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Caterpillar 279D 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 1.0 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.430 metric tonnes.


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


Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position8 in (20 cm)
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift11 ft (3 m)
Clearance at Max Lift and Dump8 ft (2 m)
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump98 in (248 cm)
Departure Angle32 degrees
Dump angle39 degrees
Ground Clearance9 in (23 cm)
Height - Top of Cab7 ft (2 m)
Length - Track on Ground64 in (163 cm)
Length - with Bucket12 ft (4 m)
Length - With Bucket on Ground146 in (371 cm)
Maximum Dump Angle39 degrees
Maximum Overall Height160 in (405 cm)
Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel to Ground54 in (137 cm)
Overall Height13 ft (4 m)
Overall Length - Track84 in (213 cm)
Overall Track Length7 ft (2 m)
Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height84 degrees
Reach - Maximum Lift/Dump23 in (57 cm)
Reach at Max Lift and Dump2 ft (1 m)
Turning Radius from Center - Bucket89 in (226 cm)
Turning Radius from Center - Coupler56 in (141 cm)
Vehicle Width (400 mm/15.7 in tracks)76 in (193 cm)
Vehicle Width (450 mm/17.7 in tracks)78 in (198 cm)
Width Over Tracks6 ft (2 m)


Bore4 in (9 cm)
Displacement203 cu in (3,327 cu cm)
Engine MakeDIT
Engine ModelCat C3.3B DIT (turbo)
Gross Power74 hp (55 kw)
Gross Power - SAE J199574 hp (55 kw)
Net Power73 hp (54 kw)
Net Power - ISO 924974 hp (55 kw)
Net Power - SAE 134973 hp (54 kw)
Peak Torque196 lbs ft (265 nm)
Peak Torque - 1,500 rpm - SAE J1995195 ft (59 m)
Stroke5 in (12 cm)
Torque Measured @1500 rpm

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow - High Flow XPS - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)76 hp (57 kw)
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow XPS - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow32 gpm (121 lpm)
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)44 hp (33 kw)
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Pressure3335 psi
Pump Flow23 gpm (86 lpm)
Relief Valve Pressure3335.9 psi


Breakout Force7,284 lbs (3,304 kg)
Operating Load Rating 2,055 lbs (932 kg)
Operating Width 76 in (193 cm)
Tipping Load5,871 lbs (2,663 kg)

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 Cylinder7,285 lbs (3,304 kg)
Cooling System Fluid Capacity4 gal (14 l)
Fuel Capacity25 gal (94 l)
Ground Contact Area - With 400 mm/15.7 in Track2,015 cu in (33,020 cu cm)
Ground Contact Area - With 450 mm/17.7 in Track2,272 cu in (37,231 cu cm)
Ground Pressure - With 400 mm/15.7 in Track4.9 psi
Ground Pressure - With 450 mm/17.7 in Track4.4 psi
Hydraulic System Fluid Capacity14 gal (52 l)
Max Speed - high range7 mph (11 kph)
Max Speed - low range5 mph (7 kph)
Operating Voltage12 volts
Operating Weight9,892 lbs (4,487 kg)
Rated Operating Capacities - 35% Tipping Load2,055 lbs (932 kg)
Rated Operating Capacities - 50% Tipping Load2,935 lbs (1,331 kg)
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight3,185 lbs (1,445 kg)
Tipping Load5,870 lbs (2,663 kg)

Power Train

Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - One Speed5 mph (7 kph)
Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - Two Speed7 mph (11 kph)

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System4 gal (14 l)
Engine Crankcase3 gal (11 l)
Fuel Tank25 gal (94 l)
Hydraulic System14 gal (52 l)
Hydraulic Tank10 gal (39 l)


Ground Contact Area2,015 cu in (33,022 cu cm)
Ground Pressure5 psi
Length of Track on Ground5 ft (2 m)


Operating Weight9,893 lbs (4,487 kg)

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