Cat 226B3 Skid Steer Loader

226B Series 3 Skid Steer Loader

Scroll for more info about


Engine Model Cat® C2.2 T
Net Flywheel Power 56 HP
Gross Power 61 HP
Gross Power - SAE J1995 61 HP
Net Power - ISO 9249 EEC 56 HP
Net Power - SAE 1349 56 HP
Displacement 134 in³
Stroke 3.9 in
Bore 3.3 in
Operating Weight 5822 lb
Operating Specifications
Rated Operating Capacity 1500 lb
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight 1600 lb
Tipping Load 3000 lb
Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder 4083 lb
Wheel Base 39 in
Length - With Bucket on Ground 127 in
Length - Without Bucket 99 in
Height - Top of Cab 77 in
Vehicle Width over Tires 60 in
Maximum Overall Height 146 in
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift 112 in
Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position 8 in
Reach - Maximum Lift/Dump 20 in
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump 85.4 in
Ground Clearance 8 in
Departure Angle 26°
Bumper Overhang - Rear Axle 38 in
Maximum Dump Angle 40°
Turn Radius from Center - Rear 59 in
Turn Radius from Center - Coupler 47 in
Turn Radius from Center - Bucket 77 in
Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel 51 in
Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height 81°
Hydraulic System
Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure 3335 psi
Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow 27 gal/min
Hydraulic Power (1) 31.1 HP
Hydraulic Power (2) 50.6 HP
Hydraulic Flow (1) Standard
Loader Hydraulic Pressure 3335 psi
Loader Hydraulic Flow (1) 16 gal/min
Hydraulic Power - Calculated 50.6 HP
Hydraulic Flow (2) High Flow
Loader Hydraulic Flow (2) 27 gal/min
ROPS SAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471:1994
FOPS SAE J1043 SEPT87, ISO 3449:1992 Level I
FOPS Level II SAE J231 JAN81, ISO 3449:1992 Level II
Power Train
Travel Speed Forward 7.9 mile/h
Travel Speed Reverse 7.9 mile/h
Service Refill Capacities
Chain Box - Each Side 1.6 gal (US)
Cooling System 2.6 gal (US)
Engine Crankcase 2.6 gal (US)
Fuel Tank 15.4 gal (US)
Hydraulic System 14.5 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank 9.2 gal (US)


Operator Station

All Day Comfort
Comfort and ease of operation have been designed into every aspect of the operator station. The wide, spacious interior and uncluttered floor provide a comfortable work environment with excellent head, shoulder and leg room to keep productivity high and fatigue low. The adjustable seat and low effort controls keep the operator comfortable throughout the work day.
Low Effort Joystick Controls
Ergonomic, pilot hydraulic controls deliver precise control with minimal effort. The right joystick controls the loader raise, lower and tilt functions while the left joystick controls the forward and reverse travel speed plus direction. Optional deluxe joysticks provide additional auxiliary controls with fingertip control of many work tool functions, including proportional work tool hydraulics and work tool electrical. Basic and deluxe joystick functions include one-touch continuous auxiliary hydraulic flow and momentary auxiliary hydraulic flow.
Excellent Visibility
The wide cab opening offers an exceptional view to the work tool. The sloped angle of the engine compartment allows excellent visibility to the rear of the machine. The standard rear view mirror gives the operator a panoramic view of the machine's rear and sides. The side windows remove easily for cleaning.
Additional Features for Maximum Comfort
The B-Series 3 machines offer the following additional features to help you on the job:
  • Suspension seat option for even greater operator comfort.
  • Easy to read instrument panels.
  • Optional air conditioner and heater for greater comfort in extreme conditions.
  • Standard floor mat with footrest provides non-slip surface and can be removed for easy cleaning.
  • Ergonomic, contoured and padded armbar provides comfortable operation.


High Performance Hydraulic System
Maximum power and reliability are built into the machine's hydraulic system. In addition to providing power to the wheels, this system also provides the loader lift and tilt functions, powers the auxiliary circuit to drive work tools and drives the engine cooling fan. The hydraulic pumps are driven directly off the engine for maximum hydraulic performance and reliability - no belts are used. The hydraulic system also features:
  • Standard auxiliary hydraulics to power work tools that are available through quick connect hydraulic couplings rigidly mounted to the loader arm.
  • Cat ToughGuard™ hoses for increased reliability and durability.
High Flow Hydraulics
High flow hydraulic system is available on the 226B Series 3 for greater machine versatility and increased work tool performance.
High Efficiency Cooling System
Cooling capacity is maximized through the use of a side-by-side cooling package and hydraulically driven cooling fan.
  • High-efficiency, hydraulic oil cooler lets the machine work longer and harder in higher ambient temperatures, even with continuous work tool usage.
  • Efficient, hydraulically driven cooling fan provides cooling even when the machine is under load.
  • Optional variable speed demand fan provides improved fuel efficiency, increased machine performance, reduced sound levels and improved cold weather performance.

Power Train

Cat Engine
The high performance power train provides high engine horsepower and torque. The B-Series 3 machines feature rugged, reliable Cat engines that meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Interim and EU Stage IIIA emissions requirements.
Hand and Foot Throttles
Hand and foot throttles allow the operator to match engine speed to the task. The hand throttle is ideal for jobs requiring constant engine speed such as cold planing, trenching or snow blowing. The foot throttle lets the operator vary engine speed and minimize fuel consumption for other tasks such as load and carry, truck loading, grading and dozing.
Anti-Stall Feature
The anti-stall system maximizes machine power at all times by matching the engine torque with the operational requirements of the hystat and implement systems. This load sensing feature prevents the engine from stalling even during part throttle operation, keeping productivity high and fuel consumption low.

Lift Linkages

Radial Lift
The 226B Series 3, with its radial lift design, delivers excellent digging performance with superior mid-lift reach.

Work Tools

The Right Tool for the Job
Get the most out of your machine with the comprehensive line of Cat Work Tools. Designed and built for optimum performance and durability, these tools deliver high productivity in a variety of applications to maximize the versatility and flexibility of the Cat Skid Steer Loader:
  • Augers
  • Backhoes
  • Blades (angle, dozer)
  • Buckets (general purpose, high capacity, dirt, utility, light material, multi purpose, industrial grapple, utility grapple)
  • Brooms (angle, pickup, utility)
  • Brushcutters
  • Cold Planers
  • Forks (pallet, industrial grapple, utility grapple, utility)
  • Hydraulic Hammers
  • Landscape Tillers
  • Landscape Rakes
  • Material Handling Arm
  • Power Box Rakes
  • Shear
  • Snow Blowers
  • Stump Grinders
  • Trenchers
  • Vibratory Compactors
  • Wheel Saws
Quick Couplers
Work tools can be changed quickly and easily with the machine's quick coupler system. The standard quick coupler features manual engagement and disengagement of work tools using two high leverage handles. The optional hydraulic quick coupler allows the operator to quickly change tools without leaving the cab.


Easy Service
Convenient service features make maintenance easy, reducing your downtime:
  • Industry exclusive tilt-up cooling package provides superior access to service points and coolers.
  • Rear door opens 90 degrees for easy access to both sides of the engine.
  • Cab tilts rearward for easy access to all hydraulic pumps, motors, valves, lines and hydraulic tank.
  • Daily maintenance points are easily accessible.
  • Electrical wiring is color coded and numbered for easy identification.
  • S·O·SSM oil sampling valve is standard to allow regular monitoring of the hydraulic oil quality.

Customer Support

Superior Dealer Services
Your Cat dealer is ready to assist you with your purchase decision and everything after.
  • Make comparisons of machines, with estimates of component life, preventative maintenance and cost of production
  • Financing packages are flexible to meet your needs
  • Your Cat dealer can evaluate the cost to repair, rebuild and replace your machine, so you can make the right decision
  • For more information on Cat products, dealer services and industry solutions, visit us at



Contact us for any advise.



  • Call
  • Arrow

Request a quotation


  • Call
  • Arrow

Call us


Send us an e-mail

How would you like us to contact you? *
Department *