Rubber-belted undercarriages used on Caterpillar's two smallest hydraulic excavators are now available to other original equipment manufacturers via Caterpillar OEM Solutions Group. The 301.6 undercarriage has a fixed 30-inch gauge; the 301.8 variation offers a hydraulically-variable gauge ranging from 30 to 44 inches. Both undercarriages measure 15 inches in height and 62 inches in length, each with 47.6 inches of track on the ground. Manufacturers producing machines with gross vehicle weights up to 4,330 pounds are key targets for the new undercarriage offering.
September 28, 2010