Caterpillar 232 Skid Steer Loader


FOPSSAEJ/ISO 3449 APR98 Level I and ISO3449:1992 Level I
FOPS Level IISAEJ/ISO 3449 APR 98 Level II and ISO 3449:1992 Level II (optional)
ROPSSAE J1040 MAY94 and ISO3471:1994


Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position9.7 in (25 cm)
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift9.9 ft (3 m)
Bumper Overhang - Rear Axle38.9 in (99 cm)
Clearance at Max Lift and Dump7.7 ft (2 m)
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump86.9 in (221 cm)
Ground Clearance5.7 in (14 cm)
Height - Top of Cab6.5 ft (2 m)
Length - With Bucket on Ground135.3 in (344 cm)
Length - Without Bucket109.3 in (278 cm)
Length w/o Bucket9.1 ft (3 m)
Length with Bucket11.3 ft (3 m)
Maximum Overall Height153.3 in (389 cm)
Reach - Maximum Lift/Dump28.5 in (72 cm)
Reach at Max Lift and Dump30.2 in (77 cm)
Turning Radius from Center - inc bucket88.8 in (226 cm)
Vehicle Width over Tires60 in (152 cm)
Wheel Base3.6 ft (1 m)
Wheelbase3.6 ft (1 m)
Width Over Tires5.1 ft (2 m)


Bore3.4 in (9 cm)
Displacement134 cu in (0 m)
Engine MakeCaterpillar
Engine ModelCat 3034C
Gross Power48 hp (36 kw)
Net Flywheel Power48 hp (36 kw)
Number of Cylinders4
Power Measured @3000 rpm
Stroke4 in (10 cm)

Hydraulic System

Loader Hydraulic Flow14.7 gal/min (56 l/min)
Loader Hydraulic Pressure3100 psi
Pump Flow Capacity14.6 gal/min (55 l/min)


Bucket Capacity0.6 cu yds (0 m)
Operating Load Rating1750 lbs (794 kg)
Tipping Angle3633 °

Operating Specifications

Breakout Force - Lift Cylinder3814 lbs (1,730 kg)
Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder4056 lbs (1,840 kg)
Fuel Capacity17.2 gal (65 l)
Hydraulic System Fluid Capacity14.6 gal (55 l)
Max Speed6.2 mph (10 kph)
Operating Speed6.2 mph (10 kph)
Operational Weight6931 lbs (3,144 kg)
Rated Operating Capacity1750 lbs (794 kg)
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight1795 lbs (814 kg)
Tipping Load3500 lbs (1,588 kg)

Service Refill Capacities

Chain Box - Each Side1.6 gal (6 l)
Cooling System2.4 gal (9 l)
Engine Crankcase2.1 gal (8 l)
Fuel Tank18.2 gal (69 l)
Hydraulic System15.3 gal (58 l)
Hydraulic Tank9.2 gal (35 l)


Operating Weight6739.5 lbs (3,057 kg)

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