The new 259B3 is a highly maneuverable addition to the Cat Compact Track Loader (CTL) range. By combining its small-frame CTL platform with the Cat C3.4T DIT engine, high breakout forces and strong auxiliary hydraulic performance, Caterpillar designed the 259B3 as a "power dense" machine capable of taking on jobs in confined spaces. With features such as an independent, fully suspended steel undercarriage, steel embedded rubber tracks, powerful hydraulics and a refined operator's station, the 259B3 completes the CTL line by providing a durable, versatile machine that works productively in poor soils and harsh environments.
At 35 percent tipping load, rated operating capacity for the 259B3 is 2,065 pounds (937 kg), and 2,950 pounds (1 338 kg) at 50 percent tipping load, increasing to 3,000 pounds (1 360 kg) with the optional counterweight. Vertical-lift loader linkage gives the new CTL 120 inches (3 046 mm) of lift height for easy truck loading and precise material placement.
Rated at 71 net horsepower (53 KW) the 259B3 is powered by the C3.4T DIT engine, which complies with U.S. EPA Tier-4 Interim and E.U. Stage-3A emissions regulations. This proven engine delivers ample speed and torque in difficult applications, and combined with the Cat anti-stall system, the 259B3 can operate at part-throttle, reducing fuel consumption and lowering sound levels.
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