Cat 255 & 265 CTL Walk-Around

Oct. 26, 2023
Cat product specialists highlight cab improvements, hydraulics, and more.

Caterpillar's next generation CTLs have been launched, with the medium-frame 255 and 265 leading the way.

Product specialists Kevin Coleman and Trevor Chase take us around the new, larger cab and explain key hydraulics changes and options to run regular and heavy-duty attachments. Cat says the vertical-lift CTLs are ground-up redesigns from the D3 Series. Hallmarks include increased lift height, tilt, and lift breakout forces, and rated operating capacities.

The 255 replaces the 259D3, and the 265 replaces the 279D3 and 289D3.

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