Manufactured By: Caterpillar

Category: Skid Steer Loader

Model Number: 272D

TypeSkid Steer Loader
Standard Flow23 GPM
High Flow32 GPM
Pressure3335PSI PSI
Hydraulic HP Standard Flow44 HP
Hydraulic HP High Flow76 HP
Engine HP98 HP
Width72 in.
Lift Capacity at 35%2240 lb.
Lift Capacity at 50%3200 lb.
Operating Weight8252 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 Position7.9 in (20 cm)
Bucket Pin Height – Maximum Lift10.6 ft (3 m)
Bucket Pin Reach – Maximum Lift16.1 in (41 cm)
Bumper Overhang – Rear Axle42.7 in (108 cm)
Clearance at Max Lift and Dump8 ft (2 m)
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump95.2 in (242 cm)
Departure Angle25 °
Ground Clearance8.9 in (23 cm)
Height – Top of Cab7 ft (2 m)
Hinge pin height – fully raised126.7 in (322 cm)
Length – With Bucket on Ground151.6 in (385 cm)
Length – Without Bucket123.6 in (314 cm)
Length w/o Bucket10.3 ft (3 m)
Length with Bucket12.7 ft (4 m)
Maximum Dump Angle52 °
Maximum Overall Height159.4 in (405 cm)
Maximum Reach – With Arms Parallel50.7 in (129 cm)
Rack Back Angle – Maximum Height83 °
Reach – Maximum Lift/Dump30.9 in (78 cm)
Reach at Max Lift and Dump31 in (79 cm)
Turn Radius from Center – Bucket91.5 in (232 cm)
Turn Radius from Center – Coupler58.9 in (150 cm)
Turn Radius from Center – Rear73.8 in (187 cm)
Turning Radius from Center – machine rear73.8 in (187 cm)
Vehicle Width over Tires76 in (193 cm)
Wheel Base4.6 ft (1 m)
Wheelbase4.6 ft (1 m)
Width Over Tires6.4 ft (2 m)


Bore3.9 in (10 cm)
Displacement232 cu in (0 m)
Engine ModelCat C3.8 (turbocharged)
Gross Power95 hp (71 kw)
Gross Power – SAE J199598 hp (73 kw)
Net Flywheel Power95 hp (71 kw)
Net Power – ISO 9249 EEC95 hp (71 kw)
Net Power – SAE 134995 hp (71 kw)
Stroke4.7 in (12 cm)

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow (1)Standard
Hydraulic Flow (2)High Flow XPS
Loader Hydraulic Flow23 gal/min (87 l/min)
Loader Hydraulic Pressure3335 psi
Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow32 gal/min (121 l/min)
Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure4061 psi


Operating Load Rating3200 lbs (1,452 kg)
Operating Width72 in (183 cm)
Tipping load (ISO 14397)6400.1 lbs (2,903 kg)

Operating Specifications

Alternator Supplied Amperage100 A
Breakout Force – Lift Cylinder6100 lbs (2,767 kg)
Breakout Force – Tilt Cylinder7405 lbs (3,359 kg)
Chain Box Fluid Capacity – each side2.3 gal (9 l)
Cooling System Fluid Capacity3.7 gal (14 l)
Engine Oil Fluid Capacity2.7 gal (10 l)
Fuel Capacity31 gal (117 l)
Hydraulic System Fluid Capacity16.2 gal (61 l)
Max Speed6.6 mph (11 kph)
Operating Voltage12 V V
Operational Weight18527.7 lbs (8,404 kg)
Rated Operating Capacity3200 lbs (1,452 kg)
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight3450 lbs (1,565 kg)
Tipping Load6400 lbs (2,903 kg)
Tire Size14 x 17.5

Power Train

Travel Speed Forward6.6 mph (11 kph)
Travel Speed Forward – 2-Speed Option9.4 mph (15 kph)
Travel Speed Reverse6.6 mph (11 kph)
Travel Speed Reverse – 2-Speed Option9.4 mph (15 kph)

Service Refill Capacities

Chain Box – Each Side2.3 gal (9 l)
Cooling System3.7 gal (14 l)
Engine Crankcase2.6 gal (10 l)
Fuel Tank30.8 gal (117 l)
Hydraulic System16 gal (61 l)
Hydraulic Tank10.3 gal (39 l)


Operating Weight8404 lbs (3,812 kg)