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972M Wheel Loader | Front Loader | Tier 4

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Specification Summary

Emissions
Tier 4/Stage IV
Operating Weight
54871 lb
Bucket Capacities
3.20-9.94 m³ (4.19-13.0 yd³)
Cooling System
18.9 gal (US)
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Engine

Net Power - ISO 9249
299 HP
Engine Model
Cat C9.3
Displacement
568 in³
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349
299 HP
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349 - Metric
303 HP
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396
331 HP
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396 - Metric
336 HP
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1995
337 HP
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1995 - Metric
341 HP
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249 - Metric
303 HP
Maximum Net Torque - 1,100 rpm
1220 ft·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.
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - ISO 14396
1261 ft·lbf
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - SAE J1995
1275 ft·lbf
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249
299 HP

Weights

Operating Weight
54871 lb
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 steerin

Buckets

Bucket Capacities
3.20-9.94 m³ (4.19-13.0 yd³)

Operating Specifications

Breakout Force
44075 lbf
Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - No Tire Deflection
38396 lb
Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - With Tire Deflection
35626 lb
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.

Transmission

Forward - 1
4.2 mile/h
Forward - 2
8.1 mile/h
Forward - 3
14.4 mile/h
Forward - 4
24.5 mile/h
Reverse - 1
4.7 mile/h
Reverse - 2
9.3 mile/h
Reverse - 3
16.5 mile/h
Reverse - 4
24.5 mile/h
Note
Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 826 mm (32.5 in) roll radius.

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total
10.7 s
Implement Pump Type
Variable Displacement Piston
Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure
4496 psi
Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 2,200 rpm
95 gal/min

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System
18.9 gal (US)
Crankcase
6.5 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Front
15.1 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Rear
15.1 gal (US)
Fuel Tank
79.8 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
33 gal (US)
Transmission
14.3 gal (US)
DEF Tank
4.4 gal (US)

Sound

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)
109 dB(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)**
108 LWA***
With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)**
69 dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)
70 dB(A)

Dimensions - High Lift

Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight
8.17 ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch
5.83 ft
Ground Clearance
1.42 ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe
11.58 ft
Height - Top of Hood
9.17 ft
Height - Top of ROPS
11.75 ft
Hinge Pin Height at Carry
2.58 ft
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift
15.75 ft
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift
13.5 ft
Maximum Width over Tires
9.92 ft
Note
All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
Overall Length - Without Bucket
26.67 ft
Rack Back - Carry Height
49 degrees
Rack Back - Maximum Lift
71 degrees
Rack Back at Ground
39 degrees
Tread Width
7.33 ft
Wheel Base
11.67 ft

Dimensions - Standard Lift

Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight
8.17 ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch
5.83 ft
Ground Clearance
1.42 ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe
11.58 ft
Height - Top of Hood
9.17 ft
Height - Top of ROPS
11.75 ft
Hinge Pin Height at Carry
2.25 ft
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift
14.67 ft
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift
12.58 ft
Maximum Width over Tires
9.92 ft
Note
All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
Overall Length - Without Bucket
25.58 ft
Rack Back - Carry Height
50 degrees
Rack Back - Maximum Lift
56 degrees
Rack Back at Ground
41 degrees
Tread Width
7.33 ft
Wheel Base
11.67 ft

Bucket Capacities

Bucket Range
3.20-9.94 m³ (4.19-13.0 yd³)

Engine - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV

Emissions
Tier 4/Stage IV
Net Power - ISO 9249
299 HP
Engine Model
Cat C9.3
Displacement
568 in³
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349
299 HP
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - SAE J1349 - Metric
303 HP
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396
331 HP
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 14396 - Metric
336 HP
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1995
337 HP
Maximum Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1995 - Metric
341 HP
Operating Weight
54871 lb
Bucket Capacities
3.20-9.94 m³ (4.19-13.0 yd³)
Breakout Force
44075 lbf
Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - No Tire Deflection
38396 lb
Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - With Tire Deflection
35626 lb
Forward - 1
4.2 mile/h
Forward - 2
8.1 mile/h
Forward - 3
14.4 mile/h
Forward - 4
24.5 mile/h
Reverse - 1
4.7 mile/h
Reverse - 2
9.3 mile/h
Reverse - 3
16.5 mile/h
Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total
10.7 s
Implement Pump Type
Variable Displacement Piston
Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure
4496 psi
Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 2,200 rpm
95 gal/min
Cooling System
18.9 gal (US)
Crankcase
6.5 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Front
15.1 gal (US)
Differential - Final Drives - Rear
15.1 gal (US)
Fuel Tank
79.8 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
33 gal (US)
Transmission
14.3 gal (US)
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)
109 dB(A)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013)
76 dB(A)*
Reverse - 4
24.5 mile/h
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight
8.17 ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch
5.83 ft
Ground Clearance
1.42 ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe
11.58 ft
Height - Top of Hood
9.17 ft
Height - Top of ROPS
11.75 ft
Hinge Pin Height at Carry
2.58 ft
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift
15.75 ft
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift
13.5 ft
Maximum Width over Tires
9.92 ft
Note
All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
Overall Length - Without Bucket
26.67 ft
Rack Back - Carry Height
49 degrees
Rack Back - Maximum Lift
71 degrees
Rack Back at Ground
39 degrees
Tread Width
7.33 ft
Wheel Base
11.67 ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight
8.17 ft
Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch
5.83 ft
Ground Clearance
1.42 ft
Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe
11.58 ft
Height - Top of Hood
9.17 ft
Height - Top of ROPS
11.75 ft
Hinge Pin Height at Carry
2.25 ft
Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift
14.67 ft
Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift
12.58 ft
Maximum Width over Tires
9.92 ft
Note
All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.
Overall Length - Without Bucket
25.58 ft
Rack Back - Carry Height
50 degrees
Rack Back - Maximum Lift
56 degrees
Rack Back at Ground
41 degrees
Tread Width
7.33 ft
Wheel Base
11.67 ft
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249 - Metric
303 HP
Maximum Net Torque - 1,100 rpm
1220 ft·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.
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - ISO 14396
1261 ft·lbf
Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - SAE J1995
1275 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.
DEF Tank
4.4 gal (US)
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)
With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)
70 dB(A)
Note
Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 826 mm (32.5 in) roll radius.
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 steerin
Bucket Range
3.20-9.94 m³ (4.19-13.0 yd³)
Maximum Net Power - 1,700 rpm - ISO 9249
299 HP
Emissions
Tier 4/Stage IV