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Skid Steer Loaders

The Cat® Skid Steer Loaders deliver exceptional performance, versatility, ease of operation, serviceability and customer support. A wide range of Cat Work Tools are machine matched to Cat Skid Steer Loaders to meet all customer needs.

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 provides excellent material handling.

Product Details

Engine

Engine Model Cat C3.3B (turbo)
Net Flywheel Power 53.8 kW
Gross Power 54.3 kW
Gross Power SAE J1995 55.4 kW
Net Power EEC ISO 9249 54.2 kW
Net Power SAE 1349 53.8 kW
Displacement 3.3 L
Stroke 120 mm
Bore 94 mm

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacity 975 kg
Rated Operating Capacity w/Optional Counterweight 1066 kg
Tipping Load 1950 kg
Breakout Force, Tilt Cylinder 2283 kg

Weights

Operating Weight 3166 kg

Dimensions

Wheelbase 1105 mm
Length w/Bucket on Ground 2767 mm
Length w/o Bucket 3487 mm
Height to Top of Cab 2111 mm
Vehicle Width over Tires 3917 mm
Max Overall Height 3076 mm
Bucket Pin Height at Max Lift 200 mm
Bucket Pin Height at Carry Pos. 552 mm
Reach at Max Lift and Dump 2285 mm
Clearance at Max Lift and Dump 222 mm
Ground Clearance 27°
Departure Angle 1021
Bumper Overhang - Rear Axle 52°
Maximum Dump Angle 1676
Turn Radius from Ctr - Rear 1639 mm
Turn Radius from Ctr - Coupler 1314 mm
Turn Radius from Ctr - Bucket 2107 mm
Max. Reach w/Arms-Parallel 1249 mm
Rack Back Angle at Max Height 87°
Bucket Pin Reach at Max Lift 182 mm

Hydraulic System

Loader Hydraulic Pressure 23000 kPa
Loader Hydraulic Flow 76 L/min
Hydraulic Power (calculated) 29 kW
Loader Hydraulic Pressure 23000 kPa
Loader Hydraulic Flow 112 L/min
Hydraulic Power (calculated) 43 kW

Cab

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

Power Train

Travel Speed Forward 12.1 km/h
Travel Speed Reverse 18.5 km/h

Service Refill Capacities

Chain box, each side 8.8 L
Cooling System 14 L
Engine Crankcase 11 L
Fuel Tank 105 L
Hydraulic System 50 L
Hydraulic Tank 39 L

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. Cat C3.3B engine and high performance power train provide high engine horsepower and torque, allowing partial-throttle operation for lower sound levels and fuel consumption. 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.
  • ELECTRICAL
    •  12 volt Electrical System
    •  80 ampere Alternator
    •  Ignition Key Start/Stop Switch
    •  Lights: Gauge Backlighting, Two Rear Tail Lights, Two Rear Halogen Working Lights, Two Adjustable Front Halogen Lights, Dome Light
    •  Backup Alarm
    •  Heavy Duty Battery, 880 CCA
  • 12 volt Electrical System
    • 80 ampere Alternator
      • Ignition Key Start/Stop Switch
        • Lights: Gauge Backlighting, Two Rear Tail Lights, Two Rear Halogen Working Lights, Two Adjustable Front 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, Park Brake E
                •  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 I
                •  Top and Rear Windows
                •  Floor Mat
                •  Interior Rearview Mirror
                •  12 volt Electric Socket
                •  Horn
                •  Hand (Dial) Throttle, Electronic
                •  Adjustable Joystick Controls
                •  Anti-theft Security System with six-button Keypad
                •  Storage Compartment with Netting
              • POWER TRAIN
                •  Cat C3.3B, Turbo Diesel Engine
                •  Air Cleaner, Dual Element, Radial Seal
                •  S?O?SSM 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
                •  Variable Speed Demand Fan
              • 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
                                        • Variable Speed Demand Fan
                                          • MANDATORY EQUIPMENT
                                            •  Hydraulics, Standard Flow or High Flow
                                            •  Quick Coupler, Manual or Electric
                                            •  Seat Belt, 50 mm (2 in) or 75 mm (3 in)
                                            •  Power Train: One Speed, One Speed with Speed Sensitive Ride Control, Two Speed or Two Speed with Speed Sensitive Ride Control
                                            •  COMFORT PACKAGES:<ul><li>Open ROPS (C0): Static Seat, Foot Throttle (No Headliner, Heater or Door)</li><li>Open ROPS (C1): Foot Throttle, Headliner, Cup Holder, and choice of Seat (Mechanical Suspension or High Back, Heated, Air Rid
                                            •  PERFORMANCE PACKAGES:<ul><li>Performance Package H1: Standard Flow Hydraulics (No Self Level)</li><li>Performance Package H2: Standard Flow Hydraulics, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise and Lower), Electronic Snubbing (Rai
                                          • Hand-Foot Style Controls
                                            • External Counterweights
                                              • Beacon, Rotating
                                                • Engine Block Heater – 120V
                                                  • Oil, Hydraulic, Cold Operation
                                                    • Paint, Custom
                                                      • Battery Disconnect Switch
                                                        • Reversing Fan
                                                          • Product Link, Cellular
                                                            • Advanced Display: Full Color, 127 mm (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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