226B Series 3

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The Cat Skid Steer Loader, with many work tool options, is ideal for construction, landscaping, agriculture and other applications. It delivers traditional Cat reliability and durability with excellent productivity.


Gross Power 61.0 HP 45.5 kW Less
Gross Power - SAE J1995 61.0 HP 45.5 kW Less
Net Power - ISO 9249 EEC 56.0 HP 42.0 kW Less
Net Power - SAE 1349 56.0 HP 42.0 kW Less
Displacement 134.0 in³ 2.2 l Less
Stroke 3.9 in 100.0 mm Less
Bore 3.3 in 84.0 mm Less
Net Flywheel Power 56.0 HP 42.0 kW Less
Engine Model Cat® C2.2 T Cat® C2.2 T Less

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacity 1500.0 lb 680.0 kg Less
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight 1600.0 lb 726.0 kg Less
Tipping Load 3000.0 lb 1360.0 kg Less
Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder 4083.0 lb 1852.0 kg Less


Operating Weight 5822.0 lb 2641.0 kg Less


Wheel Base 39.0 in 986.0 mm Less
Length - With Bucket on Ground 127.0 in 3233.0 mm Less
Length - Without Bucket 99.0 in 2519.0 mm Less
Height - Top of Cab 77.0 in 1950.0 mm Less
Vehicle Width over Tires 60.0 in 1525.0 mm Less
Maximum Overall Height 146.0 in 3709.0 mm Less
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift 112.0 in 2854.0 mm Less
Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position 8.0 in 200.0 mm Less
Reach - Maximum Lift/Dump 20.0 in 505.0 mm Less
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump 85.4 in 2169.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance 8.0 in 195.0 mm Less
Departure Angle 26° 26° Less
Bumper Overhang - Rear Axle 38.0 in 967.0 mm Less
Maximum Dump Angle 40° 40° Less
Turn Radius from Center - Rear 59.0 in 1502.0 mm Less
Turn Radius from Center - Coupler 47.0 in 1195.0 mm Less
Turn Radius from Center - Bucket 77.0 in 1944.0 mm Less
Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel 51.0 in 1291.0 mm Less
Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height 81° 81° Less

Hydraulic System

Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure 3335.0 psi 23000.0 kPa Less
Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow 27.0 gal/min 104.0 l/min Less
Hydraulic Power (1) 31.1 HP 23.2 kW Less
Hydraulic Power (2) 50.6 HP 37.7 kW Less
Hydraulic Flow (1) Standard Standard Less
Loader Hydraulic Pressure 3335.0 psi 23000.0 kPa Less
Loader Hydraulic Flow (1) 16.0 gal/min 61.0 l/min Less
Hydraulic Power - Calculated 50.6 HP 37.7 kW Less
Hydraulic Flow (2) High Flow High Flow Less
Loader Hydraulic Flow (2) 27.0 gal/min 104.0 l/min 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 7.9 mile/h 12.7 km/h Less
Travel Speed Reverse 7.9 mile/h 12.7 km/h Less

Service Refill Capacities

Chain Box - Each Side 1.6 gal (US) 6.0 l Less
Cooling System 2.6 gal (US) 10.0 l Less
Engine Crankcase 2.6 gal (US) 10.0 l Less
Fuel Tank 15.4 gal (US) 58.0 l Less
Hydraulic System 14.5 gal (US) 55.0 l Less
Hydraulic Tank 9.2 gal (US) 35.0 l Less

High Performance Hydraulic System

Maximum power and reliability are built into the machine's hydraulic system. In addition to providing power to the wheels, this system also provides the loader lift and tilt functions, powers the auxiliary circuit to drive work tools and drives the engine cooling fan. The hydraulic pumps are driven directly off the engine for maximum hydraulic performance and reliability - no belts are used. The hydraulic system also features:

  • Standard auxiliary hydraulics to power work tools that are available through quick connect hydraulic couplings rigidly mounted to the loader arm.
  • Cat ToughGuardâ„¢ hoses for increased reliability and durability.

All Day Comfort

Comfort and ease of operation have been designed into every aspect of the operator station. The wide, spacious interior and uncluttered floor provide a comfortable work environment with excellent head, shoulder and leg room to keep productivity high and fatigue low. The adjustable seat and low effort controls keep the operator comfortable throughout the work day.

The Right Tool for the Job

Get the most out of your machine with the comprehensive line of Cat Work Tools. Designed and built for optimum performance and durability, these tools deliver high productivity in a variety of applications to maximize the versatility and flexibility of the Cat Skid Steer Loader:

  • Augers
  • Backhoes
  • Blades (angle, dozer)
  • Buckets (general purpose, high capacity, dirt, utility, light material, multi purpose, industrial grapple, utility grapple)
  • Brooms (angle, pickup, utility)
  • Brushcutters
  • Cold Planers
  • Forks (pallet, industrial grapple, utility grapple, utility)
  • Hydraulic Hammers
  • Landscape Tillers
  • Landscape Rakes
  • Material Handling Arm
  • Power Box Rakes
  • Shear
  • Snow Blowers
  • Stump Grinders
  • Trenchers
  • Vibratory Compactors
  • Wheel Saws

226B Series 3 Standard Equipment

  • 12 volt Electrical System
  • 85 ampere Alternator
  • Automatic Glow Plug Activation
  • Ignition Key Start/Stop Switch
  • Lights: Gauge Backlighting, Two Rear Tail Lights, Two Adjustable Front and Rear Halogen Lights, Dome Light

  • 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
  • Vinyl Seat
  • Pull Down 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
  • Backup Alarm
  • Horn

  • Cat C2.2T Tier 4 Interim/Stage IIIA Compliant Diesel Engine
  • Air Cleaner, Dual Element, Radial Seal
  • SOSSM Sampling Valve, Hydraulic Oil
  • Filters: Spin on, Hydraulic
  • Filters: Bayonet-type, Fuel and Water Separator
  • Tilt Up Radiator/Hydraulic Oil Cooler
  • Muffler, Standard
  • 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 (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
  • Split D-Ring to Route Work Tool Hoses Along Side of Left Lift Arm
  • Electrical Outlet, Beacon
  • Belly Pan Cleanout

  • Quick Coupler, Mechanical or Hydraulic
  • Seat Belt, 50 mm (2 in) or 75 mm (3)
  • EU Preparation Package (includes Demand Fan) (Europe only)
  • Comfort Package (must select one of the following):
  • Open ROPS (C0): Static Seat
  • Open ROPS (C1): Suspension Seat, Deluxe Headliner
  • Enclosed ROPS (C2): C1 plus Heater, Cab Door, Side Windows, Cup Holder, Cab Debris Barrier
  • Enclosed ROPS (C3): C2 plus Air Conditioner
  • Control Package (must select one of the following):
  • Control Package 1: On/Off Auxiliary Hydraulics Basic
  • Control Package 2: Proportional Auxiliary Hydraulics Deluxe
  • Control Package 3: Proportional Auxiliary Hydraulics Deluxe, Work Tool Harness
  • Control Package 4: High Flow Hydraulics

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