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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

Units:
Engine Model Cat C3.3B DIT (turbo) Cat C3.3B DIT (turbo) Less
Net Flywheel Power 72.1 HP 53.8 kW Less
Gross Power - SAE J1995 74.3 HP 55.4 kW Less
Net Power - SAE 1349 72.1 HP 53.8 kW Less
Displacement 203.0 in³ 3.3 l Less
Stroke 4.7 in 120.0 mm Less
Bore 3.7 in 94.0 mm Less
Net Power - ISO 9249 72.8 HP 54.3 kW Less
Net Power SAE 1349† 72.7 HP 54.2 kW Less
Net Power ISO 9249† 73.5 HP 54.8 kW Less
Note †Tier 4 Interim equivalent engine offered only for Australia/New Zealand, Macedonia, Ukraine and South Korea. †Tier 4 Interim equivalent engine offered only for Australia/New Zealand, Macedonia, Ukraine and South Korea. Less
Peak Torque - 1,600 rpm - SAE J1995 195.0 ft·lbf 265.0 N·m Less

Weights*

Operating Weight 6980.0 lb 3166.0 kg Less
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). Less

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacity 2150.0 lb 975.0 kg Less

Operating Specifications*

Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder 5034.0 lb 2283.0 kg Less
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight 2350.0 lb 1066.0 kg Less
Tipping Load 4300.0 lb 1950.0 kg Less
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). Less
Rated Operating Capacity 2150.0 lb 975.0 kg Less

Dimensions*

Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position 7.9 in 200.0 mm Less
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift 121.1 in 3076.0 mm Less
Bucket Pin Reach - Maximum Lift 7.2 in 182.0 mm Less
Bumper Overhang - Behind Rear Axle 40.2 in 1021.0 mm Less
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump 90.0 in 2285.0 mm Less
Departure Angle 27° 27° Less
Ground Clearance 8.7 in 222.0 mm Less
Height - Top of Cab 83.1 in 2111.0 mm Less
Length - With Bucket on Ground 137.3 in 3487.0 mm Less
Length - Without Bucket 108.9 in 2767.0 mm Less
Maximum Dump Angle 52° 52° Less
Maximum Overall Height 154.2 in 3917.0 mm Less
Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel to Ground 49.2 in 1249.0 mm Less
Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height 87° 87° Less
Reach - Maximum Lift/Dump 21.7 in 552.0 mm Less
Turning Radius from Center - Bucket 83.0 in 2107.0 mm Less
Turning Radius from Center - Coupler 51.8 in 1314.0 mm Less
Turning Radius from Center - Machine Rear 64.5 in 1639.0 mm Less
Vehicle Width over Tires 66.0 in 1676.0 mm Less
Wheel Base 43.5 in 1105.0 mm Less
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). Less

Hydraulic System

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

Cab

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

Power Train

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

Service Refill Capacities

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

Noise Level

Inside Cab** 83.0 dB(A) 83.0 dB(A) Less
Note (1) **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. Less
Note (2) ***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. Less
Outside Cab*** 101.0 dB(A) 101.0 dB(A) Less