Five compact-radius mini excavators now have Tier 4-I engines. Models 303.5E CR, 304E CR, 305E CR, 305.5E CR and 308E CR SB also have a new COMPASS control panel.
Five compact-radius mini excavators now have Tier 4-I engines. Models 303.5E CR, 304E CR, 305E CR, 305.5E CR and 308E CR SB also have a new COMPASS control panel. The digital panel includes an anti-theft system and an economy mode feature on the 3.5- to 5.5-ton machines that Caterpillar says can lower fuel use by 20 percent. The panel also has a continuous-flow feature for auxiliary hydraulics that maintains flow without operator intervention. Other refinements include a standard high-ambient cooling package, ergonomic joysticks, and the relocation of several controls for operator convenience. An end-damping system in both the boom and stick cylinders reduces shock loads and reduces material spillage.
308E CR SB
The 303E CR expands Caterpillar’s line of mini excavators, with the new machine offering an operating weight of 7,782 pounds.
E20 compact excavator replaces the 324 model. The 13.9-horsepower, Tier 4-compliant unit has maximum reach of 14 feet