Manufactured By: Caterpillar

Category: Compact Track Loader

Model Number: 257B

TypeCompact Track Loader
Standard Flow15. GPM
High FlowN/A GPM
Pressure3335PSI PSI
Hydraulic HP Standard Flow30. HP
Hydraulic HP High Flow50.6 HP
Engine HP62 HP
Width66 in.
Lift Capacity at 35%1613.8 lb.
Lift Capacity at 50%2310 lb.
Operating Weight7557.4 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 Bucket11.5 ft (4 m)
Length – without Bucket8.9 ft (3 m)
Reach at Max Lift and Dump2.6 ft (1 m)
Turning Radius from Center – inc bucket89.1 in (226 cm)
Turning Radius from Center – machine rear58.3 in (148 cm)
Width Over Tracks5.5 ft (2 m)


Displacement134.3 cu in (0 m)
Engine Model3024C T
Gross Power61.7 hp (46 kw)
Net Power57.7 hp (43 kw)

Hydraulic System

Pump Flow15.9 gal/min (60 l/min)
Relief Valve Pressure3335.9 psi


Breakout Force3732.5 lbs (1,693 kg)
Operating Load2308.3 lbs (1,047 kg)
Tipping Angle4620.9 °

Operating Specifications

Alternator Supplied Amperage85 A
Cooling System Fluid Capacity2.7 gal (10 l)
Engine Oil Capacity2.2 gal (8 l)
Fuel Capacity20.4 gal (77 l)
Hydraulic System Fluid Capacity14.6 gal (55 l)
Max Speed – high range7.1 mph (11 kph)
Operating Voltage12 V V
Operating Weight7557.5 lbs (3,428 kg)


Ground Contact Area1767.1 cu in (0 m)
Ground Pressure4.4 psi
Length of Track on Ground5 ft (2 m)