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Caterpillar’s Cat 272D Skid-Steer Loader and 299D Compact Track Loader, replacing their C Series predecessors, are now joined by a pair of high-performance counterparts, the 272D XHP and 299D XHP, which are the largest, most powerful Skid-Steer and Compact Track Loaders Caterpillar has ever built. The new D Series models build on the premium features, solid performance, quality and durability of the C Series by adding a more powerful engine, the Cat C3.8, which meets Stage IIIB and Tier 4 Interim emissions standards, and by incorporating design features that further enhance lifting, digging and work-tool performance. The electronically controlled Cat C3.8 engine, designed with a high-pressure common-rail fuel system for operating efficiency, is equipped with the Cat NOx Reduction System and a diesel particulate filter for emissions control. Net-horsepower increases for the new D Series models range from 5 to 18 percent and flywheel torque is increased from 13 to 27 percent.