Manufactured By: Caterpillar

Category: Compact Track Loader

Model Number: 272C

TypeCompact Track Loader
Standard Flow22 GPM
High Flow33 GPM
Pressure3335PSI PSI
Hydraulic HP Standard Flow42. HP
Hydraulic HP High Flow78.2 HP
Engine HP94 HP
Width66 in.
Lift Capacity at 35%2275 lb.
Lift Capacity at 50%3250 lb.
Operating Weight8362 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 Position7.8 in (20 cm)
Bucket Pin Height – Maximum Lift10.8 ft (3 m)
Bucket Pin Reach – Maximum Lift14.7 in (37 cm)
Bumper Overhang – Rear Axle42.8 in (109 cm)
Clearance at Max Lift and Dump8.2 ft (3 m)
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump97.9 in (249 cm)
Departure Angle26 °
Ground Clearance8.8 in (22 cm)
Height – Top of Cab6.9 ft (2 m)
Length – With Bucket on Ground150.9 in (383 cm)
Length – Without Bucket122.8 in (312 cm)
Length w/o Bucket10.8 ft (3 m)
Length with Bucket12.5 ft (4 m)
Maximum Dump Angle51 °
Maximum Overall Height162 in (411 cm)
Maximum Reach – With Arms Parallel50 in (127 cm)
Rack Back Angle – Maximum Height83 °
Reach – Maximum Lift/Dump30.1 in (76 cm)
Reach at Max Lift and Dump30 in (76 cm)
Turn Radius from Center – Bucket89.1 in (226 cm)
Turn Radius from Center – Coupler57.1 in (145 cm)
Turn Radius from Center – Rear70.7 in (180 cm)
Turning Radius from Center – inc bucket101.5 in (258 cm)
Turning Radius from Center – machine rear58.3 in (148 cm)
Vehicle Width over Tires66 in (168 cm)
Wheel Base4.6 ft (1 m)
Wheelbase4.5 ft (1 m)
Width Over Tires5.5 ft (2 m)


Bore3.7 in (9 cm)
Displacement201 cu in (0 m)
Engine MakeCaterpillar
Engine ModelCat C3.4 DIT
Engine Power – ISO 1439693 hp (69 kw)
Gross Power90 hp (67 kw)
Gross Power – SAE J199594 hp (70 kw)
Net Flywheel Power90 hp (67 kw)
Net Power – EEC 80/126991 hp (68 kw)
Net Power – ISO 9249 EEC91 hp (68 kw)
Net Power – SAE 134990 hp (67 kw)
Number of Cylinders4
Power Measured @2500 rpm
Stroke4.7 in (12 cm)

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow (1)Standard
Hydraulic Flow (2)High Flow XPS
Hydraulic Power42.8 hp (32 kw)
Loader Hydraulic Flow22 gal/min (83 l/min)
Loader Hydraulic Pressure3335 psi
Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow33 gal/min (125 l/min)
Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure4061 psi
Pump Flow Capacity22 gal/min (83 l/min)
Relief Valve Pressure3335 psi


Breakout Force7315 psi
Bucket Capacity0.6 cu yds (0 m)
Operating Load Rating3250 lbs (1,474 kg)
Operating Width66 in (168 cm)
Tipping Angle6500 °

Operating Specifications

Alternator Supplied Amperage90 A
Breakout Force – Tilt Cylinder7315 lbs (3,318 kg)
Chain Box Fluid Capacity – each side2.9 gal (11 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 Speed7.2 mph (12 kph)
Operating Voltage12 V V
Operational Weight8292 lbs (3,761 kg)
Rated Operating Capacity3250 lbs (1,474 kg)
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight3480 lbs (1,579 kg)
Tipping Load6500 lbs (2,948 kg)

Power Train

Travel Speed Forward7.2 mph (12 kph)
Travel Speed Forward – 2-Speed Option10 mph (16 kph)
Travel Speed Reverse7.2 mph (12 kph)
Travel Speed Reverse – 2-Speed Option10 mph (16 kph)

Service Refill Capacities

Chain Box – Each Side2.9 gal (11 l)
Cooling System3.7 gal (14 l)
Engine Crankcase2.6 gal (10 l)
Fuel Tank26 gal (98 l)
Hydraulic System15 gal (57 l)
Hydraulic Tank11 gal (42 l)


Operating Weight8362 lbs (3,793 kg)