Cat makes updates to mini hydraulic excavator

March 25, 2016 -  By

C10875317Cat’s 308E2 mini hydraulic excavator is now available in a variable-angle-boom (VAB) configuration.

Providing a maximum dig depth of 169 inches, the VAB extends the 308E2’s maximum reach by 30 inches to a total of 306 inches—compared with the standard boom-and-stick configuration. The dump clearance is extended by 56 inches to 239 inches.

Using a 65-horsepower Cat C3.3B engine and a load-sensing hydraulic system that delivers flows to 39.6 gpm, the 308E2 features a compact-radius design that limits tail overhang when working over the side to 11 inches.

An available added counterweight extends overhang to 16 inches.

The operator’s station features an air suspension, heated seat; adjustable wrist rests; and ergonomic joysticks. Additionally, the operator’s station is roll-0ver protective structures (ROPS) certified and incorporates the Cat interlock system, which prevents hydraulic functions when the safety bar is raised. Safety features include an automatic swing brake, retractable seatbelt and travel alarm.

The Cat Compass monitor includes a pass-code protected security system, adjustable auxiliary-flow control, a rearview camera and a site reference system.

The 308E2’s undercarriage can be fitted with a rubber belt, steel tracks or steel tracks with rubber pads.

Photo: Caterpillar 

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