The Cat 289D3 Compact Track Loader

The Cat 289D3 compact tracked loader, one of the manufacturer’s 16 new D3 Series models

Caterpillar has released 16 new D3 series skid steer loader and compact track loader models.

According to the manufacturer the machines deliver improvements in operator experience and tracked loader stability.

The D3 models also support a line of new smart attachments. Caterpillar said its machine technology can recognise certain attachments and tailor controls and operator information to match the tool and the task.

The manufacturer’s compact track loader models were said to have improved stability while handling heavy loads, grading or truck loading. Changes to the undercarriage fame and torsion axles reduce machine pitching and rocking.

The D3 Series features controls that include Return-to-Dig and Work Tool Positioner, which assist operators with repetitive tasks like grading, digging and loading.

Caterpillar said all its D3 loaders feature cabs with wider-opening doors and extra distance between the joystick pods to allow more space for operator comfort.

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