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226B Series 3

  • 226B Series 3 - Skid Steer Loaders
  • 226B Series 3 - Skid Steer Loaders
  • 226B Series 3 - Skid Steer Loaders
  • 226B Series 3 - Skid Steer Loaders
  • 226B Series 3 - Skid Steer Loaders

226B Series 3

The Cat B-Series 3 Skid Steer Loader, with its many work tool options, delivers outstanding performance to help you get more done and increase your bottom line. Spacious, ergonomic operator station and easy-to-use pilot operated joystick controls keep you comfortable throughout the work day. High performance power train, advanced hydraulic system and traditional Cat reliability improve your productivity in the toughest working conditions.

Engine Model
Cat® C2.2 T
Net Flywheel Power
42.0 kW
Gross Power
45.5 kW
Gross Power SAE
45.5 kW


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226B Series 3 Specalog pdf 4.32 MiB
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Superior comfort to keep you productive throughout the work day.

All Day Comfort

Comfort and ease of operation have been designed into every aspect of the operator station. The wide, spacious interior and uncluttered floor provide a comfortable work environment with excellent head, shoulder and leg room to keep productivity high and fatigue low. The adjustable seat and low effort controls keep the operator comfortable throughout the work day.

Low Effort Joystick Controls

Ergonomic, pilot hydraulic controls deliver precise control with minimal effort. The right joystick controls the loader raise, lower and tilt functions while the left joystick controls the forward and reverse travel speed plus direction. Optional deluxe joysticks provide additional auxiliary controls with fingertip control of many work tool functions, including proportional work tool hydraulics and work tool electrical. Basic and deluxe joystick functions include one-touch continuous auxiliary hydraulic flow and momentary auxiliary hydraulic flow.

Excellent Visibility

The wide cab opening offers an exceptional view to the work tool. The sloped angle of the engine compartment allows excellent visibility to the rear of the machine. The standard rear view mirror gives the operator a panoramic view of the machine's rear and sides. The side windows remove easily for cleaning.

Additional Features for Maximum Comfort

The B-Series 3 machines offer the following additional features to help you on the job: Suspension seat option for even greater operator comfort. Easy to read instrument panels. Optional air conditioner and heater for greater comfort in extreme conditions. Standard floor mat with footrest provides non-slip surface and can be removed for easy cleaning. Ergonomic, contoured and padded armbar provides comfortable operation.

Exceptional lift, breakout and power to meet your needs.

High Performance Hydraulic System

Maximum power and reliability are built into the machine’s hydraulic system. In addition to providing power to the wheels, this system also provides the loader lift and tilt functions, powers the auxiliary circuit to drive work tools and drives the engine cooling fan. The hydraulic pumps are driven directly off the engine for maximum hydraulic performance and reliability - no belts are used. The hydraulic system also features: Standard auxiliary hydraulics to power work tools that are available through quick connect hydraulic couplings rigidly mounted to the loader arm. Cat ToughGuard™ hoses for increased reliability and durability.

High Flow Hydraulics

High flow hydraulic system is available on the 226B Series 3 for greater machine versatility and increased work tool performance.

High Efficiency Cooling System

Cooling capacity is maximized through the use of a side-by-side cooling package and hydraulically driven cooling fan. High-efficiency, hydraulic oil cooler lets the machine work longer and harder in higher ambient temperatures, even with continuous work tool usage. Efficient, hydraulically driven cooling fan provides cooling even when the machine is under load. Optional variable speed demand fan provides improved fuel efficiency, increased machine performance, reduced sound levels and improved cold weather performance.

Aggressive performance with fuel efficiency.

Cat Engine

The high performance power train provides high engine horsepower and torque. The B-Series 3 machines feature rugged, reliable Cat engines that meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Interim and EU Stage IIIA emissions requirements.

Hand and Foot Throttles

Hand and foot throttles allow the operator to match engine speed to the task. The hand throttle is ideal for jobs requiring constant engine speed such as cold planing, trenching or snow blowing. The foot throttle lets the operator vary engine speed and minimize fuel consumption for other tasks such as load and carry, truck loading, grading and dozing.

Anti-Stall Feature

The anti-stall system maximizes machine power at all times by matching the engine torque with the operational requirements of the hystat and implement systems. This load sensing feature prevents the engine from stalling even during part throttle operation, keeping productivity high and fuel consumption low.

Built for tough jobs.

Radial Lift

The 226B Series 3, with its radial lift design, delivers excellent digging performance with superior mid-lift reach.

Do more jobs with one machine with Cat Work Tools.

The Right Tool for the Job

Get the most out of your machine with the comprehensive line of Cat Work Tools. Designed and built for optimum performance and durability, these tools deliver high productivity in a variety of applications to maximize the versatility and flexibility of the Cat Skid Steer Loader: Augers Backhoes Blades (angle, dozer) Buckets (general purpose, high capacity, dirt, utility, light material, multi purpose, industrial grapple, utility grapple) Brooms (angle, pickup, utility) Brushcutters Cold Planers Forks (pallet, industrial grapple, utility grapple, utility) Hydraulic Hammers Landscape Tillers Landscape Rakes Material Handling Arm Power Box Rakes Shear Snow Blowers Stump Grinders Trenchers Vibratory Compactors Wheel Saws

Quick Couplers

Work tools can be changed quickly and easily with the machine’s quick coupler system. The standard quick coupler features manual engagement and disengagement of work tools using two high leverage handles. The optional hydraulic quick coupler allows the operator to quickly change tools without leaving the cab.

Simplified service and maintenance save you time and money.

Easy Service

Convenient service features make maintenance easy, reducing your downtime: Industry exclusive tilt-up cooling package provides superior access to service points and coolers. Rear door opens 90 degrees for easy access to both sides of the engine. Cab tilts rearward for easy access to all hydraulic pumps, motors, valves, lines and hydraulic tank. Daily maintenance points are easily accessible. Electrical wiring is color coded and numbered for easy identification. S·O·SSM oil sampling valve is standard to allow regular monitoring of the hydraulic oil quality.

Support you can count on.

Superior Dealer Services

Your Cat dealer is ready to assist you with your purchase decision and everything after. Make comparisons of machines, with estimates of component life, preventative maintenance and cost of production Financing packages are flexible to meet your needs Your Cat dealer can evaluate the cost to repair, rebuild and replace your machine, so you can make the right decision For more information on Cat products, dealer services and industry solutions, visit us at


Standard Equipment
Engine Model Cat® C2.2 T
Net Flywheel Power 42.0 kW
Gross Power 45.5 kW
Gross Power SAE J1995 45.5 kW
Net Power EEC ISO 9249 42.0 kW
Net Power SAE 1349 42.0 kW
Displacement 2.2 L
Stroke 100.0 mm
Bore 84.0 mm
Standard Equipment
Rated Operating Capacity 680.0 kg
Rated Operating Capacity w/Optional Counterweight 726.0 kg
Tipping Load 1360.0 kg
Breakout Force, Tilt Cylinder 1852.0 kg
Standard Equipment
Operating Weight 2641.0 kg
Standard Equipment
Wheelbase 986.0 mm
Length w/Bucket on Ground 3233.0 mm
Length w/o Bucket 2519.0 mm
Height to Top of Cab 1950.0 mm
Vehicle Width over Tires 1525.0 mm
Max Overall Height 3709.0 mm
Bucket Pin Height at Max Lift 2854.0 mm
Bucket Pin Height at Carry Pos. 200.0 mm
Reach at Max Lift and Dump 505.0 mm
Clearance at Max Lift and Dump 2169.0 mm
Ground Clearance 195.0 mm
Departure Angle 26°
Bumper Overhang - Rear Axle 967.0 mm
Maximum Dump Angle 40°
Turn Radius from Ctr - Rear 1502.0 mm
Turn Radius from Ctr - Coupler 1195.0 mm
Turn Radius from Ctr - Bucket 1944.0 mm
Max. Reach w/Arms-Parallel 1291.0 mm
Rack Back Angle at Max Height 81°
Standard Equipment
Max. Loader Hydraulic Pressure 23000.0 kPa
Max. Loader Hydraulic Flow 104.0 L/min
Hydraulic Power 23.2 kW
Hydraulic Power 37.7 kW
Hydraulic Flow Standard
Loader Hydraulic Pressure 23000.0 kPa
Loader Hydraulic Flow 61.0 L/min
Hydraulic Power (calculated) 37.7 kW
Hydraulic Flow High Flow
Loader Hydraulic Flow 104.0 L/min
Loader Hydraulic Pressure 23000.0 kPa
Standard Equipment
ROPS SAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471:1994
FOPS SAE J1043 SEPT87, ISO 3449:1992 Level I
FOPS Level II SAE J231 JAN81, ISO 3449:1992 Level II
Standard Equipment
Travel Speed Forward 12.7 km/h
Travel Speed Reverse 12.7 km/h
Standard Equipment
Chain box, each side 6.0 L
Cooling System 10.0 L
Engine Crankcase 10.0 L
Fuel Tank 58.0 L
Hydraulic System 55.0 L
Hydraulic Tank 35.0 L