Manufactured By: Caterpillar

Category: Skid Steer Loader

Model Number: 242B2

TypeSkid Steer Loader
Standard Flow15. GPM
High Flow26 GPM
Pressure3335PSI PSI
Hydraulic HP Standard Flow30. HP
Hydraulic HP High Flow50.6 HP
Engine HP62 HP
Width66 in.
Lift Capacity at 35%1470 lb.
Lift Capacity at 50%2100 lb.
Operating Weight6914 lb.
Tire Size


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 Position11.8 in (30 cm)
Bucket Pin Height – Maximum Lift10 ft (3 m)
Bucket Pin Reach – Maximum Lift11.2 in (28 cm)
Bumper Overhang – Rear Axle38.9 in (99 cm)
Clearance at Max Lift and Dump7.4 ft (2 m)
Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump88 in (224 cm)
Departure Angle28 °
Ground Clearance7 in (18 cm)
Height – Top of Cab6.5 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 Height154.6 in (393 cm)
Maximum Reach – With Arms Parallel48.4 in (123 cm)
Rack Back Angle – Maximum Height86.9 °
Reach – Maximum Lift/Dump30.2 in (77 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 bucket87.4 in (222 cm)
Turning Radius from Center – machine rear60.8 in (154 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)
Displacement134 cu in (0 m)
Engine MakeCaterpillar
Engine ModelCat C2.2 T
Gross Power57 hp (43 kw)
Gross Power – SAE J199561 hp (45 kw)
Net Flywheel Power56 hp (42 kw)
Net Power – SAE 134956 hp (42 kw)
Number of Cylinders4
Power Measured @2600 rpm
Stroke3.9 in (10 cm)

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow (1)Standard
Hydraulic Flow (2)High Flow
Hydraulic Power30.4 hp (23 kw)
Loader Hydraulic Flow15.6 gal/min (59 l/min)
Loader Hydraulic Pressure3335 psi
Maximum Loader Hydraulic Flow26 gal/min (98 l/min)
Maximum Loader Hydraulic Pressure3335 psi
Pump Flow Capacity15.6 gal/min (59 l/min)
Relief Valve Pressure3335 psi


Breakout Force4060 psi
Bucket Capacity0.5 cu yds (0 m)
Operating Load Rating2100 lbs (953 kg)
Tipping Angle4200 °

Operating Specifications

Alternator Supplied Amperage85 A
Breakout Force – Tilt Cylinder4060 lbs (1,842 kg)
Chain Box Fluid Capacity – each side1.6 gal (6 l)
Cooling System Fluid Capacity2.6 gal (10 l)
Engine Oil Fluid Capacity2.6 gal (10 l)
Fuel Capacity15.3 gal (58 l)
Hydraulic System Fluid Capacity14.5 gal (55 l)
Max Speed6.8 mph (11 kph)
Operating Voltage12 V V
Operational Weight6914 lbs (3,136 kg)
Rated Operating Capacity2100 lbs (953 kg)
Tipping Load4200 lbs (1,905 kg)

Power Train

Travel Speed Forward6.8 mph (11 kph)
Travel Speed Reverse6.8 mph (11 kph)

Service Refill Capacities

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


Operating Weight6914 lbs (3,136 kg)