Staff | September 28, 2010
With the introduction of the C-Series machines, Caterpillar has increased the size of its “multi terrain” or compact track loader offering. With a rated operating capacity of 4,233 pounds (at 50 percent of tipping load), the new 297C model is the largest-capacity machine of its type that Caterpillar has ever produced. As a vertical-lift machine designed for enhanced truck loading capabilities, the 297C is joined by the smaller 287C, which has an operating capacity of 3,854 pounds. The smallest model offered in the product line, the 277C, has radial lift linkage and a rated operating capacity of 3,212 pounds.