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Multi Terrain Loaders

Cat® Compact Track Loaders and Multi Terrain Loaders give you all the traction and flotation benefits of tracks. A choice of undercarriages lets you choose the machine that best fits your applications.

257D Multi Terrain Loader

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.

Product Details


Engine Model Cat C3.3B (turbo)
Net Power 53.8 kW
Gross Power 54.3 kW
Gross Power SAE J1995 55.4 kW
Net Power EEC ISO 9249 54.2 kW
Net Power SAE 1349 53.8 kW
Displacement 3.3 L
Bore 94 mm
Stroke 120 mm

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacities: 50% Tipping Load 1270 kg
Rated Operating Capacities: 35% Tipping Load 889 kg
Ground Contact Area 1.14 m2
Ground Pressure 31.3 kPa
Tipping Load 2540 kg
Breakout Force, Tilt Cylinder 2284 kg
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight 1361 kg

Power Train

Travel Speed Forward 10.1 km/h
Travel Speed Reverse 16.0 km/h


Operating Weight 3651 kg

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System 14 L
Engine Crankcase 11 L
Fuel Tank 105 L
Hydraulic System 50 L
Hydraulic Tank 39 L


Length of Track on Ground 1499 mm
Overall Length of Track 1898 mm
Length w/Bucket on Ground 2767 mm
Length w/o Bucket 3486 mm
Height to Top of Cab 2129 mm
Vehicle Width 3932 mm
Max. Overall Height 3091 mm
Bucket Pin Height at Max. Lift 215 mm
Bucket Pin Height at Carry Pos. 637 mm
Reach at Max. Lift/Dump 2300 mm
Clearance at Max. Lift/Dump 242 mm
Ground Clearance 35°
Departure Angle 52°
Maximum Dump Angle 1676
Turn Radius from Ctr - Rear 1555 mm
Turn Radius from Ctr - Coupler 1399 mm
Turn Radius from Ctr - Bucket 2191 mm
Max. Reach w/Arms Parallel 1334 mm
Rack Back Angle at Max Height 87°
Bucket Pin Reach at Max Lift 367 mm


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

Hydraulic System

Loader Hydraulic Pressure 23000 kPa
Loader Hydraulic Flow 76 L/min
Hydraulic Power 29 kW
Loader Hydraulic Pressure 23000 kPa
Loader Hydraulic Flow 112 L/min
Hydraulic Power (calculated) 43 kW

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, optional two speed travel and an industry exclusive electronic hand/foot throttle with decel pedal capability. Cat C3.3B engine and high performance power train provide high engine horsepower and torque, allowing partial-throttle operation for lower sound levels and fuel consumption. 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.

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.
    •  12 volt Electrical System
    •  80 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, 880 CCA
    •  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, Park Brake E
    •  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 six-button Keypad
    •  Storage Compartment with Netting
    •  Cat C3.3B, Turbo Diesel Engine
    •  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
    •  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
  • 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
                            • MANDATORY EQUIPMENT
                              •  Hydraulics, Standard Flow or High Flow
                              •  Quick Coupler, Manual or Electric
                              •  Seat Belt, 50 mm (2 in) or 75 mm (3 in)
                              •  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
                              •  COMFORT PACKAGES:<ul><li>Open ROPS (C0): Static Seat (No Foot Throttle, Headliner, Heater or Door)</li><li>Open ROPS (C1): Foot Throttle, Headliner, Cup Holder, and choice of Seat (Mechanical Suspension or High Back, Heated, Air Rid
                              •  PERFORMANCE PACKAGES:<ul><li>Performance Package H1: Standard Flow Hydraulics (No Self Level)</li><li>Performance Package H2: Standard Flow Hydraulics, Single Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise), Electronic Snubbing (Raise and L
                            • Hand-Foot Style Controls
                              • External Counterweights
                                • Variable Speed Demand Fan
                                  • Beacon, Rotating
                                    • Engine Block Heater – 120V
                                      • Oil, Hydraulic, Cold Operation
                                        • Paint, Custom
                                          • Battery Disconnect Switch
                                            • Reversing Fan
                                              • Product Link, Cellular
                                                • Ride Control
                                                  • Advanced Display: Full Color, 127 mm (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)
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