973D Waste Handler

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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.
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Specs

Overview

Long Name:
973D Waste Handler
Name:
973D WH
Brand:
Caterpillar
Status:
Current

Engine

Engine Model:
Cat® C9 ACERT™
Flywheel Power:
263 HP / 196 kW

Undercarriage

Track Shoe Width - Standard:
21.6 in / 550 mm
Track Shoe Width - Optional:
26.6 in / 675 mm
Track Gauge:
85 in / 2160 mm
Ground Pressure - Standard Shoe:
12.4 psi / 85.5 kPa
Ground Pressure - Optional Shoe:
10.1 psi / 69.5 kPa
Track Shoe Type:
Double Grouser, Extreme Service

Drive System

Drive Pump:
Two, variable-displacement, slipper-type axial piston pumps
Maximum System Pressure:
6527 psi / 45000 kPa
Track Motor:
Two, variable-displacement, bent axis piston motors
Type:
Hydrostatic drive with infinite machine speeds up to 11 km/h (6.8 mph)

Hydraulic System - Implement

Cycle Time - Dump:
1.4 s / 1.4 s
Cycle Time - Raise:
6.5 s / 6.5 s
Float Down:
2.7 s / 2.7 s
Output - Maximum:
91.4 gal/min / 346 l/min
Relief Valve Setting:
3988 psi / 27500 kPa
Type:
Closed Center Load Sensing

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank:
164 gal (US) / 621 l
Cooling System:
11.6 gal (US) / 44 l
Hydraulic Tank:
49.9 gal (US) / 189 l

Electrical System

Alternator:
95 amp, Heavy-Duty, Brushless
Battery Capacity:
1400 CCA
Battery Quantity:
2
Battery Voltage:
12
Type:
24V DC

Weights

Operating Weight:
65157 lb / 29555 kg

Buckets

Capacity - General Purpose Landfill:
6.4 yd³ / 4.9 m³
Capacity - General Purpose:
4.2 yd³ / 3.21 m³
Capacity - Multi-Purpose Landfill:
6 yd³ / 4.6 m³
Capacity - Multi-Purpose:
3.92 yd³ / 3.05 m³
Width - General Purpose Landfill:
114.56 in / 2910 mm
Width - General Purpose:
114.56 in / 2910 mm
Width - Multi-Purpose Landfill:
112.91 in / 2868 mm
Width - Multi-Purpose:
112.91 in / 2868 mm

Ripper Specifications

Type:
Parallelogram
Number of Pockets:
3
Overall Width/Beam:
86.6 in / 2200 mm
Penetration:
15.6 in / 397 mm
Ripping Width:
72.4 in / 1840 mm

Standards

Standards:
Standards

Air Conditioning System

Air Conditioning:
The 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.