242D3 Skid Steer Loader

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.

Category:

Quiet and Comfortable

The industry leading sealed and pressurized cab option provides the operator with a cleaner and quieter operating environment with excellent work tool visibility. Continuing the industry leading trend, the D3 Series also includes as standard, seat mounted adjustable joystick controls for operator comfort.

Maximum Performance

High performance power train provides maximum performance and production capability through the Electronic Torque Management system, standard two speed travel and an electronic hand/foot throttle with decel pedal capability.

Making Your Job Easier

Cat® “Intelligent Leveling” system provides industry leading technology, integration, and available features such as dual direction self level, work tool return to dig, and work tool positioner.

Optimized Machine Capability

Maximize machine capability and control with the available Advanced Display, providing on-screen adjustments for implement response, hystat response and creep control. Also features multi-language functionality with customizable layouts, security system and rearview camera.

A Smooth Ride

A standard, Speed Sensitive Ride Control system improves operation on rough terrain, enabling better load retention, increased productivity and greater operator comfort.

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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
  • 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

Additional information

Offering Type

Engine - Gross Power - SAE J1995

55.4 kW ( 74.3 HP )

Engine - Note

†Engine meeting Brazil MAR-1 and China Nonroad Stage III emission standards emits equivalent to U.S. EPA Tier 4 Interim and is offered only for Australia/New Zealand, Brazil, China, French Polynesia, Hong Kong, Macedonia and New Caledonia.

Operating Specifications - Rated Operating Capacity

1000 kg ( 2200 lb )

Weights - Operating Weight

3238 kg ( 7138 lb )

Dimensions - Wheel Base

1105 mm ( 43.5 in )

Dimensions - Height - Top of Cab

2111 mm ( 83.1 in )

Dimensions - Vehicle Width over Tires

1676 mm ( 66 in )

Dimensions - Ground Clearance

222 mm ( 8.7 in )

Dimensions - Departure Angle

27°

Dimensions - Maximum Dump Angle

52°

Dimensions - Length - With Bucket on Ground

3487 mm ( 137.3 in )

Dimensions - Length - Without Bucket

2767 mm ( 108.9 in )

Dimensions - Bumper Overhang - Behind Rear Axle

1021 mm ( 40.2 in )

Dimensions - Reach - Maximum Lift/Dump

552 mm ( 21.7 in )

Dimensions - 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 - Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel to Ground

1249 mm ( 49.2 in )

Dimensions - Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height

87°

Dimensions - Turning Radius from Center - Bucket

2107 mm ( 83 in )

Dimensions - Turning Radius from Center - Machine Rear

1639 mm ( 64.5 in )

Dimensions - Maximum Overall Height

3917 mm ( 154.2 in )

Dimensions - Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump

2285 mm ( 90 in )

Dimensions - Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position

200 mm ( 7.9 in )

Dimensions - Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift

3076 mm ( 121.1 in )

Dimensions - Turning Radius from Center - Coupler

1314 mm ( 51.8 in )

Dimensions - Bucket Pin Reach - Maximum Lift

182 mm ( 7.2 in )

Hydraulic System - Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)

43 kW ( 58 HP )

Hydraulic System - Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Pressure

23000 kPa ( 3335 psi )

Hydraulic System - Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure

23000 kPa ( 3335 psi )

Hydraulic System - Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Hydraulic Power (Calculated)

29 kW ( 39 HP )

Hydraulic System - Hydraulic Flow - High Flow - Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow

112 l/min ( 30 gal/min )

Hydraulic System - Hydraulic Flow - Standard - Loader Hydraulic Flow

76 l/min ( 20 gal/min )

Cab - ROPS

ISO 3471:2008

Cab - FOPS

ISO 3449:2005 Level I

Power Train - Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - One Speed

12.1 km/h ( 7.5 mile/h )

Power Train - Travel Speed - Forward or Reverse - Two Speed Option

18.5 km/h ( 11.5 mile/h )

Service Refill Capacities - Chain Box - Each Side

8.8 l ( 2.3 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Cooling System

14 l ( 3.7 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Engine Crankcase

11 l ( 3 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Fuel Tank

94 l ( 24.8 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Hydraulic System

50 l ( 13.2 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Hydraulic Tank

39 l ( 10.3 gal (US) )

Engine - Net Power - SAE 1349

53.8 kW ( 72.1 HP )

Engine - Displacement

3.3 l ( 203 in³ )

Engine - Stroke

120 mm ( 4.7 in )

Engine - Bore

94 mm ( 3.7 in )

Engine - Peak Torque - 1,600 rpm - SAE J1995

265 N·m ( 195 ft·lbf )

Engine - Net Power ISO 9249†

54.8 kW ( 73.5 HP )

Engine - Net Power - ISO 9249

54.3 kW ( 72.8 HP )

Engine - Net Flywheel Power

53.8 kW ( 72.1 HP )

Engine - Net Power SAE 1349†

54.2 kW ( 72.7 HP )

Engine Model

Cat C3.3B DIT (turbo)

Weights - 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).

Operating Specifications - Tipping Load

2000 kg ( 4400 lb )

Operating Specifications - Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder

2251 kg ( 4963 lb )

Operating Specifications - Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight

1090 kg ( 2400 lb )

Operating Specifications - 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).

Noise Level - Outside Cab***

101 dB(A) ( 101 dB(A) )

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.

Noise Level - Inside Cab**

83 dB(A) ( 83 dB(A) )

Noise Level - Note (2)

***The labeled sound power level for the CE marked configurations when measured according to the test procedure and conditions specified in 2000/14/EC.

Noise Level - Note (1)

**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.

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