New | 297D2 XHP Multi Terrain Loader

The Cat® 297D2 XHP 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 Power106 HP
Gross Power - SAE J1995110 HP
Net Power - SAE 1349106 HP
Displacement232 in³
Bore3.9 in
Stroke4.7 in
Net Power - ISO 9249107 HP
Peak Torque - 1,500 rpm - SAE J1995276 ft·lbf
Operating Weight10918 lb
NoteOperating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, ride control, enclosed cab with glass door, side windows, air conditioning, air ride seat, advanced display, rearview camera, 1,000 CCA
Operating Specifications
Rated Operating Capacities - 50% Tipping Load4800 lb
Tipping Load9600 lb
Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder7468 lb
Breakout Force - Lift Cylinder6072 lb
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight5060 lb
Rated Operating Capacities - 35% Tipping Load3360 lb
Ground Contact Area2561 in²
Ground Pressure4.3 psi
NoteOperating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, ride control, enclosed cab with glass door, side windows, air conditioning, air ride seat, advanced display, rearview camera, 1,000 CCA
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, ride control, enclosed cab with glass door, side windows, air conditioning, air ride seat, advanced display, rearview camera, 1,000 CCA
Roll Back Angle27°
Hydraulic System
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)44 HP
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Flow23 gal/min
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Pressure3335 psi
Hydraulic Flow - XHP - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)94 HP
Hydraulic Flow - XHP - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow*40 gal/min
Hydraulic Flow - XHP - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure4061 psi
Note*When equipped with Cat 400 Series work tools.
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. Xhp Hydraulic System Provides High Flow And High Pressure That Delivers Industry Leading Hydraulic Horsepower To Efficiently Run Even The Most Power Hungry Work Tools. 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 Features Such As Dual Direction Self Level, Work Tool Return To Dig And Work Tool Positioner.

Standard Dual Level Suspension Undercarriage Combined With The 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, 1,000 CCA, with Battery Disconnect
  • 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
  • High Back Cloth Seat with Air Suspension, Heated with Recline and Lumbar Support and Fully Adjustable Seat Mounted Controls
  • 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, Rear and Side Windows
  • Floor Mat
  • Interior Rearview Mirror
  • 12 volt Electric Socket
  • Horn
  • Hand (Dial) and Foot Throttle, Electronic with Decel Feature
  • 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; Rearview Camera Included
  • 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)
  • Speed Sensitive Ride Control
  • 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
  • Quick Coupler, Mechanical or Powered
  • Seat Belt, 50 mm (2 in) or 75 mm (3 in)
    • Performance Package H3: XHP Hydraulics, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise and Lower), Work Tool Return to Dig, Work Tool Positioner, Electronic Snubbing (Raise and Lower)
    • Enclosed ROPS with A/C (C3): Foot Throttle, Headliner, Heater and Defroster, Side Windows, Cup Holder, Radio Ready, Air Ride Seat (High Back and Heated) and Door (Glass or Polycarbonate)

Optional Equipment

  • Beacon, Rotating
  • Engine Block Heater – 120V
  • Oil, Hydraulic, Cold Operation
  • Paint, Custom
  • Variable Speed Demand Fan with Reversing Functionality
  • External Counterweights
  • Product Link PL641, Cellular
  • Bluetooth Radio with Microphone (AM/FM/Weather Band Receiver with USB and Auxiliary Input Jack)





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