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Caterpillar 259D Compact Track Loader

Air Conditioning System

Air ConditioningThe 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 equivalent of 1.158 metric tonnes.


FOPSISO 3449:2005 Level I
FOPS Level IIISO 3449:2005 Level II
ROPSISO 3471:2008


Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position7.8 in
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift10.1 ft
Bucket Pin Reach - Maximum Lift9.4 in
Clearance at Max Lift and Dump7.5 ft
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump89.9 in
Departure Angle35 deg
Dump angle52 deg
Ground Clearance8.9 in
Height - Top of Cab7 ft
Length - Track on Ground59 in
Length - with Bucket11.5 ft
Length - With Bucket on Ground137.3 in
Maximum Dump Angle52 deg
Maximum Overall Height154.1 in
Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel to Ground51.4 in
Overall Height12.9 ft
Overall Length - Track78.7 in
Overall Track Length6.6 ft
Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height87 deg
Reach - Maximum Lift/Dump23.9 in
Reach at Max Lift and Dump2 ft
Turning Radius from Center - Bucket86 in
Turning Radius from Center - Coupler54.8 in
Turning Radius from Center - machine rear61.5 in
Vehicle Width (320 mm/12.6 in tracks)66 in
Vehicle Width (400 mm/15.7 in tracks)69 in


Bore3.7 in
Displacement203 cu in
Engine MakeDIT
Engine ModelCat C3.3B DIT (turbo)
Gross Power74.3 hp (55 kw)
Gross Power - SAE J199574.3 hp (55 kw)
Net Power73.2 hp (54 kw)
Net Power - ISO 924973.9 hp (54 kw)
Net Power - SAE 134973.2 hp (54 kw)
Peak Torque195.5 lbs ft
Peak Torque - 1,500 rpm - SAE J1995195 ft
Stroke4.7 in
Torque Measured @1500 rpm

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)58 hp (43 kw)
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Loader Hydraulic Flow30 gpm
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Loader Hydraulic Pressure3335 psi
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)39 hp (29 kw)
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Flow20 gpm
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Pressure3335 psi
Pump Flow20.1 gpm
Relief Valve Pressure3335.9 psi


Breakout Force5035.4 lbs
Operating Load2899.1 lbs
Operating Width 66 in
Tipping Load5800.4 lbs

Noise Level

Inside Cab*83 dB(A)
Note (1)Cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.
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.
Outside Cab**103 dB(A)

Operating Specifications

Alternator Supplied Amperage80 amps
Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder5035 lbs
Cooling System Fluid Capacity3.7 gal
Engine Oil Capacity3 gal
Fuel Capacity27.8 gal
Ground Contact Area - With 320 mm/12.6 in Track1483 cu in
Ground Contact Area - With 400 mm/15.7 in Track1848 cu in
Ground Pressure - With 320 mm/12.6 in Track6 psi
Ground Pressure - With 400 mm/15.7 in Track4.8 psi
Hydraulic System Fluid Capacity13.3 gal
Max Speed - high range8.6 mph (13 kph)
Max Speed - low range6 mph (10 kph)
Operating Voltage12 volts
Operating Weight8847.2 lbs
Rated Operating Capacities - 35% Tipping Load2030 lbs
Rated Operating Capacities - 50% Tipping Load2900 lbs
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight3100 lbs
Tipping Load5800 lbs

Power Train

Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - One Speed5.9 mph (8 kph)
Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - Two Speed8.5 mph (13 kph)

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System3.7 gal
Engine Crankcase3 gal
Fuel Tank27.7 gal
Hydraulic System13.2 gal
Hydraulic Tank10.3 gal


Ground Contact Area1488.1 cu in
Ground Pressure6 psi
Length of Track on Ground11.5 ft


Operating Weight8945 lbs

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