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The Cat® 232D Skid Steer Loader, with its 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 C2.2 CRDI Cat C2.2 CRDI Less
Net Flywheel Power 65.8 hp 49.1 kW Less
Gross Power SAE J1995 67.1 hp 50.1 kW Less
Net Power SAE 1349 65.8 hp 49.1 kW Less
Displacement 134.3 in3 2.2 L Less
Stroke 3.9 in 100.0 mm Less
Bore 3.3 in 84.0 mm Less
Peak Torque at 1,500 rpm SAE J1995 153.0 lbf-ft 208.0 N·m Less
Net Power ISO 9249 66.5 hp 49.6 kW Less


Operating Weight 6213.0 lb 2818.0 kg Less

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacity 1850.0 lb 839.0 kg Less
Tipping Load 3700.0 lb 1679.0 kg Less
Breakout Force, Tilt Cylinder 3984.0 lb 1807.0 kg Less
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight 1950.0 lb 885.0 kg Less


Wheelbase 41.5 in 1054.0 mm Less
Height to Top of Cab 79.9 in 2029.0 mm Less
Vehicle Width over Tires 58.9 in 1497.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance 6.7 in 170.0 mm Less
Departure Angle 27.9° 27.9° Less
Maximum Dump Angle 47.4° 47.4° Less
Length without Bucket 99.3 in 2523.0 mm Less
Length with Bucket on Ground 127.3 in 3233.0 mm Less
Maximum Overall Height 150.9 in 3832.0 mm Less
Bucket Pin Height at Maximum Lift 118.1 in 3001.0 mm Less
Bucket Pin Height at Carry Position 8.4 in 214.0 mm Less
Reach at Maximum Lift and Dump 25.7 in 653.0 mm Less
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump 88.7 in 2254.0 mm Less
Bumper Overhang behind Rear Axle 35.2 in 894.0 mm Less
Turning Radius from Center – Machine Rear 59.6 in 1513.0 mm Less
Turning Radius from Center – Coupler 43.4 in 1102.0 mm Less
Turning Radius from Center – Bucket 77.8 in 1976.0 mm Less
Maximum Reach with Arms Parallel to Ground 49.2 in 1249.0 mm Less
Rack Back Angle at Maximum Height 88.2° 88.2° Less
Bucket Pin Reach at Maximum Lift 8.8 in 224.0 mm Less

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow – Standard: Loader Hydraulic Pressure 3336.0 psi 23000.0 kPa Less
Hydraulic Flow – Standard: Loader Hydraulic Flow 18.0 gal/min 69.0 L/min Less
Hydraulic Flow – Standard: Hydraulic Power (calculated) 35.5 hp 26.5 kW Less
Hydraulic Flow – High Flow: Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure 3336.0 psi 23000.0 kPa Less
Hydraulic Flow – High Flow: Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow 26.0 gal/min 99.0 L/min Less
Hydraulic Flow – High Flow: Hydraulic Power (calculated) 50.9 hp 38.0 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 7.6 mph 12.3 km/h Less
Travel Speed (Forward or Reverse): Two Speed Option 11.1 mph 17.8 km/h Less

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System 3.2 gal 12.0 L Less
Engine Crankcase 2.6 gal 10.0 L Less
Fuel Tank 15.1 gal 57.0 L Less
Hydraulic System 11.9 gal 45.0 L Less
Hydraulic Tank 9.0 gal 34.0 L Less
Chain Box, each side 1.8 gal 7.0 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.

Advanced Display

Maximize machine capability and control with optional 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 hydraulic system is available for applications that demand maximum hydraulic work tool performance. Electronically controlled Cat C2.2 engine provides high horsepower and torque while meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final (EU Stage IIIB) 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.

232D 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
  • 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) Throttle, Electronic
  • Adjustable Joystick Controls
  • Anti-theft Security System with 6-button Keypad
  • Storage Compartment with Netting

  • Cat C2.2, Turbo Diesel Engine, Meeting Tier 4 Final/Stage IIIB 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
  • ATAAC/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, –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
  • Variable Speed Demand Fan

  • Hydraulics, Standard or High Flow
  • Quick Coupler, Mechanical or Electric
  • Seat Belt, 50 mm (2 in) or 75 mm (3 in)
  • EU Preparation Package (Europe only)
  • Power Train: One Speed, One Speed with Ride Control, Two Speed or Two Speed with Ride Control
  • Tires, 10 × 16.5
    • Performance Package H1: Standard Flow Hydraulics (No Self Level)
    • Performance Package H2: Standard Flow Hydraulics, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise and Lower), Electronic Snubbing (Raise and Lower)
    • Performance Package H3: High Flow Hydraulics, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise and Lower), Electronic Snubbing (Raise and Lower)
    • 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

232D Optional Equipment

  • Hand-Foot Style Controls
  • External Counterweights
  • Beacon, Rotating
  • Engine Block Heater – 120V
  • Oil, Hydraulic, Cold Operation
  • Paint, Custom
  • Product Link™, Cellular
  • 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 (standard equipment in Europe only)
  • 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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