Cat Skid Steer Loaders:

242D Skid Steer Loader

Engine Model
Cat C3.3B DIT (Turbo)
Net Flywheel Power
73.2 hp
Rated Operating Capacity
2150.0 lb
Gross Power
74.3 hp

The Cat 242D Skid Steer Loader, with its vertical lift design, delivers extended reach and lift height for quick and easy truck loading. Its stability and lifting performance provides excellent material handling.



Benefits & Features

Product Specs

  • Engine

  • Engine Model
    Cat C3.3B DIT (Turbo)
    Net Flywheel Power
    73.2hp
    Gross Power
    74.3hp
    Gross Power SAE J1995
    74.3hp
    Net Power EEC ISO 9249
    73.9hp
    Net Power SAE 1349
    73.2hp
    Displacement
    203.0in3
    Stroke
    4.7in
    Bore
    3.7in
  • Operating Specifications

  • Rated Operating Capacity
    2150.0lb
    Rated Operating Capacity w/Optional Counterweight
    2350.0lb
    Tipping Load
    4300.0lb
    Breakout Force, Tilt Cylinder
    5034.0lb
  • Weights

  • Operating Weight
    6980.0lb
  • Dimensions

  • Wheelbase
    43.5in
    Length w/Bucket on Ground
    137.3in
    Length w/o Bucket
    108.9in
    Height to Top of Cab
    83.1in
    Vehicle Width over Tires
    66.0in
    Max Overall Height
    154.2in
    Bucket Pin Height at Max Lift
    121.1in
    Bucket Pin Height at Carry Pos.
    7.9in
    Reach at Max Lift and Dump
    21.7in
    Clearance at Max Lift and Dump
    90.0in
    Ground Clearance
    8.7in
    Departure Angle
    27°
    Bumper Overhang - Rear Axle
    40.2in
    Maximum Dump Angle
    52°
    Turn Radius from Ctr - Rear
    64.5in
    Turn Radius from Ctr - Coupler
    51.8in
    Turn Radius from Ctr - Bucket
    83.0in
    Max. Reach w/Arms-Parallel
    49.2in
    Rack Back Angle at Max Height
    87°
    Bucket Pin Reach at Max Lift
    7.2in
  • Cab

  • ROPS
    ISO 3471:2008
    FOPS
    ISO 3449:2005 Level I
    FOPS Level II
    ISO 3449:2005 Level II
  • Power Train

  • Travel Speed Forward
    7.5mph
    Travel Speed Reverse
    7.5mph
    Travel Speed Forward - 2-Speed Option
    11.5mph
    Travel Speed Reverse - 2-Speed Option
    11.5mph
  • Service Refill Capacities

  • Chain box, each side
    2.3gal
    Cooling System
    3.7gal
    Engine Crankcase
    3.0gal
    Fuel Tank
    27.7gal
    Hydraulic System
    13.2gal
    Hydraulic Tank
    10.3gal
  • Hydraulic System

  • Hydraulic Flow
    Standard
    Loader Hydraulic Pressure
    3335.0psi
    Loader Hydraulic Flow
    20.0gal/min
    Hydraulic Power (calculated)
    39.0hp
    Hydraulic Flow
    High Flow
    Loader Hydraulic Pressure
    3335.0psi
    Loader Hydraulic Flow
    30.0gal/min
    Hydraulic Power (calculated)
    58.0hp

Equipment

  • Electrical
    • 12 volt Electrical System
    • 90 ampere Alternator
    • Ignition Key Start/Stop Switch
    • Lights: Gauge Backlighting, Two Rear Tail Lights, Two Adjustable Front and Rear Halogen Lights, Dome Light
    • Backup Alarm
    • Heavy Duty Battery, 880 CCA
  • Operator Environment
    • 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, Engine Emission System
    • Adjustable Vinyl Seat
    • Fold In 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
    • Horn
    • Hand (Dial) Throttle, Electronic
    • Adjustable Joystick Controls
    • Anti-theft Security System with 6-button Keypad
    • Storage Compartment with Netting
  • Power Train
    • Cat C3.3B, Turbo Diesel Engine, Meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final (EU Stage IIIB) Emission Standards
    • Air Cleaner, Dual Element, Radial Seal
    • SOS Sampling Valve, Hydraulic Oil
    • Filters, Cartridge-type, Hydraulic
    • Filters, Cartridge-type, Fuel and Water Separator
    • Radiator/Hydraulic Oil Cooler (side-by-side)
    • Spring Applied, Hydraulically Released Parking Brakes
    • Hydrostatic Transmission
    • Four Wheel Chain Drive
  • Other
    • Engine Enclosure, Lockable
    • Extended Life Antifreeze, -36° C (-33° F)
    • Machine Tie Down Points (6)
    • 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 with Integrated Pressure Release
    • Split D-Ring to Route Work Tool Hoses Along Side of Left Lift Arm
    • Electrical Outlet, Beacon
    • Belly Pan Cleanout
  • Mandatory Equipment
    • Hydraulics, Standard or High Flow
    • Quick Coupler, Mechanical or Electric
    • Seat Belt, 50 mm (2 in) or 75 mm (3)
    • EU Preparation Package (includes Demand Fan) (Europe only)
    • Power Train: One Speed, One Speed with Ride Control, Two Speed or Two Speed with Ride Control
    • Tires, 12 × 16.5 or 10 × 16.5
    • Comfort Package (must select one of the following):
    • Open ROPS (C0): Static Seat (No Foot Throttle, Headliner, Heateror Door)
    • Open ROPS (C1): Foot Throttle, Headliner, Cup Holder, and choice of Seat (Mechanical Suspension or High Back, Heated, Air Ride Seat) (No Heater or Door)
    • Enclosed ROPS with Heater (C2): Foot Throttle, Headliner, Heater and Defroster, Side Windows, Cup Holder, Radio Ready, choice of Seat (Mechanical Suspension or High Back, Heated, Air Ride Seat) and Door (Glass or Polycarbonate)
    • Enclosed ROPS with A/C (C3): C2 plus Air Conditioner
    • Performance Package (must select one of the following):
    • Performance Package H1: Standard Flow Hydraulics (No Self Level)
    • Performance Package H4: Standard Flow Hydraulics (No Self Level), Return to Dig/Work Tool Positioner, Electronic Snubbing(Raise and Lower)
    • Performance Package H5: High Flow Hydraulics (No Self Level), Returnto Dig/Work Tool Positioner, Electronic Snubbing (Raise and Lower)
  • External Counterweights
  • Variable Speed Demand Fan
  • Beacon, Rotating
  • Engine Block Heater – 120V
  • Oil, Hydraulic, Cold Operation
  • Paint, Custom
  • Product Link, Cellular
  • Advanced Display: Full Color, 5 in LCD screen, Advanced Multi-operator Security System, On-screen Adjustments for Implement Response, Hystat Response, and Creep Control; Rearview Camera Ready
  • Advanced Display: Rearview Camera Included
  • Work Tool Return to Dig and Work Tool Positioner
  • Bluetooth Radio with Microphone (AM/FM/Weather Band Receiver with USB and Auxiliary Input Jack)

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