Cat® 242 Skid Steer Loader


The D3 Range - Standard Setting. Industry Leading. 

The Cat® 242D3 Skid Steer Loader delivers extended reach and lift height for quick and easy truck loading through its vertical lift design, while its stability and lifting performance provides excellent material handling. This is an industry-leading skid steer in the new Cat D3 range which builds on 20+ years of leading-edge design and incorporates industry-first features and best-in-class performance to deliver unparalleled performance and productivity with outstanding operator comfort. If you’re looking to enhance your fleet with a skid steer loader that delivers maximum performance, production capability and operator comfort, the Cat 242D3 is the skid steer your business needs. 

At 1,676mm wide and an operating weight of 3,238kg, the Cat 242 skid steer delivers a 1,000kg rated operating capacity that empowers your operators to move larger amounts of material and get more work done in less time. Combined with a Cat C3.3B engine and high-performance powertrain that provides high engine horsepower and enhanced production capability through the Electronic Torque Management system, this skid steer loader delivers outstanding performance all day and can handle even the most challenging jobs. And for applications that demand maximum hydraulic work tool performance, a high-flow hydraulic system is available. 

The Cat 242 makes an excellent addition to any fleet and its versatility is further enhanced by its compatibility with an extensive range of attachments that transform this skid steer into a multi-purpose machine that can perform an extensive array of tasks to the highest industry standards. These attachments include angle blades, general purpose, material handling, light material, low-profile and industrial grapple buckets, hydraulic angle, pickup and utility brooms, brushcutters, vibratory drum compactors, grapple forks and many more. 

Hastings Deering is the official Cat dealer for Queensland and Northern Territory and has the Cat 242 skid steer for sale and ready for you to trial at your local branch. When you’re ready to increase productivity and provide your operators with a safer and more comfortable work environment, contact your local Hastings Deering branch and trial the Cat 242 today. 


Operating Weight
54.8kW (73.4hp)
Lift Path
Rated Operating Capacity
1000kg (50%)
Skid Steer Loader Cab


- 15% More Cab Space
- Up to a 40% Wider Door Opening
- Intuitive Joystick Controls
- Auto Engaging Brakes & Easy Release
- High Visibility

D3 Technology


Equipped with SMART technology, delivering next-level machine and attachment integration. Including:
- The BH130 Backhoe Attachment
- The SMART Dozer Blade
- The GB120 & GB140 Grader Blade Attachment

D3 Technology


- Advanced Display
- High-Performance Power Train
- Two-Speed Travel

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