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Cat 242D3 Skid Steer Loader






Cat 242D3
Cat 242_forks    Cat 242_auger

Our Cat 242D3 skid steer loader is the ultimate in skid steer design. It's the perfect all-around loader with plenty of power for digging and great maneuverability on the jobsite coupling with operator friendly features and comforts that make this loader a cut above the rest. Its 74 HP diesel engine has tons of torque for handling those tough jobs. Its rated capacity is 2450 lbs. and features a vertical lift to allow the bucket, forks or other attachment to rise vertically instead of curving back as it rises like radial lift machines do. A hydraulic quick-release attachment systems lets you effortlessly change attachments so you can easily switch between buckets, forks, augers, hydraulic breakers, brush mowers or other attachments without leaving the comfort of the fully enclosed cab. The sealed and pressurized quiet cab is heated and air conditioned and fitted with an air-ride seat to keep the operator comfortable and productive all day long.

The D3 series is Caterpillar's latest design and features a roomier cockpit with the latest electronics technology, such as grade assists, tailored controls, backup camera and SMART technology. Cat's Intelligent Leveling system features dual direction self-leveling, work tool return to dig and work tool positioner. Two speed travel, a speed sensitive ride control system and an electronic torque management system are standard. The twin stick joystick design utilizes one joystick for driving and one for the bucket and boom operations, making it easy for anyone to hop in the machine and quickly become adept at operating. The two speed hydrostatic drive is capable of ground speed of 7.5 mph in low range or 11.5 MPH in high.

Skid steer loaders are sometimes misunderstood. They are a fixed-frame machine with no suspension. Their short wheelbase makes them very maneuverable but they are limited to working on solid surfaces due to their short wheelbase and rubber tires. Concentrating that weight on four tires means that the machine will dig in and leave deep impressions on a lawn and if the soil is wet or muddy you will most likely leave deep ruts and quite possibly get stuck. In that case we suggest that you consider our Caterpillar Track Loader. Its wide rubber tracks leave you with a ground pressure of only 4.4 PSI so that you can glide over softer surfaces with ease.

The Caterpillar 242D3 includes a flatbed trailer and requires either a pintle hook or 2" trailer ball with 1" shank. It can be pulled behind a 3/4 ton pickup truck with a class 3 frame mounted hitch and a trailer light hookup.

Many attachments are available and use the industry standard quick disconnect mounting plates. For more information on these, please select one of the following links:

Toothed Bucket

Pallet Forks

Power Post Hole Auger

Hydraulic Breaker

Hydraulic Brush Mower

Hydraulic Landscape Rake

242D3 dimensions

242D3 dimensions

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Digging for Concrete Work - Concrete Removal - Landscaping - Post Hole Drilling - Snow Removal

Operating Capacity: 2450 lbs.
Tipping Load: 4900 lbs.
Breakout Force: 4,963 lbs.
74 HP Caterpillar Water Cooled Diesel Engine
Bucket Width:     68"
Maximum Bucket Pin Height:     121"
Overall Height     83.1"
Fuel Tank Capacity:     24.8 Gallons
Operating Weight: 7,138 lbs.

4 Hours
4 Weeks

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