242D3 Skid Steer Loader

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

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacity
2200 lb
Tipping Load
4400 lb
Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder
4963 lb
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight
2410 lb
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 counte

Weights

Operating Weight
7138 lb
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 counte

Dimensions

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

Cab

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

Service Refill Capacities

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

Hydraulic System

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

Power Train

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

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 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.

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.