D3

Caterpillar Rolls Out New Cat® D3 Series Skid Steer and Compact Track Loaders

New D3 machines build on D Series reputation and include improvements in operator experience, stability, and technology

For Release in South America, Africa, Middle East, Asia: August 2019 
Release Number:907PR19

Caterpillar announces the release of 9 new Cat® D3 Series Skid Steer Loader (SSL) and Compact Track Loader (CTL) models. These new machines advance the D Series’ reputation for quality, comfort, and performance and deliver improvements in operator experience, and track loader stability. An industry first, the D3 Series models also support a line of new Smart Attachments. This advanced machine technology recognizes certain attachments and tailors the controls and operator information to match the tool and the task.

Improved Operator Experience

Entering and exiting the new D3 Series loaders equipped with an enclosed cab is now easier thanks to a wider opening cab door. Additionally, the distance between joystick pods has increased by 3 in (76 mm), offering extra space for the operator inside the cab to deliver a more comfortable experience.

Raising Compact Track Loader standards

New Cat D3 Series CTLs deliver improved operating stability while handling heavy loads, grading or truck loading. Changes to the undercarriage frame and torsion axles reduce machine pitching and rocking, while still offering superior ride comfort.

All Cat D3 Series CTLs feature standard two-speed travel to improve performance at the jobsite. These machines are geared to deliver high torque digging performance as well as high top-end speed for travel. The powerful Cat 279D3 and 289D3 loaders boast an 8.4 mph (13.6 kph) top-end ground speed, a 20 percent increase over their D Series counterparts.

Advanced Control

The D3 Series Cat SSL and CTL models deliver Smart Technology that ushers in a higher level of integration between the machine and new Smart Attachments. This advanced attachment technology will allow the D3 Series Cat SSL and CTL models to automatically recognize Smart Attachments and convert machine controls to align with the operational and informational needs of that attachment.

Cat SSLs and CTLs offer advanced control features that include Return-to-Dig and Work Tool Positioner to assist operators with repetitive tasks like grading, digging, and loading. These items are now bundled together with the dual direction self-level feature so that even more operators will be able to take advantage of features that automate machine functions to allow these tasks to be completed with less user interaction and expertise.

For more information on the new Cat D3 Series of SSLs, CTLs, visit your local Cat dealer or www.cat.com

 

D3 Series SSL Product Specifications

 

232D3

236D3

242D3

246D3

262D3

Engine

Cat C2.2

Cat C3.3B
DIT

Cat C3.3B DIT

Cat C3.3B DIT

Cat C3.3B DIT

Gross power,
hp (kW)

60.2
(44.9)

74.3
(55.4)

74.3
(55.4)

74.3
(55.4)

74.3
(55.4)

Operating weight,
lb. (kg)

6,514
(2 955)

6,567
(2 979)

7,138
(3 238)

7,478
(3 392)

8,296
(3 763)

ROC @ 50%,
lb. (kg)

1,900
(865)

1,800
(820)

2,200
(1 000)

2,200
(1 000)

2,700
(1 225)

D3 Series CTL and MTL Product Specifications

 

257D3

259D3

279D3

289D3

Engine

Cat C3.3B
DIT

Cat C3.3B
DIT

Cat C3.3B DIT

Cat C3.3B DIT

Gross power,
hp (kW)

74.3
(55.4)

74.3
(55.4)

74.3
(55.4)

74.3
(55.4)

Operating weight,
lb. (kg)

8,094
(3 672)

8,987
(4 076)

10,095
(4 579)

10,688
(4 848)

ROC @ 50%,
lb. (kg)

2,570
(1 170)

2,870
(1 305)

3,170
(1 445)

4,130
(1 880)

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