Three Questions With Cat's Kevin Coleman

Oct. 12, 2023
The product specialist discusses aspects of two new CTLs

Caterpillar's 255 and 265 compact track loaders are the first of a new generation.

They feature boosts in major power specs, Smart Attachment capability, and a new, roomier cab. Construction Equipment senior editor Frank Raczon talked to Cat product specialist Kevin Coleman about the new units, covering blade work, hydraulics, stability, ground clearance, and more.

The 255 replaces the 259D3, and the 265 replaces the 279D3 and 289D3. Cat says the vertical-lift CTLs are ground-up redesigns from the D3 Series.

About the Author

Frank Raczon

Raczon’s writing career spans nearly 25 years, including magazine publishing and public relations work with some of the industry’s major equipment manufacturers. He has won numerous awards in his career, including nods from the Construction Writers Association, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, and BtoB magazine. He is responsible for the magazine's Buying Files.