Caterpillar 252B III Skid Steer Loader


FOPSSAE J1043 SEPT87, ISO 3449:1992 Level I
FOPS Level IISAE J231 JAN81, ISO 3449:1992 Level II
ROPSSAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471:1994


Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position8.4 in (21 cm)
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift10.5 ft (3 m)
Bucket Pin Reach - Maximum Lift13.7 in (35 cm)
Bumper Overhang - Rear Axle41 in (104 cm)
Clearance at Max Lift and Dump8 ft (2 m)
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump95 in (241 cm)
Departure Angle26.4 °
Ground Clearance7.7 in (20 cm)
Height - Top of Cab6.9 ft (2 m)
Length - With Bucket on Ground142 in (361 cm)
Length - Without Bucket114 in (290 cm)
Length w/o Bucket9.6 ft (3 m)
Length with Bucket11.9 ft (4 m)
Maximum Dump Angle51 °
Maximum Overall Height160 in (406 cm)
Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel50 in (127 cm)
Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height88 °
Reach - Maximum Lift/Dump33 in (84 cm)
Reach at Max Lift and Dump32.7 in (83 cm)
Turn Radius from Center - Bucket85 in (216 cm)
Turn Radius from Center - Coupler54 in (137 cm)
Turn Radius from Center - Rear66 in (168 cm)
Turning Radius from Center - inc bucket85.4 in (217 cm)
Turning Radius from Center - machine rear66.2 in (168 cm)
Vehicle Width over Tires72 in (183 cm)
Wheel Base4 ft (1 m)
Wheelbase4.1 ft (1 m)
Width Over Tires6.1 ft (2 m)


Bore3.7 in (9 cm)
Displacement201 cu in (0 m)
Engine MakeCaterpillar
Engine ModelCat C3.4 DIT
Gross Power71 hp (53 kw)
Gross Power - SAE J199574 hp (55 kw)
Net Flywheel Power71 hp (53 kw)
Net Power - ISO 9249 EEC71 hp (53 kw)
Net Power - SAE 134971 hp (53 kw)
Stroke4.7 in (12 cm)

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic FlowStandard
Hydraulic Power42.8 hp (32 kw)
Loader Hydraulic Flow22 gal/min (83 l/min)
Loader Hydraulic Pressure3335 psi
Pump Flow Capacity22 gal/min (83 l/min)
Relief Valve Pressure3335 psi


Breakout Force5508 psi
Operating Load Rating2650 lbs (1,202 kg)
Operating Width72 in (183 cm)
Tipping Angle5300 °

Operating Specifications

Alternator Supplied Amperage90 A
Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder5508 lbs (2,498 kg)
Chain Box Fluid Capacity - each side2.2 gal (8 l)
Cooling System Fluid Capacity2.7 gal (10 l)
Engine Oil Fluid Capacity2.4 gal (9 l)
Fuel Capacity23.8 gal (90 l)
Hydraulic System Fluid Capacity14.1 gal (53 l)
Max Speed11.1 mph (18 kph)
Operating Speed7.4 mph (12 kph)
Operating Voltage12 V V
Operational Weight7861 lbs (3,566 kg)
Rated Operating Capacity2650 lbs (1,202 kg)
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight2700 lbs (1,225 kg)
Tipping Load5300 lbs (2,404 kg)

Power Train

Travel Speed Forward7.4 mph (12 kph)
Travel Speed Forward - 2-Speed Option11.1 mph (18 kph)
Travel Speed Reverse7.4 mph (12 kph)
Travel Speed Reverse - 2-Speed Option11.1 mph (18 kph)

Service Refill Capacities

Chain Box - Each Side2.1 gal (8 l)
Cooling System2.6 gal (10 l)
Engine Crankcase2.4 gal (9 l)
Fuel Tank23.8 gal (90 l)
Hydraulic System14 gal (53 l)
Hydraulic Tank9.2 gal (35 l)


Operating Weight7861 lbs (3,566 kg)

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