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272D XHP 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, 1,000 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
  • High Back Cloth Seat with Air Suspension, Heated with Recline and Lumbar Support and Fully Adjustable Seat Mounted Controls
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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, 14 x 17.5 Tires

  • 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
  • External Counterweights
  • Variable Speed Demand Fan

  • Quick Coupler, Mechanical or Electric
  • Seat Belt, 50 mm (2 in) or 75 mm (3)
  • Comfort Package:
  • Enclosed ROPS with A/C (C3): Foot Throttle, Headliner, Heater and Defroster, Side Windows, Cup Holder, Radio Ready, Air Ride Seat (High Back and Heated) and Door (Glass or Polycarbonate)
  • Performance Package:
  • Performance Package H3: XHP Hydraulics, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise and Lower), Work Tool Return to Dig, Work Tool Positioner, Electronic Snubbing (Raise and Lower)


The Cat 272D XHP Skid Steer Loader, with its powerful engine, high output hydraulic system, high lift forces and vertical lift design, provides the maximum performance for work tool productivity, digging, truck loading and material handling.


Engine Model Cat C3.8 (turbocharged) Cat C3.8 (turbocharged) Less
Net Flywheel Power 106.0 mm H2O 79.0 kg/mm Less
Gross Power 110.0 mm H2O 82.0 kg/mm Less
Gross Power - SAE J1995 110.0 mm H2O 82.0 kg/mm Less
Net Power - ISO 9249 EEC 107.0 mm H2O 80.0 kg/mm Less
Net Power - SAE 1349 106.0 mm H2O 79.0 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 9137.0 lb 4144.0 null Less

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacity 3700.0 lb 1678.0 null Less
Tipping Load 7400.0 lb 3357.0 null Less
Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder 7348.0 lb 3333.0 null Less
Breakout Force - Lift Cylinder 6087.0 lb 2766.0 null Less


Wheel Base 54.6 in 1386.0 mm Less
Length - With Bucket on Ground 151.8 in 3855.0 mm Less
Length - Without Bucket 123.5 in 3136.0 mm Less
Height - Top of Cab 84.5 in 2147.0 mm Less
Vehicle Width over Tires 76.0 in 1930.0 mm Less
Maximum Overall Height 161.4 in 4098.0 mm Less
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift 128.6 in 3265.0 mm Less
Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position 7.7 in 196.0 mm Less
Reach - Maximum Lift/Dump 30.0 in 761.0 mm Less
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump 97.2 in 2469.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance 10.1 in 257.0 mm Less
Departure Angle 28° 28° 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 57.6 in 1464.0 mm Less
Turn Radius from Center - Bucket 90.8 in 2307.0 mm Less
Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel 49.6 in 1260.0 mm Less
Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height 83° 83° Less
Bucket Pin Reach - Maximum Lift 14.9 in 379.0 mm Less

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow (1) Standard Flow Mode Standard Flow Mode Less
Hydraulic Flow (2) High Flow XHP High Flow XHP 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) 40.0 gal/min 150.0 l/min Less
Hydraulic Power - Calculated (1) 44.0 mm H2O 33.0 kg/mm Less
Hydraulic Power - Calculated (2) 94.0 mm H2O 70.0 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 7.2 mile/h 11.6 km/h Less
Travel Speed Reverse 7.2 mile/h 11.6 km/h Less
Travel Speed Forward - 2-Speed Option 10.3 mile/h 16.6 km/h Less
Travel Speed Reverse - 2-Speed Option 10.3 mile/h 16.6 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. Standard 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. Electronically controlled Cat C3.8 engine provides high horsepower and torque while meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Interim (EU Stage IIIB) emission standards. XHP hydraulic system provides high flow and high pressure that delivers industry leading hydraulic horsepower to efficiently run even the most power hungry work tools.

Versatility to Tackle Any Job

Cat “Intelligent Leveling” system (ILEV) provides industry leading technology, integration and features such as dual direction self level, work tool return to dig and work tool positioner. Standard Speed Sensitive Ride Control 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 the 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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