work lights (the standard offering and only roading light available is the halogen roading light)
    • Warning amber strobe beacon
    • Two LED stop, turn, tail light
  • STARTERS, BATTERIES, AND ALTERNATORS
    • Cold start - 240V
  • CAT CONNECT TECHNOLOGIES
    • Link technologies: VIMS
    • Payload technologies: Cat Production Measurement 2.0 (Cat PM); Printer, Cat Production Measurement; Aggregate Autodig
    • Detect technologies: Cat Rear Object Detection
    • Machine Security System
  • LINKAGE
    • High lift
    • Forestry
    • Quick coupler ready
    • Autolube
  • WORK TOOLS
    • Performance Series buckets
    • Fusion quick coupler
    • Forks, pallet
    • Forks, logging
  • HYDRAULICS
    • 3rd function with Ride Control: Standard linkage; High lift linkage; Forestry linkage
    • Ride control, 2V
  • FLUIDS
    • Premixed extended life coolant with freeze protection to -50 degrees C
  • OTHER OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
    • Cat Autolube System
    • Fenders, roading
    • Guard, power train
    • Precleaner, turbine
    • Precleaner, trash
    • Platform, window washing
    • Cold weather package: Transmission filter bypass; Fan pump bypass; Jacket water or engine block heater; Ether aid ready
  • OTHER OPTIONAL CONFIGURATIONS
    • Industrial and Waste Handler
    • Steel Mill

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