297D2 Multi Terrain Loader

US
Metric

Overview

The Cat® 297D2 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

Engine Model
Cat C3.8 DIT (turbo)
Net Power
95.00 hp
71.00 kW
Gross Power SAE J1995
98.00 hp
73.00 kW
Net Power SAE 1349
95.00 hp
71.00 kW
Net Power ISO 9249
95.00 hp
71.00 kW
Peak Torque at 1,500 rpm SAE J1995
246.00 lbf-ft
334.00 N·m
Displacement
232.00 in3
3.80 L
Bore
3.90 in
100.00 mm
Stroke
4.70 in
120.00 mm

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacities: 50% Tipping Load
4700.00 lb
2132.00 kg
Rated Operating Capacity: 35% Tipping Load
3290.00 lb
1492.00 kg
Rated Operating Capacity: 50% Tipping Load
4700.00 lb
2132.00 kg
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight
4960.00 lb
2250.00 kg
Tipping Load
9400.00 lb
4264.00 kg
Breakout Force, Tilt Cylinder
7468.00 lb
3387.00 kg
Breakout Force, Lift Cylinder
6072.00 lb
2754.00 kg

Power Train

Travel Speed (Forward or Reverse): One Speed
5.90 mph
9.60 km/h
Travel Speed (Forward or Reverse): Two Speed
9.40 mph
15.10 km/h

Weights

Operating Weight
10692.00 lb
4850.00 kg
Note
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, enclosed cab with glass door, side windows, heater, mechanical suspension seat, advanced display, 880 CCA battery, 1981 mm (78 in) dirt bucket, standard flow hydraulics, no optional counterweights and manual quick coupler (unless otherwise noted).

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System
4.10 gal
16.00 L
Engine Crankcase
3.50 gal
13.00 L
Fuel Tank
32.20 gal
122.00 L
Hydraulic System
14.50 gal
55.00 L
Hydraulic Tank
10.30 gal
39.00 L

Dimensions

Length of Track on Ground
71.10 in
1807.00 mm
Overall Length of Track
90.00 in
2286.00 mm
Length without Bucket
126.00 in
3201.00 mm
Length with Bucket on Ground
155.20 in
3942.00 mm
Height to Top of Cab
83.20 in
2114.00 mm
Maximum Overall Height
160.50 in
4076.00 mm
Bucket Pin Height at Maximum Lift
127.60 in
3241.00 mm
Bucket Pin Height at Carry Position
7.90 in
200.00 mm
Reach at Maximum Lift and Dump
30.50 in
776.00 mm
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump
96.30 in
2445.00 mm
Ground Clearance
8.80 in
223.00 mm
Departure Angle
30°
Maximum Dump Angle
52°
Vehicle Width
78.10 in
1984.00 mm
Turning Radius from Center – Machine Rear
73.40 in
1864.00 mm
Turning Radius from Center – Coupler
59.20 in
1504.00 mm
Turning Radius from Center – Bucket (racked)
91.80 in
2333.00 mm
Maximum Reach with Arms Parallel to Ground
49.60 in
1260.00 mm
Rack Back Angle at Maximum Height
83°
Bucket Pin Reach at Maximum Lift
15.20 in
387.00 mm
Roll Back Angle
27°
Note
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, enclosed cab with glass door, side windows, heater, mechanical suspension seat, advanced display, 880 CCA battery, 1981 mm (78 in) dirt bucket, standard flow hydraulics, no optional counterweights and manual quick coupler (unless otherwise noted).

Cab

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

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow – Standard: Loader Hydraulic Pressure
3335.00 psi
23000.00 kPa
Hydraulic Flow – Standard: Loader Hydraulic Flow
23.00 gal/min
86.00 L/min
Hydraulic Flow – Standard: Hydraulic Power (calculated)
44.00 hp
33.00 kW
Hydraulic Flow – High Flow XPS: Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure
4061.00 psi
28000.00 kPa
Hydraulic Flow – High Flow XPS: Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow
32.00 gal/min
121.00 L/min
Hydraulic Flow – High Flow XPS: Hydraulic Power (calculated)
76.00 hp
57.00 kW

Operating Specifications

Ground Contact Area
2561.00 in2
1.65 m2
Ground Pressure
4.20 psi
28.80 kPa
Note
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, enclosed cab with glass door, side windows, heater, mechanical suspension seat, advanced display, 880 CCA battery, 1981 mm (78 in) dirt bucket, standard flow hydraulics, no optional counterweights and manual quick coupler (unless otherwise noted).

Service Refill Capacities

Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Tank
5.00 gal
19.00 L

Noise Level

Inside Cab*
83.00 dB(A)
83.00 dB(A)
Outside Cab**
104.00 dB(A)
104.00 dB(A)
Note
Cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.
Note
*The declared dynamic operator sound pressure levels per ISO 6396:2008. The measurements were conducted with the cab doors and windows closed and at 70% of the maximum engine cooling fan speed. The sound level may vary at different engine cooling fan speeds.
Note
**The labeled sound power level for the CE marked configurations when measured according to the test procedure and conditions specified in 2000/14/EC.

Air Conditioning System

Air Conditioning
The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 0.81 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.158 metric tonnes.

Engine

Engine Model
Cat C3.8 DIT (turbo)
Net Power
95.00 HP
71.00 kW
Gross Power - SAE J1995
98.00 HP
73.00 kW
Net Power - SAE 1349
95.00 HP
71.00 kW
Displacement
232.00 in³
3.80 l
Bore
3.90 in
100.00 mm
Stroke
4.70 in
120.00 mm
Net Power - ISO 9249
95.00 HP
71.00 kW
Peak Torque - 1,500 rpm - SAE J1995
246.00 ft·lbf
334.00 N·m

Weights

Operating Weight
10692.00 lb
4850.00 kg

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacities - 50% Tipping Load
4700.00 lb
2132.00 kg
Tipping Load
9400.00 lb
4264.00 kg
Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder
7468.00 lb
3387.00 kg
Breakout Force - Lift Cylinder
6072.00 lb
2754.00 kg
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight
4960.00 lb
2250.00 kg
Rated Operating Capacities - 35% Tipping Load
3290.00 lb
1492.00 kg

Dimensions

Length - Track on Ground
71.10 in
1807.00 mm
Overall Length - Track
90.00 in
2286.00 mm
Height - Top of Cab
83.20 in
2114.00 mm
Vehicle Width
78.10 in
1984.00 mm
Ground Clearance
8.80 in
223.00 mm
Departure Angle
30°
Maximum Dump Angle
52°
Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position
7.90 in
200.00 mm
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift
127.60 in
3241.00 mm
Bucket Pin Reach - Maximum Lift
15.20 in
387.00 mm
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump
96.30 in
2445.00 mm
Length - With Bucket on Ground
155.20 in
3942.00 mm
Length - Without Bucket
126.00 in
3201.00 mm
Maximum Overall Height
160.50 in
4076.00 mm
Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel to Ground
49.60 in
1260.00 mm
Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height
83°
Reach - Maximum Lift/Dump
30.50 in
776.00 mm
Turning Radius from Center - Bucket (racked)
91.80 in
2333.00 mm
Turning Radius from Center - Coupler
59.20 in
1504.00 mm
Turning Radius from Center - Machine Rear
73.40 in
1864.00 mm

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow - High Flow XPS - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)
76.00 HP
57.00 kW
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow XPS - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow
32.00 gal/min
121.00 l/min
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow XPS - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure
4061.00 psi
28000.00 kPa
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)
44.00 HP
33.00 kW
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Flow
23.00 gal/min
86.00 l/min
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Pressure
3335.00 psi
23000.00 kPa

Cab

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

Power Train

Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - One Speed
5.90 mile/h
9.60 km/h
Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - Two Speed
9.40 mile/h
15.10 km/h

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System
4.10 gal (US)
16.00 l
Engine Crankcase
3.50 gal (US)
13.00 l
Fuel Tank
32.20 gal (US)
122.00 l
Hydraulic System
14.50 gal (US)
55.00 l
Hydraulic Tank
10.30 gal (US)
39.00 l

Operating Specifications

Ground Contact Area
2561.00 in²
1.65 m²
Ground Pressure
4.20 psi
28.80 kPa

Air Conditioning System

Air Conditioning
The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 0.81 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.158 metric tonnes.

Dimensions

Note
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, enclosed cab with glass door, side windows, heater, mechanical suspension seat, advanced display, 880 CCA battery, 1981 mm (78 in) dirt bucket, standard flow hydraulics, no optional counterweights and manual quick coupler (unless otherwise noted).
Roll Back Angle
27°

Noise Level

Inside Cab*
83.00 dB(A)
83.00 dB(A)
Note (1)
Cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.
Note (2)
*The declared dynamic operator sound pressure levels per ISO 6396:2008. The measurements were conducted with the cab doors and windows closed and at 70% of the maximum engine cooling fan speed. The sound level may vary at different engine cooling fan speeds.
Note (3)
**The labeled sound power level for the CE marked configurations when measured according to the test procedure and conditions specified in 2000/14/EC.
Outside Cab**
104.00 dB(A)
104.00 dB(A)

Operating Specifications

Note
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, enclosed cab with glass door, side windows, heater, mechanical suspension seat, advanced display, 880 CCA battery, 1981 mm (78 in) dirt bucket, standard flow hydraulics, no optional counterweights and manual quick coupler (unless otherwise noted).

Service Refill Capacities

Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Tank
5.00 gal (US)
19.00 l

Weights

Note
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, enclosed cab with glass door, side windows, heater, mechanical suspension seat, advanced display, 880 CCA battery, 1981 mm (78 in) dirt bucket, standard flow hydraulics, no optional counterweights and manual quick coupler (unless otherwise noted).
Features

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. High Flow XPS hydraulic system is available for applications that demand maximum hydraulic work tool performance. 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 optional 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 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.

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.

Sales Features

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. High Flow XPS hydraulic system is available for applications that demand maximum hydraulic work tool performance. 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 optional 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 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.

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.
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, 880 CCA
  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • 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
    • Adjustable Vinyl Seat
    • 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 and Rear Windows
    • Floor Mat
    • Interior Rearview Mirror
    • 12 volt Electric Socket
    • Horn
    • Hand (Dial) Throttle, Electronic
    • Adjustable Joystick Controls
    • 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
    • Storage Compartment with Netting
  • POWER TRAIN
    • 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)
  • 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
    • Product Link™ PL240, Cellular
  • MANDATORY EQUIPMENT
    • Hydraulics, Standard or High Flow XPS
    • Quick Coupler, Mechanical or Powered
    • Seat Belt, 50 mm (2 in) or 75 mm (3 in)
    • PERFORMANCE PACKAGE (must select one of the following):
      • Performance Package H1: Standard Flow Hydraulics (No Self Level)
      • Performance Package H2: Standard Flow, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise and Lower), Electronic Snubbing (Raise and Lower)
      • Performance Package H3: High Flow XPS, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise and Lower), Electronic Snubbing (Raise and Lower)
    • COMFORT PACKAGE (must select one of the following):
      • Open ROPS (C0): Static Seat (No Foot Throttle, Headliner, Heater or Door)
      • Open ROPS (C1): Foot Throttle, Headliner, Cup Holder, and choice of Seat (Mechanical Suspension or High Back, Heated, Air Ride Seat) (No Heater or Door)
      • Enclosed ROPS with Heater (C2): Foot Throttle, Headliner, Heater and Defroster, Side Windows, Cup Holder, Radio Ready, choice of Seat (Mechanical Suspension or High Back, Heated, Air Ride Seat) and Door (Glass or Polycarbonate)
      • Enclosed ROPS with A/C (C3): C2 + Air Conditioner
Optional Equipment
  • OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
    • External Counterweights
    • Beacon, Rotating
    • Engine Block Heater – 120V
    • Oil, Hydraulic, Cold Operation
    • Paint, Custom
    • Heavy Duty Battery, 880 CCA, with Battery Disconnect
    • Heavy Duty Battery, 1,000 CCA, with Battery Disconnect
    • Product Link PL641, Cellular
    • Variable Speed Demand Fan with Reversing Functionality
    • Speed Sensitive Ride Control
    • Advanced Display: Rearview Camera Included
    • Work Tool Return to Dig and Work Tool Positioner
    • Bluetooth Radio with Microphone (AM/FM/Weather Band Receiver with USB and Auxiliary Input Jack)