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Skid Steer Loaders(Non Current)

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.

242B Series 2 Skid Steer Loader

The Cat® 242B Series 2 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.

  • Specification Summary

  • Engine Model C2.2 T
  • Net Flywheel Power 42 kW
  • Gross Power - SAE J1995 46 kW
  • Net Power - ISO 9249 EEC 42 kW

Product Details


Engine Model C2.2 T
Net Flywheel Power 42 kW
Gross Power - SAE J1995 46 kW
Net Power - ISO 9249 EEC 42 kW
Displacement 2.2 l
Stroke 100 mm
Bore 84 mm


Operating Weight 3136 kg
Operating Weight - HF 3136 kg

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacity 952 kg
Tipping Load 1953 kg


Wheel Base 1094 mm
Length - With Bucket on Ground 3437 mm
Length - Without Bucket 2760 mm
Height - Top of Cab 1986 mm
Vehicle Width over Tires 1676 mm
Maximum Overall Height 3926 mm
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift 3046 mm
Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position 299 mm
Reach - Maximum Lift/Dump 766 mm
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump 2270 mm
Ground Clearance 178 mm
Departure Angle 28°
Bumper Overhang - Rear Axle 989 mm
Maximum Dump Angle 50°
Turn Radius from Center - Rear 1545 mm
Turn Radius from Center - Coupler 1409 mm
Turn Radius from Center - Bucket 2221 mm
Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel 1231 mm
Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height 86.9°
Bucket Pin Reach - Maximum Lift 285 mm

Hydraulic System

Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure 23000 kPa
Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow 100 l/min
Hydraulic Power 23 kW
Hydraulic Flow (1) Standard Flow
Loader Hydraulic Pressure 23000 kPa
Loader Hydraulic Flow 60 l/min
Hydraulic Flow (2) High Flow


ROPS ISO 3471:1994
FOPS ISO 3449 APR98 Level I and ISO 3449:1992 Level I
FOPS Level II ISO 3449:1992 Level II

Power Train

Travel Speed Forward 11 km/h
Travel Speed Reverse 11 km/h

Service Refill Capacities

Chain Box - Each Side 6 l
Cooling System 10 l
Engine Crankcase 10 l
Fuel Tank 58 l
Hydraulic System 55 l
Hydraulic Tank 35 l

Ergonomic Operator Station

Easy to use pilot operated joystick controls for reduced operator fatigue and increased productivity.

High Performance Power Train

Provides high engine horsepower and torque, allowing part-throttle operation for lower sound levels and fuel consumption.

Advanced Hydraulic System

Designed for maximum power and reliability. High flow hydraulic system is available for applications that demand maximum work tool performance.

Work Tools

Caterpillar’s broad range of performance matched work tools make the Cat Skid Steer Loader the most versatile machine on the jobsite.


Easy routine maintenance helps reduce machine downtime for greater productivity.

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