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272D2 XHP Skid Steer Loader
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The Cat® 272D2 XHP Skid Steer Loader, with its powerful engine, high output hydraulic system, high lift forces and vertical lift design, provides the maximum performance for work tool productivity, digging, truck loading and material handling.

Standard Equipment


54.6 in
Length w/Bucket on Ground
127.0 in
Length w/o Bucket
155.0 in
Height to Top of Cab
84.0 in
Vehicle Width over Tires
161.5 in
Max Overall Height
128.6 in
Bucket Pin Height at Max Lift
9.3 in
Bucket Pin Height at Carry Pos.
29.0 in
Reach at Max Lift and Dump
97.4 in
Clearance at Max Lift and Dump
10.4 in
Ground Clearance
28° in
Departure Angle
Bumper Overhang - Rear Axle
51° in
Maximum Dump Angle
Turn Radius from Ctr - Rear
74.7 in
Turn Radius from Ctr - Coupler
57.7 in
Turn Radius from Ctr - Bucket
90.6 in
Max. Reach w/Arms-Parallel
49.1 in
Rack Back Angle at Max Height
Bucket Pin Reach at Max Lift
13.5 in

Service Refill Capacities

Chain box, each side
2.7 gal
Cooling System
4.1 gal
Engine Crankcase
3.5 gal
Fuel Tank
32.2 gal
Hydraulic System
14.5 gal
Hydraulic Tank
10.3 gal


Seat (Capacity) - Front
3650 lb


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


Top Speed
7.2 mph
Travel Speed Reverse
10.3 mph


Operating Weight
9255 lb


Fuel Type
Cat C3.8 DIT (turbo)
Net Flywheel Power
106 hp
Gross Power
110 hp
Gross Power SAE J1995
106 hp
Net Power EEC ISO 9249
107 hp
Net Power SAE 1349
276 hp
232 in3
4.7 in
3.9 in

Operating Specifications

Tipping Load
7300 lb
Breakout Force, Tilt Cylinder
7362 lb
Breakout Force, Lift Cylinder
6085 lb

Hydraulic System

Loader Hydraulic Pressure
4061 psi
Loader Hydraulic Flow
40 gal/min
Hydraulic Power (calculated)
94 hp
Hydraulic Flow
Loader Hydraulic Pressure
23 psi
Loader Hydraulic Flow
44 gal/min
Hydraulic Power (calculated)
*When equipped with Cat 400 Series work tools. hp
Comfortable Cab

Comfortable Cab

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

Advanced Display

Advanced Display

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

Powerful Performance

Powerful Performance

High performance power train provides maximum performance and production capability through the Electronic Torque Management system, standard two speed travel and an electronic hand/foot throttle with decel pedal capability. XHP hydraulic system provides high flow and high pressure that delivers industry leading hydraulic horsepower to efficiently run even the most power hungry work tools. Electronically controlled Cat C3.8 engine provides high horsepower and torque while meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV emission standards. Cat “Intelligent Leveling” system (ILEV) provides industry leading technology, integration and features such as dual direction self level, work tool return to dig and work tool positioner.

Ride Control

Ride Control

Standard Speed Sensitive Ride Control system improves operation on rough terrain, enabling better load retention, increased productivity and greater operator comfort.

Outstanding Versatility

Outstanding Versatility

Broad range of performance matched Cat Work Tools make the Cat Skid Steer Loader the most versatile machine on the job site.

Easy Service

Easy Service

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