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The Cat 257D Multi Terrain 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 and ride quality with very low ground pressure and minimal ground disturbance across a wide range of underfoot conditions.


Engine Model Cat C3.3B DIT (Turbo) Cat C3.3B DIT (Turbo) Less
Net Power 72.1 hp 53.8 kW Less
Gross Power 74.3 hp 55.4 kW Less
Gross Power SAE J1995 74.3 hp 55.4 kW Less
Net Power EEC ISO 9249 72.8 hp 54.3 kW Less
Net Power SAE 1349 72.1 hp 53.8 kW Less
Displacement 203.0 in3 3.3 L Less
Bore 3.7 in 94.0 mm Less
Stroke 4.7 in 120.0 mm Less


Operating Weight 8048.0 lb 3651.0 kg Less

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacities: 50% Tipping Load 2800.0 lb 1270.0 kg Less
Rated Operating Capacities: 35% Tipping Load 1960.0 lb 889.0 kg Less
Ground Contact Area 1770.0 in2 1.14 m2 Less
Ground Pressure 4.5 psi 31.3 kPa Less
Tipping Load 5600.0 lb 2540.0 kg Less
Breakout Force, Tilt Cylinder 5035.0 lb 2284.0 kg Less
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight 3000.0 lb 1361.0 kg Less


Length of Track on Ground 59.0 in 1499.0 mm Less
Overall Length of Track 74.7 in. 1898.0 mm Less
Length w/Bucket on Ground 137.3 in 3486.0 mm Less
Length w/o Bucket 108.9 in 2767.0 mm Less
Height to Top of Cab 83.8 in 2129.0 mm Less
Vehicle Width 66.0 in 1676.0 mm Less
Max. Overall Height 154.8 in 3932.0 mm Less
Bucket Pin Height at Max. Lift 121.7 in 3091.0 mm Less
Bucket Pin Height at Carry Pos. 8.5 in 215.0 mm Less
Reach at Max. Lift/Dump 25.1 in 637.0 mm Less
Clearance at Max. Lift/Dump 90.5 in 2300.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance 9.5 in 242.0 mm Less
Departure Angle 35° 35° Less
Maximum Dump Angle 52° 52° Less
Turn Radius from Ctr - Rear 61.2 in 1555.0 mm Less
Turn Radius from Ctr - Coupler 55.1 in 1399.0 mm Less
Turn Radius from Ctr - Bucket 86.3 in 2191.0 mm Less
Max. Reach w/Arms Parallel 52.5 in 1334.0 mm Less
Rack Back Angle at Max Height 87° 87° Less
Bucket Pin Reach at Max Lift 14.5 in 367.0 mm Less

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow Standard Standard Less
Loader Hydraulic Pressure 3335.0 psi 23000.0 kPa Less
Loader Hydraulic Flow 20.0 gal/min 76.0 L/min Less
Hydraulic Power 39.0 hp 29.0 kW Less
Hydraulic Flow High Flow High Flow Less
Loader Hydraulic Pressure 3335.0 psi 23000.0 kPa Less
Loader Hydraulic Flow 30.0 gal/min 112.0 L/min Less
Hydraulic Power (calculated) 58.0 hp 43.0 kW 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 3349:2005 Level II ISO 3349:2005 Level II Less

Power Train

Travel Speed Forward 6.3 mph 10.1 km/h Less
Travel Speed Reverse 6.3 mph 10.1 km/h Less
Travel Speed Reverse - 2-Speed Option 9.9 mph 16.0 km/h Less
Travel Speed Forward - 2-Speed Option 9.9 mph 16.0 km/h Less

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System 3.7 gal 14.0 L Less
Engine Crankcase 3.0 gal 11.0 L Less
Fuel Tank 27.7 gal 105.0 L Less
Hydraulic System 13.2 gal 50.0 L Less
Hydraulic Tank 10.3 gal 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 electronichand/foot throttle with decel pedal capability.Cat C3.3B engine and high performance power train provide high engine horsepower and torque, allowing partial-throttle operation for lower sound levels and fuel consumption.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 Multi Terrain 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.

257D 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 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 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 C3.3B, Turbo Diesel Engine
  • 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, One Speed Travel
  • Suspension – Independent Torsion Axles (4)
  • Rubber Track 381 mm (15 in)

  • 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

  • Hydraulics, Standard or High Flow
  • Quick Coupler, Mechanical or Electric
  • Seat Belt, 50 mm (2 in) or 75 mm (3)
  • Comfort Package (must select one of the following):
  • • Open ROPS (C0): Static Seat (No Foot Throttle, Headliner, Heateror 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 H4: Standard Flow Hydraulics (No SelfLevel), Return to Dig/Work Tool Positioner, Electronic Snubbing(Raise and Lower)
  • • Performance Package H5: High Flow Hydraulics (No Self Level), Return to Dig/Work Tool Positioner, Electronic Snubbing (Raise and Lower)

257D Optional Equipment

External Counterweights

Variable Speed Demand Fan

Beacon, Rotating

Engine Block Heater – 120V

Oil, Hydraulic, Cold Operation

Paint, Custom

Product Link™, Cellular

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)

Two Speed Travel

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