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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

Units:
Engine Model Cat C3.3B DIT (Turbo) Cat C3.3B DIT (Turbo) Less
Net Power 72.9 hp 54.4 kW Less
Gross Power 74.3 hp 55.4 kW Less
Gross Power SAE J1995 74.3 hp 55.4 kW Less
Net Power SAE 1349 72.9 hp 54.4 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

Weights

Operating Weight 9893.0 lb 4487.0 kg Less

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacities: 50% Tipping Load 2935.0 lb 1331.0 kg Less
Rated Operating Capacities: 35% Tipping Load 2055.0 lb 932.0 kg Less
Ground Contact Area 2272.0 in2 1.47 m2 Less
Ground Pressure 4.4 psi 30.0 kPa Less
Tipping Load 5870.0 lb 2663.0 kg Less
Breakout Force, Tilt Cylinder 7285.0 lb 3304.0 kg Less

Dimensions

Length of Track on Ground 64.2 in 1630.0 mm Less
Overall Length of Track 83.8 in 2129.0 mm Less
Length w/Bucket on Ground 146.2 in 3714.0 mm Less
Length w/o Bucket 117.9 in 2995.0 mm Less
Height to Top of Cab 83.2 in 2113.0 mm Less
Vehicle Width 78.0 in 1981.0 mm Less
Max. Overall Height 159.5 in 4051.0 mm Less
Bucket Pin Height at Max. Lift 124.9 in 3173.0 mm Less
Bucket Pin Height at Carry Pos. 7.8 in 198.0 mm Less
Reach at Max. Lift/Dump 22.6 in 575.0 mm Less
Clearance at Max. Lift/Dump 97.8 in 2485.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance 8.9 in 226.0 mm Less
Departure Angle 32° 32° Less
Maximum Dump Angle 39° 39° Less
Turn Radius from Ctr - Rear 70.7 in 1796.0 mm Less
Turn Radius from Ctr - Coupler 55.5 in 1410.0 mm Less
Turn Radius from Ctr - Bucket 88.8 in 2256.0 mm Less
Max. Reach w/Arms Parallel 54.0 in 1373.0 mm Less
Rack Back Angle at Max Height 84° 84° Less

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow Standard Standard Less
Loader Hydraulic Pressure 3335.0 psi 23000.0 kPa Less
Loader Hydraulic Flow 23.0 gal/min 86.0 L/min Less
Hydraulic Power 44.0 hp 33.0 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 32.0 gal/min 121.0 L/min Less
Hydraulic Power (calculated) 76.0 hp 57.0 kW Less

Cab

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 II ISO 3449:2005 Level II Less

Power Train

Travel Speed Forward 5.2 mph 8.4 km/h Less
Travel Speed Reverse 5.2 mph 8.4 km/h Less
Travel Speed Reverse - 2-Speed 8.4 mph 13.5 km/h Less
Travel Speed Forward - 2-Speed 8.4 mph 13.5 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 24.8 gal 94.0 L Less
Hydraulic System 13.7 gal 52.0 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, 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.


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 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

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
  • 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, 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

MANDATORY EQUIPMENT
  • Hydraulics, Standard or High Flow XPS
  • Quick Coupler, Mechanical or Electric
  • Seat Belt, 50 mm (2 in) or 75 mm (3)
  • 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
  • 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 H3: High Flow XPS, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise and Lower), Electronic Snubbing (Raise and Lower)
  • • Performance Package H4: Standard Flow Hydraulics (No Self Level), Return to Dig/Work Tool Positioner, Electronic Snubbing (Raise and Lower)

279D Optional Equipment

External Counterweights

Beacon, Rotating

Engine Block Heater – 120V

Oil, Hydraulic, Cold Operation

Paint, Custom

Heavy Duty Battery, 1,000 CCA

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)












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