973 Multi-Purpose Front View

1:48 Cat® 973 Track Loader w/ Multi-Purpose Bucket – Die-cast


Closed Edition

Out of stock

  • 1:48 Scale
  • Die-cast
  • Production Run: 525
  • Production Year: 2019

Model Dimensions (approximate):

  • Length:  5.8″
  • Width:  2.2″
  • 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 with a fully articulated Multi-Purpose Bucket.

•  Multi-Purpose Bucket
•  Fully Articulated Bucket
•  Z-bar Loader Linkage
•  Warning/ Safety labels
•  Open ROPS Canopy
•  Work Lights
•  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, reducing 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.

Equipped with a Multi-Purpose bucket, the 973 is ideal for loading, stripping topsoil, bulldozing and cleanup, and the bucket clamps hydraulically to grip logs, carry pipes, or handle other tough-to-grasp materials.


Additional information


3306 Turbocharged Diesel


210 HP @ 2200 RPM


23' 4"


8' 8"

Height (Top of ROPS Canopy)

11' 3"

Operating Weight


Max Dumping Height

19' 2"

Max Digging Depth


Max Reach

6' 2"


3.25 yd³