420F/420F IT

Experience the difference of a Cat® Backhoe Loader. Spacious operator station features ergonomic joystick controls, ample legroom and an air suspension seat to keep you comfortable all day long. Built for greater reach, dump height, breakout force and pushing power, the Cat 420F/420F IT helps you get more done to improve your bottom line.

Net Power - SAE J1349 93.0 hp
Engine Model (Standard) Cat® C4.4 ACERT™ DIT
Gross Power - SAE J1995 102.0 hp
Net Power - ISO 9249 94.0 hp
Gross Power - ISO 14396 100.0 hp
Net Power - EEC 80/1269 94.0 hp
Bore 4.13 in
Stroke 5.0 in
Displacement 268.0 in3
Net Peak Power @ 1,800 rpm - EEC 80/1269 97.0 hp
Net Peak Power @ 1,800 rpm - ISO 9249 97.0 hp
Net Peak Power @ 1,800 rpm - SAE J1349 95.0 hp
Net Torque Rise @ 1400 rpm - Standard 46.0 %
Net Peak Torque @ 1400 rpm - Standard - SAE J1349 323.0 lb ft

Dig Depth - Standard 14.3 ft
Dig Depth - E-Stick Retracted 14.4 ft
Dig Depth - E-Stick Extended 17.9 ft
Reach from Swing Pivot - Standard 18.4 ft
Reach from Swing Pivot - E-Stick Retracted 18.6 ft
Reach from Swing Pivot - E-Stick Extended 21.8 ft
Bucket Rotation 205.0 Degrees
Bucket Dig Force - Standard 14086.0 lb
Bucket Dig Force - E-Stick Retracted 13889.0 lb
Bucket Dig Force - E-Stick Extended 13889.0 lb
Stick Dig Force - Standard 9781.0 lb
Stick Dig Force - E-Stick Retracted 9757.0 lb
Stick Dig Force - E-Stick Extended 7122.0 lb
Loading Height - Standard 11.9 ft
Loading Height - E-Stick Retracted 11.8 ft
Loading Height - E-Stick Extended 13.67 ft
Loading Reach - Standard 6.1 ft
Loading Reach - E-Stick Retracted 6.3 ft
Loading Reach - E-Stick Extended 9.3 ft

Operating Weight - Maximum 24251.0 lb
Operating Weight - Nominal 15201.0 lb
Cab, ROPS/FOPS 406.0 lb
Auto-Shift Transmission 119.0 lb
Ride Control 31.0 lb
Four Wheel Drive 353.0 lb
Loader, IT w/QC 434.0 lb
MP Bucket 1.0 m3 (1.3 yd3) w/o Fold-Over Fork 1642.0 lb
Extendible Stick (no weights) 599.0 lb
Air Conditioning 121.0 lb
Counterweights (Option 1) 255.0 lb
Counterweights (Option 2) 530.0 lb
Counterweights (Option 3) 1015.0 lb

Bucket Capacity - General Purpose 1.25 yd3
Bucket Width - General Purpose 7.42 ft
Dump Height @ Max Angle - Single Tilt 9.0 ft
Dump Height @ Max Angle - IT with QC 8.75 ft
Dump Reach @ Max Angle - Single Tilt 2.66 ft
Dig Depth - Single Tilt 3.0 in
Dump Reach @ Max Angle - IT with QC 2.9 ft
Lift Capacity @ Full Height - Single Tilt 7237.0 lb
Bucket Breakout Force - Single Tilt 11197.0 lb
Bucket Breakout Force - IT with QC 11484.0 lb
Dig Depth - IT with QC 4.0 in
Lift Capacity @ Full Height - IT with QC 8193.0 lb

Hydraulic System
Circuit Type Closed center, load sensing
Pump Capacity (@ 2200 rpm) 43.0 gal/min
System Pressure - Backhoe 3600.0 psi
System Pressure - Loader 3600.0 psi
Pump Type Variable-flow, axial piston
Steering Type Front wheel
Power Steering Hydrostatic, HMU
2WD Cylinder - Bore 2.6 in
2WD Cylinder - Stroke 4.7 in
2WD Cylinder - Rod Diameter 1.4 in
4WD Cylinder - Bore 2.6 in
4WD Cylinder - Stroke 4.7 in
4WD Cylinder - Rod Diameter 1.4 in
Brake System Inboard, oil-immersed, multiple disc

Power Train
Power-Shuttle, Forward 1st 3.7 mph
Power-Shuttle, Forward 2nd 5.9 mph
Power-Shuttle, Forward 3rd 12.0 mph
Power-Shuttle, Forward 4th 25.0 mph
Power-Shuttle, Reverse 1st 3.7 mph
Power-Shuttle, Reverse 2nd 5.9 mph
Power-Shuttle, Reverse 3rd 12.0 mph
Power-Shuttle, Reverse 4th 25.0 mph
Auto-Shift (opt), Forward 1st 3.7 mph
Auto-Shift (opt), Forward 2nd 5.9 mph
Auto-Shift (opt), Forward 3rd 12.0 mph
Auto-Shift (opt), Forward 4th 17.0 mph
Auto-Shift (opt), Forward 5th 25.0 mph
Auto-Shift (opt), Reverse 1st 3.7 mph
Auto-Shift (opt), Reverse 2nd 7.8 mph
Auto-Shift (opt), Reverse 3rd 17.0 mph

Operating Specifications - Backhoe
Turning Circle: outside, front wheels 26.8 ft
Turning Circle: outside, widest loading bucket 36.0 ft

Axle Ratings
Front Axle, 2WD, Static 50582.0 lb
Front Axle, 2WD, Dynamic 20233.0 lb
Front Axle, 4WD, Static 50582.0 lb
Front Axle, 4WD, Dynamic 20233.0 lb
Rear Axle, Static 50582.0 lb
Rear Axle, Dynamic 20233.0 lb

Service Refills
Cooling System 5.8 gal
Fuel Tank 45.0 gal
Engine Oil w/Filter 2.0 gal
Transmission-Torque Converter, 2WD, Power Shuttle 4.9 gal
Transmission-Torque Converter, 4WD, Power Shuttle 4.9 gal
Rear Axle 4.4 gal
Rear Axle, Planetaries 0.4 gal
Front Axle, 4WD 2.9 gal
Front Axle, Planetaries 0.2 gal
Hydraulic System 25.1 gal
Hydraulic Tank 11.1 gal
Transmission-Torque Converter, 4WD, Auto Shift 5.0 gal

Brakes SAE J/ISO 3450, ISO 3450 1996
Cab - ROPS SAE J1040 May 1994/ISO 3741 1994
Cab - FOPS SAE J/ISO 3449 APR98 LEVEL II and ISO 3449: 1992 LEVEL II
Cab - Sound ANSI/SAE J1166 Oct 98 is 79 dB (A)
Exterior Sound SAE J88 JUN86 is 76 dB (A)

Operator Station
Spacious working environment for all day comfort.

Superior Comfort
The ergonomic, automotive style operator station helps you work comfortably and productively all day long. Select the configuration that meets your needs - Canopy, Deluxe Cab or Deluxe Cab with air conditioning. Features include:
  • Adjustable air suspension seat (standard)
  • Excellent visibility over the hood
  • Easy-to-read gauge cluster
  • Ample legroom
  • Automatic Engine Speed Control to conserve fuel
  • Storage compartments for tools and belongings

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 is increased operator comfort, reduced 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.

Joystick Controls
Ergonomic excavator-style joystick controls provide precise control with low effort. Thumb rollers provide convenient, fingertip control of auxiliary functions, eliminating floor mounted foot pedals.

Power Train
Built for performance, power and fuel efficiency.

Cat Engine
The Cat C4.4 ACERT™ engine provides cleaner, quieter operation while delivering superior performance and durability. The engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Interim and EU Stage IIIB emission requirements. The engine also features:
  • Passive regeneration system requiring no operator interaction
  • Long life diesel particulate filter
  • Improved fuel efficiency

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.
  • Larger torque converter delivers up to 14% greater pushing power, increased aggressiveness in hard bank and faster roading and hill climbing.
  • 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.

Load-sensing system matches power to demand.

Powerful Hydraulic System
The load-sensing, closed center hydraulic system matches pressure and flow to the job demands. Whether you’re in full trenching mode or digging around delicate services, you are 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. New electronic pump torque limiter delivers improved power management and hydraulic performance. The load-sensing hydraulic system also delivers:
  • Better fuel efficiency
  • Quieter operation
  • Reduced wear on components
  • Cooler hydraulic temperatures
  • Full dig and lift forces at any engine speed

Backhoe Performance
Superior digging forces.

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.

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 1.1 m (3.5 ft).

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

Loader Performance
Choice of loader linkage.

Choice of linkage:
New front loader arms deliver more reach, dump height and breakout. Choose the loader linkage that suits your application:
  • Single Tilt loader linkage (standard) features strong lift and breakout forces for solid performance in backfilling and truck loading applications with pin-on buckets.
  • 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.

Work Tools
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 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.

Easy maintenance helps keep your machine working.

Minimize Your Downtime
Convenient service features makes 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

Customer Support
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

Standard Equipment

Air cleaner
Alarm, back-up
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
Cat cushion swing system
Coat hook
Coolant/Antifreeze, extended life
Counterweight, bumper
Diesel particulate filter, long life
Dome light (cab only)
Diagnostic port for engine, machine and gauge cluster Electronic Control Modules
Differential lock
Engine, Cat® C4.4 ACERT™ DIT (Direct Injection Turbocharged)
Engine enclosure
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 hazard/signal lights
Floor mat
Flow-sharing hydraulic valves
Fully hinged front grill for cooling package cleaning access
Gauge Cluster:
  • Gauges: coolant temperature, fuel level, tachometer
  • LCD screen: hour meter, torque converter, oil temperature, hydraulic oil temperature, operator settings, service mode diagnostics
Ground level fuel fill
Guard, fuel tank bottom
Hazard flashers/turn signals
High ambient cooling package
Hood lock
Hydraulic hose, XT™
Hydraulic implement lockout
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
Indicators: air cleaner service, water separator service, engine coolant, oil pressure, hydraulic temperatue, hydraulic bypass
Instrument panel lights
Joystick controls: pilot operated, excavator-style with pattern changer
Key start/stop system
Lights, working (4 front, 4 rear)
Load sensing, variable flow system
Loader, self-leveling, return-to-dig and transmission disconnect switch
Loader, single tilt
Lunch box and drink holder
Mirror, rear view
One-touch low idle
Open circuit breather
O-ring face seal hydraulic fittings
Pattern changer, in cab
Power receptacle, 12V, 2 internal, 1 external
Power steering, hydrostatic
Rubber impact strips on radiator guard
Seat belt, retractable (51 mm/2 in)
Stabilizer shoes, street
Seat, air suspension, fabric or vinyl cover, with armrest
Starting system, glow plugs
Steering knob
Storage compartment, internal
Stop and tail lights
Swing transport lock
Tilt steering wheel
Toolbox, external, lockable
Torque converter
Throttles, hand and foot, electronic
Transmission, four speed, syncromesh
Transmission neutralizer switch
Transport tie-downs
Two Wheel Drive
Vandalism locks
Warning horn, electric

Optional Equipment

Battery, additional, 880 CCA
Cab, deluxe
Cab, deluxe with air conditioning
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 ether bottle
Counterweights, 115 kg (255 lb), 240 kg (530 lb) or 460 kg (1,015 lb)
Fenders, front with integral steps
Fenders, rear extensions
Four Wheel Drive
Guard, boom protection plate
Guard, stabilizer, rock
Guard, fuel tank front and rear
Hydraulic valves, loader (3rd valve for GP, MP or Quick Coupler)
Hydraulic valves, backhoe 6 function
Hydraulic lines, combined function auxiliary
Loader, IT with Quick Coupler and pilot loader control
Machine Security System
Product Link
Quick Coupler, manual, dual lock
Quick Coupler, pin lock
Radio ready cab
Ride Control
Rotating beacon, magnetic mount
Seat belt, 75 mm (3 in)
Stabilizer pads, reversible
Stick, extendible
Storage box
Transmission, AutoShift
Vandalism protection, gauge cover
Work Tool Attachments such as buckets, forks, material handling arms, augers, hammers, brooms, cold planers and vibratory plate compactors.



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