Caterpillar mini hydraulic excavators

Nov. 28, 2021

The Cat® 304 and 305 CR next generation mini hydraulic excavators from Caterpillar, Deerfield, Ill., deliver more power to the pumps, higher bucket breakout forces and deeper standard digging depths to increase performance by up to 20 percent over their E2 series counterparts. Their grease intervals and extended filter service life, combined with common components throughout the line and flat, easy-to-replace side panels, deliver up to 10 percent lower owner and operating costs, the company said.

Built with a new reduced radius design, the 304 features a narrow, 66.9-in. track width, 10 in. slimmer than the 304 E2. The 305 CR offers a 5.6-in. deeper dig depth than the 305 E2. A 78-in. track width and new extra counterweight option help to optimize stability and lift performance in confined spaces. Both excavator models now offer an angle dozer blade option to optimize machine flexibility in backfilling and finish grading applications. The angle blade moves 45 degrees left or right of center.


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