The new B-Series loaders from Caterpillar — including skid-steer loader models 216B3, 226B3, 236B3, 242B3, and 252B — incorporate design refinements. The 242B3 and 257B3 feature a larger engine and more powerful hydraulics. All B-Series 3 models include a redesigned “dead-engine lower valve,” a single electronic control module relocated for improved access and reliability. A heavy-duty 880 CCA battery is standard on the larger models. The dead-engine lower valve promotes safer operation by providing an easier means of lowering the lift arms, allowing safe exit for the operator if the machine runs out of fuel or stalls with lift arms raised. The more powerful engine on the 242B3 has a 6.4-gpm increase in standard flow.