New | 973D Waste Handler

Caterpillar built its first track loader in 1955. With its pedigree for digging, the track loader has excavated millions of building foundations all over the globe. It wasn't long before customers demanded that the strength and versatility of this machine be adapted to the forestry, demolition, steel mill and waste industries. With Caterpillar built and designed waste handling features, the track loader is now considered the second most useful machines in a landfill (after the compactor). The Cat® 973D is the largest, most powerful track loader in the world, and it's the safest, most environmentally friendly and efficient track loader Caterpillar has ever built. Put it to work in waste, it's designed for it. Read on for more information on the 973D's waste handling attributes, and how they can benefit your operation.

Engine
Engine ModelCat® C9 ACERT™
Flywheel Power263 HP
Undercarriage
Track Shoe Width - Standard21.6 in
Track Shoe Width - Optional26.6 in
Track Gauge85 in
Ground Pressure - Standard Shoe12.4 psi
Ground Pressure - Optional Shoe10.1 psi
Track Shoe TypeDouble Grouser, Extreme Service
Drive System
Drive PumpTwo, variable-displacement, slipper-type axial piston pumps
Maximum System Pressure6527 psi
Track MotorTwo, variable-displacement, bent axis piston motors
TypeHydrostatic drive with infinite machine speeds up to 11 km/h (6.8 mph)
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)
Hydraulic Tank49.9 gal (US)
Electrical System
Alternator95 amp, Heavy-Duty, Brushless
Battery Capacity1400 CCA
Battery Quantity2
Battery Voltage12
Type24V DC
Weights
Operating Weight65157 lb
Buckets
Capacity - General Purpose Landfill6.4 yd³
Capacity - General Purpose4.2 yd³
Capacity - Multi-Purpose Landfill6 yd³
Capacity - Multi-Purpose3.92 yd³
Width - General Purpose Landfill114.56 in
Width - General Purpose114.56 in
Width - Multi-Purpose Landfill112.91 in
Width - Multi-Purpose112.91 in
Ripper Specifications
TypeParallelogram
Number of Pockets3
Overall Width/Beam86.6 in
Penetration15.6 in
Ripping Width72.4 in
Standards
StandardsStandards
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.
  • Value For Your Investment
  • Waste Handler Guarding
  • Waste Handler Guarding (cont.)
  • Prevention
  • Prevention (cont.)
  • Track Shoe Options
  • Operator Environment
  • Cat Work Tools
  • Operation And Service
  • Customer Support
  • Sustainability

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