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Compact Track 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.

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.

Product Details


Engine Model Cat C3.3B DIT (turbo)
Net Power 53.8 kW
Gross Power - SAE J1995 55.4 kW
Net Power - SAE 1349 53.8 kW
Displacement 3.3 l
Bore 94 mm
Stroke 120 mm
Net Power SAE 1349† 54.2 kW
Net Power - ISO 9249 54.3 kW
Net Power ISO 9249† 54.8 kW
Note †Tier 4 Interim equivalent engine offered only for Australia/New Zealand, Macedonia, Ukraine and South Korea.
Peak Torque - 1,600 rpm - SAE J1995 265 N·m


Operating Weight - 320 mm/12.6 in Tracks 4013 kg
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
Operating Weight - 400 mm/15.7 in Tracks 4057 kg

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacities - 50% Tipping Load 1315 kg

Operating Specifications*

Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder 2284 kg
Ground Contact Area - With 320 mm/12.6 in Track 0.96 m²
Rated Operating Capacities - 35% Tipping Load 921 kg
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight 1406 kg
Tipping Load 2631 kg
Ground Contact Area - With 400 mm/15.7 in Track 1.19 m²
Ground Pressure - With 320 mm/12.6 in Track 41.1 kPa
Ground Pressure - With 400 mm/15.7 in Track 33.4 kPa
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
Rated Operating Capacities - 50% Tipping Load 1315 kg


Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position 198 mm
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift 3075 mm
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump 2283 mm
Departure Angle 35°
Ground Clearance 226 mm
Height - Top of Cab 2111 mm
Length - Track on Ground 1499 mm
Length - With Bucket on Ground 3486 mm
Length - Without Bucket 2767 mm
Maximum Dump Angle 52°
Maximum Overall Height 3915 mm
Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel to Ground 1305 mm
Overall Length - Track 1999 mm
Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height 87°
Reach - Maximum Lift/Dump 608 mm
Turning Radius from Center - Bucket 2184 mm
Turning Radius from Center - Coupler 1392 mm
Turning Radius from Center - Machine Rear 1561 mm
Vehicle Width (320 mm/12.6 in tracks) 1676 mm
Vehicle Width (400 mm/15.7 in tracks) 1755 mm
Bucket Pin Reach - Maximum Lift 238 mm
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 - High Flow - Hydraulic Power (Calculated) 43 kW
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Loader Hydraulic Flow 112 l/min
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Loader Hydraulic Pressure 23000 kPa
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Hydraulic Power (Calculated) 29 kW
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Flow 76 l/min
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Pressure 23000 kPa


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

Power Train

Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - One Speed 9.5 km/h
Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - Two Speed 13.7 km/h

Service Refill Capacities

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

Noise Level

Inside Cab** 83 dB(A)
Note (1) **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 (2) ***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)

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. 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 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.
    •  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
    •  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 6-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, Two Speed Travel
    •  Suspension – Independent Torsion Axles (4)
    •  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
    •  Hydraulics, Standard or High Flow
    •  Quick Coupler, Mechanical or Powered
    •  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
    •  PERFORMANCE PACKAGES:<ul><li>Performance Package H1: Standard Flow Hydraulics (No Self Level)</li><li>Performance Package H2: Standard Flow Hydraulics, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise and Lower), Electronic Snubbing (Rai
    •  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
    •  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)
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