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257D Multi Terrain Loader
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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.

Standard Equipment

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System
3.7 gal
Engine Crankcase
3.0 gal
Fuel Tank
27.7 gal
Hydraulic System
13.2 gal
Hydraulic Tank
10.3 gal

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacities: 50% Tipping Load
2800.0 lb
Rated Operating Capacities: 35% Tipping Load
1960.0 lb
Ground Contact Area
1770.0 in2
Ground Pressure
4.5 psi
Tipping Load
5600.0 lb
Breakout Force, Tilt Cylinder
5035.0 lb
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight
3000.0 lb


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


Operating Weight
8048 lb


Engine Model
Cat C3.3B DIT (turbo)
Net Power
73.2 hp
Gross Power
74.3 hp
Gross Power SAE J1995
74.3 hp
Net Power EEC ISO 9249
73.9 hp
Net Power SAE 1349
73.2 hp
203.0 in3
3.7 in
4.7 in

Power Train

Travel Speed Forward
6.3 mph
Travel Speed Reverse
9.9 mph


Length of Track on Ground
59.0 in
Overall Length of Track
74.7 in.
Length w/Bucket on Ground
137.3 in
Length w/o Bucket
108.9 in
Height to Top of Cab
83.8 in
Vehicle Width
66.0 in
Max. Overall Height
154.8 in
Bucket Pin Height at Max. Lift
121.7 in
Bucket Pin Height at Carry Pos.
8.5 in
Reach at Max. Lift/Dump
25.1 in
Clearance at Max. Lift/Dump
90.5 in
Ground Clearance
9.5 in
Departure Angle
Maximum Dump Angle
Turn Radius from Ctr - Rear
61.2 in
Turn Radius from Ctr - Coupler
55.1 in
Turn Radius from Ctr - Bucket
86.3 in
Max. Reach w/Arms Parallel
52.5 in
Rack Back Angle at Max Height
Bucket Pin Reach at Max Lift
14.5 in

Hydraulic System

Loader Hydraulic Pressure
3335 psi
Loader Hydraulic Flow
20.0 gal/min
Hydraulic Power
39.0 hp
Loader Hydraulic Pressure
3335 psi
Loader Hydraulic Flow
30.0 gal/min
Hydraulic Power (calculated)
58.0 hp
Comfortable Cab

Comfortable Cab

Industry leading sealed and pressurized cab option provides a cleaner and quieter operating environment with excellent work tool visibility. Available high-back, heated, air ride seat with seat mounted adjustable joystick controls makes the D Series the industry leader in operator comfort.

Outstanding Power

Outstanding Power

High performance power train provides maximum performance and production capability through the Electronic Torque Management system, optional two speed travel and an industry exclusive electronic hand/foot throttle with decel pedal capability. Electronically controlled Cat C3.3B engine provides high horsepower and torque while meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final (EU Stage IIIB) emission standards. High Flow hydraulic system is available for applications that demand maximum hydraulic work tool performance.

Versatility to Tackle Any Job

Versatility to Tackle Any Job

Cat “Intelligent Leveling” system (ILEV) provides industry leading technology, integration and optional features such as dual direction self level, work tool return to dig and work tool positioner. Standard fully independent torsion axle suspension combined with the optional Speed Sensitive Ride Control system improves operation on rough terrain, enabling better load retention, increased productivity and greater operator comfort. Broad range of performance matched Cat Work Tools makes the Cat Multi Terrain Loader the most versatile machine on the job site.

Advanced Display

Advanced Display

Maximize machine capability and control with optional Advanced Display providing on-screen adjustments for implement response, hystat response and creep control. The display also features multi-language functionality with customizable layouts, security system and rearview camera.

Easy Service

Easy Service

Ground level access to all daily service and routine maintenance points helps reduce machine downtime for greater productivity.