Ring Power’s Cat Rental Store Adds Cat’s® New Compact Track Loader to Rental Fleet

October 25, 2010 at 3:47 PMRing Power

Vertical-Lift 259B Series 3—with Fully Suspended Undercarriage—Is Powerful, Agile Addition to the Cat® Compact Track Loader Range 259B3 Compact Track Loader

The new 259B3 is a high-performance, highly maneuverable addition to the Cat Compact Track Loader (CTL) range. By combining its small-frame CTL platform with the Cat C3.4T DIT engine, high breakout forces and strong auxiliary hydraulic performance, Caterpillar designed the 259B3 as a "power dense" machine capable of taking on the toughest jobs in confined spaces. With premium features such as an independent, fully suspended steel undercarriage, aggressive steel embedded rubber tracks, powerful hydraulics and refined operator's station, the 259B3 completes the CTL line by providing a durable, versatile machine that works productively in poor soils and harsh environments.

Rated at 71 net horsepower (53 KW) the 259B3 is powered by the C3.4T DIT engine, which complies with U.S. EPA Tier-4 Interim and E.U. Stage-3A emissions regulations. This proven engine delivers ample speed and torque in difficult applications, and combined with the Cat anti-stall system, the 259B3 can operate at part-throttle, reducing fuel consumption and lowering sound levels.

At 35 percent tipping load, rated operating capacity for the 259B3 is 2,065 pounds (937 kg), and 2,950 pounds (1 338 kg) at 50 percent tipping load, increasing to 3,000 pounds (1 360 kg) with the optional counterweight. Vertical-lift loader linkage gives the new CTL 120 inches (3 046 mm) of lift height, in combination with excellent reach, for easy truck loading and precise material placement.

Durable, easy-riding undercarriage

The 259B3 is the only machine in its class with a standard, independent, fully suspended undercarriage. Designed and manufactured by Caterpillar, the undercarriage uses four heavy-duty torsion axles (concentric tubular members buffered by an elastomeric material). These extremely durable axles move independently to isolate the machine chassis from the undercarriage and absorb much of the shock from rough-terrain operation. The customer realizes the benefits of suspension in the form of smooth travel, even at high speed, excellent load retention, increased productivity, as well as extended machine and undercarriage component life.

High-performance hydraulics

Hydraulic pumps for the 259B3's implement system (boom and bucket) and auxiliary system (for powering work tools) are driven directly from the engine, eliminating intermediate drive belts to assure maximum efficiency, performance and reliability. The robust auxiliary system supplies oil flow up to 22 gpm (83 L/min) at pressures to 3,335 psi (23 000 kPa)—generating a calculated hydraulic-horsepower rating of 42.8 (31.9 kW).

Operator comfort, convenience and safety

Designed for optimal comfort, convenience and safety, the 259B3's spacious operator's compartment features low-effort, pilot-control joysticks—the right controlling lift and tilt functions, and the left, direction and speed. Joysticks provide the convenience of one-touch control of continuous or intermittent auxiliary flow. With both hand and foot throttles as standard equipment, the 259B3 can be set for constant-speed operation (trenching or milling, for instance), or speed can be varied (truck loading and load-and-carry). An anti-stall system is designed to prevent engine stalling, even at part-throttle, by constantly balancing speed and torque demands.

Basic Specifications

Net Power Rating: hp (kW)

71 (53)

Operating Weight: lb (kg)*

8,934 (4 052)

Rated Operating Capacity: lb (kg)**

2,950 (1 338)

Speed: mph (km/h)

5.9/8.5 (9.5/13.6)

Auxiliary Hyd. Flow: gpm (L/min)

22 (83)

Main Relief Pressure: psi (kPa)

3,335 (23 000)

* with 12.6 in (320 mm) tracks
** rated at 50% tipping load

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