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972M XE Wheel Loader technology – more power and efficiency!

With the latest XE wheel loader models, the Cat® 966M XE and 972M XE, Caterpillar is putting everything on the table to squeeze more work from each gallon of fuel. All systems are built to function together as efficiently as possible. Whether you’re loading trucks or doing clean-up work, you’ll like the high-efficiency drive train and responsive hydraulics, with no compromise in power or ease of operation. Here’s some of what you can expect from the Cat 972M XE Wheel Loader.

High reliability
Delivering reliable performance at first production can be challenging when a new design is introduced. But the XE power train was developed with time-tested technologies, then field-tested. So when the first M Series XE loaders rolled off the assembly line, they were ready to perform reliably. It’s an innovation strategy that’s classic Caterpillar: integrate proven technologies in new ways to enhance reliability and make Cat customers more successful.

The power to do more
New owners say the M Series XE loaders can often do the work of larger machines. Some report retiring their bigger loading tools and pairing the 972M XE with larger on-highway trucks. The result is an efficient, three-pass match that lets them meet aggressive production targets at a significantly lower cost.

Big fuel savings
Virtually everywhere the M Series XE loaders are working, they’re getting more done with less fuel. Owners report fuel efficiency gains of up to 25 percent when compared to Cat H, K and M Series loaders. These savings translate into real dollars.

Use this fuel savings calculator to see your potential savings.

Recruiting and retention
Another benefit of the XE loaders: operators love them. Replacing aging equipment with faster, more efficient and more ergonomic machines can help you attract and retain skilled operators.

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