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Cat 279d

Cat 279d specs
TypeCompact track loader
Lift DesignRadial
Years Made2014-2020

Operating Specifications

Horsepower74.3 HP55.4 kW
Lifting Capacity (35% Tipping)2055 lbs932.1 kg
Lifting Capacity (50% Tipping)2935 lbs1331.3 kg
Operating Weight9893 lbs4487.4 kg
Tipping Load5870 lbs2662.6 kg
Lift Breakout Force
Tilt Breakout Force7285 lbs3304.3 kg
Max. Travel Speed7.0 mph11.3 km
Ground Pressure4.9 psi33.8 kPa

Cycle Time

Raise Lift Arms
Lower Lift Arms
Bucket Rollback
Bucket Dump

Hydraulic System

Pump Flow23.0 GPM87.1 LPM
Relief Pressure3335 psi230.0 Bar
High Flow – XPS32.0 GPM121.1 LPm
Hydraulic Capacity13.7 gal51.9 L
How many horsepower is a Cat 279D?

Cat 279D has 74 horsepower.

How much can a cat 279D lift?

The Cat 279D has the lifting capacity of 2,935 lbs.

Does Cat 279D have high flow?

The Cat 279D has a high flow of 32 GPM.

How much does a CAT 279D weight?

The Cat 279D has a weight of 9,900 pounds.

What is the engine in the Cat 279D?

The Cat 279D is powered by a Caterpillar C3.3B DIT engine.

Engine Specs

ModelC3.3B DIT
EmissionsTier 4
Rated Speed2400 RPM
Torque Power1500 RPM
CombustionDirect injection
Compression Ratio17:1
Firing Order1-3-4-2
Gross Power74.3 HP55.4 kW
Net Power73.2 HP54.6 kW
Displacement203 cu in.3327 cc
Bore3.7 in.9.4 cm
Stroke4.7 in.12.0 cm
Peak Torque265 ft-lb359.3 N∙m
Coolant Capacity3.7 gal14.0 L
Engine Oil Capacity3.0 gal11.4 L
Fuel Tank Capacity24.8 gal93.9 L


Height83.2 in.211.3 cm
Bucket Hinge Pin124.9 in.317.2 cm
Width76.0 in.193.0 cm
Length146.2 in.371.3 cm
Dump Height97.8 in.248.4 cm
Dump Reach22.6 in.57.4 cm
Ground Clearance8.9 in.22.6 cm
Dump Angle39°
Rollback Angle
Departure Angle32°


Track Width15.7 in.39.9 cm
Track Length117.9 in.299.5 cm
Ground Contact Length64.2 in.163.1 cm

Cat 279D Review


The Cat 279D Track Loader is a very useful vehicle that can carry large loads and has a great operating weight. Its performance is excellent, and it has a strong engine. In this price range, the Caterpillar 279D Track Loader is among the top track loaders.

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