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Cat 257b

Cat 257b specs
TypeCompact track loader
Lift DesignVertical
Years Made2004-2007

Operating Specifications

Horsepower62.0 HP46.2 kW
Lifting Capacity (35% Tipping)1615 lbs732.6 kg
Lifting Capacity (50% Tipping)2310 lbs1047.8 kg
Operating Weight7559 lbs3429.7 kg
Tipping Load4622 lbs2096.5 kg
Lift Breakout Force3683 lbs1670.6 kg
Tilt Breakout Force3732 lbs1692.8 kg
Max. Travel Speed7.5 mph11.4 km
Ground Pressure4.3 psi29.6 kPa

Cycle Time

Raise Lift Arms
Lower Lift Arms
Bucket Rollback
Bucket Dump

Hydraulic System

Pump Flow15.6 GPM59.1 LPM
Relief Pressure3335 psi230.0 Bar
High Flow26.0 GPM98.4 LPM
Hydraulic Capacity14.5 gal55.0 L
How many horsepower is a Cat 257B?

The Cat 257B has 62 horsepower.

Is a Cat 257B High Flow?

Cat 257B has a high flow of 26 GPM.

What year is a Cat 257B?

The Cat 257B was manufactured from 2004 until 2007.

What engine is in a Cat 257B?

The Cat 257B is powered by a Caterpillar 3024CT engine.

How much can a Cat 257B lift?

Cat 257B lifts 2,310 lbs.

Engine Specs

EmissionsTier 2
Rated Speed3000 RPM
Torque Power2600 RPM
CombustionIndirect injection
Compression Ratio23.3:1
Firing Order1-3-4-2
Gross Power60.2 HP44.9 kW
Net Power57.0 HP42.5 kW
Displacement134 cu in.2196 cc
Bore3.3 in.8.4 cm
Stroke3.9 in.10.0 cm
Peak Torque
Coolant Capacity2.6 gal10.0 L
Engine Oil Capacity2.1 gal8.0 L
Fuel Tank Capacity17.2 gal65.0 L


Height80.0 in.203.2 cm
Bucket Hinge Pin119.0 in.302.3 cm
Width66.0 in.167.6 cm
Length137.0 in.349.0 cm
Dump Height90.0 in.228.6 cm
Dump Reach31.0 in.78.7 cm
Ground Clearance10.0 in.25.4 cm
Dump Angle50°
Rollback Angle
Departure Angle37°


Track Width15.0 in.38.1 cm
Track Length106.0 in.269.2 cm
Ground Contact Length59.0 in.149.9 cm

Cat 257b Review


The Cat 257b's small size lets it work in tight spaces, and its hydraulic system gives it power and precision that can't be beaten. The Cat 257 loader also has an easy-to-use cabin with good visibility and controls that are easy to reach.

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