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The Cat® 272D2 XHP Skid Steer Loader, with its powerful engine, high output hydraulic system, high lift forces and vertical lift design, provides the maximum performance for work tool productivity, digging, truck loading and material handling.


Engine Model Cat C3.8 DIT (turbo) Cat C3.8 DIT (turbo) Less
Net Flywheel Power 106.0 hp 79.0 kW Less
Gross Power SAE J1995 110.0 hp 82.0 kW Less
Net Power SAE 1349 106.0 hp 79.0 kW Less
Displacement 232.0 in3 3.8 L Less
Stroke 4.7 in 120.0 mm Less
Bore 3.9 in 100.0 mm Less
Net Power ISO 9249 107.0 hp 80.0 kW Less
Peak Torque at 1,500 rpm SAE J1995 276.0 lbf-ft 374.0 N·m Less


Operating Weight 9255.0 lb 4198.0 kg Less

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacity 3650.0 lb 1656.0 kg Less
Tipping Load 7300.0 lb 3311.0 kg Less
Breakout Force, Tilt Cylinder 7362.0 lb 3339.0 kg Less
Breakout Force, Lift Cylinder 6085.0 lb 2760.0 kg Less
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight 3900.0 lb 1769.0 kg Less


Wheelbase 54.6 in 1386.0 mm Less
Height to Top of Cab 84.0 in 2133.0 mm Less
Vehicle Width over Tires 76.0 in 1930.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance 10.4 in 263.0 mm Less
Departure Angle 28° 28° Less
Maximum Dump Angle 51° 51° Less
Length without Bucket 127.0 in 3226.0 mm Less
Length with Bucket on Ground 155.0 in 3937.0 mm Less
Maximum Overall Height 161.5 in 4103.0 mm Less
Bucket Pin Height at Maximum Lift 128.6 in 3265.0 mm Less
Bucket Pin Height at Carry Position 9.3 in 235.0 mm Less
Reach at Maximum Lift and Dump 29.0 in 736.0 mm Less
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump 97.4 in 2474.0 mm Less
Bumper Overhang behind Rear Axle 46.2 in 1175.0 mm Less
Turning Radius from Center – Machine Rear 74.7 in 1899.0 mm Less
Turning Radius from Center – Coupler 57.7 in 1466.0 mm Less
Turning Radius from Center – Bucket (racked) 90.6 in 2301.0 mm Less
Maximum Reach with Arms Parallel to Ground 49.1 in 1246.0 mm Less
Rack Back Angle at Maximum Height 84° 84° Less
Bucket Pin Reach at Maximum Lift 13.5 in 344.0 mm Less
Roll Back Angle 28° 28° Less

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow – XHP: Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure 4061.0 psi 28000.0 kPa Less
Hydraulic Flow – XHP: Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow* 40.0 gal/min 150.0 L/min Less
Hydraulic Flow – XHP: Hydraulic Power (calculated) 94.0 hp 70.0 kW Less
Standard Flow Mode: Loader Hydraulic Pressure 3335.0 psi 23000.0 kPa Less
Standard Flow Mode: Loader Hydraulic Flow 23.0 gal/min 86.0 L/min Less
Standard Flow Mode: Hydraulic Power (calculated) 44.0 hp 33.0 kW Less
Note *When equipped with Cat 400 Series work tools. *When equipped with Cat 400 Series work tools. 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 3449:2005 Level II ISO 3449:2005 Level II Less

Power Train

Travel Speed (Forward or Reverse): One Speed 7.2 mph 11.6 km/h Less
Travel Speed (Forward or Reverse): Two Speed 10.3 mph 16.6 km/h Less

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System 4.1 gal 16.0 L Less
Engine Crankcase 3.5 gal 13.0 L Less
Fuel Tank 32.2 gal 122.0 L Less
Hydraulic System 14.5 gal 55.0 L Less
Hydraulic Tank 10.3 gal 39.0 L Less
Chain Box, each side 2.7 gal 10.2 L Less
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Tank 5.0 gal 19.0 L Less

Comfortable Cab

Industry leading sealed and pressurized cab option provides a cleaner and quieter operating environment with excellent work tool visibility. Standard high-back, heated, air ride seat with seat mounted adjustable joystick controls makes Cat Skid Steer Loaders the industry leader in operator comfort.

Advanced Display

Maximize machine capability and control with the standard Advanced Display providing on-screen adjustments for implement response, hystat response and creep control. Also features multi-language functionality with customizable layouts, security system and rearview camera.

Powerful Performance

High performance power train provides maximum performance and production capability through the Electronic Torque Management system, standard two speed travel and an electronic hand/foot throttle with decel pedal capability. XHP hydraulic system provides high flow and high pressure that delivers industry leading hydraulic horsepower to efficiently run even the most power hungry work tools. Electronically controlled Cat C3.8 engine provides high horsepower and torque while meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV emission standards. Cat “Intelligent Leveling” system (ILEV) provides industry leading technology, integration and features such as dual direction self level, work tool return to dig and work tool positioner.

Ride Control

Standard Speed Sensitive Ride Control system improves operation on rough terrain, enabling better load retention, increased productivity and greater operator comfort.

Outstanding Versatility

Broad range of performance matched Cat Work Tools make the Cat Skid Steer Loader the most versatile machine on the job site.

Easy Service

Ground level access to all daily service and routine maintenance points helps reduce machine downtime for greater productivity.

272D2 XHP Standard Equipment

  • 12 volt Electrical System
  • 100 ampere Alternator
  • 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, 1,000 CCA, with Battery Disconnect

  • Gauges: Fuel Level, DEF Level, Hour Meter
  • Operator Warning System Indicators: Air Filter Restriction, Alternator Output, Armrest Raised/Operator Out of Seat, Engine Coolant Temperature, Engine Oil Pressure, Air Inlet Heater Activation, Hydraulic Filter Restriction, Hydraulic Oil Temperature, Park Brake Engaged, Engine Emission System
  • High Back Cloth Seat with Air Suspension, Heated with Recline and Lumbar Support and Fully Adjustable Seat Mounted Controls
  • 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, Enclosed, Tilt Up
  • FOPS, Level I
  • Top, Rear and Side Windows
  • Headliner, Deluxe
  • Floor Mat
  • Interior Rearview Mirror
  • 12 volt Electric Socket
  • Horn
  • Hand (Dial) and Foot Throttle, Electronic with Decel Feature
  • Advanced Display: Full Color, 127 mm (5 in) LCD Screen, Advanced Multi-operator Security System, On-screen Adjustments for Implement Response, Hystat Drive Response, and Creep Control; Rearview Camera Included
  • Storage Compartment with Netting

  • Cat C3.8, Turbo Diesel Engine, Meeting Tier 4 Final/Stage IV 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 with Speed Sensitive Ride Control
  • Four Wheel Chain Drive, 14 × 17.5 Tires

  • 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

  • Quick Coupler, Mechanical or Electric
  • Seat Belt, 50 mm (2 in) or 75 mm (3 in)
    • Performance Package H3: XHP Hydraulics, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise and Lower), Work Tool Return to Dig, Work Tool Positioner, Electronic Snubbing (Raise and Lower)
    • Enclosed ROPS with A/C (C3): Foot Throttle, Headliner, Heater and Defroster, Side Windows, Cup Holder, Radio Ready, Air Ride Seat (High Back and Heated) and Door (Glass or Polycarbonate)

272D2 XHP Optional Equipment

Beacon, Rotating

Engine Block Heater – 120V

Oil, Hydraulic, Cold Operation

Paint, Custom

Variable Speed Demand Fan with Reversing Functionality

External Counterweights

Product Link™, Cellular

Bluetooth Radio with Microphone (AM/FM/Weather Band Receiver with USB and Auxiliary Input Jack)

Parts Reference Guide

Download the D Series Skid Steer Loader, Compact Track Loader and Multi Terrain Loader Parts Reference Guide to access part numbers for first 3,000 hours of operation.

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