973D Waste Handler

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 Model
Cat® C9 ACERT™
Operating Weight
65157.0 lb
Capacity - General Purpose
4.2 yd3
Capacity - Multi-Purpose
3.92 yd3

Engine

Engine Model
Cat® C9 ACERT™
Flywheel Power
263.0hp
Engine Model
Cat® C9 ACERT™
Flywheel Power
263mm H2O

Weights

Operating Weight
65157.0lb
Operating Weight
65157lb

Buckets

Capacity - General Purpose
4.2yd3
Capacity - Multi-Purpose
3.92yd3
Width - General Purpose Landfill
114.56in
Width - General Purpose
114.56in
Width - Multi-Purpose
112.91in
Capacity - General Purpose Landfill
6.4yd³
Capacity - Multi-Purpose Landfill
6yd³
Width - Multi-Purpose Landfill
112.91in
Capacity - General Purpose
4.2yd³
Capacity - Multi-Purpose
3.92yd³
Width - General Purpose Landfill
114.56in
Width - General Purpose
114.56in
Width - Multi-Purpose
112.91in

Undercarriage

Track Shoe Width - Standard
21.6in
Track Shoe Width - Optional
26.6in
Track Gauge
85.0in
Ground Pressure - Standard Shoe
12.4psi
Ground Pressure - Optional Shoe
10.1psi
Track Shoe Type
Double Grouser, Extreme Service
Track Shoe Width - Standard
21.6in
Track Shoe Width - Optional
26.6in
Track Gauge
85in
Ground Pressure - Standard Shoe
12.4psi
Ground Pressure - Optional Shoe
10.1psi
Track Shoe Type
Double Grouser, Extreme Service

Standards

Standards
Standards
Standards
Standards

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank
164.0gal
Cooling System
11.6gal
Hydraulic Tank
49.9gal
Fuel Tank
164gal (US)
Cooling System
11.6gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
49.9gal (US)

Ripper Specifications

Type
Parallelogram
Number of Pockets
3
Overall Width/Beam
86.6in
Penetration
15.6in
Ripping Width
72.4in
Type
Parallelogram
Number of Pockets
3
Overall Width/Beam
86.6in
Penetration
15.6in
Ripping Width
72.4in

Hydraulic System - Implement

Cycle Time - Dump
1.4Seconds
Cycle Time - Raise
6.5Seconds
Float Down
2.7Seconds
Output - Maximum
91.4gal/min
Relief Valve Setting
3988.0psi
Type
Closed Center Load Sensing
Cycle Time - Dump
1.4s
Cycle Time - Raise
6.5s
Float Down
2.7s
Output - Maximum
91.4gal/min
Relief Valve Setting
3988psi
Type
Closed Center Load Sensing

Electrical System

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

Drive System

Drive Pump
Two, variable-displacement, slipper-type axial piston pumps
Maximum System Pressure
6527.0psi
Track Motor
Two, variable-displacement, bent axis piston motors
Type
Hydrostatic drive with infinite machine speeds up to 11 km/h (6.8 mph)
Drive Pump
Two, variable-displacement, slipper-type axial piston pumps
Maximum System Pressure
6527psi
Track Motor
Two, variable-displacement, bent axis piston motors
Type
Hydrostatic drive with infinite machine speeds up to 11 km/h (6.8 mph)

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.
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.

Standard Equipment:

Optional Equipment: