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Skid Steer Loaders

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.

232D Skid Steer Loader

The Cat® 232D Skid Steer Loader, with its vertical lift design, delivers extended reach and lift height for quick and easy truck loading. Its stability and lifting performance provides excellent material handling.

  • Specification Summary

  • Engine Model Cat C2.2
  • Net Flywheel Power 44 kW
  • Gross Power - SAE J1995 44.9 kW
  • Net Power - SAE 1349 44 kW
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Product Details

Engine

Engine Model Cat C2.2
Net Flywheel Power 44 kW
Gross Power - SAE J1995 44.9 kW
Net Power - SAE 1349 44 kW
Displacement 2.2 l
Stroke 100 mm
Bore 84 mm
Net Power - ISO 9249 44.4 kW
Peak Torque - 1,500 rpm - SAE J1995 183 N·m

Weights*

Operating Weight 2818 kg
Note *Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, single speed, 1524 mm (60 in) dirt bucket, Cat 10 × 16.5 tires, standard flow hydraulics, C0 cab (OROPS, static seat), 880 CCA battery, manual quick coupler, no self level and no optional counterweights (unless otherwise noted).

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacity 839 kg

Operating Specifications*

Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight 885 kg
Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder 1807 kg
Tipping Load 1679 kg
Rated Operating Capacity 839 kg
Note *Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, single speed, 1524 mm (60 in) dirt bucket, Cat 10 × 16.5 tires, standard flow hydraulics, C0 cab (OROPS, static seat), 880 CCA battery, manual quick coupler, no self level and no optional counterweights (unless otherwise noted).

Dimensions*

Height - Top of Cab 2029 mm
Ground Clearance 170 mm
Wheel Base 1054 mm
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump 2254 mm
Vehicle Width over Tires 1497 mm
Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel to Ground 1249 mm
Turning Radius from Center - Machine Rear 1513 mm
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift 3001 mm
Turning Radius from Center - Coupler 1102 mm
Bumper Overhang - Behind Rear Axle 894 mm
Length - With Bucket on Ground 3233 mm
Turning Radius from Center - Bucket 1976 mm
Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position 214 mm
Departure Angle 27.9°
Reach - Maximum Lift/Dump 653 mm
Bucket Pin Reach - Maximum Lift 224 mm
Maximum Overall Height 3832 mm
Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height 88.2°
Length - Without Bucket 2523 mm
Maximum Dump Angle 47.4°
Note *Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, single speed, 1524 mm (60 in) dirt bucket, Cat 10 × 16.5 tires, standard flow hydraulics, C0 cab (OROPS, static seat), 880 CCA battery, manual quick coupler, no self level and no optional counterweights (unless otherwise noted).

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Pressure 23000 kPa
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Hydraulic Power (Calculated) 26.5 kW
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Hydraulic Power (Calculated) 38 kW
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure 23000 kPa
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow 99 l/min
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Flow 69 l/min

Cab

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 12.3 km/h
Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - Two Speed Option 17.8 km/h

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System 12 l
Engine Crankcase 10 l
Fuel Tank 57 l
Hydraulic System 45 l
Hydraulic Tank 34 l
Chain Box - Each Side 7 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 speeds.
Outside Cab*** 101 dB(A)
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.

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.

Advanced Display

Maximize machine capability and control with optional Advanced Display providing on-screen adjustments for implement response, hystat response and creep control. Also features multi-language functionality with customizable layouts, security system and rearview camera.

Powerful Performance

High performance power train provides maximum performance and production capability through the Electronic Torque Management system, optional two speed travel and an electronic hand/foot throttle with decel pedal capability. High Flow hydraulic system is available for applications that demand maximum hydraulic work tool performance. Mechanically controlled Cat C2.2 engine provides high horsepower and torque, allowing partial-throttle operation for lower sound levels and fuel consumption. 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.

Ride Control

Speed Sensitive Ride Control option improves operation on rough terrain, enabling better load retention, increased productivity and greater operator comfort.

Outstanding Versatility

Broad range of performance matched Cat Work Tools make the Cat Skid Steer Loader the most versatile machine on the job site.

Easy Service

Ground level access to all daily service and routine maintenance points helps reduce machine downtime for greater productivity.
  • ELECTRICAL
    •  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
  • 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
              • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
                •  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, Parking Brak
                •  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
              • POWER TRAIN
                •  Cat C2.2, 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
                •  Four Wheel Chain Drive
              • OTHER
                •  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
              • MANDATORY EQUIPMENT
                •  Hydraulics, Standard or High Flow
                •  Quick Coupler, Mechanical or Powered
                •  Seat Belt, 50 mm (2 in) or 75 mm (3 in)
                •  Power Train: One Speed, One Speed with Ride Control, Two Speed or Two Speed with Ride Control
                •  Tires, 10 × 16.5
                •  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
              • Hydraulics, Standard or High Flow
                • Quick Coupler, Mechanical or Powered
                  • Seat Belt, 50 mm (2 in) or 75 mm (3 in)
                    • Power Train: One Speed, One Speed with Ride Control, Two Speed or Two Speed with Ride Control
                      • Tires, 10 × 16.5
                        • PERFORMANCE PACKAGES:
                          • Performance Package H1: Standard Flow Hydraulics (No Self Level)
                          • Performance Package H2: Standard Flow Hydraulics, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise and Lower), Electronic Snubbing (Rai
                            • COMFORT PACKAGES:
                              • Open ROPS (C0): Static Seat (No Foot Throttle, Headliner, Heater or Door)
                              • Open ROPS (C1): Foot Throttle, Headliner, Cup Holder, and choice of Seat (Mechanical Suspension or High Back, Heated, Air Rid
                            • OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
                              •  Hand-Foot Style Controls
                              •  External Counterweights
                              •  Beacon, Rotating
                              •  Engine Block Heater – 120V
                              •  Oil, Hydraulic, Cold Operation
                              •  Paint, Custom
                              •  Product Link PL641, Cellular
                              •  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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