Manufactured By: Caterpillar

Category: Skid Steer Loader

Model Number: 248B

TypeSkid Steer Loader
Standard FlowN/A GPM
High Flow33 GPM
Pressure4060PSI PSI
Hydraulic HP Standard FlowN/A HP
Hydraulic HP High Flow78.3 HP
Engine HP82 HP
Width66 in.
Lift Capacity at 35%1465.8 lb.
Lift Capacity at 50%2000 lb.
Operating Weight7321 lb.
Tire Size


FOPSSAE J/ISO 3449 APR98 Level I and ISO3449:1992 Level I
FOPS Level IISAE J/ISO 3449 APR98 Level II and ISO 3449:1992 Level II (optional)
ROPSSAE J1040 MAY94 and ISO3471:1994


Bucket Pin Height – Carry Position10 in (25 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 Cab6.9 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)
Maximum Reach – With Arms Parallel53 in (135 cm)
Reach – Maximum Lift/Dump21 in (53 cm)
Reach at Max Lift and Dump21.3 in (54 cm)
Turn Radius from Center – Bucket83 in (211 cm)
Turn Radius from Center – Coupler52 in (132 cm)
Turn Radius from Center – Rear64 in (163 cm)
Turning Radius from Center – inc bucket82.6 in (210 cm)
Turning Radius from Center – machine rear63.9 in (162 cm)
Vehicle Width over Tires66 in (168 cm)
Wheel Base3.8 ft (1 m)
Wheelbase3.8 ft (1 m)
Width Over Tires5.5 ft (2 m)


Bore3.7 in (9 cm)
Engine MakeCaterpillar
Engine ModelCat 3044C DIT
Engine Power – ISO 1439680 hp (60 kw)
Gross Power76.5 hp (57 kw)
Gross Power – SAE J199582 hp (61 kw)
Net Flywheel Power76 hp (57 kw)
Net Power – EEC 80/126977 hp (57 kw)
Net Power – ISO 9249 EEC77 hp (57 kw)
Net Power – SAE 134976 hp (57 kw)
Stroke4.7 in (12 cm)

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic FlowHigh Flow XPS
Hydraulic Power78.2 hp (58 kw)
Loader Hydraulic Flow33.02 gal/min (125 l/min)
Loader Hydraulic Pressure4061.06 psi
Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow33 gal/min (125 l/min)
Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure4060 psi
Pump Flow Capacity33.1 gal/min (125 l/min)
Relief Valve Pressure4061.1 psi


Breakout Force5482.9 psi
Operating Load Rating1999.6 lbs (907 kg)
Tipping Angle3999.2 °

Operating Specifications

Alternator Supplied Amperage90 A
Breakout Force – Lift Cylinder4592.3 lbs (2,083 kg)
Breakout Force – Tilt Cylinder5484 lbs (2,488 kg)
Chain Box Fluid Capacity – each side1.9 gal (7 l)
Cooling System Fluid Capacity2.7 gal (10 l)
Engine Oil Fluid Capacity2.7 gal (10 l)
Fuel Capacity23.8 gal (90 l)
Hydraulic System Fluid Capacity13.8 gal (52 l)
Max Speed7.8 mph (13 kph)
Operating Voltage12 V V
Operational Weight7319.4 lbs (3,320 kg)
Rated Operating Capacity2000 lbs (907 kg)
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight2100 lbs (953 kg)
Tipping Load4188 lbs (1,900 kg)
Tire Size12×16.5 10PR

Power Train

Travel Speed Forward7.7 mph (12 kph)
Travel Speed Forward – 2-Speed Option11.8 mph (19 kph)
Travel Speed Reverse7.7 mph (12 kph)
Travel Speed Reverse – 2-Speed Option11.8 mph (19 kph)

Service Refill Capacities

Chain Box – Each Side1.8 gal (7 l)
Cooling System2.6 gal (10 l)
Engine Crankcase2.6 gal (10 l)
Fuel Tank23.8 gal (90 l)
Hydraulic System13.7 gal (52 l)
Hydraulic Tank9.2 gal (35 l)


Operating Weight7321 lbs (3,321 kg)