Caterpillar has announced the arrival of the new Cat® D Series Mini Hydraulic Excavators – models 301.7D, 302.2D and 302.4D. With model configurations that closely reflect their operating weights (1.6 to 2.5 metric tons), the new machines feature powerful hydraulics, a spacious operator environment and excellent service access, according to the company.
Compact in size, the 301.7D, 302.2D and 302.4D can be transported on a trailer, or in a pick-up truck.
The 301.7D can be specified with either a fixed or extending undercarriage. The 302.2D is fitted with an extending undercarriage as standard and delivers a greater dig depth and lifting performance. A longer dozer blade is optional on both the 301.7D and 302.2D.
In North America, the 302.4D is configured with brackets and relief valves for simple and cost effective mounting of a hydraulic thumb.
Durable, Functional Design
Enhancing overall capability, the dozer blade simplifies backfilling and clean-up chores, according to the company. A float function allows the blade to follow ground contours with no operator correction and make site clean up quick and easy.
Sturdy hoisting brackets on the cab roof enable the easy and rapid relocation of the machine.
D-Series models are available with a canopy operator’s station that enables access from both sides of the machine, or with an optional enclosed cab providing premium standard features such as an efficient heater/defroster/ventilation system, as well as a retractable front window with a strut assisted linkage that can be easily stowed in the roof space.