257D Multi Terrain Loader

Overview
Engine Model
Cat C3.3B DIT (turbo)
Net Power
73 hp
Rated Operating Capacities: 50% Tipping Load
2,800 lb

The Cat 257D Multi Terrain 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 and ride quality with very low ground pressure and minimal ground disturbance across a wide range of underfoot conditions.

Engine

Engine Model
Cat C3.3B DIT (turbo)
Net Power
73 hp
Gross Power
74 hp
Gross Power SAE J1995
74 hp
Net Power ISO 9249
74 hp
Net Power SAE 1349
73 hp
Displacement
203 in3
Bore
4 in
Stroke
5 in
Peak Torque at 1,500 rpm SAE J1995
195 lbf-ft
Engine Model
Cat C3.3B DIT (turbo)
Net Power
73 HP
Gross Power
74 HP
Gross Power - SAE J1995
74 HP
Net Power - SAE 1349
73 HP
Displacement
203 in³
Bore
4 in
Stroke
5 in
Net Power - ISO 9249
74 HP
Peak Torque - 1,500 rpm - SAE J1995
195 ft·lbf

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacities: 50% Tipping Load
2,800 lb
Rated Operating Capacities: 35% Tipping Load
1,960 lb
Ground Contact Area
1,770 in2
Ground Pressure
5 psi
Tipping Load
5,600 lb
Breakout Force, Tilt Cylinder
5,035 lb
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight
3,000 lb
Note
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, one speed, OROPS, 1676 mm (66 in) dirt bucket, standard flow hydraulics, mechanical suspension seat, no optional counterweights and manual quick co
Ground Contact Area
1,770 in²
Ground Pressure
5 psi
Tipping Load
5,600 lb
Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder
5,035 lb
Rated Operating Capacities - 35% Tipping Load
1,960 lb
Rated Operating Capacities - 50% Tipping Load
2,800 lb
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight
3,000 lb
Note
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, one speed, OROPS, 1676 mm (66 in) dirt bucket, standard flow hydraulics, mechanical suspension seat, no optional counterweights and manual quick co

Power Train

Travel Speed (Forward or Reverse): One Speed
6 mph
Travel Speed (Forward or Reverse): Two Speed Option
10 mph
Travel Speed Reverse - 2-Speed Option
10 mph
Travel Speed Forward - 2-Speed Option
10 mph
Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - One Speed
6 mile/h
Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - Two Speed Option
10 mile/h

Weights

Operating Weight
8,048 lb
Note
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, one speed, OROPS, 1676 mm (66 in) dirt bucket, standard flow hydraulics, mechanical suspension seat, no optional counterweights and manual quick co
Operating Weight
8,048 lb
Note
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, one speed, OROPS, 1676 mm (66 in) dirt bucket, standard flow hydraulics, mechanical suspension seat, no optional counterweights and manual quick co

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System
4 gal
Engine Crankcase
3 gal
Fuel Tank
28 gal
Hydraulic System
13 gal
Hydraulic Tank
10 gal
Cooling System
4 gal (US)
Engine Crankcase
3 gal (US)
Fuel Tank
28 gal (US)
Hydraulic System
13 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
10 gal (US)

Dimensions

Length of Track on Ground
59 in
Overall Length of Track
75 in.
Length with Bucket on Ground
137 in
Length without Bucket
109 in
Height to Top of Cab
84 in
Vehicle Width
66 in
Maximum Overall Height
155 in
Bucket Pin Height at Maximum Lift
122 in
Bucket Pin Height at Carry Position
9 in
Reach at Maximum Lift and Dump
25 in
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump
91 in
Ground Clearance
10 in
Departure Angle
35°
Maximum Dump Angle
52°
Turning Radius from Center – Machine Rear
61 in
Turning Radius from Center – Coupler
55 in
Turning Radius from Center – Bucket
86 in
Maximum Reach with Arms Parallel to Ground
53 in
Rack Back Angle at Maximum Height
87°
Bucket Pin Reach at Maximum Lift
15 in
Note
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, one speed, OROPS, 1676 mm (66 in) dirt bucket, standard flow hydraulics, mechanical suspension seat, no optional counterweights and manual quick co
Length - Track on Ground
59 in
Overall Length - Track
75 in
Height - Top of Cab
84 in
Vehicle Width
66 in
Ground Clearance
10 in
Departure Angle
35°
Maximum Dump Angle
52°
Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position
9 in
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift
122 in
Bucket Pin Reach - Maximum Lift
15 in
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump
91 in
Length - With Bucket on Ground
137 in
Length - Without Bucket
109 in
Maximum Overall Height
155 in
Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel to Ground
53 in
Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height
87°
Reach - Maximum Lift/Dump
25 in
Turning Radius from Center - Bucket
86 in
Turning Radius from Center - Coupler
55 in
Turning Radius from Center - Machine Rear
61 in
Note
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, one speed, OROPS, 1676 mm (66 in) dirt bucket, standard flow hydraulics, mechanical suspension seat, no optional counterweights and manual quick co

Cab

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

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow
Standard
Hydraulic Flow – Standard: Loader Hydraulic Pressure
3,335 psi
Hydraulic Flow – Standard: Loader Hydraulic Flow
20 gal/min
Hydraulic Flow – Standard: Hydraulic Power (calculated)
39 hp
Hydraulic Flow
High Flow
Hydraulic Flow – High Flow: Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure
3,335 psi
Hydraulic Flow – High Flow: Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow
30 gal/min
Hydraulic Flow – High Flow: Hydraulic Power (calculated)
58 hp
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)
58 HP
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow
30 gal/min
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure
3,335 psi
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)
39 HP
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Flow
20 gal/min
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Pressure
3,335 psi

Noise Level

Inside Cab**
83 dB(A)
Outside Cab***
103 dB(A)
Note
Cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.
Note
**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 spe
Note
***The labeled sound power level for the CE marked configurations when measured according to the test procedure and conditions specified in 2000/14/EC.
Inside Cab**
83 dB(A)
Note (1)
Cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.
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 spe
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)

Air Conditioning System

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.
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.

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.

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 C3.3B engine provides high horsepower and torque while meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final (EU Stage IIIB) emission standards. High Flow hydraulic system is available for applications that demand maximum hydraulic work tool performance.

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 C3.3B engine provides high horsepower and torque while meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final (EU Stage IIIB) emission standards. High Flow 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. 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. Broad range of performance matched Cat Work Tools makes the Cat Multi Terrain Loader the most versatile machine on the job site.

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. 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. Broad range of performance matched Cat Work Tools makes the Cat Multi Terrain 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.

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.

Ground level access to all daily service and routine maintenance points helps reduce machine downtime for greater productivity.

  • 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, 880 CCA
  • Operator Environment
    • 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 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 U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final (EU Stage IIIB) Emission Standards
    • Air Cleaner, Dual Element, Radial Seal
    • S·O·SSM 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, One Speed Travel
    • Suspension – Independent Torsion Axles (4)
    • Rubber Track 381 mm (15 in)
  • 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
    • Seat Belt, 50 mm (2 in) or 75 mm (3 in)
    • EU Preparation Package
    • 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), Electronic Snubbing (Raise and Lower)
      • Performance Package H3: High Flow Hydraulics, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise and Lower), 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
    • 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
    • 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)
    • Two Speed Travel

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