New | 973D Track Loader

The Cat® 973D Track Loader is the only track loader in this size class. Furthermore, it leads the industry in operator comfort, performance and versatility. Designed to be productive, this machine will give you complete satisfaction in a wide range of tough applications in the most efficient and productive way. Its design also delivers strength and durability with excellent control and unmatched ease of operation. Discover how much more you can get with this one work force machine ...

Engine
Flywheel Power263 HP
Engine ModelCat® C9 ACERT™
Net Power - ISO 9249263 HP
Net Power - SAE J1349263 HP
Net Power - EEC 80/1269263 HP
Bore4.41 in
Stroke5.86 in
Displacement537 in³
Net Power - Cat263 HP
Undercarriage
Track Shoe TypeDouble Grouser, Extreme Service
Track Shoe Width - Standard21.6 in
Track Shoe Width - Optional26.6 in
Track Rollers - Each Side7
Number of Shoes - Each Side40
Track on Ground115.3 in
Ground Contact Area - Standard Shoe4991 in²
Ground Contact Area - Optional Shoe6138 in²
Ground Pressure - Standard Shoe12.4 psi
Ground Pressure - Optional Shoe10.1 psi
Grouser Height - Double Grouser1.92 in
Track Gauge85 in
Drive System
TypeHydrostatic drive with infinite machine speeds up to 11 km/h (6.8 mph)
Drive PumpTwo, variable-displacement, slipper-type axial piston pumps
Track MotorTwo, variable-displacement, bent axis piston motors
Maximum System Pressure6527 psi
Hydraulic System - Implement
Cycle Time - Dump1.4 s
Cycle Time - Raise6.5 s
Float Down2.7 s
Output - Maximum91.4 gal/min
Relief Valve Setting3988 psi
TypeClosed Center Load Sensing
Service Refill Capacities
Fuel Tank164 gal (US)
Cooling System11.6 gal (US)
Crankcase - With Filter7.7 gal (US)
Final Drive - Each7.5 gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Equipment, Power Train and Tank89.8 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank49.9 gal (US)
Pump Drive Box1 gal (US)
Pivot Shaft0.8 gal (US)
Electrical System
Type24V DC
Battery Capacity1400 CCA
Battery Voltage12
Battery Quantity2
Alternator95 amp, Heavy-Duty, Brushless
Weights
Operating Weight61857 lb
Shipping Weight - Without Bucket55997 lb
Buckets
Capacity - General Purpose4.2 yd³
Capacity - Multi-Purpose3.92 yd³
Bucket Width - General Purpose114.56 in
Bucket Width - Multi-Purpose112.91 in
Operating Specifications
Maximum Travel Speed6.8 mile/h
Ripper Specifications
TypeParallelogram
Overall Width/Beam86.6 in
Shank Cross Section74 x 175 mm 2.9 x 6.9 in
Ground Clearance34.96 in
Penetration15.6 in
Ripping Width72.4 in
Cylinders - Bore5.1 in
Cylinders - Stroke9.3 in
Addition to Machine Length Due to Ripper in Transportation Position23.1 in
Number of Pockets3
Penetration Force - Ground Level22500 lb
Ramp Angle28.5 °
Ripper Weight - With 3 Shanks3747.8 lb
Standards
ROPS/FOPSROPS/FOPS
BrakesBrakes
CabCab
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 1.9 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 2.717 metric tonnes.
  • Engine
  • Hydraulics
  • Operator Station
  • Undercarriage
  • Structures
  • Work Tools
  • The All-purpose Performer
  • Value Package
  • Serviceability
  • Product Link
  • Support

Standard Equipment

ELECTRICAL
  • Alternator, 95 amps, 24 V, heavy duty brushless
  • Alarm, backup
  • Horn, electric
  • 2 Maintenance free batteries, 1,400 amps
  • Converter 24V/12V
  • Switch, main disconnect
  • Starter, electric (24V)
  • Four halogen lights, two forward facing, roof mounted; two rearward facing, integrated in A/C unit
OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
  • Pressurized, sound suppressed, ROPS/FOPS cab
  • Cab with tinted glass and side sliding window
  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Heater, defroster with automatic temperature control
  • Seat, fabric-covered, air suspended
  • Seat-mounted controls
  • Seat belt, retractable
  • Electronic Monitoring System
  • Gauges for:
  • Electro-hydraulic implement control joystick
  • Radio ready, includes 24 to 12V converter, speakers, antenna and two 12 volts power outlets
  • Mirror rearview
  • Coat Hook
  • Adjustable armrest
  • Transmission control, Joystick or V-lever and steering pedals
  • Storage lockable compartment under armrests
  • Floor mat, rubber, heavy duty
  • Windshield washers and wipers, front and rear
  • Durable metal roof
  • Parking brake switch and "brake-on" indicator light
POWER TRAIN
  • Caterpillar C9 ACERT diesel engine
  • Modular cooling system for engine air intake, oil and water
  • 24 volt electric starting
  • Electronically controlled, on-demand fan cooling system
  • Extended Life Coolant
  • Fuel priming pump electric
  • Electronic Hydrostatic Control (EHC) for transmission with travel and work modes
  • Closed Loop Hystat transmission with DSR Software
  • Muffler, under hood
  • Water separator
UNDERCARRIAGE
  • 2160 mm/85 in track gauge
  • End Section Track Guiding guards
  • Hydraulic Track Adjuster
  • EWL track (40 sections, 215 mm /8.5 in pitch)
  • Five piece sprocket track
  • Seven track rollers, lifetime lubricated
  • Conventional idlers, lifetime lubricated.
  • Oscillating track roller frames
  • Two carrier rollers per track
  • Track Master Link
  • Guard, idler
OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT
  • Sound Suppression, Exterior
  • Z-bar loader linkage
  • Load sensing variable displacement implement pump
  • Implement cylinders with integrated positioning sensors
  • Operator programmable lift and tilt kickouts
  • Engine enclosure with lockable doors (5 mm/0.2 in perforated holes)
  • Hinged radiator grill
  • 6.35 fins per inch radiator and cooler cores
  • Ecology Drains
  • Hydraulic Oil, HYDO Advanced 10
  • Cab, tilt jack, hydraulic

Optional Equipment

ELECTRICAL
  • Beacon, rotating
POWER TRAIN
  • Tank fuel, fast fill
HYDRAULIC
  • Hydraulic oil, biodegradable
BUCKET
  • General Propose, Slag
BUCKET ATTACHMENTS
  • Teeth, extra duty, 8
  • Teeth, penetration, 8
  • Cutting edge, bolt-on
UNDERCARRIAGE
  • Track, 500 mm (19.7 in), flat
  • Track, 500 mm (19.7 in), alternates flat and DG GR shoes
  • Track, 675 mm (26.6 in), Trap Hole
  • DBL GR
  • TRPL GR
  • SGL GR ES
GUARDS
  • Guard, tilt cylinders
  • Guard, track roller
OTHER ATTACHMENTS
  • Radio AM/FM, CD
  • Heater, engine coolant, 120V
  • Heater, engine coolant, 240V
  • Product Link
  • Machine Security System
  • Antifreeze, -50° C (-58° F)
973D VALUE PACKAGES
  • Rear protection STD
  • Rear protection HD
  • Ripper package
  • Maintenance package, deluxe
  • Lights additional, package
  • Protection, windshield, lights
  • Striker bar package
  • Counterweight package
  • Hydraulic 2W, Joystick
  • Hydraulic 3W, MP Joystick
  • Hydraulic 3W, GP Joystick
  • Hydraulic 4W, MP joystick
  • Hydraulic, 2W, 2 levers
  • Bucket GP, 3.0 m³ (3.98 yd³), package
  • Bucket MP, 2.8 m³ (3.6 yd³), package
  • Bucket GP, 3.0 m³ (3.98 yd³), package
  • Bucket GP, landfill, package
  • Bucket wide, 3.3 m³ (4.37 yd³), package
  • Bucket GP, 3.0 m³ (3.98 yd³), HD, pack
  • Bucket MP ES, 2.8 m³ (3.6 yd³), package
  • Bucket MP, landfill, package

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