Manufactured By: Caterpillar

Category: Compact Track Loader

Model Number: 257

TypeCompact Track Loader
Standard Flow22 GPM
High FlowN/A GPM
Pressure3300PSI PSI
Hydraulic HP Standard Flow42. HP
Hydraulic HP High FlowN/A HP
Engine HP63 HP
Width66 in.
Lift Capacity at 35%1614 lb.
Lift Capacity at 50%2306 lb.
Operating Weight7628 lb.
Tire Size


Clearance at Max Lift and Dump7.5 ft (2 m)
Ground Clearance10.2 in (26 cm)
Height – Top of Cab6.7 ft (2 m)
Length – with Bucket11.6 ft (4 m)
Length – without Bucket8.9 ft (3 m)
Reach at Max Lift and Dump2.7 ft (1 m)
Turning Radius from Center – inc bucket90.3 in (229 cm)
Width Over Tracks5.5 ft (2 m)


Bore3.9 in (10 cm)
Displacement183 cu in (0 m)
Engine ModelCat 3034 naturally aspirated
Gross Power63 hp (47 kw)
Net Power59 hp (44 kw)
Number of Cylinders4
Power Measured @2600 rpm
Stroke4 in (10 cm)

Hydraulic System

Pump Flow15.2 gal/min (58 l/min)


Bucket Capacity0.6 cu yds (0 m)
Operating Load2350 lbs (1,066 kg)
Tipping Angle4473 °

Operating Specifications

Breakout Force – Lift Cylinder3490 lbs (1,583 kg)
Breakout Force – Tilt Cylinder3532 lbs (1,602 kg)
Fuel Capacity23.8 gal (90 l)
Ground Contact Area1770 cu in (0 m)
Ground Pressure4.3 psi
Hydraulic System Fluid Capacity14.6 gal (55 l)
Max Speed – high range7 mph (11 kph)
Operating Weight7676 lbs (3,482 kg)
Rated Operating Capacities – 35% Tipping Load1614 lbs (732 kg)
Rated Operating Capacities – 50% Tipping Load2306 lbs (1,046 kg)
Tipping Load4610 lbs (2,091 kg)

Power Train

Travel Speed Forward7.5 mph (12 kph)
Travel Speed Reverse7.5 mph (12 kph)

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System2.6 gal (10 l)
Engine Crankcase1.8 gal (7 l)
Fuel Tank23.8 gal (90 l)
Hydraulic System14.5 gal (55 l)
Hydraulic Tank9.2 gal (35 l)


Length of Track on Ground5 ft (2 m)
Width of Track15 in (38 cm)


Operating Weight7628 lbs (3,460 kg)