Specifications for a Cat 257 Skid Loaderby Andrew Cohen
The Caterpillar is a versatile skid steer loader. A skid steer loader is a small-frame, engine-powered vehicle that is equipped with lift arms, to which an assortment of labor easing tools attach.
The Caterpillar 257 uses Caterpillar's 3024C engine that is capable of producing a maximum of 57 horsepower. The maximum pressure produced by this engine is 3,355 psi.
The Caterpillar 257 can carry a maximum of 1,615 pounds at a 35 percent tipping load, and a maximum of 2,310 pounds at a 50 percent tipping load. The curb weight of this skid-steer loader is 7,559 pounds.
The Cat 257 skid-steer loader is 66 inches wide and has a veritcal linkage system. The length of this machine's tracks, which it uses for mobility, is 59 inches. The arms of the 257 can reach a maximum height of 119 inches.
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