Designed and built by Caterpillar to deliver exceptional performance and versatility, ease of operation, serviceability and customer support.


Engine Model Cat C2.2 T Cat C2.2 T Less
Net Power 56.0 hp 42.0 kW Less
Gross Power 61.0 hp 45.5 kW Less
Gross Power SAE J1995 61.0 hp 45.5 kW Less
Net Power SAE 1349 56.0 hp 42.0 kW Less
Displacement 134.0 in3 2.2 L Less
Bore 3.3 in 84.0 mm Less
Stroke 3.9 in 100.0 mm Less


Operating Weight 7952.0 lb 3607.0 kg Less

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacities: 50% Tipping Load 2500.0 lb 1134.0 kg Less
Rated Operating Capacities: 35% Tipping Load 1870.0 lb 848.0 kg Less
Ground Contact Area 1770.0 in2 1.14 m2 Less
Ground Pressure 4.5 psi 31.0 kPa Less
Tipping Load 5344.0 lb 2424.0 kg Less
Breakout Force, Tilt Cylinder 3954.0 lb 1793.0 kg Less


Length of Track on Ground 59.0 in 1499.0 mm Less
Overall Length of Track 75.0 in. 2899.0 mm Less
Length w/Bucket on Ground 137.0 in 3490.0 mm Less
Length w/o Bucket 106.0 in 2701.0 mm Less
Height to Top of Cab 80.0 in 2022.0 mm Less
Vehicle Width 66.0 in 1676.0 mm Less
Max. Overall Height 156.0 in 3963.0 mm Less
Bucket Pin Height at Max. Lift 119.0 in 3018.0 mm Less
Bucket Pin Height at Carry Pos. 9.3 in 234.0 mm Less
Reach at Max. Lift/Dump 31.0 in 790.0 mm Less
Clearance at Max. Lift/Dump 90.0 in 2278.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance 10.0 in 257.0 mm Less
Departure Angle 37° 37° Less
Maximum Dump Angle 50° 50° Less
Turn Radius from Ctr - Rear 58.2 in 1479.0 mm Less
Turn Radius from Ctr - Coupler 66.8 in 1696.0 mm Less
Turn Radius from Ctr - Bucket 86.5 in 2197.0 mm Less
Max. Reach w/Arms Parallel 54.6 in 1388.0 mm Less
Rack Back Angle at Max Height 86.9° 86.9° Less

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow Standard Standard Less
Loader Hydraulic Pressure 3335.0 psi 23000.0 kPa Less
Max. Loader Hydraulic Pressure 3335.0 psi 23000.0 kPa Less
Loader Hydraulic Flow 15.6 gal/min 60.0 L/min Less
Max. Loader Hydraulic Flow 26.0 gal/min 100.0 L/min Less
Hydraulic Power 30.4 hp 22.7 kW Less
Hydraulic Flow High Flow High Flow Less


ROPS SAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471:1994 SAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471:1994 Less
FOPS SAE J1043 SEPT87, ISO 3449:1992 Level I SAE J1043 SEPT87, ISO 3449:1992 Level I Less
FOPS Level II SAE J231 JAN81, ISO 3449:1992 Level II SAE J231 JAN81, ISO 3449:1992 Level II Less

Power Train

Travel Speed Forward 6.9 mph 11.2 km/h Less
Travel Speed Reverse 6.9 mph 11.2 km/h Less

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System 2.6 gal 10.0 L Less
Engine Crankcase 2.6 gal 10.0 L Less
Fuel Tank 22.2 gal 84.0 L Less
Hydraulic System 14.5 gal 55.0 L Less
Hydraulic Tank 9.2 gal 35.0 L Less

Operator Station

World-class operator station provides exceptional working comfort with excellent visibility, enhanced fingertip controls and optimum instrumentation.

Rubber Track Undercarriage

The unique rubber track undercarriage provides low ground pressure, stability, high traction, fast travel and suspension.

High Performance Power Train

The Caterpillar hystat power train delivers aggressive performance and easy operation.

Vertical Lift Linkage

Designed and built for operation in the toughest working conditions requiring vertical lifting capabilities.

Advanced Hydraulic System

The hydraulic system has built-in reliability and provides exceptional lift, breakout and auxiliary power to work tools.


The Caterpillar Multi Terrain Loader heavy duty structures are engineered for years of use in extreme applications.

Quick Coupler and Cat Work Tools

Choose from a wide variety of tools that are performance-matched to the Cat Multi Terrain Loader.


Quick access and superior design makes the Cat Multi Terrain Loader easy to service and maintain.

Customer Support

Cat dealer services help you operate longer with lower costs.

257B Series 2 Standard Equipment

  • 12 volt Electrical System
  • 85 ampere Alternator
  • Ignition Key Start/Stop Switch
  • Lights: Gauge backlighting, two rear tail lights, two adjustable front and rear halogen lights, dome light

  • 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, parking brake engaged
  • Vinyl seat
  • Pull Down 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
  • Headliner, Deluxe
  • Floor Mat
  • Interior Rear View Mirror
  • 12 volt Electric Socket
  • Backup Alarm
  • Horn

  • Cat C2.2 T Interim Tier 4 Compliant Diesel Engine
  • Air Cleaner, Dual Element, Radial Seal
  • SOSSM Sampling Valves, Engine Oil and Hydraulic Oil
  • Filters, Spin-on, Hydraulic
  • Filters, Bayonet-type, Fuel and Water Separator
  • Tilt Up Radiator/Hydraulic Oil Cooler
  • Muffler, Standard
  • Spring Applied, Hydraulically Released, Wet Multi Disc Parking Brake
  • Hydrostatic Transmission

  • Engine Enclosure, Lockable
  • Extended Life Antifreeze, -36° C (-33° F)
  • Machine Tie Down Points (4)
  • 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
  • Split D-Ring to Route Work Tool Hoses Along Side of Left Lift Arm
  • Electrical Outlet, Beacon
  • Belly Pan Cleanout

  • Hydraulics, Standard or High Flow
  • Quick Coupler, Mechanical or Hydraulic
  • Seat Belt, 50 mm (2 in) or 75 mm (3 in)
  • Comfort Package (must select one of the following):
  • Open ROPS (C0): Static Seat
  • Open ROPS (C1): Suspension Seat, Cup Holder
  • Enclosed ROPS (C2): Features of C1 Package plus Heater, Cab Door, Side Windows, Cab Debris Barrier
  • Enclosed ROPS (C3): Features of C2 Package plus Air Conditioner
  • Control Package (must select one of the following):
  • Control Package 1: On/Off Auxiliary Hydraulic Basic
  • Control Package 2: Proportional Auxiliary Hydraulics Deluxe
  • Control Package 3: High Flow Hydraulics

257B Series 2 Optional Equipment

Counterweight, increases rated operating capacity 20 kg (45 lb)

Beacon, Rotating

Engine Block Heater--120V or 240V

Oil, Hydraulic, Cold Operation

Paint, Custom

Heavy Duty Battery, 850 CCA

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