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973K Track Loader

  • Specification Summary

  • Flywheel Power 205 kW
  • Engine Model Cat C9.3
  • Net Power - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 205 kW
  • Net Power - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN) 278 HP

Product Details


Flywheel Power 205 kW
Engine Model Cat C9.3
Net Power - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 205 kW
Net Power - ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN) 278 HP
Emissions U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V/Japan 2014 (Tier 4 Final), Korea Tier 4 Final OR China Nonroad Stage III/UN ECE R96 Stage IIIA emission standards, equivalent to Tier 3/Stage IIIA
Note (1) All nonroad Tier 4 Interim and Final, Stage IIIB, IV and V, Japan 2014 (Tier 4 Final) and Korea Tier 4 Final diesel engines are required to use only Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) with 15 ppm (mg/kg) of sulfur or less, or up to B20 biodiesel blended with ULSD. B20 should meet ASTM D7467 specification (biodiesel blend stock should meet Cat biodiesel spec, ASTM D6751 or EN 14214). Cat DEO-ULS™ or oils that meet the Cat ECF-3, API CJ-4, and ACEA E9 specification are required. Consult your OMM for further machine specific fuel recommendations.
Note (2) Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) used in Cat Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems must meet the requirements outlined in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 22241.


Operating Weight 28985 kg
Operating Weight - Wide Gauge 32304 kg
Operating Weight - Waste Handler 29175 kg
Operating Weight - Steel Mill 33699 kg
Note (1) Subtract approximately 295 kg / 650 lb for machines not equipped with Tier 4 Final/Stage V emissions reduction technology.

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank 384 l
DEF Tank 35 l


Overall Machine Length* 7579 mm
Machine Height - Top of Cab 3510 mm
Height - Top of Stack 3069 mm
Overall Machine Height - Bucket Fully Raised 5752 mm
Overall Machine Width without Bucket: With Standard Tracks - 550 mm (21.6 in) Shoes 2710 mm
Note *With General Purpose bucket and heavy duty teeth.


Track Gauge 2160 mm
Track Shoe Width - Standard 550 mm
Track Shoe Width - Optional 675 mm
Track Shoe Width - Wide Gauge 830 mm
Track on Ground 2930 mm
Ground Contact Area* - Standard Shoe - 550 mm (21.6 in) 3.66 m²
Ground Contact Area* - Optional Shoe - 675 mm (26.6 in) 4.49 m²
Ground Contact Area* - Wide Gauge - 830 mm (32.7 in) 5.53 m²
Ground Pressure* - Standard Shoe - 550 mm (21.6 in) 77.6 kPa
Ground Pressure* - Optional Shoe - 675 mm (26.6 in) 64.4 kPa
Ground Pressure* - Wide Gauge - 830 mm (32.7 in) 57.3 kPa
Note *ISO 16754:2008.


Capacity - General Purpose 3.2 m³
Capacity - Multi-Purpose 3 m³
Capacity - Performance Series 3.8 m³
Capacity - Landfill 4.9 m³
Capacity - Slag 3 m³
Width - General Purpose 2974 mm
Width - Multi-Purpose 2946 mm
Width - Performance Series 2982 mm
Width - Landfill 2974 mm
Width - Slag 2846 mm

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 1.1 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.573 metric tonnes.

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