297D XHP

The Cat® 297D 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.

Engine Model Cat C3.8 DIT (Turbo)
Net Power 106 hp
Gross Power SAE J1995 110.0 hp
Net Power ISO 9249 107.0 hp
Net Power SAE 1349 106.0 hp
Displacement 232.0 in3
Bore 3.9 in
Stroke 4.7 in

Operating Specifications
Rated Operating Capacities: 50% Tipping Load 5000.0 lb
Rated Operating Capacities: 35% Tipping Load 3500.0 lb
Ground Contact Area 2233.0 in2
Ground Pressure 4.8 psi
Tipping Load 10000.0 lb
Breakout Force, Tilt Cylinder 7491.0 lb

Power Train
Travel Speed Forward 5.9 mph
Travel Speed Reverse 5.9 mph
Travel Speed Reverse - 2-Speed Option 9.4 mph
Travel Speed Forward - 2-Speed Option 9.4 mph

Operating Weight 10815.0 lb

Service Refill Capacities
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 90.0 in.
Length w/Bucket on Ground 152.2 in
Length w/o Bucket 124.2 in
Height to Top of Cab 83.6 in
Vehicle Width 76.2 in
Max. Overall Height 158.4 in
Bucket Pin Height at Max. Lift 125.6 in
Bucket Pin Height at Carry Pos. 7.5 in
Reach at Max. Lift/Dump 30.6 in
Clearance at Max. Lift/Dump 94.3 in
Ground Clearance 8.6 in
Departure Angle 31°
Maximum Dump Angle 52°
Turn Radius from Ctr - Rear 73.2 in
Turn Radius from Ctr - Coupler 57.9 in
Turn Radius from Ctr - Bucket 91.7 in
Max. Reach w/Arms Parallel 50.1 in
Rack Back Angle at Max Height 83°
Bucket Pin Reach at Max Lift 15.6 in

ROPS ISO 3471:2008
FOPS ISO 3449:2005 Level I
FOPS Level II ISO 3449:2005 Level II

Hydraulic System
Hydraulic Flow XHP
Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure 4061.0 psi
Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow* 40.0 gal/min
Hydraulic Power 94.0 hp
Hydraulic Flow Standard
Loader Hydraulic Pressure 3335.0 psi
Loader Hydraulic Flow 23.0 gal/min
Hydraulic Power (calculated) 44.0 hp
*When equipped with Cat 400 Series work tools.

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 the D Series the industry leader in operator comfort.

Outstanding Power
High performance power train provides maximum performance and production capability through the Electronic Torque Management system, standard two speed travel and an industry exclusive electronic hand/foot throttle with decel pedal capability. Electronically controlled Cat C3.8 engine provides high horsepower and torque while meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Interim (EU Stage IIIB) emission standards.

Versatility to Tackle Any Job
Cat “Intelligent Leveling” system (ILEV) provides industry leading technology, integration and optional features such as dual direction self level, work tool return to dig and work tool positioner. Standard dual level suspension undercarriage combined with the optional 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. Broad range of performance matched Cat Work Tools makes the Cat Multi Terrain Loader the most versatile machine on the job site.

Advanced Display
Maximize machine capability and control with optional Advanced Display providing on-screen adjustments for implement response, hystat response and creep control. The display also features multi-language functionality with customizable layouts, security system and rearview camera.

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

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, 1000 CCA
  • Gauges: Fuel 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, Parking 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 1
  • Top, Rear and Side Windows
  • Floor Mat
  • Interior Rear View Mirror
  • 12 volt Electric Socket
  • Horn
  • Hand (Dial) and Foot Throttle, Electronic with Decel Feature
  • Adjustable Joystick Controls
  • Advanced Display: Full Color, 5 in LCD screen, Advanced Multi-operator Security System, On-screen Adjustments for Implement Response, Hystat Response and Creep Control; Rearview Camera Included
  • Storage Compartment with Netting
  • Cat C3.8, Turbo Diesel Engine, Meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Interim (EU Stage IIIB) Emission Standards
  • Air Cleaner, Dual Element, Radial Seal
  • SOS 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)
  • Ride Control
  • 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
  • External Counterweight
  • Quick Coupler, Mechanical or Electric
  • Seat Belt, 50 mm (2 in) or 75 mm (3)
  • Comfort Package:
  • 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)
  • Performance Package:
  • Performance Package H3: High Flow XHP Hydraulics, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise and Lower), Work Tool Return to Dig, Work Tool Positioner, Electronic Snubbing (Raise and Lower)

Optional Equipment

Beacon, Rotating
Engine Block Heater - 120V
Oil, Hydraulic, Cold Operation
Paint, Custom
Product Link™, Cellular
Bluetooth Radio with Microphone (AM/FM/Weather Band Receiver with USB and Auxiliary Input Jack)



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