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Waste Handler Track Loaders(Non Current)

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973C WH Waste Handler

The 973C is the machine to perform many waste handling tasks. It can also be used to compact the top layer of material which minimizes the amount of daily cover needed.

Product Details

Engine

Engine Model 3306 DIT
Gross Power 171 kW
Flywheel Power 156 kW

Weights

Operating Weight 26370 kg

Buckets

Capacity - General Purpose Landfill 5.58 m3
Capacity - Multi-Purpose Landfill 4.4 m3
Width - General Purpose Landfill 2854 mm

Undercarriage

Track Shoe Width - Standard 500 mm
Track Shoe Width - Optional 675 mm
Track Gauge 2080 mm

Operating Specifications

Track on Ground 2917 mm
Ground Contact Area 3.94 m2
Ground Pressure 83 kPa
Max Travel Speed 10.3 km/h

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity 356 L

Versatility

The excellent versatility of the 973C Waste Handler makes it well suited forwaste handling applications.

Landfill Jobs

The 973C Waste Handler performsmany waste handling tasks, such as:
  • Feeding waste to landfill compactors
  • Spreading
  • Shredding
  • Compacting
  • Leveling waste before daily cover

Transfer Station

This application requires a machine with maneuverability in addition to versatility. The 973C Waste Handler makes the following transfer station tasks pos-sible:
  • Sorting
  • Shredding
  • Crushing
  • Compacting
  • Loading

Utility Applications

The 973C can work in virtually any underfoot condition (snow, mud, uncompacted fill materials, etc?). It can be used to:
  • Build and maintain service roads
  • Remove snow
  • Clear land
  • Rip compacted material for excava-tion
  • Retrieve mired vehicles on the work site

Waste Material Handling

Due to its superior flotation and visibil-ity the 973C can handle smoothly and efficiently
  • Separating materials for recycling
  • Moving materials to compost areas
  • Charging shredder hoppers
  • Truck loading

Construction and Demolition Material Handling

Track loaders can be used for:
  • Sorting
  • Shredding
  • Crushing
  • Compacting
  • Stockpiling
  • Loading materials

Soil Excavation/Handling

The versatility of its tools makes the 973C Track Loader excellent for:
  • Excavating
  • Carrying
  • Stockpiling
  • Spreading soil and cover material

Protective Features

Special guarding features are factory designed and built.

Seal Protection Guard Group

Helps protect the final drive, pivot shaft and idler seals. Minimizes costly downtime caused by wire, nylon strapping, etc., usually found in transfer stations and landfills.

Precleaner with prescreener

  • Prevents trash from entering air intake.
  • Turbine-type dust ejection system extends filter life.

Swing out radiator grill

  • Allows easy access for cleaning radiator.
  • Makes cooling system work more efficiently.

Debris barrier package

  • Rubber baffle added to front and rubber seals to rear of cab. Reduces build-up of debris in engine and power train components. Results in longer operating time between cleanouts.
  • Seals added to engine side doors to prevent entry of radiator-plugging waste.

Fender reinforcement

  • Fenders help protect cab and sheet metal.
  • Reinforcements added to improve strength.

Heavy duty swing open bottom guards

  • Help protect engine and drive train from damage.
  • Provide easy access for servicing and cleanout.

Heavy duty hydraulic tank guard

  • Helps prevent costly hydraulic tank damage from debris.
  • Twice as thick as standard guarding for excellent protection.

Lift cylinder lines guard

Helps protect lift cylinder hoses from debris damage.

Tilt cylinder guards with side mounted bucket positioner

Protects cylinder, cylinder rod and hydraulic lines from falling debris. The bucket positioner is mounted to the side of the cylinder.

Third valve lines guard

Protects steel hydraulic lines for Multi-Purpose Bucket from damage caused by material pushed upward between lift arms when back-dragging.

Heavy duty hinged windshield screen

Protects front cab glass from debris coming over bucket. Features quick release handle for easy cleaning access.

Final drive abrasion guards

  • Fabricated from abrasion-resistant steel to protect final drive housings.
  • Helps prevent final drive failure due to wear-through in abrasive condi-tions.
  • Three-piece design enhances serviceability.

Front idler guard

Helps protect the yoke, link, recoil rod and idler by preventing material from entering the idler area.

Striker bar

Designed to prevent debris from riding up the track and damaging the sheet metal.

Trash rack

  • Increases bucket capacity in waste
  • Helps prevent bucket spillage
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