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Skid Steer Loaders

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
  • Gross Power
    74.3 hp
  • Gross Power SAE J1995
    74.3 hp
Engine Model
Cat C3.3B DIT (Turbo)
Net Flywheel Power
73.2 hp
Gross Power
74.3 hp
Gross Power SAE J1995
74.3 hp
Net Power EEC ISO 9249
73.9 hp
Net Power SAE 1349
73.2 hp
203.0 in3
4.7 in
3.7 in
Operating Weight
6980.0 lb
Operating Specifications
Rated Operating Capacity
2150.0 lb
Rated Operating Capacity w
2350.0 lb
Tipping Load
4300.0 lb
Breakout Force
5034.0 lb
43.5 in
Length w
137.3 in
Length w
108.9 in
Height to Top of Cab
83.1 in
Vehicle Width over Tires
66.0 in
Max Overall Height
154.2 in
Bucket Pin Height at Max Lift
121.1 in
Bucket Pin Height at Carry Pos
7.9 in
Reach at Max Lift and Dump
21.7 in
Clearance at Max Lift and Dump
90.0 in
Ground Clearance
8.7 in
Departure Angle
Bumper Overhang
40.2 in
Maximum Dump Angle
Turn Radius from Ctr
64.5 in
Turn Radius from Ctr
51.8 in
Turn Radius from Ctr
83.0 in
49.2 in
Rack Back Angle at Max Height
Bucket Pin Reach at Max Lift
7.2 in
Hydraulic System
Hydraulic Flow
Hydraulic Flow
High Flow
Loader Hydraulic Pressure
3335.0 psi
Loader Hydraulic Pressure
3335.0 psi
Loader Hydraulic Flow
20.0 gal/min
Loader Hydraulic Flow
30.0 gal/min
Hydraulic Power
39.0 hp
Hydraulic Power
58.0 hp
ISO 3471:2008
ISO 3449:2005 Level I
ISO 3449:2005 Level II
Power Train
Travel Speed Forward
7.5 mph
Travel Speed Reverse
7.5 mph
Travel Speed Forward
11.5 mph
Travel Speed Reverse
11.5 mph
Service Refill Capacities
Chain box
2.3 gal
Cooling System
3.7 gal
Engine Crankcase
3.0 gal
Fuel Tank
27.7 gal
Hydraulic System
13.2 gal
Hydraulic Tank
10.3 gal
    • 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
    • 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 Brake Engaged, Engine Emission System
    • 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
    • Cat C3.3B, Turbo Diesel Engine, Meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final (EU Stage IIIB) Emission Standards
    • 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
    • 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
    • Hydraulics, Standard or High Flow
    • Quick Coupler, Mechanical or Electric
    • Seat Belt, 50 mm (2 in) or 75 mm (3 in)
    • EU Preparation Package
    • Power Train: One Speed, One Speed with Speed Sensitive Ride Control, Two Speed or Two Speed with Speed Sensitive Ride Control
    • Tires, 12 × 16.5 or 10 × 16.5
      • Performance Package H1: Standard Flow Hydraulics (No Self Level)
      • Performance Package H2: Standard Flow Hydraulics, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise and Lower), Electronic Snubbing (Raise and Lower)
      • Performance Package H3: High Flow Hydraulics, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise and Lower), Electronic Snubbing (Raise and Lower)
      • Open ROPS (C0): Static Seat (No Foot Throttle, Headliner, Heater or Door)
      • Open ROPS (C1): Foot Throttle, Headliner, Cup Holder, and choice of Seat (Mechanical Suspension or High Back, Heated, Air Ride Seat) (No Heater or Door)
      • Enclosed ROPS with Heater (C2): Foot Throttle, Headliner, Heater and Defroster, Side Windows, Cup Holder, Radio Ready, choice of Seat (Mechanical Suspension or High Back, Heated, Air Ride Seat) and Door (Glass or Polycarbonate)
      • Enclosed ROPS with A/C (C3): C2 + Air Conditioner
  • Hand-Foot Style Controls
  • External Counterweights
  • Beacon, Rotating
  • Engine Block Heater – 120V
  • Oil, Hydraulic, Cold Operation
  • Paint, Custom
  • Product Link, 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)