420F/420F IT Backhoe Loader

420F/420F IT Backhoe Loader

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.

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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

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.

  • 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.

Hydraulics

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.

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 1.1 m (3.5 ft).

Thumbs

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.

Serviceability

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

Engine

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

Backhoe

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

Weights

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

Loader

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

Hydraulic System

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

Power Train

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

Operating Specifications - Backhoe

Turning Circle: outside, front wheels
26.8ft
Turning Circle: outside, widest loading bucket
36.0ft

Axle Ratings

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

Service Refills

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

Standards

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)

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
  • Canopy, ROPS/FOPS
  • 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
  • Tires
  • 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.