Cat Wheel Loaders:

972M XE Wheel Loader | Front Loader

Net Power - ISO 9249
311 hp
Bucket Capacities
3.20-9.94 m3 (4.19-13.00 yd3)
Engine Model
Cat C9.3 ACERT
Displacement
568 in³

The new 972M XE 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. The XE technology improves fuel efficiency by up to 25% over the M Series standard configuration and up to 35% over the K Series standard configuration.** Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage IV emission standards. **Actual results may vary based on factors such as, but not limited to, machine configuration, operator technique, machine application, climate, etc.



Product Specs

  • 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
    Net Power - ISO 9249
    311HP
    Engine Model
    Cat C9.3 ACERT
    Displacement
    568in³
    Maximum Net Power - 1,600 rpm - ISO 9249
    311HP
    Maximum Net Power - 1,600 rpm - ISO 9249 - Metric
    315HP
    Maximum Net Power - 1,600 rpm - SAE J1349
    311HP
    Maximum Net Power - 1,600 rpm - SAE J1349 - Metric
    315HP
    Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - ISO 14396
    1260ft·lbf
    Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - SAE J1995
    1275ft·lbf
    Note
    The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.6 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 2.288 metric tonnes.
    Maximum Net Torque - 1,200 rpm
    1193ft·lbf
  • Bucket Capacities

  • Bucket Capacities
    3.20-9.94 m3 (4.19-13.00 yd3)
    Bucket Capacities
    3.20-9.94 m3 (4.19-13.00 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

  • Differentials and Final Drives – Front
    15.1gal
    Hydraulic Tank
    33gal
    DEF Tank
    4.4gal
    Fuel Tank
    79.8gal
    Cooling System
    19gal (US)
    Crankcase
    6.5gal (US)
    DEF Tank
    4.4gal (US)
    Differential - Final Drives - Front
    15.1gal (US)
    Differential - Final Drives - Rear
    15.1gal (US)
    Fuel Tank
    79.8gal (US)
    Hydraulic Tank
    33gal (US)
    Transmission
    16.6gal (US)
  • 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.
    Breakout Force
    44075lbf
    Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - No Tire Deflection
    38396lb
    Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - With Tire Deflection
    35626lb
    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.
  • 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***
    Note (1)
    *Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio.
    Note (2)
    **For machines in European Union countries and in countries that adopt the ?EU Directives.?
    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 (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)**
    105 LWA***
    With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)**
    67dB(A)
    With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)
    67dB(A)
  • 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
    Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total
    11s
    Implement Pump Type
    Variable Displacement Piston
    Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure
    4496psi
    Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 1,600 rpm
    102gal/min
  • 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.
  • Buckets

  • Bucket Capacities
    3.20-9.94 m3 (4.19-13.00 yd3)
    Bucket Capacities
    3.20-9.94 m³ (4.19-13.00 yd³)
  • 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,
    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,
  • Transmission - Virtual Gears

  • Forward - 1
    4.1mile/h
    Forward - 2
    7.7mile/h
    Forward - 3
    13.5mile/h
    Forward - 4
    24.5mile/h
    Note
    Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 826 mm (32.5 in) roll radius.
    Reverse - 1
    4.1mile/h
    Reverse - 2
    7.7mile/h
    Reverse - 3
    17.1mile/h
  • Dimensions - High Lift

  • Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight
    8.17ft
    Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch
    5.75ft
    Ground Clearance
    1.42ft
    Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe
    11.5ft
    Height - Top of Hood
    9.17ft
    Height - Top of ROPS
    11.75ft
    Hinge Pin Height at Carry
    2.5ft
    Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift
    15.67ft
    Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift
    13.58ft
    Maximum Width over Tires
    9.83ft
    Note
    All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
    Overall Length - Without Bucket
    26.58ft
    Rack Back - Carry Height
    49 degrees
    Rack Back - Maximum Lift
    71 degrees
    Rack Back at Ground
    39 degrees
    Tread Width
    7.25ft
    Wheel Base
    11.58ft
  • Dimensions - Standard Lift

  • Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight
    8.17ft
    Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch
    5.75ft
    Ground Clearance
    1.42ft
    Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe
    11.5ft
    Height - Top of Hood
    9.17ft
    Height - Top of ROPS
    11.75ft
    Hinge Pin Height at Carry
    2.17ft
    Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift
    14.58ft
    Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift
    12.58ft
    Maximum Width over Tires
    9.83ft
    Note
    All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
    Overall Length - Without Bucket
    25.5ft
    Rack Back - Carry Height
    50 degrees
    Rack Back - Maximum Lift
    56 degrees
    Rack Back at Ground
    41 degrees
    Tread Width
    7.25ft
    Wheel Base
    11.58ft
  • Engine - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV

  • Emissions
    Tier 4/Stage IV

Equipment

  • Power Train
    • Engine, Cat 9.3 ACERT meets Stage IV emission standards
    • Cat Clean Emissions Module (CEM) with Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank and pump
    • Fuel priming pump (electric)
    • Fuel/water separator
    • Precleaner, engine air intake
    • Cat continuously variable transmission
    • Axles, manually actuated differential lock front axle, open differential rear axle
    • Axles, ecology drains
    • Brakes, full hydraulic enclosed wet-disc with modulated neutralizer and integrated retarding
    • Brake wear indicators
    • Parking brake, disc and caliper
    • Right pedal lock, maximum rimpull control and machine speed limit in the cab
    • Fan, radiator, on demand
  • Hydraulics
    • Hydraulic system, load sensing
    • Steering, load sensing
    • Ride control, 2V
    • Remote diagnostic pressure taps
    • Hoses, Cat XT�
    • Couplings, Cat O-ring face seal
    • Hydraulic oil cooler (swing out)
    • Oil sampling valves
  • Electrical And Lighting
    • Batteries (2), maintenance 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 roading lights (with signals); Two halogen rear vision lights (hood mounted); Two rear LED position/stop/turn
    • Alarm, back up
    • Alternator, 145-amp brushed
    • Main disconnnect switch
    • Emergency engine shutdown switch
    • Receptable start (cables not included)
    • Secondary steering
    • Speed limiter, adjustable
  • Operator Environment
    • Cab, pressurized and sound suppressed (ROPS/FOPS)
    • Viscous mounts
    • Multi-function 18 cm color touchscreen display for rear vision camera, clock and machine parameters
    • EH controls, SAL (single axis lever) lift and tilt function
    • Steering, EH joystick, speed sensing with force feedback
    • Radio ready (entertainment) includes antenna, speakrs and converter (12V, 10-amp)
    • Air conditioner, heater, and defroster (auto temp and fan)
    • EH parking brake
    • Beverage holders (2) with storage compartment for cell phone/MP3 player
    • Bucket/work tool function lockout
    • Coat hook (2)
    • 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
    • 2 receptables, 12V
    • Seat, Cat Comfort (cloth) air suspension
    • Seat belt, 51 mm retractable, with indicator
    • Sun visor, front
    • Wet-arm wipers/washer front and rear, intermittent front wiper
    • Window, sliding (left and right sides)
    • Cab tie-off
  • Computerized Monitoring System
    • With following gauges: Speedometer/tachometer; Digital gear range indicator; Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) level; Temperature: engine coolant, hydraulic oil, transmission oil; Fuel level
    • With following warning indicators: Regeneration; 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; DEF low level; Transmission filter bypass
  • 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
  • Fluids
    • Premixed extended life coolant with freeze protection to -34� C
  • Other Standard Equipment
    • Hood, non-metallic power tilting
    • Service centers (electrical and hydraulic)
    • Platform, window washing
    • Auto idle shutdown
    • Fenders, steel front with mud-flap/rear with extension
    • Ecology drains for engine, transmission, and hydraulics
    • Ether aid ready
    • Grill, airborne debris
    • Filters: fuel, engine air, engine oil, hydraulic oil, transmission
    • Fuel cooler
    • Grease zerks
    • Hitch, drawbar with pin
    • Precleaner rain cap
    • Sight gauges: engine coolant, hydraulic oil, and transmissin oil level
    • Toolbox
    • Vandlism protection caplocks
  • Power Train
    • Axles - Automatic front/rear differential locks; Axle oil cooler; Extreme temperature seals; Seal guards
    • Fan, VPF (variable pitch fan), automatic and manual control
    • Radiator, high debris with wider fin spacing
  • Hydraulics
    • 3rd function with Ride Control
    • 4th function with Ride Control
  • Electrical And Lighting
    • Four additional halogen cab mounted work lights or;
    • Two additional auxiliary front HI LED and two additional auxiliary rear LED cab mounted work lights, two LED work lights in the radiator grill, LED front turn signals, replacement of the standard four halogen cab mounted work lights with four LED work lights, LED roading lights
    • Speed limiter - 20 km/h
    • External seat belt indicator light
    • Reversing strobes
  • Operator Environment
    • Door, remote opening system
    • Cover, HVAC metallic
    • EH controls, SAL 3rd function - Additional roller switch for 4th function
    • EH controls, joystick lift and tilt - Additional integrated roller switches for 3rd and 4th functions
    • Filter, carbon fresh air
    • Mirrors, heated rearview external with integrated spot mirrors
    • Precleaner, HVAC
    • Precleaner, HVAC (RESPA)
    • Radio, AM/FM/CD/USB/MP3 Bluetooth�
    • Seat, heated, air suspension
    • Seat belt, 4 point harness, with indicator
    • Seat, deluxe with leather inserts and headrest, heated and ventilated, air-suspended, adjustable lumbar support
    • Roof, metallic
    • Sun visor, rear
    • Windows, rubber mounted
    • Windows, with front guard
    • Windows, with heavy duty front guard
    • Windows, with full guards front, rear and sides
    • Cat seat cover, removable
  • Cat Connect Technologies
    • Link technologies: VIMS�
    • Payload technologies: Cat Production Measurement 2.0 (CPM); Printer, Cat Production Measurement; Aggregate Autodig
    • Advanced Productivity subscription
    • Detect technologies: Cat Rear Object Detection
    • Machine Security System
  • Linkage
    • High lift
    • Extended capacity
    • Quick coupler ready
  • Fluids
    • Premixed extended life coolant with freeze protection to -50� C
    • Bio-degradable oil, Cat HYDO�
  • Starters, Batteries, And Alternators
    • Cold start - 240V
  • Work Tools
    • Performance Series buckets
    • Fusion quick coupler
    • Forks, pallet
    • Forks, logging
  • Other Optional Equipment
    • Cat Autolube System
    • Fenders, roading
    • Guard, power train
    • Guard, rear radiator grill
    • Oil change, high speed engine
    • Precleaner, turbine
    • Precleaner, trash
    • Wheel clocks
  • Other Optional Configurations
    • Aggregate Handler
    • Industrial and Waste Handler
    • Steel Mill

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