Manufactured By: Caterpillar

Category: Skid Steer Loader

Model Number: 252

TypeSkid Steer Loader
Standard Flow22 GPM
High FlowN/A GPM
Pressure3300PSI PSI
Hydraulic HP Standard Flow42. HP
Hydraulic HP High FlowN/A HP
Engine HP63 HP
Width72 in.
Lift Capacity at 35%1575 lb.
Lift Capacity at 50%2250 lb.
Operating Weight7615 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 Position9.6 in (24 cm)
Bucket Pin Height – Maximum Lift10.7 ft (3 m)
Bumper Overhang – Rear Axle41.1 in (104 cm)
Clearance at Max Lift and Dump8 ft (2 m)
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump98.2 in (249 cm)
Ground Clearance9 in (23 cm)
Height – Top of Cab6.9 ft (2 m)
Length – With Bucket on Ground142.4 in (362 cm)
Length – Without Bucket114.3 in (290 cm)
Length w/o Bucket9.6 ft (3 m)
Length with Bucket11.9 ft (4 m)
Maximum Overall Height161 in (409 cm)
Reach – Maximum Lift/Dump32.5 in (83 cm)
Reach at Max Lift and Dump30.8 in (78 cm)
Turning Radius from Center – inc bucket89.2 in (227 cm)
Vehicle Width over Tires72 in (183 cm)
Wheel Base4.1 ft (1 m)
Wheelbase4.1 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 Power59 hp (44 kw)
Net Flywheel Power59 hp (44 kw)
Number of Cylinders4
Power Measured @2600 rpm
Stroke4 in (10 cm)

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic FlowStandard flow
Loader Hydraulic Flow22 gal/min (83 l/min)
Loader Hydraulic Pressure3300 psi
Pump Flow Capacity22 gal/min (83 l/min)


Bucket Capacity0.6 cu yds (0 m)
Operating Load Rating2250 lbs (1,021 kg)
Tipping Angle4733.3 °

Operating Specifications

Breakout Force – Lift Cylinder5020 lbs (2,277 kg)
Breakout Force – Tilt Cylinder5212 lbs (2,364 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 Weight3535 lbs (1,604 kg)
Rated Operating Capacity2250 lbs (1,021 kg)
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight2300 lbs (1,043 kg)
Tipping Load4500 lbs (2,041 kg)

Service Refill Capacities

Chain Box – Each Side2.1 gal (8 l)
Cooling System2.6 gal (10 l)
Engine Crankcase1.8 gal (7 l)
Fuel Tank23.8 gal (90 l)
Hydraulic System14 gal (53 l)
Hydraulic Tank9.2 gal (35 l)


Operating Weight7615 lbs (3,454 kg)