Cat 279D Compact Track Loader

Compact Track Loaders

About the Cat 279D Compact Track Loader


The Cat 279D Compact Track Loader, with its radial lift design, delivers impressive mid-lift reach and excellent digging performance with outstanding drawbar power. Its standard, suspended undercarriage system provides superior traction, flotation, stability and speed to work in a wide range of applications and underfoot conditions.


Net Power 54.4 kW
Gross Power 55.4 kW
Gross Power - SAE J1995 55.4 kW
Net Power - SAE 1349 54.4 kW
Displacement 3.3 l
Bore 94 mm
Stroke 120 mm
Net Power - ISO 9249 54.9 kW
Peak Torque - 1,500 rpm - SAE J1995 265 N·m
Operating Weight 4487 kg
Operating Specifications
Tipping Load 2663 kg
Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder 3304 kg
Ground Contact Area - With 400 mm/15.7 in Track 1.3 kPa
Rated Operating Capacities - 35% Tipping Load 932 kg
Rated Operating Capacities - 50% Tipping Load 1331 kg
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight 1444 m²
Ground Contact Area - With 450 mm/17.7 in Track 1.47 m²
Ground Pressure - With 400 mm/15.7 in Track 33.9 kPa
Ground Pressure - With 450 mm/17.7 in Track 30 kPa
Length - Track on Ground 1630 mm
Overall Length - Track 2129 mm
Height - Top of Cab 2113 mm
Ground Clearance 226 mm
Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position 198 mm
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift 3173 mm
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump 2485 mm
Length - With Bucket on Ground 3714 mm
Length - Without Bucket 2995 mm
Maximum Overall Height 4051 mm
Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel to Ground 1373 mm
Reach - Maximum Lift/Dump 575 mm
Turning Radius from Center - Bucket 2256 mm
Turning Radius from Center - Coupler 1410 mm
Turning Radius from Center - Machine Rear 1796 mm
Vehicle Width (400 mm/15.7 in tracks) 1931 mm
Vehicle Width (450 mm/17.7 in tracks) 1981 mm
Hydraulic System
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow XPS - Hydraulic Power (Calculated) 57 kPa
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow XPS - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow 121 l/min
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow XPS - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure 28000 kW
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Hydraulic Power (Calculated) 33 l/min
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Flow 86 kPa
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Pressure 23000 kPa
Power Train
Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - One Speed 7.2 km/h
Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - Two Speed 11.3 km/h
Service Refill Capacities
Cooling System 14 l
Engine Crankcase 11 l
Fuel Tank 94 l
Hydraulic System 52 l
Hydraulic Tank 39 l
Noise Level
Inside Cab** 83 dB(A)
Outside Cab*** 103 dB(A)



Comfortable Cab

Comfortable Cab
Industry leading sealed and pressurized cab option provides a cleaner and quieter operating environment with excellent work tool visibility. Available high-back, heated, air ride seat with seat mounted adjustable joystick controls makes the D Series the industry leader in operator comfort.

Outstanding Power

Outstanding Power
High performance power train provides maximum performance and production capability through the Electronic Torque Management system, standard two speed travel and an industry exclusive electronic hand/foot throttle with decel pedal capability. Electronically controlled Cat C3.3B engine provides high horsepower and torque while meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final (EU Stage IIIB) emission standards. High Flow XPS hydraulic system is available for applications that demand maximum hydraulic work tool performance.

Versatility to Tackle Any Job

Versatility to Tackle Any Job
Cat “Intelligent Leveling” system (ILEV) provides industry leading technology, integration and optional features such as dual direction self level, work tool return to dig and work tool positioner. Standard fully independent torsion axle suspension combined with the optional Speed Sensitive Ride Control system improves operation on rough terrain, enabling better load retention, increased productivity and greater operator comfort. Broad range of performance matched Cat Work Tools makes the Cat Compact Track Loader the most versatile machine on the job site.

Advanced Display

Advanced Display
Maximize machine capability and control with optional Advanced Display providing on-screen adjustments for implement response, hystat response and creep control. The display also features multi-language functionality with customizable layouts, security system and rearview camera.

Easy Service

Easy Service
Ground level access to all daily service and routine maintenance points helps reduce machine downtime for greater productivity.

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