- Model 226D - Skid Steer Loader



The Cat 226D Skid Steer Loader, with its radial lift design, delivers impressive mid-lift reach and excellent digging performance with outstanding drawbar power.


Engine ModelCat C2.2 CRDI
Net Flywheel Power65.8 hp
Gross Power SAE J199567.1 hp
Net Power SAE 134965.8 hp
Displacement134.3 in3
Stroke3.9 in
Bore3.3 in
Peak Torque at 1,500 rpm SAE J1995153.0 lbf-ft
Net Power ISO 924966.5 hp

Operating Weight5705.0 lb

Operating Specifications
Rated Operating Capacity1550.0 lb
Tipping Load3100.0 lb
Breakout Force, Tilt Cylinder3983.0 lb
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight1650.0 lb

Wheelbase41.5 in
Height to Top of Cab79.8 in
Vehicle Width over Tires58.9 in
Ground Clearance6.9 in
Departure Angle27.9°
Maximum Dump Angle46.7°
Length without Bucket99.4 in
Length with Bucket on Ground127.3 in
Maximum Overall Height143.8 in
Bucket Pin Height at Maximum Lift110.9 in
Bucket Pin Height at Carry Position8.5 in
Reach at Maximum Lift and Dump21.0 in
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump81.8 in
Bumper Overhang behind Rear Axle35.2 in
Turning Radius from Center – Machine Rear59.6 in
Turning Radius from Center – Coupler43.5 in
Turning Radius from Center – Bucket77.8 in
Maximum Reach with Arms Parallel to Ground50.7 in
Rack Back Angle at Maximum Height88.9°

Hydraulic System
Hydraulic Flow – Standard: Loader Hydraulic Pressure3336.0 psi
Hydraulic Flow – Standard: Loader Hydraulic Flow18.0 gal/min
Hydraulic Flow – Standard: Hydraulic Power (calculated)35.5 hp
Hydraulic Flow – High Flow: Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure3336.0 psi
Hydraulic Flow – High Flow: Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow26.0 gal/min
Hydraulic Flow – High Flow: Hydraulic Power (calculated)50.9 hp

ROPSISO 3471:2008
FOPSISO 3449:2005 Level I
FOPS Level IIISO 3449:2005 Level II

Power Train
Travel Speed (Forward or Reverse): One Speed7.6 mph
Travel Speed (Forward or Reverse): Two Speed Option11.1 mph

Service Refill Capacities
Cooling System3.2 gal
Engine Crankcase2.6 gal
Fuel Tank15.1 gal
Hydraulic System11.9 gal
Hydraulic Tank9.0 gal
Chain Box, each side1.8 gal

Comfortable Cab

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 makes the D Series the industry leader in operator comfort.

Advanced Display

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.

Powerful Performance

High performance power train provides maximum performance and production capability through the Electronic Torque Management system, optional two speed travel 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. 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.

Ride Control

Speed Sensitive Ride Control option improves operation on rough terrain, enabling better load retention, increased productivity and greater operator comfort.

Outstanding Versatility

Broad range of performance matched Cat Work Tools make the Cat Skid Steer Loader the most versatile machine on the job site.

Easy Service

Ground level access to all daily service and routine maintenance points helps reduce machine downtime for greater productivity.


  • 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, 880 CCA


  • 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
  • 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


  • Cat C2.2, Turbo Diesel Engine, Meeting Tier 4 Final/Stage IIIB Emission Standards
  • Air Cleaner, Dual Element, Radial Seal
  • S·O·SSM Sampling Valve, Hydraulic Oil
  • Filters, Cartridge-type, Hydraulic
  • Filters, Cartridge-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


  • 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


  • Hydraulics, Standard or High Flow
  • Quick Coupler, Mechanical or Electric
  • 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 or Two Speed with Ride Control
  • Tires, 10 × 16.5
    • Performance Package H1: Standard Flow Hydraulics (No Self Level)
    • Performance Package H2: Standard Flow Hydraulics, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise and Lower), Electronic Snubbing (Raise and Lower)
    • Performance Package H3: High Flow Hydraulics, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise and Lower), Electronic Snubbing (Raise and Lower)
    • 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

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