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An industry-first sealed and pressurized cab, increased rated operating capacity, higher horsepower and superior performance help you get more done and increase your bottom line.


Engine Model Cat® C3.8 (turbocharged) Cat® C3.8 (turbocharged) Less
Net Flywheel Power 95.0 hp 71.0 kW Less
Gross Power 98.0 hp 73.0 kW Less
Gross Power SAE J1995 98.0 hp 73.0 kW Less
Net Power SAE 1349 95.0 hp 71.0 kW Less
Displacement 232.0 in3 3.8 L Less
Stroke 4.7 in 120.0 mm Less
Bore 3.9 in 100.0 mm Less


Operating Weight 8404.0 lb 3812.0 kg Less

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacity 3200.0 lb 1451.0 kg Less
Rated Operating Capacity w/Optional Counterweight 3450.0 lb 1565.0 kg Less
Tipping Load 6400.0 lb 2903.0 kg Less
Breakout Force, Tilt Cylinder 7405.0 lb 3359.0 kg Less
Breakout Force, Lift Cylinder 6100.0 lb 2767.0 kg Less


Wheelbase 54.6 in 1386.0 mm Less
Length w/Bucket on Ground 151.6 in 3850.0 mm Less
Length w/o Bucket 123.6 in 3139.0 mm Less
Height to Top of Cab 82.8 in 2104.0 mm Less
Vehicle Width over Tires 76.0 in 1930.0 mm Less
Max Overall Height 159.4 in 4048.0 mm Less
Bucket Pin Height at Max Lift 126.6 in 3217.0 mm Less
Bucket Pin Height at Carry Pos. 7.9 in 200.0 mm Less
Reach at Max Lift and Dump 30.9 in 785.0 mm Less
Clearance at Max Lift and Dump 95.2 in 2418.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance 8.9 in 226.0 mm Less
Departure Angle 25° 25° Less
Bumper Overhang - Rear Axle 42.7 in 1084.0 mm Less
Maximum Dump Angle 52° 52° Less
Turn Radius from Ctr - Rear 73.8 in 1874.0 mm Less
Turn Radius from Ctr - Coupler 58.9 in 1496.0 mm Less
Turn Radius from Ctr - Bucket 91.5 in 2324.0 mm Less
Max. Reach w/Arms-Parallel 50.7 in 1287.0 mm Less
Rack Back Angle at Max Height 83° 83° Less
Bucket Pin Reach at Max Lift 16.1 in 408.0 mm Less

Hydraulic System

Max. Loader Hydraulic Pressure 4061.0 psi 28000.0 kPa Less
Max. Loader Hydraulic Flow 32.0 gal/min 120.0 L/min Less
Hydraulic Power 44.0 hp 33.0 kW Less
Hydraulic Power 76.0 hp 57.0 kW Less
Hydraulic Flow Standard Standard Less
Hydraulic Flow High Flow XPS High Flow XPS Less
Loader Hydraulic Pressure 3335.0 psi 23000.0 kPa Less
Loader Hydraulic Flow 23.0 gal/min 86.4 L/min 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 6.6 mph 10.6 km/h Less
Travel Speed Reverse 6.6 mph 10.6 km/h Less
Travel Speed Forward - 2-Speed Option 9.4 mph 15.1 km/h Less
Travel Speed Reverse - 2-Speed Option 9.4 mph 15.1 km/h Less

Service Refill Capacities

Chain box, each side 2.3 gal 8.6 L Less
Cooling System 3.7 gal 14.0 L Less
Engine Crankcase 2.6 gal 10.0 L Less
Fuel Tank 30.8 gal 117.0 L Less
Hydraulic System 16.0 gal 61.0 L Less
Hydraulic Tank 10.3 gal 39.0 L Less

Operator Station

Superior comfort to keep you productive throughout the work day.

Vertical Lift Linkage

Built for tough working conditions.

Power Train

Aggressive performance with fuel efficiency.


Exceptional lift, breakout and power to meet your needs.

Work Tools

Do more jobs with one machine with Cat Work Tools.


Simplified service and maintenance save you time and money.

Customer Support

Unmatched support makes the difference.

272D Standard Equipment

  • 12 volt Electrical System
  • 100 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

  • 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, regeneration - engine emissions
  • 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
  • Headliner, Deluxe
  • Floor Mat
  • Interior Rear View Mirror
  • 12 volt Electric Socket
  • Horn
  • Hand (Dial) and Foot Throttle, Electronic with Decel Feature

  • Cat C3.8, Turbo, Tier 4 Interim (Stage IIIB) Certified Engine
  • Air Cleaner, Dual Element, Radial Seal
  • SOSSM Sampling Valves, Engine Oil and Hydraulic Oil
  • Filters, Cartridge-type, Hydraulic
  • Filters, Cartridge-type, Fuel and Water Separator
  • Radiator/Hydraulic Oil Cooler (side-by-side)
  • Spring Applied, Hydraulically Released, Parking Brake
  • Hydrostatic Transmission
  • Four Wheel Chain Drive

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

  • Hydraulics, Standard or High Flow XPS
  • Quick Coupler, Mechanical or Hydraulic
  • Seat Belt, 50 mm (2 in) or 75 mm (3 in)
  • Power Train, One Speed, Two Speed or Two Speed with Ride Control
  • Tires, 12 x 16.5 or 14 x 17.5
  • Comfort Package (must select one of the following):
  • Open ROPS (C1): Cup Holder, Radio Ready, Suspension Seat (no heater or door)
  • Enclosed ROPS with Heat (C2): Cup Holder, Radio Ready, Seat (choice of Suspension or Air Ride), Heater and Defroster, Side Windows, Door (either Glass or Polycarbonate)
  • Enclosed ROPS with A/C (C3): Features of C2 Package plus Air Conditioner
  • Performance Package (must select one of the following):
  • Performance Package H1: Standard Flow Hydraulics
  • Performance Package H2: Standard Flow, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (raise and lower), Electronic Snubbing (lift)
  • Performance Package H3: High Flow XPS, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (raise and lower), Electronic Snubbing (lift)

272D Optional Equipment


Beacon, Rotating

Engine Block Heater--120V

Oil, Hydraulic, Cold Operation

Heavy Duty Battery, 1,000 CCA

Paint, Custom

Advanced Machine Information and Control System (AMICS)

Work Tool Return to Dig and Work Tool Positioner

AM/FM/Weather Band Receiver with CD Player and Auxiliary Input Jack

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