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279D

279D Standard Equipment

ELECTRICAL

  • 12 volt Electrical System
  • 80 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

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, Parking 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, Meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final (EU Stage IIIB) Emission Standards
  • 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)

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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

  • Engine Model Cat C3.3B DIT (turbo) Cat C3.3B DIT (turbo)
  • Net Power 72.9 HP 54.4 kW
  • Gross Power 74.3 HP 55.4 kW
  • Gross Power - SAE J1995 74.3 HP 55.4 kW
  • Net Power - SAE 1349 72.9 HP 54.4 kW
  • Displacement 203.0 in³ 3.3 l
  • Bore 3.7 in 94.0 mm
  • Stroke 4.7 in 120.0 mm
  • Net Power - ISO 9249 73.7 HP 54.9 kW
  • Peak Torque - 1,500 rpm - SAE J1995 195.0 ft·lbf 265.0 N·m

Weights

  • Operating Weight 9893.0 lb 4487.0 kg
  • 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).

Operating Specifications

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

Dimensions

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

Hydraulic System

  • Hydraulic Flow - High Flow XPS - Hydraulic Power (Calculated) 76.0 psi 57.0 kPa
  • Hydraulic Flow - High Flow XPS - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow 32.0 gal/min 121.0 l/min
  • Hydraulic Flow - High Flow XPS - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure 4061.0 HP 28000.0 kW
  • Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Hydraulic Power (Calculated) 44.0 gal/min 33.0 l/min
  • Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Flow 23.0 psi 86.0 kPa
  • Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Pressure 3335.0 psi 23000.0 kPa

Cab

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

Power Train

  • Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - One Speed 4.5 mile/h 7.2 km/h
  • Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - Two Speed 7.0 mile/h 11.3 km/h

Service Refill Capacities

  • Cooling System 3.7 gal (US) 14.0 l
  • Engine Crankcase 3.0 gal (US) 11.0 l
  • Fuel Tank 24.8 gal (US) 94.0 l
  • Hydraulic System 13.7 gal (US) 52.0 l
  • Hydraulic Tank 10.3 gal (US) 39.0 l

Air Conditioning System

  • Air Conditioning The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.0 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.430 metric tonnes. The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.0 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.430 metric tonnes.

Noise Level

  • Inside Cab** 83.0 dB(A) 83.0 dB(A)
  • Note (1) Cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe. Cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.
  • Note (2) **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.
  • Note (3) ***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.
  • Outside Cab*** 103.0 dB(A) 103.0 dB(A)

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. Electronically controlled Cat C3.3B engine provides high horsepower and torque while meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final (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. 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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