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SPECS SUMMARY

Gross Power - SAE J199574.3 HP (55.4 kW)
Rated Operating Capacities - 35% Tipping Load2010 lb (915 kg)
Operating Weight8987 lb (4076 kg)
Tipping Load5745 lb (2610 kg)
The Cat® 259D3 Compact Track Loader, with its vertical lift design, delivers extended reach and lift height for quick and easy truck loading. Its standard, suspended undercarriage system provides superior traction, flotation, stability and speed to work in a wide range of applications and underfoot conditions.

Specifications

Gross Power - SAE J199574.3 HP (55.4 kW)
Rated Operating Capacities - 35% Tipping Load2010 lb (915 kg)
Operating Weight8987 lb (4076 kg)
Tipping Load5745 lb (2610 kg)
Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder4965 lb (2252 kg)
Length - Track on Ground59 in (1499 mm)
Overall Length - Track78.7 in (1999 mm)
Height - Top of Cab83.1 in (2111 mm)
Ground Clearance8.9 in (226 mm)
Departure Angle35°
Maximum Dump Angle52°
ROPSISO 3471:2008
FOPSISO 3449:2005 Level I
Vehicle Width (320 mm/12.6 in tracks)66 in (1676 mm)
Rated Operating Capacities - 50% Tipping Load2870 lb (1305 kg)
Net Power73.2 HP (54.6 kW)
Bore3.7 in (94 mm)
Engine ModelCat C3.3B DIT (turbo)
Gross Power74.3 HP (55.4 kW)
Net Power - SAE 134973.2 HP (54.6 kW)
Stroke4.7 in (120 mm)
Vehicle Width (400 mm/15.7 in tracks)69 in (1755 mm)
Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position7.8 in (198 mm)
Ground Contact Area - With 320 mm/12.6 in Track1483 in² (0.96 m²)
Ground Pressure - With 320 mm/12.6 in Track6.1 psi (41.8 kPa)
Ground Contact Area - With 400 mm/15.7 in Track1848 in² (1.19 m²)
Air ConditioningThe air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 0.81 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.158 metric tonnes.
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.
Peak Torque - 1,500 rpm - SAE J1995195 ft·lbf (265 N·m)
Outside Cab***103 dB(A) (103 dB(A))
Net Power - ISO 924973.9 HP (55.1 kW)
Inside Cab**83 dB(A) (83 dB(A))
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight3060 lb (1390 kg)
Ground Pressure - With 400 mm/15.7 in Track4.9 psi (34 kPa)
NoteOperating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, OROPS, 1730 mm (68 in) low profile bucket, 320 mm (12.6 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).
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 (1)Cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.
Displacement203 in³ (3.3 l)
Cooling System3.7 gal (US) (14 l)
Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel to Ground51.4 in (1305 mm)
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Loader Hydraulic Pressure3335 psi (23000 kPa)
Maximum Overall Height154.1 in (3915 mm)
Turning Radius from Center - Bucket86 in (2184 mm)
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift121 in (3075 mm)
Length - Without Bucket108.9 in (2767 mm)
Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height87°
NoteOperating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, OROPS, 1730 mm (68 in) low profile bucket, 320 mm (12.6 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).
Turning Radius from Center - Machine Rear61.5 in (1561 mm)
Length - With Bucket on Ground137.3 in (3486 mm)
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump89.9 in (2283 mm)
Reach - Maximum Lift/Dump23.9 in (608 mm)
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)58 HP (43 kW)
Hydraulic Tank10.3 gal (US) (39 l)
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Pressure3335 psi (23000 kPa)
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Flow20 gal/min (76 l/min)
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)39 HP (29 kW)
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Loader Hydraulic Flow30 gal/min (112 l/min)
Bucket Pin Reach - Maximum Lift9.4 in (238 mm)
Turning Radius from Center - Coupler54.8 in (1392 mm)
Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - One Speed5.9 mile/h (9.5 km/h)
Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - Two Speed8.5 mile/h (13.7 km/h)
Hydraulic System13.2 gal (US) (50 l)
Fuel Tank24.8 gal (US) (94 l)
Engine Crankcase3 gal (US) (11 l)
NoteOperating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, OROPS, 1730 mm (68 in) low profile bucket, 320 mm (12.6 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

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.

A 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.

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.

Standard Equipment

  • 12 volt Electrical System
  • 80 ampere Alternator
  • Ignition Key Start/Stop Switch
  • Lights: Gauge Backlighting, Two Rear Tail Lights, Two Adjustable Front and Rear 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, Two Speed Travel
  • Suspension – Independent Torsion Axles (4)
  • 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
  • Quick Coupler, Mechanical or Powered
  • High Visibility Seat Belt, 50 mm (2 in) or 75 mm (3 in)
  • EU Preparation Package
  • Steel Imbed Rubber Track – 320 mm (12.6 in) or 400 mm (15.7 in)
  • Dual Flange Front Idler/Single Flange Rear Idler or Triple Flange Front/Rear Idlers
  • 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 Hydraulics, 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
  • Product Link PL641, Cellular
  • Speed Sensitive Ride Control
  • Bluetooth® Radio with Microphone (AM/FM/Weather Band Receiver with USB and Auxiliary Input Jack)