Sample Data for a Caterpillar 259D

See a sample of the data that we make available from our Heavy Equipment Spec APIs.

Compact Track Loaders : Caterpillar 259D


Reach at Max Lift and Dump2 ft
Overall Track Length6.6 ft
Height - Top of Cab7 ft
Clearance at Max Lift and Dump7.5 ft
Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position7.8 in
Ground Clearance8.9 in
Bucket Pin Reach - Maximum Lift9.4 in
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift10.1 ft
Length - with Bucket11.5 ft
Overall Height12.9 ft
Reach - Maximum Lift/Dump23.9 in
Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel to Ground51.4 in
Turning Radius from Center - Coupler54.8 in
Length - Track on Ground59 in
Turning Radius from Center - machine rear61.5 in
Vehicle Width (320 mm/12.6 in tracks)66 in
Vehicle Width (400 mm/15.7 in tracks)69 in
Overall Length - Track78.7 in
Turning Radius from Center - Bucket86 in
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump89.9 in
Length - With Bucket on Ground137.3 in
Maximum Overall Height154.1 in
Departure Angle35 degrees
Dump angle52 degrees
Maximum Dump Angle52 degrees
Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height87 degrees

Operating Specifications

Engine Oil Capacity3 gal
Cooling System Fluid Capacity3.7 gal
Ground Pressure - With 400 mm/15.7 in Track4.8 psi
Max Speed - low range6 mph
Ground Pressure - With 320 mm/12.6 in Track6 psi
Max Speed - high range8.6 mph
Hydraulic System Fluid Capacity13.3 gal
Fuel Capacity27.8 gal
Ground Contact Area - With 320 mm/12.6 in Track1483 cu in
Ground Contact Area - With 400 mm/15.7 in Track1848 cu in
Rated Operating Capacities - 35% Tipping Load2030 lbs
Rated Operating Capacities - 50% Tipping Load2900 lbs
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight3100 lbs
Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder5035 lbs
Tipping Load5800 lbs
Operating Weight8847.2 lbs
Operating Voltage12 volts
Alternator Supplied Amperage80 amps

Service Refill Capacities

Engine Crankcase3 gal
Cooling System3.7 gal
Hydraulic Tank10.3 gal
Hydraulic System13.2 gal
Fuel Tank27.7 gal


Bore3.7 in
Stroke4.7 in
Net Power73.2 hp
Net Power - SAE 134973.2 hp
Net Power - ISO 924973.9 hp
Gross Power74.3 hp
Gross Power - SAE J199574.3 hp
Peak Torque195.5 lbs ft
Displacement203 cu in
Torque Measured @1500 rpm
Peak Torque - 1,500 rpm - SAE J1995195 ft
Engine ModelCat C3.3B DIT (turbo)
Engine MakeDIT

Power Train

Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - One Speed5.9 mph
Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - Two Speed8.5 mph


Ground Pressure6 psi
Length of Track on Ground11.5 ft
Ground Contact Area1488.1 cu in

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Flow20 gpm
Pump Flow20.1 gpm
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Loader Hydraulic Flow30 gpm
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)39 hp
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)58 hp
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Pressure3335 psi
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Loader Hydraulic Pressure3335 psi
Relief Valve Pressure3335.9 psi


Operating Load2899.1 lbs
Breakout Force5035.4 lbs
Tipping Load5800.4 lbs
Operating Width 66 in


Operating Weight8945 lbs

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.
Outside Cab**103 dB(A)
Inside Cab*83 dB(A)
Note (1)Cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.


FOPSISO 3449:2005 Level I
FOPS Level IIISO 3449:2005 Level II
ROPSISO 3471:2008

Air Conditioning System

Air ConditioningThe 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.