November 2019 Vol. 74 No. 11

New Products


The new 306 CR expands Caterpillar’s Mini Hydraulic Excavator line, with the first 6-ton offering, and offers big performance features in a mini excavator. 

With its long stick option, the 306 CR delivers maximum dig depth of 162 inches and 15,821 pounds maximum operating weight when equipped with the sealed and pressurized cab. Built with a swing boom, this Next Generation mini excavator’s compact radius design provides a low, 58-inch tail swing with counterweight for working close to obstructions.

Its class-leading lift performance is up to 7,839 pounds at a 9.8-foot radius. Enhanced uphill swing torque and increased cycle times provide more productivity and efficiency. A fuel-saving, load-sensing hydraulic system, with an electronically controlled variable-displacement piston pump, generates 46-gallons-per-minute hydraulic oil flow – capacity for increased travel performance and greater digging forces than competitive units.

High flow rate of 24 gallons per minute to the auxiliary circuit enables operation of even the most demanding hydromechanical attachments. Complete with quick-disconnect lines, the standard auxiliary hydraulic system provides one-way, two-way and continuous flow.

The Cat C2.4 turbo diesel engine is rated at 55.9 net horsepower and meets stringent U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/Stage V emission standards. It features a power-dense design and delivers consistent performance through a wide speed range. Automatic engine idle and shutdown features help to save on fuel consumption.

Caterpillar’s new D3 Series Skid Steer Loader (SSL) and Compact Track Loader (CTL) models advance the D and D2 Series’ reputation for quality, comfort and performance.

An industry first, the D3 Series models support a line of new Smart Attachments, which D3 Series SSLs and CTLs automatically recognize, and convert machine controls to align with the operational and informational needs of the task and that attachment.

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