Caterpillar 297D MTL Compact Track Loader

October 8, 2014

Equipped with a dual-suspension undercarriage, the Cat 297D and 297D XHP multiterrain loaders, compared with their C Series predecessors, feature a completely new modular cab; redesigned vertical-lift loader linkage with Cat Intelligent Leveling; larger engines; and new electronic controls, including Caterpillar’s Advanced Display available with a rearview camera. Rated operating capacities (50 percent of tip load) are 4,550 and 5,000 pounds, respectively, and the new Tier 4-Interim Cat C3.8 DIT engine develops net ratings of 95 and 106 horsepower. The Advanced Display (standard for the 297D XHP) enables on-screen adjustment of implement response, hydrostatic-drive response, and creep-control speed.

Cat 297D MTL Specs


  • Net power: 95 horsepower
  • Rated operating capacity: 4,550 pounds
  • Engine: Cat C3.8 DIT
  • Hydraulic flow, std/high: 23/32 gpm
  • Operating weight: 10,120 pounds


  • Net power: 106 horsepower
  • Rated operating capacity: 5,000 pounds
  • Engine: Cat C3.8 DIT
  • Hydraulic flow, std/high: 23/40 gpm
  • Operating weight: 10,518 pounds