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Overview

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.

Engine

  • Engine Model Cat C3.3B DIT (turbo) Cat C3.3B DIT (turbo)
  • Net Flywheel Power 73.2 HP 54.6 kW
  • Gross Power - SAE J1995 74.3 HP 55.4 kW
  • Net Power - SAE 1349 73.2 HP 54.6 kW
  • Displacement 203.0 in³ 3.3 l
  • Stroke 4.7 in 120.0 mm
  • Bore 3.7 in 94.0 mm
  • Net Power - ISO 9249 73.9 HP 55.1 kW
  • Peak Torque - 1,500 rpm - SAE J1995 195.0 HP 265.0 kW

Weights

  • Operating Weight 6980.0 lb 3166.0 kg
  • Note Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, one speed, OROPS, 1676 mm (66 in) dirt bucket, Cat 12 × 16.5 tires, standard flow hydraulics, mechanical suspension seat, no optional counterweights and manual quick coupler (unless otherwise noted). Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, one speed, OROPS, 1676 mm (66 in) dirt bucket, Cat 12 × 16.5 tires, standard flow hydraulics, mechanical suspension seat, no optional counterweights and manual quick coupler (unless otherwise noted).

Operating Specifications

  • Rated Operating Capacity 2150.0 lb 975.0 kg
  • Tipping Load 4300.0 lb 1950.0 kg
  • Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder 5034.0 lb 2283.0 kg
  • Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight 2350.0 lb 1066.0 kg
  • Note Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, one speed, OROPS, 1676 mm (66 in) dirt bucket, Cat 12 × 16.5 tires, standard flow hydraulics, mechanical suspension seat, no optional counterweights and manual quick coupler (unless otherwise noted). Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, one speed, OROPS, 1676 mm (66 in) dirt bucket, Cat 12 × 16.5 tires, standard flow hydraulics, mechanical suspension seat, no optional counterweights and manual quick coupler (unless otherwise noted).

Dimensions

  • Wheel Base 43.5 in 1105.0 mm
  • Height - Top of Cab 83.1 in 2111.0 mm
  • Vehicle Width over Tires 66.0 in 1676.0 mm
  • Ground Clearance 8.7 in 222.0 mm
  • Departure Angle 27° 27°
  • Maximum Dump Angle 52° 52°
  • Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position 7.9 in 200.0 mm
  • Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift 121.1 in 3076.0 mm
  • Bucket Pin Reach - Maximum Lift 7.2 in 182.0 mm
  • Bumper Overhang - Behind Rear Axle 40.2 in 1021.0 mm
  • Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump 90.0 in 2285.0 mm
  • Length - With Bucket on Ground 137.3 in 3487.0 mm
  • Length - Without Bucket 108.9 in 2767.0 mm
  • Maximum Overall Height 154.2 in 3917.0 mm
  • Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel to Ground 49.2 in 1249.0 mm
  • Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height 87° 87°
  • Reach - Maximum Lift/Dump 21.7 in 552.0 mm
  • Turning Radius from Center - Bucket 83.0 in 2107.0 mm
  • Turning Radius from Center - Coupler 51.8 in 1314.0 mm
  • Turning Radius from Center - Machine Rear 64.5 in 1639.0 mm
  • Note Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, one speed, OROPS, 1676 mm (66 in) dirt bucket, Cat 12 × 16.5 tires, standard flow hydraulics, mechanical suspension seat, no optional counterweights and manual quick coupler (unless otherwise noted). Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, one speed, OROPS, 1676 mm (66 in) dirt bucket, Cat 12 × 16.5 tires, standard flow hydraulics, mechanical suspension seat, no optional counterweights and manual quick coupler (unless otherwise noted).

Hydraulic System

  • Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Hydraulic Power (Calculated) 58.0 HP 43.0 kW
  • Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow 30.0 gal/min 112.0 l/min
  • Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure 3335.0 psi 23000.0 kPa
  • Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Hydraulic Power (Calculated) 39.0 HP 29.0 kW
  • Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Flow 20.0 gal/min 76.0 l/min
  • Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Pressure 3335.0 psi 23000.0 kPa

Cab

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

Power Train

  • Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - One Speed 7.5 mile/h 12.1 km/h
  • Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - Two Speed Option 11.5 mile/h 18.5 km/h

Service Refill Capacities

  • Chain Box - Each Side 2.3 gal (US) 8.8 l
  • Cooling System 3.7 gal (US) 14.0 l
  • Engine Crankcase 3.0 gal (US) 11.0 l
  • Fuel Tank 27.7 gal (US) 105.0 l
  • Hydraulic System 13.2 gal (US) 50.0 l
  • Hydraulic Tank 10.3 gal (US) 39.0 l

Air Conditioning System

  • Air Conditioning The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 0.81 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.158 metric tonnes. The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 0.81 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.158 metric tonnes.

Noise Level

  • Inside Cab** 83.0 dB(A) 83.0 dB(A)
  • Note (1) Cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe. Cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.
  • Note (2) **The declared dynamic operator sound pressure levels per ISO 6396:2008. The measurements were conducted with the cab doors and windows closed and at 70% of the maximum engine cooling fan speed. The sound level may vary at different engine cooling fan speeds. **The declared dynamic operator sound pressure levels per ISO 6396:2008. The measurements were conducted with the cab doors and windows closed and at 70% of the maximum engine cooling fan speed. The sound level may vary at different engine cooling fan speeds.
  • Note (3) ***The labeled sound power level for the CE marked configurations when measured according to the test procedure and conditions specified in 2000/14/EC. ***The labeled sound power level for the CE marked configurations when measured according to the test procedure and conditions specified in 2000/14/EC.
  • Outside Cab*** 101.0 dB(A) 101.0 dB(A)

Comfortable Cab

Industry leading sealed and pressurized cab option provides a cleaner and quieter operating environment with excellent work tool visibility. Available high-back, heated, air ride seat with seat mounted adjustable joystick controls makes the D Series the industry leader in operator comfort.

Outstanding Power

High performance power train provides maximum performance and production capability through the Electronic Torque Management system, optional two speed travel and an industry exclusive electronic hand/foot throttle with decel pedal capability. Electronically controlled Cat C3.3B engine provides high horsepower and torque while meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final (EU Stage IIIB) emission standards. High Flow hydraulic system is available for applications that demand maximum hydraulic work tool performance.

Versatility to Tackle Any Job

Cat “Intelligent Leveling” system (ILEV) provides industry leading technology, integration and optional features such as dual direction self level, work tool return to dig and work tool positioner. Speed Sensitive Ride Control option improves operation on rough terrain, enabling better load retention, increased productivity and greater operator comfort. Broad range of performance matched Cat Work Tools makes the Cat Skid Steer Loader the most versatile machine on the job site.

Advanced Display

Maximize machine capability and control with optional Advanced Display providing on-screen adjustments for implement response, hystat response and creep control. The display also features multi-language functionality with customizable layouts, security system and rearview camera.

Easy Service

Ground level access to all daily service and routine maintenance points helps reduce machine downtime for greater productivity.

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