Caterpillar 242B III Skid Steer Loader


FOPSSAE J1043 SEPT87, ISO 3449:1992 Level I
FOPS Level IISAE J231 JAN81, ISO 3449:1992 Level II
ROPSSAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471:1994


Bucket Pin Height - Carry Position9 in (23 cm)
Bucket Pin Height - Maximum Lift10.1 ft (3 m)
Bucket Pin Reach - Maximum Lift10 in (25 cm)
Bumper Overhang - Rear Axle39 in (99 cm)
Clearance at Max Lift and Dump7.7 ft (2 m)
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump92 in (234 cm)
Departure Angle28 °
Ground Clearance7 in (18 cm)
Height - Top of Cab6.6 ft (2 m)
Length - With Bucket on Ground135.3 in (344 cm)
Length - Without Bucket108.7 in (276 cm)
Length w/o Bucket9.1 ft (3 m)
Length with Bucket11.3 ft (3 m)
Maximum Dump Angle50 °
Maximum Overall Height154 in (391 cm)
Maximum Reach - With Arms Parallel48 in (122 cm)
Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height88 °
Reach - Maximum Lift/Dump24 in (61 cm)
Reach at Max Lift and Dump24.5 in (62 cm)
Turn Radius from Center - Bucket82 in (208 cm)
Turn Radius from Center - Coupler52 in (132 cm)
Turn Radius from Center - Rear61 in (155 cm)
Turning Radius from Center - inc bucket82.4 in (209 cm)
Turning Radius from Center - machine rear61.3 in (156 cm)
Vehicle Width over Tires66 in (168 cm)
Wheel Base3.6 ft (1 m)
Wheelbase3.6 ft (1 m)
Width Over Tires5.5 ft (2 m)


Bore3.7 in (9 cm)
Displacement201 cu in (0 m)
Engine MakeCaterpillar
Engine ModelCat 3.4 DIT
Gross Power71 hp (53 kw)
Gross Power - SAE J199574 hp (55 kw)
Net Flywheel Power71 hp (53 kw)
Net Power - ISO 9249 EEC71 hp (53 kw)
Net Power - SAE 134971 hp (53 kw)
Stroke4.7 in (12 cm)

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow (1)Standard
Hydraulic Flow (2)High Flow
Hydraulic Power42.8 hp (32 kw)
Loader Hydraulic Pressure3335 psi
Pump Flow Capacity22 gal/min (83 l/min)
Relief Valve Pressure3335 psi


Breakout Force4507 psi
Operating Load Rating2150 lbs (975 kg)
Operating Width66 in (168 cm)
Tipping Angle4300 °

Operating Specifications

Alternator Supplied Amperage90 A
Breakout Force - Tilt Cylinder4507 lbs (2,044 kg)
Chain Box Fluid Capacity - each side1.6 gal (6 l)
Cooling System Fluid Capacity2.7 gal (10 l)
Engine Oil Fluid Capacity2.4 gal (9 l)
Fuel Capacity15.4 gal (58 l)
Hydraulic System Fluid Capacity14.6 gal (55 l)
Max Speed11.5 mph (19 kph)
Operating Speed7.8 mph (13 kph)
Operating Voltage12 V V
Operational Weight7008 lbs (3,179 kg)
Rated Operating Capacity2150 lbs (975 kg)
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight2200 lbs (998 kg)
Tipping Load4300 lbs (1,951 kg)

Power Train

Travel Speed Forward7.7 mph (12 kph)
Travel Speed Forward - 2-Speed Option11.4 mph (18 kph)
Travel Speed Reverse7.7 mph (12 kph)
Travel Speed Reverse - 2-Speed Option11.4 mph (18 kph)

Service Refill Capacities

Chain Box - Each Side1.6 gal (6 l)
Cooling System2.6 gal (10 l)
Engine Crankcase2.4 gal (9 l)
Fuel Tank15.3 gal (58 l)
Hydraulic System14.5 gal (55 l)
Hydraulic Tank9.2 gal (35 l)


Operating Weight7008 lbs (3,179 kg)

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