972M XE Wheel Loader

972M XE Wheel Loader

Introducing a new model: The new 972M XE Wheel Loader has a U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage IV ACERT™ engine equipped with a combination of proven electronic, fuel, air and aftertreatment components. Applying proven technologies systematically and strategically lets us meet our customer’s high expectations for productivity, fuel efficiency, reliability and service life. Deep system integration results in reduced emissions, improved performance and improved fuel economy without interrupting machine performance making it seamless to operators. The XE technology results in a 25% improvement in fuel efficiency over the M Series standard configuration and 35% over the K Series standard configuration. (Fuel efficiency is measured in mass of material moved per volume of fuel burned. Average efficiency improvement as tested and analyzed for an average composite cycle and stand configuration with variations per comparable model with and without economy mode active. Factors influence result variation such as, but not limited to, machine configuration, operator technique, machine application, climate, etc.) The 972M XE Wheel Loader, with an advanced power train, has been designed to deliver superior performance and fuel efficiency while simplifying the operator’s interface and operating technique. The 972M XE excels at truck loading and is a 3-pass match for many on-highway trucks. Aggregate Handler and other optional configurations are available. (Optional configuration and equipment may vary from region to region. Consult your Caterpillar representative for further details.)

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Engine

Net Power – ISO 9249
311hp
Engine Model
Cat C9.3 ACERT
Displacement
568in³
Maximum Net Power @ 1,600 rpm – SAE J1349
311hp
Maximum Net Power @ 1,600 rpm – SAE J1349 (metric)
315hp
Maximum Net Power @ 1,600 rpm – ISO 9249
311hp
Maximum Net Power @ 1,600 rpm – ISO 9249 (metric)
315hp
Peak Gross Torque (1,200 rpm) – SAE J1995
1275lbf-ft
Peak Gross Torque (1,200 rpm) – ISO 14396
1260lbf-ft
Maximum Net Torque (1,200 rpm)
1193lbf-ft

Weights

Operating Weight
54871lb
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,

Bucket Capacities

Bucket Capacities
2.90-9.90 m³ (3.75-13.0 yd³)

Transmission – Virtual Gears

Forward 1
4.1mph
Forward 2
7.7mph
Forward 3
13.5mph
Forward 4
24.5mph
Reverse 1
4.1mph
Reverse 2
7.7mph
Reverse 3
17.1mph
Note
Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 826 mm (32.5 in) roll radius.

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System
19gal
Crankcase
6.5gal
Transmission
16.6gal
Differentials and Final Drives – Front
15.1gal
Differentials and Final Drives – Rear
15.1gal
Hydraulic Tank
33gal
DEF Tank
4.4gal
Fuel Tank
82.7gal

Operating Specifications

Static Tipping Load – Full 37° Turn – with Tire Deflection
35626lb
Static Tipping Load – Full 37° Turn – No Tire Deflection
38396lb
Breakout Force
44075lbf
Note
For a machine configuration as defined under “Weight.”
Note
Full compliance to ISO 143971:2007 Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification between calculations and testing.

Hydraulic System

Implement Pump Type
Variable Displacement Piston
Implement System: Maximum Pump Output (1,600 rpm)
102gal/min
Implement System: Maximum Operating Pressure
4496psi
Hydraulic Cycle Time – Total
11Seconds

Sound

With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value: Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)
107dB(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.
Note
**For machines in European Union countries and in countries that adopt the “EU Directives.”
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value: Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)
67dB(A)
Note
***European Union Directive “2000/14/EC” as amended by “2005/88/EC.”
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value: Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)**
67dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value: Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)**
105 LWA***

Dimensions – Standard Lift

Height to Top of Hood
9.17ft
Height to Top of Exhaust Pipe
11.50ft
Height to Top of ROPS
11.75ft
Ground Clearance
1.42ft
Center Line of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight
8.17ft
Center Line of Rear Axle to Hitch
5.75ft
Wheelbase
11.58ft
Overall Length (without bucket)
25.50ft
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift
14.58ft
Hinge Pin Height at Carry
2.17ft
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift
12.58ft
Rack Back at Maximum Lift
56 degrees
Rack Back at Carry Height
50 degrees
Rack Back at Ground
41 degrees
Maximum Width over Tires
9.83ft
Tread Width
7.25ft
Note
All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.

Dimensions – High Lift

Height to Top of Hood
9.17ft
Height to Top of Exhaust Pipe
11.50ft
Height to Top of ROPS
11.75ft
Ground Clearance
1.42ft
Center Line of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight
8.17ft
Center Line of Rear Axle to Hitch
5.75ft
Wheelbase
11.58ft
Overall Length (without bucket)
26.58ft
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift
15.67ft
Hinge Pin Height at Carry
2.50ft
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift
13.58ft
Rack Back at Maximum Lift
71 degrees
Rack Back at Carry Height
49 degrees
Rack Back at Ground
39 degrees
Maximum Width over Tires
9.83ft
Tread Width
7.25ft
Note
All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.