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The Cat 257D Multi Terrain Loader, with its vertical lift design, delivers extended reach and lift height for quick and easy truck loading. Its standard, suspended undercarriage system provides superior traction, flotation and ride quality with very low ground pressure and minimal ground disturbance across a wide range of underfoot conditions.

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Engine

Net Power
73.2 HP
Gross Power
74.3 HP
Net Power - SAE 1349
73.2 HP
Bore
3.7 in
Stroke
4.7 in
Displacement
203 in³
Gross Power - SAE J1995
74.3 HP
Peak Torque - 1,500 rpm - SAE J1995
195 ft·lbf
Engine Model
Cat C3.3B DIT (turbo)
Net Power - ISO 9249
73.9 HP

Weights

Operating Weight
8048 lb
Note
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, one speed, OROPS, 1676 mm (66 in) dirt bucket, standard flow hydraulics, mechanical suspensi

Operating Specifications

Tipping Load
5600 lb
Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder
5035 lb
Ground Contact Area
1770 in²
Ground Pressure
4.5 psi
Rated Operating Capacities - 35% Tipping Load
1960 lb
Rated Operating Capacities - 50% Tipping Load
2800 lb
Note
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, one speed, OROPS, 1676 mm (66 in) dirt bucket, standard flow hydraulics, mechanical suspensi
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight
3000 lb

Dimensions

Departure Angle
35°
Maximum Dump Angle
52°
Overall Length - Track
74.7 in
Vehicle Width
66 in
Height - Top of Cab
83.8 in
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump
90.5 in
Turning Radius from Center - Coupler
55.1 in
Maximum Overall Height
154.8 in
Note
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, one speed, OROPS, 1676 mm (66 in) dirt bucket, standard flow hydraulics, mechanical suspensi
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift
121.7 in
Reach - Maximum Lift/Dump
25.1 in
Length - With Bucket on Ground
137.3 in
Turning Radius from Center - Machine Rear
61.2 in
Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel to Ground
52.5 in
Bucket Pin Reach - Maximum Lift
14.5 in
Turning Radius from Center - Bucket
86.3 in
Ground Clearance
9.5 ft
Length - Without Bucket
108.9 in
Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position
8.5 in
Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height
87°
Length - Track on Ground
59 in

Cab

FOPS Level II
ISO 3449:2005 Level II
ROPS
ISO 3471:2008
FOPS
ISO 3449:2005 Level I

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System
3.7 gal (US)
Hydraulic System
13.2 gal (US)
Engine Crankcase
3 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
10.3 gal (US)
Fuel Tank
27.7 gal (US)

Noise Level

Note (3)
***The labeled sound power level for the CE marked configurations when measured according to the test procedure and conditions specified in 2000/14/EC.
Note (1)
Cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.
Outside Cab***
103 dB(A)
Note (2)
**The declared dynamic operator sound pressure levels per ISO 6396:2008. The measurements were conducted with the cab doors and windows closed and at 70% of the maximum engine cooling fan speed. The s
Inside Cab**
83 dB(A)

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow
30 gal/min
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Flow
20 gal/min
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure
3335 psi
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Pressure
3335 psi
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)
58 HP
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)
39 HP

Power Train

Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - One Speed
6.3 mile/h
Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - Two Speed Option
9.9 mile/h

Air Conditioning System

Air Conditioning
The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 0.81 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equi