Caterpillar 232B 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 Position10 in (25 cm)
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift10 ft (3 m)
Bumper Overhang - Rear Axle39 in (99 cm)
Clearance at Max Lift and Dump7.4 ft (2 m)
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump88 in (224 cm)
Ground Clearance6 in (15 cm)
Height - Top of Cab6.5 ft (2 m)
Length - With Bucket on Ground135 in (343 cm)
Length - Without Bucket109 in (277 cm)
Length w/o Bucket9.1 ft (3 m)
Length with Bucket11.3 ft (3 m)
Maximum Overall Height153 in (389 cm)
Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel48.4 in (123 cm)
Reach - Maximum Lift/Dump30 in (76 cm)
Reach at Max Lift and Dump30.2 in (77 cm)
Turn Radius from Center - Bucket87.4 in (222 cm)
Turn Radius from Center - Coupler56.5 in (144 cm)
Turn Radius from Center - Rear60.8 in (154 cm)
Turning Radius from Center - inc bucket87.5 in (222 cm)
Turning Radius from Center - machine rear60.9 in (155 cm)
Vehicle Width over Tires60 in (152 cm)
Wheel Base3.6 ft (1 m)
Wheelbase3.6 ft (1 m)
Width Over Tires5 ft (2 m)


Bore3.3 in (8 cm)
Engine MakeCaterpillar
Engine ModelCat 3024C
Engine Power - ISO 1439651 hp (38 kw)
Gross Power49.7 hp (37 kw)
Gross Power - SAE J199552 hp (39 kw)
Net Flywheel Power49 hp (37 kw)
Net Power - EEC 80/126950 hp (37 kw)
Net Power - ISO 9249 EEC50 hp (37 kw)
Net Power - SAE 134949 hp (37 kw)
Stroke3.9 in (10 cm)

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow (1)Standard flow
Hydraulic Flow (2)Standard
Hydraulic Power28.2 hp (21 kw)
Loader Hydraulic Flow15.6 gal/min (59 l/min)
Loader Hydraulic Pressure3100 psi
Pump Flow Capacity15.9 gal/min (60 l/min)
Relief Valve Pressure3103.9 psi


Breakout Force4058.8 psi
Operating Load Rating1748.3 lbs (793 kg)
Tipping Angle3501 °

Operating Specifications

Alternator Supplied Amperage65 A
Breakout Force - Lift Cylinder3841 lbs (1,742 kg)
Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder4059 lbs (1,841 kg)
Chain Box Fluid Capacity - each side1.6 gal (6 l)
Cooling System Fluid Capacity2.7 gal (10 l)
Engine Oil Fluid Capacity2.2 gal (8 l)
Fuel Capacity17.2 gal (65 l)
Hydraulic System Fluid Capacity14.6 gal (55 l)
Max Speed6.9 mph (11 kph)
Operating Voltage12 V V
Operational Weight6660.2 lbs (3,021 kg)
Rated Operating Capacity1750 lbs (794 kg)
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight1795 lbs (814 kg)
Tipping Load3955.1 lbs (1,794 kg)
Tire Size10x16.5 8PR

Power Train

Travel Speed Forward6.9 mph (11 kph)
Travel Speed Reverse6.9 mph (11 kph)

Service Refill Capacities

Chain Box - Each Side1.6 gal (6 l)
Cooling System2.6 gal (10 l)
Engine Crankcase2.1 gal (8 l)
Fuel Tank17 gal (64 l)
Hydraulic System14.5 gal (55 l)
Hydraulic Tank9.2 gal (35 l)


Operating Weight6661 lbs (3,021 kg)

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