Manufactured By: Caterpillar

Category: Skid Steer Loader

Model Number: 256C

TypeSkid Steer Loader
Standard Flow22 GPM
High Flow33 GPM
Pressure3335PSI PSI
Hydraulic HP Standard Flow42. HP
Hydraulic HP High Flow78.2 HP
Engine HP84 HP
Width66 in.
Lift Capacity at 35%1645 lb.
Lift Capacity at 50%2350 lb.
Operating Weight7665 lb.
Tire Size


Clearance at Max Lift and Dump8 ft (2 m)
Ground Clearance8.8 in (22 cm)
Height – Top of Cab6.9 ft (2 m)
Length w/o Bucket10.3 ft (3 m)
Length with Bucket12.2 ft (4 m)
Reach at Max Lift and Dump23.6 in (60 cm)
Turning Radius from Center – inc bucket95.8 in (243 cm)
Turning Radius from Center – machine rear57.7 in (147 cm)
Wheelbase4.1 ft (1 m)
Width Over Tires5.5 ft (2 m)


Displacement201 cu in (0 m)
Engine MakeCaterpillar
Engine Model3044C DIT
Gross Power82 hp (61 kw)
Number of Cylinders4
Power Measured @2500 rpm

Hydraulic System

Pump Flow Capacity22 gal/min (83 l/min)
Relief Valve Pressure3335 psi


Breakout Force7328 psi
Bucket Capacity0.5 cu yds (0 m)
Operating Load Rating2350 lbs (1,066 kg)
Operating Width66 in (168 cm)
Tipping Angle4700 °

Operating Specifications

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)
Operational Weight7566 lbs (3,432 kg)