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Multi Terrain Loaders(Non Current)

Cat® Compact Track Loaders and Multi Terrain Loaders give you all the traction and flotation benefits of tracks. A choice of undercarriages lets you choose the machine that best fits your applications.

297C (XPS) Multi Terrain Loader

The Cat 297C Multi Terrain Loader, with its vertical lift design, delivers extended reach and lift height for quick and easy truck loading. Its suspended undercarriage system provides superior traction, flotation and the ability to work in a wide range of underfoot conditions.

Product Details


Engine Model C3.4 T
Net Power 68.0 kW
Gross Power SAE J1995 70.0 kW
Net Power EEC ISO 9249 68.0 kW
Displacement 3.3 L
Bore 94.0 mm
Stroke 120.0 mm

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacities: 50% Tipping Load 1920.0 kg
Rated Operating Capacities: 35% Tipping Load 1344.0 kg
Ground Contact Area 1.64 m2
Ground Pressure 28.0 kPa
Tipping Load 3841.0 kg
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight 2028.0 kg

Power Train

Travel Speed Forward 9.0 km/h
Travel Speed Reverse 9.0 km/h
Travel Speed Reverse - 2-Speed Option 15.0 km/h
Travel Speed Forward - 2-Speed Option 15.0 km/h


Operating Weight 4640.0 kg

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System 14.0 L
Engine Crankcase 10.0 L
Fuel Tank 98.0 L
Hydraulic System 57.0 L
Hydraulic Tank 42.0 L


Length of Track on Ground 1808.0 mm
Overall Length of Track 2267.0 mm
Length w/Bucket on Ground 3833.0 mm
Length w/o Bucket 3265.0 mm
Height to Top of Cab 2083.0 mm
Vehicle Width 1981.0 mm
Max. Overall Height 4115.0 mm
Bucket Pin Height at Max. Lift 3279.0 mm
Bucket Pin Height at Carry Pos. 200.0 mm
Reach at Max. Lift/Dump 783.0 mm
Clearance at Max. Lift/Dump 2487.0 mm
Ground Clearance 225.0 mm
Departure Angle 26°
Maximum Dump Angle 51°
Turn Radius from Ctr - Rear 1454.0 mm
Turn Radius from Ctr - Coupler 1795.0 mm
Turn Radius from Ctr - Bucket 2634.0 mm
Max. Reach w/Arms Parallel 1288.0 mm
Rack Back Angle at Max Height 83°
Bucket Pin Reach at Max Lift 391.0 mm


ROPS ISO 3471:1994
FOPS ISO 3449:1992 Level I
FOPS Level II ISO 3449:1992 Level II

Hydraulic System

Loader Hydraulic Pressure 23000.0 kPa
Max. Loader Hydraulic Pressure 28000.0 kPa
Loader Hydraulic Flow 84.0 L/min
Max. Loader Hydraulic Flow 125.0 L/min
Hydraulic Power 32.0 kW

Sealed and Pressurized Cab

Provides a clean and quiet operating environment.

Seat Mounted Adjustable Joystick Controls and available Air Ride Seat

These features make the C-Series the industry leader in operator comfort.

High Performance Power Train

Provides high engine horsepower and torque. Electronic Torque Management and standard foot throttle allow the machine to be operated at part throttle for lower sound levels and fuel consumption.

High Flow XPS Hydraulic System

Available for applications that demand maximum hydraulic work tool performance.


Single level and dual level suspension undercarriages are available on the 297C.

Work Tools

Caterpillar’s broad range of performance matched work tools make the Cat Multi Terrain Loader the most versatile machine on the jobsite.


Easy routine maintenance helps reduce machine downtime for greater productivity.
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