- Model 236D - Skid Steer Loaders



The Cat 236D Skid Steer Loader, with its radial lift design, delivers impressive mid-lift reach and excellent digging performance with outstanding drawbar power.


Engine Model Cat C3.3B DIT (Turbo)
Net Flywheel Power 73.2 hp
Gross Power 74.3 hp
Gross Power SAE J1995 74.3 hp
Net Power EEC ISO 9249 73.9 hp
Net Power SAE 1349 73.2 hp
Displacement 203.0 in3
Stroke 4.7 in
Bore 3.7 in

Operating Weight 6559.0 lb

Operating Specifications
Rated Operating Capacity 1800.0 lb
Rated Operating Capacity w/Optional Counterweight 2000.0 lb
Tipping Load 3600.0 lb
Breakout Force, Tilt Cylinder 5074.0 lb

Wheelbase 43.5 in
Length w/Bucket on Ground 137.3 in
Length w/o Bucket 108.9 in
Height to Top of Cab 82.0 in
Vehicle Width over Tires 66.0 in
Max Overall Height 156.6 in
Bucket Pin Height at Max Lift 122.9 in
Bucket Pin Height at Carry Pos. 7.5 in
Reach at Max Lift and Dump 16.0 in
Clearance at Max Lift and Dump 92.9 in
Ground Clearance 7.7 in
Departure Angle 26­­­°
Bumper Overhang - Rear Axle 40.2 in
Maximum Dump Angle 48­­­°
Turn Radius from Ctr - Rear 64.5 in
Turn Radius from Ctr - Coupler 51.8 in
Turn Radius from Ctr - Bucket 83.0 in
Max. Reach w/Arms-Parallel 53.3 in
Rack Back Angle at Max Height 91­­­°

Hydraulic System
Hydraulic Flow Standard
Hydraulic Flow High Flow
Loader Hydraulic Pressure 3335.0 psi
Loader Hydraulic Pressure 3335.0 psi
Loader Hydraulic Flow 20.0 gal/min
Loader Hydraulic Flow 30.0 gal/min
Hydraulic Power (calculated) 39.0 hp
Hydraulic Power (calculated) 58.0 hp

ROPS ISO 3471:2008
FOPS ISO 3449:2005 Level I
FOPS Level II ISO 3449:2005 Level II

Power Train
Travel Speed Forward 7.0 mph
Travel Speed Reverse 7.0 mph
Travel Speed Forward - 2-Speed Option 10.6 mph
Travel Speed Reverse - 2-Speed Option 10.6 mph

Service Refill Capacities
Chain box, each side 2.3 gal
Cooling System 3.7 gal
Engine Crankcase 3.0 gal
Fuel Tank 27.7 gal
Hydraulic System 13.2 gal
Hydraulic Tank 10.3 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.

Outstanding Power

High performance power train provides maximum performance and production capability through the Electronic Torque Management system, optional two speed travel and an industry exclusive electronic hand/foot throttle with decel pedal capability. Electronically controlled Cat C3.3B engine provides high horsepower and torque while meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final (EU Stage IIIB) emission standards. High Flow hydraulic system is available for applications that demand maximum hydraulic work tool performance.

Versatility to Tackle Any Job

Cat “Intelligent Leveling” system (ILEV) provides industry leading technology, integration and optional features such as work tool return to dig and work tool positioner. Speed Sensitive Ride Control option improves operation on rough terrain, enabling better load retention, increased productivity and greater operator comfort. Broad range of performance matched Cat Work Tools makes the Cat Skid Steer Loader the most versatile machine on the job site.

Advanced Display

Maximize machine capability and control with optional Advanced Display providing on-screen adjustments for implement response, hystat response and creep control. The display also features multi-language functionality with customizable layouts, security system and rearview camera.

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, Engine Emission System
  • 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 C3.3B, Turbo Diesel Engine, Meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final (EU 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
  • 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
  • Power Train: One Speed, One Speed with Speed Sensitive Ride Control, Two Speed or Two Speed with Speed Sensitive Ride Control
  • Tires, 10 × 16.5 or 12 × 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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