242D3

Heavy Equipment

242D3

Gross Power - SAE J1995
74.3 HP / 55.4 kW
Rated Operating Capacity
2200 lb / 1000 kg
Operating Weight
7138 lb / 3238 kg

The Cat® 242D3 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
Gross Power - SAE J1995 74.3 HP / 55.4 kW
Net Power - SAE 1349 73.2 HP / 54.6 kW
Displacement 203 in³ / 3.3 l
Stroke 4.7 in / 120 mm
Bore 3.7 in / 94 mm
Net Flywheel Power 73.2 HP / 54.6 kW
Peak Torque - 1,500 rpm - SAE J1995 195 ft·lbf / 265 N·m
Net Power - ISO 9249 73.9 HP / 55.1 kW
Engine Model Cat C3.3B DIT (turbo)
Operating Specifications
Rated Operating Capacity 2200 lb / 1000 kg
Tipping Load 4400 lb / 2000 kg
Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder 4963 lb / 2251 kg
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight 2410 lb / 1095 kg
Note Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, one speed, OROPS, 1730 mm (68 in) low profile bucket, Cat 12 × 16.5 tires, standard flow hydraulics, mechanical suspension seat, no optional counterweights and manual quick coupler (unless otherwise noted).
Weights
Operating Weight 7138 lb / 3238 kg
Note Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, one speed, OROPS, 1730 mm (68 in) low profile bucket, Cat 12 × 16.5 tires, standard flow hydraulics, mechanical suspension seat, no optional counterweights and manual quick coupler (unless otherwise noted).
Dimensions
Wheel Base 43.5 in / 1105 mm
Height - Top of Cab 83.1 in / 2111 mm
Vehicle Width over Tires 66 in / 1676 mm
Ground Clearance 8.7 in / 222 mm
Departure Angle 27°
Maximum Dump Angle 52°
Turning Radius from Center - Coupler 51.8 in / 1314 mm
Note Operating Weight, Operating Specifications and Dimensions all based on 75 kg (165 lb) operator, all fluids, one speed, OROPS, 1730 mm (68 in) low profile bucket, Cat 12 × 16.5 tires, standard flow hydraulics, mechanical suspension seat, no optional counterweights and manual quick coupler (unless otherwise noted).
Bucket Pin Reach - Maximum Lift 7.2 in / 182 mm
Length - Without Bucket 108.9 in / 2767 mm
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift 121.1 in / 3076 mm
Turning Radius from Center - Machine Rear 64.5 in / 1639 mm
Maximum Overall Height 154.2 in / 3917 mm
Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position 7.9 in / 200 mm
Length - With Bucket on Ground 137.3 in / 3487 mm
Turning Radius from Center - Bucket 83 in / 2107 mm
Reach - Maximum Lift/Dump 21.7 in / 552 mm
Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel to Ground 49.2 in / 1249 mm
Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height 87°
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump 90 in / 2285 mm
Bumper Overhang - Behind Rear Axle 40.2 in / 1021 mm
Hydraulic System
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Flow 20 gal/min / 76 l/min
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Hydraulic Power (Calculated) 58 HP / 43 kW
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow 30 gal/min / 112 l/min
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Pressure 3335 psi / 23000 kPa
Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Hydraulic Power (Calculated) 39 HP / 29 kW
Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure 3335 psi / 23000 kPa
Cab
ROPS ISO 3471:2008
FOPS ISO 3449:2005 Level I
Power Train
Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - Two Speed Option 11.5 mile/h / 18.5 km/h
Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - One Speed 7.5 mile/h / 12.1 km/h
Service Refill Capacities
Chain Box - Each Side 2.3 gal (US) / 8.8 l
Cooling System 3.7 gal (US) / 14 l
Engine Crankcase 3 gal (US) / 11 l
Fuel Tank 24.8 gal (US) / 94 l
Hydraulic System 13.2 gal (US) / 50 l
Hydraulic Tank 10.3 gal (US) / 39 l
Noise Level
Inside Cab** 83 dB(A)
Outside Cab*** 101 dB(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 speeds.
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.
Air Conditioning System (if equipped)
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

  • ELECTRICAL
    • 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, 850 CCA
  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • Advanced Display with Rearview Camera: Full Color, 127 mm (5 in) LCD screen; Advanced Multi-operator Security System; On-screen Adjustments for Implement Response, Hystat Response, and Creep Control
    • 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
  • POWER TRAIN
    • Cat C3.3B, Turbo Diesel Engine, Meeting Tier 4 Final and Stage V Emission Standards
    • Air Cleaner, Dual Element, Radial Seal
    • S·O·SSM Sampling Valve, Hydraulic Oil
    • Filters, Cartridge-type, Hydraulic
    • Filters, Canister-type, Fuel and Water Separator
    • Radiator/Hydraulic Oil Cooler (side-by-side)
    • Spring Applied, Hydraulically Released Parking Brakes
    • Hydrostatic Transmission
    • Four Wheel Chain Drive
  • OTHER
    • 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
    • Product Link™ PL240, Cellular
  • MANDATORY EQUIPMENT
    • Hydraulics, Standard or High Flow
    • Quick Coupler, Mechanical or Powered
    • High Visibility 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 PACKAGES:
      – Performance Package H1: Standard Flow Hydraulics (No Self Level)
      – Performance Package H2: Standard Flow Hydraulics, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise and Lower), Work Tool Return to Dig, Work Tool Positioner, and Electronic Snubbing (Raise and Lower)
      – Performance Package H3: High Flow Hydraulics, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise and Lower), Work Tool Return to Dig, Work Tool Positioner, and Electronic Snubbing (Raise and Lower)
    • COMFORT PACKAGES:
      – 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

Optional Equipment

  • OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
    • Hand-Foot Style Controls
    • External Counterweights
    • Beacon, Rotating
    • Engine Block Heater – 120V
    • Oil, Hydraulic, Cold Operation
    • Paint, Custom
    • Product Link PL641, Cellular
    • Bluetooth® Radio with Microphone (AM/FM/Weather Band Receiver with USB and Auxiliary Input Jack)
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