Cat® Excavators: Key Benefits and Features

EXCAVATORS OF THE NEXT GENERATION.

Designed to match your productivity and cost targets, Cat® Next Generation Excavators offer unique combinations of purpose-built features. Whether your focus is driving down cost per hour, raising the bar on performance and fuel efficiency or hitting big, bold production and cost targets, there’s a Cat Excavator to help you reach your targets.

Next Generation Cat Excavators feature Cat Connect Technology that boosts your efficiency by up to 45%, reduce fuel consumption as much as 25%, slash maintenance costs by up to 15%, and provide the operator an industry-leading operator cab. 

TECHNOLOGY BOOST


Cat Technology helps you get more done every day, and pays for itself time and time again. Compared to traditional grading methods, The Cat 320 and 323 offer the industry’s highest level of standard factory-equipped technology. Standard Cat Connect Technology includes Cat Grade with 2DGrade with Assist and Payload. You’ll get more done with less rework and lower cost. The end result—you make more money.

CAT GRADE

Cat Grade can help all operators, regardless of skill level, work faster and more accurately. It’s a simple guidance system—easy to deploy, easy to learn and easy to upgrade if your needs change. See how this technology saves you time and money 

CAT GRADE WITH ASSIST

Cat Grade with Assist automates boom, bucket and swing functions typically performed by the operator. The result? High-efficiency, low-effort grading with less fuel and materials. And there’s no extra infrastructure required. See how this simple, scalable system works.

E-FENCE

The e-fence feature automatically stops excavator motion using boundaries you set in the monitor for the entire working envelope—above, below, front and sides. It protects your assets, prevents operator fatigue and reduces the risk of fines related to zoning or underground utility damage. See how it works.

CAT PAYLOAD

Cat Payload measures load weight on-the-go and displays it in the cab in real time. With easy access to information about current load status, the operator can achieve loading targets faster and more accurately with less over- or under-loading. That means higher efficiency, lower costs and enhanced safety. See Payload in action now

REDUCE FUEL COSTS


Durable Cat engines provide duty-matched power ratings from 121 to 162 hp (90 to 121 kW) for the three new excavators. The efficient Next Generation machines consume 20 to 25 percent less fuel than the previous, corresponding models. New Smart mode operation automatically matches engine and hydraulic power to digging conditions, optimizing both fuel consumption and performance. Engine speed is automatically lowered when there is no hydraulic demand to further reduce fuel usage.

More efficient than single-fan systems, the new cooling system employs multiple electric fans, which independently monitor hydraulic oil, radiator and air-to-air aftercooler temperatures to deliver the exact airflow required. With a new hydraulic system built for responsiveness and efficiency, the Cat 320 GC, 320 and 323 feature a new main control valve that eliminates the need for pilot lines, reduces pressure losses and lowers fuel consumption. Fewer hydraulic lines on the excavators result in 20 percent less oil required, lowering long-term operating costs.

SLASH MAINTENANCE COSTS


CUT DOWN ON DOWNTIME

Routine maintenance is critical to preventing unscheduled downtime. The faster and easier it can be completed, the more likely it is to get done. Take a look at these time and money saving maintenance features:

  • Consolidated filter locations and synchronized intervals reduce servicing time.
  • All daily maintenance points accessible from ground level speeds servicing and enhances safety.
  • Extended maintenance intervals for oil and air filters increases uptime and lowers costs.
  • Higher dirt capacity hydraulic filter improves efficiency and service life.

EXPERIENCE A NEW LEVEL OF OPERATOR COMFORT AND PRODUCTIVITY


COMFORT IS KEY

Next Generation Excavator cabs are designed to eliminate some of the most common sources of stress and fatigue for operators:

  • The windows and lower front profile of the machine give outstanding visibility to the work area without the strain of constantly leaning forward.
  • The standard rearview camera keeps operators aware of what’s surrounding the excavator without looking any further than the high-resolution monitor on the console right in front of them.
  • Easy access and connectivity are built in with Bluetooth® integrated radio, USB ports for charging and phone connectivity, 12V DC outlets and AUX port, storage in rear, overhead and console compartments and more.

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