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The Cat® 249D Compact Track Loader, with its vertical lift design, delivers extended reach and lift height for quick and easy truck loading. Its standard, suspended undercarriage system provides superior traction, flotation, stability and speed to work in a wide range of applications and underfoot conditions. The 249D features the following:

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

Available high-back, heated, air ride seat with seat mounted adjustable joystick controls makes the D Series the industry leader in operator comfort.

High performance power train

Provides maximum performance and production capability through the Electronic Torque Management system and an electronic hand/foot throttle with decel pedal capability.

High Flow hydraulic system

Is available for applications that demand maximum hydraulic work tool performance.

Broader range of applications

With an optional wide bar-tread track that delivers better traction in snow, more flotation and less ground disturbance.

Electronically controlled Cat C2.2 engine

Provides high horsepower and torque while meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final (EU Stage IIIB) emission standards.

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.

Maximize machine capability and control

With optional 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.

Ground level access

To all daily service and routine maintenance points helps reduce machine downtime for greater productivity.

Broad range of performance matched Cat Work Tools

Makes the Cat Compact Track Loader the most versatile machine on the job site.


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


Operating Weight 7,685 lb



Travel Speed (Forward or Reverse) 7.0 mph


Loader Hydraulic Pressure 3,336 psi
Loader Hydraulic Flow 18 gal/min
Hydraulic Power (calculated) 35.5 hp
High Flow
Loader Hydraulic Pressure 3,336 psi
Loader Hydraulic Flow 26 gal/min
Hydraulic Power (calculated) 50.9 hp


Rated Operating Capacity:
35% Tipping Load 1,610 lb
50% Tipping Load 2,300 lb
Rated Operating Capacity
with Optional Counterweight 2,500 lb
Tipping Load 4,600 lb
Breakout Force, Tilt Cylinder 3,963 lb
Ground Contact Area (320 mm/12.6 in track) 1,373 in2
Ground Contact Area (400 mm/15.7 in track) 1,716 in2
Ground Pressure (320 mm/12.6 in track) 5.6 psi
Ground Pressure (400 mm/15.7 in track) 4.6 psi