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Skid Steer Loaders 216B SERIES 3

An overall height that is a shade less than 2m and an ability to rotate within its own envelope make the CAT Steer Skid Loader 216B3 a great choice at constricted work environments.

The 216B3 steer skid cat carries a number of features that enable it to score very highly, especially on urban construction projects. Being hydrostatic, all the 216B3's wheels get power and this gives it the traction to handle ramps between floors. The 216B3 also scores over forklifts with which it can work on both flat and uneven soil surfaces.

Pilot-operated joystick levers allow fatigue-free operation of the skid steer loader. It has a higher load lifting capacity with a load-sensing piston pump that varies the flow according to the demand. A foot throttle that can be used to adjust the engine's RPM and a patented cooling package design keeps the hydraulic temperature low. Easy access to daily service points makes this a highly productive machine.

The CAT 216B3 offers aggressive functions at a high fuel efficiency rate! Get in touch with GMMCO now to know more and purchase or rent this mean machine!

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Operator Station

Superior comfort to keep you productive throughout the work day.
All Day Comfort
Comfort and ease of operation have been built into every nook and cranny of the operator station. A wide, spacious interior, an uncluttered floor and excellent head, shoulder and leg room, an adjustable seat and easy-use controls ensure a comfortable work environment, low fatigue and high productivity.
Low Effort Joystick Controls
Get precise control with minimal effort thanks to the ergonomic, pilot hydraulic controls. While the right joystick controls loader rise, lower and tilt functions, the left joystick controls the forward and reverse travel speed plus direction.

Additional auxiliary controls with fingertip control of many work tool functions will be provided by the optional deluxe joysticks. This also includes proportional work tool hydraulics and electrical work tools. The basic and deluxe joystick functions also include one-touch continuous auxiliary hydraulic flow and momentary auxiliary hydraulic flow.

Excellent Visibility
Get an exceptional view of the work tools via the wide cab openings. The sloped angle of the engine compartment allows excellent visibility to the rear of the machine. And, the standard rear view mirror provides the operator with a panaromic view of the machines sides and rear. The side windows can be easily removed for cleaning. Yes, we do think of everything!
Additional Features for Maximum Comfort
Get more done through the following additional features:
  • Optional air conditioner / heater for greater comfort in extreme conditions.
  • Instrument panels with high readability.
  • Ergonomically designed contoured and padded armbar for easy and comfortable operation.
  • Standard floor mat with footrest provides non-slip surface and can be easily removed for cleaning.


Exceptional power, lift and breakout for all your needs.
High Performance Hydraulic System
High power, reliability and durability are part of this machine's DNA! Apart from providing power to the wheels, this system also powers the auxiliary circuit that drives the work tools, provides the loader lift and tilt functions 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. This 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 Efficiency Cooling System
Cooling capacity is maximized through the use of a side-by-side cooling package and a hydraulically driven cooling fan.
  • The efficient, hydraulically driven cooling fan provides cooling even when the machine is under load.
  • High-efficiency, hydraulic oil cooler lets the machine work longer and harder in higher ambient temperatures, even with continuous work tool usage.
  • Optional variable speed demand fan provides improved fuel efficiency, increased machine performance, reduced sound levels and improved cold weather performance.

Power Train

Proof that fuel efficiency and agressive performance need not be mutually exclusive!
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 both 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 foot throttle lets the operator vary engine speed while minimizing fuel consumption for other tasks including load and carry, grading, truck loading and dozing. The hand throttle is ideal for jobs requiring constant engine speed such as trenching, cold planing or snow blowing.
Anti-Stall Feature
The load sensing anti-stall system maximizes machine power at all times by matching the engine torque with the operational requirements of the hystat and implement systems. It also prevents the engine from stalling even during part throttle operation, keeping productivity high and fuel consumption low.

Lift Linkages | Radial Lift

Built for tough jobs, the 216B Series 3, with its radial lift design, delivers excellent digging performance with superior mid-lift reach.

Work Tools

The wide array of work tool options make this machine a versatile beast!
The Right Tool for the Job
Get the most out of your machine with our 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

To get the most out of your machine, you will need to have the ability to change the work tools fast. And, the quick coupler system enables just that!

The standard quick coupler features manual engagement and disengagement of work tools using two high leverage handles. And, the optional hydraulic quick coupler allows the operator to quickly change tools without leaving the cab.


Loaded with features that make maintenance easy, reduce downtime and saves you time and money:
Easy Service
Convenient service features make maintenance easy, reducing your downtime:
  • Easily accessible daily maintenance points.
  • Industry exclusive tilt-up cooling package provides superior access to service points and coolers.
  • Cab tilts rearward for easy access to all hydraulic pumps, motors, valves, lines and hydraulic tank.
  • Rear door opens 90 degrees for easy access to both sides of the engine.
  • Standard S·O·SSM oil sampling valve to allow regular monitoring of the hydraulic oil quality. Color-coded and numbered electrical wiring for easy identification.

Standard Equipment

  • 12 volt Electrical System
  • 65 ampere Alternator
  • Automatic Glow Plug Activation
  • Ignition Key Start/Stop Switch
  • Lights: Gauge Backlighting, Two Rear Tail Lights, Two Adjustable Front and Rear Halogen Lights, Dome Light
  • 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 Filter Restriction, 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 1
  • Top and Rear Windows
  • Floor Mat
  • Interior Rear View Mirror
  • 12 volt Electric Socket
  • Backup Alarm
  • Horn
  • Cat C2.2 Tier 4 Interim/Stage IIIA Compliant Diesel Engine
  • Air Cleaner, Dual Element, Radial Seal
  • SOSSM 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 ToughGuard™ Hose
  • Auxiliary, Hydraulics, Continuous Flow
  • Heavy Duty, Flat Faced Quick Disconnects
  • Split D-Ring to Route Work Tool Hoses Along Side of Left Lift Arm
  • Electrical Outlet, Beacon
  • Belly Pan Cleanout
  • Quick Coupler, Mechanical or Hydraulic
  • Seat Belt, 50 mm (2 in) or 75 mm (3)
  • EU Preparation Package (Europe only)
  • Comfort Package (must select one of the following):
  • Open ROPS (C0): Static Seat
  • Open ROPS (C1): Suspension Seat, Deluxe Headliner
  • Enclosed ROPS (C2): C1 plus 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: Proportional Auxiliary Hydraulics Deluxe, Work Tool Harness


Engine Model Cat® C2.2
Net Flywheel Power 47.0hp
Gross Power 51.0hp
Gross Power SAE J1995 51.0hp
Net Power EEC ISO 9249 47.0hp
Net Power SAE 1349 47.0hp
Displacement 134.0in3
Stroke 3.9in
Bore 3.3in

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacity 1400.0lb
Rated Operating Capacity w/Optional Counterweight 1500.0lb
Tipping Load 2800.0lb
Breakout Force, Tilt Cylinder 4083.0lb


Operating Weight 5690.0lb


Wheelbase 39.0in
Length w/Bucket on Ground 127.0in
Length w/o Bucket 99.0in
Height to Top of Cab 77.0in
Vehicle Width over Tires 60.0in
Max Overall Height 146.0in
Bucket Pin Height at Max Lift 112.0in
Bucket Pin Height at Carry Pos. 8.0in
Reach at Max Lift and Dump 20.0in
Clearance at Max Lift and Dump 85.4in
Ground Clearance 8.0in
Departure Angle 26°
Bumper Overhang - Rear Axle 38.0in
Maximum Dump Angle 40°
Turn Radius from Ctr - Rear 59.0in
Turn Radius from Ctr - Coupler 47.0in
Turn Radius from Ctr - Bucket 77.0in
Max. Reach w/Arms-Parallel 51.0in
Rack Back Angle at Max Height 81°

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Power 31.1hp
Hydraulic Flow Standard
Loader Hydraulic Pressure 3335.0psi
Loader Hydraulic Flow 16.0gal/min


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

Power Train

Travel Speed Forward 7.9mph
Travel Speed Reverse 7.9mph

Service Refill Capacities

Chain box, each side 1.6gal
Cooling System 2.6gal
Engine Crankcase 2.6gal
Fuel Tank 15.4gal
Hydraulic System 14.5gal
Hydraulic Tank 9.2gal