420 Backhoe Loader

420 Backhoe Loader

Ergonomic Operator Station
Ample legroom inside the cab makes rotating the seat simple. The air suspension seat provides comfort to the operator while roading. New backhoe control pods allow for unlimited adjustability.
Load Sensing Hydraulics
The Cat Backhoe Loader’s load sensing piston pump provides full hydraulic lifting and digging forces at any engine speed. Variable flow pump matches hydraulic power to work demands.
Machine Performance
The Cat C3.6 engine delivers solid performance and meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V emission standards by utilizing Selective Catalytic Reduction technology with a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst. The system allows the operator to disconnect the machine, even while the diesel exhaust fluid is being ...
Machine Versatility
The all new Integrated Tool Carrier (IT Coupler) for Single Tilt Loader Arm configurations are available from the factory or for simple field installation. The Cat Backhoe Loader with Integrated Tool Carrier (IT Coupler) will be the most versatile machine on the job site providing quick connection t...
Cat Attachments
A large portfolio of Backhoe Loader Attachments, including but not limited to, Quick Couplers, Thumbs, assorted Buckets, and Brooms are available from the factory or for field installation. Cat Backhoe Loaders will be “Dirt Ready” upon delivery.
Powershift Transmission
A Four Speed Powershift Transmission is standard to make shifting gears smooth and as simple as twisting the Powershuttle Lever.
Spring Applied Hydraulically Released (SAHR) Parking Brake
The SAHR Parking Brake is activated at the push of a button and automatically engages when the machine is powered down.
Lift Performance
The redesigned boom cylinder increases lift performance by 15%.
Ergonomic Operator Station
Ample legroom inside the cab makes rotating the seat simple. The air suspension seat provides comfort to the operator while roading. New backhoe control pods allow for unlimited adjustability.
Load Sensing Hydraulics
The Cat Backhoe Loader’s load sensing piston pump provides full hydraulic lifting and digging forces at any engine speed. Variable flow pump matches hydraulic power to work demands.
Machine Performance
The Cat C3.6 engine delivers solid performance and meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V emission standards by utilizing Selective Catalytic Reduction technology with a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst. The system allows the operator to disconnect the machine, even while the diesel exhaust fluid is being purged from the system.
Machine Versatility
The all new Integrated Tool Carrier (IT Coupler) for Single Tilt Loader Arm configurations are available from the factory or for simple field installation. The Cat Backhoe Loader with Integrated Tool Carrier (IT Coupler) will be the most versatile machine on the job site providing quick connection to a variety of Cat Attachments.
Cat Attachments
A large portfolio of Backhoe Loader Attachments, including but not limited to, Quick Couplers, Thumbs, assorted Buckets, and Brooms are available from the factory or for field installation. Cat Backhoe Loaders will be “Dirt Ready” upon delivery.
Powershift Transmission
A Four Speed Powershift Transmission is standard to make shifting gears smooth and as simple as twisting the Powershuttle Lever.
Spring Applied Hydraulically Released (SAHR) Parking Brake
The SAHR Parking Brake is activated at the push of a button and automatically engages when the machine is powered down.
Lift Performance
The redesigned boom cylinder increases lift performance by 15%.

Service Refill Capacities

Front Axle (AWD)
2.9gal (US)
Transmission - Power Shift - AWD
5gal (US)
Transmission - Power Shuttle - AWD
4.8gal (US)
Front Axle (AWD) - Planetaries
0.2gal (US)
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)
5gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
11.1gal (US)
Fuel Tank
42.3gal (US)
Hydraulic System
25.1gal (US)
Cooling System with Air Conditioning
4.8gal (US)
Transmission - Power Shuttle - 2WD
4.8gal (US)
Engine Oil - With Filter
2.4gal (US)
Rear Axle - Planetaries
0.4gal (US)
Rear Axle
4.2gal (US)

Weights

Operating Weight - Maximum - ROPS Capacity
24251lb
MP Bucket (0.96 m3/1.25 yd3) - Without Fold-Over Forks
1642lb
Note
Machine configuration: standard stick hoe, OROPS canopy, AWD power shift transmission, 0.96 m³ (1.25 yd³) GP loader bucket, 610 mm (24 in) standard duty hoe bucket, 340/80-18 and rear 500/70-24 tires, 240 kg (530 lb) counterweight, 80 kg (176 lb) operator
Air Conditioning
99lb
Ride Control
33lb
Cab - ROPS/FOPS
320lb
Operating Weight - Maximum
24251lb
Extendible Stick (excludes ft. counterweight)
595lb
All-Wheel Drive
STD
Power-Shift Transmission
STD
Counterweights, base - Maximum
1014lb
Loader QC
540lb
Operating Weight (estimated)
17271lb
Counterweights, base
256lb
MP Bucket (0.96 m3/1.25 yd3) - With Fold-Over Forks
2017lb
Counterweights, base - Stackable, one
529lb

Engine

Net Peak Power Rating @ 1,800 rpm - SAE J1349
105HP
Dimensions - Bore
3.86in
Dimensions - Stroke
4.72in
Net Power Rating at 2,200 rpm - SAE J1349
92HP
Net Torque Rise - 1,400 rpm
47%
Ratings at 2,200 rpm - Gross Power SAE J1995
102HP
Emissions
Engine meets Tier 4 Final/Stage V emission standards.
Engine Model
C3.6 74.5 kW (100 hp) Electronic Turbo Intercooled
Net Power Rating at 2,200 rpm - ISO 9249
91HP
Net Peak Power Rating - ISO 9249 at 1,800 rpm
105HP
Net Torque Rise - 1,400 rpm - SAE J1349
322ft-lb
Ratings at 2,200 rpm - Gross Power ISO 14396
100HP
Power Rating Conditions - No De-Rating Required Up To
10000ft
Displacement
220in³
Net Power - SAE J1349
92HP

Steering

Cylinder
One Double-Acting
Power Steering
Hydrostatic
Rod Diameter
1.6in
Turning Circle - (inner wheel not braked) - Outside Widest Loader Bucket
35.25ft
Stroke
4.2in
Axle Oscillation
11°
Type
Front Wheel
Turning Circle - (inner wheel not braked) - Outside Front Wheels
26.92ft
Bore
2.6in

Hydraulic System

Type
Closed Center
System Pressure - Backhoe
3626psi
Pump Capacity at 2,200 rpm
49.4gal/min
System Pressure - Loader
3626psi
Pump Type
Variable-flow, Axial Piston

Axle Ratings

Front Axle, AWD - Dynamic
19841lb
Front Axle, AWD - Static
51808lb
Rear Axle - Static
58422lb
Rear Axle - Dynamic
22046lb

Transmission

Note (2)
*Limited by engine speed to 40 km/h (25 mph).
Note (1)
Travel speeds of two wheel drive backhoe loader at full throttle, when equipped with 500/70-24 rear tires.
Power-Shift Transmission - Optional - Forward - 5th
17mile/h
Power-Shift Transmission with LTC - Optional - Forward - 5th LTC
18mile/h
Power Shift Transmission - Standard - Reverse - 1st
3.7mile/h
Power-Shift Transmission with LTC - Optional - Reverse - 3rd
17mile/h
Power-Shift Transmission with LTC - Optional - Forward - 3rd
8mile/h
Power-Shift Transmission - Optional - Forward - 2nd
5.8mile/h
Power Shift Transmission - Standard - Forward - 1st
3.7mile/h
Power-Shift Transmission with LTC - Optional - Forward - 6th
25mile/h
Power-Shift Transmission - Optional - Reverse - 1st
3.7mile/h
Power Shift Transmission - Standard - Forward - 4th
25mile/h
Power Shift Transmission - Standard - Reverse - 2nd
7.7mile/h
Power-Shift Transmission - Optional - Forward - 4th
12mile/h
Power-Shift Transmission - Optional - Forward - 6th
25mile/h
Power-Shift Transmission - Optional - Reverse - 3rd
17mile/h
Power-Shift Transmission - Optional - Forward -1st
3.7mile/h
Power-Shift Transmission with LTC - Optional - Reverse - 1st
3.7mile/h
Power-Shift Transmission with LTC - Optional - Reverse - 2nd
7.7mile/h
Power-Shift Transmission with LTC - Optional - Forward - 6th LTC*
25mile/h
Power Shift Transmission - Standard - Forward - 2nd
5.8mile/h
Power-Shift Transmission with LTC - Optional - Forward - 1st
3.7mile/h
Power Shift Transmission - Standard - Forward – 3rd
12mile/h
Power-Shift Transmission - Optional - Forward - 3rd
8mile/h
Power-Shift Transmission with LTC - Optional - Forward - 5th
17mile/h
Power Shift Transmission - Standard - Reverse - 3rd
17mile/h
Power-Shift Transmission with LTC - Optional - Forward - 4th
12mile/h
Power-Shift Transmission with LTC - Optional - Forward - 2nd
5.8mile/h
Power-Shift Transmission - Optional - Reverse - 2nd
7.7mile/h

Backhoe

Dig Depth - Standard
14ft

Standard/Optional Features

Standard Equipment:

  • Standard Equipment
    • Adjustable auxiliary controls, backhoe loader
    • Air cleaner
    • Alarm, back-up
    • Audible system fault alarm
    • Automatic Engine Speed Control (AESC)
    • Battery, maintenance-free, 850 CCA
    • Battery disconnect switch
    • Boom transport lock
    • Brace, lift cylinder
    • Brake, parking, Spring Applied Hydraulically Released (SAHR)
    • Brakes, hydraulically boosted, oil disc, dual pedals, interlocking
    • Bucket level indicator
    • Canopy, ROPS/FOPS
    • Cat cushion swing system
    • Coat restraint
    • Coolant/antifreeze, extended life
    • Dome light (cab only)
    • Diagnostic port for engine, machine and gauge cluster Electronic Control Modules
    • Differential lock, loader joystick
    • Drink holders, two
    • Engine, Cat C3.6 (Direct Injection Turbocharged), meets Tier 4 Final/Stage V emission standards, Selective Catalytic 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
    • Four wheel drive
    • Four wheel drive shaft guard
    • 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
    • Halogen lights, working (2 front, 2 rear)
    • High ambient cooling package
    • Hood lock, inside cab
    • Hydraulic hose, XT
    • Hydraulic oil cooler
    • Hydraulic oil level sight gauge
    • Hydraulic valves, loader 2 function
    • Hydraulic valves, backhoe 4 function
    • Hydraulics, load sensing with variable displacement piston pump
    • Indicator lights: wait to start, water in fuel, engine warning, warning lamp, emissions module malfunction, low battery/charging system warning, high hydraulic oil temperature: LCD warnings: engine oil pressure, machine locked, 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 operator display with soft key controls: 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, maintenance intervals, ECM/system info
    • Loader, self-leveling, return-to-dig and transmission disconnect switch
    • Loader, single tilt
    • Mirror, interior, rearview
    • One-touch low idle
    • Open circuit breather
    • Pattern changer, in cab
    • Power receptacle, 5 volt USB, 1 internal
    • Power receptacle, 12 volt, 2 internal, 1 external
    • Power steering, hydrostatic
    • Product Link, satellite, network manager
    • Product Link, cellular, network manager
    • Seat belt, retractable, 51 mm (2 in)
    • Socket, two roof
    • Stabilizer shoes, street
    • Steering knob
    • Seat, air suspension, vinyl cover, with armrest
    • Stabilizers, EH Control, Auto-UP
    • Starting system, glow plugs
    • Steering column, tilting, telescopic
    • Storage compartment, lockable
    • Storage tray
    • Stop and tail lights
    • Swing transport lock
    • Tires
    • Toolbox, external, lockable
    • Torque converter
    • Throttle, hand and foot, electronic
    • Transmission, 4 speed, powershift
    • Transmission neutralizer switch
    • Transport tie-downs
    • Vandalism locks, four
    • Warning horn, electric

Optional Equipment:

  • Optional Equipment
    • Auxiliary hydraulics, loader, adjustable flow
    • Auxiliary hydraulics, rear, adjustable flow
    • Battery, additional, 850 CCA
    • Cab, deluxe
    • Cold weather fuel (–30° C/–22° F)
    • Cold weather package, including additional battery, engine block heater, radiator antifreeze, cold weather fuel (–30° C/–22° F) and mounting for an ether bottle
    • Counterweights, 115 kg (255 lb), 240 kg (530 lb) or 460 kg (1,015 lb)
    • Fenders, front with integral steps
    • Guard, boom protection plate
    • Guard, stabilizer, rock
    • Hydraulic valves, loader with auxiliary roller thumb control (3rd valve for MP or Quick Coupler)
    • Hydraulic valves, backhoe (5th and 6th function)
    • Hydraulic lines, combined function auxiliary
    • LED lights, working (2 front, 2 rear)
    • Quick Coupler, hydraulic, dual lock
    • Quick Coupler, manual, dual lock
    • Quick Coupler, manual, pin lock
    • Radio and CD player, Bluetooth®
    • Ride Control
    • Rotating beacon, magnetic mount
    • Seat, air suspension, fabric with armrest
    • Seat, air suspension, fabric with armrest, heated
    • Seat belt, retractable, 75 mm (3 in)
    • Security system, Bluetooth
    • Security system, operator display
    • Side mirrors, cab, external
    • Single Tilt Loader Coupler, Integrated Tool Carrier (IT) Interface
    • Stabilizer pads, reversible
    • Stick, extendible
    • Touch screen LCD Display : 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, maintenance intervals, ECM/system info
    • Transmission, AutoShift with lock-up torque converter, 6 speed
    • Vandalism protection, gauge cover
    • Work Tool Attachments such as buckets, forks, material handling arms, augers, hammers, brooms, cold planers and vibratory plate compactors. See your Cat dealer for more information.

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