Manufactured By: Caterpillar

Category: Skid Steer Loader

Model Number: 252B

TypeSkid Steer Loader
Standard Flow22 GPM
High FlowN/A GPM
Pressure3335PSI PSI
Hydraulic HP Standard Flow42. HP
Hydraulic HP High FlowN/A HP
Engine HP73 HP
Width72 in.
Lift Capacity at 35%1964.9 lb.
Lift Capacity at 50%2500 lb.
Operating Weight7832 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 Position8.4 in (21 cm)
Bucket Pin Height – Maximum Lift10.5 ft (3 m)
Bucket Pin Reach – Maximum Lift13.7 in (35 cm)
Bumper Overhang – Rear Axle41 in (104 cm)
Clearance at Max Lift and Dump8 ft (2 m)
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump95 in (241 cm)
Departure Angle26.4 °
Ground Clearance7.7 in (20 cm)
Height – Top of Cab6.9 ft (2 m)
Length – With Bucket on Ground142 in (361 cm)
Length – Without Bucket114 in (290 cm)
Length w/o Bucket9.6 ft (3 m)
Length with Bucket11.9 ft (4 m)
Maximum Dump Angle51 °
Maximum Overall Height160 in (406 cm)
Maximum Reach – With Arms Parallel52 in (132 cm)
Rack Back Angle – Maximum Height87 °
Reach – Maximum Lift/Dump33 in (84 cm)
Reach at Max Lift and Dump32.6 in (83 cm)
Turn Radius from Center – Bucket86 in (218 cm)
Turn Radius from Center – Coupler52 in (132 cm)
Turn Radius from Center – Rear67 in (170 cm)
Turning Radius from Center – inc bucket86 in (218 cm)
Turning Radius from Center – machine rear67 in (170 cm)
Vehicle Width over Tires72 in (183 cm)
Wheel Base4 ft (1 m)
Wheelbase4.1 ft (1 m)
Width Over Tires6 ft (2 m)


Bore3.7 in (9 cm)
Displacement201 cu in (0 m)
Engine MakeCaterpillar
Engine ModelCat C3.4 DIT
Gross Power70 hp (52 kw)
Gross Power – SAE J199575 hp (56 kw)
Net Flywheel Power71 hp (53 kw)
Net Power – SAE 134971 hp (53 kw)
Number of Cylinders4
Power Measured @2600 rpm
Stroke4.7 in (12 cm)

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic FlowStandard
Hydraulic Power42.8 hp (32 kw)
Loader Hydraulic Flow22 gal/min (83 l/min)
Loader Hydraulic Pressure3335 psi
Pump Flow Capacity22 gal/min (83 l/min)
Relief Valve Pressure3335 psi


Breakout Force5508 psi
Bucket Capacity0.5 cu yds (0 m)
Operating Load Rating2500 lbs (1,134 kg)
Tipping Angle5501 °

Operating Specifications

Alternator Supplied Amperage90 A
Breakout Force – Tilt Cylinder5508 lbs (2,498 kg)
Chain Box Fluid Capacity – each side2.1 gal (8 l)
Cooling System Fluid Capacity2.6 gal (10 l)
Engine Oil Fluid Capacity2.6 gal (10 l)
Fuel Capacity23.8 gal (90 l)
Hydraulic System Fluid Capacity14 gal (53 l)
Max Speed7 mph (11 kph)
Operating Voltage12 V V
Operational Weight7861 lbs (3,566 kg)
Rated Operating Capacity2500 lbs (1,134 kg)
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight2550 lbs (1,157 kg)
Tipping Load5000 lbs (2,268 kg)

Power Train

Travel Speed Forward7 mph (11 kph)
Travel Speed Forward – 2-Speed Option11 mph (18 kph)
Travel Speed Reverse7 mph (11 kph)
Travel Speed Reverse – 2-Speed Option11 mph (18 kph)

Service Refill Capacities

Chain Box – Each Side2.1 gal (8 l)
Cooling System2.6 gal (10 l)
Engine Crankcase2.4 gal (9 l)
Fuel Tank23.8 gal (90 l)
Hydraulic System14 gal (53 l)
Hydraulic Tank9.2 gal (35 l)


Operating Weight7861 lbs (3,566 kg)