246D3 Skid Steer Loader

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SPECS SUMMARY

Gross Power - SAE J199574.3 HP (55.4 kW)
Rated Operating Capacity2200 lb (1000 kg)
Operating Weight7478 lb (3392 kg)
Net Power - SAE 134972.9 HP (54.4 kW)
The Cat® 246D3 Skid Steer Loader, with its radial lift design, delivers impressive mid-lift reach and excellent digging performance with outstanding drawbar power.

Specifications

Gross Power - SAE J199574.3 HP (55.4 kW)
Rated Operating Capacity2200 lb (1000 kg)
Operating Weight7478 lb (3392 kg)
Net Power - SAE 134972.9 HP (54.4 kW)
Displacement203 in³ (3.3 l)
Stroke4.7 in (120 mm)
Bore3.7 in (94 mm)
Tipping Load4400 lb (2000 kg)
Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder7355 lb (3336 kg)
Wheel Base49.2 in (1249 mm)
Height - Top of Cab83.1 in (2110 mm)
Vehicle Width over Tires66 in (1676 mm)
Ground Clearance8.9 in (226 mm)
Departure Angle26°
Maximum Dump Angle39°
ROPSISO 3471:2008
FOPSISO 3449:2005 Level I
Chain Box - Each Side3.3 gal (US) (12.7 l)
Cooling System3.7 gal (US) (14 l)
Engine Crankcase3 gal (US) (11 l)
Fuel Tank27.7 gal (US) (105 l)
Hydraulic System13.7 gal (US) (52 l)
Hydraulic Tank10.3 gal (US) (39 l)
NoteOperating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, one speed, OROPS, 1676 mm (68 in) low profile bucket, Cat PC 12 × 16.5 tires, standard flow hydraulics, mechanical suspension seat, no optional counterweights and manual quick coupler (unless otherwise noted).
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight2410 lb (1095 kg)
Bumper Overhang - Behind Rear Axle42.6 in (1083 mm)
Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height96°
Maximum Overall Height158.7 in (4032 mm)
Net Flywheel Power72.9 HP (54.4 kW)
Net Power - ISO 924973.7 HP (54.9 kW)
Inside Cab*81 dB(A)
Engine ModelCat C3.3B DIT (turbo)
Peak Torque - 1,500 rpm - SAE J1995195 ft·lbf (265 N·m)
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**101 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.
Length - Without Bucket117.8 in (2993 mm)
NoteOperating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, one speed, OROPS, 1676 mm (68 in) low profile bucket, Cat PC 12 × 16.5 tires, standard flow hydraulics, mechanical suspension seat, no optional counterweights and manual quick coupler (unless otherwise noted).
Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position7.9 in (200 mm)
Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel to Ground54.6 in (1388 mm)
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)44 HP (33 kW)
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump97.1 in (2465 mm)
Turning Radius from Center - Bucket85.9 in (2181 mm)
Turning Radius from Center - Machine Rear71.2 in (1806 mm)
Reach - Maximum Lift/Dump23.6 in (600 mm)
NoteOperating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, one speed, OROPS, 1676 mm (68 in) low profile bucket, Cat PC 12 × 16.5 tires, standard flow hydraulics, mechanical suspension seat, no optional counterweights and manual quick coupler (unless otherwise noted).
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Pressure3335 psi (23000 kPa)
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow XPS - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure4061 psi (28000 kPa)
Length - With Bucket on Ground146 in (3708 mm)
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow XPS - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)76 HP (57 kW)
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow XPS - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow32 gal/min (121 l/min)
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Flow23 gal/min (86 l/min)
Turning Radius from Center - Coupler55.2 in (1401 mm)
Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - One Speed7.7 mile/h (12.5 km/h)
Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - Two Speed Option11 mile/h (17.7 km/h)
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift124.2 in (3154 mm)
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.

Benefits and Features

The industry leading sealed and pressurized cab option provides the operator with a cleaner and quieter operating environment with excellent work tool visibility. Continuing the industry leading trend, the D3 Series also includes as standard, seat mounted adjustable joystick controls for operator comfort.

High performance power train provides maximum performance and production capability through the Electronic Torque Management system, standard two speed travel and an electronic hand/foot throttle with decel pedal capability.

Cat® “Intelligent Leveling” system provides industry leading technology, integration, and available features such as dual direction self level, work tool return to dig, and work tool positioner.

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

A standard, Speed Sensitive Ride Control system improves operation on rough terrain, enabling better load retention, increased productivity and greater operator comfort. *Photo shown may vary from machine referenced.

Standard Equipment

  • 12 volt Electrical System
  • 80 ampere Alternator
  • Ignition Key Start/Stop Switch
  • Lights: Gauge Backlighting, Two Rear Tail Lights, Two Rear Halogen Working Lights, Two Adjustable Front Halogen Lights, Dome Light
  • Backup Alarm
  • Heavy Duty Battery, 850 CCA
  • Advanced Display with Rearview Camera: Full Color, 127 mm (5 in) LCD screen; Advanced Multi-operator Security System; On-screen Adjustments for Implement Response, Hystat Response, and Creep Control
  • Gauges: Fuel Level, Hour Meter
  • Operator Warning System Indicators: Air Filter Restriction, Alternator Output, Armrest Raised/Operator Out of Seat, Engine Coolant Temperature, Engine Oil Pressure, Glow Plug Activation, Hydraulic Filter Restriction, Hydraulic Oil Temperature, Park Brake Engaged, Engine Emission System
  • Adjustable Vinyl Seat
  • Fold In Ergonomic Contoured Armrest
  • Control Interlock System, when operator leaves seat or armrest raised: Hydraulic System Disables, Hydrostatic Transmission Disables, Parking Brake Engages
  • ROPS Cab, Open, Tilt Up
  • FOPS, Level I
  • Top and Rear Windows
  • Floor Mat
  • Interior Rearview Mirror
  • 12 volt Electric Socket
  • Horn
  • Hand (Dial) Throttle, Electronic
  • Adjustable Joystick Controls
  • Anti-theft Security System with 6-button Keypad
  • Storage Compartment with Netting
  • Cat C3.3B, Turbo Diesel Engine, Meeting Tier 4 Final and Stage V Emission Standards
  • Air Cleaner, Dual Element, Radial Seal
  • S·O·SSM Sampling Valve, Hydraulic Oil
  • Filters, Cartridge-type, Hydraulic
  • Filters, Canister-type, Fuel and Water Separator
  • Radiator/Hydraulic Oil Cooler (side-by-side)
  • Spring Applied, Hydraulically Released Parking Brakes
  • Hydrostatic Transmission
  • Four Wheel Chain Drive
  • Engine Enclosure, Lockable
  • Extended Life Antifreeze, –36° C (–33° F)
  • Machine Tie Down Points (6)
  • Support, Lift Arm
  • Hydraulic Oil Level Sight Gauge
  • Radiator Coolant Level Sight Gauge
  • Radiator, Expansion Bottle
  • Cat ToughGuard™ Hose
  • Auxiliary, Hydraulics, Continuous Flow
  • Heavy Duty, Flat Faced Quick Disconnects with Integrated Pressure Release
  • Split D-Ring to Route Work Tool Hoses Along Side of Left Lift Arm
  • Electrical Outlet, Beacon
  • Belly Pan Cleanout
  • Variable Speed Demand Fan
  • Product Link™ PL240, Cellular
  • Hydraulics, Standard or High Flow XPS
  • Quick Coupler, Mechanical or Powered
  • High Visibility Seat Belt, 50 mm (2 in) or 75 mm (3 in)
  • Power Train: One Speed, One Speed with Speed Sensitive Ride Control, Two Speed or Two Speed with Speed Sensitive Ride Control
  • PERFORMANCE PACKAGES:
    – Performance Package H1: Standard Flow Hydraulics (No Self Level)
    – Performance Package H2: Standard Flow Hydraulics, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise and Lower), Work Tool Return to Dig, Work Tool Positioner, and Electronic Snubbing (Raise and Lower)
    – Performance Package H3: High Flow XPS, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise and Lower), Work Tool Return to Dig, Work Tool Positioner, and Electronic Snubbing (Raise and Lower)
  • COMFORT PACKAGES:
    – Open ROPS (C0): Static Seat (No Foot Throttle, Headliner, Heater or Door)
    – Open ROPS (C1): Foot Throttle, Headliner, Cup Holder, and choice of Seat (Mechanical Suspension or High Back, Heated, Air Ride Seat) (No Heater or Door)
    – Enclosed ROPS with Heater (C2): Foot Throttle, Headliner, Heater and Defroster, Side Windows, Cup Holder, Radio Ready, choice of Seat (Mechanical Suspension or High Back, Heated, Air Ride Seat) and Door (Glass or Polycarbonate)
    – Enclosed ROPS with A/C (C3): C2 + Air Conditioner

Optional Equipment

  • Hand-Foot Style Controls
  • External Counterweights
  • Beacon, Rotating
  • Engine Block Heater – 120V
  • Oil, Hydraulic, Cold Operation
  • Paint, Custom
  • Heavy Duty Battery, 1,000 CCA
  • Product Link PL641, Cellular
  • Bluetooth® Radio with Microphone (AM/FM/Weather Band Receiver with USB and Auxiliary Input Jack)