Built on the E2 platform, the 304.5E2 XTC has an innovative skid steer coupler interface for added versatility and work tool integration. This manual coupler allows for use of compact loader tools including: general purpose bucket, multi-purpose bucket, forks, dozer blade, brooms, power box rakes and trenchers. Coupler operation is controlled through a flick of the XTC switch on the right hand console in the operator station; the standard right hand joystick then operates the loader.
Due to the addition of the compact loader coupler interface, multiple applications may be achieved at a single job site with a single machine, Caterpillar says.
The 304.5E2 XTC also includes the standard features and benefits of the E2 model series, including automatic two-speed, 100% pilot controls and blade float.