426 Backhoe Loader

Caterpillar has a well proven history in the construction equipment industry and has been producing the highest quality machines for 90 years, making progress possible and driving positive and sustainable change on every continent. For over 35 years, from the A Series to current product we have produced backhoe loaders that are designed with the operator in mind, providing reliability, power and a quality operator environment. The Cat 426 Backhoe Loader continues this tradition, providing a machine to help you grow your business.

Operator Station – Everyone can get comfortable in this cab.

Power Train – Powerful performance.

Loader Performance – Parallel lift and superior breakout forces.

Backhoe Performance – Versatile design for any application.

Powerful and Efficient Hydraulics – Load-sensing system delivers improved fuel economy.

Serviceability – Easy service to keep your machine working.

Customer Support – Unrivaled customer support network.

Work Tools – A solution for every job.

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Standard Equipment

CAB
  • Canopy, Base
  • See Cab Options Page
  • Cab ROPS (Roll Over Protective Structure) and FOPS (Falling Objects Protective Structure) are standard. ROPS offered by Caterpillar for this machine meets ROPS criteria ISO 3471:2008 and FOPS criteria ISO 3449:2005
TIRES/STEERING/BRAKES
  • Two Wheel Drive
  • Hydraulic Boosted Brakes (dual pedals)
  • Tires 12-16.5 (Front) – 2WD
  • Tires 12.5/80-18 (Front) – AWD
  • Tires 16.9-28 Rear
ENGINE/TRANSMISSION
  • Battery 750 CCA, Maintenance Free (standard)
  • Engine 68.5 kW (93 hp) Cat 3054C
  • Transmission Neutralizer
  • Transmission, 4 Speed Manual
INPUT
  • Controls, Mechanical Lever
  • Power Steering, Hydrostatic
OTHER ATTACHMENTS
  • Tool Storage Box
  • Transport Tie – Downs
GUARDS
  • Loader Safety Brace
BOOM STICKS AND LINKAGES – BACKHOE
  • Stick Standard
  • Transport Lock, Swing
  • Transport Lock, Boom
HYDRAULICS
  • Hydraulic Pump (132 L/min)
  • Side Shift Lock (electro-hydraulic)
  • Hydraulic Oil Cooler
HYDRAULICS – LOADER
  • Loader Kickout, Float
  • Parallel Lift
ELECTRICAL
  • Product Link, Cellular
  • Reversing Alarm
  • 12 Volt Electrical System
  • 120 Ampere Alternator

Additional information

Offering Type

Engine - Power - Net

66.4 kW ( 89 HP )

Weights - Operating Weight - Nominal

8425 kg ( 18574 lb )

Weights - Operating Weight - Maximum

11000 kg ( 24251 lb )

Engine - Emissions

Engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 2/EU Stage II equivalent emission standards.

Engine - Maximum Torque - 1,400 rpm

394 N·m ( 291 ft·lbf )

Engine - Bore

105 mm ( 401 in )

Engine - Stroke

127 mm ( 5 in )

Hydraulic System - Type

Closed Center

Hydraulic System - Pump Type

Variable Flow, Axial Piston

Hydraulic System - System Pressure - Backhoe

250 bar ( 3626 psi )

Hydraulic System - System Pressure - Loader

250 bar ( 3626 psi )

Service Refill Capacities - Cooling System

22 l ( 5.8 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Fuel Tank

160 l ( 42.3 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Engine Oil - With Filter

8.8 l ( 2.3 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Transmission - Power Shuttle - AWD

15 l ( 4 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Rear Axle

16.5 l ( 4.4 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Rear Axle - Planetaries

1.7 l ( 0.4 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Front Axle (AWD)

6.5 l ( 1.7 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Front Axle (AWD) - Planetaries

0.7 l ( 0.2 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Hydraulic System

106 l ( 28 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Hydraulic Tank

40 l ( 10.6 gal (US) )

Axle Ratings - Front Axle (AWD) - Static

22964 kg ( 50627 lb )

Axle Ratings - Front Axle (AWD) - Dynamic

9186 kg ( 20252 lb )

Axle Ratings - Rear Axle - Static

22964 kg ( 50627 lb )

Axle Ratings - Rear Axle - Dynamic

9186 kg ( 20252 lb )

Steering - Type

Front Wheel

Power Steering

Hydrostatic

Steering - AWD Cylinder, One (1) Double Acting - Bore

65 mm ( 2.6 in )

Steering - AWD Cylinder, One (1) Double Acting - Stroke

120 mm ( 4.7 in )

Steering - AWD Cylinder, One (1) Double Acting - Rod Diameter

36 mm ( 1.4 in )

Weights - Operating Weight

8425 kg ( 18574 lb )

Transmission - Note

Travel speeds of Four Wheel Drive backhoe loader at full throttle, when equipped with 16.9×28 rear tires.

Power Shuttle Transmission - Forward 3rd

21 km/h ( 13 mile/h )

Power Shuttle Transmission - Reverse 4th

40 km/h ( 24.9 mile/h )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: MP with Forks - 1 m3 - Dump Reach at Maximum Angle

822 mm ( 32.4 in )

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: Standard Stick - Maximum Operating Height

5721 mm ( 225.2 in )

Machine Dimensions - 426 Phase 2: MP - 1 m3 - Height to Top of Cab/Canopy

2895 mm ( 114 in )

Power Shuttle Transmission - Reverse 2nd

9.3 km/h ( 5.8 mile/h )

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: E-Stick Extended - Stabilizer Overall Width

2242 mm ( 88.3 in )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: MP - 1 m3 - Lift Capacity at Maximum Height

3496 kg ( 7707 lb )

Noise Level - Outside Cab

104 dB(A) ( 104 dB(A) )

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: Standard Stick - Bucket Dig Force

57.22 kN ( 12864 lbf )

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: Standard Stick - Loading Reach

1528 mm ( 60.2 in )

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: E-Stick Retracted - Loading Reach

1648 mm ( 64.9 in )

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: E-Stick Retracted - Bucket Rotation

205°

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: GP - 1.05 m3 - Tipping Load - Breakout Point

6225 kg ( 13724 lb )

Machine Dimensions - 426 Phase 2: GP - 1.05 m3 - Overall Width

2346 mm ( 92 in )

Brakes - Features (5)

Parking/secondary brakes are independent of the service brake system. Parking (secondary) brake is mechanically applied through a hand lever located in the right side console.

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: E-Stick Retracted - Maximum Operating Height

5722 mm ( 225.3 in )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: MP with Forks - 1 m3 - Width

2262 mm ( 89.1 in )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: GP - 1.05 m3 - Capacity

1.05 m³ ( 37.08 ft³ )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: GP - 1.05 m3 - Maximum Bucket Rollback at Ground Level

41°

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: MP - 1.0 m3 - Tipping Load - Breakout Point

7110 kg ( 15675 lb )

Machine Dimensions - 426 Phase 2: GP - 1.05 m3 - Height to Top of Cab/Canopy

2895 mm ( 114 in )

Brakes - Features (6)

Meets ISO 3450:2011 and CMVR requirements.

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: MP - 1 m3 - Maximum Hinge Pin Height

3449 mm ( 135.8 in )

Backhoe Digging Depth - E-Stick Extended

5697 mm ( 224.3 in )

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: Standard Stick - Swing Arc

180°

Power Shuttle Transmission - Forward 2nd

9.3 km/h ( 5.8 mile/h )

Axles - All Wheel Drive (AWD) - Features (1)

Heavy-duty rear axle with self adjusting inboard brakes and final drives.

Brakes - Features (2)

Completely enclosed and sealed.

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: E-Stick Retracted - Digging Depth, 2440 mm Flat Bottom

3806 mm ( 149.8 in )

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: E-Stick Extended - Loading Reach

2546 mm ( 100.2 in )

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: Standard Stick - Stick Dig Force

35.3 kN ( 7936 lbf )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: MP with Forks - 1 m3 - Maximum Hinge Pin Height

3449 mm ( 135.8 in )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: MP - 1 m3 - Maximum Bucket Rollback at Ground Level

42°

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: MP - 1 m3 - Grill to Bucket Cutting Edge, Carry Position

1449 mm ( 57 in )

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: E-Stick Extended - Digging Depth, Manufacturer's Maximum

5697 mm ( 224.3 in )

Steering - Turning Circle - AWD (inner wheel not braked) - Outside, Front Wheels

8.18 m ( 26.8 ft )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: MP with Forks - 1 m3 - Maximum Grading Angle

116°

Power Shuttle Transmission - Forward 1st

5.6 km/h ( 3.5 mile/h )

Weights* - Operating Weight - ROPS Capacity - Maximum

11000 kg ( 24251 lb )

Weights* - Minimum Counterweight Recommendations - E-Stick: Loader Bucket - MP

681 kg ( 1501 lb )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: MP with Forks - 1 m3 - Lift Breakout Force

51.04 kN ( 11474 lbf )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: MP - 1 m3 - Lift Breakout Force

53.95 kN ( 12128 lbf )

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: E-Stick Extended - Reach from Swing Pivot at Ground Line

6585 mm ( 259.3 in )

Steering - Turning Circle - AWD (inner wheel not braked) - Outside, Widest Loading Bucket

10.97 m ( 36 ft )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: GP - 1.05 m3 - Lift Breakout Force

54.48 kN ( 12248 lbf )

Noise Level - Inside Cab

80 dB(A) ( 80 dB(A) )

Brakes - Features (4)

Dual foot-operated boosted brake pedals can be interlocked for roading.

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: E-Stick Retracted - Loading Height

3947 mm ( 155.4 in )

Power Shuttle Transmission - Reverse 1st

5.6 km/h ( 3.5 mile/h )

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: Standard Stick - Bucket Rotation

205°

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: GP - 1.05 m3 - Dump Angle at Full Height

46°

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: MP - 1.0 m3 - Capacity

0.96 m³ ( 33.9 ft³ )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: MP with Forks - 1 m3 - Dump Angle at Full Height

46 ° ( 46 ° )

Machine Dimensions - 426 Phase 2: MP - 1 m3 - Overall Width

2346 mm ( 92 in )

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: E-Stick Retracted - Reach from Swing Pivot at Ground Line

5657 mm ( 222.7 in )

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: Standard Stick - Digging Depth, 600 mm Flat Bottom

4092 mm ( 161.1 in )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: MP - 1 m3 - Dump Angle at Full Height

46°

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: E-Stick Extended - Maximum Operating Height

6338 mm ( 249.5 in )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: GP - 1.05 m3 - Maximum Grading Angle

113°

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: GP - 1.05 m3 - Grill to Bucket Cutting Edge, Carry Position

1480 mm ( 58.3 in )

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: E-Stick Extended - Bucket Dig Force

56.61 kN ( 12726 lbf )

Machine Dimensions - 426 Phase 2: MP - 1 m3 - Overall Transportation Length

5681 mm ( 224 in )

Machine Dimensions - 426 Phase 2: MP - 1 m3 - Height to Top of Exhaust Stack

2716 mm ( 107 in )

Power Shuttle Transmission - Reverse 3rd

21 km/h ( 13 mile/h )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: MP - 1 m3 - Tilt Breakout Force

60.47 kN ( 13594 lbf )

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: Standard Stick - Digging Depth, SAE Maximum

4116 mm ( 162 in )

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: Standard Stick - Digging Depth, 600 mm Flat Bottom, Manufacturer's

4668 mm ( 183.8 in )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: MP - 1.0 m3 - Lift Breakout Force

54 kN ( 12140 lbf )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: MP with Forks - 1 m3 - Lift Capacity at Maximum Height

3172 kg ( 6993 lb )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: MP - 1 m3 - Dump Height at Maximum Angle

2766 mm ( 108.9 in )

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: Standard Stick - Loading Height

3934 mm ( 154.9 in )

Machine Dimensions - 426 Phase 2: MP - 1 m3 - Wheelbase AWD

2200 mm ( 87 in )

Weights* - Counterweights - Medium

240 kg ( 529 lb )

Weights* - Counterweights - High

460 kg ( 1014 lb )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: MP with Forks - 1 m3 - Capacity

1 m³ ( 35.3 ft³ )

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: E-Stick Retracted - Digging Depth, SAE Maximum

4191 mm ( 165 in )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: GP - 1.05 m3 - Maximum Hinge Pin Height

3449 mm ( 135.8 in )

Hydraulic System - Maximum Pump Capacity

132 l/min ( 34.9 gal/min )

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: Standard Stick - Digging Depth, Manufacturer's Maximum

4707 mm ( 185.3 in )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: MP - 1 m3 - Width

2262 mm ( 89.1 in )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: MP - 1 m3 - Capacity

1 m³ ( 35.3 ft³ )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: MP - 1.0 m3 - Width

2262 mm ( 89.1 in )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: MP - 1.0 m3 - Maximum Hinge Pin Height

3447 mm ( 135.7 in )

Engine - Rated Power (Standard) - 2,200 rpm - Gross - ISO 14396

68.5 kW ( 93 HP )

Power Shuttle Transmission - Forward 4th

40 km/h ( 24.9 mile/h )

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: E-Stick Extended - Stick Dig Force

24.59 kN ( 5528 lbf )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: MP with Forks - 1 m3 - Dump Height at Maximum Angle

2766 mm ( 108.9 in )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: MP - 1 m3 - Dump Reach at Maximum Angle

822 mm ( 32.4 in )

Machine Dimensions - 426 Phase 2: GP - 1.05 m3 - Overall Transportation Height - 4.3 m

3757 mm ( 148 in )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: MP - 1 m3 - Maximum Operating Height

4348 mm ( 171.2 in )

Weights* - Minimum Counterweight Recommendations - E-Stick: Loader Bucket - GP

530 kg ( 1168 lb )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: MP - 1 m3 - Tipping Load at Breakout Point

6301 kg ( 1389 lb )

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: E-Stick Extended - Digging Depth, SAE Maximum

5208 mm ( 205 in )

Machine Dimensions - 426 Phase 2: MP - 1 m3 - Overall Transportation Height - 4.3 m

3757 mm ( 148 in )

Machine Dimensions - 426 Phase 2: MP - 1 m3 - Rear Axle Centerline to Front Grill

2708 mm ( 107 in )

Brakes - Type

Fully enclosed boosted, hydraulic, multiple discs.

Backhoe Digging Depth - Dig Depth

4707 mm ( 185.3 in )

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: E-Stick Retracted - Bucket Dig Force

56.61 kN ( 12726 lbf )

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: E-Stick Retracted - Stabilizer Overall Width

2242 mm ( 88.3 in )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: MP with Forks - 1 m3 - Tipping Load at Breakout Point

6048 kg ( 13334 lb )

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: E-Stick Retracted - Digging Depth, Manufacturer's Maximum

4756 mm ( 187.2 in )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: MP with Forks - 1 m3 - Maximum Bucket Rollback at Ground Level

40°

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: GP - 1.05 m3 - Dump Height at Maximum Angle

2735 mm ( 107.7 in )

Machine Dimensions - 426 Phase 2: GP - 1.05 m3 - Height to Top of Exhaust Stack

2716 mm ( 107 in )

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: E-Stick Extended - Loading Height

4491 mm ( 176.8 in )

Backhoe Digging Depth - E-Stick Retracted

4756 mm ( 187.2 in )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: MP - 1 m3 - Digging Depth

145 mm ( 5.7 in )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: GP - 1.05 m3 - Width

2262 mm ( 89.1 in )

Weights* - Operating Weight - Estimated

8425 kg ( 18574 lb )

Weights* - Counterweights - Base

115 kg ( 254 lb )

Brakes - Features (1)

Inboard oil-immersed, hydraulically actuated multiple Kevlar discs on final drive input shaft.

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: E-Stick Extended - Digging Depth, 2440 mm Flat Bottom

4887 mm ( 192.4 in )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: MP - 1.0 m3 - Lift Capacity at Maximum Height

3475 kg ( 7661 lb )

Machine Dimensions - 426 Phase 2: MP - 1 m3 - Overall Length in Roading Position

5674 mm ( 223 in )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: MP - 1 m3 - Maximum Grading Angle

116°

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: GP - 1.05 m3 - Tilt Breakout Force

53.91 kN ( 12119 lbf )

Machine Dimensions - 426 Phase 2: GP - 1.05 m3 - Overall Length in Roading Position

225 in ( 5725 mm )

Machine Dimensions - 426 Phase 2: GP - 1.05 m3 - Rear Axle Centerline to Front Grill

2708 mm ( 107 in )

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: E-Stick Retracted - Digging Depth, 600 mm Flat Bottom, Manufacturer's

4719 mm ( 185.8 in )

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: Standard Stick - Reach from Swing Pivot at Ground Line

5603 mm ( 220.6 in )

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: E-Stick Retracted - Stick Dig Force

33.66 kN ( 7567 lbf )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: MP with Forks - 1 m3 - Grill to Bucket Cutting Edge, Carry Position

1449 mm ( 57 in )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: GP - 1.05 m3 - Lift Capacity at Maximum Height

3610 kg ( 8003 lb )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: GP - 1.05 m3 - Dump Reach at Maximum Angle

897 mm ( 35.3 in )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: MP with Forks - 1 m3 - Digging Depth

145 mm ( 5.7 in )

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: E-Stick Extended - Swing Arc

180°

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: E-Stick Extended - Bucket Rotation

205°

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: GP - 1.05 m3 - Digging Depth

112 mm ( 4.4 in )

Engine - Net Peak Power Rating @ 2,200 rpm - SAE J1349

66.4

Engine - Torque Rise - 1,200 rpm - Net

38

Weights* - Minimum Counterweight Recommendations - E-Stick: E-Stick

210 kg ( 463 lb )

Weights* - Minimum Counterweight Recommendations - E-Stick: Loader Bucket - MP with Fork Brackets

691 kg ( 1523 lb )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: MP with Forks - 1 m3 - Maximum Operating Height

4832 mm ( 190.2 in )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: MP with Forks - 1 m3 - Tilt Breakout Force

59.26 kN ( 13322 lbf )

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: E-Stick Extended - Digging Depth, 600 mm Flat Bottom, Manufacturer's

5684 mm ( 223.8 in )

Machine Dimensions - 426 Phase 2: GP - 1.05 m3 - Overall Transportation Length

5677 mm ( 223 in )

Machine Dimensions - 426 Phase 2: GP - 1.05 m3 - Wheelbase AWD

2200 mm ( 87 in )

Brakes - Features (3)

Self-adjusting.

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: E-Stick Retracted - Digging Depth, 600 mm Flat Bottom

4158 mm ( 163.7 in )

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: Standard Stick - Digging Depth, 2440 mm Flat Bottom

3740 mm ( 147.2 in )

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: E-Stick Retracted - Swing Arc

180°

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: E-Stick Extended - Digging Depth, 600 mm Flat Bottom

5168 mm ( 203.5 in )

Excavator Bucket Dimensions and Performance: Standard Stick - Stabilizer Overall Width

2242 mm ( 88.3 in )

Loader Bucket Dimensions and Performance: GP - 1.05 m3 - Maximum Operating Height

4370 mm ( 172 in )

Engine - Model

Cat 3054C Mechanical Turbo

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