255 Compact Track Loader

The Cat® 255 Compact Track Loader, with its vertical lift design, delivers extended reach and lift height for quick and easy truck loading. Its standard torsion suspension undercarriage system provides superior traction, flotation, stability, and speed to work in a wide range of applications and underfoot conditions

  • Gross Power - SAE J1995 74.3 HP

  • Rated Operating Capacities - 35% Tipping Load 2499 lb

  • Operating Weight 9578 lb

  • Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position 7.7 in

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Product Specifications

Specifications

Engine

  • Bore 4.3in

  • Displacement 171in²

  • Engine Model Cat® C2.8T (turbo)

  • Gross Power - SAE J1995 74.3HP

  • Net Power - ISO 9249 73HP

  • Net Power - SAE 1349 73.5HP

  • Peak Torque - 1,600 rpm - SAE J1995 221lb/ft

  • Stroke 3.5in

Operating Specifications

  • Breakout Force - Lift Cylinder 5895lb

  • Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder 6746lb

  • Ground Contact Area - With 320 mm/12.6 in Track 1582in²

  • Ground Contact Area - With 400 mm/15.7 in Track 1977in²

  • Ground Pressure - With 320 mm/12.6 in Track 41.8in²

  • Ground Pressure - With 400 mm/15.7 in Track 4.9in²

  • Ground Pressure - With 450 mm/17.7 in Track 4.6psi

  • Rated Operating Capacities - 35% Tipping Load 2499lb

  • Rated Operating Capacities - 50% Tipping Load 3570lb

  • Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight 2631lb

  • Tipping Load 7140lb

Weights*

  • Counterweight Adds to Operating Weight 276lb

  • Counterweight Adds to Operating Weight - ROC (35%) 132lb

  • Counterweight Adds to Operating Weight - Tip Load 379lb

  • Enclosed Cab Adds to Operating Weight 180lb

  • Enclosed Cab Adds to Operating Weight - ROC (35%) 38lb

  • Enclosed Cab Adds to Operating Weight - Tip Load 108lb

  • Note *Operating Weight, Operating Specifications, and Dimensions are based on 1730 mm (68") low profile bucket with bolt on cutting edge, 320 mm (12.6") narrow track, 75 kg (165 lb) operator, open canopy, mechanical suspension seat, HD battery with disconnect,

  • Operating Weight 9578lb

  • Operating Weight - ROC (35%) 2499lb

  • Operating Weight - ROC (50%) 3570lb

  • Operating Weight - Tip Load 7140lb

  • Wide Track (400 mm/15.7 in) Adds to Operating Weight 119lb

Dimensions

  • Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position 7.7in

  • Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift 124in

  • Bucket Pin Reach - Maximum Lift 5.9in

  • Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump 95.4in

  • Departure Angle 30.6°

  • Ground Clearance 8.3in

  • Height - Top of Cab 83.3in

  • Length - Track on Ground 58.5in

  • Length - With Bucket on Ground 135in

  • Length - Without Bucket 110.2in

  • Maximum Dump Angle 43.6°

  • Maximum Overall Height 155.2in

  • Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel to Ground 45.7in

  • Overall Length - Track 76.7in

  • Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height 85.2°

  • Reach at Maximum Lift/Dump 21.3in

  • Roll Back Angle 27°

  • Turning Radius from Center - Bucket (racked) 82.9in

  • Turning Radius from Center - Coupler 54.2in

  • Turning Radius from Center - Machine Rear 65.2in

  • Vehicle Width (320 mm/12.6 in tracks) 65.9in

  • Vehicle Width (400 mm/15.7 in tracks) 69.3in

Cab

  • FOPS ISO 3449:2005 Level I

  • ROPS ISO 3471:2008

Power Train

  • Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - One Speed 5.7mile/h

  • Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - Two Speed 9.1mile/h

Service Refill Capacities

  • Cooling System 3gal (US)

  • Engine Crankcase 2.2gal (US)

  • Fuel Tank 25.1gal (US)

  • Hydraulic System 9.7gal (US)

  • Hydraulic Tank 6.9gal (US)

Hydraulic System

  • Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Hydraulic Power (Calculated) 60.9HP

  • Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Loader Hydraulic Flow 30gal/min

  • Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Loader Hydraulic Pressure 3500psi

  • Hydraulic Flow - High Flow XPS - Hydraulic Power (Calculated) 70.7HP

  • Hydraulic Flow - High Flow XPS - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow 30gal/min

  • Hydraulic Flow - High Flow XPS - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure 4061psi

  • Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Hydraulic Power (Calculated) 46.4HP

  • Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Flow 23gal/min

  • Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Pressure 3500psi

Features

Equipment

Standard Equipment

  • Quick Coupler: Manual or Hydraulic

  • High Visibility Seat Belt: 50 mm (2 in), 75 mm (3 in), or 3-point lap/shoulder

  • Steel Imbed Rubber Track – 320 mm (12.6 in) bar tread, 400 mm (15.7 in) block tread, 400 mm (15.7 in) bar tread

  • Dual Flange Front Idler/Single Flange Rear Idler or Triple Flange Front/Rear Idlers

  • Performance Package HP1: Standard Flow Hydraulics

  • Performance Package HP3: High Flow XPS Hydraulics

  • Open canopy: Cup Holder, Cell Phone Pocket, choice of vinyl Seat (Mechanical Suspension, High Back/Heated/Air Ride Seat)

  • Enclosed Cab with heat and air conditioning: Side Windows, Cup Holder, Cell Phone Pocket, choice of Seat (Mechanical Suspension, High Back/Heated Air Ride Seat, High Back/Ventilated and Heated Air Ride Seat) and Door choice (Glass or Polycarbonate)

  • T2 – Standard Display, Standard Joysticks, traditional Key Start switch, and Rear-view camera.

  • T4 – Advanced Touchscreen Monitor, Advanced Joysticks, Push start, X-mount cell phone holder, and a Rear-view camera.

  • T5 – T4 + 2 additional side view cameras.

  • Radio, none – for open canopy machines and countries not certified for Bluetooth® technology

  • Integrated AM/FM radio with Bluetooth technology. Includes USB port, 3.5 mm (0.13 in) AUX input, and BT microphone. Only for use with enclosed cab. Availability varies by country.

  • Integrated DAB+/AM/FM radio with Bluetooth technology. Includes USB port, 3.5 mm (0.13 in) AUX input, and BT microphone. Only for use with enclosed cab. Availability varies by country.

  • Product Link Basic series PL243

  • Product Link Elite series PLE643

  • On-demand, variable speed hydraulic cooling fan

  • On-demand, variable speed hydraulic cooling fan, with automatic and manual purge reversing operation

  • HD0 – base guarding and sealing (engine air inlet rain cap, front cab to-frame sealing, and hydraulic fill access door)

  • HD1– intermediate guarding and sealing† (HD0 + cab-to-frame side sealing, lockable fuel fill access door, tilt cylinder guarding, and drive line bottom guarding.) †Some equipment varies by region.

  • HD2 – most comprehensive guarding and sealing† (HD1 + turbo guard, exhaust stack wrap, DPF wrap, quick disconnect guarding, fully enclosed drive line guarding, under step hydraulic lines guard cover, engine air inlet pre-cleaner.)

  • Work Tool Electrical Harness

  • Heavy duty battery

  • Battery disconnect with lockout feature

  • 12-volt Electrical System

  • 85 Ampere Alternator

  • LED Work Lights

  • Auto Reverse Lights

  • Switch Backlighting

  • Interior LED Dome Light

  • Backup Alarm

  • Electrical Outlet, Beacon

  • Exterior Courtesy Lighting

  • Automatic Work light notification flash when parking brake is released

  • Full color LCD monitor: Creep speed control, Drive response adjustment, Implement response adjustment, Drive Power Priority adjustment, Language selection (× 32), Multi-operator Anti-theft Security System and Monitoring, Maintenance schedule and reminders, Event and Diagnostic Code monitoring, Date /Time/Units/Brightness settings, and Smart Technology for use with Smart Attachments.

  • 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 Supply Filter Restriction, Hydraulic Oil Temperature, Park Brake Engaged, Engine Emission System (where applicable)

  • Gauges: Fuel Level, Hour Meter, Hydraulic Temperature, Hour Meter, Battery Voltage, Tachometer

  • 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, Tilt Up

  • FOPS, Level I

  • Top and Rear Windows

  • Floor Mat

  • Headliner

  • Interior Rearview Mirror

  • Horn

  • Hand (Dial) Throttle, Electronic

  • Seat Mounted Joystick Controls

  • Cell Phone Storage Pocket

  • Cup Holder

  • 12-volt power port

  • Foot Throttle

  • Selectable control pattern – ISO or H

  • Electro/hydraulic implement control

  • Electro/hydraulic hydrostatic transmission control

  • Speed sensor guarding

  • Heavy duty flat faced quick disconnects with integrated pressure release lever

  • Hydraulic oil level sight gauge

  • Cat C2.8T turbocharged diesel engine, meeting Tier 4 Final and Stage V Emission Standards: Glow plugs starting aid Liquid cooled, direct injection

  • Extended life antifreeze (–37° C, –34° F)

  • Air cleaner, dual element, radial seal

  • Scheduled Oil Sampling (S·O·SSM) Valve, Hydraulic Oil

  • Ecology drain – coolant

  • Radiator coolant level sight gauge

  • Radiator expansion bottle

  • Filter, hydraulic supply, cartridge type

  • Filter, hydraulic return, cartridge type

  • Filter, canister type, engine oil

  • Filter, canister type, fuel and water separator

  • Radiator/hydraulic oil

  • Cooler (side-by-side)

  • Spring applied, hydraulically released, parking brakes

  • Hydrostatic transmission

  • Lockable fuel cap

  • Hydraulic demand cooling fan

  • Auto engine idle

  • Torsion Suspension (4 independent torsion axles)

  • Two speed travel

  • Integrated tie downs on track frame (4)

  • Machine tie down points (9)

  • Removable panels for machine frame cleanout

  • Support, lift arm

  • Steel rear and front bumpers, welded

  • Fuel fill, machine right hand side

  • Auxiliary Hydraulics, Continuous Flow

  • Telematics, Product Link, Cellular

  • Steel engine door with replaceable louvers

  • Engine door – lockable

  • Work tool attachment coupler

  • Cat ToughGuardTM hose

Optional Equipment

  • External Counterweights

  • Beacon, LED

  • Engine Block Heater – 120V

  • Oil, Hydraulic, Cold Operation

  • 4-point machine lifting eyes

  • Paint, Custom

  • Speed Sensitive Ride Control

  • Bluetooth Key Security

  • Attachment Hose Guide

  • Corrosion Inhibitor Coating