The Cat 272D Skid Steer Loader, with its long wheel base and vertical lift design, delivers extended reach and lift height for quick and easy truck loading. Its stability and lifting performance provides excellent material handling.


Engine Model
Cat C3.8 (turbocharged)
Net Flywheel Power
95.00 hp
71.00 kW
Gross Power
98.00 hp
73.00 kW
Gross Power SAE J1995
98.00 hp
73.00 kW
Net Power EEC ISO 9249
95.00 hp
71.00 kW
Net Power SAE 1349
95.00 hp
71.00 kW
232.00 in³
3.80 L
4.70 in
120.00 mm
3.90 in
100.00 mm

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacity
3200.00 lb
1451.00 kg
Rated Operating Capacity w/Optional Counterweight
3450.00 lb
1565.00 kg
Tipping Load
6400.00 lb
2903.00 kg
Breakout Force, Tilt Cylinder
7443.00 lb
3376.00 kg
Breakout Force, Lift Cylinder
6079.00 lb
2757.00 kg


Operating Weight
8252.00 lb
3743.00 kg


54.60 in
1386.00 mm
Length w/Bucket on Ground
152.60 in
3876.00 mm
Length w/o Bucket
124.30 in
3156.00 mm
Height to Top of Cab
83.10 in
2111.00 mm
Vehicle Width over Tires
72.00 in
1829.00 mm
Max Overall Height
159.90 in
4061.00 mm
Bucket Pin Height at Max Lift
127.10 in
3227.00 mm
Bucket Pin Height at Carry Pos.
7.80 in
197.00 mm
Reach at Max Lift and Dump
31.40 in
799.00 mm
Clearance at Max Lift and Dump
95.70 in
2431.00 mm
Ground Clearance
8.60 in
220.00 mm
Departure Angle
Bumper Overhang - Rear Axle
42.80 in
1087.00 mm
Maximum Dump Angle
Turn Radius from Ctr - Rear
73.70 in
1873.00 mm
Turn Radius from Ctr - Coupler
58.40 in
1483.00 mm
Turn Radius from Ctr - Bucket
90.20 in
2290.00 mm
Max. Reach w/Arms-Parallel
51.10 in
1298.00 mm
Rack Back Angle at Max Height
Bucket Pin Reach at Max Lift
16.40 in
416.00 mm

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow
Loader Hydraulic Pressure
3335.00 psi
23000.00 kPa
Loader Hydraulic Flow
23.00 gal/min
86.00 L/min
Hydraulic Power (calculated)
44.00 hp
33.00 kW
Hydraulic Flow
High Flow XPS
Loader Hydraulic Pressure
4061.00 psi
28000.00 kPa
Loader Hydraulic Flow
32.00 gal/min
121.00 L/min
Hydraulic Power (calculated)
76.00 hp
57.00 kW


ISO 3471:2008
ISO 3449:2005 Level I
ISO 3449:2005 Level I

Power Train

Travel Speed Forward
6.60 mph
10.60 km/h
Travel Speed Reverse
6.60 mph
10.60 km/h
Travel Speed Forward - 2-Speed Option
9.40 mph
15.10 km/h
Travel Speed Reverse - 2-Speed Option
9.40 mph
15.10 km/h

Service Refill Capacities

Chain box, each side
2.70 gal
10.20 L
Cooling System
4.10 gal
16.00 L
Engine Crankcase
3.50 gal
13.00 L
Fuel Tank
32.20 gal
122.00 L
Hydraulic System
14.50 gal
55.00 L
Hydraulic Tank
10.30 gal
39.00 L
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, optional two speed travel and an industry exclusive electronic hand/foot throttle with decel pedal capability. Electronically controlled Cat C3.8 engine provides high horsepower and torque while meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Interim (EU Stage IIIB) emission standards. High Flow XPS 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. Speed Sensitive Ride Control option 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 Skid Steer 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
    • 12 volt Electrical System
    • 100 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
    • 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 1
    • Top and Rear Windows
    • Floor Mat
    • Interior Rear View 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
    • Cat C3.8, Turbo Diesel Engine, Meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Interim (EU Stage IIIB) Emission Standards
    • Air Cleaner, Dual Element, Radial Seal
    • SOS 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
    • Four Wheel Chain Drive
    • Engine Enclosure, Lockable
    • Extended Life Antifreeze, -37° C (-34° 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
    • Hydraulics, Standard or High Flow XPS
    • Quick Coupler, Mechanical or Electric
    • Seat Belt, 50 mm (2 in) or 75 mm (3)
    • Power Train: One Speed, Two Speed or Two Speed with Ride Control
    • Comfort Package (must select one of the following):
    • Tires, 12 x 16.5 or 14 x 17.5
    • 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 plus Air Conditioner
    • Performance Package (must select one of the following):
    • Performance Package H1: Standard Flow Hydraulics (No Self Level)
    • Performance Package H2: Standard Flow, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise and Lower), Electronic Snubbing (Raise and Lower)
    • Performance Package H3: High Flow XPS, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise and Lower), Electronic Snubbing (Raise and Lower)
Optional Equipment
  • External Counterweights
  • Beacon, Rotating
  • Engine Block Heater - 120V
  • Oil, Hydraulic, Cold Operation
  • Paint, Custom
  • Heavy Duty Battery, 1,000 CCA
  • Product Link™, Cellular
  • 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)