Cat 226 Skid Steer Loader
The Cat 226 skid steer loader is the ultimate in skid steer design. It's the perfect all-around loader with plenty of
power for digging and great maneuverability on the jobsite. Its 54 HP Caterpillar diesel engine has lots of torque for handling
those tough jobs. Its rated capacity is 1500 lbs. and a quick-attachment mounting plate makes it easy to switch between
industry standard buckets, forks, hydraulic breakers, or post hole auger attachments. The cab is enclosed and heated during
winter for snow removal operation and it comes with a 66"-wide bucket. It's a twin stick operating design which works the wheel
drive as well as the bucket and boom controls, making for a quick learning curve for first time operators versus foot pedal
style bucket and boom controls. The low-effort piloted hydraulic controls mean that the operator need only apply fingertip
pressure to operate the machine. The drivetrain of the Cat 226 is equipped with an exclusive anti-stall feature to deliver
maximum power to the wheels without stalling the engine. The hydrostatic drive is capable of ground speed of 7 mph and the
tires are foam filled to eliminate downtime due to flat tires.
Skid steer loaders are sometimes misunderstood. They are a fixed-frame machine with no suspension. Their short wheelbase makes
them very maneuverable but they are limited to working on solid surfaces due to their short wheelbase and rubber tires. Concentrating
that weight on four tires means that the machine will dig in and leave deep impressions on a lawn and if the soil is wet or muddy
you will most likely leave deep ruts and quite possibly get stuck. In that case we suggest that you consider our
Caterpillar Track Loader. Its wide rubber tracks leave you with a ground
pressure of only 4.4 PSI so that you can glide over softer surfaces with ease.
The Caterpillar 226 includes a flatbed trailer and requires either a pintle hook or 2" trailer ball with 1" shank. It can be
pulled behind a 3/4 ton pickup truck with a class 3 frame mounted hitch and a trailer light hookup.
Many attachments are available and use the industry standard quick disconnect mounting plates. For more information on these,
click on the following links:
Digging for Concrete Work - Concrete Removal - Landscaping - Post Hole Drilling - Snow Removal
Operating Capacity: 1500 lbs.
Tipping Load: 3000 lbs.
Breakout Force: 3,903 lbs.
54 HP Caterpillar Water Cooled Diesel Engine
Bucket Width: 66"
Overall Height 78"
Operating Weight: 5,645 lbs.