246D3 Skid Steer Loader

246D3 Skid Steer Loader

Overview

The Cat® 246D3 Skid Steer Loader, with its radial lift design, delivers impressive mid-lift reach and excellent digging performance with outstanding drawbar power.

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.
A Smooth Ride
A standard, Speed Sensitive Ride Control system improves operation on rough terrain, enabling better load retention, increased productivity and greater operator comfort. *Photo shown may vary from machine referenced.
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.
A Smooth Ride
A standard, Speed Sensitive Ride Control system improves operation on rough terrain, enabling better load retention, increased productivity and greater operator comfort. *Photo shown may vary from machine referenced.

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 1.0 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.430 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)
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.
Inside Cab*
81 dB(A)

Operating Specifications

Note
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, one speed, OROPS, 1676 mm (68 in) low profile bucket, Cat PC 12 × 16.5 tires, standard flow hydraulics, mechanical suspension seat, no optional cou
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight
2410lb
Tipping Load
4400lb
Rated Operating Capacity
2200lb
Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder
7355lb

Weights

Note
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, one speed, OROPS, 1676 mm (68 in) low profile bucket, Cat PC 12 × 16.5 tires, standard flow hydraulics, mechanical suspension seat, no optional cou
Operating Weight
7478lb

Engine

Net Flywheel Power
72.9HP
Net Power - ISO 9249
73.7HP
Engine Model
Cat C3.3B DIT (turbo)
Peak Torque - 1,500 rpm - SAE J1995
195ft·lbf
Bore
3.7in
Stroke
4.7in
Displacement
203in³
Net Power - SAE 1349
72.9HP
Gross Power - SAE J1995
74.3HP

Service Refill Capacities

Hydraulic Tank
10.3gal (US)
Hydraulic System
13.7gal (US)
Fuel Tank
27.7gal (US)
Cooling System
3.7gal (US)
Engine Crankcase
3gal (US)
Chain Box - Each Side
3.3gal (US)

Power Train

Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - Two Speed Option
11mile/h
Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - One Speed
7.7mile/h

Cab

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

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Flow
23gal/min
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow XPS - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow
32gal/min
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow XPS - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)
76HP
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow XPS - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure
4061psi
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)
44HP
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Pressure
3335psi

Dimensions

Reach - Maximum Lift/Dump
23.6in
Note
Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, one speed, OROPS, 1676 mm (68 in) low profile bucket, Cat PC 12 × 16.5 tires, standard flow hydraulics, mechanical suspension seat, no optional cou
Turning Radius from Center - Machine Rear
71.2in
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump
97.1in
Turning Radius from Center - Bucket
85.9in
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift
124.2in
Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position
7.9in
Turning Radius from Center - Coupler
55.2in
Length - With Bucket on Ground
146in
Maximum Overall Height
158.7in
Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel to Ground
54.6in
Length - Without Bucket
117.8in
Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height
96°
Bumper Overhang - Behind Rear Axle
42.6in
Maximum Dump Angle
39°
Departure Angle
26°
Ground Clearance
8.9in
Vehicle Width over Tires
66in
Wheel Base
49.2in
Height - Top of Cab
83.1in

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 Rear Halogen Working Lights, Two Adjustable Front Halogen Lights, Dome Light
    • Backup Alarm
    • Heavy Duty Battery, 850 CCA
  • Operator Environment
    • 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
    • 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, Park Brake Engaged, Engine Emission System
    • Adjustable Vinyl Seat
    • 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 C3.3B, Turbo Diesel Engine, Meeting Tier 4 Final and Stage V Emission Standards
    • Air Cleaner, Dual Element, Radial Seal
    • S·O·SSM Sampling Valve, Hydraulic Oil
    • Filters, Cartridge-type, Hydraulic
    • Filters, Canister-type, Fuel and Water Separator
    • 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 XPS
    • Quick Coupler, Mechanical or Powered
    • High Visibility Seat Belt, 50 mm (2 in) or 75 mm (3 in)
    • Power Train: One Speed, One Speed with Speed Sensitive Ride Control, Two Speed or Two Speed with Speed Sensitive Ride Control
    • 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 XPS, 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 (C0): Static Seat (No Foot Throttle, Headliner, Heater or Door)
      – Open ROPS (C1): Foot Throttle, Headliner, Cup Holder, and choice of Seat (Mechanical Suspension or High Back, Heated, Air Ride Seat) (No Heater or Door)
      – Enclosed ROPS with Heater (C2): Foot Throttle, Headliner, Heater and Defroster, Side Windows, Cup Holder, Radio Ready, choice of Seat (Mechanical Suspension or High Back, Heated, Air Ride Seat) and Door (Glass or Polycarbonate)
      – Enclosed ROPS with A/C (C3): C2 + Air Conditioner

Optional Equipment:

  • Optional Equipment
    • Hand-Foot Style Controls
    • External Counterweights
    • Beacon, Rotating
    • Engine Block Heater – 120V
    • Oil, Hydraulic, Cold Operation
    • Paint, Custom
    • Heavy Duty Battery, 1,000 CCA
    • Product Link PL641, Cellular
    • Bluetooth® Radio with Microphone (AM/FM/Weather Band Receiver with USB and Auxiliary Input Jack)

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