259D Compact Track Loader

US
Metric

Overview

The Cat 259D Compact Track Loader, with its vertical lift design, delivers extended reach and lift height for quick and easy truck loading. Its standard, suspended undercarriage system provides superior traction, flotation, stability and speed to work in a wide range of applications and underfoot conditions.

Engine

Engine Model
Cat C3.3B DIT (turbo)
Net Power
73.20 hp
54.60 kW
Gross Power
74.30 hp
55.40 kW
Gross Power SAE J1995
74.30 hp
55.40 kW
Net Power SAE 1349
73.20 hp
54.60 kW
Displacement
203.00 in3
3.30 L
Bore
3.70 in
94.00 mm
Stroke
4.70 in
120.00 mm

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacities - 50% Tipping Load
2900.00 lb
1315.00 kg
Rated Operating Capacities - 35% Tipping Load
2030.00 lb
921.00 kg
Ground Contact Area - With 320 mm/12.6 in Track
1483.00 in²
0.96 m²
Ground Pressure - With 320 mm/12.6 in Track
6.00 psi
41.10 kPa
Tipping Load
5800.00 lb
2631.00 kg
Breakout Force, Tilt Cylinder
5035.00 lb
2284.00 kg

Power Train

Travel Speed (Forward or Reverse): One Speed
5.90 mph
9.50 km/h
Travel Speed (Forward or Reverse): Two Speed
8.50 mph
13.70 km/h

Weights

Operating Weight
8945.00 lb
4057.00 kg

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System
3.70 gal
14.00 L
Engine Crankcase
3.00 gal
11.00 L
Fuel Tank
27.70 gal
105.00 L
Hydraulic System
13.20 gal
50.00 L
Hydraulic Tank
10.30 gal
39.00 L

Dimensions

Length of Track on Ground
59.00 in
1499.00 mm
Overall Length - Track
78.70 in
1999.00 mm
Length with Bucket on Ground
137.30 in
3486.00 mm
Length without Bucket
108.90 in
2767.00 mm
Height to Top of Cab
83.10 in
2111.00 mm
Vehicle Width (320 mm/12.6 in tracks)
66.00 in
1676.00 mm
Maximum Overall Height
154.10 in
3915.00 mm
Bucket Pin Height at Maximum Lift
121.00 in
3075.00 mm
Bucket Pin Height at Carry Position
7.80 in
198.00 mm
Reach at Maximum Lift and Dump
23.90 in
608.00 mm
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump
89.90 in
2283.00 mm
Ground Clearance
8.90 in
226.00 mm
Departure Angle
35°
Vehicle Width (400 mm/15.7 in tracks)
69.00 in
1755.00 mm
52°
Turning Radius from Center – Machine Rear
61.50 in
1561.00 mm
Turning Radius from Center – Coupler
54.80 in
1392.00 mm
Turning Radius from Center – Bucket
86.00 in
2184.00 mm
Maximum Reach with Arms Parallel to Ground
51.40 in
1305.00 mm
Rack Back Angle at Maximum Height
87°
Bucket Pin Reach at Maximum Lift
9.40 in
238.00 mm

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow – Standard: Loader Hydraulic Pressure
3335.00 psi
23000.00 kPa
Hydraulic Flow – Standard: Loader Hydraulic Flow
20.00 gal/min
76.00 L/min
Hydraulic Flow – Standard: Hydraulic Power (calculated)
39.00 hp
29.00 kW
Hydraulic Flow – High Flow: Loader Hydraulic Pressure
3335.00 psi
23000.00 kPa
Hydraulic Flow – High Flow: Loader Hydraulic Flow
30.00 gal/min
112.00 L/min
Hydraulic Flow – High Flow: Hydraulic Power (calculated)
58.00 hp
43.00 kW

Cab

ROPS
ISO 3471:2008
FOPS
ISO 3449:2005 Level I
FOPS Level II
ISO 3449:2005 Level II

Engine

Net Power ISO 9249
73.90 hp
55.10 kW
Peak Torque at 1,500 rpm SAE J1995
195.00 lbf-ft
265.00 N·m

Weights

Operating Weight - 320 mm/12.6 in Tracks
8846.00 lb
4013.00 kg
Operating Weight - 400 mm/15.7 in Tracks
8945.00 lb
4057.00 kg
Note
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, OROPS, 1676 mm (66 in) dirt bucket, 320 mm (12.6 in) tracks, dual flange front idler/single flange rear idler, standard flow hydraulics, mechanical suspension seat, no optional counterweights and manual quick coupler (unless otherwise noted).

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight
3100.00 lb
1406.00 kg
Ground Contact Area (400 mm/15.7 in track)
1848.00 in2
1.19 m2
Ground Pressure (400 mm/15.7 in track)
4.80 psi
33.40 kPa
Note
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, OROPS, 1676 mm (66 in) dirt bucket, 320 mm (12.6 in) tracks, dual flange front idler/single flange rear idler, standard flow hydraulics, mechanical suspension seat, no optional counterweights and manual quick coupler (unless otherwise noted).

Dimensions

Vehicle Width (400 mm/15.7 in tracks)
69.00 in
1755.00 mm
Note
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, OROPS, 1676 mm (66 in) dirt bucket, 320 mm (12.6 in) tracks, dual flange front idler/single flange rear idler, standard flow hydraulics, mechanical suspension seat, no optional counterweights and manual quick coupler (unless otherwise noted).

Noise Level

Inside Cab**
83.00 dB(A)
83.00 dB(A)
Outside Cab***
103.00 dB(A)
103.00 dB(A)
Note
Cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.
Note
**The declared dynamic operator sound pressure levels per ISO 6396:2008. The measurements were conducted with the cab doors and windows closed and at 70% of the maximum engine cooling fan speed. The sound level may vary at different engine cooling fan speeds.
Note
***The labeled sound power level for the CE marked configurations when measured according to the test procedure and conditions specified in 2000/14/EC.

Air Conditioning System

Air Conditioning
The 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.

Engine

Engine Model
Cat C3.3B DIT (turbo)
Net Power
73.20 HP
54.60 kW
Gross Power
74.30 HP
55.40 kW
Gross Power - SAE J1995
74.30 HP
55.40 kW
Net Power - SAE 1349
73.20 HP
54.60 kW
Displacement
203.00 in³
3.30 l
Bore
3.70 in
94.00 mm
Stroke
4.70 in
120.00 mm

Weights

Operating Weight
8945.00 lb
4057.00 kg

Operating Specifications

Tipping Load
5800.00 lb
2631.00 kg
Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder
5035.00 lb
2284.00 kg

Dimensions

Length - Track on Ground
59.00 in
1499.00 mm
Height - Top of Cab
83.10 in
2111.00 mm
Ground Clearance
8.90 in
226.00 mm
Departure Angle
35°
Maximum Dump Angle
52°
Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position
7.80 in
198.00 mm
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift
121.00 in
3075.00 mm
Bucket Pin Reach - Maximum Lift
9.40 in
238.00 mm
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump
89.90 in
2283.00 mm
Length - With Bucket on Ground
137.30 in
3486.00 mm
Length - Without Bucket
108.90 in
2767.00 mm
Maximum Overall Height
154.10 in
3915.00 mm
Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel to Ground
51.40 in
1305.00 mm
Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height
87°
Reach - Maximum Lift/Dump
23.90 in
608.00 mm
Turning Radius from Center - Bucket
86.00 in
2184.00 mm
Turning Radius from Center - Coupler
54.80 in
1392.00 mm
Turning Radius from Center - Machine Rear
61.50 in
1561.00 mm
Vehicle Width (320 mm/12.6 in tracks)
66.00 in
1676.00 mm

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)
58.00 HP
43.00 kW
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Loader Hydraulic Flow
30.00 gal/min
112.00 l/min
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Loader Hydraulic Pressure
3335.00 psi
23000.00 kPa
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)
39.00 HP
29.00 kW
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Flow
20.00 gal/min
76.00 l/min
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Pressure
3335.00 psi
23000.00 kPa

Cab

ROPS
ISO 3471:2008
FOPS
ISO 3449:2005 Level I
FOPS Level II
ISO 3449:2005 Level II

Power Train

Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - One Speed
5.90 mile/h
9.50 km/h
Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - Two Speed
8.50 mile/h
13.70 km/h

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System
3.70 gal (US)
14.00 l
Engine Crankcase
3.00 gal (US)
11.00 l
Fuel Tank
27.70 gal (US)
105.00 l
Hydraulic System
13.20 gal (US)
50.00 l
Hydraulic Tank
10.30 gal (US)
39.00 l

Air Conditioning System

Air Conditioning
The 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.

Dimensions

Note
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, OROPS, 1676 mm (66 in) dirt bucket, 320 mm (12.6 in) tracks, dual flange front idler/single flange rear idler, standard flow hydraulics, mechanical suspension seat, no optional counterweights and manual quick coupler (unless otherwise noted).

Engine

Net Power - ISO 9249
73.90 HP
55.10 kW
Peak Torque - 1,500 rpm - SAE J1995
195.00 ft·lbf
265.00 N·m

Noise Level

Inside Cab**
83.00 dB(A)
83.00 dB(A)
Note (1)
Cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.
Note (2)
**The declared dynamic operator sound pressure levels per ISO 6396:2008. The measurements were conducted with the cab doors and windows closed and at 70% of the maximum engine cooling fan speed. The sound level may vary at different engine cooling fan speeds.
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***
103.00 dB(A)
103.00 dB(A)

Operating Specifications

Ground Contact Area - With 400 mm/15.7 in Track
1848.00 in²
1.19 m²
Ground Pressure - With 400 mm/15.7 in Track
4.80 psi
33.40 kPa
Note
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, OROPS, 1676 mm (66 in) dirt bucket, 320 mm (12.6 in) tracks, dual flange front idler/single flange rear idler, standard flow hydraulics, mechanical suspension seat, no optional counterweights and manual quick coupler (unless otherwise noted).
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight
3100.00 lb
1406.00 kg

Weights

Note
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, OROPS, 1676 mm (66 in) dirt bucket, 320 mm (12.6 in) tracks, dual flange front idler/single flange rear idler, standard flow hydraulics, mechanical suspension seat, no optional counterweights and manual quick coupler (unless otherwise noted).
Features

Comfortable Cab

Industry leading sealed and pressurized cab option provides a cleaner and quieter operating environment with excellent work tool visibility. Available high-back, heated, air ride seat with seat mounted adjustable joystick controls makes the D Series the industry leader in operator comfort.

Outstanding Power

High performance power train provides maximum performance and production capability through the Electronic Torque Management system, standard two speed travel and an industry exclusive electronic hand/foot throttle with decel pedal capability. Electronically controlled Cat C3.3B engine provides high horsepower and torque while meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final (EU Stage IIIB) emission standards. High Flow hydraulic system is available for applications that demand maximum hydraulic work tool performance.

Versatility to Tackle Any Job

Cat “Intelligent Leveling” system (ILEV) provides industry leading technology, integration and optional features such as dual direction self level, work tool return to dig and work tool positioner. Standard fully independent torsion axle suspension combined with the optional Speed Sensitive Ride Control system improves operation on rough terrain, enabling better load retention, increased productivity and greater operator comfort. Broad range of performance matched Cat Work Tools makes the Cat Compact Track Loader the most versatile machine on the job site.

Advanced Display

Maximize machine capability and control with optional Advanced Display providing on-screen adjustments for implement response, hystat response and creep control. The display also features multi-language functionality with customizable layouts, security system and rearview camera.

Easy Service

Ground level access to all daily service and routine maintenance points helps reduce machine downtime for greater productivity.

Sales Features

Comfortable Cab

Industry leading sealed and pressurized cab option provides a cleaner and quieter operating environment with excellent work tool visibility. Available high-back, heated, air ride seat with seat mounted adjustable joystick controls makes the D Series the industry leader in operator comfort.

Outstanding Power

High performance power train provides maximum performance and production capability through the Electronic Torque Management system, standard two speed travel and an industry exclusive electronic hand/foot throttle with decel pedal capability. Electronically controlled Cat C3.3B engine provides high horsepower and torque while meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final (EU Stage IIIB) emission standards. High Flow hydraulic system is available for applications that demand maximum hydraulic work tool performance.

Versatility to Tackle Any Job

Cat “Intelligent Leveling” system (ILEV) provides industry leading technology, integration and optional features such as dual direction self level, work tool return to dig and work tool positioner. Standard fully independent torsion axle suspension combined with the optional Speed Sensitive Ride Control system improves operation on rough terrain, enabling better load retention, increased productivity and greater operator comfort. Broad range of performance matched Cat Work Tools makes the Cat Compact Track Loader the most versatile machine on the job site.

Advanced Display

Maximize machine capability and control with optional Advanced Display providing on-screen adjustments for implement response, hystat response and creep control. The display also features multi-language functionality with customizable layouts, security system and rearview camera.

Easy Service

Ground level access to all daily service and routine maintenance points helps reduce machine downtime for greater productivity.
Standard Equipment
  • ELECTRICAL
    • 12 volt Electrical System
    • 80 ampere Alternator
    • Ignition Key Start/Stop Switch
    • Lights: Gauge Backlighting, Two Rear Tail Lights, Two Adjustable Front and Rear Halogen Lights, Dome Light
    • Backup Alarm
    • Heavy Duty Battery, 880 CCA
  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • Gauges: Fuel Level, Hour Meter
    • Operator Warning System Indicators: Air Filter Restriction, Alternator Output, Armrest Raised/Operator Out of Seat, Engine Coolant Temperature, Engine Oil Pressure, Glow Plug Activation, Hydraulic Filter Restriction, Hydraulic Oil Temperature, Parking Brake Engaged, Engine Emission System
    • Adjustable Vinyl Seat
    • Fold In Ergonomic Contoured Armrest
    • Control Interlock System, when operator leaves seat or armrest raised: Hydraulic System Disables, Hydrostatic Transmission Disables, Parking Brake Engages
    • ROPS Cab, Open, Tilt Up
    • FOPS, Level I
    • Top and Rear Windows
    • Floor Mat
    • Interior Rearview Mirror
    • 12 volt Electric Socket
    • Horn
    • Hand (Dial) Throttle, Electronic
    • Adjustable Joystick Controls
    • Anti-theft Security System with 6-button Keypad
    • Storage Compartment with Netting
  • POWER TRAIN
    • Cat C3.3B, Turbo Diesel Engine, Meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final (EU Stage IIIB) Emission Standards
    • Air Cleaner, Dual Element, Radial Seal
    • S·O·SSM Sampling Valve, Hydraulic Oil
    • Filters, Cartridge-type, Hydraulic
    • Filters, Cartridge-type, Fuel and Water Separator
    • Radiator/Hydraulic Oil Cooler (side-by-side)
    • Spring Applied, Hydraulically Released Parking Brakes
    • Hydrostatic Transmission, Two Speed Travel
    • Suspension – Independent Torsion Axles (4)
  • OTHER
    • Engine Enclosure, Lockable
    • Extended Life Antifreeze, –36° C (–33° F)
    • Machine Tie Down Points (6)
    • Support, Lift Arm
    • Hydraulic Oil Level Sight Gauge
    • Radiator Coolant Level Sight Gauge
    • Radiator, Expansion Bottle
    • Cat ToughGuard™ Hose
    • Auxiliary, Hydraulics, Continuous Flow
    • Heavy Duty, Flat Faced Quick Disconnects with Integrated Pressure Release
    • Split D-Ring to Route Work Tool Hoses Along Side of Left Lift Arm
    • Electrical Outlet, Beacon
    • Belly Pan Cleanout
    • Variable Speed Demand Fan
    • Product Link™ PL240, Cellular
  • MANDATORY EQUIPMENT
    • Hydraulics, Standard or High Flow
    • Quick Coupler, Mechanical or Powered
    • Seat Belt, 50 mm (2 in) or 75 mm (3 in)
    • EU Preparation Package
    • Steel Imbed Rubber Track – 320 mm (12.6 in) or 400 mm (15.7 in)
    • Dual Flange Front Idler/Single Flange Rear Idler or Triple Flange Front/Rear Idlers
    • PERFORMANCE PACKAGES:
      • Performance Package H1: Standard Flow Hydraulics (No Self Level)
      • Performance Package H2: Standard Flow Hydraulics, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise and Lower), Electronic Snubbing (Raise and Lower)
      • Performance Package H3: High Flow Hydraulics, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise and Lower), Electronic Snubbing (Raise and Lower)
    • COMFORT PACKAGES:
      • Open ROPS (C0): Static Seat (No Foot Throttle, Headliner, Heater or Door)
      • Open ROPS (C1): Foot Throttle, Headliner, Cup Holder, and choice of Seat (Mechanical Suspension or High Back, Heated, Air Ride Seat) (No Heater or Door)
      • Enclosed ROPS with Heater (C2): Foot Throttle, Headliner, Heater and Defroster, Side Windows, Cup Holder, Radio Ready, choice of Seat (Mechanical Suspension or High Back, Heated, Air Ride Seat) and Door (Glass or Polycarbonate)
      • Enclosed ROPS with A/C (C3): C2 + Air Conditioner
Optional Equipment
  • OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
    • Hand-Foot Style Controls
    • External Counterweights
    • Beacon, Rotating
    • Engine Block Heater – 120V
    • Oil, Hydraulic, Cold Operation
    • Paint, Custom
    • Product Link PL641, Cellular
    • Speed Sensitive Ride Control
    • Advanced Display: Full Color, 5 in LCD screen, Advanced Multi-operator Security System, On-screen Adjustments for Implement Response, Hystat Response, and Creep Control; Rearview Camera Ready
    • Advanced Display: Rearview Camera Included
    • Work Tool Return to Dig and Work Tool Positioner
    • Bluetooth Radio with Microphone (AM/FM/Weather Band Receiver with USB and Auxiliary Input Jack)