Caterpillar 973 Crawler Loader

Category: Crawler Loaders (See all Crawler Loaders for sale)

Manufacturer: Caterpillar (See all Caterpillar Equipment for sale)

Model: 973 (See all Caterpillar 973 for sale)


Clearance at Full Height and Dump

11 ft

Ground Clearance

1.5 ft

Height - Top of Cab

11.3 ft

Length with Bucket on Ground

23.4 ft

Reach at Dump Height

4.4 ft

Width to Outside of Tracks

8.5 ft



640.8 cu in

Engine Model


Net Power

210 hp (157 kw)

Hydraulic System

Dump Time

1.4 seconds

Lower Time

2.6 seconds

Raise Time

7.4 seconds

Operating Specifications

Breakout Force Bucket

47981 lbs

Bucket Capacity - heaped

3.7 cu yd

Bucket Capacity - struck

3.2 cu yd

Fuel Capacity

94.1 gal

Hydraulic System Fluid Capacity

15.9 gal

Max Speed

6.5 mph (10 kph)

Operating Weight

54899.6 lbs

Static Tipping Load

37011.3 lbs


Ground Contact Area

4526.1 cu in

Ground Pressure

12.1 psi

Length of Track on Ground

9.6 ft

Number of Track Rollers per Side


Track Gauge

81.9 in

Track Shoe Width

19.7 in