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Skid Steer Loaders(Non Current)

The Cat® Skid Steer Loaders deliver exceptional performance, versatility, ease of operation, serviceability and customer support. A wide range of Cat Work Tools are machine matched to Cat Skid Steer Loaders to meet all customer needs.

256C (XPS) Skid Steer Loader

The Cat 256C Skid Steer Loader, with its radial lift design, delivers excellent digging performance with outstanding drawbar power.

Product Details


Engine Model C3.4 T
Net Flywheel Power 61.0 kW
Gross Power SAE J1995 63.0 kW
Net Power EEC ISO 9249 61.0 kW
Displacement 3.3 L
Stroke 120.0 mm
Bore 94.0 mm

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacity 1066.0 kg
Rated Operating Capacity w/Optional Counterweight 1151.0 kg
Tipping Load 2108.0 kg


Operating Weight 3432.0 kg


Wheelbase 1240.0 mm
Length w/Bucket on Ground 3692.0 mm
Length w/o Bucket 2951.0 mm
Height to Top of Cab 2083.0 mm
Vehicle Width over Tires 1676.0 mm
Max Overall Height 3998.0 mm
Bucket Pin Height at Max Lift 3122.0 mm
Bucket Pin Height at Carry Pos. 200.0 mm
Reach at Max Lift and Dump 600.0 mm
Clearance at Max Lift and Dump 2425.0 mm
Ground Clearance 225.0 mm
Departure Angle 26°
Bumper Overhang - Rear Axle 1089.0 mm
Maximum Dump Angle 40°
Turn Radius from Ctr - Rear 1466.0 mm
Turn Radius from Ctr - Coupler 1650.0 mm
Turn Radius from Ctr - Bucket 2433.0 mm
Max. Reach w/Arms-Parallel 1388.0 mm
Rack Back Angle at Max Height 96°

Hydraulic System

Max. Loader Hydraulic Pressure 28000.0 kPa
Max. Loader Hydraulic Flow 125.0 L/min
Hydraulic Power 32.0 kW
Loader Hydraulic Pressure 23000.0 kPa
Loader Hydraulic Flow 84.0 L/min


ROPS ISO 3471:1994
FOPS ISO 3449:1992 Level I
FOPS Level II ISO 3449:1992 Level II

Power Train

Travel Speed Forward 13.0 km/h
Travel Speed Reverse 13.0 km/h
Travel Speed Forward - 2-Speed Option 19.0 km/h
Travel Speed Reverse - 2-Speed Option 19.0 km/h

Service Refill Capacities

Chain box, each side 10.0 L
Cooling System 14.0 L
Engine Crankcase 10.0 L
Fuel Tank 98.0 L
Hydraulic System 57.0 L
Hydraulic Tank 42.0 L

Sealed and Pressurized Cab

Provides a clean and quiet operating environment.

Seat Mounted Adjustable Joystick Controls and available Air Ride Seat

These features make the C-Series the industry leader in operator comfort.

High Performance Power Train

Provides high engine horsepower and torque. Electronic Torque Management and standard foot throttle allow the machine to be operated at part throttle for lower sound levels and fuel consumption.

High Flow XPS Hydraulic System

Available for applications that demand maximum hydraulic work tool performance.

Work Tools

Caterpillar’s broad range of performance matched work tools make the Cat Skid Steer Loader the most versatile machine on the jobsite.


Easy routine maintenance helps reduce machine downtime for greater productivity.
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