Manufactured By: Caterpillar

Category: Compact Track Loader

Model Number: 297D2-XHP

TypeCompact Track Loader
Standard Flow23 GPM
High Flow40 GPM
Pressure3335PSI PSI
Hydraulic HP Standard Flow44 HP
Hydraulic HP High Flow94 HP
Engine HP106 HP
Width78.1 in.
Lift Capacity at 35%3360 lb.
Lift Capacity at 50%4800 lb.
Operating Weight10918 lb.
Tire Size


Gross Power106 hp (79 kw)


Operating Load Rating4800 lbs (2,177 kg)
Operating Width76 in (193 cm)


297D2 XHP (2015)

Air Conditioning System

Air ConditioningThe 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.


FOPSISO 3449:2005 Level I
FOPS Level IIISO 3449:2005 Level II
ROPSISO 3471:2008


Bucket Pin Height – Carry Position7.9 in (20 cm)
Bucket Pin Height – Maximum Lift10.7 ft (3 m)
Bucket Pin Reach – Maximum Lift15.2 in (39 cm)
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump96.3 in (245 cm)
Departure Angle30 °
Ground Clearance0.8 ft in (2 cm)
Height – Top of Cab7 ft (2 m)
Length – Track on Ground71.1 in (181 cm)
Length – With Bucket on Ground155.2 in (394 cm)
Length – Without Bucket126 in (320 cm)
Maximum Dump Angle52 °
Maximum Overall Height160.5 in (408 cm)
Maximum Reach – With Arms Parallel to Ground49.6 in (126 cm)
Overall Length – Track90 in (229 cm)
Rack Back Angle – Maximum Height83 °
Reach – Maximum Lift/Dump30.5 in (77 cm)
Roll Back Angle27 °
Turning Radius from Center – Bucket (racked)91.8 in (233 cm)
Turning Radius from Center – Coupler59.2 in (150 cm)
Turning Radius from Center – Machine Rear73.4 in (186 cm)
Vehicle Width78.1 in (198 cm)


Bore3.9 in (10 cm)
Displacement232 cu in (0 m)
Engine ModelCat C3.8 DIT (turbo)
Gross Power – SAE J1995110 hp (82 kw)
Net Power106 hp (79 kw)
Net Power – ISO 9249107 hp (80 kw)
Net Power – SAE 1349106 hp (79 kw)
Peak Torque – 1,500 rpm – SAE J1995276 ft lbs (125 kg)
Stroke4.7 in (12 cm)

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow – Standard – Hydraulic Power (Calculated)44 hp (33 kw)
Hydraulic Flow – Standard – Loader Hydraulic Flow23 gal/min (87 l/min)
Hydraulic Flow – Standard – Loader Hydraulic Pressure3335 psi

Noise Level

Inside Cab*83 dB(A)
Note (1)Cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.
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 dB(A)

Operating Specifications

Breakout Force – Lift Cylinder6072 lbs (2,754 kg)
Breakout Force – Tilt Cylinder7468 lbs (3,388 kg)
Ground Contact Area2561 cu in (0 m)
Ground Pressure4.3 psi
Rated Operating Capacities – 35% Tipping Load3360 lbs (1,524 kg)
Rated Operating Capacities – 50% Tipping Load4800 lbs (2,177 kg)
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight5060 lbs (2,295 kg)
Tipping Load9600 lbs (4,355 kg)

Power Train

Travel Speed – Forward or Reverse – One Speed5.9 mph (9 kph)
Travel Speed – Forward or Reverse – Two Speed9.4 mph (15 kph)

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System4.1 gal (16 l)
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Tank5 gal (19 l)
Engine Crankcase3.5 gal (13 l)
Fuel Tank32.2 gal (122 l)
Hydraulic System14.5 gal (55 l)
Hydraulic Tank10.3 gal (39 l)