Caterpillar’s new 287 multi-terrain loader rides on a suspended undercarriage and rubber tracks that give it such low ground pressure (3.8 psi) it can glide over soft underfoot conditions without bogging down or finished concrete and asphalt without damaging the surface. Atop the undercarriage, the 287 has the upper structure of a Cat 262 skid-steer loader weighing 9,860 pounds with a tipping load (rated at 35 percent) of 2,450 pounds. A 74-horsepower diesel engine works with a closed-loop hydrostatic drive and an anti-stall system for maximum torque to the tracks.
Float like a butterfly, dig like a loader
Aug 7, 2003