Caterpillar New H-series Skid Steer Loaders 28/02/2008

Caterpillar announced a new series of skid steer loaders that are the latest addition to the C-Series. The industry models are one of the industry leading performers in their size class. The 246C, 256C, 262C and the 272C have been unveiled featuring all new features such as the new standards in machine control with electro-hydraulic joystick control of the hydrostatic drive system and electro-toque management for smooth operation and high productivity. The C-Series machines extend the Caterpillar skid steer loader range and have an operating capacity of 3,250 pounds. The Cat 272C skid steer loader is the largest capacity skid steer loader that Caterpillar has ever produced. Taking over from the B-Series models the C-Series loaders have taken the great performance of their predecessors and upgraded that to deliver greater lift and tilt forces. The 272C is a vertical lift and works in line with the smaller Cat loader 262C which has an operating capacity of 2,700 pounds and also features vertical lift for enhanced truck loading capabilities. The Caterpillar loader 246C and Cat 256C are radial lift loaders with rated operating capacities of 2,150 pounds and 2,350 pounds.


The newest C-Series loaders also fair better with digging performance and solid lifting performance that means aggressive digging and powerful productivity. The Cat loader also come equipped with the Cat 3044C DIT engine that provides high performance in all four models. The 3.3 liter engine is turbocharged for a wide power range, the 272C loader is the most powerful skid steer Caterpillar as yet produced with a 90 net hp engine, the 246C follows close behind with a 73 net horsepower. The C-Series also come equipped with the High Flow XPS which enables the skid steer loaders to use work tools that require high flow and pressure such as landscape rake and cold planers.

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