The Cat 259D Compact Track Loader, with its vertical lift design, delivers extended reach and lift height for quick and easy truck loading. Its standard, suspended undercarriage system provides superior traction, flotation, stability and speed to work in a wide range of applications and underfoot conditions.

Engine Model Cat C3.3B DIT (turbo)
Net Power 73.2 HP
Gross Power 74.3 HP
Gross Power - SAE J1995 74.3 HP
Net Power - SAE 1349 73.2 HP
Displacement 203 in³
Bore 3.7 in
Stroke 4.7 in

Operating Weight 8945 lb

Operating Specifications
Tipping Load 5800 lb
Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder 5035 lb
Ground Contact Area - With 320 mm/12.6 in Track 1483 in²
Ground Pressure - With 320 mm/12.6 in Track 6 psi
Rated Operating Capacities - 35% Tipping Load 2030 lb
Rated Operating Capacities - 50% Tipping Load 2900 lb

Length - Track on Ground 59 in
Overall Length - Track 78.7 in
Height - Top of Cab 83.1 in
Ground Clearance 8.9 in
Departure Angle 35°
Maximum Dump Angle 52°
Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position 7.8 in
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift 121 in
Bucket Pin Reach - Maximum Lift 9.4 in
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump 89.9 in
Length - With Bucket on Ground 137.3 in
Length - Without Bucket 108.9 in
Maximum Overall Height 154.1 in
Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel to Ground 51.4 in
Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height 87°
Reach - Maximum Lift/Dump 23.9 in
Turning Radius from Center - Bucket 86 in
Turning Radius from Center - Coupler 54.8 in
Turning Radius from Center - Machine Rear 61.5 in
Vehicle Width (320 mm/12.6 in tracks) 66 in

Hydraulic System
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Hydraulic Power (Calculated) 58 HP
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Loader Hydraulic Flow 30 gal/min
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Loader Hydraulic Pressure 3335 psi
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Hydraulic Power (Calculated) 39 HP
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Flow 20 gal/min
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Pressure 3335 psi

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

Power Train
Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - One Speed 5.9 mile/h
Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - Two Speed 8.5 mile/h

Service Refill Capacities
Cooling System 3.7 gal (US)
Engine Crankcase 3 gal (US)
Fuel Tank 27.7 gal (US)
Hydraulic System 13.2 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank 10.3 gal (US)

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 0.81 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.158 metric tonnes.

Note Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, OROPS, 1676 mm (66 in) dirt bucket, 320 mm (12.6 in) tracks, dual flange front idler/single flange rear idler, standard flow hydraulics,
Vehicle Width (400 mm/15.7 in tracks) 69 in

Net Power - ISO 9249 73.9 HP
Peak Torque - 1,500 rpm - SAE J1995 195 ft·lbf

Noise Level
Inside Cab** 83 dB(A)
Note (1) 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 spe
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.
Outside Cab*** 103 dB(A)

Operating Specifications
Ground Contact Area - With 400 mm/15.7 in Track 1848 in²
Ground Pressure - With 400 mm/15.7 in Track 4.8 psi
Note Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, OROPS, 1676 mm (66 in) dirt bucket, 320 mm (12.6 in) tracks, dual flange front idler/single flange rear idler, standard flow hydraulics,
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight 3100 lb

Note Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, OROPS, 1676 mm (66 in) dirt bucket, 320 mm (12.6 in) tracks, dual flange front idler/single flange rear idler, standard flow hydraulics,
Operating Weight - 320 mm/12.6 in Tracks 8846 lb
Operating Weight - 400 mm/15.7 in Tracks 8945 lb

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 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.

Standard Equipment

  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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 Parking Brakes
  • Hydrostatic Transmission, Two Speed Travel
  • Suspension – Independent Torsion Axles (4)
  • Engine Enclosure, Lockable
  • Extended Life Antifreeze, –36° C (–33° 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
  • Hydraulics, Standard or High Flow
  • Quick Coupler, Mechanical or Powered
  • Seat Belt, 50 mm (2 in) or 75 mm (3 in)
  • EU Preparation Package
  • Steel Imbed Rubber Track – 320 mm (12.6 in) or 400 mm (15.7 in)
  • Dual Flange Front Idler/Single Flange Rear Idler or Triple Flange Front/Rear Idlers
    • 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)
    • P
      • 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 D

Optional Equipment

  • Hand-Foot Style Controls
  • External Counterweights
  • Beacon, Rotating
  • Engine Block Heater – 120V
  • Oil, Hydraulic, Cold Operation
  • Paint, Custom
  • 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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