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The Cat® 297D2 XHP Multi Terrain Loader, with its vertical lift design, delivers extended reach and lift height for quick and easy truck loading. Its standard, suspended undercarriage system provides superior traction, flotation, speed and ride quality with very low ground pressure and minimal ground disturbance across a wide range of underfoot conditions.

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  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Standard & Optional Equipment
  • Comfortable Cab

    Industry leading sealed and pressurized cab option provides a cleaner and quieter operating environment with excellent work tool visibility. Available high-back, heated, air ride seat with seat mounted adjustable joystick controls makes Cat Multi Terrain Loaders the industry leader in operator comfort.

    Advanced Display

    Maximize machine capability and control with the standard Advanced Display providing on-screen adjustments for implement response, Hystat™ response and creep control. Also features multi-language functionality with customizable layouts, security system and rearview camera.

    Powerful Performance

    High performance power train provides maximum performance and production capability through the Electronic Torque Management system, standard two speed travel and an electronic hand/foot throttle with decel pedal capability. XHP hydraulic system provides high flow and high pressure that delivers industry leading hydraulic horsepower to efficiently run even the most power hungry work tools. Electronically controlled Cat C3.8 engine provides high horsepower and torque while meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV emission standards. Cat “Intelligent Leveling” system (ILEV) provides industry leading technology, integration and features such as dual direction self level, work tool return to dig and work tool positioner.

    Suspended Undercarriage

    Standard dual level suspension undercarriage combined with the Speed Sensitive Ride Control system provides better load retention, improved operator comfort and one of the smoothest rides in the industry. The dual suspension undercarriage features oscillating roller wheel assemblies that independently pivot to provide maximum track on the ground.

    Outstanding Versatility

    Broad range of performance matched Cat Work Tools make the Cat Multi Terrain Loader the most versatile machine on the job site.

    Easy Service

    Ground level access to all daily service and routine maintenance points helps reduce machine downtime for greater productivity.

  • Engine Model Cat C3.8 DIT (turbo)
    Net Power 106 hp
    Gross Power 110 hp
    Gross Power SAE J1995 106 hp
    Net Power EEC ISO 9249 107 hp
    Net Power SAE 1349 276 hp
    Displacement 232 in3
    Bore 3.9 in
    Stroke 4.7 in
    Rated Operating Capacities: 50% Tipping Load 4800 lb
    Rated Operating Capacities: 35% Tipping Load 3360 lb
    Ground Contact Area 4800 in2
    Ground Pressure 5060 psi
    Tipping Load 9600 lb
    Breakout Force, Tilt Cylinder 7468 lb
    Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight 6072 lb
    Travel Speed Forward 5.9 mph
    Travel Speed Reverse 9.4 mph
    Operating Weight 10918 lb
    Cooling System 4.1 gal
    Engine Crankcase 3.5 gal
    Fuel Tank 32.2 gal
    Hydraulic System 14.5 gal
    Hydraulic Tank 10.3 gal
    Length of Track on Ground 71.1 in
    Overall Length of Track 90 in.
    Length w/Bucket on Ground 126 in
    Length w/o Bucket 155.2 in
    Height to Top of Cab 83.2 in
    Vehicle Width 160.5 in
    Max. Overall Height 127.6 in
    Bucket Pin Height at Max. Lift 7.9 in
    Bucket Pin Height at Carry Pos. 30.5 in
    Reach at Max. Lift/Dump 96.3 in
    Clearance at Max. Lift/Dump 8.8 in
    Ground Clearance 30°
    Departure Angle 52°
    Maximum Dump Angle 78.1
    Turn Radius from Ctr - Rear 73.4 in
    Turn Radius from Ctr - Coupler 59.2 in
    Turn Radius from Ctr - Bucket 91.8 in
    Max. Reach w/Arms Parallel 49.6 in
    Rack Back Angle at Max Height 83°
    Bucket Pin Reach at Max Lift 15.2 in
    Loader Hydraulic Pressure 4061 psi
    Loader Hydraulic Flow 40 gal/min
    Hydraulic Power 94 hp
    Hydraulic Flow 3335
    Loader Hydraulic Pressure 23 psi
    Loader Hydraulic Flow 44 gal/min
    Hydraulic Power (calculated) *When equipped with Cat 400 Series work tools.
    ROPS ISO 3471:2008
    FOPS ISO 3449:2005 Level I
    FOPS Level II ISO 3449:2005 Level II
  • Standard Equipment

      • 12 volt Electrical System
      • 100 ampere Alternator
      • Ignition Key Start/Stop Switch
      • Lights: Gauge Backlighting, Two Rear Tail Lights, Two Rear Halogen Working Lights, Two Adjustable Front Halogen Lights, Dome Light
      • Backup Alarm
      • Heavy Duty Battery, 1,000 CCA, with Battery Disconnect
      • Gauges: Fuel Level, DEF Level, Hour Meter
      • Operator Warning System Indicators: Air Filter Restriction, Alternator Output, Armrest Raised/Operator Out of Seat, Engine Coolant Temperature, Engine Oil Pressure, Glow Plug Activation, Hydraulic Filter Restriction, Hydraulic Oil Temperature, Park Brake Engaged, Engine Emission System
      • High Back Cloth Seat with Air Suspension, Heated with Recline and Lumbar Support and Fully Adjustable Seat Mounted Controls
      • Fold in Ergonomic Contoured Armrest
      • Control Interlock System, when operator leaves seat or armrest raised: Hydraulic System Disables, Hydrostatic Transmission Disables, Parking Brake Engages
      • ROPS Cab, Open, Tilt Up
      • FOPS, Level I
      • Top, Rear and Side Windows
      • Floor Mat
      • Interior Rearview Mirror
      • 12 volt Electric Socket
      • Horn
      • Hand (Dial) and Foot Throttle, Electronic with Decel Feature
      • Advanced Display: Full Color, 127 mm (5 in) LCD Screen, Advanced Multi-operator Security System, On-screen Adjustments for Implement Response, Hystat Drive Response, and Creep Control; Rearview Camera Included
      • Storage Compartment with Netting
      • Cat C3.8, Turbo Diesel Engine, Meeting Tier 4 Final/Stage IV Emission Standards
      • Air Cleaner, Dual Element, Radial Seal
      • S·O·SSM Sampling Valve, Hydraulic Oil
      • Filters, Cartridge-type, Hydraulic
      • Filters, Cartridge-type, Fuel and Water Separator
      • Radiator/Hydraulic Oil Cooler (side-by-side)
      • Spring Applied, Hydraulically Released, Wet Multi Disc Parking Brakes
      • Hydrostatic Transmission, Two Speed Travel
      • Suspension – Independent Torsion Axles (4) and Oscillating Bogie Wheels
      • Rubber Track 457 mm (18 in)
      • Speed Sensitive Ride Control
    • OTHER
      • Engine Enclosure, Lockable
      • Extended Life Antifreeze, –37° C (–34° F)
      • Machine Tie Down Points (6)
      • Support, Lift Arm
      • Hydraulic Oil Level Sight Gauge
      • Radiator Coolant Level Sight Gauge
      • Radiator, Expansion Bottle
      • Cat ToughGuard™ Hose
      • Auxiliary, Hydraulics, Continuous Flow
      • Heavy Duty, Flat Faced Quick Disconnects with Integrated Pressure Release
      • Split D-Ring to Route Work Tool Hoses Along Side of Left Lift Arm
      • Electrical Outlet, Beacon
      • Belly Pan Cleanout
      • Variable Speed Demand Fan
      • Quick Coupler, Mechanical or Electric
      • Seat Belt, 50 mm (2 in) or 75 mm (3 in)
      • PERFORMANCE PACKAGE:<ul><li>Performance Package H3: XHP Hydraulics, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise and Lower), Work Tool Return to Dig, Work Tool Positioner, Electronic Snubbing (Raise and Lower)</li></ul>
      • COMFORT PACKAGE:<ul><li>Enclosed ROPS with A/C (C3): Foot Throttle, Headliner, Heater and Defroster, Side Windows, Cup Holder, Radio Ready, Air Ride Seat (High Back and Heated) and Door (Glass or Polycarbonate)</li></ul>

    Optional Equipment

    • Beacon, Rotating
    • Engine Block Heater – 120V
    • Oil, Hydraulic, Cold Operation
    • Paint, Custom
    • Variable Speed Demand Fan with Reversing Functionality
    • External Counterweights
    • Product Link™, Cellular
    • Bluetooth Radio with Microphone (AM/FM/Weather Band Receiver with USB and Auxiliary Input Jack)


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