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246D Skid Steer Loader
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The Cat 246D Skid Steer Loader, with its radial lift design, delivers impressive mid-lift reach and excellent digging performance with outstanding drawbar power.

Standard Equipment


Seat (Capacity) - Front
2150.0 lb


49.2 in
Length w/Bucket on Ground
146.0 in
Length w/o Bucket
117.8 in
Height to Top of Cab
83.1 in
Vehicle Width over Tires
66.0 in
Max Overall Height
158.7 in
Bucket Pin Height at Max Lift
124.2 in
Bucket Pin Height at Carry Pos.
7.9 in
Reach at Max Lift and Dump
23.6 in
Clearance at Max Lift and Dump
97.1 in
Ground Clearance
8.9 in
Departure Angle
Bumper Overhang - Rear Axle
42.6 in
Maximum Dump Angle
Turn Radius from Ctr - Rear
71.2 in
Turn Radius from Ctr - Coupler
55.2 in
Turn Radius from Ctr - Bucket
85.9 in
Max. Reach w/Arms-Parallel
54.6 in
Rack Back Angle at Max Height


Top Speed
7.7 mph
Travel Speed Forward - 2-Speed Option
11.0 mph


Fuel Type
Cat C3.3B DIT (turbo)
Net Flywheel Power
72.9 hp
Gross Power
195 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
4.7 in
3.7 in


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


Operating Weight
7424.0 lb

Service Refill Capacities

Chain box, each side
3.3 gal
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

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacity w/Optional Counterweight
2400.0 lb
Tipping Load
4300.0 lb
Breakout Force, Tilt Cylinder
7355.0 lb

Hydraulic System

Loader Hydraulic Pressure
3335.0 psi
Loader Hydraulic Flow
23.0 gal/min
Hydraulic Power (calculated)
44.0 hp
Loader Hydraulic Pressure
4061.0 psi
Loader Hydraulic Flow
32.0 gal/min
Hydraulic Power (calculated)
76.0 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 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. Speed Sensitive Ride Control option 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 Skid Steer 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.