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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 DIT (turbo)
Net Flywheel Power 53.8 kW
Gross Power SAE J1995 55.4 kW
Net Power SAE 1349 53.8 kW
Net Power SAE 1349† 54.2 kW
Net Power ISO 9249 54.3 kW
Displacement 3.3 L
Stroke 120 mm
Bore 94 mm
Net Power ISO 9249† 54.8 kW
Peak Torque at 1,600 rpm SAE J1995 265 N·m
Note †Tier 4 Interim equivalent engine offered only for Australia/New Zealand, Macedonia, Ukraine and South Korea.

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacity 975 kg

Operating Specifications*

Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight 1066 kg
Tipping Load 1950 kg
Breakout Force, Tilt Cylinder 2283 kg
Rated Operating Capacity 975 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).

Weights*

Operating Weight 3166 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).

Dimensions*

Wheelbase 1105 mm
Length without Bucket 2767 mm
Length with Bucket on Ground 3487 mm
Height to Top of Cab 2111 mm
Maximum Overall Height 3917 mm
Bucket Pin Height at Maximum Lift 3076 mm
Bucket Pin Height at Carry Position 200 mm
Reach at Maximum Lift and Dump 552 mm
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump 2285 mm
Ground Clearance 222 mm
Departure Angle 27°
Bumper Overhang behind Rear Axle 1021 mm
Maximum Dump Angle 52°
Vehicle Width over Tires 1676 mm
Turning Radius from Center – Machine Rear 1639 mm
Turning Radius from Center – Coupler 1314 mm
Turning Radius from Center – Bucket 2107 mm
Maximum Reach with Arms Parallel to Ground 1249 mm
Rack Back Angle at Maximum Height 87°
Bucket Pin Reach at Maximum Lift 182 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).

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow – Standard: Loader Hydraulic Pressure 23000 kPa
Hydraulic Flow – Standard: Loader Hydraulic Flow 76 L/min
Hydraulic Flow – Standard: Hydraulic Power (calculated) 29 kW
Hydraulic Flow – High Flow: Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure 23000 kPa
Hydraulic Flow – High Flow: Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow 112 L/min
Hydraulic Flow – High Flow: 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 or Reverse): One Speed 12.1 km/h
Travel Speed (Forward or Reverse): Two Speed Option 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

Noise Level

Inside Cab** 83 dB(A)
Outside Cab*** 101 dB(A)
Note ***The labeled sound power level for the CE marked configurations when measured according to the test procedure and conditions specified in 2000/14/EC.

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 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 Brak
    •  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 6-button Keypad
    •  Storage Compartment with Netting
  • 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 Brak
      • 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 6-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
                                    •  Product Link™ PL240, Cellular
                                  • 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
                                                              • Product Link™ PL240, Cellular
                                                                • MANDATORY EQUIPMENT
                                                                  •  Hydraulics, Standard or High Flow
                                                                  •  Quick Coupler, Mechanical or Powered
                                                                  •  Seat Belt, 50 mm (2 in) or 75 mm (3 in)
                                                                  •  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
                                                                  •  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
                                                                  •  COMFORT PACKAGES:<ul><li>Open ROPS (C0): Static Seat (No Foot Throttle, 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
                                                                • 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)
                                                                • 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)
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