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New Cat Vertical-Lift 259B Series 3 compact track loader New Cat Vertical-Lift 259B Series 3 compact track loader

The latest addition to the Cat compact track loader range is the 259B3. By combining a small-frame CTL platform with the Cat C3.4T DIT engine, the concept delivers a high breakout force and stronger auxiliary hydraulic performance.

Designed for tough applications in confined spaces the latest model features an independent, fully suspended steel undercarriage, aggressive steel embedded rubber tracks, powerful hydraulics and refined operator's station.

At 35% tipping load, the rated operating capacity is 937 kg (2,065 lb), and 1,338 kg (2,950 lb) at 50% tipping load, increasing to 1,360 kg (3,000 lbs) with the optional counterweight. Vertical-lift loader linkage gives 3,046 mm (120”) of lift height, with a reach enabling easy truck loading and precise material placement.

Rated at 53 kW (71 hp) 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.

Caterpillar claim that the 259B3 is the only machine in its class with a standard, independent, fully suspended undercarriage. The benefits of this suspension is smoother travel, even at high speed, improved load retention, increased productivity, as well as extended machine and undercarriage component life.

Operator comfort, convenience and safety

Designed for optimal comfort, convenience and safety, the 259B3's spacious operator's compartment features low-effort, pilot-control joysticks - the right controlling lift and tilt functions, and the left, direction and speed. The joysticks provide precise proportional control of auxiliary-hydraulic functions.

The standard open ROPS canopy (with top and rear windows) can be fitted with a cab door, side windows, suspension seat, heater and air conditioning





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