Caterpillar Skid Steer Loader 226

The Caterpillar skid steer loader 226 has a radial lift design, an amazing mid-lift reach, superb digging performance, and outstanding drawbar power. The 226D is a part of the new Cat D3 product line which draws on 20 years of cutting-edge design, industry-first innovations, and best-in-class performance.

Caterpillar Skid Steer Loader 226What’s New?

CAT has placed priority on enhancing the operator cabin. The cabin of the 226D is roomy. The one-piece, sealed, and pressurized cab prevents dust and noise from entering, resulting in a cleaner and more peaceful work environment. Clear sight lines provide improved vision, and an optional high-backed, heated air ride seat increases operator comfort.


There are many options available for the Caterpillar 226D. The cab can be outfitted with air conditioning and heating. You can purchase the 226D with the Advanced Display Panel, which allows for on-screen modifications of operating settings and preferences. There is even an available camera for the rearview mirror.


The CAT 226D is powered by the electronically controlled CAT C2.2 engine that delivers high horsepower and torque levels. The recent D-Series engines meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 Final emissions standards. Using an electronic dial-type throttle, the driver can adjust the RPM settings. The user can change travel speeds by using the foot throttle in a high-idle position, which acts as a decelerator pedal.

Ride Control

The Ride Control System (RCS) detects the accelerator being depressed over bumpy terrains. Next, the RCS adjusts the machine’s speed, which allows for a constant and steady pace. And, the CAT 226D has a high flow, high-performance hydraulic system that supplies the required lift and breakout forces needed.

Power and Reliability

The hydraulic system of the Cat Skid Steer Loader provides maximum power and maximum dependability. The hydraulic system supplies the electricity necessary to drive the wheels, raise and tilt the loader, power the auxiliary circuit, and drive the engine cooling fan.


The Cat Skid Steer Loader’s superior visibility improves ease of operation and productivity. The large cab provides an unmatched field of vision from the machine. The rearview mirror provides the operator with a view that shows the whole back and sides of the machine. The front lights rotate by 10 degrees in either direction, allowing for improved visibility in low-light environments.

Caterpillar Skid Steer Loader 226
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The cab of the Caterpillar Skid Steer Loader 226 makes operating the machine straightforward, productive, and pleasant. The cab is equipped with three-point hold irons and skid-resistant steps, making it easy to enter and exit.

The tilt cylinders are placed beneath the lift arms to avoid obstructing the operator’s entry and exit path.

Anti-Stall Feature

The Caterpillar 226 Skid Steer comes equipped with an Anti-Stall feature. This feature prevents the engine from stalling, and delivers maximum power to the wheels.

Cab Packages

There is a selection of different packages and options for cab rides available. The basic cab has several convenient amenities, including an adjustable and contoured seat, a padded armbar, twin throttle controls, pilot-operated joysticks, a 12 volt DC power connection, and an optional cupholder. Cat Skid Steer Parts Diagram displays all of the parts and parts of the optional equipment of the machine.

Attachment Options

One of the best features of CAT Loaders is that they can do many tasks. You may get a skid steer loader from CAT with various attachments that can fulfill every need you have. CAT has attachments ranging from buckets and backhoes to brush cutters and brooms, to snow blowers, cold planers, and wheel saws. Your Caterpillar Skid Steer Loader 226 Owners Manual will explain all of the features.

Caterpillar Skid Steer Loader 226-Rapid Coupler

Thanks to CAT’s rapid coupler system, users can switch out their work equipment quickly and conveniently. There are two choices available for the coupler system. The conventional coupler provides the operator with two handles used to engage and disengage the attachments manually. The CAT 226D comes with an electronic coupler, making it possible for the operator to exchange attachments without exiting the cab.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the weight of the CAT 226?

5830 lbs

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