232D3 Skid Steer Loader

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.

Category:

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.

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
  • 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)

Additional information

Offering Type

Engine - Gross Power - SAE J1995

44.9 kW ( 60.2 HP )

Operating Specifications - Rated Operating Capacity

865 kg ( 1900 lb )

Weights - Operating Weight

2955 kg ( 6514 lb )

Dimensions - Wheel Base

1054 mm ( 41.5 in )

Dimensions - Height - Top of Cab

2029 mm ( 79.9 in )

Dimensions - Vehicle Width over Tires

1497 mm ( 58.9 in )

Dimensions - Ground Clearance

170 mm ( 6.7 in )

Dimensions - Departure Angle

27.9°

Dimensions - Maximum Dump Angle

47.4°

Dimensions - Reach - Maximum Lift/Dump

653 mm ( 25.7 in )

Dimensions - Turning Radius from Center - Machine Rear

1513 mm ( 59.6 in )

Dimensions - Length - Without Bucket

2523 mm ( 99.3 in )

Dimensions - Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel to Ground

1249 mm ( 49.2 in )

Dimensions - Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position

214 mm ( 8.4 in )

Dimensions - Length - With Bucket on Ground

3233 mm ( 127.3 in )

Dimensions - Bucket Pin Reach - Maximum Lift

224 mm ( 8.8 in )

Dimensions - Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height

88.2°

Dimensions - Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump

2254 mm ( 88.7 in )

Dimensions - Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift

3001 mm ( 118.1 in )

Dimensions - Bumper Overhang - Behind Rear Axle

894 mm ( 35.2 in )

Dimensions - Turning Radius from Center - Coupler

1102 mm ( 43.4 in )

Dimensions - Maximum Overall Height

3832 mm ( 150.9 in )

Dimensions - 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, manual quick coupler, no self level and no optional counterweights (unless otherwise noted).

Dimensions - Turning Radius from Center - Bucket

1976 mm ( 77.8 in )

Hydraulic System - Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Pressure

23000 kPa ( 3336 psi )

Hydraulic System - Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow

99 l/min ( 26 gal/min )

Hydraulic System - Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)

38 kW ( 50.9 HP )

Hydraulic System - Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Flow

69 l/min ( 18 gal/min )

Hydraulic System - Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure

23000 kPa ( 3336 psi )

Hydraulic System - Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)

26.5 kW ( 35.5 HP )

Cab - ROPS

ISO 3471:2008

Cab - FOPS

ISO 3449:2005 Level I

Power Train - Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - Two Speed Option

17.8 km/h ( 11.1 mile/h )

Power Train - Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - One Speed

12.3 km/h ( 7.6 mile/h )

Service Refill Capacities - Cooling System

12 l ( 3.2 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Engine Crankcase

10 l ( 2.6 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Fuel Tank

57 l ( 15.1 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Hydraulic System

45 l ( 11.9 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Hydraulic Tank

34 l ( 9 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Chain Box - Each Side

7 l ( 1.8 gal (US) )

Engine - Net Power - SAE 1349

44 kW ( 58.9 HP )

Engine - Displacement

2.2 l ( 134.3 in³ )

Engine - Stroke

100 mm ( 3.9 in )

Engine - Bore

84 mm ( 3.3 in )

Engine - Net Flywheel Power

44 kW ( 58.9 HP )

Engine - Peak Torque - 1,500 rpm - SAE J1995

183 N·m ( 135 ft·lbf )

Engine - Net Power - ISO 9249

44.4 kW ( 59.6 HP )

Engine Model

Cat C2.2†

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, manual quick coupler, no self level and no optional counterweights (unless otherwise noted).

Operating Specifications - Tipping Load

1725 kg ( 3800 lb )

Operating Specifications - Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder

1782 kg ( 3928 lb )

Operating Specifications - Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight

910 kg ( 2000 lb )

Operating Specifications - 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, manual quick coupler, no self level and no optional counterweights (unless otherwise noted).

Engine - Note

†Engine meeting Brazil Mar-1 emission standards emits equivalent to U.S. EPA Tier 4 Interim.

Noise Level - Inside Cab*

83 dB(A)

Noise Level - Outside Cab**

101 dB(A)

Noise Level - Note (2)

**The labeled sound power level for the CE marked configurations when measured according to the test procedure and conditions specified in 2000/14/EC.

Noise Level - Note (1)

*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 speeds.

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.

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