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272D Standard Equipment

  • 12 volt Electrical System
  • 100 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, 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 Bra
  • 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 1
  • Top and Rear Windows
  • Floor Mat
  • Interior Rear View 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 C3.8, Turbo Diesel Engine, Meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Interim (EU Stage IIIB) Emission Standards
  • Air Cleaner, Dual Element, Radial Seal
  • SOS 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 Parking Brakes
  • Hydrostatic Transmission
  • Four Wheel Chain Drive

  • 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

  • Hydraulics, Standard or High Flow XPS
  • Quick Coupler, Mechanical or Electric
  • Seat Belt, 50 mm (2 in) or 75 mm (3)
  • Power Train: One Speed, Two Speed or Two Speed with Ride Control
  • Comfort Package (must select one of the following):
  • Tires, 12 x 16.5 or 14 x 17.5
  • 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 plus Air Conditioner
  • Performance Package (must select one of the following):
  • Performance Package H1: Standard Flow Hydraulics (No Self Level)
  • Performance Package H2: Standard Flow, 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)


The Cat 272D Skid Steer Loader, with its long wheel base and vertical lift design, delivers extended reach and lift height for quick and easy truck loading. Its stability and lifting performance provides excellent material handling.


Engine Model Cat C3.8 (turbocharged) Cat C3.8 (turbocharged) Less
Net Flywheel Power 95.0 mm H2O 71.0 kg/mm Less
Gross Power 98.0 mm H2O 73.0 kg/mm Less
Gross Power - SAE J1995 98.0 mm H2O 73.0 kg/mm Less
Net Power - ISO 9249 EEC 95.0 mm H2O 71.0 kg/mm Less
Net Power - SAE 1349 95.0 mm H2O 71.0 kg/mm 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 8252.0 lb 3743.0 null Less

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacity 3200.0 lb 1451.0 null Less
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight 3450.0 lb 1565.0 null Less
Tipping Load 6400.0 lb 2903.0 null Less
Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder 7443.0 lb 3376.0 null Less
Breakout Force - Lift Cylinder 6079.0 lb 2757.0 null Less


Wheel Base 54.6 in 1386.0 mm Less
Length - With Bucket on Ground 152.6 in 3876.0 mm Less
Length - Without Bucket 124.3 in 3156.0 mm Less
Height - Top of Cab 83.1 in 2111.0 mm Less
Vehicle Width over Tires 72.0 in 1829.0 mm Less
Maximum Overall Height 159.9 in 4061.0 mm Less
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift 127.1 in 3227.0 mm Less
Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position 7.8 in 197.0 mm Less
Reach - Maximum Lift/Dump 31.4 in 799.0 mm Less
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump 95.7 in 2431.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance 8.6 in 220.0 mm Less
Departure Angle 27° 27° Less
Bumper Overhang - Rear Axle 42.8 in 1087.0 mm Less
Maximum Dump Angle 52° 52° Less
Turn Radius from Center - Rear 73.7 in 1873.0 mm Less
Turn Radius from Center - Coupler 58.4 in 1483.0 mm Less
Turn Radius from Center - Bucket 90.2 in 2290.0 mm Less
Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel 51.1 in 1298.0 mm Less
Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height 83° 83° Less
Bucket Pin Reach - Maximum Lift 16.4 in 416.0 mm Less

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow (1) Standard Standard Less
Hydraulic Flow (2) High Flow XPS High Flow XPS Less
Loader Hydraulic Pressure (1) 3335.0 psi 23000.0 kPa Less
Loader Hydraulic Pressure (2) 4061.0 psi 28000.0 kPa Less
Loader Hydraulic Flow (1) 23.0 gal/min 86.0 l/min Less
Loader Hydraulic Flow (2) 32.0 gal/min 121.0 l/min Less
Hydraulic Power - Calculated (1) 44.0 mm H2O 33.0 kg/mm Less
Hydraulic Power - Calculated (2) 76.0 mm H2O 57.0 kg/mm Less


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 I ISO 3449:2005 Level I Less

Power Train

Travel Speed Forward 6.6 mile/h 10.6 km/h Less
Travel Speed Reverse 6.6 mile/h 10.6 km/h Less
Travel Speed Forward - 2-Speed Option 9.4 mile/h 15.1 km/h Less
Travel Speed Reverse - 2-Speed Option 9.4 mile/h 15.1 km/h Less

Service Refill Capacities

Chain Box - Each Side 2.7 gal (US) 10.2 l Less
Cooling System 4.1 gal (US) 16.0 l Less
Engine Crankcase 3.5 gal (US) 13.0 l Less
Fuel Tank 32.2 gal (US) 122.0 l Less
Hydraulic System 14.5 gal (US) 55.0 l Less
Hydraulic Tank 10.3 gal (US) 39.0 l 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, optional two speed travel and an industry exclusive electronic hand/foot throttle with decel pedal capability. Electronically controlled Cat C3.8 engine provides high horsepower and torque while meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Interim (EU Stage IIIB) emission standards. 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. Speed Sensitive Ride Control option 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 Skid Steer 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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