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New mini excavators from Cat

30 Nov 12 Caterpillar has added to its D Series product line up with a range of three mini excavators.

Hoisting brackets are fitted to the cab roof
Hoisting brackets are fitted to the cab roof

The models 301.7D, 302.2D and 302.4D range in operating weight from 1.6 tonnes to 2.5 tonnes and 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.

A float function on the dozer blade allows it to follow ground contours with no operator correction, making site clean-up quick and easy, Cat says.

There are hoisting brackets on the cab roof to lift the machine around.

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 with a heater/defroster/ventilation system as standard.

The hydraulic function is operated by the proportional roller on the joystick. A switch allows the operator to vary the auxiliary hydraulic flow to suit the requirements of the different work tools. All models offer two-way auxiliary hydraulics enabling the operation of both hydraulic hammer and a bi-directional tool such as an auger.  In line with the larger models in the new Cat excavator range, all controls are pilot operated, providing smooth operation with low effort and eliminating any maintenance required to cables and linkages.

The swing park brake, required during machine transportation, is automatically applied when the left hand console is raised.




Operating Weight:


1,690 kg

2,025 kg

2,312 kg


1,720 kg

2,135 kg

2,410 kg

Net Power kW

13.2 kg

13.2 kg

13.2 kg

Digging Depth:

Standard arm




Long arm





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