279D Compact Track Loader

279D Compact Track Loader

The Cat 279D Compact Track Loader, with its radial lift design, delivers impressive mid-lift reach and excellent digging performance with outstanding drawbar power. Its standard, suspended undercarriage system ...
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Engine

Engine Model
Cat C3.3B DIT (turbo)
Net Power
72.9HP
Gross Power
74.3HP
Gross Power - SAE J1995
74.3HP
Net Power - SAE 1349
72.9HP
Displacement
203in³
Bore
3.7in
Stroke
4.7in
Peak Torque - 1,500 rpm - SAE J1995
195ft·lbf
Net Power - ISO 9249
73.7HP

Weights

Operating Weight
9893lb
Note
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, OROPS, 1981 mm (78 in) dirt bucket, 400 mm (15.7 in) tracks, dual flange front idler/single flange rear idler, standard flow hydraulics,

Operating Specifications

Tipping Load
5870lb
Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder
7285lb
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight
3185in²
Ground Contact Area - With 400 mm/15.7 in Track
2015psi
Rated Operating Capacities - 50% Tipping Load
2935lb
Rated Operating Capacities - 35% Tipping Load
2055lb
Ground Contact Area - With 450 mm/17.7 in Track
2272in²
Ground Pressure - With 400 mm/15.7 in Track
4.9psi
Ground Pressure - With 450 mm/17.7 in Track
4.4psi
Note
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, OROPS, 1981 mm (78 in) dirt bucket, 400 mm (15.7 in) tracks, dual flange front idler/single flange rear idler, standard flow hydraulics,

Dimensions

Length - Track on Ground
64.2in
Overall Length - Track
83.8in
Height - Top of Cab
83.2in
Ground Clearance
8.9in
Departure Angle
32°
Maximum Dump Angle
39°
Note
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, two speed, OROPS, 1981 mm (78 in) dirt bucket, 400 mm (15.7 in) tracks, dual flange front idler/single flange rear idler, standard flow hydraulics,
Turning Radius from Center - Machine Rear
70.7in
Turning Radius from Center - Coupler
55.5in
Turning Radius from Center - Bucket
88.8in
Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height
84°
Reach - Maximum Lift/Dump
22.6in
Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel to Ground
54in
Maximum Overall Height
159.5in
Length - Without Bucket
117.9in
Length - With Bucket on Ground
146.2in
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift
124.9in
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump
97.8in
Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position
7.8in
Vehicle Width (400 mm/15.7 in tracks)
76in
Vehicle Width (450 mm/17.7 in tracks)
78in

Cab

ROPS
ISO 3471:2008
FOPS
ISO 3449:2005 Level I
FOPS Level II
ISO 3449:2005 Level II

Noise Level

Note (2)
**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 spe
Note (1)
Cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.
Inside Cab**
83dB(A)
Note (3)
***The labeled sound power level for the CE marked configurations when measured according to the test procedure and conditions specified in 2000/14/EC.
Outside Cab***
103dB(A)

Air Conditioning System

Air Conditioning
The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.0 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.430 metric tonnes.

Service Refill Capacities

Hydraulic Tank
10.3gal (US)
Hydraulic System
13.7gal (US)
Fuel Tank
24.8gal (US)
Engine Crankcase
3gal (US)
Cooling System
3.7gal (US)

Power Train

Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - Two Speed
7mile/h
Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - One Speed
4.5mile/h

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Pressure
3335psi
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Flow
23psi
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)
44gal/min
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow XPS - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure
4061HP
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow XPS - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow
32gal/min
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow XPS - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)
76psi

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.

Outstanding Power

High performance power train provides maximum performance and production capability through the Electronic Torque Management system, standard two speed travel and an industry exclusive electronic hand/foot throttle with decel pedal capability. Electronically controlled Cat C3.3B engine provides high horsepower and torque while meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final (EU Stage IIIB) emission standards. High Flow XPS hydraulic system is available for applications that demand maximum hydraulic work tool performance.

Versatility to Tackle Any Job

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. Standard fully independent torsion axle suspension combined with the optional Speed Sensitive Ride Control system improves operation on rough terrain, enabling better load retention, increased productivity and greater operator comfort. Broad range of performance matched Cat Work Tools makes the Cat Compact Track Loader the most versatile machine on the job site.

Advanced Display

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

Easy Service

Ground level access to all daily service and routine maintenance points helps reduce machine downtime for greater productivity.

Standard Equipment:

Optional Equipment:

    Optional Equipment
    • Hand-Foot Style Controls
    • External Counterweights
    • Beacon, Rotating
    • Engine Block Heater – 120V
    • Oil, Hydraulic, Cold Operation
    • Paint, Custom
    • Heavy Duty Battery, 1,000 CCA
    • Product Link PL641, Cellular
    • Speed Sensitive Ride Control
    • 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)