Credit: Alain Dubouloz

Completing the Cat D-Series Track Loader lineup is the new 973D, featuring load-sensing hydraulics, joystick steering, new operator’s station and 10 percent more power than its 973C predecessor. The new loader retains much of its solid design, including the Cat C9 engine, hydrostatic drive, single-fabrication mainframe, Z-bar loader linkage and oscillating undercarriage. The 973D can work in many environments, such as construction sites, steel mills, landfills, quarries and demolition sites.

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