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 provides excellent material handling.

Engine Model
Cat C3.3B DIT (turbo)
Net Flywheel Power
73.2 hp
Rated Operating Capacity
2150 lb
Peak Torque at 1,500 rpm SAE J1995
195 lbf-ft

Engine

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

Operating Specifications

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

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
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
Operating Weight
6980lb

Dimensions

Wheelbase
43.5in
Length with Bucket on Ground
137.3in
Length without Bucket
108.9in
Height to Top of Cab
83.1in
Vehicle Width over Tires
66.0in
Maximum Overall Height
154.2in
Bucket Pin Height at Maximum Lift
121.1in
Reach at Maximum Lift and Dump
21.7in
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump
90.0in
Ground Clearance
8.7in
Bumper Overhang behind Rear Axle
40.2in
Maximum Dump Angle
52°
Turning Radius from Center – Machine Rear
64.5in
Turning Radius from Center – Coupler
51.8in
Turning Radius from Center – Bucket
83.0in
Maximum Reach with Arms Parallel to Ground
49.2in
Rack Back Angle at Maximum Height
87°
Bucket Pin Reach at Maximum Lift
7.2in
Length - Without Bucket
108.9in
Maximum Overall Height
154.2in
Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel to Ground
49.2in
Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height
87°
Turning Radius from Center - Bucket
83in
Turning Radius from Center - Coupler
51.8in
Turning Radius from Center - Machine Rear
64.5in
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
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
Reach - Maximum Lift/Dump
21.7in
Bumper Overhang - Behind Rear Axle
40.2in
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°
Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position
7.9in
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift
121.1in
Bucket Pin Reach - Maximum Lift
7.2in
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump
90in
Length - With Bucket on Ground
137.3in

Cab

ROPS
ISO 3471:2008
FOPS
ISO 3449:2005 Level I
FOPS Level II
ISO 3449:2005 Level II
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
7.5mph
Travel Speed (Forward or Reverse): Two Speed Option
11.5mph
Travel Speed Forward - 2-Speed Option
11.5mph
Travel Speed Reverse - 2-Speed Option
11.5mph
Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - One Speed
7.5mile/h
Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - Two Speed Option
11.5mile/h

Service Refill Capacities

Chain box, each side
2.3gal
Cooling System
3.7gal
Engine Crankcase
3.0gal
Fuel Tank
27.7gal
Hydraulic System
13.2gal
Hydraulic Tank
10.3gal
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)

Hydraulic System

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

Noise Level

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

Standard Equipment:

Optional Equipment: