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Used in typical backhoe applications such as digging footings, basements, and drainage ditches, utility trenching, back-filling, and maintaining slopes and embankments in construction, industrial, and landscaping settings.

Maximum Digging Depth 121.0 in 3074.0 mm Less
Operating Weight 2309.0 lb 1047.0 kg Less
Overall Length 116.0 in 2936.0 mm Less
Boom Pivot Height 17.0 in 425.0 mm Less
Bucket Breakout Force 7146.0 lb 3241.0 kg Less
Bucket Rotation 192 degrees 192 degrees Less
Digging Depth at 4220 mm (8 ft) 102.0 in 2593.0 mm Less
Digging Depth at 610 mm (2 ft) 120.0 in 3040.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance 3.4 in 85.7 mm Less
Loading Height 85.0 in 2147.0 mm Less
Loading Reach 64.0 in 1628.0 mm Less
Overall Operating Height 136.0 in 3442.0 mm Less
Reach - From Swing Pivot at Ground Line 156.0 in 3955.0 mm Less
Stabilizer Spread - Operating Position 74.0 in 1868.0 mm Less
Stick Breakout Force 3439.0 lb 1560.0 kg Less
Straight Wall Digging Depth 81.0 in 2064.0 mm Less
Swing Arc 180 degrees 180 degrees Less
Total Side Shift Travel 38.0 in 974.0 mm Less
Transport Height 92.0 in 2336.0 mm Less
Transport Width 79.0 in 2008.0 mm Less
Optimal Hydraulic Pressure 145-235 bar (2100 - 3400 psi) 145-235 bar (2100 - 3400 psi) Less
Required Hydraulic Flow 42-86 L/min (11-23 gpm) 42-86 L/min (11-23 gpm) Less
Required Hydraulics Standard Flow Standard Flow Less

Productivity and Maneuverability

In-cab operation increases productivity by reducing the amount of time required to reposition compared to traditional skid steer loader backhoes, allowing for faster cycle times than competitive units. The compact package of the machine and backhoe allows the operator to maneuver more easily in confined areas and leaves more trailer space for other Cat Work Tools.

"Best in Class" Comfort

Operators can dig, excavate, sideshift, and even reposition the machine and backhoe without ever leaving the seat. Operators can work for extended periods of time, with little fatigue since the cab offers comfort and cover from extreme temperatures or inclement weather conditions.

Manual SideShift

Sideshift provides the ability to dig close to walls, exposing brick ledges, backfilling and widening trenches.

Optional Auxiliary Hydraulic Lines

Optional auxiliary hydraulic lines provide auxiliary flow to the end of the stick to operate Mini Hydraulic Excavator hammers, augers, ditch cleaning buckets, thumbs, and vibratory plate compactors.


Accessories maximize the productivity of attachments

Name Description
213 mm (8 in) Backhoe Mounting Bracket Needed for use with the backhoe attachment on 246D, 262D, 272D, 272D XHP, 277D, 279D, 287D, 289D, 297D, 297D XHP, 299D and 299D.