New | 420F2/420F2 IT Backhoe Loader

Experience the Backhoe Loader designed around customer feedback. The Cat 420F2 Backhoe Loader puts all the machine controls at the operator’s fingertips. Operate all auxiliary controls with thumb rollers. Move from job site to job site quickly and smoothly with the additional 6th gear on the autoshift transmission and optional lock-up torque converter.

Engine
Net Power – SAE J134993 hp
Engine ModelCat® C4.4 ACERT™
Gross Power – SAE J1995102 hp
Gross Power – ISO 14396100 hp
Rated Net Power @ 2,200 rpm – SAE J134993 hp
Rated Net Power @ 2,200 rpm – ISO 924994 hp
Rated Net Power @ 2,200 rpm – EEC 80/126994 hp
Net Peak Power @ 1,800 rpm – SAE J1349105 hp
Net Peak Power @ 1,800 rpm – ISO 9249106 hp
Net Peak Power @ 1,800 rpm – EEC 80/1269106 hp
Bore4.13 in
Stroke5 in
Displacement268 in3
Net Torque Rise @ 1,400 rpm – SAE J134946%
Net Peak Torque @ 1,400 rpm322 lb-ft
NoteEngine meets Tier 4 Final emission standards.
Rated Net Power – SAE J134993 hp
Rated Net Power – ISO 924994 hp
Backhoe
Dig Depth – Standard14.3 ft
Dig Depth – E-Stick Extended17.9 ft
Weights
Operating Weight – Maximum24251 lb
Operating Weight – Minimum17033 lb
Operating Weight – Maximum (ROPS Capacity)24251 lb
Cab, ROPS/FOPS359 lb
AutoShift Transmission525 lb
Ride Control31 lb
Air Conditioning93 lb
Four Wheel Drive364 lb
MP Bucket (1.0 m3/1.3 yd3) (no forks or teeth)1642 lb
Loader, IT with Quick Coupler699 lb
Extendible Stick672 lb
Counterweights (Option 1)255 lb
Counterweights (Option 2)530 lb
Counterweights (Option 3)1015 lb
Hydraulic System
TypeClosed Center
Pump TypeVariable Flow, Axial Piston
Pump Capacity @ 2,200 rpm43 gal/min
System Pressure – Backhoe3600 psi
System Pressure – Loader3600 psi
Transmission
Power Shuttle Transmission – Standard: Forward – 1st3.4 mph
Power Shuttle Transmission – Standard: Forward – 2nd5.6 mph
Power Shuttle Transmission – Standard: Forward – 3rd13 mph
Power Shuttle Transmission – Standard: Forward – 4th25 mph
Power Shuttle Transmission – Standard: Reverse – 1st3.4 mph
Power Shuttle Transmission – Standard: Reverse – 2nd5.6 mph
Power Shuttle Transmission – Standard: Reverse – 3rd13 mph
Power Shuttle Transmission – Standard: Reverse – 4th25 mph
AutoShift Transmission – Optional: Forward – 1st3.6 mph
AutoShift Transmission – Optional: Forward – 2nd5.7 mph
AutoShift Transmission – Optional: Forward – 3rd7 mph
AutoShift Transmission – Optional: Forward – 4th12 mph
AutoShift Transmission – Optional: Forward – 5th16 mph
AutoShift Transmission – Optional: Forward – 6th25 mph
AutoShift Transmission – Optional: Reverse – 1st3.6 mph
AutoShift Transmission – Optional: Reverse – 2nd7.6 mph
AutoShift Transmission – Optional: Reverse – 3rd17 mph
AutoShift Transmission with Lock-Up Torque Converter – Optional: Forward – 1st3.6 mph
AutoShift Transmission with Lock-Up Torque Converter – Optional: Forward – 2nd5.7 mph
AutoShift Transmission with Lock-Up Torque Converter – Optional: Forward – 3rd7 mph
AutoShift Transmission with Lock-Up Torque Converter – Optional: Forward – 4th12 mph
AutoShift Transmission with Lock-Up Torque Converter – Optional: Forward – 5th14 mph
AutoShift Transmission with Lock-Up Torque Converter – Optional: Forward – 5th LUC15 mph
AutoShift Transmission with Lock-Up Torque Converter – Optional: Forward – 6th25 mph
AutoShift Transmission with Lock-Up Torque Converter – Optional: Forward – 6th LUC25 mph
AutoShift Transmission with Lock-Up Torque Converter – Optional: Reverse – 1st3.6 mph
AutoShift Transmission with Lock-Up Torque Converter – Optional: Reverse – 2nd7.6 mph
AutoShift Transmission with Lock-Up Torque Converter – Optional: Reverse – 3rd17 mph
Axle Ratings
Front Axle, 2WD – Static50582 lb
Front Axle, 2WD – Dynamic20233 lb
Front Axle, 4WD – Static50582 lb
Front Axle, 4WD – Dynamic20233 lb
Rear Axle – Static50582 lb
Rear Axle – Dynamic20233 lb
Axle Oscillation10 Degrees
Service Refill Capacities
Cooling System with Air Conditioning5.9 gal
Fuel Tank42 gal
Diesel Exhaust Fluid*5.0 gal
Engine Oil with Filter2.3 gal
Transmission – Power Shuttle: 2WD4.0 gal
Transmission – Power Shuttle: 4WD4.0 gal
Transmission – AutoShift: 4WD5.0 gal
Rear Axle4.4 gal
Rear Axle – Planetaries0.4 gal
Front Axle (4WD)2.9 gal
Front Axle (4WD) – Planetaries0.2 gal
Hydraulic System25.1 gal
Hydraulic Tank10.6 gal
NoteRequires ultra-low sulfur fuel less than or equal to 15 ppm fuel sulfur.
Steering
TypeFront Wheel
Power SteeringHydrostatic
Bore2.6 in
Stroke4.7 in
Rod Diameter1.4 in
Axle Oscillation11°
Turning Circle – 2WD/4WD (inner wheel not braked): Outside, Front Wheels26.8 ft
Turning Circle – 2WD/4WD (inner wheel not braked): Outside, Widest Loading Bucket36.0 ft
Tires
Choice 1Front: 11L-16 (12 ply) F-3/Rear: 19.5L-24 (12 ply) R4 ATU
Choice 2Front: 12.5/80-18 (12 ply) 1-3/Rear: 19.5L-24 (12 ply) ATU
Choice 3Front: 12.5/80-18 NHS (12 ply) 1-3/Rear: 21L-24 (16 ply) R4 ATU
Choice 4Front: 340/80R 18/Rear: 19.5L-24 (12 ply) R4 ATU
Choice 5Front: 340/80R 18/Rear: 500/70R 24 RT
Standards
BrakesSAE J/ISO 3450; ISO 3450 1996
Cab – ROPSSAE J1040 MAY94; ISO 3741 1994
Cab – FOPSSAE J/ISO 3449 APR98 LEVEL II and ISO 3449: 1992 LEVEL II
Cab – SoundANSI/SAE J1166 OCT98 is 79 dB(A)
Exterior SoundSAE J188 JUN86 is 76 dB(A)
Engine Features
FeatureEngine is equipped with electric fuel priming pump.
Brakes
FeatureParking brake is mechanically applied through an adjustable hand lever located on the right console.

A cab designed for maximum comfort and productivity.

Unmatched Comfort

The ergonomic, automotive style operator station helps you work comfortably and productively all day long. Choose the configuration that meets your needs – Canopy, Cab Deluxe or Cab Deluxe with Air Conditioning. Other features include:

  • Adjustable air suspension seat
  • Tilt and telescoping steering column
  • Excellent visibility over hood and up to bucket dump
  • Pantograph windshield wiper
  • Large front windshield screen
  • Large LCD gauge cluster screen
  • Ample legroom
  • Optional heated seat
  • Differential lock button on loader lever
  • Large opening windows
  • Solid roof cab
  • LED brake lights
  • Heated seat (optional)

Ride Control

The optional Ride Control System smoothes the ride in all conditions, including load and carry, highway roading or simply moving around the job site. The result can be increased operator comfort, potentially reducing operator fatigue, and improved material retention.

Pattern Selector

The pattern selector switch, located in the cab, lets you change from an excavator to a backhoe control pattern simply by pressing a button. This lets you use the pattern you are most comfortable with so you can be more productive.

Premium Gauge Cluster

Bright and large LCD screen makes it easy to monitor machine operation and settings. LED indicator lights and audible alarms allow the machine to clearly communicate with the operator.

Safety Getting in and out of the Cab

New longer grab handles and ergonomic step placement makes it easy to maintain three points of contact when getting in and out of the cab.

Joystick Controls

Cat Backhoe Loader joysticks are economically designed to provide precise control with low effort. Loader control levers on both the Single Tilt and Integrated Toolcarrier models offer a thumb roller for any 3rd function auxiliary. The differential lock control is newly located on the loader control to bring controllability to the operator’s fingertips. New on the IT model is the forward, neutral, reverse control switch.

Always built for performance, power and efficiency.

Cat Engine

The Cat C4.4 ACERT engine operates quietly while delivering performance and durability. The engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards. Engine features includes:

  • Selective catalytic reduction
  • Diesel oxidation catalyst
  • Diesel exhaust fluid with system purge
  • Limited operator interaction

Transmission

The standard power shuttle transmission provides four speeds forward and reverse. Hydraulically shifted clutches allow on-the-go direction and travel speed shifts. The optional auto-shift transmission matches gear with grade and load conditions. Now with six forward and reverse speeds, the machine can reach top speeds smoothly and quickly.

  • The new optional lock-up torque converter, offered on the autoshift transmission, improves fuel efficiency up to 20% over the standard six gear autoshift. The lock-up torque converter also improves roading for long distances and with uphill climbs.
  • Hydraulic proportional control valves deliver smooth speed and directional shifts.
  • Four Wheel Drive option improves mobility and loader performance in poor underfoot conditions and can be activated on-the-go.
  • Maximum roading speed of 40 km/h (25 mph) improves travel time between job sites.

Brake Mode Selector

Brake mode selector switch has three positions: two wheel drive, two wheel drive with all wheel braking and four wheel drive. Two wheel drive with all wheel braking provides better tire life while roading and engages the front axle when brakes are applied for improved braking performance. Brake mode selector is included in the 4WD package.

Matching system power to job site demands.

Load Sensing Hydraulics

Closed center hydraulic system matches pressure and flow to application demand. Whether you’re in full trenching mode or digging around delicate services, you remain in control. In applications such as production trenching where speed is important, the system will provide the flow needed to get the job done quickly and efficiently. The load sensing hydraulic system provides:

  • Better fuel efficiency
  • Electronically controlled
  • Quieter operation
  • Reduced component wear
  • Cooler hydraulic temperatures
  • Full forces at any engine speed

Flow Sharing Valves

Specifically tuned hydraulic valves allows for the multifunction of hydraulic components, without machine manipulation. Hydraulic fluid is shared between implements so that operation isn’t interrupted.

Hydraulic Lines

Combination two way and one way flow hydraulic lines add versatility to the machine. By simply changing the lever position, the machine can efficiently run either style hydro mechanical tool.

Economy Mode

Cat Backhoe Loaders are able to reduce engine speed to 1,900 rpm while maintaining superior hydraulic power and performance.

Superior digging forces.

Boom

The excavator-style boom is built for optimum performance and durability. The curved design provides added clearance when digging over obstacles or loading trucks. The narrow boom enhances the viewing area to the bucket and the trench throughout the operating range. More robust swing casting and double clevis design improves durability and reliability.

Stick

Serrated edges on the stick provide improved material clamping for clearing and demolition applications. The optional extendible stick (E-stick) increases reach and dig depth by approximately 1.2 m (4 ft).

Programmable Auxiliary Flow Control

  • Three auxiliary settings for two auxiliary functions
  • Accessed through the gauge cluster, operators can match the hydraulic flow of the machine to a work tool attachment

Thumbs

Thumb mounting provisions are standard on every Cat Backhoe Loader for added machine versatility. Cat hydraulic thumbs are available for even greater versatility. Mechanical thumbs are also available through your Cat dealer.

Powerful front loader.

Front loader arms deliver more reach, dump height and breakout. Choose the loader linkage that suits your application:

Powerful Single Tilt Loader Linkage

  • Delivers strong lift and breakout forces for a solid performance in backfilling and truck loading applications with pin-on buckets.
  • Optional third function hydraulics are now operated by an ergonomically designed thumb roller.
  • The operator can now engage the differential lock with a press of a button on the loader lever for added machine control.

Integrated Toolcarrier (IT) loader linkage (optional) provides high breakout forces with parallel lift for efficient loading and material handling:

  • The versatile integrated toolcarrier comes with a standard hydraulic quick coupler and can use a wide range of Cat Work Tools for a variety of applications.
  • The single lever IT loader control provides fine modulation of hydraulic work tools. A thumb roller operates auxiliary hydraulic functions on work tools such as multi purpose buckets, brooms and other attachments.
  • The IT loader lever provides additional machine control by offering the Forward, Neutral and Reverse control switch at the operator’s fingertips.

Do more jobs with one machine.

Backhoe Work Tools

Increase the versatility of your machine with the large selection of backhoe attachments:

  • Buckets – Standard Duty, Heavy Duty, Heavy Duty Rock, Soil Excavation, Coral and Ditch Cleaning
  • Cold Planers
  • Hammers
  • Augers
  • Rippers
  • Thumbs (mechanical and hydraulic)
  • Vibratory Plate Compactors
  • Quick Couplers

Loader Work Tools

A wide range of loader attachments is available including:

  • Buckets – General Purpose, Multi Purpose, Side Dump and Light Material
  • Angle Blades
  • Brooms
  • Rakes
  • Forks
  • Material Handling Arms
  • Snow Plows

IT Loader Quick Coupler

The quick coupler allows fast and easy connection to work tools. Mechanical work tools can be changed in less than 30 seconds from the comfort of the operator station.

Backhoe Quick Coupler

Manual or hydraulic backhoe couplers make rear tool exchange quick and easy. New Cat dual lock coupler has a self-adjusting wedge design to ensure a tight fit. It also features a safety lock that automatically engages.

Easy maintenance helps keep your machine working.

Minimize Your Downtime

Convenient service features make maintenance easy, reducing your downtime:

  • Hinged cooling pack provides easy access
  • Tilt up hood provides easy, convenient access to all engine check points
  • Engine side panels remove easily without the use of tools
  • Cat Product Link™ system (optional) provides remote reporting of machine location and operating system parameters

Unmatched support makes the difference.

Renowned Dealer Support

From helping you choose the right machine to knowledgeable ongoing support, Cat dealers provide the best in sales and service.

  • Preventive maintenance programs and guaranteed maintenance contracts
  • Best-in-class parts availability
  • Operator training to help boost your profits
  • Genuine Cat Remanufactured parts

Adjustable auxiliary controls, backhoe loader
Air cleaner
Alarm, back-up
Alternator, 150 amp
Audible system fault alarm
Automatic Engine Speed Control (AESC)
Battery, maintenance-free, 880 CCA
Battery disconnect switch
Battery remote jumpstart
Boom transport lock
Brace, lift cylinder
Brake, secondary parking
Brakes, hydraulically boosted, oil disc, dual pedals, interlocking
Bucket level indicator
Canopy, ROPS/FOPS
Cat cushion swing system
Coat restraint
Coolant/antifreeze, extended life
Counterweight, bumper
Dome light (cab only)
Diagnostic port for engine, machine and gauge cluster Electronic Control Modules
Differential lock, loader joystick
Engine, Cat C4.4 ACERT (Direct Injection Turbocharged), meets Tier 4 Final emission standards, selective catalyst reduction, diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC)
Engine enclosure, sound suppression removal panels
Face seals, O-ring
Fan, suction and guard
Fast reversing shuttle, all gears
Fenders, rear
Filters, spin-on: fuel, engine oil, transmission oil, water separator
Filters, bowl and cartridge: hydraulic fluid
Flashing hazards/signal lights
Floor mat
Fuel tank, fully enclosed
Fully hinged front grill for cooling package cleaning access
Gauge cluster: coolant temperature, fuel level, torque converter temperature, DEF level
Ground level fuel fill and DEF fill
High ambient cooling package
Hood lock, inside cab
Hydraulic hose, XT™
Hydraulic oil cooler
Hydraulic oil level sight gauge
Hydraulic valve, hydrostatic steering
Hydraulic valves, loader 2 function
Hydraulic valves, backhoe 5 function
Hydraulics, load sensing with variable displacement piston pump
Indicator lights: Eco mode active, water in fuel, remote dial throttle active, engine warning, warning lamp, emissions module malfunction, AESC active, low battery/charging system warning, high hydraulic oil temperature; LCD warnings: engine oil pressure, machine locked (if equipped), service due, air filter blocked, high coolant temperature, auto idle shutdown, high torque converter temperature, hydraulic filter bypass
Instrument panel lights
Joystick controls: pilot operated, excavator-style with pattern changer
Key start/stop system
LCD screen: engine speed, hour meter, gear/direction, battery voltage, hydraulic oil temperature, torque converter temperature, coolant temperature, trip totals (fuel and hours), lifetime totals (fuel and hours), operator settings (units, brightness, programmable hoe auxiliary flow), service mode diagnostics, oil life reset, DPF force regeneration, maintenance intervals, ECM/system info
Lights, working (4 front, 4 rear)
Loader, self-leveling, return-to-dig and transmission disconnect switch
Loader, single tilt
Mirror, rearview
One-touch low idle
Open circuit breather
Pattern changer, in cab
Power receptacle, 12 volt, 2 internal, 1 external
Power steering, hydrostatic
Radio ready cab
Seat belt, retractable, 51 mm (2 in)
Socket, two roof
Stabilizer shoes, street
Steering knob
Seat, air suspension, fabric or vinyl cover, with armrest
Starting system, glow plugs
Steering, hydrostatic
Storage compartment, lockable
Storage tray
Stop and tail lights
Swing transport lock
Tilt steering wheel
Tires
Toolbox, external, lockable
Torque converter
Throttle, hand and foot, electronic
Transmission, four speed, syncromesh
Transmission neutralizer switch
Transport tie-downs
Two Wheel Drive
Vandalism locks, four
Warning horn, electric

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