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The Cat® 272D2 Skid Steer Loader, with its long wheel base and vertical lift design, delivers extended reach and lift height for quick and easy truck loading. Its stability and lifting performance provides excellent material handling.


Engine Model Cat C3.8 DIT (turbo) Cat C3.8 DIT (turbo) Less
Net Flywheel Power 95.0 hp 71.0 kW Less
Gross Power SAE J1995 98.0 hp 73.0 kW Less
Net Power SAE 1349 95.0 hp 71.0 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 96.0 hp 71.0 kW Less
Peak Torque at 1,500 rpm SAE J1995 246.0 lbf-ft 334.0 N·m Less


Operating Weight 8768.0 lb 3977.0 kg Less

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacity 3400.0 lb 1542.0 kg Less
Tipping Load 6800.0 lb 3084.0 kg Less
Breakout Force, Tilt Cylinder 7443.0 lb 3376.0 kg Less
Breakout Force, Lift Cylinder 6074.0 lb 2755.0 kg Less
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight 3650.0 lb 1656.0 kg Less


Wheelbase 54.6 in 1386.0 mm Less
Height to Top of Cab 82.4 in 2094.0 mm Less
Vehicle Width over Tires 72.0 in 1829.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance 8.9 in 226.0 mm Less
Departure Angle 27° 27° Less
Maximum Dump Angle 51° 51° Less
Length without Bucket 127.6 in 3242.0 mm Less
Length with Bucket on Ground 155.7 in 3954.0 mm Less
Maximum Overall Height 160.1 in 4067.0 mm Less
Bucket Pin Height at Maximum Lift 127.1 in 3229.0 mm Less
Bucket Pin Height at Carry Position 7.8 in 198.0 mm Less
Reach at Maximum Lift and Dump 30.3 in 769.0 mm Less
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump 96.0 in 2438.0 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 58.3 in 1482.0 mm Less
Turning Radius from Center – Bucket (racked) 89.8 in 2280.0 mm Less
Maximum Reach with Arms Parallel to Ground 50.5 in 1282.0 mm Less
Rack Back Angle at Maximum Height 84° 84° Less
Bucket Pin Reach at Maximum Lift 14.7 in 374.0 mm Less
Roll Back Angle 28° 28° Less

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow – Standard: Loader Hydraulic Pressure 3335.0 psi 23000.0 kPa Less
Hydraulic Flow – Standard: Loader Hydraulic Flow 23.0 gal/min 86.0 L/min Less
Hydraulic Flow – Standard: Hydraulic Power (calculated) 44.0 hp 33.0 kW Less
Hydraulic Flow – High Flow XPS: Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure 4061.0 psi 28000.0 kPa Less
Hydraulic Flow – High Flow XPS: Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow 32.0 gal/min 121.0 L/min Less
Hydraulic Flow – High Flow XPS: Hydraulic Power (calculated) 76.0 hp 57.0 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 3449:2005 Level II ISO 3449:2005 Level II Less

Power Train

Travel Speed (Forward or Reverse): One Speed 6.6 mph 10.6 km/h Less
Travel Speed (Forward or Reverse): Two Speed Option 9.4 mph 15.1 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


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 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, optional two speed travel and an electronic hand/foot throttle with decel pedal capability. High Flow XPS hydraulic system is available for applications that demand maximum hydraulic work tool performance. 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 optional features such as dual direction self level, work tool return to dig and work tool positioner.

Ride Control

Speed Sensitive Ride Control option 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 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, 880 CCA

  • 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
  • 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) and Foot Throttle, Electronic with Decel Feature
  • Adjustable Joystick Controls
  • 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
  • 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
  • Four Wheel Chain Drive

  • 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

  • Hydraulics, Standard or High Flow XPS
  • Quick Coupler, Mechanical or Electric
  • Seat Belt, 50 mm (2 in) or 75 mm (3 in)
  • Power Train: One Speed, Two Speed or Two Speed with Speed Sensitive Ride Control
  • Tires, 12 × 16.5 or 14 × 17.5
  • PERFORMANCE PACKAGE (must select one of the following):
    • Performance Package H1: Standard Flow Hydraulics (No Self Level)
    • Performance Package H2: Standard Flow, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise and Lower), Electronic Snubbing (Raise and Lower)
    • Performance Package H3: High Flow XPS, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise and Lower), Electronic Snubbing (Raise and Lower)
  • COMFORT PACKAGE (must select one of the following):
    • 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 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 + Air Conditioner

272D2 Optional Equipment

External Counterweights

Beacon, Rotating

Engine Block Heater – 120V

Oil, Hydraulic, Cold Operation

Paint, Custom

Heavy Duty Battery, 880 CCA, with Battery Disconnect

Heavy Duty Battery, 1,000 CCA, with Battery Disconnect

Product Link™, Cellular

Variable Speed Demand Fan with Reversing Functionality

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)

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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