Manufactured By: Caterpillar

Category: Skid Steer Loader

Model Number: 242B

TypeSkid Steer Loader
Standard Flow15. GPM
High Flow26 GPM
Pressure3335PSI PSI
Hydraulic HP Standard Flow30. HP
Hydraulic HP High Flow50.6 HP
Engine HP61. HP
Width66 in.
Lift Capacity at 35%1400 lb.
Lift Capacity at 50%2000 lb.
Operating Weight6801.3 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 Position12 in (30 cm)
Bucket Pin Height – Maximum Lift10 ft (3 m)
Bumper Overhang – Rear Axle39 in (99 cm)
Clearance at Max Lift and Dump7.5 ft (2 m)
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump88 in (224 cm)
Ground Clearance7 in (18 cm)
Height – Top of Cab6.5 ft (2 m)
Length – With Bucket on Ground135 in (343 cm)
Length – Without Bucket109 in (277 cm)
Length w/o Bucket9.1 ft (3 m)
Length with Bucket11.3 ft (3 m)
Maximum Overall Height155 in (394 cm)
Maximum Reach – With Arms Parallel48.4 in (123 cm)
Reach – Maximum Lift/Dump30 in (76 cm)
Reach at Max Lift and Dump30.2 in (77 cm)
Turn Radius from Center – Bucket87.4 in (222 cm)
Turn Radius from Center – Coupler56.5 in (144 cm)
Turn Radius from Center – Rear60.8 in (154 cm)
Turning Radius from Center – inc bucket87.5 in (222 cm)
Turning Radius from Center – machine rear60.9 in (155 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)


Bore3.3 in (8 cm)
Engine MakeCaterpillar
Engine ModelCat 3024C T
Engine Power – ISO 1439661 hp (45 kw)
Gross Power57.7 hp (43 kw)
Gross Power – SAE J199562 hp (46 kw)
Net Flywheel Power57 hp (43 kw)
Net Power – EEC 80/126957 hp (43 kw)
Net Power – ISO 9249 EEC57 hp (43 kw)
Net Power – SAE 134957 hp (43 kw)
Stroke3.9 in (10 cm)

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow (1)Standard flow
Hydraulic Flow (2)High Flow
Loader Hydraulic Flow15.6 gal/min (59 l/min)
Loader Hydraulic Pressure3335 psi
Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow26 gal/min (98 l/min)
Pump Flow Capacity15.9 gal/min (60 l/min)
Relief Valve Pressure3335.9 psi


Breakout Force4058.8 psi
Operating Load Rating1999.6 lbs (907 kg)
Tipping Angle3999.2 °

Operating Specifications

Alternator Supplied Amperage85 A
Breakout Force – Lift Cylinder3841 lbs (1,742 kg)
Breakout Force – Tilt Cylinder4059 lbs (1,841 kg)
Chain Box Fluid Capacity – each side1.6 gal (6 l)
Cooling System Fluid Capacity2.7 gal (10 l)
Engine Oil Fluid Capacity2.2 gal (8 l)
Fuel Capacity17.2 gal (65 l)
Hydraulic System Fluid Capacity14.6 gal (55 l)
Max Speed7.5 mph (12 kph)
Operating Voltage12 V V
Operational Weight6801.3 lbs (3,085 kg)
Rated Operating Capacity2000 lbs (907 kg)
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight2047 lbs (929 kg)
Tipping Load4000 lbs (1,814 kg)
Tire Size12×16.5 10PR

Power Train

Travel Speed Forward7.4 mph (12 kph)
Travel Speed Reverse7.4 mph (12 kph)

Service Refill Capacities

Chain Box – Each Side1.6 gal (6 l)
Cooling System2.6 gal (10 l)
Engine Crankcase2.1 gal (8 l)
Fuel Tank17 gal (64 l)
Hydraulic System14.5 gal (55 l)
Hydraulic Tank9.2 gal (35 l)


Operating Weight6802 lbs (3,085 kg)