259D3

259D3 Compact Track Loader

Cat® 259D3 Compact Track Loader

DESCRIPTION

The Cat® 259D3 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.The Cat® 259D3 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.

Quiet and Comfortable

The industry leading sealed and pressurized cab option provides the operator with a cleaner and quieter operating environment with excellent work tool visibility. Continuing the industry leading trend, the D3 Series also includes as standard, seat mounted adjustable joystick controls for operator comfort.

Maximum Performance

High performance power train provides maximum performance and production capability through the Electronic Torque Management system, standard two speed travel and an electronic hand/foot throttle with decel pedal capability.

Making Your Job Easier

Cat® “Intelligent Leveling” system provides industry leading technology, integration, and available features such as dual direction self level, work tool return to dig, and work tool positioner.

A Smooth Ride

A 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.

Optimized Machine Capability

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

Sustainability

  • The Cat® C3.3B engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V emission standards.
  • Cat diesel engines are required to use ULSD (ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel with 15 ppm of sulfur or less) or ULSD blended with the following lower-carbon intensity fuels up to: 7% biodiesel FAME (fatty acid methyl ester). Refer to guidelines for successful application. Please consult your Cat dealer or “Caterpillar Machine Fluids Recommendations” (SEBU6250) for details.
  • Cat® Extended Life Coolant and long-life HYDO Advanced hydraulic fluids not only reduce downtime but help decrease the amount of fluid and filters that are replaced over the life of the machine.
  • Boost productivity with Cat technologies like work tool positioner, return to dig, and Cat Smart Attachments.
  • Save fuel and reduce your greenhouse gas emissions with efficiency features such as foot throttle pedal and cooling system demand fan.

  • Standard Equipment
  • Optional Equipment
  • Specs
  • Docs

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, 850 CCA
  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • Advanced Display with Rearview Camera: Full Color, 127 mm (5 in) LCD screen; Advanced Multi-operator Security System; On-screen Adjustments for Implement Response, Hystat Response, and Creep Control
    • 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, Park 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 Tier 4 Final and Stage V Emission Standards
    • Air Cleaner, Dual Element, Radial Seal
    • S·O·SSM Sampling Valve, Hydraulic Oil
    • Filters, Cartridge-type, Hydraulic
    • Filters, Canister-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
    • High Visibility 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), Work Tool Return to Dig, Work Tool Positioner, and Electronic Snubbing (Raise and Lower)
      – Performance Package H3: High Flow Hydraulics, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise and Lower), Work Tool Return to Dig, Work Tool Positioner, and 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
    • Bluetooth® Radio with Microphone (AM/FM/Weather Band Receiver with USB and Auxiliary Input Jack)

Specs

Overview

Long Name:
259D3 Compact Track Loader
Name:
259D3
Brand:
Caterpillar
Status:
Current

Engine

Gross Power - SAE J1995
74.3 HP / 55.4 kW

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacities - 35% Tipping Load
2010 lb / 915 kg

Weights

Operating Weight
8987 lb / 4076 kg

Dimensions

Length - Track on Ground
59 in / 1499 mm
Overall Length - Track
78.7 in / 1999 mm
Height - Top of Cab
83.1 in / 2111 mm
Ground Clearance
8.9 in / 226 mm
Departure Angle
35°
Maximum Dump Angle
52°
Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position
7.8 in / 198 mm
Vehicle Width (400 mm/15.7 in tracks)
69 in / 1755 mm
Turning Radius from Center - Coupler
54.8 in / 1392 mm
Bucket Pin Reach - Maximum Lift
9.4 in / 238 mm
Vehicle Width (320 mm/12.6 in tracks)
66 in / 1676 mm
Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel to Ground
51.4 in / 1305 mm
Maximum Overall Height
154.1 in / 3915 mm
Turning Radius from Center - Bucket
86 in / 2184 mm
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift
121 in / 3075 mm
Length - Without Bucket
108.9 in / 2767 mm
Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height
87°
Note
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, OROPS, 1730 mm (68 in) low profile 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).
Turning Radius from Center - Machine Rear
61.5 in / 1561 mm
Length - With Bucket on Ground
137.3 in / 3486 mm
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump
89.9 in / 2283 mm
Reach - Maximum Lift/Dump
23.9 in / 608 mm

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Loader Hydraulic Pressure
3335 psi / 23000 kPa
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)
58 HP / 43 kW
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Pressure
3335 psi / 23000 kPa
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Flow
20 gal/min / 76 l/min
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)
39 HP / 29 kW
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Loader Hydraulic Flow
30 gal/min / 112 l/min

Cab

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

Power Train

Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - One Speed
5.9 mile/h / 9.5 km/h
Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - Two Speed
8.5 mile/h / 13.7 km/h

Service Refill Capacities

Hydraulic System
13.2 gal (US) / 50 l
Fuel Tank
24.8 gal (US) / 94 l
Engine Crankcase
3 gal (US) / 11 l
Hydraulic Tank
10.3 gal (US) / 39 l
Cooling System
3.7 gal (US) / 14 l

Air Conditioning System (if equipped)

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

Displacement
203 in³ / 3.3 l
Net Power
73.2 HP / 54.6 kW
Bore
3.7 in / 94 mm
Engine Model
Cat C3.3B DIT (turbo)
Gross Power
74.3 HP / 55.4 kW
Net Power - SAE 1349
73.2 HP / 54.6 kW
Stroke
4.7 in / 120 mm

Operating Specifications

Tipping Load
5745 lb / 2610 kg
Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder
4965 lb / 2252 kg
Ground Contact Area - With 320 mm/12.6 in Track
1483 in² / 0.96 m²
Ground Pressure - With 320 mm/12.6 in Track
6.1 psi / 41.8 kPa
Rated Operating Capacities - 50% Tipping Load
2870 lb / 1305 kg
Ground Contact Area - With 400 mm/15.7 in Track
1848 in² / 1.19 m²

Noise Level

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.

Engine

Peak Torque - 1,500 rpm - SAE J1995
195 ft·lbf / 265 N·m

Noise Level

Outside Cab***
103 dB(A) / 103 dB(A)

Engine

Net Power - ISO 9249
73.9 HP / 55.1 kW

Noise Level

Inside Cab**
83 dB(A) / 83 dB(A)

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight
3060 lb / 1390 kg
Ground Pressure - With 400 mm/15.7 in Track
4.9 psi / 34 kPa
Note
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, OROPS, 1730 mm (68 in) low profile 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

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 (1)
Cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.

Weights

Note
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, OROPS, 1730 mm (68 in) low profile 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).

SEE HOW 259D3 COMPARES AGAINST FREQUENTLY COMPARED PRODUCTS.

Compact Track Loaders
259D3
Cat® 259D3 Compact Track Loader
Brand
Caterpillar
Status
Current
Gross Power - SAE J1995
74.3 HP / 55.4 kW
Rated Operating Capacities - 35% Tipping Load
2010 lb / 915 kg
Operating Weight
8987 lb / 4076 kg
Length - Track on Ground
59 in / 1499 mm
Overall Length - Track
78.7 in / 1999 mm
Height - Top of Cab
83.1 in / 2111 mm
Ground Clearance
8.9 in / 226 mm
Departure Angle
35°
Maximum Dump Angle
52°
Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position
7.8 in / 198 mm
Turning Radius from Center - Coupler
54.8 in / 1392 mm
Bucket Pin Reach - Maximum Lift
9.4 in / 238 mm
Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel to Ground
51.4 in / 1305 mm
Maximum Overall Height
154.1 in / 3915 mm
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift
121 in / 3075 mm
Length - Without Bucket
108.9 in / 2767 mm
Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height
87°
Note
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, OROPS, 1730 mm (68 in) low profile 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).
Turning Radius from Center - Machine Rear
61.5 in / 1561 mm
Length - With Bucket on Ground
137.3 in / 3486 mm
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump
89.9 in / 2283 mm
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Loader Hydraulic Pressure
3335 psi / 23000 kPa
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)
58 HP / 43 kW
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Pressure
3335 psi / 23000 kPa
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Flow
20 gal/min / 76 l/min
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)
39 HP / 29 kW
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Loader Hydraulic Flow
30 gal/min / 112 l/min
ROPS
ISO 3471:2008
FOPS
ISO 3449:2005 Level I
Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - One Speed
5.9 mile/h / 9.5 km/h
Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - Two Speed
8.5 mile/h / 13.7 km/h
Hydraulic System
13.2 gal (US) / 50 l
Fuel Tank
24.8 gal (US) / 94 l
Engine Crankcase
3 gal (US) / 11 l
Hydraulic Tank
10.3 gal (US) / 39 l
Cooling System
3.7 gal (US) / 14 l
Displacement
203 in³ / 3.3 l
Bore
3.7 in / 94 mm
Engine Model
Cat C3.3B DIT (turbo)
Net Power - SAE 1349
73.2 HP / 54.6 kW
Stroke
4.7 in / 120 mm
Tipping Load
5745 lb / 2610 kg
Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder
4965 lb / 2252 kg
Rated Operating Capacities - 50% Tipping Load
2870 lb / 1305 kg
Net Power - ISO 9249
73.9 HP / 55.1 kW
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight
3060 lb / 1390 kg
Compact Track Loaders
255
Cat® 255 Compact Track Loader
Brand
Caterpillar
Status
Current
Gross Power - SAE J1995
74.3 HP / 55.4 kW
Rated Operating Capacities - 35% Tipping Load
2499 lb / 1133 kg
Operating Weight
9578 lb / 4345 kg
Length - Track on Ground
58.5 in / 1485 mm
Overall Length - Track
76.7 in / 1948 mm
Height - Top of Cab
83.3 in / 2115 mm
Ground Clearance
8.3 in / 212 mm
Departure Angle
30.6°
Maximum Dump Angle
43.6°
Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position
7.7 in / 195 mm
Turning Radius from Center - Coupler
54.2 in / 1377 mm
Bucket Pin Reach - Maximum Lift
5.9 in / 151 mm
Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel to Ground
45.7 in / 1162 mm
Maximum Overall Height
155.2 in / 3941 mm
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift
124 in / 3150 mm
Length - Without Bucket
110.2 in / 2800 mm
Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height
85.2°
Note
*Operating Weight, Operating Specifications, and Dimensions are based on 1730 mm (68") low profile bucket with bolt on cutting edge, 320 mm (12.6") narrow track, 75 kg (165 lb) operator, open canopy, mechanical suspension seat, HD battery with disconnect, standard flow hydraulics, manual coupler, and full fluids. No external counterweights, and no dual self-level/return-to-dig/work tool positioner.
Turning Radius from Center - Machine Rear
65.2 in / 1656 mm
Length - With Bucket on Ground
135 in / 3430 mm
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump
95.4 in / 2424 mm
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Loader Hydraulic Pressure
3500 psi / 24130 kPa
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)
60.9 HP / 45.4 kW
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Pressure
3500 psi / 24130 kPa
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Flow
23 gal/min / 86 l/min
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)
46.4 HP / 34.6 kW
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Loader Hydraulic Flow
30 gal/min / 113 l/min
ROPS
ISO 3471:2008
FOPS
ISO 3449:2005 Level I
Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - One Speed
5.7 mile/h / 9.2 km/h
Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - Two Speed
9.1 mile/h / 14.7 km/h
Hydraulic System
9.7 gal (US) / 36.8 l
Fuel Tank
25.1 gal (US) / 95 l
Engine Crankcase
2.2 gal (US) / 8.2 l
Hydraulic Tank
6.9 gal (US) / 26 l
Cooling System
3 gal (US) / 11.5 l
Displacement
171 in² / 2.8 l
Bore
4.3 in / 110 mm
Engine Model
Cat® C2.8T (turbo)
Net Power - SAE 1349
73.5 HP / 54.8 kW
Stroke
3.5 in / 90 mm
Tipping Load
7140 lb / 3238 kg
Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder
6746 lb / 3060 kg
Rated Operating Capacities - 50% Tipping Load
3570 lb / 1619 kg
Net Power - ISO 9249
73 HP / 54.4 kW
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight
2631 lb / 1194 kg
Compact Track Loaders
265
Cat® 265 Compact Track Loader
Brand
Caterpillar
Status
Current
Gross Power - SAE J1995
74 HP / 55.2 kW
Rated Operating Capacities - 35% Tipping Load
2823 lb / 1280 kg
Operating Weight
10492 lb / 4759 kg
Length - Track on Ground
64 in / 1626 mm
Overall Length - Track
83.7 in / 2126 mm
Height - Top of Cab
83.3 in / 2115 mm
Ground Clearance
8.5 in / 216 mm
Departure Angle
28.2°
Maximum Dump Angle
46.4°
Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position
8.4 in / 213 mm
Turning Radius from Center - Coupler
56.5 in / 1436 mm
Bucket Pin Reach - Maximum Lift
9.8 in / 249 mm
Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel to Ground
46.7 in / 1187 mm
Maximum Overall Height
164.3 in / 4173 mm
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift
132 in / 3354 mm
Length - Without Bucket
116.1 in / 2950 mm
Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height
85.3°
Note
*Operating Weight, Operating Specifications, and Dimensions are based on 2036 mm (80") low profile bucket with bolt on cutting edge, 450 mm (17.7") wide track, 75 kg (165 lb) operator, open canopy, mechanical suspension seat, HD battery with disconnect, standard flow hydraulics, manual coupler, and full fluids. No external counterweights, and no dual self-level/return-to-dig/work tool positioner
Turning Radius from Center - Machine Rear
68.5 in / 1741 mm
Length - With Bucket on Ground
140.9 in / 3580 mm
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump
104.5 in / 2655 mm
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Loader Hydraulic Pressure
3500 psi / 24130 kPa
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)
60.9 HP / 45.4 kW
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Pressure
3500 psi / 24130 kPa
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Flow
23 gal/min / 86 l/min
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)
46.4 HP / 34.6 kW
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Loader Hydraulic Flow
30 gal/min / 113 l/min
ROPS
ISO 3471:2008
FOPS
ISO 3449:2005 Level I
Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - One Speed
5 mile/h / 8 km/h
Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - Two Speed
8.1 mile/h / 13 km/h
Hydraulic System
9.7 gal (US) / 36.8 l
Fuel Tank
31.7 gal (US) / 120 l
Engine Crankcase
2.2 gal (US) / 8.2 l
Hydraulic Tank
6.9 gal (US) / 26 l
Cooling System
2.8 gal (US) / 10.7 l
Displacement
171 in² / 2.8 l
Bore
4.3 in / 110 mm
Engine Model
Cat® C2.8TA (turbo after-cooled)
Net Power - SAE 1349
74 HP / 54.9 kW
Stroke
3.5 in / 90 mm
Tipping Load
8066 lb / 3659 kg
Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder
8680 lb / 3937 kg
Rated Operating Capacities - 50% Tipping Load
4033 lb / 1829 kg
Net Power - ISO 9249
73 HP / 54.4 kW
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight
2996 lb / 1359 kg