The new Cat 272D2 Skid Steer Loader, 297D2 Multi-Terrain Loader, and 299D2 Compact Track Loader – along with their more powerful XHP counterparts – build on the engineering advances in performance, operator comfort, visibility, control, and machine security of their D Series predecessors. Now standard on all six D2 Series models is the Caterpillar heads-up Advanced Display, and all feature a new engine-compartment sealing system for enhanced airflow debris control. Non-XHP models have increases in rated operating capacity (ROC), and XHP models now maintain their excellent ROC numbers without external counterweights. All models have a vertical-lift loader linkage and use a Cat C3.8 engine meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV emissions standards.
With increases in Rated Operating Capacity of up to 8 percent, the D2 Series models provide excellent lifting performance for heavy loads and/or handling larger hydro-mechanical work tools. The 272D2, 297D2 and 299D2 models deliver ROC ratings of 3,400, 4,700 and 4,600 pounds, respectively, at 50 percent of tipping capacity. Ratings for the 272D2 XHP, 297D2 XHP and 299D2 XHP are 3,650, 4800 and 4,725 pounds, respectively, at the 50 percent rating. For applications that require additional lifting capacity, all six models can be equipped with optional bolt-on external counterweights.