Cat® D Series/D2 Series Skid Steer Loaders, Multi Terrain Loaders and Compact Track Loaders at Work Cat® D Series/D2 Series Skid Steer Loaders, Multi Terrain Loaders and Compact Track Loaders at Work
Overview of the Cat® D Series Skid Steer Loaders, Multi Terrain Loaders and Compact Track Loaders Overview of the Cat® D Series Skid Steer Loaders, Multi Terrain Loaders and Compact Track Loaders
Safety Tips for Cat® Skid Steer Loaders, Multi Terrain Loaders and Compact Track Loaders Safety Tips for Cat® Skid Steer Loaders, Multi Terrain Loaders and Compact Track Loaders
Daily Maintenance for Cat® D/D2 Series Skid Steer, Multi Terrain and Compact Track Loaders Daily Maintenance for Cat® D/D2 Series Skid Steer, Multi Terrain and Compact Track Loaders
Advanced Display Feature on the Cat® D Series Skid Steer, Multi Terrain and Compact Track Loaders Advanced Display Feature on the Cat® D Series Skid Steer, Multi Terrain and Compact Track Loaders
Cat® D Series Skid Steer, Multi Terrain and Compact Track Loader Cab One Design Cat® D Series Skid Steer, Multi Terrain and Compact Track Loader Cab One Design
Exhaust Flow Demonstration on Cat® D Series Skid Steer, Multi Terrain and Compact Track Loaders Exhaust Flow Demonstration on Cat® D Series Skid Steer, Multi Terrain and Compact Track Loaders
Speed Sensitive Ride Control for Cat® D/D2 Series Skid Steer, Multi Terrain, Compact Track Loaders Speed Sensitive Ride Control for Cat® D/D2 Series Skid Steer, Multi Terrain, Compact Track Loaders
Work Tool Positioner (Cat® Skid Steer, Multi Terrain, Compact Track Loaders Operating Tip) Work Tool Positioner (Cat® Skid Steer, Multi Terrain, Compact Track Loaders Operating Tip)
Return to Dig (Cat® Skid Steer, Multi Terrain, Compact Track Loaders Operating Tip) Return to Dig (Cat® Skid Steer, Multi Terrain, Compact Track Loaders Operating Tip)

SPECS SUMMARY

Engine ModelCat C3.3B DIT (turbo)
Net Power72.9 HP (54.4 kW)
Gross Power74.3 HP (55.4 kW)
Gross Power - SAE J199574.3 HP (55.4 kW)
The Cat 279D Compact Track Loader, with its radial lift design, delivers impressive mid-lift reach and excellent digging performance with outstanding drawbar power. Its standard, suspended undercarriage system provides superior traction, flotation, stability and speed to work in a wide range of applications and underfoot conditions.


Specifications

Engine ModelCat C3.3B DIT (turbo)
Net Power72.9 HP (54.4 kW)
Gross Power74.3 HP (55.4 kW)
Gross Power - SAE J199574.3 HP (55.4 kW)
Net Power - SAE 134972.9 HP (54.4 kW)
Displacement203 in³ (3.3 l)
Bore3.7 in (94 mm)
Stroke4.7 in (120 mm)
Operating Weight9893 lb (4487 kg)
Tipping Load5870 lb (2663 kg)
Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder7285 lb (3304 kg)
Ground Contact Area - With 400 mm/15.7 in Track2015 psi (1.3 kPa)
Rated Operating Capacities - 35% Tipping Load2055 lb (932 kg)
Rated Operating Capacities - 50% Tipping Load2935 lb (1331 kg)
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight3185 in² (1444 m²)
Length - Track on Ground64.2 in (1630 mm)
Overall Length - Track83.8 in (2129 mm)
Height - Top of Cab83.2 in (2113 mm)
Ground Clearance8.9 in (226 mm)
Departure Angle32°
Maximum Dump Angle39°
Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position7.8 in (198 mm)
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift124.9 in (3173 mm)
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump97.8 in (2485 mm)
Length - With Bucket on Ground146.2 in (3714 mm)
Length - Without Bucket117.9 in (2995 mm)
Maximum Overall Height159.5 in (4051 mm)
Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel to Ground54 in (1373 mm)
Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height84°
Reach - Maximum Lift/Dump22.6 in (575 mm)
Turning Radius from Center - Bucket88.8 in (2256 mm)
Turning Radius from Center - Coupler55.5 in (1410 mm)
Turning Radius from Center - Machine Rear70.7 in (1796 mm)
Vehicle Width (400 mm/15.7 in tracks)76 in (1931 mm)
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow XPS - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)76 psi (57 kPa)
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow XPS - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow32 gal/min (121 l/min)
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow XPS - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure4061 HP (28000 kW)
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)44 gal/min (33 l/min)
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Flow23 psi (86 kPa)
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Pressure3335 psi (23000 kPa)
ROPSISO 3471:2008
FOPSISO 3449:2005 Level I
FOPS Level IIISO 3449:2005 Level II
Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - One Speed4.5 mile/h (7.2 km/h)
Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - Two Speed7 mile/h (11.3 km/h)
Cooling System3.7 gal (US) (14 l)
Engine Crankcase3 gal (US) (11 l)
Fuel Tank24.8 gal (US) (94 l)
Hydraulic System13.7 gal (US) (52 l)
Hydraulic Tank10.3 gal (US) (39 l)
Air ConditioningThe air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.0 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.430 metric tonnes.
NoteOperating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, OROPS, 1981 mm (78 in) dirt bucket, 400 mm (15.7 in) tracks, dual flange front idler/single flange rear idler, standard flow hydraulics, mechanical suspension seat, no optional counterweights and manual quick coupler (unless otherwise noted).
Vehicle Width (450 mm/17.7 in tracks)78 in (1981 mm)
Net Power - ISO 924973.7 HP (54.9 kW)
Peak Torque - 1,500 rpm - SAE J1995195 ft·lbf (265 N·m)
Inside Cab**83 dB(A) (83 dB(A))
Note (1)Cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.
Note (2)**The declared dynamic operator sound pressure levels per ISO 6396:2008. The measurements were conducted with the cab doors and windows closed and at 70% of the maximum engine cooling fan speed. The sound level may vary at different engine cooling fan speeds.
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***103 dB(A) (103 dB(A))
Ground Contact Area - With 450 mm/17.7 in Track2272 in² (1.47 m²)
Ground Pressure - With 400 mm/15.7 in Track4.9 psi (33.9 kPa)
Ground Pressure - With 450 mm/17.7 in Track4.4 psi (30 kPa)
NoteOperating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, OROPS, 1981 mm (78 in) dirt bucket, 400 mm (15.7 in) tracks, dual flange front idler/single flange rear idler, standard flow hydraulics, mechanical suspension seat, no optional counterweights and manual quick coupler (unless otherwise noted).
NoteOperating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, OROPS, 1981 mm (78 in) dirt bucket, 400 mm (15.7 in) tracks, dual flange front idler/single flange rear idler, standard flow hydraulics, mechanical suspension seat, no optional counterweights and manual quick coupler (unless otherwise noted).

Benefits and Features

Industry leading sealed and pressurized cab option provides a cleaner and quieter operating environment with excellent work tool visibility. Available high-back, heated, air ride seat with seat mounted adjustable joystick controls makes the D Series the industry leader in operator comfort.

High performance power train provides maximum performance and production capability through the Electronic Torque Management system, standard two speed travel and an industry exclusive electronic hand/foot throttle with decel pedal capability. Electronically controlled Cat C3.3B engine provides high horsepower and torque while meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final (EU Stage IIIB) emission standards. High Flow XPS hydraulic system is available for applications that demand maximum hydraulic work tool performance.

Cat “Intelligent Leveling” system (ILEV) provides industry leading technology, integration and optional features such as dual direction self level, work tool return to dig and work tool positioner. Standard fully independent torsion axle suspension combined with the optional Speed Sensitive Ride Control system improves operation on rough terrain, enabling better load retention, increased productivity and greater operator comfort. Broad range of performance matched Cat Work Tools makes the Cat Compact Track Loader the most versatile machine on the job site.

Maximize machine capability and control with optional Advanced Display providing on-screen adjustments for implement response, hystat response and creep control. The display also features multi-language functionality with customizable layouts, security system and rearview camera.

Ground level access to all daily service and routine maintenance points helps reduce machine downtime for greater productivity.

Standard Equipment

  • 12 volt Electrical System
  • Gauges: Fuel Level, Hour Meter
  • Cat C3.3B, Turbo Diesel Engine, Meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final (EU Stage IIIB) Emission Standards
  • Engine Enclosure, Lockable
  • Hydraulics, Standard or High Flow XPS

Optional Equipment

  • Hand-Foot Style Controls