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The Cat 272D Skid Steer Loader and 299D Compact Track Loader, replacing its 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 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 reduction. 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.