242D Skid Steer Loader

242D Skid Steer Loader

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 ...
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Engine

Engine Model
Cat C3.3B DIT (turbo)
Net Flywheel Power
73.2HP
Gross Power - SAE J1995
74.3HP
Net Power - SAE 1349
73.2HP
Displacement
203in³
Stroke
4.7in
Bore
3.7in
Peak Torque - 1,500 rpm - SAE J1995
195HP
Net Power - ISO 9249
73.9HP

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacity
2150lb
Tipping Load
4300lb
Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder
5034lb
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight
2350lb
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 counterweight

Weights

Operating Weight
6980lb
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 counterweight

Dimensions

Wheel Base
43.5in
Height - Top of Cab
83.1in
Vehicle Width over Tires
66in
Ground Clearance
8.7in
Departure Angle
27°
Maximum Dump Angle
52°
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 counterweight
Turning Radius from Center - Machine Rear
64.5in
Turning Radius from Center - Coupler
51.8in
Turning Radius from Center - Bucket
83in
Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height
87°
Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel to Ground
49.2in
Maximum Overall Height
154.2in
Length - Without Bucket
108.9in
Length - With Bucket on Ground
137.3in
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump
90in
Bucket Pin Reach - Maximum Lift
7.2in
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift
121.1in
Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position
7.9in
Reach - Maximum Lift/Dump
21.7in
Bumper Overhang - Behind Rear Axle
40.2in

Cab

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

Service Refill Capacities

Chain Box - Each Side
2.3gal (US)
Cooling System
3.7gal (US)
Engine Crankcase
3gal (US)
Fuel Tank
27.7gal (US)
Hydraulic System
13.2gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
10.3gal (US)

Noise Level

Inside Cab**
83dB(A)
Note (1)
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 spe
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.
Outside Cab***
101dB(A)

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.

Power Train

Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - Two Speed Option
11.5mile/h
Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - One Speed
7.5mile/h

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Pressure
3335psi
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Flow
20gal/min
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)
39HP
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure
3335psi
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow
30gal/min
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)
58HP

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.

Standard Equipment:

Optional Equipment:

    Optional Equipment
    • Hand-Foot Style Controls
    • External Counterweights
    • Beacon, Rotating
    • Engine Block Heater – 120V
    • Oil, Hydraulic, Cold Operation
    • Paint, Custom
    • Product Link PL641, 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)