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Overview – CAT TH255 Telehandler

The Cat TH255 Telehandler is built to handle a variety of jobs and its compact size is ideal for navigating crowded job sites. All day operator comfort and efficiency is ensured through the easy to read control layout, the single joystick control with rocker switch is easier to operate and has multi-function capability.

Compact Dimensions

The TH255C is purpose built to be able to gain entrance to narrow spaces and navigate space constrained sites. The super compact telehandler is perfect for working in small spaces and low buildings.

Power Train

Designed for a range of construction and agricultural applications, the Cat® TH255C features an efficient 55 kW (74 hp) engine coupled to a hydrostatic transmission.


In order to help you get the most out of your machine, the Cat TH255C is exceptionally versatile and can use a range of attachments, including those fitting a universal quick coupler.


The cab includes a durable, fitted rubber floor mat and common Cat® key for all lockable areas and the ignition. An instrument gauge cluster provides critical information and is sealed for reliability in all types of weather.

The single joystick control with rocker switch is easier to operate and has multi-function capability. And it’s so roomy you won’t believe you’re in a compact machine.

Additional options include air conditioning, a work light package with high vision cab-mounted work lights for nighttime usage and a road light package with headlights, taillights, hazard lights and more.

A Longitude Stability Indicator (LSI) in the operator’s line of sight is an important safety feature that is designed to avoid any compromise in the machine’s forward stability

Superior Manoeuverability

Low access buildings are no problem for the 1.9 m height of the TH255. Its 3.2 m turning radius lets you get in, get to work and get out without slowing your productivity. Full-time four-wheel drive and three steering modes— crab, circle and two-wheel—keep you ready to battle any kind of terrain.

Lift and Access

A major feature of the TH255 is this machine’s ability to place loads at height—a feature not found on skid steer loaders or compact wheel loaders. With 2500 kg capacity and up to 5.6 m of lift height, you’ve got the strength and power to take loads up and out.

Cat TH255 Tele-Handler Specifications At A Glance

  • Operating Weight – 4899kg
  • Rated Load Capacity – 2500 kg
  • Maximum Lift Height – 5600 mm
  • Maximum Forward Reach – 3250 mm
  • Capacity at Max Height – 1360 kg
  • Capacity at Max Reach – 860 kg


Engine Model TD 2.9L L4*
Gross Power 74.0 hp
Displacement 177.0 in3
Maximum Torque @ 1,800 rpm 193.0 lbf-ft
Note *U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards


Operating Weight with Carriage and Forks 11000.0 lb