The Cat 272D XHP Skid Steer Loader, with its powerful engine, high output hydraulic system, high lift forces and vertical lift design, provides the maximum performance for work tool productivity, digging, truck loading and material handling.


Engine Model
Cat C3.8 (turbocharged)
Net Flywheel Power
106.00 hp
79.00 kW
Gross Power
110.00 hp
82.00 kW
Gross Power SAE J1995
110.00 hp
82.00 kW
Net Power EEC ISO 9249
107.00 hp
80.00 kW
Net Power SAE 1349
106.00 hp
79.00 kW
232.00 in³
3.80 L
4.70 in
120.00 mm
3.90 in
100.00 mm

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacity
3700.00 lb
1678.00 kg
Tipping Load
7400.00 lb
3357.00 kg
Breakout Force, Tilt Cylinder
7348.00 lb
3333.00 kg
Breakout Force, Lift Cylinder
6087.00 lb
2766.00 kg


Operating Weight
9137.00 lb
4144.00 kg


54.60 in
1386.00 mm
Length w/Bucket on Ground
151.80 in
3855.00 mm
Length w/o Bucket
123.50 in
3136.00 mm
Height to Top of Cab
84.50 in
2147.00 mm
Vehicle Width over Tires
76.00 in
1930.00 mm
Max Overall Height
161.40 in
4098.00 mm
Bucket Pin Height at Max Lift
128.60 in
3265.00 mm
Bucket Pin Height at Carry Pos.
7.70 in
196.00 mm
Reach at Max Lift and Dump
30.00 in
761.00 mm
Clearance at Max Lift and Dump
97.20 in
2469.00 mm
Ground Clearance
10.10 in
257.00 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
57.60 in
1464.00 mm
Turn Radius from Ctr - Bucket
90.80 in
2307.00 mm
Max. Reach w/Arms-Parallel
49.60 in
1260.00 mm
Rack Back Angle at Max Height
Bucket Pin Reach at Max Lift
14.90 in
379.00 mm

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow
Standard Flow Mode
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 XHP
Loader Hydraulic Pressure
4061.00 psi
28000.00 kPa
Loader Hydraulic Flow
40.00 gal/min
150.00 L/min
Hydraulic Power (calculated)
94.00 hp
70.00 kW


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

Power Train

Travel Speed Forward
7.20 mph
11.60 km/h
Travel Speed Reverse
7.20 mph
11.60 km/h
Travel Speed Forward - 2-Speed Option
10.30 mph
16.60 km/h
Travel Speed Reverse - 2-Speed Option
10.30 mph
16.60 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. Standard 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 C3.8 engine provides high horsepower and torque while meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Interim (EU Stage IIIB) emission standards. XHP hydraulic system provides high flow and high pressure that delivers industry leading hydraulic horsepower to efficiently run even the most power hungry work tools.

Versatility to Tackle Any Job

Cat “Intelligent Leveling” system (ILEV) provides industry leading technology, integration and features such as dual direction self level, work tool return to dig and work tool positioner. Standard Speed Sensitive Ride Control 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 the 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, 1,000 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
    • High Back Cloth Seat with Air Suspension, Heated with Recline and Lumbar Support and Fully Adjustable Seat Mounted Controls
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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, 14 x 17.5 Tires
    • 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
    • External Counterweights
    • Variable Speed Demand Fan
    • Quick Coupler, Mechanical or Electric
    • Seat Belt, 50 mm (2 in) or 75 mm (3)
    • Comfort Package:
    • Enclosed ROPS with A/C (C3): Foot Throttle, Headliner, Heater and Defroster, Side Windows, Cup Holder, Radio Ready, Air Ride Seat (High Back and Heated) and Door (Glass or Polycarbonate)
    • Performance Package:
    • Performance Package H3: XHP Hydraulics, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise and Lower), Work Tool Return to Dig, Work Tool Positioner, Electronic Snubbing (Raise and Lower)
Optional Equipment
  • Beacon, Rotating
  • Engine Block Heater - 120V
  • Oil, Hydraulic, Cold Operation
  • Paint, Custom
  • Product Link™, Cellular
  • Bluetooth Radio with Microphone (AM/FM/Weather Band Receiver with USB and Auxiliary Input Jack)