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Caterpillar D3 Series Skid Steer, Compact Track Loaders

October 9, 2019
Caterpillar 243D3 skid steer loader works on a jobsite.
Cat Series D3 loaders includes 16 models.

Cat D3 Series of skid steer and compact track loaders, which includes 16 models, feature control enhancements. Smart Attachments technology automatically converts machine controls to align with the operational and informational needs of the attachment. Return-to-Dig and Work Tool Positioner assist operators with repetitive tasks and are bundled with the dual-direction self-level feature.

Cab enhancements include a wider-opening door, and the distance between joystick pods has been increased by 3 inches for more space inside the cab.

On the CTLs, undercarriage frame and torsion axles have been changed to reduce pitching and rocking. Two-speed travel is enhanced, with the 279D3 and 289D3 delivering a top speed of 8.4 mph, which is 20 percent faster than D Series. The 239D3 and 249D3 now have 2-speed transmissions rather than the previous single speed, giving them a 9-percent increase in travel speed.

The XHP performance nomenclature is replaced with XE on the 272 and 299 models.

Cat 289D3 compact track loader carries dirt.
The 74.3-horsepower 289D3 CTL reaches a top speed of 8.4 mph.

Caterpillar produced this promotional video, and machine specifications are below that.

 

Cat D3 Series Loader Specifications

226D3 SSL

  • Gross power, hp             67.1
  • ROC @ 50%, lb.            1,550
  • Operating weight, lb.      5,849

232D3 SSL

  • Gross power, hp             67.1
  • ROC @ 50%, lb.            1,900
  • Operating weight, lb.      6,514

236D3 SSL

  • Gross power, hp             74.3
  • ROC @ 50%, lb.            1,800
  • Operating weight, lb.      6,567

242D3 SSL

  • Gross power, hp             74.3
  • ROC @ 50%, lb.            2,200
  • Operating weight, lb.      7,138

246D3 SSL

  • Gross power, hp             74.3
  • ROC @ 50%, lb.            2,200
  • Operating weight, lb.      7,478

262D3 SSL

  • Gross power, hp             74.3
  • ROC @ 50%, lb.            2,700
  • Operating weight, lb.      8,296

272D3 SSL

  • Gross power, hp             98
  • ROC @ 50%, lb.            3,450
  • Operating weight, lb.      9,133

272D3 XE SSL

  • Gross power, hp             110
  • ROC @ 50%, lb.            3,700
  • Operating weight, lb.      9,573

239D3 CTL

  • Gross power, hp             67.1
  • ROC @ 50%, lb.            2,185
  • Operating weight, lb.      7,434

249D3 CTL

  • Gross power, hp             67.1
  • ROC @ 50%, lb.            2,485
  • Operating weight, lb.      7,831

257D3 CTL

  • Gross power, hp             74.3
  • ROC @ 50%, lb.            2,570
  • Operating weight, lb.      8,094

259D3 CTL

  • Gross power, hp             74.3
  • ROC @ 50%, lb.            2,870
  • Operating weight, lb.      8,987

279D3 CTL

  • Gross power, hp             74.3
  • ROC @ 50%, lb.            3,170
  • Operating weight, lb.      10,095

289D3 CTL

  • Gross power, hp             74.3
  • ROC @ 50%, lb.            4,130
  • Operating weight, lb.      10,688

299D3 CTL

  • Gross power, hp             98
  • ROC @ 50%, lb.            4,970
  • Operating weight, lb.      11,464

279D3 XE CTL

  • Gross power, hp             110
  • ROC @ 50%, lb.            5,085
  • Operating weight, lb.      11,756
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