Cat 226 Skid Steer Specs


Cat is a part of the Caterpillar umbrella of brand names, providing products that assist workers with projects that involve moving large quantities of earth. The Cat model 226B skid steer is a loader capable of accepting a wide range of attachments and challenges.

Weights and Capacities

  • The operating weight for Cat 226B model skid steers is 5,822 lbs. Rated operating capacity is 1,500 lbs, or up to 1,600 lbs when including the optional counterweight. The tipping load is 3,000 lbs. The breakout force is 4,083 lbs for the tilt cylinder's capacity for lifting. Chain boxes carry 1.6 gallons per side. The cooling system has a capacity of 2.6 gallons. The skid steer can hold up to 15.4 of fuel in the tank while carrying up to 2.6 gallons of fluid in the engine crankcase.


  • The Cat 226B skid steer has a wheelbase that measures 39 inches and a ground clearance of eight inches. The machine is 127 inches long with the bucket on the ground and 99 inches long without the bucket. The overall height of the 226B is 146 inches. The height to the top of the cab is 77 inches. Over the tires, the width of the skid steer is 60 inches. In maximum lift position, the height of the bucket pin is 112 inches. The pin is eight inches high when the machine is in carry position.

Engine and Movement

  • Cat 226B skid steers utilize a Cat C2.2 T engine. This model has a stroke of 3.9 inches in depth and a bore 3.3 inches in diameter for the cylinder. The engine outputs 61 horsepower and has a displacement of 134 cubic inches. The maximum travelling speed going both forward and backward is 7.9 mph. The 226B has a maximum dump angle of 40 degrees. The maximum reach at full height is 81 degrees. Turning radius measures 77 inches from center to bucket, 47 inches from center to coupler and 59 inches from center to rear.


  • Maximum hydraulic pressure for the loader measures 3,335 psi. When operating at a higher hydraulic flow, the system has a maximum hydraulic flow of 27 gallons per minute, providing 50.6 horsepower of hydraulic power. At standard flow, the system has a hydraulic flow of 16 gallons per minute, providing 31.1 horsepower of hydraulic power. The hydraulic tank is capable of holding up to 9.2 gallons of fluid, while the hydraulic system can carry up to 14.5 gallons.

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