297D XHP Multi Terrain Loader



Technical Specifications
Benefits and Features

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 HP
Net Power - SAE 1349 106 HP
Displacement 232 in³
Bore 3.9 in
Stroke 4.7 in
Net Power - ISO 9249 107 HP
Operating Specifications
Rated Operating Capacities - 50% Tipping Load 5000 lb
Rated Operating Capacities - 35% Tipping Load 3500 lb
Ground Contact Area 2233 in²
Ground Pressure 4.8 psi
Tipping Load 10000 lb
Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder 7491 lb
Power Train
Travel Speed Forward 5.9 mile/h
Travel Speed Reverse 5.9 mile/h
Travel Speed Reverse - 2-Speed Option 9.4 mile/h
Travel Speed Forward - 2-Speed Option 9.4 mile/h
Operating Weight 10815 lb
Service Refill Capacities
Cooling System 4.1 gal (US)
Engine Crankcase 3.5 gal (US)
Fuel Tank 32.2 gal (US)
Hydraulic System 14.5 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank 10.3 gal (US)
Length - Track on Ground 71.1 in
Overall Length - Track 90 in
Length - With Bucket on Ground 152.2 in
Length - Without Bucket 124.2 in
Height - Top of Cab 83.6 in
Vehicle Width 76.2 in
Maximum Overall Height 158.4 in
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift 125.6 in
Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position 7.5 in
Reach at Maximum Lift/Dump 30.6 in
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump 94.3 in
Ground Clearance 8.6 in
Departure Angle 31°
Maximum Dump Angle 52°
Turn Radius from Center - Rear 73.2 in
Turn Radius from Center - Coupler 57.9 in
Turn Radius from Center - Bucket 91.7 in
Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel 50.1 in
Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height 83°
Bucket Pin Reach - Maximum 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 (1) XHP
Hydraulic Flow (2) Standard
Loader Hydraulic Pressure 3335 psi
Loader Hydraulic Flow 23 gal/min
Hydraulic Power 94 HP
Hydraulic Power - Calculated 44 HP
Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow* 40 gal/min
Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure 4061 psi

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:

  • Electrical
    • 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
  • Operator Environment
    • 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
  • Power Train
    • 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
  • 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
    • External Counterweight
  • Mandatory Equipment
    • 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)