259D Compact Track Loader

259D Compact Track Loader

The Cat 259D 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.

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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.

Outstanding Power

High performance power train provides maximum performance and production capability through the Electronic Torque Management system, standard 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 Compact Track 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.

Easy Service

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

Engine

Engine Model
Cat C3.3B DIT (turbo)
Net Power
73.2hp
Gross Power
74.3hp
Gross Power SAE J1995
74.3hp
Net Power SAE 1349
73.2hp
Displacement
203.0in3
Bore
3.7in
Stroke
4.7in
Net Power ISO 9249
73.9hp
Peak Torque at 1,500 rpm SAE J1995
195lbf-ft

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacities: 50% Tipping Load
2900.0lb
Rated Operating Capacities: 35% Tipping Load
2030.0lb
Ground Contact Area (320 mm/12.6 in track)
1483in2
Ground Pressure (320 mm/12.6 in track)
6.0psi
Tipping Load
5800.0lb
Breakout Force, Tilt Cylinder
5035.0lb
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight
3100lb
Ground Contact Area (400 mm/15.7 in track)
1848in2
Ground Pressure (400 mm/15.7 in track)
4.8psi
Note
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, OROPS, 1676 mm (66 in) dirt bucket, 320 mm (12.6 in) tracks, dual flange front idler/single flange rear idler, standard flow hydraulics,

Power Train

Travel Speed (Forward or Reverse): One Speed
5.9mph
Travel Speed (Forward or Reverse): Two Speed
8.5mph
Travel Speed Reverse - 2-Speed
8.5mph
Travel Speed Forward - 2-Speed
8.5mph

Weights

Operating Weight
8945.0lb
Operating Weight (320 mm/12.6 in tracks)
8846lb
Operating Weight (400 mm/15.7 in tracks)
8945lb
Note
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, OROPS, 1676 mm (66 in) dirt bucket, 320 mm (12.6 in) tracks, dual flange front idler/single flange rear idler, standard flow hydraulics,

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System
3.7gal
Engine Crankcase
3.0gal
Fuel Tank
27.7gal
Hydraulic System
13.2gal
Hydraulic Tank
10.3gal

Dimensions

Length of Track on Ground
59.0in
Overall Length of Track
78.7in
Length with Bucket on Ground
137.3in
Length without Bucket
108.9in
Height to Top of Cab
83.1in
Vehicle Width (320 mm/12.6 in tracks)
66.0in
Maximum Overall Height
154.1in
Bucket Pin Height at Maximum Lift
121.0in
Bucket Pin Height at Carry Position
7.8in
Reach at Maximum Lift and Dump
23.9in
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump
89.9in
Ground Clearance
8.9in
Departure Angle
35°
Maximum Dump Angle
52°
Turning Radius from Center – Machine Rear
61.5in
Turning Radius from Center – Coupler
54.8in
Turning Radius from Center – Bucket
86.0in
Maximum Reach with Arms Parallel to Ground
51.4in
Rack Back Angle at Maximum Height
87°
Bucket Pin Reach at Maximum Lift
9.4in
Vehicle Width (400 mm/15.7 in tracks)
69.0in
Note
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, OROPS, 1676 mm (66 in) dirt bucket, 320 mm (12.6 in) tracks, dual flange front idler/single flange rear idler, standard flow hydraulics,

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow
Standard
Hydraulic Flow – Standard: Loader Hydraulic Pressure
3335psi
Hydraulic Flow – Standard: Loader Hydraulic Flow
20gal/min
Hydraulic Flow – Standard: Hydraulic Power (calculated)
39hp
Hydraulic Flow
High Flow
Hydraulic Flow – High Flow: Loader Hydraulic Pressure
3335psi
Hydraulic Flow – High Flow: Loader Hydraulic Flow
30gal/min
Hydraulic Flow – High Flow: Hydraulic Power (calculated)
58hp

Cab

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

Noise Level

Inside Cab**
83dB(A)
Outside Cab***
103dB(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.

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.

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, 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, 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
    • 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), 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

  • 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)