Manufactured By: Caterpillar

Category: Skid Steer Loader

Model Number: 246C

TypeSkid Steer Loader
Standard Flow22 GPM
High Flow33 GPM
Pressure3335PSI PSI
Hydraulic HP Standard Flow42. HP
Hydraulic HP High Flow78.2 HP
Engine HP75 HP
Width66 in.
Lift Capacity at 35%1505 lb.
Lift Capacity at 50%2150 lb.
Operating Weight7480 lb.
Tire Size


FOPSSAE J1043 SEPT87, ISO 3449:1992 Level I
FOPS Level IISAE J231 JAN81, ISO 3449:1992 Level II
ROPSSAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471:1994


Bucket Pin Height – Carry Position7.8 in (20 cm)
Bucket Pin Height – Maximum Lift10.3 ft (3 m)
Bumper Overhang – Rear Axle42.8 in (109 cm)
Clearance at Max Lift and Dump8 ft (2 m)
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump95.4 in (242 cm)
Departure Angle26 °
Ground Clearance8.8 in (22 cm)
Height – Top of Cab6.9 ft (2 m)
Length – With Bucket on Ground145.3 in (369 cm)
Length – Without Bucket117.2 in (298 cm)
Length w/o Bucket10.3 ft (3 m)
Length with Bucket12.2 ft (4 m)
Maximum Dump Angle40 °
Maximum Overall Height157.4 in (400 cm)
Maximum Reach – With Arms Parallel54.6 in (139 cm)
Rack Back Angle – Maximum Height85 °
Reach – Maximum Lift/Dump23.6 in (60 cm)
Reach at Max Lift and Dump23.6 in (60 cm)
Turn Radius from Center – Bucket85.3 in (217 cm)
Turn Radius from Center – Coupler54.6 in (139 cm)
Turn Radius from Center – Rear68.1 in (173 cm)
Turning Radius from Center – inc bucket94.9 in (241 cm)
Turning Radius from Center – machine rear58.5 in (149 cm)
Vehicle Width over Tires66 in (168 cm)
Wheel Base4.1 ft (1 m)
Wheelbase4.1 ft (1 m)
Width Over Tires5.5 ft (2 m)


Bore3.7 in (9 cm)
Displacement201 cu in (0 m)
Engine MakeCaterpillar
Engine ModelCat C3.4 DIT
Gross Power73 hp (54 kw)
Gross Power – SAE J199574 hp (55 kw)
Net Flywheel Power73 hp (54 kw)
Net Power – SAE 134973 hp (54 kw)
Number of Cylinders4
Power Measured @2500 rpm
Stroke4.7 in (12 cm)

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow (1)Standard
Hydraulic Flow (2)High Flow XPS
Hydraulic Power42.8 hp (32 kw)
Loader Hydraulic Flow22 gal/min (83 l/min)
Loader Hydraulic Pressure3335 psi
Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow33 gal/min (125 l/min)
Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure4061 psi
Pump Flow Capacity22 gal/min (83 l/min)
Relief Valve Pressure3335 psi


Breakout Force7328 psi
Bucket Capacity0.5 cu yds (0 m)
Operating Load Rating2150 lbs (975 kg)
Operating Width66 in (168 cm)
Tipping Angle4300 °

Operating Specifications

Alternator Supplied Amperage90 A
Breakout Force – Tilt Cylinder7328 lbs (3,324 kg)
Chain Box Fluid Capacity – each side2.6 gal (10 l)
Cooling System Fluid Capacity3.7 gal (14 l)
Engine Oil Fluid Capacity2.6 gal (10 l)
Fuel Capacity26 gal (98 l)
Hydraulic System Fluid Capacity15 gal (57 l)
Max Speed7.7 mph (12 kph)
Operating Voltage12 V V
Operational Weight7381 lbs (3,348 kg)
Rated Operating Capacity2150 lbs (975 kg)
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight2350 lbs (1,066 kg)
Tipping Load4300 lbs (1,951 kg)

Power Train

Travel Speed Forward7.7 mph (12 kph)
Travel Speed Forward – 2-Speed Option12 mph (19 kph)
Travel Speed Reverse7.7 mph (12 kph)
Travel Speed Reverse – 2-Speed Option12 mph (19 kph)

Service Refill Capacities

Chain Box – Each Side2.6 gal (10 l)
Cooling System3.7 gal (14 l)
Engine Crankcase2.6 gal (10 l)
Fuel Tank26 gal (98 l)
Hydraulic System15 gal (57 l)
Hydraulic Tank11 gal (42 l)


Operating Weight7480 lbs (3,393 kg)