Equipment Type

 Crawler Excavators

Crawler Excavators are utilitarian machines that can dig trenches, load trucks, lift pipe, and handle attachments, such as hydraulic breakers, shears, and grapples. These machines range in size from the "mini" that fits through a back-yard gate, to those in mining applications and have operating weights of a quarter million pounds or more.


The 6015B hydraulic shovel, available in backhoe configuration, is a 100-tonne machine powered by a Cat C27 ACERT engine rated at 813 horsepower.

The Caterpillar 325F is a compact radius excavator built with a Tier 4-Final Cat C4.4 ACERT engine paired with a responsive hydraulic system.

The Cat 307E2 mini excavator expands the mini hydraulic excavator machine range to include an additional solution for the 7- to 8-metric-ton weight class. The 50.3-horsepower Cat C2.4 turbo engine is Tier 4-Final.

The 550Z excavator has an operating weight of 12,247 pounds with cab, and meets Tier 4 requirements with a Yanmar 47.6 horsepower engine.

The Z55 excavator brings to six the number of compact units in the lineup.


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