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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.

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Engine

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

Weights

Operating Weight
6980 lb
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

Operating Specifications

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

Dimensions

Vehicle Width over Tires
66 in
Departure Angle
27°
Maximum Dump Angle
52°
Height - Top of Cab
83.1 in
Wheel Base
43.5 in
Length - Without Bucket
108.9 in
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift
121.1 in
Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height
87°
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump
90 in
Turning Radius from Center - Coupler
51.8 in
Maximum Overall Height
154.2 in
Bucket Pin Reach - Maximum Lift
7.2 in
Reach - Maximum Lift/Dump
21.7 in
Ground Clearance
8.7 ft
Length - With Bucket on Ground
137.3 in
Turning Radius from Center - Machine Rear
64.5 in
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
Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position
7.9 in
Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel to Ground
49.2 in
Bumper Overhang - Behind Rear Axle
40.2 in
Turning Radius from Center - Bucket
83 in

Cab

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

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System
3.7 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
10.3 gal (US)
Chain Box - Each Side
2.3 gal (US)
Fuel Tank
27.7 gal (US)
Hydraulic System
13.2 gal (US)
Engine Crankcase
3 gal (US)

Hydraulic System

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

Noise Level

Inside Cab**
83 dB(A)
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.
Note (1)
Cab and Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) are standard in North America and Europe.
Outside Cab***
101 dB(A)
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 s

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 equi

Power Train

Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - One Speed
7.5 mile/h
Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - Two Speed Option
11.5 mile/h