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The Cat C Series 2 Compact Track Loaders lead the industry in operator comfort, performance and versatility. The fully suspended, steel embedded rubber track undercarriage provides a smooth ride, better load retention and greater productivity. Inside the spacious operator station, feel the superior comfort of a sealed and pressurized cab. Adjustable seat mounted controls and an available air ride seat keep you comfortable throughout the work day. Low ground pressures, highly durable components, high horsepower and excellent drawbar performance help you get more done and increase your bottom line.


Engine Model Cat® C3.4T Cat® C3.4T Less
Net Power 73.0 hp 54.0 kW Less
Gross Power SAE J1995 74.0 hp 55.0 kW Less
Net Power SAE 1349 73.0 hp 54.0 kW Less
Displacement 201.0 in3 3.3 L Less
Bore 3.4 in 94.0 mm Less
Stroke 4.7 in 120.0 mm Less


Operating Weight 9865.0 lb 4475.0 kg Less

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacities: 50% Tipping Load 3050.0 lb 1383.0 kg Less
Rated Operating Capacities: 35% Tipping Load 2135.0 lb 968.0 kg Less
Ground Contact Area 2303.0 in2 1.49 m2 Less
Ground Pressure 4.3 psi 29.5 kPa Less
Tipping Load 6100.0 lb 2767.0 kg Less
Breakout Force, Tilt Cylinder 7308.0 lb 3315.0 kg Less


Length of Track on Ground 64.0 in 1625.0 mm Less
Overall Length of Track 83.8 in 2129.0 mm Less
Length w/Bucket on Ground 144.8 in 3679.0 mm Less
Length w/o Bucket 116.5 in 2960.0 mm Less
Height to Top of Cab 83.3 in 2117.0 mm Less
Vehicle Width 78.0 in 1981.0 mm Less
Max. Overall Height 157.7 in 4005.0 mm Less
Bucket Pin Height at Max. Lift 123.2 in 3128.0 mm Less
Bucket Pin Height at Carry Pos. 7.7 in 195.0 mm Less
Reach at Max. Lift/Dump 23.4 in 594.0 mm Less
Clearance at Max. Lift/Dump 95.6 in 2427.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance 9.1 in 231.0 mm Less
Departure Angle 44° 44° Less
Maximum Dump Angle 40° 40° Less
Turn Radius from Ctr - Rear 69.4 in 1762.0 mm Less
Turn Radius from Ctr - Coupler 57.4 in 1458.0 mm Less
Turn Radius from Ctr - Bucket 88.1 in 2238.0 mm Less
Max. Reach w/Arms Parallel 54.6 in 1387.0 mm Less
Rack Back Angle at Max Height 85° 85° Less

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow Standard Standard Less
Loader Hydraulic Pressure 3335.0 psi 23000.0 kPa Less
Loader Hydraulic Flow 22.0 gal/min 84.0 L/min Less
Hydraulic Power 42.8 hp 31.9 kW Less
Hydraulic Flow High Flow XPS High Flow XPS Less
Max. Loader Hydraulic Pressure 4061.0 psi 28000.0 kPa Less
Max. Loader Hydraulic Flow 33.0 gal/min 125.0 L/min Less


ROPS SAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471:1994 SAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471:1994 Less
FOPS SAE J1043 SEPT87, ISO 3449:1992 Level I SAE J1043 SEPT87, ISO 3449:1992 Level I Less
FOPS Level II SAE J231 JAN81, ISO 3449:1992 Level II SAE J231 JAN81, ISO 3449:1992 Level II Less

Power Train

Travel Speed Forward 5.0 mph 8.1 km/h Less
Travel Speed Reverse 5.0 mph 8.1 km/h Less
Travel Speed Reverse - 2-Speed 8.5 mph 13.6 km/h Less
Travel Speed Forward - 2-Speed 8.5 mph 13.6 km/h Less

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System 3.7 gal 14.0 L Less
Engine Crankcase 2.6 gal 10.0 L Less
Fuel Tank 26.0 gal 98.0 L Less
Hydraulic System 15.0 gal 57.0 L Less
Hydraulic Tank 11.0 gal 42.0 L Less

Operator Station

Superior comfort to keep you productive throughout the work day.

Steel Embedded Rubber Track Undercarriage

Industry-first suspended undercarriage for versatility, durability, and comfort

Radial Lift Linkage

Built for tough working conditions.

Power Train

Aggressive performance with fuel efficiency.


Exceptional lift, breakout and power to meet your needs.

Work Tools

Do more jobs with one machine using Cat Work Tools.


Simplified service and maintenance save you time and money.

Customer Support

Unmatched support makes the difference.

279C Series 2 Standard Equipment

  • 12 volt Electrical System
  • 90 ampere Alternator
  • Automatic Glow Plug Activation
  • Ignition Key Start/Stop Switch
  • Lights: Gauge backlighting, two rear tail lights, two rear halogen working lights, two adjustable front 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
  • Vinyl seat, mechanical suspension
  • 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
  • Headliner, Deluxe
  • Floor Mat
  • Interior Rear View Mirror
  • 12 volt Electric Socket
  • Horn

  • Cat C3.4 DIT Diesel Engine Meeting Tier 4 Interim/Stage IIIB Emission Requirements
  • Air Cleaner, Dual Element, Radial Seal
  • SOSSM Sampling Valve, Hydraulic Oil
  • Filters, Spin-on, Hydraulic
  • Filters, Bayonet-type, Fuel and Water Separator
  • Tilt Up Radiator/Hydraulic Oil Cooler
  • Spring Applied, Hydraulically Released, Parking Brake
  • Hydrostatic Transmission, 2-Speed (standard)

  • Suspension, Torsion Axles
  • Engine Enclosure, Lockable
  • Extended Life Antifreeze, -37° C (-34° F)
  • Machine Tie Down Points (4)
  • 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
  • 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 Hydraulic
  • Seat Belt, 50 mm (2 in) or 75 mm (3 in)
  • Comfort Package (must select one of the following):
  • Open ROPS (C1): Radio Ready, Suspension Seat (no heater or door)
  • Enclosed ROPS with Heat (C2): Cup Holder, Radio Ready, Seat (choice of Suspension or Air Ride), Heater and Defroster, Side Windows, Door (either Glass or Polycarbonate)
  • Enclosed ROPS with A/C (C3): Features of C2 Package plus Air Conditioner
  • Performance Package (must select one of the following):
  • TL1: Two Speed
  • TL2: Two Speed, Self Level
  • TL3: Two Speed, Self Level, Advanced Machine Information and Control System (AMICS)

279C Series 2 Optional Equipment


Beacon, Rotating

Engine Block Heater--120V

Oil, Hydraulic, Cold Operation

Paint, Custom

AM/FM/Weather Band Radio with CD Player and Auxiliary Input Jack

Triple Flange Idler with 400 mm (15.7 in) Track