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Whether you're digging, trenching, back-filling or handling material, a Cat® Backhoe Loader will meet your needs. Caterpillar sets the industry standard with powerful, comfortable, versatile machines designed to do more work faster.

432F2 Backhoe Loader

Caterpillar has a well proven history in the construction equipment industry and has been producing the highest quality machines for 90 years, making progress possible and driving positive and sustainable change on every continent. For 30 years Caterpillar has produced the British built backhoe loader. From the A Series to this new F2 Series we have done our best to produce a machine that is designed with the operator in mind, providing reliability, power and a quality operator environment. We have combined 30 years of passion, expertise and experience to create the latest Backhoe Loader offering from Caterpillar, the F2.

  • Specification Summary

  • Power - Net70.9 kW
  • Engine Model3054C 74.5 kW Mechanical – Turbo
  • Displacement74.5 L
  • Net Torque Rise @ 1,400 rpm - 74.5 kW/101 hp70.9 %
  • Note70.9
  • Product Brochure


Product Details


Power - Net 70.9 kW
Engine Model 3054C 74.5 kW Mechanical – Turbo
Displacement 74.5 L
Net Torque Rise @ 1,400 rpm - 74.5 kW/101 hp 70.9 %
Note 70.9
Peak Torque Rise @ 1,400 rpm - 74.5 kW/101 hp 31%
Rated Power @ 2,200 rpm: Gross - ISO 14396 397 kW
Rated Power @ 2,200 rpm: Net - 80/1269/EEC 105 kW
Rated Power @ 2,200 rpm: Net - ISO 9249 127 kW
Bore 4.4 mm
Stroke *Meets Stage II/Tier 2 equivalent emission standards.


Operating Weight - Nominal 8479 kg
Operating Weight - Maximum 11000 kg
Air Conditioning 11000 kg
Auto-Shift 11 kg
Counterweights - Light 34 kg
Extendible Stick 842 kg
Machine Weight (Range) 611
Multi Purpose Bucket 199 m3
Multi Purpose Bucket - with Fold-Over Forks 354 kg
Multi Purpose Bucket - without Fold-Over Forks 115 kg
Operating Weight 8479 kg
Ride Control 240 kg

Hydraulic System

Pump Capacity 163
System Pressure - Backhoe 250 bar
System Pressure - Loader 250 bar
Type Closed Center
Pump Type Variable-flow, Axial Piston


Type Heavy-duty rear axle with self adjusting inboard brakes, differential lock and final drives.

Cat® C4.4 ACERT™ Engine*

Gross Power (ISO 14396) @ 2,200 rpm 74.5 kW
Net Power (ISO 9249) @ 2,200 rpm 70.9 kW
Note 74.7


Cylinder, One, Double-acting (AWD) - Bore 65 mm
Cylinder, One, Double-acting (AWD) - Rod Diameter 120 mm
Cylinder, One, Double-acting (AWD) - Stroke 36 mm
Turning Circle - Outside Front Wheels 8.2 mm
Turning Circle - Outside Widest Loader Bucket 11.0 mm
Type Front Wheel
Power Steering Hydrostatic

Transmission - Power-Shuttle

Forward - 1st 6 km/h
Forward - 2nd 9.4 km/h
Forward - 3rd 21.6 km/h
Forward - 4th 40.0 km/h
Reverse - 1st 6 km/h
Reverse - 2nd 9.4 km/h
Reverse - 3rd 21.6 km/h
Reverse - 4th 40 km/h


Type Fully enclosed boosted, hydraulic, multiple discs.

Transmission - Auto-Shift

Forward - 1st 6 km/h
Forward - 2nd 9.6 km/h
Forward - 3rd 12.6 km/h
Forward - 4th 19.9 km/h
Forward - 5th 26.5 km/h
Reverse - 1st 40 km/h
Reverse - 2nd 6 km/h
Reverse - 3rd 12.6 km/h

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System - with Heater 22.5 L
Engine with Oil Filter 8.8 L
Front Axle (AWD) - Center Housing 11 L
Front Axle (AWD) - Wheel End/Final Drive 0.7 L
Fuel Tank 160 L
Hydraulic System 95 L
Hydraulic Tank 40 L
Rear Axle (Rigid/Steerable) - Center Housing 16.5 L
Rear Axle (Rigid/Steerable) - Wheel End/Final Drive 1.7 L
Transmission - Power Shuttle (AWD) 15 L

Operator Station

Seen, Not Heard

The Class Leading Operator Environment Just Got Better

  • 74 dB(A) internal sound level across the range no matter the engine option.
  • Heated seat to keep the operator warm no matter the conditions.
  • Fantastic layout of switches and controls provide an ergonomic and comfortable operating environment all day long.
  • Cat backhoe control pods provide infinite adjustment on a 4 way axis allowing the operator to position the controls in the most comfortable position for them.
  • A redesigned roof cap provides the operator with superior visibility to the loader at maximum dump height, from the comfort of the seat.
  • Secure your investment with the Cat Backhoe Loader security system designed specifically for the Cat backhoe loader. This device will keep your investment secure, while providing easy access for up to 25 specified people.
  • The loader control now gives you more power right at your fingertips. Differential lock, Forward, Neutral and Reverse switch, Transmission kickout and auxiliary control.
  • The cab design now incorporates a flat profile and flat glass to ensure replacement and security is as easy as possible.

The 432F2 is fitted with pilot controls providing low effort operation, with the ability to switch between ISO (Excavator) or SAE (Backhoe) control patterns with the press of a button. Providing easy and safe operation for operators of any experience or ability.

Power Train

Powerful, Proven, Efficient

The Proven Cat Engine Delivers Reliable Power on Demand

  • A powerful 74.5 kW available as an EU Stage II or an EU Stage IIIA engine provides excellent performance for all applications.
  • Outstanding fuel economy, contributes to low owning and operating costs.
  • A robust power pack this engine has been seen in many divisions of Cat for a number of years and remains today a very popular option, delivering power when it is needed most.
  • Proven world-class manufacturing and core engine designs ensure reliability, quiet operation, and many hours of productive life.

ECO Mode

The F2 Series of Cat Backhoe Loaders have an all new Advanced Power Management System (APMS).
  • The APMS allows the operator to set the machine to ECO mode providing excellent fuel savings.
  • Providing the perfect balance between power and economy, the APMS enables fuel saving with no impact on productivity.

Axles and Differential Lock

The F2 Series of Cat Backhoe Loaders boast heavy duty Cat axles.
  • Providing high durability, low noise levels and superb traction on uneven surfaces.
  • Three chamber system provides constant lubrication of the heavy duty running gear and bearings on all gradients.
  • 100% locking differential is fitted as standard on the Cat Backhoe Loader, ensuring maximum traction in all conditions.

Power Shift Transmission

This optional six speed transmission will perfectly match itself to the application, carefully selecting the appropriate gear whether you’re driving between job sites or using the loader function. Now the gear box has been tweaked, smoothing gear shifts and extending the top gear providing a more efficient and comfortable driving experience.

Torque Lock-Up

The lock-up torque converter provides a direct ratio between power pack and driveline when in the roading gears. This results in a 16% decrease in fuel consumption and an 11% increased average speed. The lock-up torque converter is an invaluable addition for those traveling between job sites.


Unmatched Performance

Powerful Load Sensing Hydraulic System

Intelligent hydraulics provide the right amount of power at the right time. Load sensing, closed center hydraulic system, actively matches hydraulic power and flow, allowing full hydraulic forces at any engine speed.
  • Flow-sharing valves actively manage the flow of oil between each function of the machine. When the operator demands multiple operations the machine responds, providing smooth, effortless operation.
  • The torque limiter on the machine helps to provide perfect synchronization between the engine, transmission and hydraulic system.
  • Cat Backhoe Loaders have always provided a superior solution and this machine is no different. A high capacity variable displacement piston pump allows for perfect matching of power and operator demand, providing power when it is needed as well as great fuel economy.

Parallel Lift Loader

Reaching New Heights

Loader Performance

The proven design of the F2 loader provides ultimate performance. This machine makes light work of lifting and loading.
  • Parallel lift loader arms offer superb forward visibility and self leveling, ensuring excellent material retention throughout the lift and lower cycles.
  • Ride Control option offers loader suspension to improve ride comfort when moving around the job site or transporting the machine on the road. There is also the added benefit of increased material retention providing an invaluable boost in productivity.
  • The Return to Dig system returns the bucket to level, great for applications with repetitive work cycles.
  • An optional hydraulic Quick Coupler provides safe and simple exchange of work tools. The quick coupler also allows access to a wider range of Cat Work Tools.


Built for the Task

Excavator Style Backhoe

Whether close-up truck loading or digging over obstacles, the excavator style boom tackles the toughest jobs with ease. Combining versatility with the powerful breakout forces, the controllability of the load sensing, flow-sharing hydraulic system and the 432F2 is capable of high levels of productivity with minimum effort. The boom is a narrow design that ensures maximum visibility to the work tool and ground with the addition of a 4.3 m or 4.9 m stick option.

Extendible Stick

The 432F2 is available with an extendible stick that increases dig depth and reach capability increasing the machines versatility and utilization, reducing the amount of machine repositioning and therefore reducing site damage. A sliding inner section design helps to ensure the wear pads remain as dirt free as possible, extending adjustment and replacement intervals. Auxiliary lines, for operating hydraulic work tools, have been routed so that they are protected from damage when working in the narrowest of trenches.

Side Shift Frame

The F2 Series Side Shift Frame has exterior locking clamps, with no disassembly needed when servicing. The frame is a solid design with E-Coat protection, this prevents material build up in the frame and reduces the risk of rust, increasing the life of the frame.

Cat Cushion Swing

The 432F2 is equipped with Cat Cushion Swing, which enables very fast trenching by damping the boom oscillation during trenching cycles.

Powered Side Shift (optional)

Provides a hydraulic service to allow the operator to easily position the backhoe across the full width of the Side Shift Frame. Ideal for use in areas with minimal space and utility applications such as gas, electrical, and telecoms.

Work Tools

A Solution for Every Job

Loader – Loader Buckets

General Purpose loader buckets are available as well as the hydraulically operated Multi Purpose bucket. These come in a range of sizes from 0.96 m3 to 1.3 m3.

Loader – Other Available Loader Tools Include:

  • Brooms
  • Material Handling Arms
  • Truss Booms
  • Forks
  • Blades

Backhoe – Excavating Buckets

Cat Work Tools provide a range of buckets in various sizes. It is easy to find the correct bucket for the application with a range including:
  • Standard Duty
  • Heavy Duty
  • High Capacity
  • Rock
  • Ditching

Backhoe – Other Available Backhoe Tools Include:

  • Cold Planers
  • Hammers
  • Augers
  • Vibratory Compaction Plates

Backhoe – Backhoe Quick Coupler

Manual or hydraulic backhoe couplers make rear tool exchange quick, easy and safe. New Cat dual lock couplers have a self adjusting wedge design to ensure a tight fit. They also feature a safety lock which automatically engages.


Less Time Servicing, More Time Working

Daily Service Points

Caterpillar understands that the easier a task is the more likely it is to be done. We have ensured that to service the Cat Backhoe Loader is as simple as it can be. The hood swings open to reveal engine and a hinged cooling pack designed for easy debris removal, keeping cooling performance to an optimum. All daily check points are grouped together and are easy to access. Sealed for life axles and driveshafts remove the need for operators to grease the time consuming and awkward areas below the machine.

Wear Pad Adjustments

The Extendible Stick (E-Stick) is designed to be self lubricating, to minimize the need for operator interaction. The stabilizers and E-Stick all have easily adjustable wear pads that require no disassembly. When wear pad adjustments are necessary, the adjustment bolts are easy to access, taking minutes to complete the adjustment.

Cat Filters

All Cat filters are vertically mounted for spill free servicing and reduced oil contamination. These low micron filters remove microscopic particles from the oil, keeping the engine, transmission and hydraulic system running smoothly for years.

Hinged Cooling Pack

The hood opens to reveal the engine and a unique to Cat hinged cooling pack. The air conditioning pack lifts up and the radiator tilts forward with no tooling required, giving easy access for debris removal whether you are in the workshop or on a job site, keeping cooling performance to an optimum.

Customer Support

Unrivaled Customer Support Network

Customer Support Agreements

Your Cat dealer can offer a comprehensive range of CSA’s which can be individually tailored to suit your finances and requirements. Dealers can offer a range of options from a full preventative maintenance with S?O?SSM package to a parts only CSA. Protect your valuable investment and know exactly what your monthly payments will be to help you run your business.


Have you explored the range of options available from your dealer to finance your machine? They can offer a selection of attractive packages tailored to suit your every requirement.

Machine Selection

Your dealer can help you with your machine purchase decision, based on your requirements and help keep operating costs to a minimum. Is the machine you have in mind exactly the best for your job, or could there be a more suitable solution?

Training and Support

Speak to your dealer about additional support. They can advise you on operating techniques for your machines which will minimize wear and tear, maximize productivity, lower owning and operating costs and help you make the most of the fantastic features offered on the Cat Backhoe Loaders.
  • Cab
    •  Cab, Standard
    •  Cab ROPS and FOPS are standard. ROPS (Roll Over Protective Structure) offered by Caterpillar for this machine meets ROPS criteria ISO 3471:1994 and FOPS (Falling Objects Protective Structure) criteria ISO 3449:1992.
  • Cab, Standard
    • Cab ROPS and FOPS are standard. ROPS (Roll Over Protective Structure) offered by Caterpillar for this machine meets ROPS criteria ISO 3471:1994 and FOPS (Falling Objects Protective Structure) criteria ISO 3449:1992.
      • Tires/Steering/Brakes
        •  All Wheel Drive
        •  100% Differential Lock
        •  Hydraulic Boosted Brakes (dual pedals)
        •  Tires 26 inch
      • All Wheel Drive
        • 100% Differential Lock
          • Hydraulic Boosted Brakes (dual pedals)
            • Tires 26 inch
              • Engine/Transmission
                •  Battery 750 CCA, Maintenance Free (standard)
                •  ECO Mode
                •  Engine 74.5 kW (101 hp) Cat 3054C DIT
                •  Engine 74.5 kW (101 hp) Cat C4.4 Turbocharged
                •  Jump Start Connector
                •  Transmission Neutralizer
                •  Transmission, 4-Speed Manual
              • Input
                •  Controls, Pilot (Servo) Joysticks
                •  Pattern Selector (ISO/SAE)
                •  Power Steering, Hydrostatic
              • Other Attachments
                •  Tool Storage Box
                •  Transport Tie-downs
              • Guards
                •  Loader Safety Brace
              • Boom Sticks and Linkages – Backhoe
                •  Stick, Standard (4.3 m)
                •  Transport Lock, Swing
                •  Transport Lock, Boom
              • Hydraulics
                •  Hydraulic Pump (163 L/min)
                •  Side Shift Lock (electro-hydraulic)
                •  Hydraulic Oil Cooler
              • Hydraulic Pump (163 L/min)
                • Side Shift Lock (electro-hydraulic)
                  • Hydraulic Oil Cooler
                    • Hydraulics – Loader
                      •  Loader Kickout, Float
                      •  Loader Kickout, Return to Dig
                      •  Parallel Lift
                    • Electrical
                      •  Reversing Alarm
                    • Standard Cab
                      •  Beacon Socket (×2)
                      •  Cab Internal Light
                      •  Cup Holders (×2)
                      •  Differential Lock Button on Loader Control
                      •  F/N/R (F/N/R – Forward/Neutral/Reverse) Functions on Loader Control
                      •  Removable Floor Mat
                      •  Front and Rear Side Opening Windows
                      •  Front Headlights (May vary depending on region)
                      •  Full Width Perforated Sun Visor
                      •  Fully Adjustable Work Lights (×8)
                      •  Cab, Fully Glazed
                      •  Gauge Cluster
                      •  Horn, Front
                      •  Horn, Joystick
                      •  Horn, Rear
                      •  Instrument Panel Vandal Guard
                      •  Internal Power Socket (×1)
                      •  Rear Tail Lights (LED)
                      •  Left Hand Storage Console
                      •  Infinitely Adjustable Backhoe Control Pods (fore and aft adjustment only)
                      •  Safety Lock, Hydraulics
                      •  Safety Lock, Transmission
                      •  Seat, Fabric
                      •  Self Cancelling Directional Indicator
                      •  Steering Wheel Column, Tilt Adjustment
                      •  Window Wipers, Front And Rear
                    • Beacon Socket (×2)
                      • Cab Internal Light
                        • Cup Holders (×2)
                          • Differential Lock Button on Loader Control
                            • F/N/R (F/N/R – Forward/Neutral/Reverse) Functions on Loader Control
                              • Removable Floor Mat
                                • Front and Rear Side Opening Windows
                                  • Front Headlights (May vary depending on region)
                                    • Full Width Perforated Sun Visor
                                      • Fully Adjustable Work Lights (×8)
                                        • Cab, Fully Glazed
                                          • Gauge Cluster
                                            • Horn, Front
                                              • Horn, Joystick
                                                • Horn, Rear
                                                  • Instrument Panel Vandal Guard
                                                    • Internal Power Socket (×1)
                                                      • Rear Tail Lights (LED)
                                                        • Left Hand Storage Console
                                                          • Infinitely Adjustable Backhoe Control Pods (fore and aft adjustment only)
                                                            • Safety Lock, Hydraulics
                                                              • Safety Lock, Transmission
                                                                • Seat, Fabric
                                                                  • Self Cancelling Directional Indicator
                                                                    • Steering Wheel Column, Tilt Adjustment
                                                                      • Window Wipers, Front And Rear
                                                                        • Deluxe Cab
                                                                          •  Air Recirculation Control
                                                                          •  Auto-Up Stabilizers
                                                                          •  Beacon Socket (×2)
                                                                          •  Cab Internal Light (with courtesy setting)
                                                                          •  Cup Holders (×2)
                                                                          •  Differential Lock Button on Loader Control
                                                                          •  F/N/R (F/N/R – Forward/Neutral/Reverse) Functions on Loader Control
                                                                          •  Removable Floor Mat
                                                                          •  Front and Rear Side Opening Windows
                                                                          •  Front Headlights (May vary depending on region)
                                                                          •  Full Width Perforated Sun Visor
                                                                          •  Fully Adjustable Work Lights (×8)
                                                                          •  Cab, Fully Glazed
                                                                          •  Gauge Cluster
                                                                          •  Horn, Front
                                                                          •  Horn, Joystick
                                                                          •  Horn, Rear
                                                                          •  Instrument Panel Vandal Guard
                                                                          •  Internal Power Socket (×1)
                                                                          •  Rear Tail Lights (LED)
                                                                          •  Left Hand Storage Console
                                                                          •  Infinitely Adjustable Backhoe Control Pods (fore and aft plus lateral adjustment)
                                                                          •  Safety Lock, Hydraulics
                                                                          •  Safety Lock, Transmission
                                                                          •  Seat, Deluxe Fabric
                                                                          •  Self Cancelling Directional Indicator
                                                                          •  Steering Wheel Column, Tilt and Telescopic Adjustment
                                                                          •  Window Wipers, Front And Rear
                                                                        • Cab
                                                                          •  Cab, Deluxe
                                                                        • Tires/Steering/Brakes
                                                                          •  Tires 28 inch
                                                                        • Engine/Transmission
                                                                          •  Battery 750 CCA, Maintenance Free (heavy duty)
                                                                          •  Engine Block Heater
                                                                          •  Transmission, 6-Speed Automatic
                                                                          •  Transmission, 6-Speed Automatic (torque lock-up)
                                                                        • Other Attachments
                                                                          •  Counterweight, 115 kg
                                                                          •  Counterweight, 250 kg
                                                                          •  Counterweight, 485 kg
                                                                          •  Front Fenders
                                                                          •  Street Pads, Stabilizers
                                                                        • Counterweight, 115 kg
                                                                          • Counterweight, 250 kg
                                                                            • Counterweight, 485 kg
                                                                              • Front Fenders
                                                                                • Street Pads, Stabilizers
                                                                                  • Guards
                                                                                    •  Guard, Teeth (GP/MP)
                                                                                    •  Guard, Driveshaft
                                                                                    •  Guard, Tail Lights
                                                                                    •  Object Handling Kit
                                                                                  • Field Installed Attachments
                                                                                    •  Powered Side Shift (PSS)
                                                                                  • Powered Side Shift (PSS)
                                                                                    • Boom Sticks and Linkages – Backhoe
                                                                                      •  Quick Coupler, Hydraulic (backhoe)
                                                                                      •  Quick Coupler, Mechanical (backhoe)
                                                                                      •  Stick, Extending (4.3 m)
                                                                                      •  Stick, Extending (4.9 m)
                                                                                    • Quick Coupler, Hydraulic (backhoe)
                                                                                      • Quick Coupler, Mechanical (backhoe)
                                                                                        • Stick, Extending (4.3 m)
                                                                                          • Stick, Extending (4.9 m)
                                                                                            • Boom Sticks and Linkages – Loader
                                                                                              •  Loader Cutting Edge (2 pieces)
                                                                                              •  Quick Coupler, Hydraulic
                                                                                            • Hydraulics
                                                                                              •  Hydraulic Quick Disconnects (twist to connect)
                                                                                            • Hydraulics – Backhoe
                                                                                              •  Hydraulic Lines, 1-Way
                                                                                              •  Hydraulic Lines, 2-Way
                                                                                              •  Hydraulic Continuous Flow
                                                                                            • Hydraulic Lines, 1-Way
                                                                                              • Hydraulic Lines, 2-Way
                                                                                                • Hydraulic Continuous Flow
                                                                                                  • Hydraulics – Loader
                                                                                                    •  Auto Ride Control
                                                                                                  • Electrical
                                                                                                    •  Product Link, Cellular
                                                                                                    •  Product Link, Satellite
                                                                                                    •  Beacon, Strobe
                                                                                                    •  Beacon, Standard
                                                                                                  • Standard Cab
                                                                                                    •  Air Conditioning
                                                                                                    •  Entry Level Radio
                                                                                                    •  Premium Radio
                                                                                                    •  Face Fan
                                                                                                    •  Seat, Deluxe Fabric Heated
                                                                                                    •  Security Keypad
                                                                                                  • Deluxe Cab
                                                                                                    •  Air Conditioning
                                                                                                    •  Entry Level Radio
                                                                                                    •  Premium Radio
                                                                                                    •  Face Fan
                                                                                                    •  Seat, Deluxe Fabric Heated
                                                                                                    •  Security Keypad
                                                                                                  • Air Conditioning
                                                                                                    • Entry Level Radio
                                                                                                      • Premium Radio
                                                                                                        • Face Fan
                                                                                                          • Seat, Deluxe Fabric Heated
                                                                                                            • Security Keypad

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