New | 297D2 Multi Terrain Loader

The Cat® 297D2 Multi Terrain Loader, with its vertical lift design, delivers extended reach and lift height for quick and easy truck loading. Its standard, suspended undercarriage system provides superior traction, flotation, speed and ride quality with very low ground pressure and minimal ground disturbance across a wide range of underfoot conditions.

Engine ModelCat C3.8 DIT (turbo)
Net Power95 HP
Gross Power - SAE J199598 HP
Net Power - SAE 134995 HP
Displacement232 in³
Bore3.9 in
Stroke4.7 in
Net Power - ISO 924995 HP
Peak Torque - 1,500 rpm - SAE J1995246 ft·lbf
Operating Weight10692 lb
NoteOperating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, enclosed cab with glass door, side windows, heater, mechanical suspension seat, advanced display, 880 CCA battery, 1981 mm (78 in) dirt
Operating Specifications
Rated Operating Capacities - 50% Tipping Load4700 lb
Tipping Load9400 lb
Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder7468 lb
Breakout Force - Lift Cylinder6072 lb
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight4960 lb
Rated Operating Capacities - 35% Tipping Load3290 lb
Ground Contact Area2561 in²
Ground Pressure4.2 psi
NoteOperating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, enclosed cab with glass door, side windows, heater, mechanical suspension seat, advanced display, 880 CCA battery, 1981 mm (78 in) dirt
Length - Track on Ground71.1 in
Overall Length - Track90 in
Height - Top of Cab83.2 in
Vehicle Width78.1 in
Ground Clearance8.8 in
Departure Angle30°
Maximum Dump Angle52°
Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position7.9 in
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift127.6 in
Bucket Pin Reach - Maximum Lift15.2 in
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump96.3 in
Length - With Bucket on Ground155.2 in
Length - Without Bucket126 in
Maximum Overall Height160.5 in
Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel to Ground49.6 in
Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height83°
Reach - Maximum Lift/Dump30.5 in
Turning Radius from Center - Bucket (racked)91.8 in
Turning Radius from Center - Coupler59.2 in
Turning Radius from Center - Machine Rear73.4 in
NoteOperating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, enclosed cab with glass door, side windows, heater, mechanical suspension seat, advanced display, 880 CCA battery, 1981 mm (78 in) dirt
Roll Back Angle27°
Hydraulic System
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow XPS - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)76 HP
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow XPS - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow32 gal/min
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow XPS - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure4061 psi
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)44 HP
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Flow23 gal/min
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Pressure3335 psi
ROPSISO 3471:2008
FOPSISO 3449:2005 Level I
FOPS Level IIISO 3449:2005 Level II
Power Train
Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - One Speed5.9 mile/h
Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - Two Speed9.4 mile/h
Service Refill Capacities
Cooling System4.1 gal (US)
Engine Crankcase3.5 gal (US)
Fuel Tank32.2 gal (US)
Hydraulic System14.5 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank10.3 gal (US)
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Tank5 gal (US)
Air Conditioning System
Air ConditioningThe air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 0.81 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.158 metric tonnes.
Noise Level
Inside Cab*83 dB(A)
Note (1)Cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.
Note (2)*The declared dynamic operator sound pressure levels per ISO 6396:2008. The measurements were conducted with the cab doors and windows closed and at 70% of the maximum engine cooling fan speed. The sound level may vary at different engine cooling fan spee
Note (3)**The labeled sound power level for the CE marked configurations when measured according to the test procedure and conditions specified in 2000/14/EC.
Outside Cab**104 dB(A)

Industry Leading Sealed And Pressurized Cab Option Provides A Cleaner And Quieter Operating Environment With Excellent Work Tool Visibility. Available High-back, Heated, Air Ride Seat With Seat Mounted Adjustable Joystick Controls Makes Cat Multi Terrain Loaders The Industry Leader In Operator Comfort.

Maximize Machine Capability And Control With The Standard Advanced Display Providing On-screen Adjustments For Implement Response, Hystat™ Response And Creep Control. Also Features Multi-language Functionality With Customizable Layouts, Security System And Rearview Camera.

High Performance Power Train Provides Maximum Performance And Production Capability Through The Electronic Torque Management System, Standard Two Speed Travel And An Electronic Hand/foot Throttle With Decel Pedal Capability. High Flow Xps Hydraulic System Is Available For Applications That Demand Maximum Hydraulic Work Tool Performance. Electronically Controlled Cat C3.8 Engine Provides High Horsepower And Torque While Meeting U.s. Epa Tier 4 Final/eu Stage Iv Emission Standards. Cat “intelligent Leveling” System (ilev) Provides Industry Leading Technology, Integration And Optional Features Such As Dual Direction Self Level, Work Tool Return To Dig And Work Tool Positioner.

Standard Dual Level Suspension Undercarriage Combined With The Optional Speed Sensitive Ride Control System Provides Better Load Retention, Improved Operator Comfort And One Of The Smoothest Rides In The Industry. The Dual Suspension Undercarriage Features Oscillating Roller Wheel Assemblies That Independently Pivot To Provide Maximum Track On The Ground.

Broad Range Of Performance Matched Cat Work Tools Make The Cat Multi Terrain Loader The Most Versatile Machine On The Job Site.

Ground Level Access To All Daily Service And Routine Maintenance Points Helps Reduce Machine Downtime For Greater Productivity.

Standard Equipment

  • 12 volt Electrical System
  • 100 ampere Alternator
  • Ignition Key Start/Stop Switch
  • Lights: Gauge Backlighting, Two Rear Tail Lights, Two Rear Halogen Working Lights, Two Adjustable Front Halogen Lights, Dome Light
  • Backup Alarm
  • Heavy Duty Battery, 880 CCA
  • Gauges: Fuel Level, DEF Level, Hour Meter
  • Operator Warning System Indicators: Air Filter Restriction, Alternator Output, Armrest Raised/Operator Out of Seat, Engine Coolant Temperature, Engine Oil Pressure, Glow Plug Activation, Hydraulic Filter Restriction, Hydraulic Oil Temperature, Park Brake
  • Adjustable Vinyl Seat
  • Fold in Ergonomic Contoured Armrest
  • Control Interlock System, when operator leaves seat or armrest raised: Hydraulic System Disables, Hydrostatic Transmission Disables, Parking Brake Engages
  • ROPS Cab, Open, Tilt Up
  • FOPS, Level I
  • Top and Rear Windows
  • Floor Mat
  • Interior Rearview Mirror
  • 12 volt Electric Socket
  • Horn
  • Hand (Dial) Throttle, Electronic
  • Adjustable Joystick Controls
  • Advanced Display: Full Color, 127 mm (5 in) LCD Screen, Advanced Multi-operator Security System, On-screen Adjustments for Implement Response, Hystat Drive Response, and Creep Control
  • Storage Compartment with Netting
  • Cat C3.8, Turbo Diesel Engine, Meeting Tier 4 Final/Stage IV Emission Standards
  • Air Cleaner, Dual Element, Radial Seal
  • S·O·SSM Sampling Valve, Hydraulic Oil
  • Filters, Cartridge-type, Hydraulic
  • Filters, Cartridge-type, Fuel and Water Separator
  • Radiator/Hydraulic Oil Cooler (side-by-side)
  • Spring Applied, Hydraulically Released, Wet Multi Disc Parking Brakes
  • Hydrostatic Transmission, Two Speed Travel
  • Suspension – Independent Torsion Axles (4) and Oscillating Bogie Wheels
  • Rubber Track 457 mm (18 in)
  • Engine Enclosure, Lockable
  • Extended Life Antifreeze, –37° C (–34° F)
  • Machine Tie Down Points (6)
  • Support, Lift Arm
  • Hydraulic Oil Level Sight Gauge
  • Radiator Coolant Level Sight Gauge
  • Radiator, Expansion Bottle
  • Cat ToughGuard™ Hose
  • Auxiliary, Hydraulics, Continuous Flow
  • Heavy Duty, Flat Faced Quick Disconnects with Integrated Pressure Release
  • Split D-Ring to Route Work Tool Hoses Along Side of Left Lift Arm
  • Electrical Outlet, Beacon
  • Belly Pan Cleanout
  • Variable Speed Demand Fan
  • Product Link™ PL240, Cellular
  • Hydraulics, Standard or High Flow XPS
  • Quick Coupler, Mechanical or Powered
  • Seat Belt, 50 mm (2 in) or 75 mm (3 in)
  • PERFORMANCE PACKAGE (must select one of the following):
    • Performance Package H1: Standard Flow Hydraulics (No Self Level)
    • Performance Package H2: Standard Flow, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise and Lower), Electronic Snubbing (Rai
    • COMFORT PACKAGE (must select one of the following):
      • Open ROPS (C0): Static Seat (No Foot Throttle, Headliner, Heater or Door)
      • Open ROPS (C1): Foot Throttle, Headliner, Cup Holder, and choice of Seat (Mechanical Suspension or High Back, Heat

Optional Equipment

  • External Counterweights
  • Beacon, Rotating
  • Engine Block Heater – 120V
  • Oil, Hydraulic, Cold Operation
  • Paint, Custom
  • Heavy Duty Battery, 880 CCA, with Battery Disconnect
  • Heavy Duty Battery, 1,000 CCA, with Battery Disconnect
  • Product Link PL641, Cellular
  • Variable Speed Demand Fan with Reversing Functionality
  • Speed Sensitive Ride Control
  • Advanced Display: Rearview Camera Included
  • Work Tool Return to Dig and Work Tool Positioner
  • Bluetooth Radio with Microphone (AM/FM/Weather Band Receiver with USB and Auxiliary Input Jack)





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