272D3 XE Skid Steer Loader

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Gross Power - SAE J1995
110 HP
Net Power - SAE 1349
106 HP
232 in³
5 in
4 in
Net Flywheel Power
106 HP
Engine Model
Cat C3.8 DIT (turbo)
Net Power - ISO 9249
107 HP
Peak Torque - 1,500 rpm - SAE J1995
276 ft·lbf

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacity
3,700 lb
Tipping Load
7,400 lb
Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder
7,362 lb
Breakout Force - Lift Cylinder
6,085 lb
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, ride control, enclosed cab with glass door, side windows, air conditioning, air ride seat, advanced display, rearview camera, 1,000 CCA
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight
3,950 lb


Operating Weight
9,573 lb
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, ride control, enclosed cab with glass door, side windows, air conditioning, air ride seat, advanced display, rearview camera, 1,000 CCA


Wheel Base
55 in
Height - Top of Cab
84 in
Vehicle Width over Tires
76 in
Ground Clearance
10 in
Departure Angle
Maximum Dump Angle
Bumper Overhang - Behind Rear Axle
46 in
Turning Radius from Center - Machine Rear
75 in
Length - Without Bucket
127 in
Reach - Maximum Lift/Dump
29 in
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump
97 in
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift
129 in
Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position
9 in
Turning Radius from Center - Coupler
58 in
Bucket Pin Reach - Maximum Lift
14 in
Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height
Maximum Overall Height
162 in
Length - With Bucket on Ground
155 in
Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel to Ground
49 in
Turning Radius from Center - Bucket (racked)
91 in
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, ride control, enclosed cab with glass door, side windows, air conditioning, air ride seat, advanced display, rearview camera, 1,000 CCA
Roll Back Angle

Hydraulic System

Standard Flow Mode - Loader Hydraulic Pressure
3,335 psi
Standard Flow Mode - Hydraulic Power - Calculated
44 HP
Standard Flow Mode - Loader Hydraulic Flow
23 gal/min
*When equipped with Cat 400 Series work tools.
Hydraulic Flow - XE - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure
4,061 psi
Hydraulic Flow - XE - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow*
40 gal/min
Hydraulic Flow - XE - Hydraulic Power (calculated)
94 HP


ISO 3471:2008
ISO 3449:2005 Level I

Power Train

Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - One Speed
7 mile/h
Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - Two Speed
10 mile/h

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System
4 gal (US)
Engine Crankcase
4 gal (US)
Fuel Tank
32 gal (US)
Hydraulic System
15 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
10 gal (US)
Chain Box - Each Side
3 gal (US)
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Tank
5 gal (US)

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.

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

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.

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.

A Smooth Ride

A standard, Speed Sensitive Ride Control system improves operation on rough terrain, enabling better load retention, increased productivity and greater operator comfort. (Photo shown may vary from machine referenced.)

Industry Leading Hydraulic Power

The 272D3 XE hydraulic system provides high flow and high pressure that delivers industry leading hydraulic horsepower to efficiently run even the most power hungry work tools.


  • The Cat® C3.8 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.
  • Electrical
    • 12 volt Electrical System
    • 100 ampere Alternator
    • Ignition Key Start/Stop Switch
    • Lights: Gauge Backlighting, Two Rear Tail Lights, Two Rear Halogen Working Lights, Two Adjustable Front Halogen Lights, Dome Light
    • Backup Alarm
    • Heavy Duty Battery, 1,000 CCA, with Battery Disconnect
  • Operator Environment
    • Gauges: Fuel Level, DEF Level, Hour Meter
    • Operator Warning System Indicators: Air Filter Restriction, Alternator Output, Armrest Raised/Operator Out of Seat, Engine Coolant Temperature, Engine Oil Pressure, Air Inlet Heater Activation, Hydraulic Filter Restriction, Hydraulic Oil Temperature, Park 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, Enclosed, Tilt Up
    • FOPS, Level I
    • Top, Rear and Side Windows
    • Headliner, Deluxe
    • Floor Mat
    • Interior Rearview Mirror
    • 12 volt Electric Socket
    • Horn
    • Hand (Dial) and Foot Throttle, Electronic with Decel Feature
    • 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 Drive Response, and Creep Control
    • Storage Compartment with Netting
  • Power Train
    • Cat C3.8, 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 with Speed Sensitive Ride Control
    • Four Wheel Chain Drive, 14 × 17.5 Tires
  • Other
    • 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
    • Variable Speed Demand Fan
    • Product Link PL240, Cellular
  • Mandatory Equipment
    • Quick Coupler, Mechanical or Powered
    • High Visibility Seat Belt, 50 mm (2 in) or 75 mm (3 in)
      – Performance Package H3: XE Hydraulics, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise and Lower), Work Tool Return to Dig, Work Tool Positioner, and Electronic Snubbing (Raise and Lower)
      – 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)
  • Optional Equipment
    • Beacon, Rotating
    • Engine Block Heater – 120V
    • Oil, Hydraulic, Cold Operation
    • Paint, Custom
    • Variable Speed Demand Fan with Reversing Functionality
    • External Counterweights
    • Product Link PL641, Cellular
    • Bluetooth® Radio with Microphone (AM/FM/Weather Band Receiver with USB and Auxiliary Input Jack)

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