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279D Standard Equipment

ELECTRICAL
  • 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, 880 CCA

OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
  • 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

POWER TRAIN
  • Cat C3.3B, Turbo Diesel Engine
  • Air Cleaner, Dual Element, Radial Seal
  • S∙O∙SSM Sampling Valve, Hydraulic Oil
  • Filters, Cartridge-type, Hydraulic
  • Filters, Cartridge-type, Fuel and Water Separator
  • Radiator/Hydraulic Oil Cooler (side-by-side)
  • Spring Applied, Hydraulically Released, Wet Multi Disc Parking Brakes
  • Hydrostatic Transmission, Two Speed Travel
  • Suspension – Independent Torsion Axles (4)

OTHER
  • Engine Enclosure, Lockable
  • Extended Life Antifreeze, –37° C (–34° 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

MANDATORY EQUIPMENT
  • Hydraulics, Standard or High Flow XPS
  • Quick Coupler, Mechanical or Powered
  • Seat Belt, 50 mm (2 in) or 75 mm (3 in)
  • Steel Imbed Rubber Track – 400 mm (15.7 in) or 450 mm (17.7 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), Electronic Snubbing (Raise and Lower)
    • Performance Package H3: High Flow XPS, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise and Lower), 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

279D Optional Equipment

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
  • Speed Sensitive Ride Control
  • Advanced Display: Full Color, 5 in LCD screen, Advanced Multi-operator Security System, On-screen Adjustments for Implement Response, Hystat Response, and Creep Control; Rearview Camera Ready
  • Advanced Display: Rearview Camera Included
  • Work Tool Return to Dig and Work Tool Positioner
  • Bluetooth Radio with Microphone (AM/FM/Weather Band Receiver with USB and Auxiliary Input Jack)

Overview

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.

Engine

Units:
Engine Model Cat C3.3B DIT (turbo) Cat C3.3B DIT (turbo) Less
Net Power 71.8 hp 53.6 kW Less
Gross Power SAE J1995 74.3 hp 55.4 kW Less
Net Power SAE 1349 71.8 hp 53.6 kW Less
Displacement 203.0 in3 3.3 L Less
Bore 3.7 in 94.0 mm Less
Stroke 4.7 in 120.0 mm Less
Net Power SAE 1349† 72.4 hp 54.0 kW Less
Net Power ISO 9249 72.6 hp 54.1 kW Less
Net Power ISO 9249† 73.2 hp 54.6 kW Less
Peak Torque at 1,600 rpm SAE J1995 195.0 lbf-ft 265.0 N·m Less
Note †Tier 4 Interim equivalent engine offered only for Australia/New Zealand, Macedonia, Ukraine and South Korea. †Tier 4 Interim equivalent engine offered only for Australia/New Zealand, Macedonia, Ukraine and South Korea. Less

Weights*

Operating Weight 9893.0 lb 4487.0 kg Less
Note *Operating 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). *Operating 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). Less

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacities: 50% Tipping Load 2935.0 lb 1331.0 kg Less

Operating Specifications*

Rated Operating Capacity: 35% Tipping Load 2055.0 lb 932.0 kg Less
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight 3185.0 lb 1444.0 kg Less
Tipping Load 5870.0 lb 2663.0 kg Less
Breakout Force, Tilt Cylinder 7285.0 lb 3304.0 kg Less
Ground Contact Area (400 mm/15.7 in track) 2015.0 in2 1.3 m2 Less
Rated Operating Capacity: 50% Tipping Load 2935.0 lb 1331.0 kg Less
Ground Contact Area (450 mm/17.7 in track) 2272.0 in2 1.47 m2 Less
Ground Pressure (400 mm/15.7 in track) 4.9 psi 33.9 kPa Less
Ground Pressure (450 mm/17.7 in track) 4.4 psi 30.0 kPa Less
Note *Operating 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). *Operating 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). Less

Dimensions*

Length of Track on Ground 64.2 in 1630.0 mm Less
Overall Length of Track 83.8 in 2129.0 mm Less
Length without Bucket 117.9 in 2995.0 mm Less
Length with Bucket on Ground 146.2 in 3714.0 mm Less
Height to Top of Cab 83.2 in 2113.0 mm Less
Maximum Overall Height 159.5 in 4051.0 mm Less
Bucket Pin Height at Maximum Lift 124.9 in 3173.0 mm Less
Bucket Pin Height at Carry Position 7.8 in 198.0 mm Less
Reach at Maximum Lift and Dump 22.6 in 575.0 mm Less
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump 97.8 in 2485.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance 8.9 in 226.0 mm Less
Departure Angle 32° 32° Less
Maximum Dump Angle 39° 39° Less
Vehicle Width (400 mm/15.7 in tracks) 76.0 in 1931.0 mm Less
Vehicle Width (450 mm/17.7 in tracks) 78.0 in 1981.0 mm Less
Turning Radius from Center – Machine Rear 70.7 in 1796.0 mm Less
Turning Radius from Center – Coupler 55.5 in 1410.0 mm Less
Turning Radius from Center – Bucket 88.8 in 2256.0 mm Less
Maximum Reach with Arms Parallel to Ground 54.0 in 1373.0 mm Less
Rack Back Angle at Maximum Height 84° 84° Less
Note *Operating 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). *Operating 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). Less

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow – Standard: Loader Hydraulic Pressure 3335.0 psi 23000.0 kPa Less
Hydraulic Flow – Standard: Loader Hydraulic Flow 23.0 gal/min 86.0 L/min Less
Hydraulic Flow – Standard: Hydraulic Power (calculated) 44.0 hp 33.0 kW Less
Hydraulic Flow – High Flow XPS: Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure 4061.0 psi 28000.0 kPa Less
Hydraulic Flow – High Flow XPS: Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow 32.0 gal/min 121.0 L/min Less
Hydraulic Flow – High Flow XPS: Hydraulic Power (calculated) 76.0 hp 57.0 kW Less

Cab

ROPS ISO 3471:2008 ISO 3471:2008 Less
FOPS ISO 3449:2005 Level I ISO 3449:2005 Level I Less
FOPS Level II ISO 3449:2005 Level II ISO 3449:2005 Level II Less

Power Train

Travel Speed (Forward or Reverse): One Speed 4.5 mph 7.2 km/h Less
Travel Speed (Forward or Reverse): Two Speed 7.0 mph 11.3 km/h Less

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System 3.7 gal 14.0 L Less
Engine Crankcase 3.0 gal 11.0 L Less
Fuel Tank 24.8 gal 94.0 L Less
Hydraulic System 13.7 gal 52.0 L Less
Hydraulic Tank 10.3 gal 39.0 L Less

Noise Level

Inside Cab** 81.0 dB(A) 81.0 dB(A) Less
Outside Cab*** 103.0 dB(A) 103.0 dB(A) Less
Note **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. **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. Less
Note ***The labeled sound power level for the CE marked configurations when measured according to the test procedure and conditions specified in 2000/14/EC. ***The labeled sound power level for the CE marked configurations when measured according to the test procedure and conditions specified in 2000/14/EC. Less

Comfortable Cab

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.


Outstanding Power

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. Cat C3.3B engine and high performance power train provide high engine horsepower and torque, allowing partial-throttle operation for lower sound levels and fuel consumption. High Flow XPS hydraulic system is available for applications that demand maximum hydraulic work tool performance.


Versatility to Tackle Any Job

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.


Advanced Display

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.


Easy Service

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


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