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287D Multi Terrain Loader
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The Cat 287D 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, speed and ride quality with very low ground pressure and minimal ground disturbance across a wide range of underfoot conditions.

Standard Equipment

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacities: 50% Tipping Load
4000.0 lb
Rated Operating Capacities: 35% Tipping Load
2800.0 lb
Ground Contact Area
2561 in2
Ground Pressure
3.9 psi
Tipping Load
8000 lb
Breakout Force, Tilt Cylinder
7291 lb
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight
4250 lb


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


Operating Weight
9929 lb


Length of Track on Ground
71.1 in
Overall Length of Track
90.0 in.
Length w/Bucket on Ground
146.2 in
Length w/o Bucket
117.9 in
Height to Top of Cab
83.2 in
Vehicle Width
78.0 in
Max. Overall Height
158.1 in
Bucket Pin Height at Max. Lift
125.1 in
Bucket Pin Height at Carry Pos.
7.5 in
Reach at Max. Lift/Dump
30.8 in
Clearance at Max. Lift/Dump
94.0 in
Ground Clearance
8.9 in
Departure Angle
Maximum Dump Angle
Turn Radius from Ctr - Rear
67.4 in
Turn Radius from Ctr - Coupler
58.8 in
Turn Radius from Ctr - Bucket
92.0 in
Max. Reach w/Arms Parallel
50.9 in
Rack Back Angle at Max Height
Bucket Pin Reach at Max Lift
15.4 in


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

Power Train

Travel Speed Forward
5.2 mph
Travel Speed Reverse
8.0 mph

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System
3.7 gal
Engine Crankcase
3.0 gal
Fuel Tank
24.8 gal
Hydraulic System
13.7 gal
Hydraulic Tank
10.3 gal

Hydraulic System

Loader Hydraulic Pressure
3335 psi
Loader Hydraulic Flow
23 gal/min
Hydraulic Power
44 hp
Loader Hydraulic Pressure
4061 psi
Loader Hydraulic Flow
32 gal/min
Hydraulic Power (calculated)
76 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, standard 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 XPS 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 dual level suspension undercarriage combined with the optional Speed Sensitive Ride Control system provides better load retention, improved operator comfort and one of the smoothest rides in the industry. The dual suspension undercarriage features oscillating roller wheel assemblies that independently pivot to provide maximum track on the ground. 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.