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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 kW
Gross Power SAE J1995 63 kW
Net Power EEC ISO 9249 61 kW
Displacement 3.3 L
Stroke 120 mm
Bore 94 mm

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacity 1066 kg
Rated Operating Capacity w/Optional Counterweight 1151 kg
Tipping Load 2108 kg


Operating Weight 3432 kg


Wheelbase 1240 mm
Length w/Bucket on Ground 3692 mm
Length w/o Bucket 2951 mm
Height to Top of Cab 2083 mm
Vehicle Width over Tires 1676 mm
Max Overall Height 3998 mm
Bucket Pin Height at Max Lift 3122 mm
Bucket Pin Height at Carry Pos. 200 mm
Reach at Max Lift and Dump 600 mm
Clearance at Max Lift and Dump 2425 mm
Ground Clearance 225 mm
Departure Angle 26°
Bumper Overhang - Rear Axle 1089 mm
Maximum Dump Angle 40°
Turn Radius from Ctr - Rear 1466 mm
Turn Radius from Ctr - Coupler 1650 mm
Turn Radius from Ctr - Bucket 2433 mm
Max. Reach w/Arms-Parallel 1388 mm
Rack Back Angle at Max Height 96°

Hydraulic System

Max. Loader Hydraulic Pressure 28000 kPa
Max. Loader Hydraulic Flow 125 L/min
Hydraulic Power 32 kW
Loader Hydraulic Pressure 23000 kPa
Loader Hydraulic Flow 84 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 km/h
Travel Speed Reverse 13 km/h
Travel Speed Forward - 2-Speed Option 19 km/h
Travel Speed Reverse - 2-Speed Option 19 km/h

Service Refill Capacities

Chain box, each side 10 L
Cooling System 14 L
Engine Crankcase 10 L
Fuel Tank 98 L
Hydraulic System 57 L
Hydraulic Tank 42 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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