232D3 Skid Steer Loader

232D3 Skid Steer Loader

Overview

The Cat® 232D3 Skid Steer Loader, with its vertical lift design, delivers extended reach and lift height for quick and easy truck loading. Its stability and lifting performance provides excellent material handling.

Quiet and Comfortable
The industry leading sealed and pressurized cab option provides the operator with a cleaner and quieter operating environment with excellent work tool visibility. Continuing the industry leading trend, the D3 Series also includes as standard, seat mounted adjustable joystick controls for operator c...
Maximum Performance
High performance power train provides maximum performance and production capability through the Electronic Torque Management system, standard two speed travel and an electronic hand/foot throttle with decel pedal capability.
Making Your Job Easier
Cat® “Intelligent Leveling” system provides industry leading technology, integration, and available features such as dual direction self level, work tool return to dig, and work tool positioner.
Optimized Machine Capability
Maximize machine capability and control with the available Advanced Display, providing on-screen adjustments for implement response, hystat response and creep control. Also features multi-language functionality with customizable layouts, security system and rearview camera.
Quiet and Comfortable
The industry leading sealed and pressurized cab option provides the operator with a cleaner and quieter operating environment with excellent work tool visibility. Continuing the industry leading trend, the D3 Series also includes as standard, seat mounted adjustable joystick controls for operator comfort.
Maximum Performance
High performance power train provides maximum performance and production capability through the Electronic Torque Management system, standard two speed travel and an electronic hand/foot throttle with decel pedal capability.
Making Your Job Easier
Cat® “Intelligent Leveling” system provides industry leading technology, integration, and available features such as dual direction self level, work tool return to dig, and work tool positioner.
Optimized Machine Capability
Maximize machine capability and control with the available Advanced Display, providing on-screen adjustments for implement response, hystat response and creep control. Also features multi-language functionality with customizable layouts, security system and rearview camera.

Air Conditioning System (if equipped)

Air Conditioning
The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 0.81 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.158 metric tonnes.

Noise Level

Note (2)
*The declared dynamic operator sound pressure levels per ISO 6396:2008. The measurements were conducted with the cab doors and windows closed and at 70% of the maximum engine cooling fan speed. The sound level may vary at different engine cooling fan spee
Note (1)
Cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.
Outside Cab**
101 dB(A)
Inside Cab*
83 dB(A)
Note (3)
**The labeled sound power level for the CE marked configurations when measured according to the test procedure and conditions specified in 2000/14/EC.

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight
2000lb
Note
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, single speed, 1576 mm (62 in) low profile bucket, Cat 10 × 16.5 tires, standard flow hydraulics, C1 cab (OROPS, mechanical seat), 850 CCA battery,
Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder
3928lb
Tipping Load
3800lb
Rated Operating Capacity
1900lb

Weights

Note
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, single speed, 1576 mm (62 in) low profile bucket, Cat 10 × 16.5 tires, standard flow hydraulics, C1 cab (OROPS, mechanical seat), 850 CCA battery,
Operating Weight
6514lb

Engine

Engine Model
Cat C2.2 CRDI
Net Power - ISO 9249
66.5HP
Net Flywheel Power
65.8HP
Peak Torque - 1,500 rpm - SAE J1995
153ft·lbf
Bore
3.3in
Stroke
3.9in
Displacement
134.3in³
Net Power - SAE 1349
65.8HP
Gross Power - SAE J1995
67.1HP

Service Refill Capacities

Chain Box - Each Side
1.8gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
9gal (US)
Hydraulic System
11.9gal (US)
Fuel Tank
15.1gal (US)
Engine Crankcase
2.6gal (US)
Cooling System
3.2gal (US)

Power Train

Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - Two Speed Option
11.1mile/h
Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - One Speed
7.6mile/h

Cab

FOPS
ISO 3449:2005 Level I
ROPS
ISO 3471:2008

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)
50.9HP
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Pressure
3336psi
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Flow
18gal/min
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure
3336psi
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)
35.5HP
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow
26gal/min

Dimensions

Turning Radius from Center - Coupler
43.4in
Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height
88.2°
Reach - Maximum Lift/Dump
25.7in
Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel to Ground
49.2in
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift
118.1in
Turning Radius from Center - Bucket
77.8in
Bumper Overhang - Behind Rear Axle
35.2in
Length - With Bucket on Ground
127.3in
Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position
8.4in
Note
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, single speed, 1576 mm (62 in) low profile bucket, Cat 10 × 16.5 tires, standard flow hydraulics, C1 cab (OROPS, mechanical seat), 850 CCA battery,
Turning Radius from Center - Machine Rear
59.6in
Maximum Overall Height
150.9in
Bucket Pin Reach - Maximum Lift
8.8in
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump
88.7in
Length - Without Bucket
99.3in
Maximum Dump Angle
47.4°
Ground Clearance
6.7in
Departure Angle
27.9°
Vehicle Width over Tires
58.9in
Height - Top of Cab
79.9in
Wheel Base
41.5in

Standard/Optional Features

Standard Equipment:

  • Electrical
    • 12 volt Electrical System
    • 80 ampere Alternator
    • Ignition Key Start/Stop Switch
    • Lights: Gauge Backlighting, Two Rear Tail Lights, Two Adjustable Front and Rear Halogen Lights, Dome Light
    • Backup Alarm
    • Heavy Duty Battery, 850 CCA
  • Operator Environment
    • Gauges: Fuel Level, Hour Meter
    • Operator Warning System Indicators: Air Filter Restriction, Alternator Output, Armrest Raised/Operator Out of Seat, Engine Coolant Temperature, Engine Oil Pressure, Glow Plug Activation, Hydraulic Filter Restriction, Hydraulic Oil Temperature, Parking Brake Engaged
    • Fold In Ergonomic Contoured Armrest
    • Control Interlock System, when operator leaves seat or armrest raised: Hydraulic System Disables, Hydrostatic Transmission Disables, Parking Brake Engages
    • ROPS Cab, Open, Tilt Up
    • FOPS, Level I
    • Top and Rear Windows
    • Floor Mat
    • Interior Rearview Mirror
    • 12 volt Electric Socket
    • Horn
    • Hand (Dial) Throttle, Electronic
    • Adjustable Joystick Controls
    • Anti-theft Security System with 6-button Keypad
    • Storage Compartment with Netting
  • Power Train
    • Cat C2.2, Turbo Diesel Engine, Meeting Tier 4 Final and Stage IIIB* emission standards (*Stage IIIB engines comply with the transition provisions of the EU non-road emission regulation.)
    • Air Cleaner, Dual Element, Radial Seal
    • S·O·SSM Sampling Valve, Hydraulic Oil
    • Filters, Cartridge-type, Hydraulic
    • Filters, Canister-type, Fuel and Water Separator
    • ATAAC/Radiator/Hydraulic Oil Cooler (side-by-side)
    • Spring Applied, Hydraulically Released Parking Brakes
    • Hydrostatic Transmission
    • Four Wheel Chain Drive
  • Other
    • Engine Enclosure, Lockable
    • Extended Life Antifreeze, –36° C (–33° F)
    • Machine Tie Down Points (6)
    • Support, Lift Arm
    • Hydraulic Oil Level Sight Gauge
    • Radiator Coolant Level Sight Gauge
    • Radiator, Expansion Bottle
    • Cat ToughGuard Hose
    • Auxiliary, Hydraulics, Continuous Flow
    • Heavy Duty, Flat Faced Quick Disconnects with Integrated Pressure Release
    • Split D-Ring to Route Work Tool Hoses Along Side of Left Lift Arm
    • Electrical Outlet, Beacon
    • Belly Pan Cleanout
    • Variable Speed Demand Fan
    • Product Link PL240, Cellular
  • Mandatory Equipment
    • Hydraulics, Standard or High Flow
    • Quick Coupler, Mechanical or Powered
    • Highly Visible Seat Belt, 50 mm (2 in) or 75 mm (3 in)
    • EU Preparation Package (Europe only)
    • Power Train: One Speed, One Speed with Ride Control, Two Speed
    • Tires, 10 × 16.5
    • PERFORMANCE PACKAGES:
      – Performance Package H1: Standard Flow Hydraulics (No Self Level)
      – Performance Package H2: Standard Flow Hydraulics, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise and Lower), Work Tool Return to Dig, Work Tool Positioner, and Electronic Snubbing (Raise and Lower)
      – Performance Package H3: High Flow Hydraulics, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise and Lower), Work Tool Return to Dig, Work Tool Positioner, and Electronic Snubbing (Raise and Lower)
    • COMFORT PACKAGES:
      – Open ROPS (C1): Foot Throttle, Headliner, Cup Holder, and choice of Seat (High Back, Heated, Air Ride Seat) (No Heater or Door)
      – Enclosed ROPS with A/C (C3): Foot Throttle, Headliner, Heater and Defroster, Air Conditioner, Side Windows, Cup Holder, Radio Ready, choice of Seat (Mechanical Suspension or High Back, Heated, Air Ride Seat) and Door (Glass or Polycarbonate)

Optional Equipment:

  • Optional Equipment
    • External Counterweights
    • Beacon, Rotating
    • Engine Block Heater – 120V
    • Oil, Hydraulic, Cold Operation
    • Product Link PL641, Cellular
    • Advanced Display with Rearview Camera: Full Color, 127 mm (5 in) LCD screen, Advanced Multi-operator Security System, On-screen Adjustments for Implement Response, Hystat Response, and Creep Control; Standard equipment in Europe only
    • Bluetooth® Radio with Microphone (AM/FM/Weather Band Receiver with USB and Auxiliary Input Jack)

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Engine Model
Cat C2.2 CRDI
Net Power - ISO 9249
66.5 HP
Net Flywheel Power
65.8 HP
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