973D

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 ...
Flywheel Power196 kW263 HP
Engine ModelCat® C9 ACERT™
Net Power - ISO 9249196 kW263 HP
Net Power - SAE J1349196 kW263 HP
Net Power - EEC 80/1269196 kW263 HP
Bore112 mm4.41 in
Stroke149 mm5.86 in
Displacement8.8 l537 in³
Net Power - Cat196 kW263 HP
Track Shoe TypeDouble Grouser, Extreme Service
Track Shoe Width - Standard550 mm21.6 in
Track Shoe Width - Optional675 mm26.6 in
Track Rollers - Each Side7
Number of Shoes - Each Side40
Track on Ground2930 mm115.3 in
Ground Contact Area - Standard Shoe3.22 m²4991 in²
Ground Contact Area - Optional Shoe3.96 m²6138 in²
Ground Pressure - Standard Shoe85.5 kPa12.4 psi
Ground Pressure - Optional Shoe69.5 kPa10.1 psi
Grouser Height - Double Grouser49 mm1.92 in
Track Gauge2160 mm85 in
TypeHydrostatic drive with infinite machine speeds up to 11 km/h (6.8 mph)
Drive PumpTwo, variable-displacement, slipper-type axial piston pumps
Track MotorTwo, variable-displacement, bent axis piston motors
Maximum System Pressure45000 kPa6527 psi
Cycle Time - Dump1.4 s1.4 s
Cycle Time - Raise6.5 s6.5 s
Float Down2.7 s2.7 s
Output - Maximum346 l/min91.4 gal/min
Relief Valve Setting27500 kPa3988 psi
TypeClosed Center Load Sensing
Fuel Tank621 l164 gal (US)
Cooling System44 l11.6 gal (US)
Crankcase - With Filter29 l7.7 gal (US)
Final Drive - Each28.5 l7.5 gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Equipment, Power Train and Tank340 l89.8 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank189 l49.9 gal (US)
Pump Drive Box3.8 l1 gal (US)
Pivot Shaft3 l0.8 gal (US)
Type24V DC
Battery Capacity1400 CCA
Battery Voltage12
Battery Quantity2
Alternator95 amp, Heavy-Duty, Brushless
Operating Weight28058 kg61857 lb
Shipping Weight - Without Bucket25400 kg55997 lb
Capacity - General Purpose3.21 m³4.2 yd³
Capacity - Multi-Purpose3.05 m³3.92 yd³
Bucket Width - General Purpose2910 mm114.56 in
Bucket Width - Multi-Purpose2868 mm112.91 in
Maximum Travel Speed11 km/h6.8 mile/h
TypeParallelogram
Overall Width/Beam2200 mm86.6 in
Shank Cross Section74 x 175 mm 2.9 x 6.9 in
Ground Clearance888 mm34.96 in
Penetration397 mm15.6 in
Ripping Width1840 mm72.4 in
Cylinders - Bore130 mm5.1 in
Cylinders - Stroke236 mm9.3 in
Addition to Machine Length Due to Ripper in Transportation Position586 mm23.1 in
Number of Pockets3
Penetration Force - Ground Level100 kN22500 lb
Ramp Angle28.5 °28.5 °
Ripper Weight - With 3 Shanks1700 kg3747.8 lb
ROPS/FOPSROPS/FOPS
BrakesBrakes
CabCab
Air ConditioningThe 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.

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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Interior

Specifications

Flywheel Power196 kW263 HP
Engine ModelCat® C9 ACERT™
Net Power - ISO 9249196 kW263 HP
Net Power - SAE J1349196 kW263 HP
Net Power - EEC 80/1269196 kW263 HP
Bore112 mm4.41 in
Stroke149 mm5.86 in
Displacement8.8 l537 in³
Net Power - Cat196 kW263 HP
Track Shoe TypeDouble Grouser, Extreme Service
Track Shoe Width - Standard550 mm21.6 in
Track Shoe Width - Optional675 mm26.6 in
Track Rollers - Each Side7
Number of Shoes - Each Side40
Track on Ground2930 mm115.3 in
Ground Contact Area - Standard Shoe3.22 m²4991 in²
Ground Contact Area - Optional Shoe3.96 m²6138 in²
Ground Pressure - Standard Shoe85.5 kPa12.4 psi
Ground Pressure - Optional Shoe69.5 kPa10.1 psi
Grouser Height - Double Grouser49 mm1.92 in
Track Gauge2160 mm85 in
TypeHydrostatic drive with infinite machine speeds up to 11 km/h (6.8 mph)
Drive PumpTwo, variable-displacement, slipper-type axial piston pumps
Track MotorTwo, variable-displacement, bent axis piston motors
Maximum System Pressure45000 kPa6527 psi
Cycle Time - Dump1.4 s1.4 s
Cycle Time - Raise6.5 s6.5 s
Float Down2.7 s2.7 s
Output - Maximum346 l/min91.4 gal/min
Relief Valve Setting27500 kPa3988 psi
TypeClosed Center Load Sensing
Fuel Tank621 l164 gal (US)
Cooling System44 l11.6 gal (US)
Crankcase - With Filter29 l7.7 gal (US)
Final Drive - Each28.5 l7.5 gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Equipment, Power Train and Tank340 l89.8 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank189 l49.9 gal (US)
Pump Drive Box3.8 l1 gal (US)
Pivot Shaft3 l0.8 gal (US)
Type24V DC
Battery Capacity1400 CCA
Battery Voltage12
Battery Quantity2
Alternator95 amp, Heavy-Duty, Brushless
Operating Weight28058 kg61857 lb
Shipping Weight - Without Bucket25400 kg55997 lb
Capacity - General Purpose3.21 m³4.2 yd³
Capacity - Multi-Purpose3.05 m³3.92 yd³
Bucket Width - General Purpose2910 mm114.56 in
Bucket Width - Multi-Purpose2868 mm112.91 in
Maximum Travel Speed11 km/h6.8 mile/h
TypeParallelogram
Overall Width/Beam2200 mm86.6 in
Shank Cross Section74 x 175 mm 2.9 x 6.9 in
Ground Clearance888 mm34.96 in
Penetration397 mm15.6 in
Ripping Width1840 mm72.4 in
Cylinders - Bore130 mm5.1 in
Cylinders - Stroke236 mm9.3 in
Addition to Machine Length Due to Ripper in Transportation Position586 mm23.1 in
Number of Pockets3
Penetration Force - Ground Level100 kN22500 lb
Ramp Angle28.5 °28.5 °
Ripper Weight - With 3 Shanks1700 kg3747.8 lb
ROPS/FOPSROPS/FOPS
BrakesBrakes
CabCab
Air ConditioningThe 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.

Equipment

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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