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Caterpillar 973C Crawler Loader

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2004 Caterpillar 973C Crawler Loader
2004 Caterpillar 973C Crawler Loader
The Caterpillar 973C crawler loader was introduced in 1999. It was manufactured in France only.

[edit] Features

The 973C has a 3306 direct injection turbocharged after-cooled engine producing 210 flywheel horsepower (FWHP). It has a hydrostatic transmission. It comes standard with electronic hydrostatic controls and a computer monitoring system.

The 973C was given a 3RZ serial number prefix.

[edit] Modifications

In 2002 Caterpillar increased horsepower to 230 FWHP, beginning with 3RZ00751.

Production of 3RZ ended in 2003; it was replaced by a new unit, with a BCP prefix. It has a C-9 hydraulic/electric unit injector, air-to-air after-cooled engine producing 230 FWHP.

Production of BCP ended in 2005; it was replaced by a new unit, with a LDX prefix. It has 242 FWHP.

Based on data from the sales database of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, it is estimated that more than 300 Caterpillar 973C crawler loaders have been produced.

Highest Serial #
France
3RZ 00345
BCP N/A
LDX N/A
Total = 345