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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.

272C (XPS) Skid Steer Loader

The Cat 272C Skid Steer Loader, with its long wheel base and vertical lift design, delivers extended reach and lift height for quick and easy truck loading. Its stability and lifting performance provides excellent material handling.

Product Details


Engine Model C3.4 T
Net Flywheel Power 67.0 kW
Gross Power 70.0 kW
Gross Power SAE J1995 70.0 kW
Net Power EEC ISO 9249 67.0 kW
Displacement 3.3 L
Stroke 120.0 mm
Bore 94.0 mm

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacity 1474.0 kg
Rated Operating Capacity w/Optional Counterweight 1579.0 kg
Tipping Load 2948.0 kg


Operating Weight 3761.0 kg


Wheelbase 1381.0 mm
Length w/Bucket on Ground 3833.0 mm
Length w/o Bucket 3265.0 mm
Height to Top of Cab 2083.0 mm
Vehicle Width over Tires 1676.0 mm
Max Overall Height 4115.0 mm
Bucket Pin Height at Max Lift 3279.0 mm
Bucket Pin Height at Carry Pos. 200.0 mm
Reach at Max Lift and Dump 764.0 mm
Clearance at Max Lift and Dump 2487.0 mm
Ground Clearance 225.0 mm
Departure Angle 26°
Bumper Overhang - Rear Axle 1089.0 mm
Maximum Dump Angle 51°
Turn Radius from Ctr - Rear 1481.0 mm
Turn Radius from Ctr - Coupler 1767.0 mm
Turn Radius from Ctr - Bucket 2577.0 mm
Max. Reach w/Arms-Parallel 1270.0 mm
Rack Back Angle at Max Height 83°
Bucket Pin Reach at Max Lift 373.0 mm

Hydraulic System

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


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

Power Train

Travel Speed Forward 12.0 km/h
Travel Speed Reverse 12.0 km/h
Travel Speed Forward - 2-Speed Option 16.0 km/h
Travel Speed Reverse - 2-Speed Option 16.0 km/h

Service Refill Capacities

Chain box, each side 11.0 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 cleaner and quieter operating environment.

Seat Mounted Adjustable Joystick Controls

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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