The new Cat 272D2 Skid Steer Loader, 297D2 Multi-Terrain Loader, and 299D2 Compact Track Loader along with their more powerful XHP counterparts build on the engineering advances in performance, operator comfort, visibility, control, and machine security of their D Series predecessors. Now standard on all six models is the exclusive Caterpillar heads-up Advanced Display.
In addition to providing a theft deterrent system, the Advanced Display accommodates up to 50 operator security codes. A full-color, 5-inch LCD monitor enables on-screen adjustment of implement response, hydrostatic drive response, creep control speed, ride control activation speed, language preference and gauge layout selection. An available rearview camera, standard on the XHP models, displays high-resolution images on the monitor to comfortably increase the operator’s field of vision.
Premium D2 Series features retained from D Series predecessors include the one-piece sealed and pressurized cab, electro-hydraulic controls, premium seat choices, lift arms, available electric work-tool coupler, and Intelligent Leveling features, such as dual self-leveling, electronic snubbing, return-to-dig, and work tool positioner.
The steel track option is best suited for customers that require improved traction due to working in challenging underfoot conditions that may contain high concentrations of protruding objects (such as boulders, stumps, demolition debris, etc.) and/or using heavy work tools, working on slopes and/or working near transitions.
The 297D2 and 297D2 XHP Multi Terrain Loaders features the unique dual-suspension undercarriage which offers a “second level” of suspension, in addition to the torsion axle suspension, using oscillating roller wheel assemblies. These roller wheel assemblies will independently pivot when they encounter an obstruction providing more track on the ground, better load retention, improved operator comfort, and a smooth ride. All models have easy ground-level access to routine service points.