973 Multi-Shank Front View

1:48 Cat® 973 Track Loader w/ 3-Shank Ripper – Die-cast


Closed Edition

Out of stock

  • 1:48 Scale
  • Die-cast
  • Production Run: 750
  • Production Year: 2019

Model Dimensions (approximate):

  • Length:  5.7″
  • Width:  2.1″
  • Height:  2.8″

Introducing the latest models to join the family of Classic Construction Models in precision 1:48 scale die-cast, the Cat® 973 Track Loader.  Standing at approximately 6″ long, 2.2″ wide, and 2.8″ to the top of the ROPS canopy, this 973 will be modeled as a standard version with 3-shank ripper.

•  General Purpose Bucket
•  Fully Articulated Ripper
•  Z-bar Loader Linkage
•  Warning/ Safety Labels
•  ROPS Cab & Canopy
•  Opening Cab Door
•  Detailed Instrumentation
•  Control Levers & Pedals
•  Individually Linked, Free-Rolling Tracks
•  Functional Track Tensioners
•  Grab/ Handrails
•  Accurate Hydraulic Lines / Cylinders

Paint and markings are approved by the manufacturer for accuracy.

Includes a signed and serial-numbered spec brochure reproduction.


Introduced in 1982 as a replacement to the Cat 977L, the 973 features a 3306 Turbocharged Diesel engine mounted in the rear to improve operator sight while also providing a natural balance for the machine with a loaded bucket, eliminating the need for a counterweight.  Coupled with a hydrostatic drive, the 973 is quick and responsive, with precise control including variable speeds within set speed ranges.  The standard Z-Bar linkage provides the machine with a high breakout force and fast dumping cycles.

Configured with a General Purpose Bucket and 3-Shank Ripper, this 973 has a rated capacity of 3.75 yd³.  The hinged-type ripper, which is mounted to each side of the main frame, is ideal for breaking up rock, shale, clay & hard or frozen ground.


Additional information


3306 Turbocharged Diesel


210 HP @ 2200 RPM


22' 9"


8' 7"

Height (Top of ROPS Canopy)

11' 3"

Operating Weight


Max Dumping Height

19' 3"

Max Digging Depth


Max Reach

6' 2"


3.75 yd³

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