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CAT Skid Steer Loader 216B Series 3

The Cat Skid Steer Loader, with many work tool options, is ideal for construction, landscaping, agriculture and other applications. It delivers traditional Cat reliability and durability with excellent productivity.

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The Cat Skid Steer Loader, with many work tool options, is ideal for construction, landscaping, agriculture and other applications. It delivers traditional Cat reliability and durability with excellent productivity.


Gross Power - SAE J1995
38 kW
84 mm
100 mm
Net Power SAE 1349/ISO 9249
35 kW
2.2 L
Engine Model
Cat C2.2

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacity
635 kg
Related Operating Capacity with Optional Counter weight
680 kg
Tipping Load
1270 kg
Breakout Force, Tilt Cylinder
1852 kg

Service Refill Capacities

Hydraulic Tank
35 L
Chain Box, each side
6 L
Hydraulic System
55 L
Engine Crankcase
10 L
Cooling System
10 L
Fuel Tank
58 L

Hydraulic System

Loader Hydraulic Pressure
23000 kPa
Loader Hydraulic Flow
61 L/min
Hydraulic Power (calculated)
23.2 kW

Power Train

Travel Speed (Forward or Reverse)
12.7 km/h


SAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471:1994
SAE J/ISO 3449 APR98 Level I, ISO 3449:1992 Level I
SAE J/ISO 3449 APR98 Level II, ISO 3449:1992 Level II (Optional)


Operating Weight
2581 kg


986 mm
Length w/o Bucket
2519 mm
Length w/Bucket on Ground
3233 mm
Maximum Overall Height
3709 mm
Bucket Pin Height at Maximum Lift
2854 mm
Bucket Pin Height at Carry Position
200 mm
Reach at Maximum Lift and Dump
505 mm
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump
2169 mm
Ground Clearance
195 mm
Departure Angle
Bumper Overhang Behind rear Axle
967 mm
Maximum Dump Angle
Vehicle Width over Tires
1525 mm
Turning Radius from Center – Machine Rear
1502 mm
Turning Radius from Center – Coupler
1195 mm
Turning Radius from Center – Bucket
1944 mm
Maximum Reach w/Arms Parallel to Ground
1291 mm
Rack Back Angle at Maximum Height
Height to Top of Cab
1950 mm

The Cat 216B Series 3 Skid Steer Loader, with its radial lift design, delivers excellent digging performance with outstanding drawbar power. The 216B Series 3 features the following:

  • Ergonomic operator station features easy to use pilot operated joystick controls for reduced operator fatigue and increased productivity.
  • High performance power train provides high engine horsepower and torque, allowing part-throttle operation for lower sound levels and fuel consumption.
  • Advanced hydraulic system is designed for maximum power and reliability.
  • Easy routine maintenance helps reduce machine downtime for greater productivity.
  • Broad range of performance matched Cat Work Tools make the Cat Skid Steer Loader the most versatile machine on the jobsite.
  • Operating weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, OROPS, 1524 mm (60 in) dirt bucket, Cat 10 x 16.5 tires, no optional weights and manual quick coupler (unless otherwise noted).

Mandatory Equipment

  • Quick Coupler, Mechanical or Hydraulic
  • Seat Belt, 50 mm (2 in) or 75 mm (3 in)
  • EU Preparation Package (Europe only)

Comfort Package (Must select one of the following)

  • Open ROPS (CO): Static Seat
  • Open ROPS (C1): Suspension Seat, Deluxe Headliner
  • Enclosed ROPS (C2): C1 + Heater, Cab Door, Side Windows, Cup Holder, Cab Debris Barrier

Control Package (Must select one of the following)

  • Control Package 1: On/Off Auxiliary Hydraulics Basic
  • Control Package 2: Proportional Auxiliary Hydraulics Deluxe
  • Control Package 3: Proportational Auxiliary Hydraulics Deluxe, Work Tool Harness

Standard Equipment


  • 12 volt Electrical System
  • 65 ampere Alternator
  • Automatic Glow Plug Activation
  • Ignition Key Start/Stop switch
  • Lights: Gauge Back Lighting, Two Adjustable Front and Rear Halogen Lights, Dome Light

Operator Environment

  • Gauges: Fuel Level, Hour Meter
  • 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 FilterRestriction, Hydraulic Oil Temperature, Parking Brake Engaged
  • Vinyl Seat
  • Pull Down Ergonomic Contoured Armrest
  • Control Interlock System, when operator leaves seat or armrest raised: Hydraulic System Disables, Hydrostatic Transmission Disables, Parking Brake Engages
  • ROPS Cab, Open, Tilt Up
  • FOPS, Level I
  • Top and Rear Windows
  • Floor Mat
  • Interior Rear View Mirror
  • 12 volt Electric Socket
  • Horn
  • Backup Alarm

Power Train

  • Cat C2.2 Tier 4 Interim/Stage IIIA Compliant Diesel Engine
  • Air Cleaner, Dual Element, Radial Seal
  • S•O•SSM Sampling Valve, Hydraulic Oil
  • Filters: Spin on, Hydraulic
  • Filters: Bayonet-type, Fuel and Water Separator
  • Tilt Up Radiator / Hydraulic Oil Cooler
  • Muffler, Standard
  • Spring Applied, Hydraulically Released Parking Brakes
  • Hydrostatic Transmission
  • Four Wheel Chain Drive


  • Engine Enclosure, Lockable
  • Extended Life Antifreeze, – 36 C (-33 F)
  • Machine Tie Down Points (4)
  • Support, Lift Arm
  • Hydraulic Oil Level Sight Gauge
  • Radiator Coolant Level Sight Gauge
  • Radiator, Expansion Bottle
  • Cat Tough Guard TM Hose
  • Auxiliary, Hydraulics, Continuous Flow
  • Heavy Duty, Flat Faced Quick Disconnnects
  • Split D-Ring to Route Work Tools Hoses Along Side to Left Lift Arm
  • Electrical Outlet, Beacon
  • Belly Pan Cleanout

Optional Attachments

  • Counter weight, increases rated operatiing capacity 45 kg (100 lb)
  • Variable Speed Demand Fan (not available in all regions)
  • Beacon, Rotating
  • Engine Block Heater – 120V or 240V
  • Oil, Hydraulic, Cold Operation
  • Paint, Custom
  • Heavy Duty Battery, 880 CCA

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