Manufactured By: Caterpillar

Category: Skid Steer Loader

Model Number: 248

TypeSkid Steer Loader
Standard FlowN/A GPM
High Flow33 GPM
Pressure4206PSI PSI
Hydraulic HP Standard FlowN/A HP
Hydraulic HP High Flow81 HP
Engine HP80 HP
Width66 (72) in.
Lift Capacity at 35%1400 lb.
Lift Capacity at 50%2000 lb.
Operating Weight7337 lb.
Tire Size


FOPSSAEJ/ISO 3449 APR98 Level I and ISO3449:1992 Level I
FOPS Level IISAEJ/ISO 3449 APR 98 Level II and ISO 3449:1992 Level II (optional)
ROPSSAE J1040 MAY94 and ISO3471:1994


Bucket Pin Height – Carry Position120 in (305 cm)
Bucket Pin Height – Maximum Lift10.2 ft (3 m)
Bumper Overhang – Rear Axle41 in (104 cm)
Clearance at Max Lift and Dump7.9 ft (2 m)
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump94 in (239 cm)
Ground Clearance9 in (23 cm)
Height – Top of Cab6.8 ft (2 m)
Length – With Bucket on Ground138 in (351 cm)
Length – Without Bucket110 in (279 cm)
Length w/o Bucket9.2 ft (3 m)
Length with Bucket11.6 ft (4 m)
Maximum Overall Height156 in (396 cm)
Reach – Maximum Lift/Dump21.3 in (54 cm)
Reach at Max Lift and Dump23.4 in (59 cm)
Turning Radius from Center – inc bucket86.5 in (220 cm)
Vehicle Width over Tires66 in (168 cm)
Wheel Base3.8 ft (1 m)
Wheelbase3.8 ft (1 m)
Width Over Tires6.1 ft (2 m)


Bore3.9 in (10 cm)
Displacement183 cu in (0 m)
Engine MakeCaterpillar
Engine ModelCat 3034C
Gross Power74 hp (55 kw)
Net Flywheel Power55 hp (41 kw)
Number of Cylinders4
Power Measured @2600 rpm
Stroke4 in (10 cm)

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic FlowStandard flow
Loader Hydraulic Flow33 gal/min (125 l/min)
Loader Hydraulic Pressure4200 psi
Pump Flow Capacity33.1 gal/min (125 l/min)


Bucket Capacity0.6 cu yds (0 m)
Operating Load Rating2000 lbs (907 kg)
Tipping Angle3810 °

Operating Specifications

Breakout Force – Lift Cylinder4308 lbs (1,954 kg)
Breakout Force – Tilt Cylinder5261 lbs (2,386 kg)
Fuel Capacity23.8 gal (90 l)
Hydraulic System Fluid Capacity14.1 gal (53 l)
Max Speed7.6 mph (12 kph)
Operating Speed7.6 mph (12 kph)
Operational Weight7530 lbs (3,416 kg)
Rated Operating Capacity2000 lbs (907 kg)
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight2100 lbs (953 kg)
Tipping Load4000 lbs (1,814 kg)

Service Refill Capacities

Chain Box – Each Side2 gal (8 l)
Cooling System2.6 gal (10 l)
Engine Crankcase1.8 gal (7 l)
Fuel Tank23.8 gal (90 l)
Hydraulic System13.7 gal (52 l)
Hydraulic Tank9.2 gal (35 l)


Operating Weight7338 lbs (3,329 kg)