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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.

  • Specification Summary

  • Engine Model C3.4 T
  • Net Power 68 kW
  • Gross Power - SAE J1995 70 kW
  • Net Power - ISO 9249 EEC 68 kW

Product Details


Engine Model C3.4 T
Net Power 68 kW
Gross Power - SAE J1995 70 kW
Net Power - ISO 9249 EEC 68 kW
Displacement 3.3 l
Bore 94 mm
Stroke 120 mm


Operating Weight 4640 kg

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacities - 50% Tipping Load 1920 kg
Rated Operating Capacities - 35% Tipping Load 1344 kg
Ground Contact Area 1.64 m²
Ground Pressure 28 kPa
Tipping Load 3841 kg
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight 2028 kg


Length - Track on Ground 1808 mm
Overall Length - Track 2267 mm
Length - With Bucket on Ground 3833 mm
Length - Without Bucket 3265 mm
Height - Top of Cab 2083 mm
Vehicle Width 1981 mm
Maximum Overall Height 4115 mm
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift 3279 mm
Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position 200 mm
Reach at Maximum Lift/Dump 783 mm
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump 2487 mm
Ground Clearance 225 mm
Departure Angle 26°
Maximum Dump Angle 51°
Turn Radius from Center - Rear 1454 mm
Turn Radius from Center - Coupler 1795 mm
Turn Radius from Center - Bucket 2634 mm
Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel 1288 mm
Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height 83°
Bucket Pin Reach - Maximum Lift 391 mm

Hydraulic System

Loader Hydraulic Pressure 23000 kPa
Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure 28000 kPa
Loader Hydraulic Flow 84 l/min
Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow 125 l/min
Hydraulic Power 32 kW


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

Power Train

Travel Speed Forward 9 km/h
Travel Speed Reverse 9 km/h
Travel Speed Reverse - 2-Speed Option 15 km/h
Travel Speed Forward - 2-Speed Option 15 km/h

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System 14 l
Engine Crankcase 10 l
Fuel Tank 98 l
Hydraulic System 57 l
Hydraulic Tank 42 l

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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