Manufactured By: Caterpillar

Category: Skid Steer Loader

Model Number: 242

TypeSkid Steer Loader
Standard Flow15. GPM
High FlowN/A GPM
Pressure3300PSI PSI
Hydraulic HP Standard Flow29. HP
Hydraulic HP High FlowN/A HP
Engine HP58 HP
Width66 in.
Lift Capacity at 35%1319.5 lb.
Lift Capacity at 50%2000 lb.
Operating Weight6931 lb.
Tire Size


FOPSSAEJ/ISO 3449 APR98 Level I and ISO3449:1992 Level I
FOPS Level IISAEJ/ISO 3449 APR 98 Level II and ISO 3449:1992 Level II (optional)
ROPSSAE J1040 MAY94 and ISO3471:1994


Bucket Pin Height – Carry Position11.8 in (30 cm)
Bucket Pin Height – Maximum Lift10 ft (3 m)
Bumper Overhang – Rear Axle38.9 in (99 cm)
Clearance at Max Lift and Dump7.5 ft (2 m)
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump88.2 in (224 cm)
Ground Clearance7 in (18 cm)
Height – Top of Cab6.6 ft (2 m)
Length – With Bucket on Ground135.3 in (344 cm)
Length – Without Bucket109.3 in (278 cm)
Length w/o Bucket9.2 ft (3 m)
Length with Bucket11.3 ft (3 m)
Maximum Overall Height154.6 in (393 cm)
Reach – Maximum Lift/Dump29.9 in (76 cm)
Reach at Max Lift and Dump30.2 in (77 cm)
Turning Radius from Center – inc bucket88.8 in (226 cm)
Vehicle Width over Tires66 in (168 cm)
Wheel Base3.6 ft (1 m)
Wheelbase3.8 ft (1 m)
Width Over Tires5.1 ft (2 m)


Bore3.9 in (10 cm)
Displacement183 cu in (0 m)
Engine MakeCaterpillar
Engine ModelCat 3034C
Gross Power54 hp (40 kw)
Net Flywheel Power54 hp (40 kw)
Number of Cylinders4
Power Measured @2600 rpm
Stroke4 in (10 cm)

Hydraulic System

Loader Hydraulic Flow15.1 gal/min (57 l/min)
Loader Hydraulic Pressure3300 psi
Pump Flow Capacity15.2 gal/min (58 l/min)


Bucket Capacity0.6 cu yds (0 m)
Operating Load Rating2000 lbs (907 kg)
Tipping Angle3770 °

Operating Specifications

Breakout Force – Lift Cylinder3814 lbs (1,730 kg)
Breakout Force – Tilt Cylinder4056 lbs (1,840 kg)
Fuel Capacity17.2 gal (65 l)
Hydraulic System Fluid Capacity14.6 gal (55 l)
Max Speed6.9 mph (11 kph)
Operating Speed6.9 mph (11 kph)
Operational Weight6931 lbs (3,144 kg)
Rated Operating Capacity2000 lbs (907 kg)
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight2047 lbs (929 kg)
Tipping Load4000 lbs (1,814 kg)

Service Refill Capacities

Chain Box – Each Side1.6 gal (6 l)
Cooling System24 gal (91 l)
Engine Crankcase2.1 gal (8 l)
Fuel Tank18.2 gal (69 l)
Hydraulic System15.3 gal (58 l)
Hydraulic Tank9.2 gal (35 l)


Operating Weight6858.5 lbs (3,111 kg)