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972K Features

Performance Series Buckets

With standard Performance Series Buckets, operators bene t from reduced dig times and better material retention; ultimately translating into signi cant productivity and fuel ef ciency improvements.

Load Sensing Hydraulics

Load sensing hydraulics produce ow and pressure for the implement system upon demand and only in amounts necessary to perform the needed work functions, enhancing machine productivity and fuel ef ciency.

Operator Environment

The new four post ROPS cab provides enhanced comfort, visibility, and productivity resulting in a more ef cient operator. New features include an ergonomic electro-hydraulic (EH) joystick steering system with position control and force feedback (speed sensitive), automatic climate control, viscous mounts to reduce noise and vibration levels, post mounted membrane switches, and a convex windshield giving the operator a panoramic view.

Cat ® C9.3 ACERT™ Engine

The innovative Cat C9.3 ACERT engine is optimized for maximum fuel ef ciency and increased power density while meeting Tier 4 Interim/ Stage IIIB emission standards.

Powershift Transmission

The K Series™ transmissions incorporate a new shifting strategy that delivers smoother shifts, faster acceleration, and increased travel speed when climbing a grade.

Fuel Ef ciency

The 972K wheel loader has been integrated as a system; from the linkage and work tool carrying the payload, to the engine, transmission and torque converter moving the machine, the system has been optimized to achieve the lowest cost per ton.

Contents

Reliability ..............................................................3 Durability ..............................................................4 Productivity ..........................................................5 Versatility..............................................................6 Operator Environment ........................................8 Serviceability .....................................................10 Sustainability .....................................................11 Customer Support .............................................11 Owning Costs.....................................................12 Operating Costs.................................................13 Wheel Loader Speci cations .........................14 Standard and Optional Equipment .................32

The Cat ® 972K was designed to improve operator comfort, performance, and productivity, all while meeting Tier 4 Interim/Stage IIIB emission standards. The Performance Series Buckets enhance visibility and decrease cycle times. The unmatched, revolutionary world-class cab creates a comfortable, ef cient, safe, and productive operator environment. The innovative Cat C9.3 ACERT engine is optimized for maximum fuel ef ciency and increased power density while meeting Tier 4 Interim/Stage IIIB emission standards. The reliability, durability, and versatility of the 972K result in a machine that is better built to meet your needs. All day. Every day.

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