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An industry-first sealed and pressurized cab, increased rated operating capacity, higher horsepower and superior performance help you get more done and increase your bottom line.


Engine Model Cat® C3.8 (turbocharged) Cat® C3.8 (turbocharged) Less
Net Flywheel Power 106.0 hp 79.0 kW Less
Gross Power 110.0 hp 82.0 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


Operating Weight 9304.0 lb 4220.0 kg Less

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacity 3600.0 lb 1633.0 kg Less
Tipping Load 7200.0 lb 3266.0 kg Less
Breakout Force, Tilt Cylinder 7308.0 lb 3315.0 kg Less
Breakout Force, Lift Cylinder 6100.0 lb 2767.0 kg Less


Wheelbase 54.6 in 1386.0 mm Less
Length w/Bucket on Ground 150.8 in 3831.0 mm Less
Length w/o Bucket 122.8 in 3119.0 mm Less
Height to Top of Cab 84.3 in 2142.0 mm Less
Vehicle Width over Tires 76.0 in 1930.0 mm Less
Max Overall Height 160.9 in 4086.0 mm Less
Bucket Pin Height at Max Lift 128.1 in 3255.0 mm Less
Bucket Pin Height at Carry Pos. 7.9 in 200.0 mm Less
Reach at Max Lift and Dump 29.4 in 747.0 mm Less
Clearance at Max Lift and Dump 96.7 in 2456.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance 10.4 in 263.0 mm Less
Departure Angle 27° 27° Less
Bumper Overhang - Rear Axle 42.7 in 1084.0 mm Less
Maximum Dump Angle 52° 52° Less
Turn Radius from Ctr - Rear 73.8 in 1874.0 mm Less
Turn Radius from Ctr - Coupler 58.9 in 1496.0 mm Less
Turn Radius from Ctr - Bucket 91.0 in 2310.0 mm Less
Max. Reach w/Arms-Parallel 49.2 in 1249.0 mm Less
Rack Back Angle at Max Height 83° 83° Less
Bucket Pin Reach at Max Lift 14.6 in 371.0 mm Less

Hydraulic System

Max. Loader Hydraulic Pressure 4061.0 psi 28000.0 kPa Less
Max. Loader Hydraulic Flow 40.0 gal/min 150.0 L/min Less
Hydraulic Power 44.0 hp 33.0 kW Less
Hydraulic Power 94.0 hp 70.0 kW Less
Hydraulic Flow Standard Standard Less
Loader Hydraulic Pressure 3335.0 psi 23000.0 kPa Less
Loader Hydraulic Flow 23.0 gal/min 86.4 L/min Less
Hydraulic Flow XHP XHP 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 7.2 mph 11.6 km/h Less
Travel Speed Reverse 7.2 mph 11.6 km/h Less
Travel Speed Forward - 2-Speed Option 10.3 mph 16.6 km/h Less
Travel Speed Reverse - 2-Speed Option 10.3 mph 16.6 km/h Less

Service Refill Capacities

Chain box, each side 2.3 gal 8.6 L Less
Cooling System 3.7 gal 14.0 L Less
Engine Crankcase 2.6 gal 10.0 L Less
Fuel Tank 30.8 gal 117.0 L Less
Hydraulic System 16.0 gal 61.0 L Less
Hydraulic Tank 10.3 gal 39.0 L Less

Operator Station

Superior comfort to keep you productive throughout the work day.

Vertical 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 with Cat Work Tools.


Simplified service and maintenance save you time and money.

Customer Support

Unmatched support makes the difference.

272D 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

  • 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.
  • Cloth Seat, Air 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, Enclosed, Tilt Up
  • FOPS, Level I
  • Top, Rear and Side Windows
  • Headliner, Deluxe
  • Floor Mat
  • Interior Rear View Mirror
  • 12 volt Electric Socket
  • Horn
  • Hand (Dial) and Foot Throttle, Electronic with Decel Feature
  • Advanced Machine Information and Control System (AMICS)

  • Cat C3.8, Turbo, Tier 4 Interim (Stage IIIB) Certified Engine
  • Air Cleaner, Dual Element, Radial Seal
  • SOSSM 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 Brake
  • Hydrostatic Transmission, 2 Speed (standard)
  • Four Wheel Chain Drive, 14 x 17.5 Tires

  • 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 with Integrated Pressure Release
  • Split D-Ring to Route Work Tool Hoses Along Side of Left Lift Arm
  • Electrical Outlet, Beacon
  • Belly Pan Cleanout
  • Counterweights
  • Variable Speed Demand Fan

  • Quick Coupler, Mechanical or Hydraulic
  • Seat Belt, 50 mm (2 in) or 75 mm (3 in)
  • Comfort Package:
  • Enclosed ROPS with Heat (C3): Cup Holder, Radio Ready, Air Ride Seat, Air Conditioner with Heater and Defroster, Side Windows, Door (Glass or Polycarbonate)
  • Performance Package:
  • H3: XHP Hydraulics, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (raise and lower), Work Tool Return to Dig, Work Tool Positioner, Electronic Snubbing (lift)

272D XHP Optional Equipment

• Beacon, Rotating

• Engine Block Heater--120V

• Oil, Hydraulic, Cold Operation

• Paint, Custom

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