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.


Net Power - SAE J1349 93HP
Bore 4.13in
Stroke 5in
Displacement 268in³
Net Peak Power - 1,800 rpm - SAE J1349 105HP
Net Peak Power - 1,800 rpm - ISO 9249 106HP
Rated Net Power - 2,200 rpm - EEC 80/1269 94HP
Net Peak Power - 1,800 rpm - EEC 80/1269 106HP
Gross Power - SAE J1995 102HP
Net Power - 2,200 rpm - SAE J1349 93HP
Net Torque Rise - 1,400 rpm - SAE J1349 46%
Rated Net Power - 2,200 rpm - ISO 9249 94HP
Engine Model Cat® C4.4 ACERT™
Net Peak Torque - 1,400 rpm 322ft-lb
Rated Net Power - SAE J1349 93HP
Rated Net Power - ISO 9249 94HP
Note Engine meets Tier 4 Final emission standards.
Gross Power - ISO 14396 100HP


Dig Depth - Standard 14.3ft
Dig Depth - E-Stick Extended 17.9ft


Operating Weight - Maximum 24251lb
Cab - ROPS/FOPS 359lb
Ride Control 31lb
Four Wheel Drive 364lb
Counterweights - Option 1 255lb
Air Conditioning 93lb
Counterweights - Option 2 530lb
Counterweights - Option 3 1015lb
Auto-Shift Transmission 525lb
MP Bucket (1.00 m3/1.30 yd3) - No Forks or Teeth 1642lb
Loader, IT with Quick Coupler 699lb
Extendible Stick 672lb
Operating Weight - Maximum - ROPS Capacity 24251lb

Hydraulic System

Pump Type Variable Flow, Axial Piston
System Pressure - Backhoe 3600psi
Pump Capacity at 2,200 rpm 43gal/min
System Pressure - Loader 3600psi
Type Closed Center


Power Shuttle Transmission - Forward 4th 25mile/h
Power Shuttle Transmission - Reverse 4th 25mile/h
Auto-Shift - Optional - Forward 6th 25mile/h
Auto-Shift - Optional - Forward 1st 3.6mile/h
Power Shuttle Transmission - Reverse 3rd 13mile/h
Power Shuttle Transmission - Forward 3rd 13mile/h
Auto-Shift - Optional - Reverse 2nd 7.6mile/h
Power Shuttle Transmission - Forward 1st 3.4mile/h
Auto-Shift - Optional - Reverse 1st 3.6mile/h
Auto-Shift - Optional - Forward 5th 16mile/h
Power Shuttle Transmission - Reverse 1st 3.4mile/h
Power Shuttle Transmission - Reverse 2nd 5.6mile/h
Auto-Shift - Optional - Forward 2nd 5.7mile/h
Auto-Shift - Optional - Forward 3rd 7mile/h
Power Shuttle Transmission - Forward 2nd 5.6mile/h
Auto-Shift - Optional - Forward 4th 12mile/h
Auto-Shift Transmission - With Lock-Up Torque Converter - Optional: Forward - 2nd 5.7mile/h
Auto-Shift Transmission - With Lock-Up Torque Converter - Optional: Forward - 6th 25mile/h
Auto-Shift Transmission - With Lock-Up Torque Converter - Optional: Reverse - 1st 3.6mile/h
Auto-Shift - Optional - Reverse 3rd 17mile/h
Auto-Shift Transmission - With Lock-Up Torque Converter - Optional: Forward - 1st 3.6mile/h
Auto-Shift Transmission - With Lock-Up Torque Converter - Optional: Forward - 6th LUC 25mile/h
Auto-Shift Transmission - With Lock-Up Torque Converter - Optional: Forward - 5th LUC 15mile/h
Auto-Shift Transmission - With Lock-Up Torque Converter - Optional: Forward - 4th 12mile/h
Auto-Shift Transmission - With Lock-Up Torque Converter - Optional: Reverse - 3rd 17mile/h
Auto-Shift Transmission - With Lock-Up Torque Converter - Optional: Forward - 3rd 7mile/h
Auto-Shift Transmission - With Lock-Up Torque Converter - Optional: Reverse - 2nd 7.6mile/h
Auto-Shift Transmission - With Lock-Up Torque Converter - Optional: Forward - 5th 14mile/h

Service Refill Capacities

Rear Axle 4.4gal (US)
Transmission - Power Shuttle - 2WD 4gal (US)
Fuel Tank 42gal (US)
Cooling System with Air Conditioning 5.9gal (US)
Front Axle (4WD) - Planetaries 0.2gal (US)
Engine Oil - With Filter 2.3gal (US)
Diesel Exhaust Fluid* 5gal (US)
Hydraulic System 25.1gal (US)
Transmission - Auto-Shift - 4WD 5gal (US)
Front Axle (4WD) 2.9gal (US)
Rear Axle - Planetaries 0.4gal (US)
Transmission - Power Shuttle - 4WD 4gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank 10.6gal (US)
Note (1) * Must meet the requirements outlined in ISO 22241.
Note (2) Requires ultra-low sulfur fuel less than or equal to 15 ppm fuel sulfur.

Axle Ratings

Rear Axle - Static 50582lb
Front Axle (4WD) - Dynamic 20233lb
Front Axle (2WD) - Static 50582lb
Front Axle (2WD) - Dynamic 20233lb
Front Axle (4WD) - Static 50582lb
Rear Axle - Dynamic 20233lb
Axle Oscillation 10 Degrees


Rod Diameter 1.4in
Stroke 4.7in
Turning Circle - (inner wheel not braked) - Outside Front Wheels 26.8ft
Turning Circle - (inner wheel not braked) - Outside Widest Loader Bucket 36ft
Axle Oscillation 11°
Power Steering Hydrostatic
Bore 2.6in
Type Front Wheel


Feature (1) Brakes meet the following standards: SAE J1473 and ISO 3450 requirements.
Feature (4) Parking/secondary brakes are independent of the service brake system.
Feature (3) Foot operated brake pedals can be interlocked for roading.
Feature (5) Parking brake is mechanically applied through an adjustable hand lever located on the right console.
Feature (2) Self-adjusting, completely enclosed and sealed.

Engine Features

Feature (10) Dry-type axial seal air cleaner with integral precleaner, automatic dust ejection system, and filter condition indicator.
Feature (11) Direct electric, 12-volt starting and charging system with 880 CCA Group 31 maintenance free battery.
Feature (9) Direct injection fuel system provides accurate fuel delivery; remote mounted electric lift pump improves serviceability.
Feature (13) High contact ratio/gear train, peripheral fixed isolation top cover and open deck block design reduce bare engine noise.
Feature (7) Cylinder head is high strength, cast iron alloy construction with extra duty wall and deck thickness.
Feature (14) Higher low end torque for better engine/machine performance.
Feature (2) Three-ring pistons made of lightweight, silicon/aluminum alloy for strength and maximum thermal conductivity.
Feature (3) Forged chrome/molybdenum-steel crankshaft with crankshaft with either induction hardened or nitrocarburized journals.
Feature (6) Cylinder block is high strength, cast iron alloy of deep skirt, monobloc design for increased strength and long life.
Feature (1) Regeneration is passive and does not require any input from the operator or disrupt work.
Feature (4) Front and rear crankshaft oil seals are “lip” type Viton and PTFE designs featuring an integral dust lip.
Feature (5) Heat resistant, silicone-chrome steel intake and STELLITE-faced exhaust valves provide long life.
Feature (8) Cylinder head's intake and exhaust ports are precision cast to promote optimum gas flow.
Feature (12) Standard glow plug starting aid system for efficient cold weather starting.
Feature (15) Engine is equipped with electric fuel priming pump.


Choice 5 Front: 340/80R 18/Rear: 500/70R 24 RT
Choice 2 Front: 12.5/80-18 (12 ply) 1-3/Rear: 19.5L-24 (12 ply) ATU
Choice 3 Front: 12.5/80-18 NHS (12 ply) 1-3/Rear: 21L-24 (16 ply) R4 ATU
Choice 4 Front: 340/80R 18/Rear: 19.5L-24 (12 ply) R4 ATU
Choice 1 Front: 11L-16 (12 ply) F-3/Rear: 19.5L-24 (12 ply) R4 ATU


Cab - ROPS SAE J1040 MAY94; ISO 3741 1994
Cab - Sound ANSI/SAE J1166 OCT98 is 79 dB(A)
Cab - FOPS SAE J/ISO 3449 APR98 LEVEL II and ISO 3449: 1992 LEVEL II
Brakes SAE J/ISO 3450; ISO 3450 1996
Exterior Sound SAE J188 JUN86 is 76 dB(A)

Standard Equipment

  • 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

Optional Equipment

  • Battery, additional, 880 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
  • Four Wheel Drive
  • Guard, boom protection plate
  • Guard, stabilizer, rock
  • 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
  • Product Link, satellite, PL631E
  • Product Link, cellular, PL641I
  • Quick Coupler, hydraulic, dual lock
  • Quick Coupler, manual, dual lock
  • Quick Coupler, pin lock
  • Radio and CD player
  • Radio and CD player, Bluetooth
  • Ride Control
  • Rotating beacon, magnetic mount
  • Seat belt, 75 mm (3 in)
  • Seat, heated
  • Security system keypad
  • Stabilizer pads, reversible
  • Stick, extendible
  • Storage box
  • Transmission, AutoShift
  • Transmission, AutoShift with lock-up torque converter
  • 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.