Caterpillar 972K

| Wheel Loaders

Bucket

Reference: Bucket capacity (cu yds):

6.3

Reference: Bucket edge:

Bolt-on

Bucket capacities, min-max (cu yds):

3.75 - 13.0

Bucket widths, min-max (in):

126" - 141"

Weight

Operating weight (lbs):

57,770

Drivetrain

Transmission type*:

Auto/PS

Number of speeds, fwd/rev:

4 / 4

Max travel speed, fwd/rev (mph):

22.9 / 26.2

Tires

Reference tire size:

26.5R25

Engine

Net engine power (hp):

288

Engine make:

Cat

Engine model:

C9.3 ACERT

Performance

Breakout force (lbs):

44,075

Static tip load, straight (lbs):

41,179

Static tip load, full turn (lbs):

35,963

Dump clearance, full height @ discharge (ft/in):

10' 4"

Dump reach, full height @ discharge (in):

54"

Bucket hinge pin height (in):

175"

Bucket linkage type*:

Z

Total cycle time: Raise, dump, & lower (sec):

10.3

Dimensions

Length w/bucket on ground (ft/in):

30' 4"

Width over tires (ft/in):

9' 10"

Height to top of cab (ft/in):

11' 7"

Wheelbase (ft/in):

11' 3"

Ground clearance (in):

18"

Turn angle, either side (deg):

37°

Turning radius, bucket carry (ft/in):

24' 7"

Bucket linkage type* = *Bucket linkage type = Parallel (P); Parallel w/bellcrank (PB); Torque parallel (TP); Extended reach (XR); Integrated toolcarrier (XT); Z-Bar (Z)

Transmission type* = *Transmission type = Automatic (Auto); Automatic multi-mode (Auto/MM); Automatic with manual shift (Auto/MS); Hydrostatic (HS); Power shift (PS)